Commtact Unveils Point to Multi-Point Networking Technology

By Mike Ball / 23 Jan 2018
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Commtact PTMP technology

Commtact has announced that it has developed new Point to Multi-Point system (PTMP) technology, based on existing Datalink systems (DLS) and TDD architecture, which enables a single Ground Data Terminal (GDT) to simultaneously support multiple advanced networks from different platforms such as manned and unmanned aircraft and vessels. The ground station uses a multi-sector antenna architecture which provides a 360° coverage of up to 120km (Line of Sight is required), to meet the demands of modern Net-Centric Warfare (NCW).

Commtact’s PTMP technology is available in several configurations designed to deliver solutions for a variety of scenarios. From Micro Data Link System (MDLS), specially designed for micro-sized platforms and sensors that are sensitive to size, weight, and power (SWaP), through to the Advanced Mini Link System (AMLS), suitable for mini and small unmanned platforms, and up to the Integrated Data Link System (IDLS) for tactical aircraft, helicopters, and MALE/HALE unmanned platforms – all have the ability to interact with each other. The PTMP technology is also ideal for maritime use, as it enables a single vessel to act as the central controller of several vessels and platforms, and receive real-time data and video from all of them, thus providing a very significant advantage for the coverage achievable in maritime environments.

Shai Palti, Commtact’s CEO, said: “Simultaneously supporting multiple advanced networks from different platforms, Commtact’s Point to Multi-Point technology is able to connect any platform, anytime and anywhere, whether on the air, on the ground or at sea.”

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact
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