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Bridging the interoperability gap (part 2)

Posted by Base Camp Connect on June 26, 2019

Originally published by Adam Stone in C4iSR magasine

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Topics: radio interoperability, Tactical Communications, Radio interoperability gateway, secured communications

Bridging the interoperability gap (PART 1)

Posted by Base Camp Connect on May 30, 2019

Originally published by Adam Stone in C4iSR magasine and underwritten by REDCOM

Advances in technology are helping to break down the barriers to telecommunications interoperability that have long stymied military planners. These advances greatly improve military communications capabilities, providing unprecedented situational awareness, better security and broader options for virtually every communications scenario.

While today’s military boasts a range of telecommunications technologies, compatibility issues can arise. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), time-division multiplexing (TDM), satellite communications, cellular, tactical radios, SCIP cryptographic devices, Wi-Fi and WiMAX: All are useful, but they don’t always play well together. This can have harmful tactical consequences. In a battlefield scenario, for example, it is unacceptable for the front line to lose contact with the command center.

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Topics: multi-agency communciations, radio interoperability, Radio interoperability gateway, interoperability issues, radio function, Military

SECURE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS FOR A SECURE WORLD: CONNECTING TOGETHER WITH DIFFERENT ENCRYPTION KEYS

Posted by Base Camp Connect on May 8, 2019

 

Ensuring secure voice, data and radio communications between NATO allies in a common theatre of operation can be a difficult, even impossible task in forward operations. As encryption codes are secret, country-specific and are not shared, collaborating without risking eavesdropping from unwanted entities is a real threat.

NATO has 29 member nations, and each has circumstances that change from year to year. Geopolitical shifts can mean that a ‘friendly’ country cannot be considered as such permanently. For this reason, sharing encryption keys carries its weight of potential future risks, and understandably, countries want to maintain their independence as much as possible.

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Topics: radio communication, radio, radio interoperability, radio gateway, Tactical Communications, Radio interoperability gateway, interoperability issues, Military

Top 5 Most Popular Articles of 2017

Posted by Base Camp Connect on December 22, 2017

2017 is almost over and we're already working on new blog posts for 2018. In the meantime, here are the most-read stories about emergency management this year!

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Topics: emergency management, EOC, ECC, radio interoperability

Communication Planning based on Past Disasters

Posted by Paul Calderwood on November 27, 2017

Over the past few months, we have seen a number of disasters that have happened all over this country. As I have read the reports and the articles about these events, I keep seeing a common thread that has been a serious issue in all of them, communications.

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Topics: radio interoperability, radio gateway, Radio interoperability gateway, Hurricane Irma communications, Hurricane Harvey Communications, Command and Control, Rapidly deployable communications, USAR, Communications backup system

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