Sealevel : USB to Synchronous Cable Enables IP Data Communications for Tactical Radios
Warfighters can benefit greatly from having radio IP-based data communications at the theater level. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the 750,000 tactical radio systems currently in use do not have the necessary built-in hardware and software to send IP-based data communications. The installed base of tactical radios is comprised of various makes and models that are not interoperable, further making it difficult to achieve theater level data communications. The ideal long-term solution is to replace all existing tactical radios with a new standard of Software Defined Radios (SDRs) that achieve both data-enablement and interoperability out of the box. However, technological delays and budget constraints continue to extend the timeline for SDR deployment. Fortunately there is a new low-cost solution that brings the benefits of IP-based data enablement and interoperability to existing tactical radios. Sealevel Systems has developed a high-throughput synchronous interface that works seamlessly with software developed by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).