Software Defined Dreams Made Into Reality
We have come far since the days of the Finnish SDR programme. After a lot of research and technology demonstrations, the Finnish Defence Forces procured a software defined radio based system Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network, or TAC WIN in short, that is now being used by all three branches of the Finnish Defence Forces. The TAC WIN system acts as an resilient, mobile, broadband IP backbone network for data transfer and helps to maintain command and control, situational awareness as well as information security in increasingly mobile combat scenarios. And the Finnish Defence Forces is not the only defense forces that have chosen the TAC WIN system for their path to modernizing tactical communications. We have accompanied our SDR offering also with next-generation tactical radios, Bittium Tough SDR Handheld and Vehicular, that are now also being delivered to the Finnish and global markets to extend the TAC WIN network also to lower echelons of the battlefield. We can proudly say that what we have achieved so far is a success story based especially on versatile technological expertise and understanding, visionary ideas, co-development with the end users and long-lasting partnerships.
And the so-called "secret sauce" in our solutions? In parallel to our tactical SDR development efforts, we have continued to work with commercial telecommunication and mobile technologies. Commercial technologies continue to advance at a faster pace compared to tactical communications and our philosophy is to narrow the gap so that militaries have access to a higher level of performance in their networking and communications. This has already been done by adapting the most powerful commercial technologies into our products and systems.
Bittium TAC WIN system & Tough SDR radios are the results of extensive research