Resilience, Interoperability & Mobility for All
Close cooperation with our customers has been one of the factors that has helped us to understand and solve many of the challenges. Since the launch of our first VoIP products, including the Bittium Tough VoIP Field Phone in 2012, our VoIP product portfolio has grown with new products, all specifically designed for tactical communications. In addition to Tough Comnode and Tough VoIP Softphone, Tough VoIP Service plays a significant role in providing resilient VoIP communications for the modern battlespace.
Tough VoIP Service is a distributed solution, meaning that a loss of a single element in a central role will not cripple the service, instead, any node in the system can claim that role. The server entity is typically installed on each network router node, which could be TAC WIN Tactical Router, Tough SDR radios, Tough Comnode or third party server or even embedded PC platform. Each one of the servers can work independently providing local VoIP service to local users, also to third party VoIP clients, and synchronize subscriber information (e.g. presence status) between the other server nodes and clients. Full set of tactical features can be provided without being dependent on any centralized service beyond the local router. This independent operating capability is very important in tactical networks that are mobile by definition. In addition, Tough VoIP Service provides interoperability with the core network VoIP services at the same time.
Once again we have circled back to interoperability. Optimally, VoIP solutions should provide seamless integration to anything from legacy voice radio to mobile networks, for example LTE. With Tough VoIP Service it is possible to offer smooth integration to legacy voice radios using a RoIP gateway, and standard SIP towards other networks. The interoperability can be further enhanced with the management of the different elements through a single system. Our Tactical Network Management toolset is compatible with Tough Comnode networks and nodes, as well as with TAC WIN and Tough SDR networks and nodes and the related waveforms.