November 03, 2016
Free for publication on November 3, 2016 at 9.01 a.m. (CET+1)
Bittium received a purchase order for a tactical communications system and related integration work to be delivered to the Estonian Defence Forces
Oulu, Finland, November 3, 2016 – Bittium has received a purchase order for a tactical communications system and related integration work to be delivered to the Estonian Defence Forces. The ordered tactical communications system is based on the Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™ (TAC WIN) system and includes also products from the Bittium Tough VoIP™ product family, including Bittium Tough VoIP Service™ software product. The order contributes to a reform that aims to improve the Estonian Land Forces’ IP (Internet Protocol) data transfer capability and availability, where Bittium’s TAC WIN system will be integrated to a bigger system entity.
Bittium TAC WIN system will be used to modernize the IP data transfer, develop the performance of the tactical data network, and diversify the wireless and wired connectivity of the system entity used by the Estonian Land Forces. Bittium Tough VoIP product family’s products will be used to upgrade the Land Forces’ IP voice service, and together with Bittium TAC WIN system, Bittium Tough VoIP Service software forms a solution that seamlessly integrates the tactical network and its voice services for leading the troops even in the most demanding situations. In addition to the system delivery, Bittium will also do integration work that will enable Bittium’s system, the systems already used by the Estonian Land Forces, and equipment to be acquired from third parties to be seamlessly incorporated to the same system entity.
The product deliveries specified in the purchase order will commence at the end of the year 2016.
The order has no significant impact on Bittium's net sales, operating result or financial standing, and it has also no effect on Bittium's financial outlook for the year 2016, published today on November 3, 2016 in Bittium's Interim Report January-September 2016.
About Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™
Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network (TAC WIN) is a Software Defined Radio based wireless broadband network system intended for military and public safety use. With the system MANET (mobile ad hoc network), link, and connection networks can be formed into one logical IP network quickly, no matter what the location is. Bittium TAC WIN is compatible with existing fixed and wireless network infrastructures. The core of the system is a tactical router that enables users to freely form both wired and wireless broadband data transfer IP connections. Tactical router enables also connections to different types of terminals and other communication systems connecting them into one communication network. In addition to the router the system comprises three types of radio heads, and each radio head covers its own frequency band area and can be used for flexible formation of optimized network topologies for different communication needs. All the products of the system are designed for harsh conditions, and thanks to the system's automated functions the implementation of the system can be done quickly. Due to the software-based functionality of the Bittium TAC WIN system, it can be easily updated with additional performance cost-efficiently during the whole lifespan of the system. More information about Bittium TAC WIN system and the related products:
About Bittium Tough VoIP™ product family
Bittium Tough VoIP product family’s products enable tactical IP calls and broadband data transfer even in demanding conditions. The products can also be easily integrated to existing IP infrastructure. The product family’s Bittium Tough VoIP Service™ software product connects both fixed data network and wireless tactical data network users’ calls to the same network, which significantly improves the capability to lead troops and maintain situational awareness in the quickly changing conditions of the battlefield. More information about Bittium Tough VoIP products:
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Bittium specializes in the development of reliable, secure communications and connectivity solutions, leveraging its 30 year legacy of expertise in advanced radio communication technologies. Bittium provides innovative products and customized solutions based on its product platforms and R&D services. Complementing its communications and connectivity solutions, Bittium offers proven information security solutions for mobile devices and portable computers. Net sales of continuing operations in 2015 was EUR 56.8 million and operating profit was EUR 2.3 million. Bittium is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. www.bittium.com .