Free for publication on April 29, 2022 at 9.00 a.m. (CEST+1)
Oulu, Finland, April 29, 2022 – Bittium will deliver Bittium Tough Comnode™ devices to the Finnish Defence Forces based on a Framework Agreement that applies to the years 2018-2022. The Tough Comnode device fulfills the data transfer needs of the Finnish Defence Forces' mobile troops by functioning for example as a VoIP phone (Voice over IP), an IP router (Internet Protocol), and an SHDSL repeater (Symmetrical High-speed Digital Subscriber Line).
The value of the purchase order is approximately EUR 1.75 million (excl. VAT) and the ordered devices will be delivered to the Finnish Defence Forces during the year 2022. The total value of the Framework Agreement, which was signed by Bittium and the Finnish Defence Forces on November 5, 2018, and according to which the Finnish Defence Forces has ordered Bittium Tough Comnode devices and related accessories yearly, is EUR 8.3 million (excl. VAT).
Bittium Tough Comnode™
The versatile Bittium Tough Comnode fulfills the data transfer needs of the mobile troops by functioning for example as a VoIP phone, an IP router, and an SHDSL repeater. Bittium Tough Comnode is rugged and easy to install in different environments and it is also portable by soldiers on the battlefield. The device is compatible with the software defined radio based Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™ (TAC WIN) system and Bittium Tough SDR™ radios, which are meant for broadband tactical communications. The Tough Comnode device offers diverse connectivity options also to third-party equipment and systems. Bittium Tough Comnode also enables using legacy Combat Net Radios (CNR) as part of the IP-based tactical communication system (Radio over IP, RoIP).
More information on the Bittium Tough Comnode device: https://www.bittium.com/tactical-communications/bittium-tough-comnode
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