Bittium Tough Comnode™

Versatile IP communication device for tactical communications: SIP phone, router and SHDSL modem

VoIP and IP Communications for the Battlefield

Bittium Tough Comnode is a versatile and rugged terminal and IP communication device for tactical networks. The device fulfils the data transfer needs for mobile troops for example as SIP phone, router and SHDSL modem.

Bittium Tough VoIP Service™ can be run on the device to provide telephony and SIP server functionalities to other VoIP devices for accessing the VoIP network. Bittium Tough Comnode also provides wireless access point for mobile clients and enables using legacy Combat Net Radios (CNR) as part of the IP-based tactical communication system (Radio over IP, RoIP).



The same device acts as a terminal, IP router, SHDSL repeater, CNR GW and SIP server.

Portable and Easy to Install

Small size and rugged form factor makes it easy to install anywhere and it is portable on the field.

Extensive Connectivity

Extensive connectivity with e.g. CNR interface, SHDSL, ETH, USB, WLAN, BT, SERIAL/AUDIO and GPS.

Military Grade IP Communications

Together with distributed VoIP service, Bittium Tough VoIP Service, and wide range of codecs.

Network Reliability

Dynamic routing capabilities improve network reliability.

Easy Network and Node Management

Tough Comnode networks and nodes can be managed with the intuitive and visual Bittium Tactical Network Management™ system. 

Technical Highlights

Custom OLSR in tactical networks

Automatic IP address configuration

Direct calls without external server

Connectivity to 3rd party SIP servers and VoIP clients

Traffic classification and priority queues

MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461G and MIL-STD-1275E standards compliant


Use Case Examples

Rugged VoIP phone in the field for wired (SHDSL/ETH) and wireless (WLAN) connections

Intercom usage with integrated Bittium Tough VoIP Service™

Blue force tracking application for legacy CNR

Gateway between CNR network and VoIP service

SHDSL network access point 

Fully independent tactical IP network and interoperability with tactical IP networks