Ultra Electronics, TCS Launches Ultra ORION X505-G

October 9, 2014 - Montreal, Canada — Ultra Electronics, TCS is proud to announce the launch of the X505-G, a compact and lightweight outstation, extending the Ultra ORION portfolio of radio solutions for the defence and security markets.

Today’s warfighters require seamless connectivity to access and distribute critical data when and where they need it. Given the high expeditionary nature of today’s deployments, it is important that the equipment we provide soldiers can adapt to the different environments. TCS provides high-capacity connectivity for various land, maritime and aerial missions with the ORION platform. Complementing its existing 3 channel X500-G radio offering up to 1 Gpbs throughput, the X505-G features:

• Two channels with throughput of up to 200 Mbps aggregate
• Easy deployment with its small SWaP and intuitive interface
• Best system gain and latency
• Channel selectivity (5, 10 and 20 MHz)
• Adaptive MIMO technology
• FIPS 140-2 level 2 AES-256 embedded encryption
• NATO Band 3+ or 4
• Option for LTE & ISM Bands 700 MHz, 2.4 GHz & 5.8 GHz

Paul Zweers, Vice-President, Ultra Electronics, TCS, commented: “With the addition of the ORION X505-G, US and international forces will have an easy-to-use, flexible and affordable high-capacity communications solution for voice, data and live video exchange between the Command Post and tactical edge enabling access to critical real-time data at the frontline.”

TCS’ ORION platform is interoperable with thousands of previously fielded HCLOS radios around the world and offers a variety of waveforms (including LOS, NLOS, SISO, MIMO, PTP, PMP and mesh) to adapt to different missions. As Non-Line-of-Sight (NLOS) backhaul capabilities are needed to deliver long range high-capacity communications to the end user for both at-the-halt and on-the-move environments, the X505 series offers best of class MIMO NLOS PMP waveforms for robust communications for both static and mobile applications.

About Ultra Electronics, TCS
Part of the Ultra Electronics Group, TCS provides advanced and vertically integrated C4ISR and EW systems for ground, airborne and naval applications around the globe. Ultra Electronics, TCS is headquartered in Montreal, Canada with facilities in Ottawa and the United States. Its products and services play a major role in the C4ISR and EW ecosystems for defence, security and public safety applications. Ultra Electronics, TCS supplies high-capacity communications, IP networking, C2 support, ISR network convergence, electronic & signal intelligence and electronic counter measure solutions.

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