TrellisWare’s 3rd Annual Technology Working Group Focused on the TSM™ Waveform Ecosystem

TrellisWare’s 3rd Annual Technology Working Group Focused on the TSM™ Waveform Ecosystem

Virginia Beach, Virginia, August 21, 2018 – TrellisWare Technologies, Inc. (trellisware.wpengine.com), announced today the recent success of its 3rd annual Technology Working Group event, held in Virginia Beach from August 14–16, 2018. TrellisWare hosted representatives from a wide range of government organizations and industry partners from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

The three-day event focused on the growing TSM™ waveform ecosystem and upcoming technologies to meet today’s tactical communication challenges. TSM is the leading MANET waveform suitable for operation in real tactical environments. The TSM waveform is commercially developed by TrellisWare and capable of running on Software Defined Radios (SDR).

Industry partners presented their latest products and capabilities, including ways they are leveraging TrellisWare’s TSM waveform and miniaturized TSM single board SDR module to address emerging requirements from end-users.  Industry-led discussions provided insight into the major Program-of-Record (PoR) and non-PoR radio platforms and associated families of products. Several other partners presented new solutions in the areas of end-user applications, soldier systems, and platform integration that deliver innovative capabilities over the TSM network.

The expanding TSM waveform ecosystem enables interoperability between a wide range of partner vendors’ radios, sensors, systems, and TrellisWare radios, enhancing the value of the network. Some key highlights from the working group included the incorporation of the TSM waveform on the US Army Leader Radio and Manpack Radio systems, as well as the use of TSM to enable the tactical networking within the US Army’s Integrated Tactical Network (ITN) architecture.

By the end of the week, the successful event provided the opportunity for TrellisWare, broader industry, and government representatives to collaborate, and learn from one another. Everyone walked away with new insights for improving and solving issues they face in their own tactical communications, and commitment to continue working together collaboratively as a community to deliver rapid cutting-edge innovations.

 

Discover a fundamentally new MANET approach that uses TrellisWare’s unique Barrage Relay™ technology

Discover a fundamentally new MANET approach that uses TrellisWare’s unique Barrage Relay™ technology

Let’s face it, the promises of Mobile Ad-hoc Networking (MANET) are very appealing: a wireless network that is decentralized, does not rely on infrastructure, supports a variety of applications in a range of environments, and is suitable for mission-critical operations. MANETs are self-forming and self-healing networks that allow radio nodes to move around freely as the network topology changes, providing ubiquitous connectivity to all users.

However, the challenges that MANETs face when used in real tactical environments can limit their effectiveness. These include limited spectrum, high mobility, harsh RF conditions such as multipath fading, diverse missions, and frequent re-tasking and reorganization of network nodes. Traditional MANETs relay information in a multi-hop fashion, where each node acts as a router to forward traffic to other nodes in the network. This use of IP routing requires constant tracking of the links between all radio nodes. When fielded in real tactical environments where things change continually, the management of these radio links creates significant overhead, especially as the network increases in size. The result is poor scalability, low reliability, and high network complexity—often requiring gateway radios to stitch groups together.

TrellisWare’s Barrage Relay technology with its unique design introduces an alternative MANET approach that outperforms these traditional routing-based MANETs. Barrage Relay networking is non-routing, it assumes no supporting infrastructure, and it requires only minimal network knowledge. Barrage Relay is digital signal processing, it is a networking and waveform solution ideal for use in Software Defined Radios (SDR) and not dependent on unique hardware for optimization. Since Barrage Relay eliminates the need for routing protocols, it allows for constant mobility and massive scalability with very low overhead.

Barrage Relay networking was designed with a robust physical layer that incorporates receive-side collaborative combining techniques to handle extreme RF multipath fading and enable simultaneous relaying of all transmissions, including voice, data, video, and Position Location Information (PLI).  Barrage Relay enables massive scalability and extremely fast network adaptability. With network join time less than 1 second and network formation/merge time of less than 5 seconds, Barrage Relay supports true tactical agility required for real world deployment.

TrellisWare’s family of radio products use the TSM™ waveform, with Barrage Relay technology at its core. TSM is a true waveform designed to provide high throughput, range, scalability, and mobility. Since mission critical situations do not take place in controlled, static, or pre-planned environments, TSM is engineered to perform and solve tactical MANET challenges, providing reliable communications When Nothing Else Works™.

Join us at TechNet Augusta where together we open the lines of communication by promoting advanced MANET technology through networking and problem solving. Visit us at booth #815 August 20-23 in Augusta, GA.

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TrellisWare supports Saber Strike 18 with robust tactical networking

TrellisWare supports Saber Strike 18 with robust tactical networking

TrellisWare Technologies is proud to support Saber Strike 18, a military exercise across many European countries involving thousands of soldiers from primarily NATO allies. Led by the United States Army Europe, the exercise seeks to build readiness and cohesion between coalition partners in a large scale, complex environment.

TrellisWare team members have been supporting the Saber Strike event since April, issuing radios, providing classroom training to soldiers, as well as configuring and integrating radios with the Nett Warrior communications system. TrellisWare representatives are currently in Europe supporting the 173rd, 2CR, and 1-508th troops.

TrellisWare is providing unparalleled voice and communication data links. The soldiers are using the AN/PRC-148C IMBITR equipped with TrellisWare’s TSM™ waveform, and they are also using CUB™ radios and TSM Ghost™ radios. Many soldiers carrying TrellisWare® radios are connected to Android™ devices; this combination delivers soldiers unprecedented situational awareness at all levels of the formation.

The TSM waveform supports Battalion-level communications, supporting 250+ radios in a single, flat network with no need for gateways or additional hardware. The waveform supports simultaneous voice, data, video, and position location information (PLI), and flexible bandwidth in the UHF, L-band, and S-band. The TrellisWare radios are providing soldiers in the Saber Strike exercise with reliable voice communications, data and PLI to everyone in their network.  The PLI is shared for a larger common operational picture, giving leaders a more comprehensive, real-time view of the entire battle picture.

As a leader in waveform innovation, TrellisWare addresses real-world operational challenges while optimizing information flow over the network. The TSM waveform is the preferred waveform for U.S. military operations because of its proven and unique non-routing, digital signal processing approach which ensures robust tactical networking performance and unmatched scalability.

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Join the ever-expanding TSM™ network – visit us at SOFIC 2018, booth #410

Join the ever-expanding TSM™ network – visit us at SOFIC 2018, booth #410

May 22–24 in Tampa, Florida, TrellisWare Technologies, Inc., is exhibiting in booth #410 at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) & Exhibition, showcasing our next generation family of radios. This year we are unveiling new products that complement the TSM Shadow™ radio. Among these new products are embeddable solutions that further enable integration of the TSM™ waveform into TrellisWare partners’ products.

The TW-950 TSM Shadow radio is now in production. The radio provides an expanded frequency range covering L-UHF, U-UHF, and L/S-bands, higher throughputs for streaming multiple HD videos, and is interoperable with devices that run TSM-X™ waveform functionality. For tailoring your network needs an abundance of new accessories are available for TSM Shadow. These include audio and USB cables accessible from the top cap of the radio, expanded side connectors for simplified use, a wide range of antennas, and new power options.

New variants of the TSM Ghost™ product are in the line-up. The TW-870 is a data modem designed for embedding into host platforms in fast deployed mobile ad-hoc networking scenarios. It features external power, data, GPS and RF antenna connectors, and Ethernet via a cable adapter. The TW-875 is a relay and tracking device with a built-in battery, perfect for situational awareness and real-time intelligence. It features GPS and RF connectors, internal and external power, data connector, and a small LCD display.

Other products supporting the ever-expanding TSM network include the TW-650 TSM Shadow module, a single-board software defined radio (SDR) architected for embedment into a wide range of systems, including tactical communications platforms, network devices, and unmanned systems. And currently in conceptual stages, the high powered vehicular form factor TW-150 radio is a 20 W amplifier that covers UHF and L/S-band frequencies.

The proven TSM™ waveform compliments interoperability with the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) MANET for SOF Tactical Communications (STC) radios, including the STC Next Generation Handheld (NGHH) and Next Generation Manpack (NGMP). As the primary MANET for USSOCOM, the TSM waveform enables reliable and scalable networking in real tactical environments, when it matters most.

TrellisWare Technologies, Inc. is a privately held communications company in San Diego, California.  We are a worldwide leader in highly advanced algorithms, waveforms, and communications systems that range from small form factor radio products to fully integrated solutions. Look for our booth at the Tampa Convention Center, and be sure to visit us at SOFIC booth #410.

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TrellisWare radios are equipped to make unmanned solutions more effective

TrellisWare radios are equipped to make unmanned solutions more effective

TrellisWare® radios include a Web tool set, open API, and Android™ app integration, making them perfect for embedding into a wide range of unmanned systems and multipurpose communications solutions.

The need for innovative, cutting-edge technology to unleash the new capabilities that unmanned solutions offer is in high demand for military and commercial markets. Wireless communication advancements done right in unmanned systems can help to reduce heavy payloads, support large networks that need to reach far beyond line-of-sight, and provide new services to personnel in critical situations while keeping them out of danger.

Integrating unmanned systems into the battlefield network is advantageous to soldiers, most notable, by reducing the number of devices to carry or manage. Embedding solutions from other vendors can be the best approach to adding a new tactical solution to the existing communication network.

The small form-factor TW-650 TSM Shadow™ module and TW-610 Ocelot™ module easily embed into custom platforms. These fully-operational radios sport a low profile design with optimal size, weight, and power.  An unmanned vehicle with an embedded TSM module extends network range, integrates data from multiple systems, and takes the burden off of individuals in the field—literally having them carrying less equipment.

TrellisWare’s TSM waveform provides an innovative approach to mobile ad-hoc networking that naturally outperforms typical wireless MANETs because its unique design includes better signal processing techniques.  TSM networking expands the overall solution with job-enabling tools to gather and relay data, enhance situational awareness, and control missions.

TrellisWare® radios include a Web tool set, open API, and Android™ app integration, making them perfect for embedding into a wide range of unmanned systems and multipurpose communications solutions.

Embeddable modules, partner integration, and waveform expertise are all reasons to join the TSM network. Join us at AUVSI Xponential 2018, April 30 – May 3, 2018 in Denver, CO., at booth #528. As the largest unmanned systems event in the world, it’s the spot where technology meets forward thinking and innovation meets implementation.

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TrellisWare Awarded $15.7M to Lead the Military Full Duplex Radio Program

TrellisWare, a member of the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC), has been selected to develop the Military Full Duplex Radio (MFDR) to simplify frequency planning for civil and military communication systems

San Diego, California, November 14, 2017 – TrellisWare Technologies, Inc. (trellisware.wpengine.com), the leading innovator of tactical networking solutions, today announced a contract award for $15.7M to develop the MFDR program for the NSC. The program objective sets out to simplify frequency planning and reduce the amount of spectrum required to deploy civilian and military communications by enabling systems to transmit and receive on the same frequency at the same time.

Tactical radio users including the United States Army, Joint Services, National Guard and first responders use an array of communication systems that need to work together in congested spectral environments. These systems must co-exist with existing communications and with other wireless systems which can result in significant frequency planning challenges such as channel interference, inefficient spectrum reuse, and addressing contingency plans under dynamic operational scenarios.

The industry leaders involved with the Military Full Duplex Radio all bring communications expertise and technologies needed in order to address same-frequency simultaneous transmit and receive (SF-STAR). TrellisWare is leading a multi-vendor team that includes Kumu Networks, Inc., and Rockwell Collins, to support the effort for a viable SF-STAR system employing sufficient self-interference suppression (SIS), practical for both commercial and military baselines.

“TrellisWare is pleased to be leading the effort on this exciting program to enable performing SF-STAR capabilities,” said Metin Bayram, President and CEO of TrellisWare. “We are equally excited because the proven technologies behind the Military Full Duplex Radio have so much potential to expand SF-STAR operation across many tactical radio applications.”

Information about TrellisWare’s products and capabilities can be found at trellisware.wpengine.com or by contacting our team at media@trellisware.com.

About TrellisWare Technologies, Inc.

TrellisWare Technologies is a privately held company based in San Diego, California. The company launched in 2000 with an innovative culture striving to push technological boundaries in the areas of wireless communications. TrellisWare is now a worldwide leader in highly advanced algorithms, waveforms, and communications systems that range from small form factor radio products to fully integrated multi-function solutions. TrellisWare is delivering the next generation of communications for military and commercial markets When Nothing Else Works™. To learn more, please visit trellisware.wpengine.com.

About Kumu Networks, Inc.

Kumu Networks is revolutionizing the way wireless systems are built using its innovative full-duplex wireless design. Wireless full-duplex allows a radio to transmit and receive signals at the same time using a single frequency channel. Kumu’s patented full-duplex technology changes the basic assumptions on which current wireless radios are built, allowing for improved performance and reduced complexity in a variety of wireless devices and affecting all wireless markets. For more about Kumu Networks, visit www.kumunetworks.com.

About Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a leader in aviation and high-integrity solutions for commercial and military customers around the world. Every day we help pilots safely and reliably navigate to the far corners of the earth; keep warfighters aware and informed in battle; deliver millions of messages for airlines and airports; and help passengers stay connected and comfortable throughout their journey. As experts in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, cabin interiors, information management, mission communications, and simulation and training, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of products and services that can transform our customers’ futures. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com. 

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