Domo Tactical Communications (DTC), the RF specialist company, has announced the development of a powerful, flexible, new software-defined radio platform (designated SOLO8SDR) as the cornerstone of its next generation wireless surveillance products. This means that the SOLO8SDR product can run multiple applications, much like a smartphone, and therefore run whatever transmission applications the user requires at the time.
With this first product launch, security, law enforcement and broadcast professionals now have access to a new surveillance radio product which will offer a wide range of capabilities for security, surveillance and counter terrorism applications.
DTC has developed 3 variants; an ultra-miniature OEM module that can be easily integrated with a wide range of devices such as a PTZ camera within covert housing, a robust transmitter variant for body worn and remote deployment and a high power variant for long range applications.
DTC’s Video and Broadcast Value Stream Leader, Andrew Tilbury, has said “We are very excited about the new platform and the engineering team is extending the capabilities of the device every day. This new processing power and application flexibility will enable us to rewrite the book on wireless product capabilities. With twin HD SDI camera inputs, on-board recording, power management, an embedded data radio for remote control and Ethernet encoding and connectivity, this will be the most powerful device we have ever produced and there is more to come.”
The unit has 3 applications, Dual HD SDI input transmitter, Dual HDSDI Input IP encoder and Dual HD SDI input mesh.
“The core of the new platform is a Linux OS Dual ARM core and programmable logic, offering the capability in a flexible software defined radio. We envisage the platform running apps like a smartphone, and depending on the code running in the core, the unit switches personality”, “this new development would not be possible without the ongoing commitment by DTC to the flexibility that the latest FPGA systems can offer compared to ASIC based devices.” said Neil McSparron, Chief Technical Officer.
The ability to perform multiple tasks from such a device will substantially reduce the amount of equipment needed to be carried into the field, as well as the inventory typically held by intelligence agencies and police forces. Additionally, new product development lead times can be significantly reduced and we can incorporate customer sponsored developments much quicker than we have done in the past.
About Domo Tactical Communications (DTC)
Keeping you in touch with what matters, no matter how demanding the situation.
Our passion for innovation keeps us one step ahead in the rapidly changing and increasingly challenging environments we perform in, whether on the battlefield, the streets of our cities or the world’s largest sporting events.
High performance surveillance, communications and broadcast systems enable our customers to securely monitor, communicate and share information with confidence in complex environments and in the most demanding situations.
Domo Tactical Communications (DTC) Ltd, formerly Cobham TCS Ltd, was acquired by Marlin Equity Partners on 15th January 2016. This change in ownership is an exciting opportunity for the business and one that we believe will significantly enhance our products and services, operating as an independent platform company.