CalAmp, a provider of wireless products, services and solutions, nnounced it has entered into an exclusive agreement with EADS Defence & Security to supply a customized version of its WiMAX-based Sentry 4G Wireless IP Router, a new rugged broadband communications and networking platform for mission-critical broadband communication applications. The custom high-power mobile data terminal will be marketed under the EADS Defence & Security brand name to address customers in the defense and public safety markets outside the U.S. and Canada.
CalAmp's Sentry 4G provides high-speed, long-range broadband wireless connectivity based on IEEE 802.16e-2005 (mobile WiMAX) technology and also supports an embedded Wi-Fi module as well as GPS.
The targeted market will be defense and security customers where licensed 2.5 GHz frequencies are available for mobile broadband wireless applications. Applications for the device include video surveillance and other visual multimedia applications providing officers with increased situational awareness through a WiMAX network overlay to existing mission-critical Professional Mobile Radio networks.
"We were looking to extend the EADS Defence & Security portfolio in order to better respond to customer requirements for wireless broadband connectivity,” said Dirk Borchardt, Head of Security and Communication Solutions in EADS Defence & Security. “CalAmp is a provider in wireless data communication and understands the unique needs of mission-critical public safety communications. We selected CalAmp's Sentry 4G as a platform to address the broadband wireless connectivity needs of our customers and are pleased to welcome CalAmp as a trusted partner.”
"Video Surveillance is just one of the applications that highlight the need for mobile, high-speed, long-range broadband wireless connectivity in the defense and security markets,” commented Michael Burdiek, COO of CalAmp. “We are proud to be selected by EADS Defence & Security as supplier of the broadband wireless subscriber units for EADS customers outside the U.S. and Canada.”