Matching military air traffic and safety demands with the right network is a considerable challenge. Working with a variety of defence customers, Frequentis experts regularly observe similar needs and business objectives, allowing them to provide a dedicated solution that satisfies customer requirements.
While combining all IP applications in one converged IP infrastructure helps to reduce operational costs, mission-critical applications require a dedicated solution. This is also a requirement for the implementation of SWIM, virtual centres and remote towers.
The need to integrate multiple technologies (e.g. MPLS, microwave, VSAT) in a single backbone from many providers creates additional challenges in a world where some of these networks are stationary and others deployable. The design of such a hybrid network has many challenges – different network delays, varying jitter, routing protocols support and failover behaviour.
These challenges are addressed by providing application-aware routing of communications based not only on the priority of the specific communications, but also on the current performance of the networks available to carry the traffic.
The vitalsphere network provides a level of safety and end-to-end performance not available within conventional networks, allowing for different backbone systems to be incorporated. Stationary and deployable command centres and units can be integrated into a single mission-critical network. In case of main line failure, voice and data communication can be dynamically re-routed via backbone transmission.
Intelligent routing & control
Matching real-time network performance and application needs. The coordination of requirements from different applications optimises bandwidth utilisation and operational cost.
Vendor-neutral end-to-end monitoring of applications and networks. This includes real-time measurements for every backbone, as well as dedicated interfaces to VSAT modems.
Integration of diverse technologies from multiple vendors. By partnering with different vendors to deliver any type of IP-, TDM-, or satellite-based network, all required transport technologies are supported.
Highest end-to-end performance for every application
Utilising brown-out detection allows for resolution of failures before they occur, as it enables action before a link black-out. This process uses real-time information on actual network performance to re-route mission-critical application flows before the link fails. Deterministic communication flows are the foundation for end-to-end path diversity – improving service availability by separating main and standby communication flows across the entire network.