Stauder Technologies Receives Order from US Air Force for Hyde™ 2.0 Tactical Communications Smart Hubs

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Stauder Technologies received an order from the Air Force Research Labs (AFRL) for 2 Hyde™ 2.0 Tactical Communications Smart Hubs. AFRL is integrating their new Hyde™ system with their Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK) to facilitate sending digital nine line briefs and other variable format messages (VMF) from JTACs to strike aircraft.

Stauder Technologies received an order from the Air Force Research Labs (AFRL) for 2 Hyde™ 2.0 Tactical Communications Smart Hubs. AFRL is integrating their new Hyde™ system with their Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK) to facilitate sending digital nine line briefs and other variable format messages (VMF) from JTACs to strike aircraft. The ATAK/Hyde™ configuration successfully conducted digitally aided close air support (DACAS) missions at a coalition exercise called Bold Quest 2014 with F/A-18’s and with A-10’s at an exercise at Nellis AFB in October, 2014.

The Hyde™ 2.0 was designed to enable legacy military equipment to interface with the latest cutting edge technology available in the commercial marketplace. This allows the military to capitalize on the fast moving COTS marketplace while utilizing their existing military equipment that that is already deployed. The Hyde™ provides a secure wireless or wired connection to commercial display devices (tablets, phones, wearable combat computers) and allows the operators to connect their own equipment to enable access to full motion video, laser range finders, combat-net radios, and external GPS receivers.

The Hyde™ is engineered for the ground warrior - small, light-weight, rugged and extremely low power. However, Stauder Technologies also found that this same, small electronic, palm-sized "bridge" could be just as effective in military aircraft, bringing the digital network into virtually any cockpit or crew station and easily facilitating digital communication with ground systems using the same Hyde™, virtually guaranteeing interoperability.

The Stauder Technologies’ Hyde™ family of products is designed to enable legacy military equipment to achieve digital interoperability with the latest information technologies used in the commercial marketplace. This allows the DoD to use existing military equipment, already deployed in the field, while capitalizing on the fast moving COTS marketplace. The Hyde™ family of products provides wired or secure wireless connections to both commercial and military system interfaces. The mechanical and electrical design of the Airborne Hyde™ offers a form-fit and easily customized function for any airborne or ground platform solution.

The Hyde™ comes integrated with the latest version of the Joint Effects Coordination Link (JECL®) software. Among its many dynamically configured interface features, JECL® supports all tactical protocols and message formats required to conduct digital messaging including video downlink and situational awareness. JECL® has been JITC validated and has met full operational capability with an approved “Authority to Operate” for the USMC.

Stauder Technologies ("Stauder") was founded in 1997 and is located just outside of St Louis, Missouri. The company is a leading provider of integrated digital communication systems for the US military, focusing on advanced combined arms targeting, blue force tracking, assault/strike support, situational awareness and analysis solutions. Stauder Technologies was recognized by Aviation Week and Space Technology as one of the industries "Top Companies to Watch" in 2014.

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