May 19, 2011 defpro.com
MILFORD, Conn. | Thinklogical, a recognized leader in fiber optic KVM switching and routing technologies for the military, announced today that it has been selected by Northrop Grumman to supply key infrastructure solutions on the U.S. Navy’s Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (BAMS UAS). The BAMS program is designed to support a variety of all-weather maritime ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) missions.
Northrop Grumman selected Thinklogical’s VelocityKVM and VX Router System, the highest bandwidth system in deployment, to provide seamless interaction between flight control and sensory data. Thinklogical’s fiber optic extension and routing systems will enable the BAMS Mission Control System (MCS) to centralize critical computing resources and allocate them as needed to the BAMS Operator Stations.
“Our involvement in BAMS highlights Thinklogical’s ability to provide high performance and secure extension and routing systems for critical military programs,” said Dana Rasmussen, Chief Operation Officer of Thinklogical. “We are honored to be selected in support of such a highly recognized initiative. By working closely with Northrop Grumman, we’re able to extend our solutions across a wide spectrum of government and military customer applications.”
The VelocityKVM fiber extension system is powered by Thinklogical’s MRTS technology, which provides end-to-end data transmission with unparalleled performance. This technology is key when real-time collaboration applications are in place and eliminating dropped frames and latency is of paramount importance. In addition, the VX Router provides a secure KVM solution while delivering 6.25 Gbps. of routing bandwidth.
“We did a very thorough job, working closely with Thinklogical to design the BAMS computer infrastructure,” said Sam Guinto, Northrop Grumman’s BAMS UAS MCS System Integration and Test lead. “We based our design decisions on Thinklogical’s system performance, interface routing capability and functionality. Ultimately, the Thinklogical system provided the BAMS Mission Control System operators with a user experience that is not compromised, even when accessing multiple systems, this is key.”