In a world where the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information is paramount, L-3 ASA ensures the communication paths are open, reliable, accessible and secure.
Systems provided by L-3 ASA offer the widest choice of interface, operating system and communication technologies. Based on L-3 ASA’s MultiSwitch communication technology, these high-integrity systems can be deployed in a variety of form factors and environments enabling multiple networks, devices and data systems to interoperate securely in the field.
L-3 ASA is a proven provider of mission-configurable, intelligent-switching and interoperability systems, enabling VoIP, circuit switched, radio, and SATCOM networks and devices to inter-communicate. Secure interoperability is achieved through an adaptation to incorporate the majority of crypto devices.
Our Communications Solutions
Communications solutions are available in a variety of configurations, suitable for deployment from datacentre to battlefield.
Our capabilities include:
- Specialists in Voice and Data Communications
- Digital, Analog, IP and VoIP protocols
- Interoperability Gateways
- Voice and Data Integration
- Secure Communications
- Speech Recognition
- Command and Control Room Communications
- High Availability (to 99.999%)
- Interactive Voice Response
THE MULTISWITCH APPROACH
At the core of L-3 ASA’s communications systems is MultiSwitch, a multi-source COTS component-based interoperability product.
MultiSwitch is a versatile communications application platform that facilitates the integration of application specific characteristics with COTS components. The MultiSwitch architecture allows many combinations of open standards and specialized interfaces to be deployed in a variety of form factors including: ruggedised laptop, 1U PCI / CompactPCI 7U CompactPCI. By making full use of the flexibility provided by working with COTS, systems of arbitrary capacity and complexity can be produced without changing the fundamental framework. Having the capability to bring together a variety of interfaces and work within the protocol stack, MultiSwitch has the characteristics needed to create interoperability gateways for commercial and military applications. For example, by operating in both tactical and strategic roles it provides an interface between a number of existing and planned military and public communication systems.
MultiSwitch targets include: Microsoft Windows NT/2000/XP/Server 2003/7, Sun Solaris, Linux, QNX, pSOS, and VxWorks. The versatile architecture, coupled with the use of CASE tools, means that MultiSwitch applications can be readily tailored to suit specific project requirements and reduce the time to market.
Our MultiSwitch technology provides the foundation to our solutions for:
- Interoperability Gateways
- High-grade, secure communications
- Legacy and current Crypto Gateways
- Command & Control Room Communications
Unified Communications is a key requirement and MultiSwitch is the cornerstone for the provision of Interoperability for the UK CORMORANT, GATE, SKYNET and FALCON programmes, uniquely providing a single node to handle the UK TacISDN and NATO STANAG 4578Ed2 protocols.