Elektrobit has announced that its EB Tough VoIP system has been delivered to the Finnish Army, who will commence a series of field trials on the system during 2010 to evaluate its performance in varying military scenarios.

EB Tough VoIP will operate under demanding environmental conditions for the Army branch of the Finnish Defence Forces. It will work with the Finnish Army on various testing phases throughout this year “in order to ensure proper usage and meet system requirements.”

“With new components such as broadband data communications, enhanced voice over IP services, and advanced functions designed specifically for ground forces, the system provides significant levels of increased performance and operational capabilities,” as the company claims.

EB Tough VoIP can be used as a stand-alone system or the solution units EB Tough VoIP Terminal and the EB Tough VoIP Network Extender can be integrated to a customers’ existing communications infrastructure. According to the company, the products can be leveraged in many ways, including:

Rugged and secure VoIP clients for military communications
• Radio over IP clients
• Tactical data radio environment
• Demanding environments where limitations in communications can greatly affect operational capabilities

The EB Tough VoIP Terminal can be used with application specific headsets and handsets that are commonly used with tactical radio or digital field telephony equipment.

The EB Network Extender is an integrated unit that provides the functionalities of a VoIP terminal, Ethernet switch and multi-channel SHDSL (Single-Pair High-speed Digital Subscriber Line) modem and it can be used to provide broadband wired connectivity, and VoIP services to the field, in LAN or WAN configuration.

"EB Tough VoIP was designed to fulfill the communications needs of military units, and we continue to strive towards achieving that goal," said Mikko Viitaniemi, senior manager, Defense Products, Wireless Solutions at EB

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