Wireless Networking

    End-to-End Wireless Solutions Provide Connectivity with Certainty

    Fortress wireless solutions provide 'always on', reliable end-to-end networking and connectivity to ensure the availability of voice, real-time video, imagery and other critical information in a variety of mobile applications from tactical deployments, cluttered urban environments and everywhere in between. 

    Fortress products are Size, Weight, Power and Cost (SWaP-C) optimized for outdoor use and customizable for specific applications and frequency bands. Utilizing Wi-Fi Mesh® and 4G LTE® technology, Fortress provides connectivity with certainty for licensed and unlicensed spectrum users.

     



    Fortress Mesh Network

    Fortress Mesh Points deliver performance networking and true mobility all with FIPS-140-2 and CSfC security. Fortress FastPath Mesh technology provides a truly mobile, self forming, self healing, and path-optimizing wireless network infrastructure for dynamic network environments. Delivered in a family of rugged, versatile form factors, designed for performance and survivability in harsh outdoor environments, Fortress Mesh Points deliver performance networking and true mobility all with FIPS-certified security.

    ES2440 High Capacity Infrastructure Mesh Point — High-capacity wireless mesh point with up to four radios that provides rapid outdoor deployment across long distances.

    ES820 Vehicle Mesh Point — Vehicle mesh point specifically tailored to maintain network connectivity between vehicles on the move. Ideal for convoys, mobile command centers, unmanned systems, and other vehicles that need to maintain reliable mobile communications.

    ES520 Deployable Mesh Point — Multi-function wireless mesh point that provides portable networking to command centers and small tactical unit environments.

    ES210 Tactical Mesh Point — Handheld, battery powered, compact and rugged secure wireless mesh radio designed to be worn by individuals or used for edge devices such as cameras, unmanned vehicles and sensors.

     

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    4G LTE

    Ideal for small to large cellular deployments or as an extension to Wi-Fi systems, Fortress 4G solutions are frequency agile, customizable for specific applications and designed for harsh, permanent or temporary deployments. Fortress 4G is a cost effective, single vendor end-to-end solution consisting of:

    4G Core Network:

    The Virtual Core Network (VCN) is a self contained, complete virtual 4G core network and can be deployed on a wide range of COTS computing platforms. The VCN includes:

    • A complete highly scalable and flexible Evolved Packet Core (EPC) solution;
    • An element management system that supports the configuration, management, monitoring and fault diagnostic capabilities of the radio area network and user equipment
    • A security gateway (SEG) that secures VCN to eNodeB, VCN to VCN and internal VCN interfaces;
    • An application framework in to which a wide range of customer specific applications and capabilities can be added, such as an IP multi-media subsystem (IMS) or VoIP server, push to talk (PTT) over cellular (PoC), web and media servers or mobile device management (MDM) (click to open a brochure)

     

    Radio Access Network (Base station):

    General Dynamics' 4G eNodeB base stations are software defined radios that house both digital baseband and Radio Frequency (RF) circuits in a rugged enclosure which eliminates external interfaces and reduces installation errors and setup time. A range of eNodeB form factors are offered for different deployment scenarios and support standard 4G LTE band classes and frequency ranges from 400MHz to 6 GHz. All eNodeB form factors are in rugged enclosures which can be mounted outdoor on a tower, on a wall or on a pole for a zero footprint installation and do not require refrigeration or fans for easy installation and operations.

     

    User Equipment (UE):

    A range of 4G User Equipment (UE) form factors are offered to match different mission critical network use cases.

     

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    • Evolved Packet Core (EPC 3000)

      General Dynamics’ EPC3000 series Evolved Packet Core combines Serving Gateway (S-GW), Mobility Management Entity (MME) and Packet Data Network Gateway (PDN-GW) into a highly scalable and cost effective architecture.

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    • Fortress® ES520 Deployable Mesh Point

      A multi-function wireless access device, wireless bridge, switch, and security gateway designed for rapid outdoor deployment.

    • Fortress® ES820 Vehicle Mesh Point

      A wireless access device with integrated security functions designed to be embedded in ground vehicles, unmanned systems, ships, boats and other mobile platforms.

    • Fortress® ES210 Tactical Mesh Point

      A portable wireless access device with integrated security, battery and GPS in a man wearable, highly portable, rugged form factor for dismounted personnel.

    • Fortress® ES2440 Infrastructure Mesh Point

      A two or four radio wireless access device designed for use with sector antennas for outdoor environments. The ES2440 has gigabit performance crypto throughput and is enabled with GPS.

    • Fortress™ Wireless Mesh Point Administrator Training

      The three day course is designed to specifically meet the needs of the network operators, administrators, and engineers who plan to create secure wireless networks using Fortress wireless mesh points.

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    • LTE Directional ODU

      The General Dynamics Mission Systems LTE Band 14 Outdoor Directional User Equipment (UE) features a state of the art, patented baseband processor currently supporting 3GPP LTE Release 8 and software upgradeable to 3GPP Release 9.

    • LTE Outdoor Omni-Directional (ODU)

      The General Dynamics Mission Systems LTE Band 14 Outdoor Omni-Directional User Equipment (UE) features a state of the art, patented baseband processor currently supporting 3GPP LTE Release 8 and software upgradeable to 3GPP Release 9.

    • LTE USB Dongle

      The General Dynamics Mission Systems LTE USB Stick modem features a state of the art, patented baseband processor with a high degree of programmability, high performance and ultra-low power consumption.

    • LTE V6 eNodeB

      The LTE V6 eNodeB combines digital baseband processing and radio circuits in a compact outdoor environmentally hardened enclosure.

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    • RN2402 - SWaP Optimized eNodeB

      The General Dynamics LTE 2W SWaP Evolution eNodeB (RN2402) is a single carrier LTE base station packaged into a compact, rugged, water and dust resistant enclosure.

    • RN2420 - Extended Coverage eNodeB

      The General Dynamics LTE 20W SWaP Optimized eNodeB (RN2420) is a single carrier LTE base station packaged into a compact, rugged, water and dust resistant enclosure.

    • RN2480 - High Power eNodeB

      The General Dynamics LTE 80W High Power eNodeB (RN2480) is a single carrier LTE base station packaged into a compact, rugged, water and dust resistant enclosure.

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