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SOF PEO C4 Industry Collaboration Event – Non-RF Comms

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

USSOCOM’s AT&L Program Executive Office-Command, Control, Computers and Communications (PEO-C4) / has announced and industry collaboration event focused on non-RF Communications to be held 7 and 8 December, 2016 at SOFWERX in Tampa, Florida.

They wish to meet with selected experts from industry to facilitate technical discussions on active and passive non-RF communications.

The discussions will focus on the following areas of interest:
• System scalability on various sized platforms
• Data rates and power levels
• Transmission ranges
• Non-RF equipment solution sets
• Low Probability of Intercept/Low Probability of Deception/Low Probability of Exploitation
• Non-RF communication in a wide variety of environments
• Near and far field capabilities

Interested parties need to respond by Oct 14, 2016 at 12:00 pm Eastern. Visit for full details.

SILYNX Announces New Partnership with OpticsPlanet, Inc

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

ROCKVILLE, Maryland – Silynx Communications, Inc. (Silynx), a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of tactical, in-ear headset systems, announces a new partnership with OpticsPlanet, Inc, a leading online dealer of technical and high-performance gear. This relationship provides OpticsPlanet’s large customer base of knowledgeable and discerning users with access to Silynx’s battle proven tactical communications and hearing protection equipment.

“We are very excited to offer the versatile line-up from Silynx Communications,” said Alex Royzen, Manager of Supply Chain Development for OpticsPlanet. “Their hearing enhancement, protection, and communication devices are a natural fit with the variety of customers we cater to in the shooting, hunting, tactical/military, and outdoor markets.”

All of Silynx products will be available to civilians, military, and law enforcement alike.

Early TEMPEST Phone From NSA Museum

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

This large, rotary phone was a prototype for a TEMPESTed telephone. TEMPEST is a cover name that is now used throughout the government and industry to refer to frequency emanations leaking from electronic devices as they are used. Even back in World War II, the U.S. Army was warned about a teletype mixer that emitted signals each time the machine stepped. The signals could be intercepted 100 or more feet away revealing the plaintext message.

This early prototype TEMPESTed telephone was mounted on a plaque and presented to Lowell Frazer in 1985, presumably upon his retirement. Frazer was a communications security mathematician whose leadership spurred government and industry interaction in the development of TEMPEST equipment. He also ensured that TEMPEST concerns were part of the cryptographic evaluation process.

To learn a little about TEMPEST history, read “TEMPEST: A Signal Problem”.

Scroll Factory – Bn Cat Eyes Pre-Order

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Despite being called “ranger eyes” all over the internet, the proper name for the luminescent markers placed in the back of PCs (Patrol Caps), Helmet Camouflage bands and Packs is “cat eyes”. They just happen to be worn by Rangers, along with others who patrol at night.

Scroll Factory is offering a pre-order for cat eyes in the Ranger Bn shapes. These are Glow-in-the-dark patches with Velcro backing.

ORSM – Silynx Communications Clarus Pro

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

The Clarus noise cancelling headset from Silynx Communications is well known in military and LE circles. Now, Silynx has introduced it to the civilian market. In addition to its ruggedized active (25 db) noise cancellation, you get military grade, waterproof control for your communications devices, including FRS radios and cellphones. The applications are myriad, CSAR, high noise vehicles, construction, cycling, etc.

The Clarus Pro comes in Black but they offer an option for dipping in various patterns.

RolaTube – 3.5m Handheld Squad VHF Antenna Mast

Friday, July 29th, 2016

One of the products I got a chance to check out at the recent Warrior East expo was RolaTube’s 3.5meter Squad Antenna. It doesn’t require guy wires and can be erected by one person. Even better, this dipole antenna is integrated into the mast so there’s no building an expedient antenna amd tossing int over a tree branch; just unroll the mast and it forms a strong, self-supporting tube. Considering the current interest in jungle operations, this is worth taking a look at for VHF comms (30-300Mhz).  I’d have killed for this when I was in.

This mast could also be used for other applications and in that case, a cap could be placed in the end in order to fortify the integrity of the tubular structure. The antenna weighs 3.1 lbs and is just 6″ X 6″ X 6″ in carrying configuration. Available in Black or MultiCam.

Unity Tactical Is Now The Exclusive Seller For Iron Forged Concepts’ Product Line

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Houma, LA- June 27, 2016 – Unity Tactical™ is proud to announce that it is now the exclusive seller for Iron Forged Concepts™ entire product line. These products include the successful Sordin Arc Rail Adapters (SARA) as well as the upcoming Modular Attached Rail Kit (MARK), which will now proudly wear the Unity Tactical logo. Bringing on IFC’s line of helmet accessories is a natural progression for Unity. In 2015, Unity Tactical™ began delving into the world of helmet accessories with the Knuckl™ accessory mount and an NVG adapter for GoPro™ cameras developed is in association with TNVC. For more information on Unity Tactical’s full line of products, visit:

“In our mission to better serve those that serve us; our military, law enforcement, first responders, and commercial partners, Iron Forged Concepts has accepted the opportunity to come under the Unity Tactical banner. Unity Tactical will continue to support IFC products and customers with the same top notch product and customer support that Unity and their existing products are known for. We are very excited to announce this agreement and cannot think of a better fit for the Iron Forged product family. God bless and stay safe – Zach, IFC “

“Zach and Iron Forged have built an excellent product and reputation in the industry. We are honored to continue to support our military, LE, first responders, and civilian shooters with his products. Unity Tactical will continue to push forward with new products and innovations in this product line to provide the end users with the absolute best products to support their mission.”

-Trent Zimmer, President, Unity Tactical

INVISIO Receives New Order From The French Army Worth SEK 9 million

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

Stockholm, June 22, 2016

INVISIO (IVSO) has received a new order for communications systems and accessories from the French Army. The order value amounts to approximately SEK 9 million and delivery is scheduled for the second half of 2016. This is the second order from the same customer in a short time.

“We have a long-term cooperation with the French defense forces and look upon this order as an important continuation of our collaboration which has been ongoing for some years now”, says Lars Højgård Hansen, CEO of INVISIO.

The order includes communications system with headsets for use with a radio. The system ensures a good hearing protection while the wearer is able to communicate and maintain situational awareness.

In May 2016, INVISIO announced an order of SEK 9 million from the same customer.

France is INVISIO’s seventh army cooperation, after Denmark, Sweden, the USA, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.