Oulu, Finland, 08 December 2017 . Bittium has received a purchase order from the Finnish Defense Forces for versatile Bittium Tough Comnode terminal. The purchase order concerns the final phase of the terminal’s productization over a duration of nine months and the delivery of a batch of the terminals to the Finnish Defence Forces after the end of the productization phase. Bittium Tough Comnode will fulfil the data transfer needs of the Finnish Defence Forces’ mobile troops by functioning for example as a VoIP phone (Voice over IP), an IP router (Internet Protocol), and an SHDSL repeater (Symmetrical High-speed Digital Subscriber Line).
Bittium Tough Comnode is rugged, easy to install in different environments and is also portable by soldiers on the battlefield. The terminal is compatible with the software defined radio based Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™ (TAC WIN) system, which is meant for broadband tactical data transfer and is used by the Finnish Defence Forces. The terminal offers diverse connectivity options also to third-party equipment and systems. Bittium Tough Comnode also enables using legacy Combat Net Radios (CNR) as part of the IP-based tactical communication system (Radio over IP, RoIP).
The value of the purchase order is EUR 1.1 million (excl. VAT). The purchase order has no effect on Bittium’s financial outlook for the year 2017, published on October 10, 2017 in Bittium’s financial guidance for the year 2017.