- Persistent Systems to be preferred supplier of mobile ad hoc networking solutions to UGV company
New York. 09 June 2022. Persistent Systems, LLC (“Persistent”), a leader in mobile ad hoc network (MANET) technology, announced today that Roboteam Defense, Ltd. (“Roboteam”), an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) company based in Petah Tikva, Israel, will be joining the Wave Relay® Ecosystem as part of a five-year deal with Persistent.
The Wave Relay® Ecosystem is an alliance of sensor and unmanned system companies all using Persistent’s Wave Relay® MANET as their default network. Roboteam’s full suite of UGVs will now be part of that Ecosystem, making the Wave Relay® MANET the preferred network for its platforms.
“We are happy to see Roboteam formally join the Wave Relay® Ecosystem,” said Nick Naioti, SVP of Business Development for Persistent. “Our companies have been working together for over a decade, delivering thousands of UGVs to both U.S. and international customers. Now, as part of the Ecosystem alliance, Roboteam will be positioning its platforms as part of the future networked battlefield.”
As Persistent’s longest-standing UGV customer, Roboteam had previously integrated the heritage MPU3 and MPU4 radios into their systems. The company will now be integrating the current-generation MPU5 MANET radio into its ROOK and PROBOT V2 platforms and the SWaP-timized Embedded Module into the MTGR, TIGR and ROCU-7 controller.
Roboteam will also supply Persistent with UGV command-and-control software, to be loaded as Android-based apps on the MPU5 and controlled by the Rugged Display Controller (RDC). All this enables Roboteam to empower the hyper-enabled warfighter with access to voice, video, and sensor data for greater situational awareness.
The upgrade also ensures more robust communication with Roboteam’s all-terrain UGVs—wherever they go. “The Wave Relay® MANET operates effectively in caves, tunnels, subterranean complexes, and any other operational environment that requires an extremely reliable datalink,” said Uzzi Rozen, CEO of Roboteam.
Both Persistent Systems (Booth No. DE 423) and Roboteam (Booth No. A-358) will be exhibiting their products at the Eurosatory 2022 defense and security trade show, held at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center, in Paris, France, on June 13-17.