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ARINC to Expand Wireless Mesh Network Protocol Services

ARINC’s Engineering Services, LLC has been awarded Task Orders II, III and V of the previously announced Next Generation Wireless Communications II (NGWC II) contract worth $12.4 Million. The value of these two task orders is just over $4.5 Million.

Task Order II continues the Joint Capabilities Technology Demonstration through development, testing and certification of the mesh network protocol and sensor applications that began under the previous IDIQ award.

Task Order III will demonstrate the capability of satellite tracking technology to provide In-Transit Visibility (ITV) for containers in the Army’s distribution pipeline with near real-time alerts in cases of intrusion. The focus of this task order is to provide and assess a system to track and monitor the progress of ISO shipping containers as they go through the Army's shipping process from container yard to Port of Debarkation (POD) to the final destination.

Task Order V will set up a new Army Mobility Asset Tracking System (AMATS) Device Management Center (DMC) in a virtual machine (VM) environment and expand Fixed Mesh Gateway locations to other regions. The purpose is to utilize the capability of the NGWC mesh enabled devices to track assets in real world operational environments. The focus of this task order is to provide a system to track the progress of equipment as it goes through retrograde processes in both Kuwait and Afghanistan. Support to the AMATS operation on-going in Kuwait will continue and will be extended to locations in Afghanistan.

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Published by: Rockwell Collins
Date Published: November 27, 2012
Category: Airline data link

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