2-Way SatCom Texting w/ ATAK

SomeWear has a new SatCom-based Texting device, which they bill as a “global hotspot” that’s integrated with ATAK via a plugin. There are likely to be several of these coming online in the next year and having them integrated with the best off-grid mapping application only makes sense. The cost is $350 plus service, which ranges from $8.50 to $50/month. …

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National Guard leverages goTenna Pro & ATAK for PATRIOT South 2020

Officer.com reports that goTenna Pro was used in PATRIOT South 2020 , sponsored by the National Guard Bureau at multiple locations in Mississippi to support Domestic Operations (DOMOPS) . Here’s the ATAK-relevant component: In disaster situations, traditional communications infrastructure is often prone to damage or failure. PATRIOT South participants are simulating comms-denied operations by pairing¬†goTenna Pro X¬†mesh networking radio devices …

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TRX Integrates GPS-Denied Tech w/ ATAK

eeNews Reports that TRX has developed a new low SWAP geolocation tool for GPS-denied environments, and they integrated it with ATAK, just as they have done for several of their products. Here’s what they said: Neon is a low SWaP, assured PNT technology that provides 3D position and navigation capabilities when satellite technology is unavailable or unreliable. At the 2020 Army …

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