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When considering the right VoIP solution for tactical environments, the question usually comes up whether a commercial off-the-shelf option could work.
Based on long-term experience from working with tactical VoIP solutions, tactical communication experts at the Finnish company Bittium have discovered that typical commercial VoIP server solutions have several handicaps.
“One of the challenges is how the VoIP service works for the benefit of mobile troops. Typically, VoIP servers require preparing a dial plan in advance, which defines the trunk connections between servers. Similarly, the users have a fixed location in the network. As tactical networks are mobile by definition and routes between servers may change and some may become temporarily unavailable, this type of centralized VoIP solution does not work,” says Jussi-Pekka Pudas, Product Manager at Bittium.
“In addition, quality of service and priority of calls are not supported in commercial solutions, and integration of VoIP and legacy audio in the same network is challenging.
So, what then is the best way to offer VoIP services in tactical networks?
Bittium has developed a solution called Bittium Tough VoIP Service that has been specifically designed to provide resilient VoIP communications for mobile tactical environments. The solution is complemented for example by Bittium’s VoIP client devices and applications.