Last Update March 6, 2019

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Commtact Ltd. is a global leader in the development, manufacture, and support of innovative communications and information systems for military, homeland security (HLS) and commercial applications. The company provides the ground, naval, airborne, and homeland security domains with advanced tactical electronics and communications equipment. In the field of secure communications and network-centric warfare, Commtact products strive to address the technological and environmental challenges, especially concerning portability issues such as size, weight,  connectivity and power constraints.

Commtact technical approach is focused on new solutions that are dependable, adaptable, secure and responsive across the product life cycle, along with continuous improvement of existing products. Commtact champions technological innovation and invests more than 20% of its annual revenue in intensive research and development.

Among Commtact clients are government’s agencies, military and civilian organizations and ventures worldwide, allowing it to play a direct role in the ever-more-important homeland security projects and the global war on terror. Commtact is committed to providing the military forces and the first responders with products that ensure successful mission execution and safe return home.

SOLUTIONS

ISR Communication Solutions
Commtact’s solutions for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) applications consist of systems that provide a compact, modular, cost-effective multi-user communications network, delivering Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) protocol, Frequency Division DE multiplexing (FDD), including relay function.
• UAV Data Link Solutions (HALE, MALE, Tactical, Small, Mini and micro)
• Mission Aircraft Data Link Solutions
• Naval Data Link Solutions
• Helicopter Video and Data networking Solution

Guided Weapon Data Link
Commtact’s solutions for missile, guided weapon & loitering munitions consists of series of advanced data link systems and based on Commtact’s legacy in LOS systems. Commtact’s is a world leader in supplying advance communication solutions for loitering munition,  the company's solutions support joint operations and the precision engagement of moving targets through in-flight retargeting, handover between different users, battle damage indication and mission abort.

HLS communication solutions
Commtact’s solutions for Home Land Security HLS applications consist of systems that provide communications networking from sensors to control stations, border security, unmanned platforms and more. Governmental agencies and defense industries, responsible of vital state assets, requires information security solutions for their infrastructure.  Commtact has the knowhow, solutions and the capability to provide integrated secured communication solutions. The company's solutions for the HLS market include Video Surveillance, Access Control, Mobile Surveillance Systems, and Command & Control Centers. As HLS moves towards modern IP solutions, Commtact has the entire IP network as the platform for supporting IP based Surveillance Systems.

Network Centric Warfare
Much has been written and said over the last decade as to why networking is essential, and how it improves warfighting capability. At the most fundamental level networking aims to accelerate engagement cycles and operational tempo at all levels of a warfighting system. This is achieved by providing a mechanism to rapidly gather and distribute targeting information, and rapidly issue directives. Commtact’s systems can provide a high speed network permits error free transmission in a fraction of the time required for voice transmission, and transfer of a wide range of data formats.

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Transmitters

Commtact’s transmitters deliver maximum performance in a miniature rugged package and are ideal for commercial and defense applications, sports/ENG broadcasting, POV cameras, and airborne reconnaissance applications.
 
Commtact is especially noted for its UAV data link systems, airborne data links for manned aircraft and specialized guided weapon data links.

  • Broadcast quality video - High Quality NTSC or PAL Color Video
  • True FM modulation
  • audio & data sub-channels
  • RF power switch: 200mW to 50W
  • Fully synthesized transmit frequencies, up to 20  remote channel selection
  • Transmit power efficiency, results low current consumption
  • Small Size and Low Weight
  • Frequency Bands – UHF/L/S/C/X/Ku

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Receivers

Commtact receivers deliver maximum performance in a miniature rugged and economical package. All models are fully synthesized with typical noise figure of 4 dB. Additional features like built-in monitor, AC power supply are standard on some models.
 
Commtact is especially noted for its UAV data link systems, airborne data links for manned aircraft and specialized guided weapon data links.

  • Broadcast quality video- High Quality NTSC or PAL Color Video
  • Fully synthesizedreceive frequencies, up to 20  remote channel selection
  • Typical noise figure of 4dB (internal LNA)
  • Receive Sensitivityof  -88  to  -95 dbm
  • Internal RF band-pass filter
  • RSSI - Receive Signal StrengthIndication
  • Small Size and Low Weight
  • Frequency Bands – UHF/L/S/C/X/Ku

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RF Modules

Commtact offers a variety of RF Modules to complement its core radio links in the different frequency bands:

  • RF Power Amplifier
  • LNA - Low Noise Amplifier
  • Diplexer
  • RF Filter

The RF Modules are assembled in rugged cases and are available with the following frequency bands: UHF/L/S/C/X/Ku
 
Small size and high reliability make these RF modules ideally suited to mission-critical roles, such as airborne data link  communication systems for UAVs and for manned aircraft.

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Antennas

Commtact offers a wide range of antennas, for various Airborne, Mobile and Ground applications, including Ground and Airborne Tracking Antenna Systems.

The Gains and the Sizes of the antennas are varying fromsmall low gain 1dBi dipole antennas, to 3 feet diameter pencil-beam dish antennaswith high gains of up to 51dBi, in the frequency ranges of 1 MHz to 16 GHz.
 
Omni directional Antenna (OMNI)

  • Wide elevation beam-width, donut shape pattern
  • Light weight
  • Rugged airborne versions
  • Wide range of models
  • Commonly Linear polarization
  • Typical Antenna gains of 2,4,6,8 dBi

Directional Pencil-Beam Dish Antenna (DIR)

  • Parabolic aluminumreflector dishes
  • Highly accurate, light weight and rugged
  • Reflectors for up to 16 GHzfrequencies
  • Quick release option for the antenna feeds
  • Tripod hardware
  • Linear or circular polarized feeds
  • Typical Antenna gains of 25dBi to 51 dBi

Planar Antenna

  • Directional coverage
  • Low profile, light weight
  • Linear polarization
  • Typical Antenna gains of 8,10,15 dBi

Patch panel Antenna

  • Wide beam coverage, hemispherical pattern
  • Wide range of models
  • Small size, low profile, light weight
  • Linear or circular polarized
  • Typical Antenna gains of  8,10,15 dBi

IDLS MK-II System

The IDLS MkII is advanced data link for SAR, EO/IR, MPR, and other applications using unmanned or manned platforms for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR). The system can be used for ground, aerial and naval platforms.
 
Based on the IDLS MkII open architecture, customers can get an advanced performance and functionality system; which meets operational requirements for mission-specific needs.
 
IDLS MK-II System Key Capabilities:

  • Long range – up to 250 Km (LOS)
  • Extended range beyond LOS via relay.
  • Support different types of sensors (SAR, EO/IR, MPR, SIGINT and more).
  • Bi-Directional link (UPL&DNL)
  • TRANSEC capability
  • COMSEC capability
  • High reliability, low life cycle costs

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UHF/VHF Radio (UVR)

The UHF/VHF Radio (UVR) is an advanced analog/digital data link system that has been specifically designed for manned and unmanned platforms to handle both audio and data transmission. The UVR’s open architecture enables transmitting audio and Ethernet signals. It combines the commercially proven technologies and standards with advanced algorithms, to provide high excellent reliability and high performance.
 
The UVR systems family is a range of radio-communications equipment and systems designed for military environment, but not limited to military applications. The UVR systems family has been developed to provide the wide range of functional options, in order to meet diversified operational requirements. The solution consists of a multi-band, multi-mode transceiver, providing with clear/secure voice/data communications facilities over an extended frequency range.
 
UVR Capabilities:

  • Long range
  • Variable data rates
  • Bi-Directional (UPL&DNL)
  • High reliability and low cycle cost
  • Extended frequency band, 30 to 500 MHz
  • ECCM capability
  • Low power consumption

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Micro Data Link System (MDLS)

The Micro Data Link System (MDLS) is designed to provide an answer to growing requirements of micro size platforms which are not only sensitive to size, weight and power (SWaP) but also to price. The system meets high demanding environmental conditions and provides full performance of video processing (H264), ECCM capability, advance digital waveform and etc. The MDLS was designed for small UGV, small VTOL UAV and other applications. This market has commercial and also Home-Land-Security (HLS) applications and with the MDLS maximizes the real-time information delivered from those unmanned platforms, enhancing situational awareness.
 
MDLS Capabilities

  • Accommodates SWaP-constrained platforms
  • Ultra-small, ultra-light (meeting military standards environmental qualifications)
  • Low power consumption
  • Interfaces with standard digital camera modules
  • Operation range:
  • Up to 5 km (Omni-Omni).
  • Up to 10 km (Omni- Planar).
  • Up to 35 km (Omni-GDT)
  • COMSEC and TRANSEC capabilities

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Advance Mini Link System (AMLS)

In the last few years, there is a growing need for small aerial, ground and naval platforms such as Mini UAVs, unmanned ground vehicles and more. This growing need creates an urgent supplement requirement for a suitable data link solution. This data link solution shall   fit this type of platforms constrains requirements such as size, weight, power and spectrum efficiency. Commtact’s Advance Mini Link System (AMLS) is an ideal data link solution for such application presenting small size, low weight miniaturized transceiver with an advance secured digital data waveform. The AMLS meets the tough requirements of Mini UAV and other applications helping to protect soldiers and first responders by providing awareness of surrounding.
 
AMLS Capabilities:

  • Flexible bandwidths
  • High-quality H264 compression
  • Low weight, size and power consumption
  • Operation range:
    • Up to 15 km (Omni-Planar).
    • Up to 50 km (Omni-Mini GDT).
    • Up to 100 km (Omni-GDT)
  • COMSEC and TRANSEC capabilities.

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Guided Weapon Data Link

Commtact’s solutions for missile, guided weapon & loitering munitions consists of series of advanced data link systems and based on Commtact’s legacy in LOS systems. Commtact’s is a world leader in supplying advance communication solutions for loitering munition,  our solutions supports joint operations and the precision engagement of moving targets through in-flight retargeting, handover between different users, battle damage indication and mission abort.

Technology

Commtact innovative and comprehensive line of wireless and data link products, systems and solutions, is the outcome of Commtact’s broad range of capabilities to design, develop and manufacture overall communication solutions and applications, based on its own developed technologies and its mature line of products. Commtact rely on its engineering backbone and accumulated knowhow in wireless communication technology for over two decades. The research & development department in Commtact consists of the following sections:
 
RF Group

  • Experience in wide spectrum of frequency bands – VHF/UHF/L/S/C/X/Ku
  • Design of RF modules and chains
  • Antenna Design

Algorithm Group

  • Digital modulations
  • COMSEC
  • TRANSEC
  • Auto tracking

Video processing Group

  • Compression Engines (H264 and etc.)
  • Low video latency
  • Video enhancing algorithms

Digital Group

  • FPGA implementation
  • DSP implementation
  • System integration
  • Software implementation

Mechanical Group

  • Pedestal design
  • Heat dissemination analysis
  • Mechanical design

Innovation

As a SME company who desire to be a global leader in wireless communication solutions technology, Commtact had to adopt an innovation approach as part of its development process, using many cutting edge commercial technologies and embedding them into its products.
 
As part of these innovation procedures and as a company motto, Commtact first listens to its customers in order to have firsthand understanding on market needs and desires. Then, in the last part of the process, after the customers had the experience using the systems, Commtact is open for a direct feedback from them. This feedback is extremely essential for a continuous product and system improvement.
 
This innovation procedure creates additional value to Commtact’s worldwide customers by the fact that each customer has the ability to receive the lesson learned of another customer experience.

Commtact Ltd.

  • Nahal Snir 10'th st., Yavne, Israel
  • +972 8 9433602 
  • +972 8 9433603 
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