Next-Gen Tactical Networking System for Universally Connected Warfighters

The Dismounted Operator's Combat Kit (DOCK) StreamCaster from Silvus Technologies and Kägwerks features an operator centric design, powerfully advanced networking performance, soldier worn AI, and is able to achieve spectrum dominance By Joseph Macey / 18 Apr 2024
Next-Gen Tactical Networking System for Universally Connected Warfighter
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Silvus Technologies and Kägwerks have introduced the DOCK (Dismounted Operator’s Combat Kit) StreamCaster family of tactical networking systems.

The DOCK StreamCaster is designed for the Universally Connected Warfighter, combining advanced StreamCaster MANET (Mobile Ad-hoc Network) radios with Samsung’s S23TE EUDs (End User Device) in one fully integrated chest-mountable DOCK system.

Compact and lightweight, each DOCK StreamCaster features a rugged, low SWaP profile and modular design, with streamlined cabling and unified power that reduces operator load-out while increasing mobility and mission effectiveness. 

Integrated StreamCaster MANET radio delivers up to 4W native output power (8W effective power thanks to TX Eigen Beamforming) and up to 100 Mbps data rate, optimizing network efficiency for video, voice, and IP data communications.

Within every DOCK StreamCaster is Silvus’ proprietary MN-MIMO waveform technology that creates a self-forming and adaptive mesh network – capable of linking hundreds of nodes with unmatched range, throughput, EW resiliency and scalability. With available access to Silvus’ Spectrum Dominance expansive suite of Low Probability of Intercept/Low Probability of Detection (LPI/LPD) and Anti-Jamming resiliency capabilities – DOCK StreamCaster provides operators with secure and protected communications in congested and contested environments.

Direct connection to Samsung’s S23TE (sold separately) provides mission-ready mobility with powerful on-board processing, advanced security, and exclusive MilSpec features. Built-in ATAK, Intra-Soldier Wireless and Nett Warrior connectivity empower operators with increased situational awareness and mission planning, with instant access to networked devices and soldier-worn peripherals.

On select models, powerful on-board NVIDIA Jetson Nano AI module enables DOCK StreamCaster to create a common operational picture, delivering decision superiority at the tactical edge. 

Jimi Henderson, Vice President of Sales for Silvus Technologies, said; “The DOCK StreamCaster represents a strategic fusion of Silvus’ advanced StreamCaster radios with Kägwerks’ expertise in developing top-tier dismount solutions for the elite operator.

“This collaboration elevates tactical communications, delivering unparalleled connectivity and situational awareness to empower our forces in the most demanding environments.”

Niko Hughes, President of Kägwerks, added; “We’ve partnered with Silvus Technologies and its industry-leading MANET radio technology to provide today’s universally connected warfighter with a powerfully advanced networking solution that will increase their lethality and survivability in today’s dynamically changing battlespace.

“As the latest addition to the Kägwerks DOCK ecosystem, we’ve designed DOCK StreamCaster to be as modular and future forward as possible – to give operators the power and versatility they need to stay connected for mission success, no matter where it takes them.”

Posted by Joseph Macey Connect & Contact