Sorry, can't help you there Flopsy. Much as it hurts to admit, Marky runs rings around me in the IT game.
That Parakeet thing he mentioned? Its a ruggedised, fully transportable battlefield communication system. It can keep working under intense EW conditions and even when major bits of it go down for maintenence due to being blown to kingdom come.
I only saw it deployed once but then it included satellite links, fibre optic landlines, disposable copper cables and HF radio.
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It can provide full voice and data services in front line battlefield conditions.
Bloody bizzare, they can hold a teleconference that includes all the forward commanders in real time, and set priorities as if they were all gathered around a table back in HQ. The decision makers have access to full battlefield intelligence data and the buttistance of expert systems AI when deciding what to do.
It also acts as a telephone exchange which integrates real telephones and HF radios, providing seamless person to person dialup regardless of the terminal equipment used.
When they need to move of the thing comes apart in a manner that allows it to keep working till the last moment, when it gets where its going it starts working when the first vehicle arrives and it ramps up to full capability as more bits arrive.
(Am I right Mark? I only looked at it for about 10 minutes)
You may have noticed by now that Mark has been playing with you. He's a bastard like that. I've watched him do it on usenet for 10 years. My advice, get him going on the benefits of restricting gun ownership. Much more entertaining ;-)
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