Spectra launches SHADE - A new rapid deployment voice and data infrastructure solution
Last updated: Thursday, 13th November 2008, 16:44
Spectra Group (UK) Ltd has launched SHADE, a new self-contained rapid deployment network infrastructure. SHADE (Spectra Hostile Area Deployable Environment), provides an effective and unique solution to restore voice and data communications where high intensity conflicts, natural disasters, pandemics or terrorist attacks may have destroyed existing networks.
Delivered as a fully managed service, SHADE provides a bespoke mobile infrastructure comprising all necessary hardware and software. Using fully trained specialist teams with extensive military experience, Spectra can deliver rapid assistance for disaster recovery relief efforts or tactical and operational deployments in challenging or extreme conditions.
SHADE uses satellite communications that link with Spectra’s UK-based operations centre to restore communications with the outside world via the PSTN, Internet and VPNs. Secure communications are assured using AES or any other government approved encryption technology.
SHADE is available in a wide range of portable, tactical configurations that can be rapidly deployed anywhere in the world at short notice. It is fully scalable and uses standard off the shelf technology including Cisco routers and VOIP Phones. Computing power is provided using Dell servers and ruggedised laptops with proven levels of performance and reliability. Everything is built into air-checkable flight cases that meet the new 23 kilo standard and are transportable in aircraft holds without requiring special cargo handling.
In commercial environments, SHADE supplements existing business continuity planning measures enabling the rapid restoration voice and data communications in the event of an unexpected disaster. Used in a permanent or temporary facility close to where the organisation is based, satellite-based links can be deployed within 12 hours to minimise the damaging effects that such a disruption could have on the bus.