Silvus Unveils Next-Gen 4×4 MIMO Radio for Unmanned Systems



New StreamCaster 4400 Packs 8 Watts of Power and Advanced Transmit Beamforming for Unbelievable Range and Robustness.

Today’s unmanned systems demand consistent, rock-solid communications to ensure mission success. Wireless interference and challenging terrain can halt even the most advanced wireless systems on the market. At AUVSI XPONENTIAL, Silvus Technologies will show how its new StreamCaster 4400 takes wireless connectivity to a whole new level. This 4×4 MIMO radio transmits high-definition video, data and comms at near zero latency over incredible distances. As a point-to-point data link or as part of a comprehensive, self forming/self healing mesh network, the SC4400 intelligently optimizes signal transmission in both line-of-sight and non-line-of-sight operations.

The SC4400 radio utilizes four antennas for true 4×4 MIMO, and is equipped with standard connections including Ethernet, USB, Push-To-Talk voice, RS-232 and a Wi-Fi port for connecting a phone, tablet or laptop to access the StreamScape user interface. This comprehensive network manager allows users to monitor signal strength, data rates and radio stats, and to test links and make adjustments. The spectrum scan diagnostic tool enables the user to analyze the available range of frequencies and select a channel that is free of interference. An embedded mapping display also enables nodes to be tracked in real time, providing a bird’s eye view of entire system.

“The StreamCaster 4400 delivers a significant increase in range and overall robustness, making it a great fit for larger aircraft,” said Silvus Technologies Director of Sales, Kasey Cooper. “Our existing StreamCaster 4200 radio is also getting an upgrade with dual band capability, providing the ability to tune across two disparate bands for maximum reliability in a smaller form-factor. Together, the StreamCaster 4200 and the more powerful StreamCaster 4400 can be combined to optimize video, command and control and bi-directional data transmission for UAVs of any size, in any range.”

Silvus Technologies is a key developer of military-grade Mobile Networked MIMO (MN-MIMO) waveform, which comprises the core of the SC4400. Its distinctive beamforming ability boosts signal strength, reducing power consumption while increasing overall range. It is the world’s first tactical MIMO radio to employ 4×4 MIMO transmit beamforming, an advanced method of signal processing that is capable of doubling the transmission distances that can be reached. MIMO’s tenacious ability to bounce off obstacles and reroute signals also features prominently in the SC4400.

“We’ll be performing live demos on the show floor to give just a small taste of the kind of wireless connectivity we can achieve,” added Cooper. “We’ll be showing how our StreamCaster radios operate with the latest UAVs and subsystems from Overwatch, Latitude and Isensys, to name a few.”
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About Silvus Technologies:

Recognized and respected for developing advances in cutting-edge military technology to provide wireless communications in the harshest of environments, Silvus excels where traditional systems fail. Silvus leads the Mobile Networked MIMO waveform revolution with mesh radio solutions designed to distribute video and high bandwidth data anywhere. From sea to sky and everywhere in between, Silvus StreamCaster radios create robust, self-healing/self-forming, fluid mesh networks. Delivering COFDM modulation and up to 4×4 MIMO with mesh networking , Silvus provides higher throughput, longer range, better reliability and more flexibility than any wireless standard: true, military-grade “plug and play” operation. Today, Silvus continues to pioneer MIMO innovations that are reshaping critical broadband wireless connectivity around the world.

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