TWD & Associates, Inc. Partners with Lemko Corp. to Provide Tactical Cellular Solutions
Solution Provides Government Customers New Emergency Response and Military Communications Capabilities
Arlington, VA – May 1, 2013 – TWD & Associates, Inc. (TWD), a communication and collaboration solutions provider for the public sector, today announced it is partnering with Lemko Corporation (Lemko) to create an on-the-move (OTM) mobile cellular network. The platform will reduce latencies and drive down operation and management costs by integrating radio frequency (RF) neutral technologies. The platform can also be integrated with satellite communications (SATCOM) allowing it to operate across all standard SATCOM frequencies. The platform is ideal for emergency response efforts, challenged environments and remote locations.
Lemko’s SwarmNet™ technology provides a self-organizing and self-healing OTM mobile broadband cellular network that is highly-effective in austere and RF challenged environments. This solution, a software-defined network, virtualizes the core and replaces traditional hub and spoke architecture with an all IP-based architecture that eliminates backhaul. Additionally, the solution easily integrates with Push-to-Talk networks such as Project 25 (P25) or Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) and it supports all commercial cellular frequencies and end-to-end security.
“Our partnership with Lemko allows us to provide our customers a Tier 1 Commercial Grade Cellular capability in fixed, mobile, aerial and man portable platforms,” said Robert Casteel, Vice President, Broadcast and Mobile Communications, TWD. “While well-suited to tactical requirements, Lemko’s 3GPP and 3GPP2 standards compliant solution is proven, delivering 2G, 3G and 4G mobile communications to Tier 1 and rural network operators around the world.”
The mobile cellular platform will drive down operation costs in two key ways. One, it will require little investment in replacement hardware, abolishing the need for existing legacy core network solutions that prove to be costly year after year. Two, SwarmNet software takes advantage of the industry leading Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and utilizes commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) IT servers which further reduces costs and the amount of equipment needed.
“TWD has 20 years of quality past performance supporting the government,” said Chris White, Vice President Government Sales, Lemko. “Their knowledge and experience of the unique communications needs of this market make them an ideal partner. We look forward to continuing to work with TWD and help bring this solution to the public sector market.”
“Lemko has developed some of the most advanced mobile solutions available today. We are pleased to be working with their team and look forward to our continued partnership,” added Casteel.
About Lemko Corporation
LEMKO is the leading provider of DiMoWiNe™ (Distributed Mobile Wireless Network) solutions that change the way mobile wireless networks are deployed and operated. Lemko provides 2G, 3G and 4G LTE cellular systems powered by a virtualized core network. The company’s market leading solutions are deployed with enterprises, carriers, government, and military private network operators.
Lemko is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, USA. Additional information is available at www.lemko.com.
About TWD & Associates, Inc.
For 20 years, TWD & Associates, Inc. (TWD) has built and maintained communication and collaboration solutions for executive-level, national security-focused organizations. The Arlington, VA-based company employs highly-certified technical experts to offer cost-effective solutions that meet mission requirements. For additional information on TWD, please visit www.twd.com.