Under the alias IMPI, Saab's multi-purpose micro processor-controlled GSP tracking modem is a first-ever of its kind within the Saab stable of offerings, and presents a wide range of communications capabilities for both secure military and civilian environments.
A product developed by Saab in South Africa, the device is well poised to take front position among competing products with the ability to provide positional updates from any geographical position on earth, to any designated control system – moving with ease from GMS to an Iridium satellite network, if no network is available. IMPI also provides assurance that data is secured since it's received via Internet, and can be encrypted according to user specifications and requirements.
“The product has been developed to make life easier for the user,” explains Leif Karlsson, VP and head of Saab Systems Grintek. “IMPI offers an electronic interface for the integration of PDA/PC-based computers and can have extensive mapping, messaging and situational awareness functionality added if required. Due to its ability to relay position to a computer system in a mobile, deployable static control room, the position can easily be plotted and shown in a geographical map display.”
The IMPI device can also be used with tactical radios through the Inline Data Communication Unit (IDCU) from Saab, which can also be customised for specific radio functionality.
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