Thales introduces communications system for vehicle: Sotas Lite


Thales introduces Sotas Lite as a new member of the well-known family of Sotas vehicle systems. Sotas Lite is an innovative voice and data communications system and is especially suited for use in space-constrained vehicles.

The proliferation of C4I components, sensors, effectors and peripherals is bringing new capabilities to the highly mobile vehicle domain. The open architecture of the Sotas product family is specifically designed to turn these added capabilities into a real operational advantage by supporting the integration and interworking of the vehicle-borne systems over a high bandwidth, open standards IP network infrastructure.

Requiring a minimal installation footprint, Sotas Lite provides users with a comprehensive set of tactical voice and data services. The smallest Sotas Lite system consists of a single user station. Larger systems are created by simply connecting additional user stations using Ethernet.

“Sotas Lite completes the Sotas family,” says Hervé Derrey, VP for Radio Communications Products within Thales. “It is a complete family with an open architecture, enabling customers to build complete and effective operational solutions in a cost-effective way.”

Developed by Thales in The Netherlands, Sotas systems are fielded in more than 30 countries, Thales is committed to the continuous development of new capabilities to increase mission effectiveness.

Thales: a major player in tactical communications

Thales is a world leader in military radio communications for land, naval and airborne units. The company has 70 years of experience in this field and has sold more than 800 000 radio sets in more than 50 countries. Thales designs and integrates advanced radio solutions for a broad range of platforms and operational units, including armoured vehicles, fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, surface ships and dismounted soldiers.