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Paradigm's MANTA provides COTM for US mobile infantry

(4 November 2019 - Paradigm) Paradigm and 4K Solutions have announced the adoption of the MANTA ‘Comms-on-the-Move’ satellite solution by multiple United States Army direct action units for deployed mobile operations.

The discreet, low-profile MANTA met the unit’s specific requirements for a fully integrated system due to space restrictions on-board the vehicles. The MANTA’s integrated PIM technology also provides crucial connectivity situational awareness for the soldiers, allowing full control over satellite selection and operation of the terminal, simplifying satellite operations.

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Paradigm's fully integrated Satcom COTM solution (courtesy: Paradigm)

The MANTA is the premier, proven solution for both Comms-on-the-Move (COTM) and Comms-on-the-Pause (COTP) applications, requiring no specific satellite skillset from the user and with the added benefit of no mechanical moving parts, instead using software beam forming and tracking technology. Operational from both DC and AC power sources, users can be transmitting and receiving in minutes.

4K Solutions’ unique skillset enabled the swift integration of the MANTA onto the customer vehicles and into on-board networking equipment, enabling the unit to field the MANTA satellite terminal and provide vital in-theatre communications.

“The MANTA terminals have allowed the Communications Soldiers to free up much needed cargo space in their HMMWV’s and their tactical Polaris side-by-sides. The Communications Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO’s) are extremely pleased with the ease of install, ease of use and data bandwidth”. David Theriault, President of 4K Solutions.

“It’s very exciting to be adopted by a customer operating in truly demanding and challenging environments and it clearly demonstrates the operational simplicity and suitability of this simple to use high performance terminal for the military and government sectors.

4K Solutions has been a very professional partner and a pleasure to work with.” Ulf Sandberg, Managing Director of Paradigm.

About Paradigm

Paradigm makes satcom simple. We provide optimal, innovative and reliable satellite communication and control solutions at a competitive price.

Paradigm is a UK-based, independent and privately owned company with Europe’s largest satcom warehouse. Incorporating an extensive logistics capability, Paradigm is able to deliver extremely efficient and cost-effective global services and unique solutions, from the provision of satcom equipment and terminals to the design and installation of complete turnkey systems.

Paradigm has extensive engineering experience designing, manufacturing and delivering customised satellite terminals and earth stations for a wide range of industries and sectors, developing close relationships with customers, and giving valuable insight into their key requirements

About 4K Solutions

4K Solutions, LLC is a US Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) (CvE) specializing in providing leading information technology and communications solutions systems. As an integrator and value-added reseller, 4K Solutions provides rapid fielding solutions design, professional services and information technology training on a global level.

4K Solutions’ vast Special Operations and Ranger experiences allows us to think outside-of-the-box and solve communications and networking problems quickly.

4K is dedicated to designing robust 4G/LTE and satellite deployable solution sets for our customers. 4K has delivered over 2,400 Mobile Broadband Kits – MBKs to the US Army and is a leader in radio over ip (ROIP) – WAVE systems design and fieldings.