Multiplexing Converter targets tactical market.

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Featuring modular circuitry, Model CV-MCU2 can be software-configured to perform CDI/NRZ/Fiber conversions or up to 4:1 multiplexing in single 1 RU chassis. Integrated modules support up to five 20 Mbps protocol conversions and can be used to multiplex up to 4 digital trunk groups onto single 16 Mbps aggregate. Tactical user can configure single unit as multiplexer, modem, or combination, allowing circuits to operate independently or be combined as needed.

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New Multiplexing Converter Unit from Ultra-DNE Adds Modular Circuitry to Tactical Networks

DNE Sets New Standard for Port Density and Performance in the Tactical Market
Wallingford, CT - Ultra Electronics-DNE Technologies, a provider of tactical voice and data communication solutions, announces a new, modular multiplexing protocol converter for use in tactical networks. The product, called the CV-MCU2, can be software-configured to perform CDI/NRZ/Fiber conversions or up to 4:1 multiplexing in a single 1RU chassis. The CV-MCU2 allows the tactical user to configure a single unit as either a multiplexer or a modem, or any combination of the two, allowing the circuits
to operate independently or be combined as needed without replacing hardware modules when a reallocation of circuits is required.

An innovative new universal copper/fiber/NRZ module used in the CV-MCU2 provides both an increase in port density and circuit flexibility to the tactical user, supporting up to five 20Mbps protocol conversions per 1-RU chassis. In addition, these modules now provide interoperability with deployed Perkins 2270 Fiber Optic Modems, allowing the CV-MCU2 to be a viable space-saving alternative when installing new modems in tactical communications vans.

The CV-MCU2 also uses these same universal fiber modules to multiplex up to four digital trunk groups onto a single 16Mbps aggregate, allowing field traffic at a communications van or shelter to be consolidated for more efficient throughput to high-speed radios. This consolidation results in a significant size and weight reduction over existing trunk group multiplexers, and supports both copper and fiber circuits.
Like all products in the Ultra-DNE protocol converter family, the CV-MCU2 combines the features of both Conditioned Di-Phase Modems (CDIMs) and Fiber Optic Modems (FOMs), and offers a conversion to and from Non-Return to Zero (NRZ) protocols. The new universal fiber interface provides connectivity to single- and multi-mode fiber, and JTC3A 9109C devices, such as the ITT GSC-54, and Northrop Grumman MD-1272.

The CV-MCU2 uses industrial components to increase the environmental operating range to better adapt to today's diverse deployment conditions. In addition, the CV-MCU2 chassis will also support previously deployed VersaMux 4000 NRZ Mux and CDI Mux option modules for an efficient re-use of deployed components. All cards are hot-swappable, and can be configured via a front-panel LCD interface, or through Serial DB-9 or Telnet RJ-45 ports. Additional option modules are planned to support further DoD NetCentric transition. Ultra-DNE also offers a selection of accessory cables to interface with many existing encryption devices.

About Ultra Electronics-DNE Technologies
For over fifty years, Ultra Electronics-DNE Technologies has provided communications devices to the US Department of Defense, Homeland Security and other government agencies. Ultra Electronics-DNE Technologies manufactures modern networking equipment that economizes bandwidth and extends the drive distances of tactical communications devices. This equipment is used throughout the US Department of Defense (DoD) and other government agencies to support the transition to IP networking, particularly in areas where bandwidth-intense network traffic is restricted by a single satellite or radio signal. DNE manufactures the AN/FCC-100, the TAC Multiservice Access Concentrator series, and a series of NRZ/CDI/FOM converters, including the VersaMux protocol converter/multiplexer. For more information, contact Ultra Electronics-DNE Technologies at 1-800-370-4485 or visit them on the web at

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