26 July 2022

Codan’s Authorised Distributor, TACTICOM have successfully supplied and trained the Codan Envoy for the Malaysia Mapping Agency.

Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU) Using Codan Envoy X2 Provides Seamless Connection in A Jungle Environment in Malaysia for the Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia (JUPEM)

MALAYSIA – A compact “plug and play” style radio, Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU), was designed and assembled by Codan’s Authorised Distributor, Tactical Communications Sdn Bhd (TACTICOM) to ease operations for the Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia (JUPEM), a highly respected agency in Malaysia that takes charge of mapping the Malaysian borders. The Mobile Envoy X2 that supports data and voice communications was installed in a ruggedised transportable case.

Installing HF antenna for the Base station is always a challenge in a city environment, especially when space and suitability need to be considered. To maximise the efficiency of using HF network, a combination of radio and IP connectivity was successfully established.

TACTICOM has designed the system to run on the IP backbone of the Malaysian Government’s network, MyGovNet to connect the HQ users to the transmitter’s station hundreds of kilometres away. With this, users do not need to physically be with the radios as they can connect using Codan’s Smartphone App Xtend or Codan’s Virtual Control Point (VCP) instead.

The portable RDUs and remote command and control capability of the Envoy are used by the survey team in the operations area to provide situational reports to HQ either by voice or data.

The data capability and the SMS gateway, ensures reliable communications of the users on-site to the users in the HQ. The RDU system is aimed to be commercially targeted to more Government agencies in Malaysia soon.

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