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IDDS™ To Make DRASH DC2E More Robust


IDDS™ Reduces the Amount of Cable Run Across Each Facility; Offers More Secure Connections; Refocuses Soldier on True Mission

Orangeburg, NY – DHS Technologies LLC, the parent company of DHS Systems, Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter (DRASH) System for the military and emergency responders, today announced a new solution has been added to its diverse portfolio of durable and highly reliable DRASH Deployable Command and Control Equipment, known in the field by end-users as DC2E. Comprised of various sized projector and audiovisual switching systems, DC2E, was developed to help solve the information management problems facing today’s commander.

The new Intelligent Data Distribution System (IDDS™) enhances the capabilities of any DC2E System by providing users with an easier and more cost-effective method of distributing power and network connectivity in the field. The IDDS™ was developed in response to customer demand for a more robust and user friendly internal power distribution and network connection system than had been previously available. The IDDS™ also helps to organize and reduce the amount of cables criss-crossing a facility, allowing operators to spend more time focusing on the mission at hand instead of fumbling around with the various different cable components needed to supply their workstations.

“Safe, secure, and reliable network connectivity is key to any mobile force making timely decisions,” says Curtis Nail, Project Manager for DC2E. “The IDDS™ is just the latest innovation to come from direct feedback from those operating in the field.”

The highly advanced IDDS™ supports a wide range of communications technologies, including VoIP, video streaming and IP video conferencing. Able to connect to any table measuring one to two inches in thickness, the DRASH IDDS™ allows personnel to store and protect cables while sharing power and network connectivity for up to six workstations. As many as three boxes can be daisy-chained together for extended power and network distribution. Made to withstand the harshest of field conditions, the IDDS™ is man-portable and can easily be transported from one location to the next with any DRASH Shelter System or it can be integrated into other existing systems.

DHS Technologies, known for its DRASH Shelter Systems, has long been part of the U.S. Army’s Standard Integrated Command Post System (SCIPS) program. DRASH Trailer Mounted Support Systems (TMSS) Large and Medium are currently being fielded to all U.S. Army maneuver brigade combat teams, including units in Iraq and Afghanistan and numerous National Guard units across the United States, as the U.S. Army’s standard for Large and Medium Command Post Systems.

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