Cognitive Antenna Radio Systems
Adaptive radio beam steering / beam forming is the solution to today's challenge of having to transmit broadband radio signals over a medium to long range in SATCOM, mobile, more enterprise, nomadic or ad-hoc networking applications. In contrast to legacy mechanically steered antennas, the KARsys technology from VITES provides a solid state solution which neither requires moving mechanics nor motors and thus is maintenance free and easy to install. It is leightweight and therefore doesn't cause any mechanical stress on the structure it is mounted to. Read more about beam steering technology here.
VITES products based on the KARsys technology represent a quantum leap for adaptive radio beam steering equipment. With its flat phased array antenna panels and the modular and scalable architecture, a huge variety of applications can be covered. Radio systems equipped with KARsystechnology from VITES offer a large amount of features and benefits:
- Very compact systems that integrate antenna and radio modem into one device
- Mechanically very slim setup
- Customizable to any frequency, ideally in the bands above 1 GHz
- Scalable antenna panels and associated signal processing, depending on required gain
- Modular setup, for more gain, additional panel segments can be added
- The panels can be adapted to the shape of the structure they shall be mounted to
- Panels segments can be mounted mechanically distributed in order to optimize the possible beam angles
- Cost and power efficient solutions
- Digital beam forming signal processing allows for the compensation of unwanted effects e.g. due to variation of ambient temperature
Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks
As a reliable, robust and mature solution for ad-hoc networking in disaster management and mission control of security authorities, VITES offers HiMoNN (Highly Mobile Network more
Node). This product line is well established and successful in the market for many years and it is used by numerous security authority offices, e. g. police, fire brigade, technical support forces but also in the industrial sector.
Due to its performance qualities, HiMoNN typically provides advantages in situations where task forces have communication demands, but where a communication infrastructure is not available, overloaded, where it is not reliable or destroyed. This is, for example, the case during disaster control operations or with major fires or floods. Furthermore, HiMoNN brings a tremendous benefit for the monitoring of critical infrastructures, with major sports or other events, demonstrations or in case of hostage situations and other special operation tasks.
More and more often, rescue operations are coordinated centrally by regional control centres. The exchange of an accurate assessment with the respective control centre plays a very important role for reliable allocation of resources. In cases of emergency or damage, the complexity of infrastructures normally requires further information regarding the condition of buildings and systems at the operation site. The spectrum reaches from connecting control center systems, the integration of indoor radio systems via the transmission of video and thermal image information, up to the merging of measurement and sensor data as well as the networking of medical treatment places on big events or of entire plant areas.
Video data of the operation site - recorded via video drone, vehicle camera, helmet camera or other portable systems, combined with detailed position and sensor data enable precise assessment of the current situation and thus increase operational efficiency. Data is exchanged in real time between first responders, emergency vehicles and on-site sensors, and finally submitted to the operation control centre in bundled form. A head of operations is not required to be on-site for gaining an overview of the situation, but he is supplied with information at the control centre and can co-ordinate the operation together with other task forces, if necessary. In response, information from data bases is made available, such as building plans or safety measures in case of chemical hazards at the scene.
Read more about HiMoNN here.
NEWS & PRESS
VITES is a partner of RINSPEED concerning their visionary concept car "Σtos".
The vehicle with VITES' visionary SATCOM solution have been displayed at the CES 2016 in Las Vegas and at the International Motor Show in Geneva. Download the PR.
Pictures for download: (Σtos), (SAT-System)
VITES SATCOM-System in the Rinspeed Etos
The Munich Expo Magazine eMove 360° Features VITES' SATCOM-System for the ETOS in their issue 01/2016.
22.11. - 24.11.
Hall 10.2 / Booth C05
Hall Foyer West / Booth FW-301
27.04. - 28.04.16
Bonn Bad Godesberg
City Hall, Grosser Saal / Booth G16
23.02. - 25.02. Nuremberg, Germany
Hall 4A / Booth 400
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US-President Barack Obama visited the booth of ETOS Project Partner Harting and could as well take a look at the integrated SATCOM System from VITES.
Download pictures here.
Int. Motor Show Geneva
1.-13. March. 2016
VITES is partner of RINSPEED in the frame of the "Σtos"-Project.
The visionary concept car Σtos, that has already been shown at the CES in Las Vegas this year, has now its European premiere at the International Motor Show in Geneva. VITES contributes an innovative SATCOM solution based on the KARsys Technology.
Impressions from the Int. Motor Show Geneva and the CES Las Vegas:
Int. Motor Show Geneva 
CES Las Vegas  
Nov. 17 & 18, 2015