SRI and Covia Labs to develop interoperable communications Systems for U.S. Military

SRI International has become a strategic
partner of Covia Labs.

Under the two-year agreement, both
companies will develop low-cost and secure communications, network management,
and situational awareness systems for the U.S. military, public safety
agencies, and commercial clients.

The two organizations will support
contracts with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the
Department of Homeland Defense (DHS) to provide enhanced capabilities on
communication devices such as smartphones. 

Covia Labs and SRI will deliver
solutions that combine the strengths of each organization, such as SRI’s
DynaMesh networking technology and Covia Labs’ secure systems integration
and interoperability products.

“Clients are asking for new
capabilities and architectures that enable remote, secure, mission-based
communications with and without cloud connectivity. An important need is to be
able to deploy commercially developed technology within military and security
applications,” said Chris Lockett, program manager at SRI.

While working on DARPA’s Transformative
Apps Program, SRI will evaluate and deliver Covia Labs’ software platform
coupled with SRI’s DynaMesh “coreless” and secure computing
technologies to provide warfighters with the right mobile software applications.

“The longer-term objective of this
relationship is to develop a low-cost solution that enables the seamless
formation of secure teams across different military and public safety
agencies,” said David Kahn, chief executive officer of Covia Labs.

In order to cater DHS and the public safety
market, Covia Labs will extend its communication interoperability
solution to enable mission-critical voice communication over emerging LTE
cellular networks.

On the other hand, SRI will analyze the
requirements for LTE deployments and assess its use for mission critical
applications for public safety operations.

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