In order to address the unique needs of operators in Department of Defense (DoD) and throughout the federal government, Samsung has announced that the Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition (TE) is now available through select channel partners, including PAR Government, Viasat, Black Diamond Advanced Technology (BDATech) and goTenna.
“We worked diligently with the industry’s most trusted companies to ensure best-in-class software, services, and hardware solutions perform with our devices. The Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition is an intelligent, lightweight, and secure mobile device that integrates into advanced systems and enables operators to complete their missions—regardless of location,” said Chris Balcik, VP of Sales, Federal Government, Samsung Electronics America.
According to Samsung, The Galaxy S20 TE has been designed to provide a hardware platform with an open and secure Android operating system to enable a broad range of tactical partners. It is the ideal lightweight end-user device for running battlefield applications including Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK), Android Precision Assault Strike Suite (APASS), Kinetic Integrated Low-Cost Software Integrated Tactical Handheld (KILSWITCH) and Battlefield Assisted Trauma Distributed Observation Kit (BATDOK), while seamlessly and securely integrating with tactical radios and peripherals including laser range finders, drone feeds and external GPS.
The Galaxy S20 TE features a comprehensive ecosystem of partners including mobile situational awareness, virtual health, and robotics control technology and networking solutions.
As a leading developer of ATAK, PAR Government delivers mobile Situational Awareness (SA) solutions for government agencies. The company’s SA software applications are provisioned and integrated on the Galaxy S20 TE. These SA solutions provide real-time access to geospatial data, accelerate multimedia sharing, and improve team collaboration and integration with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
Asserting that the Samsung Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition is the perfect device for the modern medic-warrior, Sean Sullivan, Director of Business Development, Remote Healthcare Solutions said, “By adding the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Battlefield Assisted Trauma Distributed Observation Kit (BATDOKTM) software solution to the S20 TE further enhances a medic’s effectiveness in the field and helps streamline a wounded operator’s care- from the battlefield to the hospital.”
To realize the full potential of the military’s use of tactical robotic systems, it is imperative that operators control robotic platforms from an intuitive, affordable, highly-portable ground control station. Samsung’s Galaxy S20 TE combined with Tomahawk Robotics’ Kinesis universal command and control software provides this capability for the DOD’s major robotics programs of record.
Samsung claims that the Galaxy S20 TE smartphone also supports multiple carrier networks and the use of private 5G SIMs, Wi-Fi 6, and CBRS2. Leveraging Oceus Networks, private 5G/4G LTE high bandwidth networks, Samsung Galaxy S20 TE users can access Oceus Networks’ Secure Mobile Device Platform (SMP). Mind you! Currently, this device is available only in the US.
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