Ruselectronics holding company, part of Russian State Corporation Rostec, has improved a multifunctional integrated communication complex called MIKS.
It is designed for the digitalization of communications on marine vessels, and contains a mobile segment – base stations, mobile phones and sensors measuring the physiological state of the crew.
The complex is the first modular solution to provide wireless connectivity with seamless roaming for submarines and surface ships of various ranks. Earlier the ships used only stationary internal communication, which reduced the speed of exchanging important information.
On board, the complex provides internal hands-free voice communication, ship telephony, video surveillance, and monitoring of the location and physiological state of the crew, as well as streaming of video content on screens installed in the crew cabins. Outside the ship, MIKS supports telegraph and telephone communication, video conferencing, and data and file sharing.
MIKS consists of related functional subsystems, scalable for different grades and classes of ships, both small cruisers and large aircraft carriers. The complex combines screens, cordless phones with touchscreens, terminals for command broadcasting, and sensors monitoring the physiological state of the crew in a single system. All equipment is designed to withstand rough seas, exposure to seawater and a wide range of temperatures.
MIKS complexes, entirely built on Russian hardware and software platform, are planned to be adopted in the near future. Permits for export are currently being prepared.