US: GET Engineering has launched Virtual NTDS (V-NTDS), a new communications method for use in place of Navy Tactical Data Systems (NTDS). The company claims that the new V-NTDS is the first and only method designed to reduce development and deployment costs by eliminating the need for expensive and dedicated NTDS adapters and bulky, costly cables for NTDS communication.
According to a spokesperson from the company, the new V-NTDS design provides emulation of standard NTDS operations. Separate channels for Data and External Interrupts are provided. Aborting conditions, timeouts, and other termination events are well supported. An entirely new functionality provided by V-NTDS is the ability to perform data transactions between different NTDS Types. With V-NTDS, an NTDS Type A device can now communicate with other parallel types (Type B/C/H) or even with NTDS Serial data types (Type D/E).
Source: PR newswire