DRS TO PROVIDE VOICE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS ABOARD NAVY SHIPS

U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts needed integrated voice communications systems (IVCS) for Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and Ticonderoga-class cruisers. They found their solution from DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. in Kanata, Ontario.

July 17, 2015 Military and Aerospace Electronics -- U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts needed integrated voice communications systems (IVCS) for Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and Ticonderoga-class cruisers. They found their solution from DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. in Kanata, Ontario.

The IVCS is a computer-controlled telephone system that consists of two interconnected interior-communications switching centers, dial terminals, network terminals, terminal accessories, and associated cabling, according to DRS officials.

The system can be connected to a ship's announcing system, shore telephone lines, radio communications, and certain battle sound-powered telephone circuits. It will capitalize on the DRS Secure Voice System with a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Avaya Aura Communication Manager unified communications platform from Avaya Government Solutions in Fairfax, Va., DRS officials say.

The IVCS equipment also has a qualified electronics rack and power distribution system from Dynalec Corp. in Sodus, N.Y., a specialist in sound-powered telephone technology.

The IVCS is a computer controlled voice communications system that is capable of providing modern, reliable, and survivable interior voice communications in Navy combatant ships, Navy officials say.

FOR MORE INFORMATION visit DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. online at www.drs.com, and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic at www.public.navy.mil/spawar/Atlantic.