Universal Communications Platform™(UCP™)

Universal Communications Platform™(UCP™)

Game-changing Capabilities 

The UCP integrates any radio communications systems using existing communications infrastructure to form a cost-effective, dedicated network for complete communications including voice, video and data.

On the front lines of any crisis or combat situation or natural disaster, connecting separate networks for communications among first responders, makes all the difference when saving time and lives.

That’s why Lockheed Martin created the Universal Communications Platform (UCP) Gateway – an internet protocol (IP) based gateway product designed to provide interoperability between radio systems (tactical and LMR both secured and non-secure) and other communication devices including cellular telephones, landline telephones, commercial VoIP phones, and Smart Phones.

The UCP Gateway converts the audio and data from any of these devices to common IP format and then multicast on a standard IP network. It fully supports tiered control network services readily supporting Unit, Base, Regional and Enterprise level operations as needed at the touch of a button. Numerous systems have been designed and deployed including fixed sites, command centers, vehicle mounted, trailer mounted, aircraft mounted, and personnel carried packages.

BENEFITS

  • The UCP integrates any radio communications systems using existing communications infrastructure to form a cost-effective, dedicated network for complete communications including voice, video and data.
  • The UCP provides a shared Common Operating Picture (COP) enabling first responders to assess situations and respond in unison.
  • The UCP Tactical Deployable Unit (TDU) version can be assembled within 15 minutes to create a cohesive network and dispatch capability consisting of radios, mobile devices, and cellular P25 communications--a command center on the fly.
  • The Tactical Deployable Unit (TDU) can be powered by a wide variety of power sources including batteries and solar panels for instances when electricity is scarce.
  • The TDU requires minimal training to fully use its capability.
  • The UCP Communicator provides the only true P25 radio capability which allows end-to-end communications with P25 radios as well as providing encryption.

UCP GATEWAY

The UCP is an internet protocol (IP) based gateway product designed to provide interoperability between radio systems (Tactical and LMR both secured and non-secure) and other communication devices including cellular telephones, landline telephones, commercial VoIP phones, etc. The fundamental operating principle of the UCP is to convert the audio and data from any of these devices to common IP format and then multicast on a standard IP network. It fully supports tiered control network services readily supporting Unit, Base, Regional and Enterprise level operations as needed at the touch of a button. The UCP Gateway includes three key components: Network Interface Unit (NIU), Radio Control Unit (RCU) and Multi Radio Unit (MRU).
Multi-Radio-Unit
Network-Interface-Unit
Radio-Control-Unit

The Multi-Radio Unit (MRU)
Connecting Multiple Radio Transceivers

The Multi-Radio Unit (MRU) works in conjunction with our NIU and RCU, to provide IP access and control of up to four separate portable radio transceivers. The front panel includes a touch screen LCD display to control all four radios inside the transceivers. LED indicators and speaker/ microphone connectors for each radio are available on the front panel. Radios can be configured and operated from a dispatch console, workstation/ laptop, or directly from the front panel, allowing full control from the touch screen, giving it stand alone, base station type capabilities.

The Network Interface Unit (NIU)
IP-based Gateway for Communications

The Network Interface Unit (NIU) allows up to four separate audio devices to be accessed remotely through a LAN or WAN using a common IP language. Whenever a call is sent or received from an audio device, a multicast VOIP stream is generated by the NIU, allowing access to all connected audio devices, without the use of centralized servers. Any device that supports two or four-wire analog audio is supported. Examples commonly connected to the NIU include mobile radios, base stations, router E&M ports, public address systems, and tone remotes/consoles.

The Radio Control Unit (RCU)
IP-based Remote Control Radios

The Radio Control Unit (RCU) provides access and control of embedded radios through an IP Network. The RCU does this in conjunction with or independent of our NIU and MRU products, making all radios connected to the RCU remotely controllable from any client device, such as a PC, laptop, PDA, SIP phone, cellular smart phones, iPhones®, and iPads®. The custom console GUI applications are easily reconfigurable, and can even be sent over email for changes/additions in the field. The RCU can be configured and tuned remotely with the most commonly used web browsers via the web-based interface. No special software is required.

“ON THE FLY” TACTICAL DEPLOYABLE UNIT (TDU)

Tactical-Deployable-Unit
The TDU is a self-contained, portable system that enables first responders to set up for operation at any place and at any time in under 15 minutes.  The TDU includes fully capable communications for operation centers, mobile units, and DoD and Department of Homeland Security applications. 
Tactical-Deployable-Unit

PRIVATE CELLULAR NETWORK (PCN)

Private-Cellular-Network
The UCP PCN is a portable base station that supports any combination of GSM, HSPA, CDMA2000 or LTE sectors. This battery-powered unit allows for quick deployment of commercial cellular standards in any frequency band.

CASE STUDIES

Public-Service

Mass Casualty Incidents
Natural Disasters
Forced Fire Incidents
HAZMAT Incidents
Tactical Police & SWAT Intervention

CASE STUDY

Military

U.S. Army and Marines Ground Support
U.S. Air Force Air Support
U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Operations
Special Forces Operations

CASE STUDY

Commercial

Mining and Logging Operations
Factory and Production Facilities
Infrastructure in Remote Areas
Operational Comms & Public Safety

CASE STUDY

Radio-Over-Cellular

Next-gen radio feature for responders who require reliable radio communications.

CASE STUDY


RADIO OVER CELLULAR (ROC) MOBILE APP

UCP-Communicator-App
UCP Communicator for iPhone is available in the App Store. 

UCP Communicator for iPhone

UCP Communicator is an application used as part of the Lockheed Martin Universal Communications Platform (UCP) family of products. The UCP Communicator application—when downloaded to a mobile device such as an Android, iPhone or Windows platform and registered to a UCP Communicator server—allows the user to experience push-to-talk radio communications on their device.  This mean that UCP Communicator users can also communicate seamlessly with two-way radio users when the PTT server is connected to compatible two-way radio infrastructure. Designed to the APCO P25 format capability allows either mobile platform-only communications or mobile to radio communications allowing the users to have a wide variety of communications choices. Because it is designed to APCO P25 standards, it is the only PTT system that is end-to-end encryptable. 

With the UCP Communicator, organizations can reduce the costs of radio hardware for surge operations.  External organizations can be added to the system in their own talk group which allows coordination with these groups while keeping essential communications clutter-free.

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