Orem, UT – October 20, 2008 – FreeLinc, the pioneer and market leader in secure wireless capabilities, announced today that it has signed an agreement with the US Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) located in Natick, Massachusetts to further develop and integrate its Near Field Magnetic Communications as part of a four year goal to remove all cables on soldiers.
Building on the successes of the Future Force Warrior (FFW) Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) and the lessons learned from the successful demonstration of Land Warrior (4-9 Manchu System) in the Iraq Theater, NSRDEC will develop technologies through Advanced Technology Objectives (ATOs). Those ATOs will focus on research in the following areas: Soldier Protection, Small Unit Lethality Integration, Soldier Power, Small Unit Systems Integration and Demonstration, Soldier Network Integration, and Soldier Mobility & Enhanced Load Carriage.
FreeLinc will be working on the Soldier Planning Interfaces and Networked Electronics ATO, working both in the lab and with soldiers at the annual field trials at Fort Dix, NJ. Further information about the program can be found online at: http://nsrdec.natick.army.mil/about/techprog/index.htm.
Anthony J. Sutera, FreeLinc CEO, stated “We have a very unique opportunity to accelerate the insertion of our technology into the core of a program that will finally enable the advanced capabilities the Army has been developing for the last decade. Removing the cables on this system will give the warfighter greater communications capabilities, increased situational awareness, better command and control and at the end of the day, save lives.”
FreeLinc, founded in 2003, is the largest wireless accessory communications company in the industry. Its patented product capabilities use the latest generation of near-field magnetic induction (NFMI) technology enabling highly reliable, secure communications. FreeLinc’s communications capabilities are of special interest to the military because of its inherent security, non-radio frequency (RF) protocols, low power consumption, and spectrum usage advantages.