Reduced Size, Weight and Power (SWAP)
For field deployed users (aid agencies, military, exploration etc) reduced size, weight and power demands are of critical for successful deployment.
Smaller, lighter kit means less people to transport the kit, and less money and space to transport the kit by air, sea or land.
Less power consumption means lighter batteries or less demand on generators.
Vocality isn't just about SWAP. Bandwidth efficiency drives down the need for larger satellite terminals, or drive down the operational cost of the system.
Our PC/104 versions of BASICS boards are used in tactical kits by many of the major international systems integrator's and transportable kit designers.