C4i Systems designs, produces and integrates cutting edge command, control, computers, communications, intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (C4ISTAR) technologies.
Their core business concentrates on bespoke solutions and customised products that help Unitronix’s clients in the defence, security and commercial sectors worldwide.
In 2015 they partnered with American computer manufacturer ADDC, and gained a huge competitive advantage from utilising their revolutionary BioDigitalPC within their products. ADDC technology is integrated into the full product range, which enables Unitronix to provide a complete system solution capable of meeting any user needs.
The BioDigitalPC® family of computers are credit card sized computing platforms equipped with an intel 8th generation i7 CPU, up to 16GB of DDR4 and 512GB or 1 Terabyte of NVMe SSD.
The BioDigitalPC® is powered by 5VDC. It has one DisplayPort++, four USB 2.0, one USB 3.0, and two PCIe x1 Gen3 interface signals. The BioDigitalPC® also includes the Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
The BioDigitalPC® is able to run any x86 operating system. These include Windows, Windows Server, LINUX, CentOS, RHEL, Ubuntu and many others. It is also backwards compatible with older BioDigitalPC® docking stations and is ready to provide a mobile computing experience with just a moments notice. The card is hot swappable and contains a built in graphics card.
All BioDigitalPC®’s have a waterproof, dust-proof, fire resistant and rugged epoxy coating ringed with anodised aluminium able to resist the worst operating conditions. The operating temperature is between -40C and 110C and is able to withstand nearly 3000G forces.
The BioDigitalPC® Desktop Reader-M has been specifically designed for use with the militarised BioDigitalPC®. This allows HQ users to move their pre-mission planning and applications seamlessly from the HQ to any BioDigtalPC® enabled platform.
The BioDigitalPC® Desktop Reader-M breaks out two USB 2.0 connections, one USB 3.0 connection, a Mini-DisplayPort, a 10/100 Ethernet connection to access the internet, and a power connection. The Desktop Reader-M, in conjuction with the BioDigitalPC® Card, runs on 12VDC at an average power draw of 10W (8W – 10W TPD during normal use).
Its simplicity, very small size, and low power consumption provides convenience and flexibility.
Just insert the BioDigitalPC®/MobylPC™ Card into the connector located in the BioDigitalPC®Desktop Reader-M and it will automatically power up. No need to hit a power switch! The BioDigitalPC®/MobylPC™ Card will boot up whatever operating system the user has installed. The Desktop Reader-M includes a red LED to indicate power to the board. A green LED indicates the BioDigitalPC®/MobylPC™ Card has been inserted.
Desktop Dock 3.0 provides the BioDigitalPC® Card with a fully functioning desktop computer experience.
Multi Processor Modules provide compact network application services in a single energy efficient mobile unit.
MPM-4 houses 4 removable Credit Card sized BioDigitalPC® processor modules. Designed and developed to address government and military requirements for tactical processing, shared storage and networking in a single compact unit. Processing and data storage can be easily accessed in the field.
Network connectivity is provided by a managed Layer 2+ Gigabit switch module offering eight 10/100/1000Mbps copper twisted pair ports for connection to other network peripherals and communications equipment. The MPM-4 is a complete micro datacentre solution for deployment in the field or SOHO environment.
MPM-8 houses 8 removable Credit Card sized processor modules. It was designed to address government and military requirements for tactical processing, shared storage and networking in a single compact unit. Furthermore. processing and data storage can be easily accessed in the field.
Internal and network connectivity is provided by an embedded 1/10 Gb managed switch/router. IO functionality consists of 12 x 1GbE RJ45 ports, 4 x 1 Gb SFP fibre ports and 4 x 10 Gb SFP fibre ports from the embedded Managed Ethernet Switch/Router. Each BioDigitalPC® is interfaced via its dedicated Mini DisplayPort connector with 2 x USB2 and 1 x USB3 ports.
Mobile Data Centres are scalable server clusters.
MDC-8 provides instant and scalable network application services to field based data users in a single energy efficient and mobile unit and can be scaled from one server to eight complete servers simply by plugging in more BioDigitalPC®’s. The MDC-8 is also equipped with an integrated Cisco router, and RAID Controller card connected to 4TB (2x 2TB) of SSDs, with an option for 8TB (2 x 4TB). When completely scaled, the MDC-8 allows for 8 BioDigitalPC®’s containing 8 to 32 CPU cores, 16 to 64GB DDR3 RAM, up to 32TB of on-board ultra-fast SSD storage.
MDC-10 comes equipped with 10 BioDigitalPC® server docking stations in a rugged case. Users can scale the MDC-10 from 1 to 10 servers simply by plugging more BioDigitalPC® server cards into available slots. You can accommodate ever changing field requirements in minimal physical storage space. Adding a node to the server cluster is as simple as plugging in another credit card sized BioDigitalPC Server and configuring it to your network parameters
MDC SR-10 An ultra compact server, which is rapidly deployable. Suitable for operation at locations requiring local data processing, application and storage services in the most mobile and condensed form factor possible. Built in to a rugged Pelican® case, the MDC SR-10 is capable of providing up to 10 BioDigitalPC® server cards. Once networked together, these cards form a cohesive, scalable server cluster. Dual 10GB SFP ports provide access for network clients and a dedicated 1 GB management port keeping separate from client services. The proprietary management GUI gives finite control to each server card and the ability to remotely manage systems.
MDC-22 can be scaled from one server to 22 complete servers simply by plugging in more BioDigitalPC®/MobylPC Servers. This means that you can accommodate ever changing requirements in the field with a minimum of physical storage. Add a node to the server cluster by simply plugging in a BioDigitalPC®/MobylPC Server, which is the size of a credit card, configuring it to your network parameters and allowing it into the network.
Rack mounted ‘all in one’ solution for ROIP, video & server based systems. C-Reach (R) has the added benefit of four Biodigitalpc® cards and a single 1tb 2.5inch SSD removable drive for additional storage. The BioDigtialPC® provides a combined fully interchangeable/removable processor and secure storage solution. With its patented reader, it allows users to adopt a modular approach to their tactical computing requirements without the need for significant hardware change. Three of the BioDigitalPC® cards are used for processing and running operating systems while the forth card is used for the best in class Cisco5921 ESR router. If needed other software routers are also available.
A complete solution for RoIP, Video and Data Processing, in a single ultra-compact form factor. It combines 4 capabilities into a single light weight unit. Secure Routing, RoIP & IP Video combined with the BioDigitalPC® processor for local data processing and storage, the C-REACH (AGS) is an extremely SWaP efficient, multi-purpose compute and communicate solution for expeditionary communications worldwide. Provided in a MIL-STD 704 & 1275 ready package, the C-REACH (AGS) provides network communications interoperability over bearer of choice; video capture, compression and dissemination; and local applications services.
Communication system that extends the distribution of voice, video and data communications simultaneously throughout the battlefield. The rapidly deployable MRC-MC4 is a robust radio, waveform and bearer agnostic communication system that brings cutting edge technologies together in a streamlined, well integrated and flexible simultaneous voice and data package that can be utilised in Vehicles, Forward Operating Bases, Tactical Operations Centres and Base Stations for superior Communications. It consists of four hand held radio pockets (MRC-UVA) capable of housing, charging and powering a myriad of currently fielded and developmental Tactical Multiband, MANET, ROVER and ISR radios. It supplies 20W (A-320V3) of amplification to 30-50MHz handheld radios, expanding their range on average by two or three times.
Land Class A certified – Rugged, compact and modular computing.
C-COM Mini multi-format computing solution that addresses a multitude of tactical processing requirements from a single, low powered and compact unit.
Driven by the revolutionary interchangeable BiodigitalPC® technology the C-COM Mini supports any combination of windows or Linux (server or client OS) operating systems.
It can be deployed in a variety of user environments and installations and is capable of using a single in-service radio battery to operate for up to 5 hours to support early entry operations.
Deployed within either a vehicle or low level field headquarters it is designed to provide a compact, multi user tactical hub providing both processing and networking capability that is harnessed in a single location.
Additional user benefits are delivered through the advantages provided by the BiodigitalPC® in delivering a secure and totally interchangeable/removable computing platform with options for a variety of processing and storage configurations.
Software agnostic computer for mission or platform management applications within:
C-LITE TAC is the only available system that delivers a fully user interchangeable computing platform with options for a variety of processing and storage configurations. Drawing as little as 15 watts of power combined with its extremely small footprint the C-LITE TAC addresses the full spectrum of SWaP-C requirements within the military vehicle market.
This revolutionary approach to military computing now delivers to the market the smallest, lightest and lowest power consuming tactical computer. Designed to provide C2 data processing, the C-LITE TAC has a robust and durable chassis and is tested to IP67 standards against dust and water ingress. In designing the C-LITE TAC emphasis was applied to ensure compliance to both MIL-STD-810 and 461 requirements for shock, vibration, temperature and EMI.
It has the option for VGA, DVI or HDMI video outputs, allowing the user a variety of different PC display monitors.
C-SOLDIER makes sophisticated data processing on the front line a reality thanks to credit card sized BioDigitalPC® technology capable of running fully featured x86 applications.
It uses as little as ten watts of power and can be powered from a single in-service 2590 battery or alternative DC supply, meaning it can sustain dismounted operations at the front line. Dual Ethernet provides the ability to induce two feeds to the commander’s situational awareness tool to further support effective immediate decision making.
The BioDigitalPC® provides a combined fully interchangeable/removable processor and secure storage solution which, with its patented reader, allows users to adopt a modular approach to their tactical computing requirements without the need for significant hardware change.
Software agnostic computer for mission or platform management applications within: Dismounted operations
Sensor Processing Unit-C-SPU is a versatile and robust processing unit providing the user with Dual BioDigitalPC® Credit card sized PC modules, 4 port serial to IP interface and 4 port Gigabit Ethernet switch in an extremely small form factor.
Optimised for harsh Military/Industrial environments, the C-SPU has the ability to consolidate multiple serial and IP sensor feeds into a single IP stream and provide this data either to the twin on-board processing module or transmission over backhaul networks. The C-SPU allows any attached serial or IP devices to be supplied with filtered 12/24vDC outputs directly from C-SPU device ports, reducing cabling and system complexity.
The FIPS140-2 Lvl 3 compliant processing modules are easy to install and upgrade providing piece of mind for security and a robust through life upgrade path, reducing overall cost during its service life.
The C-SPU is robust and durable chassis and can be supplied with varying mounting, colour and power supply options to meet any customer requirements.
The Monitor Control Unit C-MCU is a portable sensor concentrator and monitoring solution. It’s been designed for use as a stand-alone solution or for use in wider platform solutions to provide the ability to gather multiple Serial and IP sensor feeds and distribute them across the wider network.
Multiple MCU units can be interlinked via fibre optic cable, Cat5 or wireless IP bearers to increase the sensor coverage area, share sensor data or create a perimeter sensor network.
The MCU has been built and tested to DEFSTAN 00-35, DEFSTAN 59-411 and MILSTD-810G.
The MCU has a robust and durable chassis that is tested to IP67 standards against dust and water ingress. With options for mast/vehicle mounting, custom sensor cables, multiple power inputs and network connectivity the MCU has complete flexibility for sensor to IP data transfer.
INTEGRATED SYSTEM A
C-REACH (MP) is the first communications solution that provides a modular Beyond Line of Site (BLOS) voice, video and data gateway. Users deployed to the forward edge of operating areas have the ability to communicate mission critical information to tactical and strategic decision makers, without the need to carry or transport additional radios, batteries, chargers or antennas.
The C-REACH (MP) solution allow users to communicate with almost any variant of modern radio communication system.
It creates an operating umbrella that allows any user with a corresponding radio to achieve complete BLOS communications on a global scale through SATCOM/IP networks.
C-REACH (MP) provides a global, simultaneous voice and data capability allowing both radio and video traffic to be securely passed through the command chain from a single lightweight system that can be self-sufficient for up to 36 hours* in the most remote environments.
It is compliant to: MIL-STD-1275 input voltage range and transient voltage, MIL-STD-704A input voltage range requirements.
INTEGRATED SYSTEM B
Highly manoeuvrable, dynamic and fully integrated platform solution.
Delivering an agile, flexible and sophisticated C4/ISTAR capability to the modern war-fighter.
The C-QUAD has been designed to provide the user with a highly maneuverable, C4ISTAR capability. Integrated onto the market leading Polaris MV850 ATV platform or any other ATV platform.
C-QUAD can be used to deliver fast, reliable transportation of C4ISTAR assets to hard to reach areas in support of Border Security, Force Protection, Reconnaissance and Surveillance. Fully equipped with the latest BioDigitalPC® technology, the C-QUAD provides a data processing and communications platform. It’s robust and ready for the most demanding user.
C-QUAD can be provided as a fully fitted solution to the MV-850 platform. Alternatively, it can provided as a bespoke Installation Kit (IK) designed to meet the specific configuration requirements of the user.
The C-LITE TAC delivers a fully user interchangeable rugged C2 data processing computing platform for use on tactical military vehicles. C-LITE TAC utilities the BioDigitalPC® which provides a combined fully interchangeable/removable processor and secure storage solution.
The C-QUAD incorporates C4i Systems C-REACH bearer agnostic communication system, which extends the simultaneous distribution of key voice and data communications from the most remote environments. C-REACH is the first communications solution that provides a modular Beyond Line of Site (BLOS)
voice,video and data gateway. Users deployed to the forward edge of operating areas have the ability to communicate mission critical information to tactical and strategic decision makers, without the need to carry or transport additional radios, batteries, chargers or antennas.
Communications and EO Sensor mounting capability The C-QUAD has a specially designed 3 Metre mast system that can be deployed when static to further enhance the Platform’s capability. The mast is designed so that it can be used to mount various sensor suites to suit the Operational needs of the user.
Infra-Red (IR) Covert Illumination/Driving Light System
The C-NITE IR driving and rear light system provides the user with front and rear illumination. This enables users to operate using Gen Ill NVG goggles and scopes. The front light provides a forward spot beam along with a wider driving beam, with the rear providing illumination the added benefit of also providing an IR brake light.