Broadcast Microwave Services (BMS) Launches New 100-Mile Mobile Ad Hoc Network MANET/MIMO Airborne Transceiver System

BMTS-M System Leverages MANET Technology Enabling Robust Long Distance Two-Way Communications

August 16, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Broadcast Microwave Services, a global leader in Airborne Video Downlink Systems (AVDL), today announces the commercial release of its new bi-directional communication system, named BMTS-M. The system will be on display for the first time at the AUVSI Xponential trade show, in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Georgia World Congress Center August 16-19, 2021, at booth 2651.

“The footprint of the new transceiver is the same as our current HC4 transmitter, which offers customers an easy path to upgrade to resilient bi-directional communications.”

The end-to-end solution begins with an aircraft mounted transceiver (BMTS-MA), which contains everything needed for high quality, reliable and secure streaming of high-definition mission critical video and data across long distances within the mesh network. The system is powered by a Persistent Systems 3X3 MIMO radio which operates on the Wave Relay® network. The transceiver communicates with a ground based outdoor transceiver (BMTS-ME) and an indoor communications and control unit (BMTS-MI), completing the end-to-end solution.

“We are excited to launch this new product, which is built to serve the needs of our global customers including federal, state and local law enforcement agencies who require robust and secure video and data transmission,” stated Harry Davoody, CEO of BMS. “The footprint of the new transceiver is the same as our current HC4 transmitter, which offers customers an easy path to upgrade to resilient bi-directional communications.”

The BMTS-M is an ultra long-range system optimized for air-to-ground, ship-to-ship, or ship-to-shore broadcasts of mission critical information. The DO-160 certified bi-directional broadband system is highly scalable and uses very efficient H.265 compression with secure encryption. Multiple live airborne tests of the system in Southern California have consistently achieved HD video over 100-mile distances.

About Broadcast Microwave Services

BMS designs and manufactures products for capturing and distributing live full motion video via wireless communication. BMS designs and builds its products in California and is a trusted supplier to agencies, globally. Products include long range digital transmitters, receivers, tracking antenna systems and accessories. BMS systems are fully encrypted keeping content secure and are designed for optimum performance in challenging multi-path RF environments. Data911 is a BMS product line providing mobile hardware and software solutions for Public Safety.

Broadcast Microwave Services (BMS) Announces New VP Engineering as Company Embarks on Ambitious Growth Plans

20 Year Qualcomm veteran, Sandip Sarkar to head engineering efforts moving forward.

Contact: Jim Schueren
Broadcast Microwave Services, LLC
+1.425.354.0165
jschueren@bms-inc.com

SAN DIEGO, CA., 26 MAY 2021—Broadcast Microwave Services (BMS, LLC), a global leader in Aircraft Video Downlink (AVDL) systems announced today the addition of Sandip Sarkar, former Senior Director of Engineering at Qualcomm has joined the company as the Vice President of Engineering.

“We are excited to have such an experienced and innovative leader to join our growing team as we enter our next growth phase. Sandip will be instrumental in developing our product/system roadmap, as well as our future technology directions as we look for new ways to expand our R&D efforts to serve next-generation customer requirements,” said Harry Davoody, CEO of BMS.

When asked why he joined BMS, Sandip said: “I want to help take BMS to the next level and grow as a company by adopting world-class engineering standards and delivering the best quality systems for our customers.”
Sandip Sarkar graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India with a bachelor’s degree in technology. He earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University, and was most recently the CTO of Sesovera, an Edge Based Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning platform company. Before that Sandip was a Sr. Director at Qualcomm and was the technical lead for the Qualcomm Engineering Simulation Tool (QUEST™), a robust tool that analyzes live network data, helping operators more precisely track network performance and identify bottlenecks. 

Dedicated to the highest degree of EE professionalism, Sarkar is a member of ComSoc. He has served as a chairman of the physical layer text group as well as an editor for 3GPP2 specifications. He holds more than 300 worldwide patents. He has authored and published more than 30 technical papers in various IEEE and other technical journals and his name has appeared in “Marquis Who’s Who in America” since 2006.

About Broadcast Microwave Services

BMS designs and manufactures products for capturing and distributing live full motion video via wireless communication. BMS designs and builds its products in California and is a trusted supplier to agencies, globally. Products include long range digital transmitters, receivers, tracking antenna systems and accessories. BMS systems are fully encrypted keeping content secure and are designed for optimum performance in challenging multi-path RF environments. Data911 is a BMS product line providing mobile hardware and software solutions serving Public Safety, federal agencies, and commercial fleets. With 38 years of development, design and manufacturing experience, these products and solutions are designed to keep field operators informed, efficient and safe.

To learn more about privately-held BMS and Data911 please visit the company’s website at: www.bms-inc.com or contact us at sales@bms-inc.com.

Broadcast Microwave Services (BMS) Completes ISR Capability Contract for Middle East Strategic American Ally

BMS long range equipment being deployed to help secure borders and increase security via airborne video and data

Contact: Jim Schueren
Broadcast Microwave Services, LLC
+1.425.354.0165
jschueren@bms-inc.com

SAN DIEGO, CA. 11 MAR 2021; Broadcast Microwave Services, LLC (BMS) has completed the installation, testing and acceptance of its latest Airborne Video Datalink (AVDL) system to a Middle East customer. In mid-2020, BMS was awarded this contract. With the help of its local in-country partner, BMS manufactured, shipped, installed, flight tested, and trained the Middle East Air Force customer to enhance its ISR capability. In partnering with a local engineering and support company, BMS strengthens this Air Force’s ability at self-sufficiency and efficiency. By teaming with the end-user and a local support contractor to manage the program, hardware and software components, as well as the maintenance, BMS’s partnership provides our customer’s expansion of its BMS provided Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities.

Under this contract, BMS outfitted additional Air Force aircraft with the BMS industry standard Airborne Video Datalink System (AVDL) system. This new equipment had been integrated seamlessly with the existing ISR ground receive elements and datalinks previously provided by BMS under a separate contract. This new capability will allow our customer to broaden the reach of his video coverage of the country and display the live feed video to more than 10 different locations within the country. Additionally, BMS will provide 5 years of in-country technical support to the user. BMS will partner with one of leading providers of technical maintenance support in the host country.

“BMS is pleased that our localized partnership with the end-user and our local support contractor has provided this expanded capability. BMS’ Team provided this capability within 215 days of contract start to system acceptance. We look forward to supporting our equipment with our local partner” said Harry Davoody, CEO of Broadcast Microwave Services. “BMS is grateful that our customers believe in our products, our ongoing support, and our ability to enhance their systems over time. The true acknowledgement of the strength of BMS is in our long-term relationships and partnerships such as these.”

About Broadcast Microwave Services

BMS designs and manufactures products for capturing and distributing live full motion video via wireless communication. BMS designs and builds its products in California and is a trusted supplier to agencies, globally. Products include long range digital transmitters, receivers, tracking antenna systems and accessories. BMS systems are fully encrypted keeping content secure and are designed for optimum performance in challenging multi-path RF environments. Data911 is a BMS product line providing mobile hardware and software solutions serving Public Safety, federal agencies, and commercial fleets. With 38 years of development, design and manufacturing experience, these products and solutions are designed to keep field operators informed, efficient and safe.

To learn more about privately-held BMS and Data911 please visit the company’s website at: www.bms-inc.com or contact us at sales@bms-inc.com.

Broadcast Microwave Services (BMS) Teams up with Tampa Police Department and Federal Agencies to provide Situational Awareness for Super Bowl LV

Contact: Jim Schueren
Broadcast Microwave Services, LLC
+1.425.354.0165
jschueren@bms-inc.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BMS’ proven video and data downlink equipment provided the wireless backbone for all departments and agencies utilizing the Tampa PD core system

SAN DIEGO, CA., 16 FEB 2021; Super Bowl LV posed many unique challenges including being held during a global pandemic, limited audience, scaled down events as well as the game being held in the home city of one of the participating teams, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a first ever in Super Bowl history. Tampa PD was tasked with providing the airborne surveillance video and data downlink for all law enforcement, US Government and local agencies for the Superbowl in a shared system. These multi-jurisdictional agencies had an array of deployed assets including airborne fixed wing aircraft, helicopters, drones, maritime boats off of the coast and various ground-based vehicles deployed all over the surrounding area to ensure the safety of the city the citizens and property.

BMS equipment was at the heart of this system. BMS provided the airborne transmitters, controllers, antennas, mobile and ground receive sites. At the center of this was the Tampa PD Air Support Operations Center (ASOC) where all active video was sent for monitoring and thereby insuring there were no issues that would either affect the actual event. It was a strong coordinated effort that demanded 24/7 situational awareness and the BMS equipment performed flawlessly. “It was great to see the system working as it should, providing multiple agencies with real time video information that allows them to make critical decisions in real time.” stated Harry Davoody, CEO of BMS. “We are honored to have built a long-term relationship with the Tampa PD over the years and look forward to serving their needs in the future, making them a model Police Department in the nation.”

The original BMS system was deployed during the Republican National Convention held in 2012 in Tampa. Since that time, Tampa PD has been continually used and expanded the system adding assets and integrating information sharing with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s and the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection Agency. Immediately following the big game, the system was actively monitoring events as the home team won and there was significant public activity in the streets. On Wednesday following the game Tampa PD was once again provided public safety as the City of Tampa hosted a boat parade through the local waterway near downtown with hundreds of boats and thousands of celebrating fans. Once again, the robust BMS system met the challenge.

About Broadcast Microwave Services

BMS designs and manufactures products for capturing and distributing live full motion video via wireless communication. BMS designs and builds its products in California and is a trusted supplier to agencies, globally. Products include long range digital transmitters, receivers, tracking antenna systems and accessories. BMS systems are fully encrypted keeping content secure and are designed for optimum performance in challenging multi-path RF environments. Data911 is a BMS product line providing mobile hardware and software solutions serving Public Safety, federal agencies, and commercial fleets. With 38 years of development, design and manufacturing experience, these products and solutions are designed to keep field operators informed, efficient and safe.

To learn more about privately-held BMS and Data911 please visit the company’s website at: www.bms-inc.com or contact us at sales@bms-inc.com.

Broadcast Microwave Services (BMS) Awarded Contract by the US Customs Border Protection (CBP) Agency

BMS proven video and data downlink equipment to be further deployed nationally to ensure the continued safety of US citizens.

Contact: Jim Schueren
Broadcast Microwave Services, LLC
+1.425.354.0165
jschueren@bms-inc.com

SAN DIEGO, CA. 22 DEC 2020; Today, BMS announces that it has been awarded a follow-on contract by the US Customs and Border Protection agency. Under the agreement, BMS will provide additional maritime video receive capabilities for its industry leading Airborne Video Datalink (AVDL) system. This new equipment, designed and manufactured at BMS’ headquarters in Poway California will integrate seamlessly with the airborne transmit surveillance elements and datalinks previously provided by BMS under a separate contract.

BMS has been a trusted supplier to the CBP for over a decade. This added capability will provide the CBP’s newly acquired coastal intercept watercraft with video coverage of the United States and the Caribbean Sea.  The system will display live video and data feeds to other CBP and DHS assets for operation situational awareness in real time.

“BMS is proud to be a partner with the Customs and Border Protection organization. As the contractor of record for the (AVDL) system, BMS is grateful to be able to support the men and women of the CBP in meeting their mission to protect all Americans and our borders” said Harry Davoody, CEO of Broadcast Microwave Services. “BMS is proud that the CBP continues to allow us to work with and support them on a day-to-day basis to fulfill the dangerous tasks they perform for us. The true acknowledgement of the strength of BMS is in our long-term relationships and partnerships such as the one we have with the CBP.”

About Broadcast Microwave Services

BMS designs and manufactures products for capturing and distributing live full motion video via wireless communication. BMS designs and builds its products in California and is a trusted supplier to agencies, globally. Products include long range digital transmitters, receivers, tracking antenna systems and accessories. BMS systems are fully encrypted keeping content secure. COFDM systems are designed for optimum performance in challenging multi-path RF environments. Data911 is a BMS product line providing mobile hardware and software solutions serving Public Safety, federal agencies, and commercial fleets. With 38 years of development, design and manufacturing experience, these products and solutions are designed to keep field operators informed, efficient and safe.

To learn more about the privately-held BMS and Data911 please visit the company’s website at: www.bms-inc.com.