Phase one complete...

Last week the LAF Deputy Chief of Staff Plans Brigadier General Hitti and the UK Ambassador Tom Fletcher carried out radio checks for the communications phase 1 handover of the LAF HQ secure command network. As part of an overall £10m project to deliver communications equipment to the Lebanese Army, GRC successfully handed over two secure VHF and HF networks to the LAF.

GRC are proud of all personnel involved in delivering the project, in particular the men on the ground in the Lebanon, for completing the job on time and in a professional manner. Working up to 17 hours a day and in a dangerous environment they successfully completed phase 1 on the LAF communication roll out project – a outstanding achievement for GRC.

The work is not yet finished though, GRC are now planning phase 2 of the LAF communications roll out project, to finish this programme by the 31st of March 2015. May the success continue!

Minister for the Middle East, Hugh Robertson

Peli Products UK use GRC's Scytale Lite as Case Study

GRC's strength lies in the good relationships it maintains with its partners and suppliers and we are proud to see that Peli Products UK have used the Scytale Lite as a case study. With the use of the Peli U100 backpack, Scytale Lite was developed to be used in demanding environments. The technology from GRC, combined with the waterproof and crushproof capabilities from Peli's rugged backpack design, allows Scytale Lite to fulfil all requirements to provide critical communications anywhere across the globe.

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Peli Scytale Case Study

GRC awarded part of £10m Contract to Support Lebanese Army

Global RadioData Communications (GRC) Ltd. are proud to support £10m UK 'LAF Rapid Land Border Security Assistance Project' designed to assist the LAF in strengthening the capabilities of their Land Border Regiments, now patrolling the north and north east border with Syria.

A range of new equipment is being delivered to the Land Border Regiments including secure HF & VHF radios and specialist communications provider GRC Ltd. are supplying the secure, fixed and mobile communications capabilities for this project.

We are really pleased to have been invited to support the UK's LAF Rapid Land Border Security Assistance Project with the Lebanese Army; furthermore, we are confident that our communication provision and structured training support will be pinnacle in the successful and ongoing development of the LAF's communication capability.

Iain Pope - GRC's Managing Director

The equipment and training being provided by the UK LAF Rapid Land Border Security Assistance Project is known to give the Land Border Regiments and partner security agencies the key capabilities they require to defend, reassure and protect their border communities.

Reflecting on the UK business opportunities this project brings GRC's Managing Director Iain Pope concluded by saying:

GRC's involvement with the UK LAF Rapid Land Border Security Assistance Project coincides with a period of employment & business growth here at GRC, and we are very much looking forward to promising 2014 business year.

Iain Pope - GRC's Managing Director

Minister for the Middle East, Hugh Robertson with Managing Director of GRC, Iain Pope pictured with radio equipment supplied by GRC

Scytale Launch

Scytale, the 'office in a box', was lauched at GRC offices in Hereford on the 18th of April 2013. The event was well attended by a diverse range of interested customers from a wide variety of industries, including the Armed Forces, Security and Broadcasting sectors.

Practical displays of the Scytale capability demonstrated that the easy to use, “plug and play’ solution could be set up in the back of a vehicle and establish communications in less than 10 minutes. Adding an additional dimension to the capability and utilising another of GRC’s products, the ICRI (Incident Commander’s Radio Interface), a selection of radios were seamlessly connected to the Scytale box allowing mobile phones to link with military radios on a single network.

The ops room showed the Scytale box working across a satellite broadband link, demonstrating how the box could be used in an emergency situation. Multiple phone lines, internet connection and mobile phone signals were ready to use and would have been instantly operational in the event of a natural disaster or national emergency.

The Scytale launch was a huge success for GRC. The entire process from the spark of an idea, to desgn, manufacture and launch took little over six months to complete. I think this really proves GRC’s credentials as an innovative, flexible and rapid moving company.

Gemma Greenman - Marketing Executive for GRC

The office in a box provides the user with Internet, VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) Satellite and GSM mobile phone coverage on a global scale. Uses for Scytale are limitless; the solution has many uses and capabilities, and would be ideal in a range of scenarios from initial oil exploration in remote areas of the world, to providing internet access at UK music festivals.

ICRI in RUSI Journal