Cyclops

Cyclops provides powerful DIS routing, filtering, and parameter transformation capabilities in a LAN-to-WAN connection environment. Cyclops can connect a dual DIS network for data and radio traffic to a single WAN. It can also separate the PDUs from the WAN to the appropriate LAN based on a PDU's type and radio signal encoding scheme.

Cyclops can translate IP and port addresses among the LANs and the WAN in and translate protocol version, crypto key IDs, radio transmitter modulation parameters, and radio transmitter frequencies.

What kind of filtering does Cyclops provide?

In addition to routing capabilities, Cyclops provides powerful filtering options that keep unneeded PDUs from routing to the WAN. Cyclops provides six independent bandwidth-reducing options:

What sort of parameter transformations does Cyclops provide?

Cyclops provides options to transform four types of DIS parameters between the LAN and the WAN:

What sort of bandwidth savings should I expect?

The actual bandwidth savings depend on the DIS exercise's configuration. In particular, major savings usually impact local intercom traffic filtering that the WAN doesn't require. The actual savings depend on the number of local intercom circuits available to filter and the amount of DIS traffic that those intercom circuits generate.

A real world example might show a 41 percent reduction in the peak-per-second bandwidth and a 43 percent reduction in the average per-second bandwidth. A 40 percent bandwidth reduction is fairly typical.

What about Latency?

Cyclops introduces little extra latency. Typical latency values are 10 ms, but the actual value depends on the WAN's level of congestion.

How complex is the setup procedure?

To set up Cyclops, simply select the appropriate check box or enter values when prompted. After specifying filter or transformation options, save them to a file for easy recall.

How complex is network configuration?

The figure below shows a typical network configuration. The radio LAN is optional; Cyclops functions correctly in a single LAN-to-WAN configuration.

DATA LANRADIO LAN
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SINGLE USER LICENSE
$ 8,750
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