Spectral is a suite of Tactical Data Link (TDL) software applications that provide an affordable, flexible multi-domain Link 16 capability.
The applications can be supplied as standalone products or grouped to provide a tailored, integrated solution. In all scenarios, Spectral runs on Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Windows-based PCs and hand-held devices; other operating systems, such as Linux, are also supported.
Spectral is capable of satisfying the most demanding Link 16 requirements typical of large, multi-sensor platforms such as Maritime Patrol Aircraft. However, the modularity of Spectral, combined with non-specialist hardware, presents opportunities to deliver Link 16 connectivity to end users that were previously prevented from joining the network due to size, weight, power and cost constraints. In the examples below, Spectral can be hosted on COTS mission computers, laptops or tablets; message sets can be defined and the modern HMI can be optimised for different screen sizes