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data link

[′dad·ə ‚liŋk]
(communications)
The physical equipment for automatic transmission and reception of information. Also known as communication link; information link; tie line; tie-link.

data link

In communications, the physical interconnection between two points (OSI layers 1 and 2). It may also refer to the modems, protocols and all required hardware and software to perform the transmission.
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Stacie Shannon, Manager for Data Link Business Development, explained the scale of that particular award, "DLS was recently awarded a sole source contract to deliver almost 300 MIDS JTRS terminals to the US and to coalition forces, the MIDS JTRS provides heightened situational awareness and mission effectiveness through reliable communication and also allows for new capabilities while delivering significant life cycle cost saving".
Bernsmed's colleague at SINTEF, Hans Erik Swendgaard, says flight safety will be greatly improved once it is possible to receive instructions and exchange information with air traffic controllers via a satellite data link across large expanses of ocean.
Northrop Grumman's Tactical Data Link Integration Exerciser (TIGER) which will be connected to a ViaSat multifunctional information distribution system and communicate with the MLSG.
Introduced by ARINC in 1978, data link provides improved operational control of aircraft compared with voice radio, and reduces the need for voice radio usage by airlines in the worldEoACAOs crowded airspaces.
It will also see air traffic controllers being able to contact the aircraft to downlink its position information on a periodic basis via SITA's Aircom satellite data link service as a means to achieve airspace surveillance in areas beyond radar coverage.
The Next Generation Command and Control Process (NGC2P)/ Common Data Link Management System (CDLMS) and the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) on Ship (MOS) each achieved positive results in recent testing conducted by the Navy's Operational Test and Evaluation Force (OPTEVFOR).
"The new data link capability provides a significant operational enhancement, as image specialists can review these images while the reconnaissance mission unfolds," said Mario Vega, TARS program manager for BAE Systems in Greenlawn, New York.
When users log on to WNC Data Link, they can pull the following information related to the patients: demographics, lab results, microbiology results, medications, radiology reports, discharge summaries, histories and physicals, and allergies.
Rockwell Collins and Boeing successfully flight tested a miniaturised Weapon Data Link that was integrated with the US Department of Defense's new Weapon Data Link Network Interface Control Document.
"We installed 13 of the Omnitronix DL880 Data Link units as part of the implementation of a new Avotus (formerly Switchview) Telemanagement Expense Management (TEM) system," Schimon explained.
Multinational NEWCOM started operations in Guatemala in 2000 by offering high bandwidth integrated communications solutions through a regional platform for Internet and data link services.
This data link transponder is a military flight-qualified microwave data link system for command and control of unmanned aerial vehicles.