Defense Information Systems Network-Tactical Edge (DISN-TE)
The JCSE, in partnership with DISA, established the DISN-TE to integrate, manage, and control a wide variety of communications interfaces between the Defense Information Systems Network(DISN) and deployed tactical satellite communications assets. The DISN-TE is a telecommunications collection and distribution point that provides deployed Warfighters with multi-band, multimedia, and worldwide reachback to the DISN. This service is consistent with the overall structure of the Global Information Grid (GIG) architecture. The DISN-TE was an enhancement of the existing Standardized Tactical Entry Point (STEP)/Teleport reachback services. The system provides additional connectivity via multiple military and commercial satellite communications frequencies and increases the DISN capability available to the Warfighter. Warfighters will access pre-positioned DISN services at strategically located DISN-TE sites. These services will consist of Defense Switched Network (DSN), Defense Red Switch Network (DRSN), Unclassified but Sensitive Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet), Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet), Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS), and DISN Video Services–Second Generation (DVS-II). The DISN-TE provides connectivity to the local infrastructure to access DISN service delivery nodes. The DISN services are terminated and then distributed to the tactical users from the DISN-TE baseband equipment, which contains a multiplexing and switching element, an encryption element, a switch matrix element, and a modem element.
JCSE Joint Building Blocks (JBLOX) System
The JBLOX communications system is a modular Internet Protocol (IP) based package capable of providing secure\ non-secure voice, data, and video services. The system can be modularized to support a myriad of operations scaling from a very small initial or early entry communications system up to establishment of a Joint Task Force (JTF) or Joint Special Operations Task Force (JSOTF).
The JBLOX system is a change in philosophy by taking a systems based approach to tackle communications support for ground, air, maritime and cyber domains. Rather than building individual niche systems, the JBLOX scales like no other system previously available. Operators now have the ability to rack and stack almost any combination of three basic modules (An embedded services router module, a Virtual Machine module, and a compact switch module) to create a flexible C4 solution that is designed to meet almost any mission requirement. More importantly, the result of the JBLOX based system approach is a unprecedented value in terms of cost savings and efficiencies such as reduced certification & accreditation (C&A) requirements, better streamlined training courses, and huge reductions in sparing costs due to system standardization. The future is here today!
JCSE Initial Entry Package (IEP)
The IEP is used to support Combatant Commanders or other high-profile users during the initial entry period of an operation until mission complete or prior to installation of more robust Modular Internet Protocol Packages (MIPP) capabilities. Clients connect to the IEP’s Ethernet ports with their laptops and use soft phones or VoIP compliant telephones. The IEP supports up to four Secure Terminal Equipment (STE) telephones via the IEP core convergence router’s (Cisco 1861) FXS ports. Call control is supported by Cisco Call Manager Express available in the convergence router. For PBX-2 non-C2 support. C2 DSN service is supported through long locals from the DISN-Tactical Edge (DISN-TE) PBX-1 Cisco Call Manager. Data services and VoSIP are segregated through the use of HAIPE devices before being converged in the convergence router. The IEP can interface with any IP VSAT system.
JCSE Early Entry Package (EEP)
The EEP augments the modular scalability of the IEP or operates as a stand- alone package. Clients connect to the EEP’s Ethernet ports and use soft phones or VoIP compliant telephones. The EEP supports up to eight STE telephones via the EEP core convergence router’s (Cisco 2811) FXS ports. Call control is supported by Cisco Unified Communications Manager on a laptop platform (GD-GoBook XR-1). Data services and VoSIP are segregated through the use of HAIPE devices. The EEP can interface with any IP VSAT system.