Friday, March 23, 2018

Shortwave Supports Secure Digital Communications

Taking advantage of its long-distance capabilities, the established technology has a new mission
Dr. Simon KeensMar 20, 2018

URGI, SWITZERLAND — There are many innovative ways the industry can use shortwave broadcasting to provide secure data transmission and high-speed communications.
The modern world increasingly requires available real-time secure communications between centralized locations and often to many receivers in unknown locations thousands of kilometers away.

The reasons for this are endless. It might be to allow for critical software updates, transfer sensitive business information, or to disseminate warnings or instructions as quickly as possible.
Information transfer via the internet or via fiber optic cable was once the reference. However, the use of such technology means that the information is only delivered to fixed points. In addition, the use of third-party infrastructures provides a security risk and increases transport cost.

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