• rapidly deployable telecommunications

    for areas with compromised infrastructure

Welcome to SHADE™

The Spectra Hostile Area Deployment Environment (SHADE) enables rapid deployment and delivery of secure voice and data services across any available bearer and is perfect for small teams requiring 24/7 availability, plug and play set-up and remote management.

SHADE End User benefits

Create a private communications network anywhere in the world

No matter where in the world, or how hostile the environment, with SHADE you can create a secure global private network and communicate within minutes.

Deploy without delay

Easy to carry between locations and just as easy to set-up, with SHADE you can respond with speed, quickly establish field communications, and remain in control.

Scalable and flexible

SHADE is completely scalable and flexible, to meet your specific requirements. Whether a small or medium size team, we will help you get the right set of services and capability, to ensure everyone has the connectivity they need to function optimally and securely.

Fully Managed Service

Spectra specialists will work with you to design your communications package. The SHADE Central Network guarantees high levels of Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of services and, once deployed, a 24/7 Network Operations Centre (NOC) ensures Quality of Service (QoS) levels are maintained.

Comprehensive Support

To ensure 100% redundancy of the network, SHADE Central is duplicated at a separate geographical location and services automatically failover in the event of a loss of service. The deployed Nodes benefit from all key system components being provided with 100% pre-configured on-site spares, whilst NOC staff are able to remote into all equipment, at the deployed locations, to provide configuration changes and fault finding.

Plug n Play

Minimise training overheads, deployment delays and remove errors. The plug and play operation of the SHADE nodes can be set-up in 2-3 minutes by an unskilled user. A secure tunnel is automatically created to the configured endpoint as soon as a communication bearer is activated.

Any Bearer

  • ADSL

  • Leased Line

  • Wifi

  • 3G & 4G

  • BGAN

  • Ka, Ku & C Band VSAT

SHADE Core

  • World Wide Web

  • ISDN, X.21, PSTN

  • Dedicated Private Networks

SHADE Lite - small to medium teams + high bandwidth data

SHADE Lite

voice and data services for small to medium size teams operating in remote or hostile areas.

Teams using SHADE Lite can rapidly deploy to remote or hostile areas knowing that their voice and data communications requirements are fully catered for, enabling them to concentrate on their main tasks. SHADE Lite is portable, pre-configured and is supported by highly skilled engineers in the 24/7 NOC.

SHADE Lite utilises any available bearer, including 3G/4G , ADSL and / or VSAT and can be deployed globally in a fixed, short term, or mobile environment.

Although small in form, SHADE Lite benefits from all the security, resilience and technical support of the SHADE system. The NOC staff are able to provide remote technical support and configuration to the deployed equipment but the system can be installed and operated by a single user with minimal training. It is a plug and play operation that can be set-up in minutes.

µSHADE - small, nimble teams

µSHADE (MicroSHADE)

voice and data services for small teams operating in remote or hostile areas and operating away from their home base

It makes use of any available communications bearer but is predominantly designed to utilise BGAN, Wifi, 3G, 4G ADSL and Leased Line. It can be deployed globally, at short notice, by small teams or a single user travelling into any area, confident that they will be able to securely access the internet and private networks. By automatically creating a secure tunnel, μShade™ ensures communications security.

μShade is flexible. It can be configured to utilise Spectra’s core infrastructure, SHADE Central, or any available network, in order to communicate to any required end point from anywhere in the world. Yet it still benefits from all the security, resilience and technical support offered by SHADE whilst the deployed equipment can be installed by a single user with minimal training. It’s plug and play operation can be set-up in 2-3 minutes by an unskilled user.

NOC - 24/7 network operations

The Spectra Network Operations Centre (NOC)

experienced engineers providing technical support and configuration to the deployed equipment , creating a 24/7 global communications capability

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The NOC is at the heart of SHADE Core, a UK Hub providing connectivity for SHADE Services to the World Wide Web, ISDN, X.21, PSTN or dedicated private networks. The Network guarantees high levels of Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of services.

A 24/7 operation, the NOC ensures Quality of Service (QoS) levels are maintained. NOC staff, experienced in hostile field work, provide technical support to the equipment at the deployed locations and are able to remotely provide configuration changes and fault finding.

To ensure 100% redundancy of the network, SHADE Core is duplicated at a separate geographical location and services automatically fail-over in the event of a loss of service.

SHADE End User Features

Use Any Available Bearer

With SHADE you can use any available network. Grab the wifi, lease a line, use 3G, or use a lightweight BGAN terminal for satcom.

SHADE will automatically tunnel into SHADE Core to create a private global network. Options include vSAT, BGAN, Leased Line, ADSL 3G, 4G or SmartLink.

Highly Portable

Our engineers will pre-configure SHADE Lite or µSHADE according to your requirements.

All the equipment is ruggedised and highly portable and delivered in air-checkable cases.

1 to 100 users

SHADE can cater for between 1 and 100 individual users.

Ethernet, ISDN, and X.21 can be configured for internet. email, VoIP, and tracking services with VPN pass through.

Confidentiality, Integrity, and guaranteed Service Availability

Spectra can put together a package that includes airtime, manpower and pre-configured equipment, supplied to meet your needs, and fully supported by the 24/7 NOC.

Don’t waste time or money trying to create the right hardware and airtime packages yourself, and then support it in the field: Spectra has the contracts, experience and equipment to give you the best solution.

Peace of Mind

When you are in the field, relying on communications for success and safety, you want to know that the network is robust, secure, and fully supported.

Creating such an infrastructure yourself is a huge task, with its own headaches. Peace of mind is knowing that tried and tested systems, configured and supported by expert and experienced engineers, are in place.

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