These can be either fixed or transportable systems that are designed to be based in airconditioned locations. The Transportable Intelligence Node is intended for semi-static, office type facilities and is similar to the Fixed Intelligence Node except that the hardware is built into ruggedised, man portable cases.
Fixed Intelligence Node
This design is intended for static office type facilities. The design allows for the servers to be easily located away from the main office environment, thereby reducing noise and heat generation from the areas where the work station and users will be operating. The Fixed Intelligence Node has been designed to enable a number of additional work stations to be added, if required, with minimal changes
Transportable Intelligence Node
The Transportable Intelligence Node is like the Fixed Intelligence Node except that the hardware is built into ruggedized, man portable boxes. Whilst still intended for a control office type environment this design enables the entire system to be broken down and packed up and transported by truck, helicopter or fixed wing transporters to a new destination where it can be re-configured and operating again. As for the Fixed Intelligence Node, the transportable design is flexible enabling a number of additional work stations to be added, if required, with minimal changes. A palletised variant of the Transportable Intelligence Node can also be operated on large fixed wing aircraft enabling airborne exploitation and intelligence production.