Tuesday, 26 January 2021

2021 Tactical Data Link Training Dates Confirmed


For many organisations, employee training has assumed a greater priority during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Investing in your personnel has been a critical factor for success in terms of responding to the pandemic, navigating a changing environment, and giving confidence to employees.  For individuals, many of us have increased time and resource for study.

If upskilling yourself or your team remains high on your list of priorities for 2021, you may be interested to know that our Tactical Data Link (TDL) training dates have now been confirmed and we are currently taking registrations for a range of courses throughout the year.

Maybe you are unsure of your exact training requirements?  We can help by offering a complimentary training needs assessment, where we will assist in identifying your needs to ensure that the training received by your personnel is truly valuable to your organisation.

Unique to SyntheSys is the ability to provide a simulation-aided learning process, which ensures our students receive the theory, reinforced by hands-on practical experience.  We are also able to offer flexible online delivery for some of our training solutions.

For more information about our TDL training courses, visit: http://www.synthesys-defence.co.uk/data-link-training.html

If you would like to discuss your training requirements with us, or take advantage of our free training needs assessment service, please contact training@synthesys.co.uk

Monday, 25 January 2021

Registration Now Open for Online Introduction to Systems Engineering Course 9-10 February 2021


Following the overwhelming interest we have received in our Introduction to Systems Engineering course, and in response to the current COVID-19 restrictions, we are delighted to confirm that the next scheduled course will take place via online delivery.

This two-day course has been designed to provide a high-level foundation to the principles and practices of systems engineering.  The course content is aligned with the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Systems Engineering Handbook and provides an introduction and overview of the processes required for successful systems engineering delivery on projects. 

Presented by a fully accredited, Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) instructor, the course examines the role and benefits of applying systems engineering principles within your organisation.  We teach students how to define systems engineering, understand the approach and scope and identify key systems engineering models.

What you will learn:

  • A definition of systems engineering in accordance with the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook;
  • An understanding of the systems engineering approach and scope;
  • Key systems engineering models and details of each;
  • How systems engineering methodology improves engineering programmes and how to apply these methods;
  • The role of organisational stakeholders throughout the systems engineering life cycle, and the vital role each plays;
  • The cost element of systems engineering.

For further information including pricing information, course syllabi and registration information, contact us via training.sys-eng@synthesys.co.uk or telephone +44 (0) 1947 821464.

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Find us on Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5 Now


Having been a listed supplier on the Crown Commercial Service Digital Outcomes and Specialists framework for several years, we are delighted to announce that our services continue to be available through the latest framework, Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5 (DOS5).

Organisations can apply to offer their eligible services in the digital space to government teams via the framework.  SyntheSys services can be found under the ‘Digital Specialists’ and ‘Digital Outcomes’ category.

DOS5 suppliers undergo extensive vetting to establish their suitability and reliability which ensures government departments have access to the best-in-class vendors.  The DOS5 scheme gives public sector teams easy access to our Systems Engineering tools, training and consultancy services.

For more information about the Digital Outcomes and Specialists framework, visit: https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM1043.7?gclid=CjwKCAiA6aSABhApEiwA6Cbm_3n9wC3wt6gnJ0xktZhKNFOv-Io8rzrHJWoa3AajMHoLkzlIiwsAsRoClzsQAvD_BwE

If you would like to discuss our specific services, please contact us by emailing: info@synthesys.co.uk or visit: www.synthesys.co.uk

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Accelerating Engineering Innovation in the Rail Industry Virtual Roundtable: Panellists Confirmed


SyntheSys Technologies and IBM® are inviting members of the Rail Industry to join this 1.5-hour roundtable event which aims to explore how rail organisations can and are using systems engineering practices as a key driver of innovation within rail engineering operations.  

As we prepare for what we hope will be a useful and informative event, we are pleased to share details of the confirmed panellists.

Joining us on the panel will be industry specialists and systems engineering personnel from Transport for London (TfL), High Speed 2 (HS2) and Network Rail Consulting Group.  The panel will also be joined by esteemed independent consultant, Gordon Woods.

Attendance at this roundtable session will benefit personnel operating in design, development, engineering, or innovation roles within the rail industry.  The session will explore current and emerging industry challenges and opportunities with a focus on future innovation.

The format will be informal and provides an opportunity for attendees to hear from key industry experts and share thoughts and opinions with industry peers.

For more information or to register your attendance, visit: http://www.synthesyssystemsengineersltd.mydmportal.com/sw/swchannel/Registration/internet/Registration.cfm?SWSESSIONID=3FEE35119180E84846BD4630F2BB6970&RegPageID=5769881

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Data Link Manager / Interface Control Officer Summer Course Planned and Open for Registration | 12 – 30 July 2021 | Oeiras, Portugal

A New Year Brings a New Opportunity to Access Leading Tactical Data Link (TDL) Training! 

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for our next classroom-based Data Link Manager (DLM) / Interface Control Office (ICO) course which will be taking place in Oeiras, Portugal between 12 – 30 July 2021.

The DLM/ICO course is designed to catapult individuals with little or no knowledge of TDL’s and associated responsibilities to a stage where they can successfully and efficiently carry out their duties.  The course provides students with a fundamental understanding of various TDLs, then, using state of the art simulation tools, practically applies this knowledge to real world scenarios.  The DLM/ICO course is based on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and United States (US) documentation fused with instructor experience.  The course relies on practical exercises and assignments which gives a working understanding of the course concepts.

If you are part of a Data Link Management Cell, or perhaps a Multi-Tactical Data Link Network Planner or Designer and would like to strengthen and deepen your knowledge base, this course is for you.

Or perhaps you are involved in TDL sustainment, TDL procurement or multi-TDL evaluation and would like a more rounded and comprehensive understanding of key TDL concepts and themes?

The DLM/ICO course caters to personnel from many different backgrounds and ultimately provides working knowledge to personnel whose role it is to plan, build, manage, interact, develop, and engage in Multi-Tactical Data Link Architectures and operations.

For more information about the course, details of the full syllabus or information on how to register to attend the course, click here.  To discuss your training requirements or to secure your place on the July course, please contact training@synthesys.co.uk.

Hosting a course provides several benefits, please let us know if you would like to host a future DLM/ICO or any other type of TDL related course.

Friday, 18 December 2020

An Invitation from SyntheSys Technologies and IBM® for members of the Rail Industry


Things are changing fast in the rail supply chain.  With £35 billion expected to be spent on new services and equipment in the United Kingdom (UK) alone – a supply chain expansion of 140 percent – the market looks set for a steady period of growth.

This investment comes at a time when the British rail network is being transformed by technologies like cab signalling and condition-based maintenance.

The opportunities are there for those ready to step up and take them, but cutting-edge engineering has never been more important.

For rail suppliers, every positive development seems to come with corresponding risk.  There’s a huge amount of investment to be won right now, but in rail, every feast costs you a famine.  Ill-considered long-term investment in your engineering capabilities can leave you exposed when the good times stop.

We feel that it is time to talk about different ways rail organisations can approach big picture thinking as a means of driving engineering innovation.  SyntheSys Technologies and IBM® are inviting members of the Rail Industry to join this 1.5 hour roundtable event which aims to explore how rail organisations can use systems engineering practices as a key driver of innovation within engineering operations. 

For more information or to register your attendance, visit: https://bit.ly/37RbIWQ

Monday, 14 December 2020

Celebrating the Festive Period with a Special Edition of TDL Technology Magazine


As many of us wind down and reflect on what has been a challenging year, we would like to offer members of the Tactical Data Link (TDL) community some light reading for over the festive period with our latest, Special Edition TDL Technology magazine.

In this latest magazine, readers can once again read our regular ‘Demystifying TDLs’ feature, which tackles Joint Range Extension Application Protocol (JREAP).  We also have an insightful feature which looks at Agile Systems Engineering as a means of better managing complex defence projects.  Readers can also see a collection of interesting TDL and related defence news pieces in this latest edition.

As COVID continues to disrupt how we interact and communicate, and at a time when collaboration and communication is more important than ever, if you or your organisation would like to contribute an article to a future issue, please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing the editor via: tdltech@synthesys.co.uk

TDL Technology is completely FREE to read.  To read the digital edition, visit: http://tdl-tech.synthesys.co.uk/digital-editions.html

Prefer to flick through the pages?  We will happily send you a copy, simply email: tdltech@synthesys.co.uk

With very best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

Monday, 2 November 2020

Looking Ahead to this Year’s INCOSE Annual Systems Engineering Conference with a Difference

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented a big challenge for the events industry but the organisers of this year’s International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Annual Systems Engineering Conference (ASEC) have certainly risen to the challenge.

We are thrilled to announce that we will be sponsoring ASEC 2020 which takes place as a virtual event on 17th & 18th November 2020.  ASEC is a flagship event which attracts a broad range of personnel who operate in a Systems Engineering environment.  We look forward to attending a range of insightful presentations which will be live streamed via an interactive virtual environment.

Mark Williamson and Matt Muller will be representing SyntheSys Technologies at the event and will be taking full advantage of this unique method of interaction and networking.

To view our Event Showcase Page via the event platform, visit: https://event.conflr.com/ASEC2020/previewshowcase/SyntheSys

For more information about ASEC 2020, visit: https://asec2020.org.uk/Pages/Standard/Home

To hear more about how we can enhance your current Systems Engineering programmes through training, process advice and the adoption of powerful development tools, please start the conversation by contacting cet@synthesys.co.uk   

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

SyntheSys Defence extends its Tactical Data Link Online Training Programme


Following the successful delivery of a range of online Tactical Data Link (TDL) Training courses earlier this year, registration is now open for a further two online courses.

Delegates can join us for two introductory courses, taking place week commencing 16th November 2020.  We will begin the week with a short, half day course on Joint Range Extension Application Protocol (JREAP) where delegates will gain a comprehensive understanding of the protocol.

Thereafter, the Introduction to Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Link 16 Training will run between 17th – 20th November 2020.  This course covers both technical and operational employment of MIDS Link 16 and aims to give a balanced understanding of technical characteristics.

Pricing information for these courses is available on application, please contact us via: training@synthesys.co.uk

For more general information including lesson breakdown, benefits of attending and our approach to online training, please visit: http://www.synthesys-defence.co.uk/online-training.html


Tuesday, 20 October 2020

SyntheSys Defence Welcomes James Norful


SyntheSys Defence is pleased to announce that James Norful has recently joined the team.  James comes to us having recently retired from the United States Air Force after serving 21 years in various assignments both in the States and within NATO.

Working as a Consultant, James will be primarily responsible for the delivery and maintenance of a wide portfolio of Tactical Data Link (TDL) training globally.  

James’ strengths lie across multiple TDL operations, training development, project management, strategic planning, and system engineering processes from design and development to validation and operation.

James has excelled as a data link subject matter expert providing student instruction, leading teams through test and evaluation processes, and course planning, with the ultimate goal of eliminating inefficiencies in a specific process for the benefit of everyone involved, from those participating in the system to the eventual stakeholders.  This unique blend of experience enables James to grow customer relationships and brings real value to our training customers.  Please join us in welcoming James to the team.

If you would like to discuss your current TDL training requirements and would like to hear more about how James can help empower your personnel through training and development, please contact us at; training@synthesys.co.uk

For more general information about our TDL training packages, visit: http://www.synthesys-defence.co.uk/data-link-training.html