integrated SOTM is an enhanced version of the Ib-SOTM, where absolutely
everything is integrated on the rooftop, below the radome (ACU, MCU, 2
L-Band modems, INS, etc...). This way, there is no space required
inside the vehicle for the SOTM System; it is only necessary to connect
a DC Power Supply and an Ethernet cable to the terminal. It is designed
to be reliable on the battlefield and compliant with the applicable
Military Standards for environmental conditions (temperature, humidity,
solar radiation, shocks, vibrations, etc...), electromagnetic
interference and compatibility (EMI/EMC) and radiation patterns.
It is also
a more cost-efficient unit, as there are some items that have been
removed (rotary joints, cabling, etc..).