Naval Integrated Message Edition and Transmission System according to ACP 127 and STANAG 5066, called MHS PIGEON, was developed and designed by KenBIT Sp. J. to meet the needs of the Polish Navy. MHS PIGEON is a basic element of the naval data transmission through radio communication channels. The system ensures an adequate on-board circulation of messages edited by multiple users and the transmission of information within the framework of NATO interoperable cooperation according to the ACP 127 and STANAG 5066 requirements. In addition, the system provides the Chat function and support for electronic mail compliant with the requirements of STANAG 5066.
Additionally, MHS PIGEON is the interface to external systems allowing the transmission and receipt of messages that are ACP 127 compatible. The system provides multiple access to transmission devices for users with different access permission levels, and allows compilation of acoustic and control signals among the different types of communication equipment.
The system is implemented in the client-server architecture. The function of server is performed by the MHS Interface with internal SQL database, which has serial asynchronous and synchronous data transmission interfaces. It allows to connect modems, cryptographic devices, or radio stations. The role of the server’s clients is performed through the applications installed on the users’ PC terminals.
MHS PIGEON also provides storage of messages received and sent, modifications made by users, as well as the ability to search messages using assigned criteria. There is a possibility to create a backup of the entire system.