On 28 June 2005, Federal Computer Week reported:
DataPath officials announced earlier this month that the company received a $17.5 million Army contract to deliver more trailers for the new Joint Network Node (JNN).
DataPath will provide 14 JNN satellite communications trailers and 38 command trailers…
JNN consists of vehicles and shipping containers equipped with systems that provide voice over IP, dynamic IP, videoconferencing and access to the military’s classified and unclassified networks. Commanders at their headquarters and soldiers operating in smaller units in the field can use JNN, which is an essential part of the Army’s new Joint Network Transport Capability. That system relies on IP, satellites and commercial products to provide more mobile communications and greater access to logistics and intelligence data.
Army officials have said that operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have demonstrated the need for a system that provides communications for soldiers when they cannot see one another during combat. (more…)
Source: Frank Tiboni, "Army orders more JNN nodes," Federal Computer Week (28 June 2005).