TrellisWare Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) Team Communications Solution


Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) team communications solution providing a Peer-to-Peer, Self-Forming, Self Healing network.

The ManoTron™ MANET II snaps onto the back of your i-Blades SmartCase™ to deliver interconnected team communications utilizing TrellisWare MANET TSM waveform technology, combined with your own smartphone.

DO MORE with on-the-go storage of up to 1TB, and the option of an SD card. Battery power is 4,200 mAh lasts for weeks and also powers the phone when necessary. The phone may also power the ManoTron™ SmartBlade® connection.

Combine with any other ManoTron™ SmartBlade® for a complete handheld suite of communication options (P2P, EMI Reconnaissance, LPD/LPI, Satellite, TAK, LTE/5G private Network and many more to come) all with the ease of Smartphone interface. The ManoTron™ MANET II is ATAK compatible.

For example, select the i-Blades ManoTron™ MANET II to provide tactical secure team communications in the field, create a private LTE/5G network bubble in the field with the ManoTron™ PN5G I, and use the ManoTron™ ST I for satellite backhaul connectivity.

Available for Android smartphones and tablets.


Mobile Ad-Hoc Network: 

Peer-to-Peer, Self-Forming, Self-Healing network utilizing Trellisware TSM™ Waveform App

All devices managed through a single App

Rugged and Compact Form Factor:

Low-profile, super strong Gun Metal Grey Anodized Aluminum housing for rugged field use

Longer Battery Life:

The ManoTron™ SRM II SmartBlade® packs 4,200 mAh of battery power to support extended use in the field

More Storage:

Choice of 128GB or 1TB of built-in storage and an external SD card slot for optional additional storage


Over 800 nodes in a radio frequency channel using 1.2 MHz

Fast join and merge (1 second to join, < 5 seconds for network formation/merge time)


Up to 32 talk groups of either Adaptive Multi-Rate (AMR) 5.9 or Mixed-Excitation Linear Prediction enhanced (MELPe)


Cursor-on-target (CoT), Extensible Markup Language (X ML), and Protobuf) formats supported


1 to 5 second PLI update rate (based on configuration) Up to 32 Mbps of user throughput for a single hop:

SD and HD video


File transfer


AES-256 Commercial Security

Black Relay: 

TrellisWare radios can be left unattended as non-Controlled Cryptographic Item (CCI) radios when they act as a black relay for a network running TSM-X* with Warrior Robust Enhanced Networking (WREN) Security network, or TSM-X with SOCOM Tactical Communications (STC) Security


Continuous Phase Modulation (CPM) for standard TSM modes

Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) for High Data Rate (HOR) TSM

End User Device (EUD) Support: 

Android™ Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK)
Windows™ Tactical Assault Kit (WinTAK)

Stackable and Swappable:

SmartBlades® are stackable and swappable

Use Cases



Dimensions (L x W x H): 172mm x 68.8mm x 17mm

Antenna (L x D): 48.6mm x 18.5mm

Weight: 215g


TrellisWare radio products that operate TSM:

TW-950/ TW-900 TSM Shadow Radio

TW-135 TSM Shadow High Power Radio (HPR)

TW-860 TSM Spirit Radio

TW-870 TSM Ghost Radio

TW-875 TSM Ghost Radio

TW-650 TSM Shadow Core Board Module

TW-880 TSM Ghost Embedded Module

Partner radio products that operate TSM and/or TSM-X*:

Collins Aerospace -AN/PRC-162

L3Harris - AN/PRC-158, AN/PRC-163, AN/PRC-167, AN/PRC-171

Thales Defense & Security -AN/PRC-148C, AN/PRC-148O, AN/PRC-170

Ultra -ORION X510

Frequency Range:

L-UHF: 225-450 MHz

U-UHF: 698-970 MHz

US Bands: 1250-2600 MHz


1.2 MHz, 3.6 MHz, 10 MHz, 20 MHz, 40 MHz

Spectrum pipelining feature available with 10 and 20 MHz bandwidths that combines two non-contiguous bands together doubling multi-hop throughput

Spacial Hops: 

Supports up to 8 spatial MANE T hops with up to 26 miles (41.8 km) per hop and over 200 miles (321.9 km) per hop in Long Range Mode


Rechargeable Lith Ion Battery: 4,200mAh, phone battery backup power