Client Problem: Connecting two disparate ecosystems (ESRI and TAK) to be able to share location data

ACS Solution: Connecting the Tactical Assistance Kit (TAK) ecosystem to the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) ecosystem to provide a common operating picture.

Adeptus Cyber Solutions’ TAK2ESRI solution serves as a crucial link between the Tactical Awareness Kit (TAK) ecosystem and the ESRI ecosystem, providing seamless integration and visualization of location data inside of ESRI. This solution is particularly valuable for law enforcement, first responders, government and defense applications where real-time location information is critical for decision-making.

TAK2ESRI connects to a Government Off The Shelf (GOTS) TAK Server and listens for position updates sent out by TAK EUDs, converts the location updates and then posts them into the an ESRI feature service. Once the data is in the ESRI feature service, the data can be consumed and viewed how the user chooses.

TAK2ESRI benefits:

  • Secure – No ports need to be opened when connecting TAK to ESRI allowing for secure communication transfer.
  • Amplifies – By adding TAK to ESRI, ESRI users gain precise, on-demand positional information of the EUDs, allowing for clear and accurate decision making.
  • Flexibility – Choice of deployment, in the cloud or premises based (docker image), for best organizational fit and security.
  • Customizable – Once the data is transferred in the ESRI, the end user controls the data. This adaptability ensures that end users can tailor the display of information to meet their specific needs.

Use Cases:

  • Sporting Events
    • Enhance situational awareness during sporting events by tracking the movement of personnel, equipment, or assets in real-time.
    • Current mode allows for a focus on the most recent data, aiding in quick decision-making during critical situations.
  • Natural Disasters
    • Aid disaster response efforts by monitoring the real-time location of rescue teams and resources.
  • Search and Rescue
    • Breadcrumb mode can provide a historical record of the event, helping analyze and optimize future event logistics. Also aid search and rescue, to help ensure already searched areas are not duplicated, or pinpoint areas/margins that still need to be searched.

Ideal Client uses for TAK2ESRI:

  • Law enforcement – for safety and security of the public
  • Government – for battlefield awareness, protection of officials
  • First Responders – for situational awareness in emergencies or the battlefield
  • FEMA – natural disasters, monitoring of ATAK assets in the field from their command posts
  • Border Patrol – to effectivly know where security is or needs to be
  • Large sporting events (Super Bowl, World Cup, Olympics) – for security, safety of spectators, staff, emergency staff, players, performers

Take your ESRI experience to the next level by using the ACSolutions TAK2ESRI software! This uniquely developed software provides robust location analysis securely and authentically. With the ability to deploy in two modes, operate in a variety of locations, use the real-time and historical data to make enhanced situational decisions with assured confidence.

For more information, please see our portfolio on this software or to discuss further information regarding price, how to customize TAK2ESRI for your organization, or for other information, please contact us.




Client Problem: Broken, multi- segmental or do-it-yourself ADS-B equipment to track aircraft that can frequently cause/create downtime, interruptions and increased cost in operations. 

ACS Solution: ACS has created a rugged, portable, ready to go, easy to use out-of-the-box device to solve these problems, ADS-B TAK. Combining best in class, readily available COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) hardware and software with a custom configuration interface, ADS-B TAK will integrate quickly and easily into any mission bringing real-time data into your common operating picture.

Here is how it works:

  • ADS-B TAK receives ADS-B data on both 978Mhz and 1090Mhz frequencies
  • ADS-B TAK processes the aircraft positional information and then pushes the data out as CoT (Cursor on Target) to desired destinations simultaneously
    • Multicast, either via WiFi (client or Access Point) or Local Radio Network
    • SitX (when connected to the internet)
    • TAK Server (FreeTAKServer or TPC TAK Server)

ACS ADS-B TAK best used for:

  • Mobile Command Center
  • Jump Operations
  • Wildland Fire Operations

ADS-B TAK Provides:

  • Connectivity almost anywhere due to ADS-B TAK being network agnostic
  • Simple configuration to be operational quickly
  • Reduction in training time
  • Easy integration into any common operating picture
  • Accurate airborne traffic information for optimal decision making
  • Highly effective situational awareness for all users
  • All of the above advantages assist in cost reduction!

Adeptus Cyber Solutions has harnessed the technology of the ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast) transmitter with the versatility of the TAK (Team Awareness Kit) to create a simple and easy to used portable device called the ADS-B TAK. The two merged systems have the ability to display all ADS-B broadcasting air traffic with-in your common operating picture. 

In the most common use cases, such as mobile command centers, jump operations and wildfire situations, the user of the ADS-B TAK have been able to make clear, decisive decisions because they can trust what they are seeing is true and reliable. Commanders in charge can be confident that their staff will be safe as they enter or deploy into the airspace. 

Product Dimensions: (SWaP):

  • Length: 4 in / 10.16cm
  • Width: 3 in / 7.62cm
  • Depth: 1.5 in / 3.81cm
  • Weight: 
  • Power Requirements: USB-C 3.0A

Internal components:

  • Broadcom BCM2711 Quad core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.8GHz
  • 4GB LPDDR4-3200 SDRAM
  • Two – 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz IEEE 802.11ac wireless
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • 1090ES Radio with Antenna
  • UAT Radio with Antenna
  • Operating temperature: 0 – 50 degrees C ambient

To obtain further information or to purchase this device, contact us. Either fill out this form or contact us.

ATAK Plugin Development Introductory Training

Adeptus Cyber Solutions (ACS), a leader in ATAK Plugin Development, is releasing an introductory training course in ATAK Plugin Development. The training is designed to be practical and immersive. Participants will engage in real-world scenarios, learning the basics of ATAK Plugin Development. This hands-on approach ensures that the knowledge gained is immediately applicable to your project.

Elevate your ATAK experience with Adeptus Cyber Solutions.  Whether you require specialized plugins, ATAK training, TAK Server support, assistance with CI/CD pipelines, or plugin quality testing we are here to assist. Reach out to find out more at info@adeptus-cs.com.

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VKAT – Video KLV And Telemetry Tool

Unlocking Intelligent Video Solutions with VKAT: Video KLV and Telemetry Tool

Introducing VKAT, our groundbreaking Video KLV and Telemetry tool, designed to seamlessly merge UAV and action camera footage with GPS data recorders. This innovative solution empowers users to create intelligent video content, facilitating advanced analytical and mapping capabilities within a Geographic Information System (GIS) environment.

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Key Features of VKAT:

  1. Video and GPS Integration:
    • VKAT seamlessly integrates video content from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and action cameras with GPS data, providing a comprehensive visual and spatial record.
  2. Advanced Analytical Capabilities:
    • The tool’s intelligent video content enables advanced analytics, allowing users to extract valuable insights and make informed decisions.
  3. Mapping in GIS Environment:
    • VKAT facilitates mapping within a GIS environment, enhancing the visualization and interpretation of video data on geographical maps.

Applications in Diverse Industries:

VKAT’s capabilities extend across various industries, playing a crucial role in:

  1. Search and Rescue Operations:
    • Utilize VKAT to map Full Motion Video (FMV) content, enhancing situational awareness and optimizing search and rescue efforts.
  2. Wildlife Tracking/Monitoring:
    • VKAT becomes an invaluable tool for tracking and monitoring wildlife, providing a detailed and spatially accurate perspective.
  3. Cinematography Projects:
    • Cinematographers can leverage VKAT to create stunning visuals with mapped video content, enhancing storytelling and cinematographic projects.

Development Collaboration with Vertex Geo:

ACS collaborated closely with our esteemed partner, Vertex Geo, to develop VKAT. This partnership ensures a product that combines ACS’s cybersecurity expertise with Vertex Geo’s geospatial knowledge, resulting in a tool that meets the highest standards of performance and security.

Learn More: For more detailed information about VKAT and its applications, visit our partner Vertex Geospatial, Inc or contact us. Explore how VKAT can revolutionize your video analytics and mapping capabilities. Empower your operations with VKAT—where intelligence meets video in a seamlessly integrated solution

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Adeptus Cyber Solutions is committed to pushing the boundaries of geospatial technology and cybersecurity, and SK42 is a testament to that commitment. The plugin’s advanced features empower users to navigate and communicate more effectively in complex and dynamic environments. SK42 seamlessly integrates with the ATAK platform, preserving the user-friendly interface and accessibility that ATAK is renowned for. SK-42 is a coordinate reference system, primarily used in Eastern Ukraine.

Key Features of SK42:

  1. SK42 Coordinate System Integration: Users can now view their real-time location on the map in the SK42 coordinate system, providing a standardized and precise reference point for enhanced situational awareness.
    Image showing ATAK displaying your position in SK42 and MGRS
  2. Marker Localization: SK42 allows users to select a marker on the map and instantly visualize its location in the SK42 coordinate system. This feature streamlines communication and coordination by ensuring that all team members are on the same geospatial page.
    SK42 ATAK Plugin showing the position of an enemy marker in SK42
  3. Enhanced Decision-Making: By providing users with the ability to operate within the SK42 coordinate system, the plugin facilitates more informed decision-making in critical situations.

For more information about SK42 and Adeptus Cyber Solutions, please Contact Us.


ACS Unveils SK42 Plugin for ATAK

December 6, 2023

Myrtle Beach, SC — Adeptus Cyber Solutions, a leading innovator committed to pushing the boundaries of geospatial technology and cybersecurity, is proud to announce the launch of its latest Android Tactical Awareness Kit (ATAK) Plugin, SK42. This groundbreaking plugin is set to redefine location conversion capabilities for users within the military, humanitarian, and emergency response sectors in the Ukraine.

The plugin’s advanced features empower users to navigate and communicate more effectively in complex and dynamic environments. SK42 seamlessly integrates with the ATAK platform, preserving the user-friendly interface and accessibility that ATAK is renowned for.

For more information about SK42 visit our ATAK Plugin offerings at https://www.adeptuscybersolutions.com/atak-plugins/.

For more about Adeptus Cyber Solutions and how we can help you with your TAK or Cybersecurity needs, please Contact Us

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A Powerful Alliance: ACS and Vertex Geospatial Join Forces at GSOF Europe to Showcase Advanced ATAK Capabilities

October 27, 2023

In a dynamic display of collaboration and cutting-edge technology, Adeptus Cyber Solutions (ACS) and Vertex Geospatial joined forces to support Precision Technic Defense A/S at the prestigious GSOF Europe event. This strategic partnership showcased the prowess of our Android Tactical Awareness Kit (ATAK) capabilities, reaffirming our commitment to innovation, excellence, and delivering unparalleled solutions to the defense sector.

Empowering Precision Technic Defence A/S:

Precision Technic Defence A/S, a leader in defense technology, sought a comprehensive solution to enhance their operational capabilities. ACS, renowned for its expertise in cybersecurity and ATAK solutions, partnered with Vertex Geospatial, a leading geospatial technology firm, to provide a holistic and integrated approach to meet Precision Technic Defence’s unique requirements.

GSOF Europe: A Platform for Innovation:

GSOF Europe, a premier gathering of Special Operations Forces and defense professionals, provided the perfect stage to unveil our collaborative efforts. The event, known for fostering innovation and fostering strategic partnerships, was an ideal setting to showcase the seamless integration of ACS’s cybersecurity expertise with Vertex Geospatial’s geospatial technologies.

Key Highlights of Our ATAK Capabilities:

  1. Unified Command and Control: Our integrated ATAK solution offered Precision Technic Defence Group a unified platform for command and control, streamlining communication, coordination, and decision-making processes.
  2. Advanced Situational Awareness: Leveraging cutting-edge geospatial technologies, our solution enhanced situational awareness, providing real-time, accurate, and actionable intelligence to the warfighter.
  3. Customized Solutions: ACS and Vertex Geospatial worked closely to tailor the ATAK capabilities to Precision Technic Defence Group’s customers specific needs, ensuring a solution that seamlessly integrates into their existing infrastructure.

The Power of Collaboration:

The partnership between ACS and Vertex Geospatial exemplifies the strength of collaboration in the defense sector. By combining ACS’s cybersecurity prowess with Vertex Geospatial’s geospatial intelligence, we created a synergistic solution that not only met but exceeded the expectations of Precision Technic Defence Group and their customers.

Looking Ahead:

The success at GSOF Europe is just the beginning. ACS and Vertex Geospatial remain committed to pushing the boundaries of innovation, providing defense organizations with cutting-edge solutions that empower them to navigate the complexities of modern warfare.

As we reflect on this powerful alliance, we are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead. The future holds promise for continued collaboration, innovation, and the delivery of solutions that ensure the safety and success of those who defend our nations.

Stay tuned for more updates on our collaborative ventures and the transformative impact we aim to make in the defense technology landscape. Adeptus Cyber Solutions and Vertex Geospatial: Shaping the Future of Defense Technology.

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Cyber Security

Invigating Global Cyber Threats with Expertise and Precision

In today’s interconnected world, cyber threats evolve on a global scale, leveraging sophisticated techniques and social engineering to gain a strategic edge. At Adeptus Cyber Solutions (ACS), we recognize the dynamic landscape of cybersecurity and are committed to empowering organizations with robust defense strategies.

Understanding the Threat Landscape:

Cyber threats today are not confined by borders; they transcend geographical boundaries, requiring a comprehensive approach to defense. These threats leverage social engineering tactics, exploiting human vulnerabilities to gain insights and outpace traditional defense mechanisms.

ACS: Your Strategic Cybersecurity Partner:

At ACS, we specialize in providing cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions to help organizations navigate this challenging environment. Our key focus areas include:

  1. Independent Validation and Verification Services:
    • Rigorous testing methodologies to ensure the effectiveness of your security measures.
    • Independent assessments to validate the robustness of your cybersecurity infrastructure.
  2. Quality Assurance/Control:
    • Implementing stringent quality assurance and control measures to guarantee the reliability and integrity of your systems.
    • Continuous monitoring and evaluation to maintain the highest standards of cybersecurity.
  3. Certification and Accreditation Services:
    • Comprehensive services to attain certifications and accreditations, demonstrating compliance with industry standards.
    • Guidance through the accreditation process, providing assurance to stakeholders and partners.

Why Choose ACS:

  • Expertise: Our team comprises cybersecurity experts with extensive experience in assessing, validating, and fortifying defense strategies.
  • Global Perspective: Recognizing the global nature of cyber threats, we bring a holistic perspective to cybersecurity solutions.
  • Tailored Approach: We understand that each organization is unique. Our services are tailored to address your specific challenges and requirements.

Empower your organization to stand resilient against evolving cyber threats. ACS is your trusted partner, offering a strategic blend of independent validation, quality assurance, and certification and accreditation services.

Contact us today to discuss how ACS can fortify your cybersecurity defenses and safeguard your digital assets in this dynamic threat landscape.


TAK Plugin Development

At Adeptus Cyber Solutions, we stand at the forefront of cutting-edge technology, specializing in the development of Tactical Assault Kit (TAK) plugins that redefine the capabilities of your systems. As a premier developer in the field, ACS is committed to delivering innovative solutions that empower your operations and enhance your mission effectiveness.

Why Choose ACS for Your TAK Plugin Needs?

  1. Expertise That Sets Us Apart:
    Our team comprises seasoned professionals with a deep understanding of the Tactical Awareness Kit framework. We bring a wealth of expertise in software development, cybersecurity, law enforcement and military operations, ensuring that our plugins are not only functional but also tailored to the unique challenges faced by the warfighter and law enforcement.
  2. Innovation at Every Turn:
    ACS prides itself on pushing the boundaries of what is possible within the TAK ecosystem. Our developers are constantly exploring new technologies and methodologies to bring you plugins that are not just up-to-date but ahead of the curve. We are committed to providing solutions that keep pace with the evolving needs of modern missions.
  3. Custom Solutions for Unique Requirements:
    Recognizing that every mission is unique, ACS offers customizable TAK plugins to suit the specific requirements of your operations. Whether you need enhanced communication tools, advanced geospatial analysis, or specialized mission planning capabilities, our team is ready to develop a plugin to your exact specifications.
  4. Robust Security Protocols:
    Security is paramount in the digital age, especially in defense and security applications. ACS places a strong emphasis on implementing robust security protocols to safeguard your data and ensure the integrity of your mission-critical operations. Trust us to deliver solutions that meet the highest standards of cybersecurity.
  5. User-Friendly Interface:
    We understand that usability is key to mission success. Our TAK plugins are designed with a user-friendly interface, ensuring that your personnel can quickly adapt to and make the most of our tools. Intuitive design meets powerful functionality, creating an environment where technology seamlessly supports your mission objectives.

Partner with Adeptus Cyber Solutions and elevate your capabilities in the digital battlefield. Our commitment to excellence, innovation, and security makes us the premier choice for TAK plugin development. Contact us today to explore how our solutions can optimize your operations and drive mission success.


Introducing Snapshot: Your Quick and Easy Screen Capture Solution for ATAK-CIV

Enhance your ATAK-CIV experience with Snapshot, a powerful plugin designed to simplify the screen capture process. Whether you’re navigating critical data, conducting operations, or analyzing maps, Snapshot provides a seamless solution to capture and mark essential moments instantly.

Key Features:

  • One-Click Screen Capture: With Snapshot, taking a screenshot is as easy as clicking a button on your screen. Capture the moment effortlessly without disrupting your workflow.
  • Quickpic Marker Integration: Each screenshot generates a Quickpic marker at the center of your screen, allowing for easy reference and navigation. Stay organized and focused on what matters most.
  • Enhanced Productivity: Eliminate the need for external tools or complex commands. Snapshot streamlines the screen capture process, saving you time and effort during critical operations.
  • User-Friendly Interface: Intuitive and user-friendly, Snapshot seamlessly integrates into your ATAK-CIV environment. Access the power of screen capture without the learning curve.

Why Choose Snapshot:

  • Efficiency: Improve your workflow efficiency by capturing and marking key information effortlessly.
  • Precision: Quickpic markers ensure pinpoint accuracy, helping you locate important details with ease.
  • Versatility: Snapshot is suitable for various industries, including government contractors, technology companies, and more.

Explore the capabilities of Snapshot and elevate your ATAK-CIV experience. Enhance collaboration, streamline operations, and make informed decisions with the power of quick and efficient screen capture.

Contact us to learn more about how Snapshot can benefit your operations or to request a demonstration.