There are two variants of the platform, a floating one, and one for island reefs.
The integrated information platform floating platform (IIFP) is an information network node equipment which integrates multi-dimensional situational awareness and integrated information service. IIFP acts as a communication tower which can be deployed in all sea states. It is adaptable, self sustaining (thanks to solar pannels for power), mobile (via tug boats) and remotely operated (therefore unmanned).
The IIFP can be used in various roles such as communication tower or relay for USV (via 4G, short wave…), environmental monitoring, disaster warning (Tsunami), assist navigation information service (AIS) or surveillance.
The other variant is the Island-reef based information system (IRBIS). According to CETC, it is an information network node equipment which integrates multi-dimensional situational awareness and integrated information service. The IRBIS consists of a shallow water platform and electronic mission system. As an unattended system, it functions 24/7 without manpower. It can be fitted with various sensors.