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17 May 2016

Barrett Releases Barrett 4050 HF Software-Defined Radio

Barrett Communications have announced the upcoming release of their latest product, the Barrett 4050 HF SDR (Software-Defined Radio).


This new generation of HF transceiver combines SDR technology with the intuitive “ease of use,”  according to the company. With its user friendly touch screen interface it is aimed at a broad market including peacekeeping, law enforcement and security organisations, humanitarian and non-government organisations (NGO) and commercial businesses.

IP network connectivity makes integration with existing networks simple and on-board Wi-Fi allows for secure seamless operation and control of the HF transceiver via iOS, Windows or Android based devices or via Windows or OSX on desktop computers. "The level of user accessibility at a local and remote level is a highly significant technological advance in the HF radio communications market," Greg O'Neill, Managing Director of Barrett Communications, explained. "This can all be achieved whilst still providing secure communications via encryption, or frequency hopping options."

Multiple languages will be available as standard on the transceiver. This will initially include Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish with additional languages being added progressively.

When the Barrett 4050 HF SDR is teamed with other Barrett HF products it also provides secure digital voice, secure email, data transfer and telephone connectivity within an HF network and onward to the international telephone network and internet.

The Barrett 4050 HF SDR will be on display on the Barrett Communications stand H638 at Eurosatory 2016.