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14 June 2016

Eurosatory 2016: Barrett Communications Presents New SDR

Barrett Communications on stand #H638 are showcasing tactical HF, VHF and interoperability solutions and are releasing their latest advanced Software Defined Radio (SDR): The Barrett 4050 HF SDR, which was launched 17 May.

Barrett Communications showcases their new Barrett 4050 HF Software Defined Radio (SDR)

This new generation of HF transceiver combines SDR technology with the intuitive “ease of use” that has become synonymous with the Barrett name. With its user friendly touch screen interface it is aimed at a broad market including peacekeeping, law enforcement and security organisations, humanitarian and nongovernment organizations (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. O'Neill commented that orders will be accepted from September 2016 and that there were no plans to cease production of its predecessor, the 2050 HF Transceiver, assuring customers that Barrett will continue to provide spares and service support well into the foreseeable future.

Barrett Communications are specialist designers and manufacturers of High Frequency (HF) and Very High Frequency (VHF) radio communications systems to border security, paramilitary police, peacekeeping and national security forces around the globe. Tactical HF and VHF voice, data, interoperability and security communications solutions have been field provided to over 150 countries. Key HF Radio Communications solutions include: Barrett 2050 HF transceiver – base station or mobile vehicle; Barrett 2090 HF manpack transceiver; Barrett PRC-2090 HF Tactical Communications System – manpack, base station or vehicle configurations; PRC- 2090 HF Very High Frequency (VHF) Radio Communications solutions; Barrett PRC-2080 VHF; Barrett Rapid Field Deployment System (RFDS) PRC- 2080 VHF

For more information please see MILITARY TECHNOLOGY #06/2016, available at the show in hall 6, stand #B197; and frequently check back for more NEWS FROM THE FLOOR.