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Harris Corporation introduces Falcon III RF-7800V VHF

22nd February 2011 - 03:17 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has introduced the newest member of its Falcon III tactical radio family -- the Falcon III Low Profile RF-7800V-V511 vehicular/base VHF radio system. Designed to fit into space-constrained military vehicles, the V511 is a fusion of the RF-7800V VHF Combat Net Radio with a 50-watt power amplifier, resulting in a radio for m factor that is smaller and lighter than standard vehicular radio systems.

The streamlined design of the V511 offers the same voice and data performance users have come to expect from the RF-7800V radio, including the transmission of high-speed data at rates up to 192Kbps - faster than any currently available VHF combat net radio.

In addition to the new radio, Harris announced software enhancements to the RF-7800V family of software defined radios. These radios now also include Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) capabilities for advanced Battle Management Systems (BMS), providing simultaneous time-critical situational awareness and voice communication to across networks of 64 radios, as well as a Free Channel Search capability for enhanced frequency agility in high-noise or jammed environments.

"The RF-7800V-V511 was designed for customers around the world to address space-constrained vehicular environments," said Andy Start, president, international business unit, Harris RF Communications. "The V511 positions our VHF portfolio to address the fullest range of vehicular and dismounted combat net radio requirements. Our industry-leading portfolio of interoperable Falcon radios is a central aspect of delivering integrated communication solutions that address a range of defense and homeland security applications."

The V511 provides continuous coverage in the VHF frequency band from 30 to 108 MHz. With 50 watts of output power, the V511 gives warfighters the ability to communicate more information at longer ranges with greater speed, mobility and reliability.

Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations. The company's Falcon family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III is the next generation of radios supporting the US military's Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets - with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and multiband radios.

Source: Harris Corp

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