Mast-mounted microwave data radio to support forward-deployed handheld devices introduced by Ultra Electronics

MONTREAL, 1 June 2012. Ultra Electronics TCS in Montreal is a version of the Ultra High-Capacity Radio (HCR) that can send and receive data at speeds to 400 megabits per second to support handheld devices and next-generation applications at the tactical edge. The rugged data radio delivers high bandwidth throughput over long distances using point-to-point microwave wireless technology.

The microwave radio provides users with secure voice, data, video, and sensor backhaul communications in difficult, hard-to-reach, operating environments, Ultra officials say.

The HCR rugged radio is an improved and consolidated version of Ultra's AN/GRC-245 and AN/GRC-512 radios. The single-box mast-mount radio supports high-capacity line-of-sight (HCLOS) radio relay, including spectrum efficiency and long-range waveforms, as well as a full-band electronic-counter-countermeasure (ECCM) radio relay.

As a software-defined radio (SDR), the HCR facilitates technology insertions and supports interoperability with old radios such as the Ultra AN/GRC-245 and AN/GRC-512, company officials say.

The radio operates on the 4,400-to-5,000 MHz Band 4 frequencies, has a range of 25 miles line of sight; offers adaptive power control; interfaces to Ethernet IP Traffic Interface 100 BaseT, IPV4 or IPV6, SNMP Remote Control Interface 10/100 Base T, as well as interfaces to Serial Traffic G.703, V.35, and other interfaces. The radio also works with external encryption devices and offers indigenous crypto support.

The HCR supports frequency duplex and time duplex waveforms, as well as waveforms to 200 megabits per second aggregate in FD mode; to 16 megabits per second aggregate ECCM frequency hopping in TD mode; is SCA software programmable. The radio also supports high-spectral-efficiency, long-range waveforms, hops at 2,000 frequencies per second, and has an external port for positioner and smart antenna.

Users can place the mast-mounted data radio as far away from the shelter as 100 meters. The radio also operates in temperatures from -5 to 55 degrees Celsius, and at altitudes to nearly 10,000 feet.

The data radio unit measures 14.7 inches high, 15.9 inches wide, and 5.25 inches deep with no handles; and 18.5 inches high, 22.1 inches wide, 9.7 inches deep with handles. The radio weighs 38 pounds.

For more information contact Ultra Electronics TCS online at www.ultra-tcs.com.

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