Shipboard infrared communications system with antenna tester introduced by Link Microtek

BASINGSTOKE, England, 16 March 2016. Link Microtek Ltd. in Basingstoke, England, is introducing an enhanced version of the company's Azdec infrared communications system with a compact antenna tester to simplify and speed regular maintenance checks.

Mar 16th, 2016
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

BASINGSTOKE, England, 16 March 2016. Link Microtek Ltd. in Basingstoke, England, is introducing an enhanced version of the company's Azdec infrared communications system with a compact antenna tester to simplify and speed regular maintenance checks.

Typically deployed in shipboard naval or commercial maritime applications, the Azdec system provides secure, interference-free, short-range communications while enabling operators to roam away from their base positions unhindered by any trailing wires.

There are no RF emissions and the infrared signals cannot be intercepted by any conventional method, so it is impossible for anyone to jam the transmissions or eavesdrop on what is being said.

An Azdec system consists of a base station, headset and control units, a central battery-charger unit and usually 20 to 30 fixed infrared antennas. A hand-held tester can verify correct operation of the antennas.

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Holding the tester one to two meters away from each antenna enables the user to see from the yellow LED indicator whether or not it is transmitting. Users can confirm receive functionality pressing the TEST RX button to emit a test signal. A green LED indicates correct operation.

The unit is available in single-channel and multi-channel versions, and comes in a flame-retardant ABS case with belt clip. It measures 170 by 85 by 50 millimeters and is compatible with any Azdec battery charger.

For more information contact Link Microtek online at www.linkmicrotek.com.

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