Secure infrared communications for short-range shipboard uses introduced by Link Microtek

BASINGSTOKE, England, 8 July 2015. Link Microtek Ltd. in Basingstoke, England, is introducing the Azdec secure infrared communications system and peer-to-peer headsets to enable two mobile operators to speak directly to each other in areas where there is no infrared antenna coverage.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

BASINGSTOKE, England, 8 July 2015. Link Microtek Ltd. in Basingstoke, England, is introducing the Azdec secure infrared communications system and peer-to-peer headsets to enable two mobile operators to speak directly to each other in areas where there is no infrared antenna coverage.

Typically deployed on naval vessels, the Azdec shipboard infrared communications system provides secure, interference-free, short-range communications while allowing 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 or jammed by any conventional method. The peer-to-peer option augments this setup by enabling line-of-sight communication between personnel working beyond the range of the antennas in locations such as engine rooms or machinery spaces.

As the peer-to-peer headsets employ only low-level infrared digital encoding technology, they are completely immune to radio, radar and electrical noise and have no effect on sensitive electronic equipment, flammable atmospheres, or munitions.

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They carry a Class 1 product designation as defined by the EN 60825-1 standard, which means that they present no ocular or other health hazard to users.

To establish the peer-to-peer link, the first mobile operator latches the PTT button on the control pad and starts speaking. On hearing the transmission, the second operator presses PTT and latches the channel open between the two users.

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

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