Harris Corp. introduces Falcon III next-generation VHF tactical radio

ROCHESTER, N.Y., 20 Feb. 2009. The Harris Corp. RF communications segment in Rochester, N.Y., is introducing the RF-7800V-HH Falcon III next-generation VHF handheld tactical radio for the networked battlefield.

Feb 20th, 2009

ROCHESTER, N.Y., 20 Feb. 2009. The Harris Corp. RF communications segment in Rochester, N.Y., is introducing the RF-7800V-HH Falcon III next-generation VHF handheld tactical radio for the networked battlefield.

The RF-7800V-HH is equipped with direct plug-and-play USB and tactical Ethernet inputs, eliminating the need for a PC to bridge the radio to peripherals such as Webcams or digital cameras. The ability to connect directly to a USB mass storage device enables easy transfer of mission information or other stored data.

With an IP data rate of up to 192 kilobits per second, the RF-7800V-HH enables fast transmission of bandwidth-intensive information such as streaming video and high-resolution image files.

In addition, the radio supports simultaneous voice and data transfer to allow users to talk while they are sending videos, images, or situational awareness data.

Dual net push to talk (PTT) capability unifies upper and lower echelon communication by giving operators access to two discrete communication networks with the push of a key. To ensure easy and intuitive use, a split-screen display shows key details for both networks in use.

Through the combination of an embedded GPS receiver and a TDMA waveform, the RF-7800V-HH enables communication of situational awareness information to battlefield management systems (BMS).

With support for foot soldiers and vehicles, the RF-7800V-HH enables commanders to monitor individual radios on a BMS interface with no interruption of voice or situational awareness data.

For more information contact the Harris RF Communications division online at www.rfcomm.harris.com.

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