Category Archives: Comms

Barrett awarded contract for a US funded communication project in Egypt

  Barrett Communications have recently delivered equipment as part of a United States funded program into Egypt. The contract was to supply High Frequency (HF) and Very High Frequency (VHF) radio communications equipment.The project is split over multiple phases and … Continue reading

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Combat Proven Technologies Launches Datalinks M2DLS at MILCOM

  November 11,  2019 – Combat Proven Technologies (CP Tech) will launch the Mini Micro Data Link System (M2DLS) at the upcoming 2019 MILCOM conference. The M2DLS is an advanced single unit digital data link system specifically designed for micro … Continue reading

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Barrett Secures Canadian DND contract

  Perth, Western Australia, 6 November 2019 – Barrett Communications have recently been awarded a multiyear contract to supply the Canadian National Defence Department (DND) with Very High Frequency (VHF) radio communications equipment. This new contract follows on from the … Continue reading

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Understanding the difference between SDR and HDR

There’s been a lot of excitement around the recent proliferation of software-defined radios. For those in the industry more familiar with traditional radios, this shift to SDR might be a big change, while for others it might be a welcome … Continue reading

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Communications upgrade to First Responders in Chile

  Barrett Communications have recently supplied a contract to the Urgent Medical Attention Service in Chile, to strengthen and secure communications between hospitals and ambulances in the Aysen region. In December 2017, the town of Villa Santa Lucia in Patagonia, … Continue reading

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Combat Proven Technologies Launches Datalinks Advanced Wireless Communication Solutions

  September 13,  2019 (San Diego, CA) – Combat Proven Technologies (CP Tech) has launched a line of advanced Datalink systems. Using open architecture and in-house development, CP Tech enables full duplex wideband, digital link, error correction and high-rate communication … Continue reading

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Beef up your CLARUS kit with the HSI Headset!

    The HSI is a single-sided headset designed for use when hearing protection isn’t required, when you still need to communicate with your team but you don’t need the full hearing protection/enhancement that they Clarus earbuds offer. The headset … Continue reading

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Barrett 4075 upgrades Jorge Chavez International Airport

  Perth, Western Australia, 17 September 2019 – Barrett’s High Power High Frequency (HF) systems are upgrading communications at Peru’s Jorge Chavez International Airport. Since 2001, Lima Airport Partners S.R.L (LAP) along with the Peruvian CAA (Civil Aviation Authority), have … Continue reading

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Barrett 4050 HF SDR transceiver receives JITC certification.

  Perth, Western Australia, 2 September 2019 – Barrett Communications is pleased to announce on the 18th July 2019 it received certification from the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) for the Barrett 4050 HF SDR transceiver.This certification includes conformance to … Continue reading

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Making a difference in Peru

Barrett Communications is pleased to continue to assist and extend the support it offers Unidad 4X4 in their response to natural disasters in Peru, following Barrett’s previous support programs in 2016, 2018 and 2019. Winters in the Peruvian Andes have … Continue reading

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Spectra Group to exhibit at the SOFIC exhibition in Tampa Florida.

Spectra Group (UK) Ltd will once again be exhibiting at this year’s SOFIC exhibition to be held from May 20 to 23 at the Tampa Convention Center in Florida. As a world leader and provider of high-grade information security and … Continue reading

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Barrett Supports Counter Narcotics Program

  Perth, Western Australia, April 1, 2019 – Barrett Communications has been awarded a contract to supply the US funded Counter Narcotics Global Threats program for a republic in Central Asia.The contract includes a range of PRC-2090 HF manpacks and … Continue reading

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How to reduce noise on your HF radio

When using an HF radio, sometimes you may find there’s a lot of background noise on the line. Depending on the severity of the problem, this can make clear communications difficult. That said, background noise can be managed by controlling … Continue reading

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New Barrett Communications USA Office

  Barrett Communications is pleased to announce the opening of a new office and facility for Barrett USA LLC in Pittsford, New York. Barrett Communications is expanding its presence due to the increased demand for its products in North America, … Continue reading

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MOHOC Launches LASO Tactical Video Transmitter

New product increases video streaming range of MOHOC® Cameras SHOT Show, Las Vegas, NV. MOHOC, Inc., creator of the world’s first military-optimized helmet cameras, today launched LASO™, a WiFi-based Tactical Video Transmitter to livestream video from MOHOC® Cameras to teammates … Continue reading

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Barrett 4050 SDR obtains FCC and Industry Canada approval

  Barrett 4050 SDR obtains FCC and Industry Canada approval Perth, Western Australia, 15 January 2019 – In November 2018 Barrett Communications was advised that the 4050 HF SDR transceiver was granted authorization by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in … Continue reading

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Silynx BLACK FRIDAY / CYBER MONDAY DEALS

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MAGPUL INDUSTRIES NOW SHIPPING THE iPHONE 8 FIELD CASE

The best $16.95 you’ll ever spend on your iPhone!

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The National Association of Police Equipment Distributors Welcomes INVISIO Communications Inc. to their Associate Membership

NAPED announced today that INVISIO Communications Inc. has joined their growing ranks of vendors. INVISIO offers cutting-edge personal communication and hearing protection systems. The systems enable users to operate and communicate safely and clearly in all environments, even under extreme … Continue reading

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Barrett Communications Launches New Website

  Perth, Western Australia, 15 May 2017 – Barrett Communications are inviting visitors to explore its new website. The new website has been designed to provide a user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout, allowing customers to access detailed … Continue reading

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SILYNX CLARUS PRO HEADSET

I wear the 3M Peltor TEP 100 digital ear plug, they work extremely well and don’t get in the way of establishing a consistent cheek weld. Where they fall short is in their inability to interface with a mobile phone … Continue reading

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Barrett 4050 HF SDR (Software-Defined Radio).

Barrett Communications, headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, has announced the upcoming release of its new 4050 HF SDR transceiver. At first glance, this is quite the HF transceiver, featuring 2G/3G linking and a host of other features normally not associated … Continue reading

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BERETTA CONTINUES TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE POWERED RAIL CONCEPT

Developers at Beretta are moving forward with the powered rail concept bringing the company closer to the fully integrated weapon, an ambitious idea the DoD advanced several years ago. I had the opportunity to meet with a representative engineer from … Continue reading

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MILIPOL 2015 THALES 6W4U CONNECTED SMARTWATCH

Thales has worked with field staff to develop an innovative smartwatch concept. Connected via a secure link to the command center, the 6-Watch For You (6W4U) alerts officers to danger simply by vibrating when an important notification comes in. With … Continue reading

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MILIPOL 2015 NOVITAC FEELTACT

There are times when conventional communications are either ineffective or detract from the element of surprise. Novitac has designed  a communications wristband that the company markets as FEELTACT  which uses a Bluetooth link to your smartphone to receive or send … Continue reading

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DSEI 2015 Selex ES Announces The Compact HH-E Software Defined Radio

At DSEi 2015, Finmeccanica – Selex ES introduced its new SWave™-family Software Defined Radio (SDR), named the Hand Held Evolution (HH-E). Designed to bring commercial smartphone size and weight characteristics to military-qualified battlefield radio equipment, the SWave™ HH-E weighs less … Continue reading

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SOFIC 2015 Persistent Systems LLC

If I had to identify generational gains in technologies exhibited at SOFIC 2015, in Tampa, it would be Persistent Systems’ Wave Relay. Undoubtedly, the term is new to readers so I’ll devote a bit of space to provide you with … Continue reading

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3M PELTOR COMTAC XPi

3M, introduced a number of safety products at IDEX 2015 in Abu Dhabi. Most notable is the new Peltor ComTac XPi headset, specifically geared towards the military customer. This new headset can be worn under the helmet or configured to … Continue reading

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CELL TOWER SIMULATORS

  What motivated this article is the irrational phobias floating around, sparked by the media, and a byproduct of the NSA / Edward Snowden extravaganza. All of the sudden we have people running around slashing their wrists, developing constipation, high … Continue reading

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HARRIS TO ACQUIRE EXELIS FOR $4.75B

Over a year ago, I alerted our readers to the upcoming consolidation in sectors of the Defense Industry, resulting from Sequester. A prognosis that is unfolding even as I write this. Harris communications has just wrapped up a deal to … Continue reading

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GoTenna A VHF Front End For Your Smart Device

I found out about this device from a crowd funding source so I checked it out for my readers. The concept is not intuitive although no special skills are required to use it. In fact, the only things required are … Continue reading

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Mutualink Achieves Milestone Communications Advances during Department of Defense Exercise

  At this year’s SOFIC Conference, in Tampa, Fl, I had the opportunity to receive a comprehensive overview of Mutualink’s interoperability technology. It was exceptional from both it’s interoperability as well as its dynamic reconfiguration and security. I think the … Continue reading

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Silynex Introduces Clarus and Maximus Tactical Comms and Hearing Protection System.

  Silynx Communications will announce the launch of two new in-ear tactical headset systems – the Silynx Clarus™ and the Silynx Maximus™. The announcement of these advanced systems will be made next week, 21-23 October, at AUSA 2013 in Washington, … Continue reading

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iPhone Approved For Military Networks Connectivity.

  Last Friday, 17-May-2013, the DoD announced that DoD issued iPhones are approved for use on military networks. The approval comes from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for all DoD issued iPhones and iPads using the iOS6 operating system. … Continue reading

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Electromagnetic Pulse Weapons (EMP) Are Closer Than You Think.

Long a favorite of Hollywood screen writers and movie makers is the energy weapon. These devices, referred to in the trade as EMPs or Electromagnetic Pulse weapons, are much closer to production than you think. All of the major economies … Continue reading

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Ceradyne’s MOHAWK Combat Helmet

Ceradyne first debuted its revolutionary MOHAWK combat helmet at the 2011 AUSA Conference in Washington, D.C..  It was in prototype form at the time. At this year’s AUSA, attendees will see the production model. MOHAWK is the product of a collaborative effort between … Continue reading

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New iPhone Coming Your Way!

Apple is basking in success with the introduction of the iPhone and iPad. The unschooled accredit this “2nd coming ” of technology to Apple and Steve Jobs. The reality is that exporting network intelligence to end-user devices has been around for quite some time. … Continue reading

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SRW on Falcon III AN/PRC-117G

SRW or Soldier Radio Waveform is a byproduct of the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) initiative.      SRW runs under software control on a software definable radio or SDR. SRW is a wide-band communications architecture providing concurrent voice and data communications along … Continue reading

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Abundance Of Jamming Equipment At Eurosatory

One thing is evident, and that is that jamming equipment is very much in vogue; with a variety of portable jammers now available to both the large Army and SOF. This is great because it helps to deny cellular and … Continue reading

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Harris Communications Will Be Supplying Falcon III Radios To USSOCOM.

As part of CERP, Capital Equipment Replacement Program, USSOCOM has awarded Harris Communications a $400 million IDIQ contract for delivery of its Falcon III family of radios. The FALCON III family provides USSOCOM with a networkable and integrated communications platform consisting … Continue reading

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