More May New Products
Friday, May 01, 2009 | Comments


The following are numerous mobile communications products announced at the IWCE exhibition in March. See the May issue of MissionCritical Communications for more new products.

Microwave Radio
The LongHaul 5x point-to-point microwave Ethernet radio by Carlson Wireless Technologies operates in the 5.2, 5.4 and 5.8 GHz frequency bands. Combining Wi-Fi architecture with WiMAX and WiLDNet features, the platform was designed to provide constant user data throughput of more than 32 megabits per second (Mbps) for up to 100 miles, company officials said. Carlson Wireless also introduced the LongHaul 4.9 GHz public-safety point-to-point microwave Ethernet radio. Visit the Web site


Wireless PA System
Ritron unveiled the LoudMouth wireless public announcement (PA) system for emergency notification. The system consists of an independent wireless receiver wired to a companion horn speaker. Each receiver can accommodate two speakers that can be positioned inside or outside, and multiple receiver and speaker pairs can be used to create a facilitywide PA system. The system operates with business UHF and VHF band two-way radios, allowing staff to remain mobile throughout the day, while maintaining the ability to make PA pages. Visit the Web site


Signal Booster
Cellular Specialties Inc. (CSI) introduced the 700/800 MHz Signal Booster designed to give first responders reliable, clear, uninterrupted communications while in basements, stairwells, inner offices and other low-reception areas, CSI officials said. The booster is compliant with NEMA-4 standards, offers complete power protection in case of an outage, provides full oscillation detection and automatic gain control (AGC), and has a 25 dBm AGC range with a fine-grained 30 dB gain adjustment. Visit the Web site


Mobile Video Units
Proxim Wireless announced the Tsunami MP.11 high security (HS) line of base stations and subscriber units that are the first point-to-multipoint wireless broadband products to be certified with Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS) 140-2 level 2 validation, meeting security requirements for cryptongraphic modules. The line operates in the 1.8, 2.4, 4.9 and 5.1 – 5.95 GHz frequency bands. The solution delivers bandwidth-intensive video to mobile law enforcement vehicles, enabling mobile security patrol units to view wireless video surveillance in real time. Visit the Web site


MIMO Antennas
Laird Technologies
released the S245112PT directional and S24517PT sector antennas that to enhance the latest generation of wireless LAN (WLAN) technology systems and use multiple input multiple out (MIMO) technology. Both antennas are enclosed in low-profile, UV-resistant polycarbonate radome housing and have three MIMO antenna elements, each of which is connected to the WLAN access point via a low-loss, coax pigtail. The antennas can be deployed with any MIMO radio operating in the 2.4 – 2.5 and 5.1 – 5.9 GHz bands. Visit the Web site


Multiband Telemetry Antenna
introduced a low-profile multiband antenna that supports telemetry applications. Ideal applications include wireless monitoring of utility gas and meter reading; energy, oil and water control and measurement systems; land survey equipment; and field measurement and wireless network optimization, PCTEL officials said. The antenna is compatible with AMPS, PCS and 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi frequencies. Visit the Web site


Public CAD Software
InterAct Public Safety Systems unveiled a software tool for emergency agencies, the InterAct CalypsoPWC. The software publishes CAD incident data in real time to a public Web site to keep the media and public informed of incidents in an area, freeing dispatcher time from answering incoming inquiries. The software can be filtered to display only specific data based on chosen parameters. The software can display map views of incidents and provide rich site summary (RSS) feeds for up-to-the-minute notification of incident status. Visit the Web site


Vehicle Data Antenna
The StarCar is Starling Advanced Communications’ self-contained antenna system, with all RF and electronics housed directly on the antenna. The low-profile, low-power, low-maintenance, lightweight antenna can easily installed on any emergency vehicle, company executives said. The solution uses a multipanel antenna technology to provide performance of up to 40 Megabits per second (Mbps), facilitating voice, streaming Internet, video and other types of heavy files. Visit the Web site


VHF Disguised Antennas
Sinclair introduced the SHA211 series of concealed bumper mount antennas, a disguised antenna designed to fit covert vehicles of any size, make and model, Sinclair officials said. Features include a modular design that integrates all the components into a 2-by-3-inch waterproof housing. A fine-tuning adjustment permits performance optimization during installation, eliminating the need to cut cables. Visit the Web site


Recorder API
CyberTech International announced version 2 of the Recorder application programming interface (API) for system users seeking easier and smoother ways to incorporate software applications into the CyberTech voice and data solution. The software kit provides a set of routines, protocols and tools for building software applications on the company’s platform and enables application developers to access the company’s recorder in a conditioned way. Visit the Web site


HF Modem
Codan introduced the RC-50 high-frequency (HF) modem for the Codan 2110M (military) manpack radio. The 9.6 kilobits per second (kbps) modem provides high-speed transmission of e-mail, imagery and other applications over challenging HF networks, Codan executives said. The modem supports Microsoft Outlook e-mail software and provides an HF wireless gateway to connect to Ethernet networks. Visit the Web site


Digital Radio Test Set
announced an enhanced XTS-5000 Auto-Test II test function for the Aeroflex 3920 digital radio test set. The application performs test functions as prescribed by the EIA/TIA-603 standard for testing any FM LMR, company executives said. The product can program up to 30 channels for quick verification of critical transmitter and receiver performance with the option to use push to talk (PTT) auto-key and de-key to automate radio testing. Visit the Web site


Vehicle Protection System
Rojone released the Micro vehicle security and tracking system for monitoring, protection and GPS tracking of vehicles. With no monthly or annual fees, the system measures 3 by 2.5 by 1.5 inches. In a deep sleep mode, the consumption is as low as 1 milliamp, and the unit comes with an internal trickle-charged backup NiMH battery. The internal phone module is compatible with all phone networks and can be used with any GSM system, Ezitrak officials said. Visit the Web site


Radio to Text Gateway
NeoTerra Systems introduced zapMail, an e-mail-to-text gateway for MOTOTRBO professional digital two-way radio systems. The solution uses standard simple mail transfer protocol (SMTP) and post office protocol (POP) services. The gateway allows users to store and forward text messages and offers text clients for distributed messaging within a user network. Visit the Web site


Comtran Associates introduced the StreetTrek Explorer, a new application for MOTOTRBO that offers full support of telemetry features. The system is built on the same underlying network platform as StreetTrek but includes Google Maps. The system provides the security of an asset-tracking desktop application with the global coverage of a Web-based asset-tracking solution, company officials said. Visit the Web site


Airaya Wireless Networks
announced the multiple input multiple output (MIMO)-based WirelessGRID-300 outdoor wireless radio for high-performance point-to-point and multipoint backhaul networks operating in the 4.94 – 5.58 GHz frequency range. The radios were designed for use in licensed public-safety, government and enterprise networks, and provide secure high-bandwidth, low-latency connectivity for video, data and voice communications. Visit the Web site


iDEN Bridge
The CA-1 iDEN bridge by BridgeCom Systems provides a communications bridge between any popular iDEN network. The bridge allows an iDEN subscriber to communicate with and be party to a two-way radio talk group, conventional logic trunked radio (LTR) or digital, via push to talk (PTT). The unit can be added to an existing site where an iDEN network is available. Each CA-1 has its own iDEN private call number, and the iDEN user will call the CA-1’s call number to connect to the two-way radio talk group. Visit the Web site


Emergency Management System
The Preparation, Response, Recovery and Collaboration (PR2C) Toolkit by General Dynamics Information Technology enables emergency management personnel to guide community development, create detailed preplanned responses, and make informed decisions in emergency situations, company officials said. The toolkit features near-real time collaboration, access to actual traffic conditions, GPS tracking of units and geospatially correct displays of critical infrastructure. Visit the Web site


700 MHz Combiner
dbSpectra introduced the DS8062M series 700 MHz cavity combiner, rated for 764 – 776 MHz systems and allows combining channels as close as 150 kilohertz apart. The low-loss cavity design can be mounted in a standard 19-inch rack in a two- or four-post configuration. The combiner is rated to handle full-reflected power from the antenna port of 150 watts without failure and is ideal for analog and digital radio systems, company officials said. Visit the Web site


UHF Connectors
RF Connectors
, a division of RF Industries, unveiled UHF male and female connectors for LDF4-50A 0.5-inch Andrew Heliax cable. Manufactured with white bronze plated and machined brass bodies, the connectors feature silver-plated phosphor bronze contacts and PTFE dielectric. The connector offers high conductivity but low intermodulation, company officials said. Visit the Web site


Industrial Wireless Handset
Ascom Wireless introduced the 9d24 protector and EX handset, a purpose-built handset for use in industrial environments. Handset features include 12 hours talk time, 120 hours standby, subscriber identity module (SIM) card, customized settings, three programmable soft keys and 10 programmable hot keys, and enhanced push to talk (PTT). The handset weighs 4.94 ounces and is shock and water resistant and dustproof. Visit the Web site


Custom LEDs
Elma Electronic offers LEDs in customizable configurations, which includes different levels of indicating brightness for each LED within the same unit to meet a specific indicating goal, Elma officials said. A wide range of sizes, colors, brightness and options are available. Standard color options include blue, red and green, and customizable colors include orange, amber and white. Visit the Web site


Multiline Location System
Locate911 Emergency Notification System (LENS) by eTelemetry provides location information for multiline telephone systems (MLTS) that the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) recommends in its model legislation, including VoIP phone tracking. With LENS, the caller’s name, location, building, floor and room number, and floor plan of the premises can be provided in on-site notification (OSN) alerts. Visit the Web site


MLTS Location System
911 Datamaster
presented an economical multiline telephone system private branch exchange (MLTS-PBX) location solution that allows access through a Web interface called WEBDBMS. The management of master street address guide (MSAG)-valid addresses still resides with the agency providing the automatic location information (ALI) database, but granular information behind an MLTS-PBX can be managed by the private entity. Visit the Web site


Mobile Computing System
Getac’s PS535F handheld is a next-generation, fully rugged GPS-enabled PDA featuring a built-in 3-megapixel auto-focus camera, altimeter and e-compass. The handheld features Window Mobile 6.1 software, 533-megahertz Samsung 2450 processor, and integrated Bluetooth V2.0 and 802.11b/g capability. Weighing 10.7 ounces, the device can operate for up to 8 hours and is Mil-Std-810F compliant and IP54 certified. Visit the Web site


Tablet Computer
Trimble introduced the Yuma rugged tablet computer, an all-in-one computing solution that can operate in extreme cold, hot or in-vehicle on unimproved roads. The computer runs on Windows Vista Business operating system, and standard features include integrated Wi-Fi connectivity, GPS and two geotag-enabled cameras. The tablet is expandable via two USB 2.0 slots and features a 1.6 GHz processor, 32 Gigabit sold-state hard drive and no moving parts. Visit the Web site


Mine Monitoring System
Active Control Technology (ACT) presented ActiveVision, a monitoring and support service for ActiveMine. Features of the remote network operations center include 24/7 monitoring and support, real-time network diagnostics and troubleshooting, and remote software updates. The system can pinpoint network and component issues for quick resolution, track and store operational statistics, and uses proven network management, monitoring and analysis technology. Visit the Web site


4.9 GHz Ethernet Bridge
introduced the point-to-point (PTP) 49600 series wireless Ethernet bridge and point-to-multipoint (PMP) 49400 series wireless network access solution, both operating in the 4.9 GHz licensed band. The bridge offers five-nines availability, latency of less than 2 milliseconds and integrated T1/E1 ports to provide low latency and jitter for voice quality. The 49400 access point’ (AP) configuration uses an integrated 90-degree antenna and relies on orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) technology. Visit the Web site


Cable Test Equipment
Praxsym expanded its line of cable system test equipment with an additional RF Tap model. Permanent installation of the device in an existing cable system provides insertion points for monitoring system performance. The variation covers 805 – 960 MHz and 1.85 – 1.99 GHz, while offering low insertion loss and 10 dB coupled port value. The machined aluminum chassis measures about 1.85 by 2.5 by 1.025 inches and uses N-type connectors. Visit the Web site

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