The new capabilities for Envoy realize what having a truly software defined radio means – the ability to upgrade and add new capabilities, without any change to the hardware
IWCE 2014, Las Vegas, NV, United States (PRWEB) March 26, 2014
Codan Radio Communications, a division of Codan Limited (ASX-CDA), has announced a further capabilities upgrade to their Envoy HF smart radio. Launched in 2012, the Envoy continues to reinvent High Frequency (HF) radio as the most reliable communication medium for security, emergency and humanitarian markets.
The capability improvement, unique to Envoy, allows for the transceiver and control point to be located separately and linked over IP, without the need for external RoIP hardware. Meaning the Envoy transceiver can be situated where there is optimal RF performance, and the handset or console located with the user in their area of deployment, linking over IP with the simple attachment of an Ethernet cable to the handset or console.
The IP linking technology also enables remote control of an Envoy HF radio, enabling someone to configure and profile a radio from any location, even a different country, eliminating the need for HF radios to be returned to a customer service center for an update.
“The new capabilities for Envoy realize what having a truly software defined radio means – the ability to upgrade and add new capabilities, without any change to the hardware. HF technology is now matching other communications mediums for ease of use and adaptability to requirements but without the infrastructure costs” said Paul McCarter, Codan’s Executive General Manager of the Radio Communications Division.
In addition to these capability improvements, Codan has also announced powerful new Antenna options for Envoy. A dual antenna option allows for two antennas to be simultaneously connected, which, teamed with the smarts of Envoy, results in optimal coverage as the radio will use the antenna which provides the best voice quality.
Codan has also launched a new compact antenna solution, the 3048 Tuned Dipole Antenna, dubbed “cat’s whisker” for its unique shape and flexible capability. The 3048 can be erected in confined areas where space is limited, allowing for HF base station antennas to be located anywhere, from a roof top to an oil rig.