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News Handheld software defined radio The Nuand bladeRF is a fully bus-powered USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Software Defined Radio that does not need to be plugged into an outlet for normal operation. Measuring 5 by 3.5″, the device is a portable handheld form factor that has an RF frequency range of 300 MHz to 3.8 GHz. Featuring independent RX/TX programmability with 12-bit 40 MSPS quadrature sampling, the product is capable of achieving full-duplex 28 MHz channels while the onboard 200 MHz ARM9 with 512 KB embedded SRAM (JTAG port available) provides


good flexibility. The product is 2x2 MIMO configurable with SMB cable, expandable up

Just weeks after Inmarsat’s next-generation high-speed broadband solution Fleet Xpress was officially launched, Cobham SATCOM and Inmarsat have announced that their partner, Beijing Marine Communication & Navigation Company (MCN), has won the largest Fleet Xpress installation project to date. The project is with Nanjing Tanker Corporation of China (NTC) and will see MCN manage the rollout of Cobham’s SAILOR 100 GX and SAILOR 60 GX antenna systems that will bring high-speed broadband connectivity to approximately 70 ships. The 1 m SAILOR 100 GX is based on Cobham SATCOM’s SAILOR VSAT Technology platform, designed to simplify installation and operation while delivering high-quality radio performance. The 60 cm SAILOR 60 GX leverages a compact, lightweight carbon-fibre composites/ aluminium design. More info: bit.ly/1SEkglG

and power limits.

to 4x4, and has a modular expansion board design for adding GPIO, Ethernet, 1PPS sync signal, and expanding frequency range (through an available transverter board) The system is supported by stable Linux, Windows, Mac and GNURadio software packages. The hardware is capable of operating as a spectrum analyser, vector signal analyser and vector signal generator as well as simple FM audio or 4G LTE standard. Silvertone Electronics www.silvertone.com.au

Cloud-based PTT communications Motorola Solutions Australia has released WAVE Cloud Connect, a cloud-based application that delivers broadbandbased PTT and connects LMR systems with cellular networks. The company says WAVE Cloud Connect will enhance collaboration and productivity for enterprises and government agencies by enabling Apple or Android smartphones and tablets

SEPURA’S NEW MELBOURNE OFFICE Sepura has opened new offices in both Malaysia and Australia, with each office providing training and conference facilities, a demonstration area and workspaces for visitors. The company says the new Australian office, based in Melbourne (Unit 17, 270 Ferntree Gully Rd, Notting Hill), will enable it to stock and ship its DMR products from within the region, improving availability and speed of supply for local partners. “Our operations in the region have tripled in size over the last five years,” commented Terence Ledger, Sepura’s sales director for APAC. “That growth is reflected in these new premises, which demonstrate our long-term commitment to the Asia-Pacific area.” More info: bit.ly/1qL74Sr 12 Critical Comms - May/Jun 2016

to securely connect directly with LMR radios, for workforce groups of up to 3000 users. The service will deliver real-time voice and data communications securely over any IP network, connecting teams and individuals both inside and outside of their existing communication systems. The service connects users carrying any communications device, from two-way radios to smartphones, laptops and rugged handheld devices. WAVE Cloud Connect can also be used as a standalone broadband service without radio network integration. Key features include a visual mapping tool to pinpoint the location of users in the field and a secure text messaging service. The solution is part of Motorola Solutions’ Next Generation Mobile Intelligence suite, a mix of technologies including mobile broadbandbased solutions that place information into the hands of users across a choice of devices, applications and networks. Motorola Solutions Aust Pty Ltd www.motorolasolutions.com.au


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