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Spanish Army Orders Next-Gen PR4G Radios from Amper

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Fresh from its EUR 75 million acquisition of telecom and next-gen IP firm LANData in Sept 2006, Amper group is announcing two new contracts with the Spanish Army to supply next generation radio equipment with PR4Gv3 (aka. F@stnet). The contracts amount to EUR 10.5 million (about $13.1 million) These new software-defined radios bring a number of new capabilities to the table: The new radio equipment is compatible with previous generations, and incorporates new data transmission capacities which quadruple the speed of the previous generation. A cutting-edge digital voice coder (vocoder) which ensures the highest quality voice transmissions during all propagation conditions or when clutter is present. F@stnet protocol supports both voice and data transfer, retaining the system’s frequency hopping and anti jamming modes. The system also supports a proprietary frequency hopping Multiplex mode called SIVD, offering the capability of simultaneously and independently transferring secure Voice and Data communications in the same radio (without prioritizing voice over data or vice versa). The radio also supports standard IP/Ethernet interface makes through the F@stnet a tactical internet protocol. Transmission speeds are automatically adjusted to best suit particular environmental conditions. A GPS receiver incorporated into the equipment permits the immediate location of the radio […]

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