Codan’s Sentry-H is specifically designed to deliver the smallest and lightest form factor with 150W radio frequency (RF) power. It provides no-fuss integration into military base stations and mobility solutions from main battle tanks, armoured personnel carriers, marine assets and soft skinned vehicles. With a wide-ranging 10VDC to 35VDC input, it caters for all mission configurations without the need for additional power conversion.

In close consultation with military customers, Sentry-H has been optimised for ease-of-use and features an ergonomic smart handset with an icon-driven, colour, high-resolution, multi-language interface. The Sentry-H uses second generation digital voice (TWELP), frequency hopping and is interoperable with the Codan Patrol 2110M Manpack. The Sentry-H has now been updated to include channel-based secure interoperability for voice communication and 3G ALE capabilities, perfect for use with Sprint software.

Codan’s Sprint software provides secure, high-performance HF radio messaging capabilities as well as a gateway to support interchange of phone SMS messages and internet email between the HF and external networks. The software utilises the 3G ALE (STANAG S4538) waveform to support channel linking and transport of data between HF radios in the network, providing distinct speed advantages over HF data solutions using 2G ALE or other legacy linking protocols.

SprintChat supports text chat, file and email transfer between radios in a network, without the need for a server station. SprintNet includes all of these capabilities but also allows the radio to be used as a cellular (for SMS) and internet email gateway.

The Sprint software provides fast secure linking through the use of robust 3G ALE waveform and an optional AES-256 data encryption – allowing for fast, short, secure message exchange – highly suited to tactical scenarios.

The interface and chat functionality is simple and easy to use, through implementation of a similar UI to popular messaging applications. Messages up to 250 characters are sent peer-to-peer or can be broadcast to all stations. Multiple messages can be are queued for transmission and a time stamped message thread is maintained for each contact allowing easy review or export of the contact history. Every 3G enabled transceiver can be included in a Sprint network, not just those operating a Sprint application. When transferring files and emailing, pictures and images can be simply resized by the application to enable faster transfer. Any standard POP3 e-mail client can be used with the Sprint applications.