Klas Telecom to supply Voyager 8 system for soldier tactical radios

14 August 2016 (Last Updated August 14th, 2016 18:30)

Klas Telecom is to supply its Voyager 8 deployable communications system for soldier and backpack tactical radios provided by Harris and Thales.

Klas Telecom is to supply its Voyager 8 deployable communications system for soldier and backpack tactical radios provided by Harris and Thales.

Featuring a rack-mountable chassis, the carbon-fibre transit case will provide mounting brackets, power, battery backup, radio relay and net management for Harris Falcon III AN/PRC 117G, Harris Falcon III AN/PRC 152A, L-3 Tactical Network Rover, Thales AN/PRC 148 MBITR/JEM, and modular RF AR-20 and AR-50 amplifiers.

Its integrated power design allows radios to be powered by the system and removed without interrupting operation, Klas Telecom said in a statement.

The system's chassis can store up to four secure network enclaves with HAIPEs, or be configured as a high-port density, single-enclave system.

"Users can now, in one airline carry-on-size case, have a complete route, switch, storage and compute network solution that also houses and integrates their data-capable tactical radios."

Klas Telecom chief technology officer Frank Murray said: “Our new Voyager Tactical Radio Integration Solution provides the ideal bridge between IP and radio worlds, without compromising on size, weight and power (SWaP).

“Users can now, in one airline carry-on-size case, have a complete route, switch, storage and compute network solution that also houses and integrates their data-capable tactical radios.”

The Voyager tactical radios are said to provide route, switch, storage and computing capabilities, as well as mounting and power for common tactical radios in a single rollaway case.

Klas Telecom operates in the US and international defence, first responder, disaster relief, law enforcement and transportation markets.


Image: Klas Telecom has built the Voyager 8 for all mounted radios. Photo: courtesy of Klas Telecom.