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Persistent Systems released a new module for its MPU-5 tactical radio. This new module enables the radio to work in the upper reaches of C-band (four gigahertz/GHz to 8GHz) and this is particularly important, a statement from the company provided to MONCh noted, as, “the RF spectrum is becoming heavily utilised and large portions are being sold off (by governments to commercial communications providers). The C-band provides relief from crowded spectrum bands such as 2.4 gigahertz where throughput is impacted by many users.”

Another benefit of the C-band module is that such communications, “have reduced restrictions of power and available spectrum internationally, allowing the MPU-5 to be used in more countries, with more throughput and distance.”

Moreover, the firm continued that much of the upper C-band is “public access” meaning that there is no licence required to transmit in parts of this waveband. Persistent Systems continued that it is now taking orders for the C-band module and although demurring from providing customer details, it did add that it is witnessing significant interest from the mining, agricultural, government, intelligence, defence and homeland security communities.

Thomas Withington

 

 

Persistent Systems unveiled a new C-band module for its MPU-5 radio. (Photo: Persistent Systems)

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