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May 26, 2011

CalAmp Introduces Harrier-900 Multimode Wireless Router

CalAmp Corp., a provider of wireless products, services and solutions, announced the availability of the Harrier-900 multimode wireless router.

Officials with CalAmp said that this is the first programmable digital communications device to combine both licensed and unlicensed 900-MHz-range radio spectrum. With the Harrier-900, customers can enjoy mission-critical operations in electric utilities, oil and gas, water/waste water, transportation and public safety markets.

“CalAmp's Harrier-900 is an innovative communications platform that addresses the energy industry's critical need for reliable wireless data communications in all applications and environments,” said Rick Nozel, senior vice president of Sales and Marketing for CalAmp's wireless networks business.

With this programmable dual-band wireless router, customers can avoid sacrificing data speed for reliability. There is no need to invest in separate communications infrastructures for differing applications. The Harrier-900 is expected to offer the strength, speed and coverage advantages of both licensed and unlicensed radio technologies in a single device.

Harrier's 901 MHz frequency capability, offered exclusively over NPCS licenses from Space Data, allows CalAmp customers to transmit at higher power, minimizing the line-of-sight and noise floor issues.

“Space Data's nationwide, exclusive-use spectrum licenses provide users the noise protection and higher power required for clear, robust communications, which unlicensed communications often lack,” said Gerald Knoblach, chairman and CEO of Space Data Corporation.

CalAmp develops and markets wireless communications solutions that deliver data, voice and video for critical networked communications and other applications. Its two business segments are Wireless DataCom, which serves utility, governmental and enterprise customers, and Satellite, which focuses on the North American Direct Broadcast Satellite market.

According to a recent MobilityTechzone report, CalAmp introduced its Sentry 2500 and Vanguard-LTE, two next generation wireless broadband networking platforms for mobile and fixed data applications.

The new products were designed to support CalAmp customers with 4G solutions in public safety mobile data, smart grid communications, high speed SCADA/Telemetry, rail automation, and other mission critical data applications.

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Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for MobilityTechzone. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Carrie Schmelkin

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