MELBOURNE, Fla., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A new backpack cellular network solution with high bandwidth connectivity and smartphone compatibility has been introduced by a U.S. company.
The Harris Corp. says its KnightLite system, a version of its KnightHawk product, is built upon Universal Mobile Telecommunications System technology.
The KnightLite system supports High-Speed Packet Access -- in addition to voice, high-speed data, video and SMS messaging -- to more efficiently utilize bandwidth and enable more devices to access the network simultaneously.
It can be used autonomously or as a scalable network for greater coverage and can be installed in tactical radio mounts for vehicular operations, the company said.
"KnightLite has the same key functionality as KnightHawk but in a form that supports dismounted operations in remote and rugged locations where warfighters often have to travel by foot," said Sheldon Fox, group president, Harris Government Communications Systems.
"In addition to our tactical radios, troops will also be able to carry the latest 3G and 4G LTE networking systems, enabling the use of smartphones and tablets such as our RF-3590.
"KnightLite takes important new capabilities to the tactical edge."
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