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We exhibited HARC-Mini at MILCOM 2014
HARC-Mini Demonstration
Come fly with me!

What mission needs immediate extended-range comms? Search and rescue? Disaster recovery? Urgent tactical situation? Emergency response? With a 100-ft antenna tower, your tactical or land mobile radio can only talk out a few miles. As a contributor to ICWE's Urgent Communications website wrote earlier this month, "communications for first responders in a disaster or wide-area event are always problematic" (see here).

Enter Syntonics' latest HARC-mini (High Antennas for Radio Communications) aerostat range extension system.

Combine HARC-Mini, a tank of helium, and a small balloon, to achieve comms ranges up to 30 miles and more. HARC-Mini weighs six pounds, operates on rechargeable batteries for 8+ hours, and supports any radio communicating in the 30-1000 MHz band, HARC-Mini is an entirely new tool for tactical or emergency communicators.

Initially exhibited at MILCOM 2014 in October, HARC-Mini is already drawing significant interest from both military and civilian communicators who want to dramatically extend their communications range. Contact Steve Gemenyand ask about getting your own demonstration of this new, innovative capability.

Success Story 
Our SBIR Phase III success gets noticed

The U.S. Navy operates an excellent SBIR/STTR program, including publicizing the success stories of its participants. The Winter 2014 Profiles in Success magazine, published by Dawnbreaker, highlights Syntonics. Turn to the last ... and best, we think ... of the success stories to read all about it.

The basis for the story was our FORAX-HARC-WNW (Wideband Networking Waveform) Phase II prototypes. We successfully developed the L-Band HARC-WNW aerostat range extension system and flew it at several demonstrations. Our Chief Engineer, Doug Crowe, spent long hours working in our lab, at Rockwell-Collins in Indiana, and at Boeing in California, preparing for field demonstrations at Fort Huachuca and Yuma Proving Grounds. Later the systems flew during an NIE at Fort Bliss / White Sands Missile Range.

This effort was one of many production orders and development projects for our FORAX (Fiber Optic Remote Antenna eXtension) RF-over-Fiber equipment. Flowing both from SBIR Topic N07-149 and an earlier SBIR for USSOCOM, we have now delivered more than $35 million of RF-over-Fiber equipment to the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Special Operations Command, Department of Homeland Security, civilian agencies, and multiple allied militaries.

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Two HARC-WNW prototypes flew on the Army's Test Bed Aerostat at NIE 12.1, conducted at Fort Bliss and White Sands Missile Range.


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Dario & Bruce in Pisa
Italy in January: Ciao!

PEZT Co.® Briefs FORAX to its Italian Customers


A week-long series of briefings to Italian military customers was arranged by our Italian resellers, PEZT Co's CEO, Enea Pezzotti, his son Christian, and Sales Manager Dario Biffi guided Syntonics/Bruce Montgomery and two other American technology companies through a grand tour of tactical communicators in mid-January.

We briefed communication specialists with the Army airborne and special ops; the C4 staff at the Army general headquarters; the joint SOF headquarters; and the Italian Marines. We learned to roll our "r"s as we said "buongiorno" and "arrrivederci". And we got to see some very pretty countryside as we drove from meeting to meeting.

Thank you, Dario and Christian, for the productive week and fine hospitality!


FORAX-RM Price Increases
After about six years of holding the line, we had to move
FORAX is a sophisticated product, crafted in small quantities by American engineers and technicians; we are proud of its quality and reliability in the field. We like our customers too, they are also high quality and sophisticated.

But ... it has been about six years since we last reviewed the pricing for the FORAX-RM rack-mounted modules and chassis. While inflation has been  low during this period, our costs have managed to increase anyway. So the time has come to adjust our pricing. The average increase is about 14% and these prices are being applied to new proposals. Outstanding proposals that have passed their validity date will be updated with these new prices.

Questions? Contact:

Steve Gemeny
Director, Business Development
Steve.Gemeny@SyntonicsCorp.com
+1 410.884.0500 x205
  • FORAX RF-over-Fiber communications systems
  • FORAX-HARC aerostat range extension systems
  • FORAX-DAS Distributed Antenna Systems
  • Handheld Tactical Antennas
  • Aerostat Antennas
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