Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) announced that its RF-7800B family of ruggedized Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) satellite terminals has received "Type Approval" from Inmarsat, one of the world's leading providers of global SATCOM. Type Approval certifies the Harris terminals to operate over the Inmarsat Satellite Communications System for simultaneous voice and broadband data connectivity. The BGAN satellite terminals enable warfighters to transmit wideband data beyond-line-of-sight access intelligence networks anywhere in the world.
This over-the-horizon reach-back capability further ties commanders to personnel at the edge, allowing for more rapid responses within the enemy's decision cycle. The Harris RF-7800B terminals offer a high-performance satellite solution for voice and data connectivity in SATCOM-on-the-move and SATCOM-on-the-quick-halt applications. The first two products in the Harris Tactical BGAN line are the RF-7800B-DU024, a Class 2 Land Portable BGAN terminal for dismounted applications, and the RF-7800B-VU104, a Class 10 Land Mobile BGAN terminal for vehicles on the move. The RF-7800B-VU104 is the only integrated, military-rugged BGAN SATCOM-on-the-move system available today.