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Codan's Digital Voice a Quantum Leap for HF

June 18, 2014

Eurosatory 2014, Paris, France (PRWEB) June 18, 2014

Codan Radio Communications, a division of Codan Limited (ASX-CDA), has announced the launch of their second generation Digital Voice technology for the Envoy High Frequency (HF) smart radio. The new Digital Voice provides voice clarity unparalleled on the HF communication medium, providing a voice quality experience that is similar to cellular phones and ensures continued operation in degraded and fading HF channels.

"The new Digital Voice technology on Envoy is a quantum leap for HF communications. People consider HF old technology with the hiss and crackle but now with Envoy, it has the ease of use of a smart phone, and most importantly, now sounds like one," said Paul McCarter, Codan's Executive General Manager of the Radio Communications Division.

Codan's new voice coding technology provides greater clarity of voice over a range of rates from 2,400 bps to 600 bps, proving optimum performance in varying conditions, a capability unmatched on competing commercial HF radios.

Envoy's second generation Digital Voice technology supports the standards STANAG 4591 (MELPe), MIL-STD-188-141B ALE and AES-256 encryption, while also including a propriety vocoder mode which provides the superior voice performance compared to MELPe.

Additional enhancements on the Envoy include its GPS navigation, now using waypoints for measuring distances between radios and set locations, and its user interface, with a new missed call feature and the ability to group contacts for better management of communications channels and large networks. The Envoy now also supports the connection of external audio recording devices for safety, traceability and auditing requirements.

"Envoy's Digital Voice, new features and standard options such as the colour screen, software architecture, IP capability and multi-language support positions Envoy as the most cost-effective option for communicating without reliance on existing infrastructure. Along with Codan's global support network, Envoy truly is the most advanced HF commercial radio available today," said Mr McCarter.

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About Codan Radio Communications

Codan Radio Communications is a leading designer and manufacturer of premium communications equipment for High Frequency (HF) and Land Mobile Radio (LMR) applications. We've built our reputation for reliability over 50 years in radio communications, in some of the toughest conditions on the planet.

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