Harris KnightLite Designed for Backpack 4G Comm; Sheldon Fox Comments

Sheldon Fox

Harris Corp. has developed a new mobile tactical cellular network system to connect warfighters with high-bandwidth networks and provide them applications for use in the battlefield, the company announced Wednesday.

KnightLite is a backpack version of the company’s KnightHawk system and is designed to support voice, high-speed data, video and text messaging.

The company has also signed a reseller agreement with mobile wireless software provider Lemko Corp., where Harris will combine Lemko’s software with KnightLite and KnightHawk (click over to our sister site ExecutiveBiz for more on this partnership).

“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 for the government communications systems segment.

Fox also said troops will carry 3G and 4G LTE networking systems by using smartphones and tablets such as the company’s RF-3590.

According to the company, KnightLite is compatible with commercial smartphones and tablets, helps facilitate date resource allocation of data resources to mobile devices and is designed to have several devices access the network at once.

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