Barrett Communications has launched the new 4020 HF Radio Mailbox, which utilises new technologies to deliver Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) synchronised email over High-Frequency (HF) Radio and onto users’ smart devices.
The platform is designed to meet the demand for mobile email communications from anywhere and across a range of environments, including remote and isolated locations connected only by HF radio.
According to Barrett, users can access emails from a smartphone, tablet or laptop using existing and familiar email platforms such as Outlook, Gmail and Apple Mail. Previously, each user was required to run PC-based applications to send and receive Post Office Protocol (POP) or Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) email via HF radio.
The new HF radio Mailbox requires no PC connection and handles all incoming and outgoing secure mail transfers, requiring the user to simply connect their smart device to the Mailbox’s inbuilt WiFi hotspot and directly synchronise their mail account.
Any mail received by the Mailbox is automatically synchronised with the user’s device and outgoing mail is sent via the HF radio using automatic link establishment to the radio gateway and on to the private/public domain mail server.
The small size of the HF Radio Mailbox makes it adaptable to a wide range of base station, mobile and even manpack applications.