KNL Maritime System specifications

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KNL Networks Radio Data Sheet

We've built our radio to serve a number of use-cases, all while being simple, secure, and reliable to operate.

At sea, KNL HF Service emails are limited to a maximum size of 195kB. IoT connectivity is tailored to individual applications.

Nearshore KNL offers full internet service while connected to cellular.

The KNL Radio is rack mountable, and requires an included HF antenna (powered by a transformer), a cellular antenna, and a GPS antenna.

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HF radio: Frequency range 1.5 - 30 MHz
HF radio: Bandwidths 1.9 – 24 kHz
HF radio: Modulations
BPSK, QPSK, 8PSK, 16/32/64/128/256 QAM
HF Band radio: Sensitivity more than -125 dBm
HF Band radio: Dynamic range 140 dB
HF radio: Transmitting power
250W PEP (Peak Envelope Power)
UMTS/HSPA - 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz (Bands VI, V, VIII, IV, II, I) 3GPP Release 7 5.76 Mb/s uplink, 21.1 Mb/s downlink GSM - GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz 3GPP Release 7, PBCCH support GPRS - Class 12, CS1-CS4 - up to 86.5 kb/s : EDGE Class 12, MCS1-9 - up to 236.8 kb/s
GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System)
Ethernet 2 x 100 Mbps
Supply voltage
AC: 100-240 VAC ±10%, 8.9A, 50-60Hz, 600W. DC: 12-30 VDC ±5%, 50A, 600W
19” / 6U rack mountable Width: 483mm - Height: 266mm - Depth: 425mm Weight: 30 kg
Operating temperature range -20 – 55 °C
HF antenna, connector type: N (F)
Cellular antenna, connector type: TNC (F)
WLAN antenna*), connector type TNC (M), Reverse Polarity (RP)
GNSS antenna, connector type: TNC (F), supply voltage for active antenna: 3.3VDC
Ethernet connectors, 2 x RJ45
IP Class IP 21
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