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The SDR-H2 is a Handheld MANET Mesh Transceiver in a rugged body worn form factor.


Offering a full 2 watts of output power, employing standard MBITR batteries and compatible with an array of COTS/MOTS audio and visual accessories, the SDR-H2 is ideal for a variety of Tactical Mesh deployments.' A lot of progress is being made on compatibility with existing audio accessories in various formats.

With a wide range of video, data and audio connectivity protocols and three dedicated input/output ports in different robust physical formats, the H2 offers maximum use-case versatility, equally employable as an airborne, UGV or infrastructure node as a handheld tactical radio.

  • MeshUltra™, MIMO and Standard IP Mesh capability
  • Low power consumption, typically 7.5W to 10W
  • 2W total output power
  • Up to 12-hour battery life
  • IP68 rated
  • Range NLOS - >1.5km single hop; >15km air to ground


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Multi Role

The SDR-H2 joins DTC’s versatile family of IP Mesh and P2P COFDM radios designed to meet the requirements of a diverse range of applications. It combines a familiar rugged body worn physical form factor, bulletproof construction and simplified user interface with the ability to use standard MBITR-style battery packs, chargers and holsters.

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Refined Technology on the Battlefield

Frontline communications are fast, robust and automatically scaled with capability of up to 16 voice talk groups (all acting in full duplex VOX) in a meshed network whilst streaming IP, video and CoT (Cursor on Target) situational awareness data. Thus, offering compatibility with a range of BMS (Battle Management Systems).

The industry's smartest mesh Waveform, MeshUltra-X™, over the air encryption and channel management, features such as DTC's IAS (Interference Avoidance System) and performance in bandwidths all the way down to 1.25MHz guarantee no-loss communications in the most adverse conditions.

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Off the shelf device compatibility

The SDR H2's multiple connectivity ports and protocols make compatibility with an array of MOTS/COTS peripherals a reality. Devices such as IP and USB cameras, power & data management hubs, rugged smartphones and even triggered sensors can be connected to the H2 with instant plug and play connectivity.

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Real Time Video

The SDR-H2 offers dual on-board HD-capable video encoders and support for a variety of different camera interfaces including HDMI (with optional cable), an “open mic” full duplex audio channel, in-built GPS receiver and on board SD card storage as well as 2W of total output power.

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Cross Platform Connectivity

The SDR-H2 uses DTC’s proven and industry-leading SDR-C encased in a portable, rugged form factor. This single platform commonality hosting MeshUltra-X™ allows the ground-based end user to automatically mesh with manned and unmanned vehicles, UAVs, maritime assets and infrastructure nodes to create robust connectivity across the battlefield.

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Fully Featured

Software defined audio, multiple hardware connection types, native dual-PTT sensing and a focus on usability makes the SDR-H2 compatible with a huge range of off-the-shelf military/tactical audio peripherals, giving the right solution for every end user. The SDR-H2 offers dual on-board HD-capable video encoders and support for a variety of different camera interfaces including HDMI (with optional cable), in-built GPS receiver and on-board SD card storage as well as 2W of total output power.


  • General
  • Transmitter / Receiver
  • Video / Audio / Data
  • Electrical and Mechanical
  • Related Accessories
  • Frequency Range
    032047 320-470MHz,
    114150 1.14-1.50GHz,
    167235 1.67-2.35GHz,
    198270 1.98-2.70GHz,
    440500 4.40-5.00GHz,
  • Bandwidth
  • RF Power Output
    1W per output, 2W (33dBm) total
  • Power Input
    8-18VDC reverse polarity protected,
    10-20W consumption (mode dependent),
    powered from battery and/or side connector
  • Operating Modes
    Mesh Transceiver / Uni-directional transmitter / receiver
    DES encryption (standard),
    AES128/256 encryption (FIPS 140-2 certified)

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