The 2050 transceiver is packaged as a desktop (local control) transceiver and with
the addition of the simple and inexpensive Mobile pack the 2050 is quickly reconfigured
to a mobile (trunk mount) transceiver. This feature simplifies the logistics of
stocking the right transceiver for the right application. The modular design of
the 2000 series of products as a whole enables a basic 2050 transceiver to adapt
quickly and easily between base station, mobile, email, fax and data and manpack
Digital signal processing (DSP)
A single DSP chip provides modulation and demodulation of all on air signalling
used in the ALE, selective call and syllabic mute processes and provides noise reduction
of received signals.
Frequency hopping option
A simple to operate, unique frequency hopping system that has no network entry time
or late entry time. Simply enter the hop band, cipher key number and talk.
The transceiver uses only two microprocessors, the main processor uses a soft loaded
core while the second processor is used within the control head to operate the display
Selective call options
Fitted with both a CCIR 493-4 based, four and six digit system of which the protocol
is available for free distribution and an OEM protocol that is fully compatible
with other major HF manufacturers four and six digit systems that utilise encryption.
Allows short text messages to be sent from one 2050 transceiver to another. Barrett
2050 transceivers have alpha-numeric input keys (similar to mobile phones) that
allow direct text message input (without the need for an external PC or Palm type
BITE - built in test equipment
Tests receiver performance, selcall, syllabic mute, VCO operation and serial communications
Programming by IR or serial port
For ease of programming in a vehicle a notebook computer loaded with the 2000 series
programming package can load a transceiver's parameters without the need for cables
through the remote head IR port.
Second antenna connector
Allows each channel to select one of two antennas - ideal when long and short distance
antennas are used.
Inserting the 2050 into the 2040 manpack adaptor, the complete unit becomes a lightweight
(6.4kg) manpack transceiver with built-in automatic antenna tuner, battery management
system and removable lithium ion battery cartridge. All connections such as handsets
and auxiliary units are made through military specification connectors. Available
with the manpack is a custom made backpack and frame assembly designed to hold the
manpack, accessories normally used with the unit and other personal items.
Direct dial telephone calls
“Telcall” option provides direct dialing access with Barrett Communications
HF Telephone Interconnects and most interconnects from other manufacturers.
An option that provides a medium level of voice encryption for message privacy.
ALE - automatic link establishment
An embedded internal option fully interoperable with FED STD 1045 ALE systems. Also
capable of full 16 digit telephone dialing (using FED STD 1045 ALE as the signalling
medium) with Barrett 960 or Barrett 2060 ALE equipped telephone interconnects.
An option that supports connection to an external GPS receiver for tracking applications
using the Barrett 977 tracking system.
HF email and data
The 2050 transceiver auxiliary connector is fully featured to interface to a variety
of external modems including the Barrett 2020 HF email system and the Barrett 923
email and data system.