SOURCE: Vanu, Inc.

November 08, 2007 10:34 ET

Vanu, Inc.'s John Chapin Named Chairman of the Software Defined Radio Forum

Elections Held at 2007 SDR Technical Conference in Denver

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - November 8, 2007) - Vanu®, Inc., a leader in the development of software radio technology, announced today that Dr. John Chapin, technology fellow and vice president, industry & government relations, Vanu, Inc., was elected Chairman of the Software Defined Radio (SDR) Forum. The election was held as part of the SDR Forum's Annual Technical Conference and Product Exposition in Denver, CO.

"I am excited and honored to have been selected as Chairman. The SDR Forum is the leading international organization in software radio and related fields. I look forward to working with the other members of the Forum to promote the growth of SDR technology and markets," said Chapin.

"John's enthusiasm and deep expertise in both software defined radio and cognitive radio are widely recognized in the field. His appointment as Chairman of the SDR Forum reflects his many contributions to the technology, along with his work in bringing the benefits of software radio to commercial products," said Dr. Vanu Bose, CEO of Vanu, Inc.

SDR Forum's annual technical conference, product exposition and general meeting held at the Denver Marriott Tech Center Nov. 5-9, provide an international perspective of the current state of the art for advanced wireless communications and is open to anyone interested in SDR technology.

About the SDR Forum

Established in 1996, the SDR Forum is a non-profit international industry association dedicated to supporting the development and deployment of software defined radio systems that enable flexible and adaptable architectures in advanced wireless systems. Currently numbering some 100 organizations, the Forum's membership spans commercial, defense and civil government organizations, including wireless service providers, network operators, component and equipment manufacturers, hardware and software developers, regulatory agencies, and academia from Asia, Europe, and North America. The SDR Forum's administrative office is headquartered in Denver.

About Vanu, Inc.

Vanu, Inc. (www.vanu.com) is the developer of the Anywave® Base Station, the first U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)-certified software radio. The Anywave Base Station provides significant advantages over traditional cellular equipment designs including: simultaneous operation of multiple wireless standards on a single platform; the use of general purpose, open standard servers rather than proprietary hardware; remote software downloads to add new wireless standards and system capacity; decreased backhaul costs; and a full range of additional capital and operating cost savings. These benefits come from implementing the signal processing functions of the base station as a high level, software application running on Linux, eliminating the need for costly, specialized hardware. The company delivers Anywave radio access network solutions, licenses its software, and provides design consulting to service providers, system integrators and wireless OEMs. Vanu was founded in 1998 and is based in Cambridge, MA.

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