Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima

Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima
Vecima Networks Inc.

Vecima Networks Inc.

August 21, 2007 09:30 ET

Spectrum Announces Public Safety Cross Band Communications Platform for First Responder Communication Services

Platform enables faster deployment of interoperable, resilient and durable communications for first responders in times of emergencies such as natural disasters and terrorist acts

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 21, 2007) - Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima ("Spectrum"), a provider of software defined radio (SDR) technology, today announced the availability of its flexComm™ Public Safety Cross Band Communications Platform, an integrated wireless communications subsystem that speeds the time to deployment of first responder communication services. The Cross Band Communications Platform provides complete "RF to Ethernet" connectivity by integrating a cross band RF transceiver with a high performance SDR based signal processing subsystem. The hardware is compact and ruggedizable, and is accompanied by a complete software stack including development tools, enabling public safety providers to develop on target deployment system.

Individual public safety services are allocated specific frequency bands for their respective communication systems, often leading to a disparate communication system. Spectrum's Cross Band Communications Platform uses SDR technology to provide interoperable communications across multiple radio frequencies from 350 to 800 MHz and from 4.940 to 4.990 GHz to allow first responder services to share critical information.

"Spectrum has long enabled interoperability for military communications systems and is proud to facilitate the bridging of critical first responder communications," said Mark Briggs, VP Marketing at Spectrum. "The modular architecture of the Cross Band Communications Platform makes it easy to refresh the technology, allowing replacement of partial components or upgrades to be done by software. In addition, the software reconfigurable architecture of the solution supports advanced communications capabilities such as multiple input/multiple output (MIMO) and cognitive radio that enables efficient use of available frequency spectrum."

The flexComm Public Safety Cross Band Communications Platform consists of a cross band RF transceiver subsystem, a high performance IF and baseband signal processing platform and a complete software operating environment. The RF Transceiver Subsystem is provided from TRL Microwave Technology Inc., a designer and manufacturer of microwave components and systems since 1987. The signal processing platform is based on Spectrum's SDR-3000 family that integrates heterogeneous processing elements (FPGAs, GPPs and DSPs) seamlessly using a high performance embedded communication fabric.

The Cross Band Communications Platform has already begun shipping and is available for order immediately.

For more information on the Public Safety Cross Band Communications Platform, please visit www.spectrumsignal.com/products.


Spectrum Signal Processing is a leading supplier of software defined platforms for defense electronics applications. Spectrum's products and services are optimized for military communications, signals intelligence, surveillance, electronic warfare and satellite communications applications. Spectrum's integrated, application-ready products provide its customers with compelling time-to-market and performance advantages while mitigating program risk and cost parameters. Spectrum also provides applications engineering services and modified commercial-off-the-shelf platforms to the US Government, its allies and its prime contractors. For more information on Spectrum and its flexComm product line, please visit www.spectrumsignal.com. Spectrum is part of Vecima Networks Inc.

Vecima Networks Inc. ("Vecima") designs, manufactures and sells products that enable broadband access to cable, wireless and telephony networks. Vecima's hardware products incorporate original embedded software to meet the complex requirements of next-generation, high-speed digital networks. Service providers use Vecima's solutions to deliver services to a converging worldwide broadband market, including what are commonly known as "triple play" (voice, video and data) and "quadruple play" (voice, video, data and wireless) services. Vecima's solutions allow service providers to rapidly and cost-effectively bridge the final network segment that connects the system directly to end users, commonly referred to as "the last mile", by overcoming the bottleneck resulting from insufficient carrying capacity in legacy, last mile infrastructures. Vecima's products are directed at three principal markets: Data over Cable, Broadband Wireless and Digital Video. The Company has also developed and continues to focus on developing products to address emerging markets such as Voice over Internet Protocol, fiber to the home and IP video. For more information on Vecima, please visit www.vecimanetworks.com.


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