France picks Spectrum for homeland defense radios

BURNABY, British Columbia, 1 Sept. 2005. Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. today announced it will provide software defined radio technology, training and support services to the French Ministry of the Interior for the development of a new communications platform for a homeland security application.

BURNABY, British Columbia, 1 Sept. 2005. Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. today announced it will provide software defined radio technology, training and support services to the French Ministry of the Interior for the development of a new communications platform for a homeland security application.

The French Ministry of the Interior has responsibility for the National Police, National Gendarmerie, Emergency Preparedness and all matters related to internal security within France.

Spectrum is a provider of integrated commercial-off-the-shelf software defined radio platforms that include a high performance signal processing system, a comprehensive software stack and a complete suite of development tools with application data flows and system examples.

"Spectrum will provide a turn-key solution that allows our organization to immediately begin our application development rather than spend valuable time and resources building a base development system," said a senior official at the French Ministry of the Interior. "Spectrum's ability to provide extensive hands-on training and on-site technical support in our native French language also represents a significant benefit. This enables our project team to ramp up quickly and to reduce the hardware configuration and software operation learning curves of our engineers."

"This contract reaffirms Spectrum's leadership in the software defined radio market," said Dan Simard, Managing Director of Spectrum Signal Processing (UK) Limited. "Spectrum offers a comprehensive portfolio of software defined radio solutions that includes hardware systems, software, support and services. The French Ministry of the Interior will reduce their technological risk, cost and time to delivery by leveraging our product offering and experience developing, demonstrating and deploying software defined radio technologies internationally."

Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. supplies 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 Signal Processing (USA) Inc., based in Columbia, Md., provides application engineering services and modified commercial-off-the-shelf platforms to the U.S. government, its allies and its prime contractors. For more information, see www.spectrumsignal.com.

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