PrismTech work for JPEO JTRS contributes to industry guidelines for waveform portability

BOSTON, 28 Oct. 2007. PrismTech, provider of high-performance middleware and development tools, has completed work for the Joint Program Executive Office (JPEO) for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) to help define waveform portability guidelines for the Department of Defense's JTRS program. The guidelines are designed to provide the industry with a clear strategy and procedure for implementing portable JTRS waveforms.

Oct 28th, 2007

BOSTON, 28 Oct. 2007.PrismTech, provider of high-performance middleware and development tools, has completed work for the Joint Program Executive Office (JPEO) for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) to help define waveform portability guidelines for the Department of Defense's JTRS program.

The guidelines, designed to provide the industry with a clear strategy and procedure for implementing portable JTRS waveforms, were developed by the JPEO's Network Enterprise Domain Test & Evaluation (NED T&E) organization with contributions from PrismTech and others in the Software Defined Radio (SDR) industry.

"These guidelines will serve to improve the portability of delivered JTRS waveforms, and will ultimately enhance the overall JTRS program," says Steve Jennis, senior vice president of corporate development, PrismTech.

For its effort, PrismTech focused on providing enhancements and refinements to the guidelines and targeting areas where improvements were needed. PrismTech is playing a key role in the next revision of the guidelines by extending these to cover the use of modeling techniques for achieving waveform portability. Specific areas PrismTech addressed included coding language, CORBA middleware, XML, and SCA component design.

The revised guidelines document is expected to be released in the fourth quarter of this year.

JPEO JTRS will make the guidelines available to all contractors working on JTRS.

In addition to this recent work with the JPEO, PrismTech has been an active player in JTRS and SDR via its Spectra products and introduced its Spectra 2 "Total Customer Service" offering. Used by defense primes, SDR Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and system/program integrators, these tools and services address the growth and deployment of SDR by providing robust waveform and platform developer tools, high-performance and low-profile operating environments, full compliance support for SDR standards, expert professional services for all phases of SDR development and deployment, dynamic OEM, System Integration (SI), and ISV partner programs, and SDR customer references.

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