ITT to Develop SDR Applications with PrismTech's Spectra Tools

PrismTech(TM), an acknowledged leader in the provision of state-of-the-art middleware and development tools, announced that ITT Corporation has selected PrismTech’s Spectra(TM) Tools for the development and deployment of software-defined radio applications. ITT, a major military contractor involved in the JTRS program and the developer of the Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW), will use Spectra Tools for waveform and platform component design, code generation and to verify portability, code accuracy, and Software Communications Architecture (SCA) compliance.

The news comes on the heels of similar announcements by PrismTech regarding military radio OEM uptake of Spectra Tools in the USA and Europe. PrismTech has numerous significant design-wins in major programs and with radio OEMs.

“We’re seeing a strong trend by the military SDR community to look outside of their own organizations for SCA development and compliance support,” said Dominick Paniscotti, vice president of engineering, SDR products, PrismTech. “There is growing enthusiasm within the contractor community to utilize tools, middleware and professional services offered by SCA implementation experts, as opposed to trying to develop these internally — which is often time consuming, more expensive, and resource and skills constrained.”

Spectra Tools support SCA application porting to multiple target platforms, which can feature a variety of Core Frameworks and Real Time Operating Systems. In addition, the tools allow for reverse engineering of existing waveforms, forward code generation of SCA infrastructure code, and the SCA compliance testing of ported waveforms.

“Spectra Tools are an ideal fit, and a highly productive tool kit for ITT’s JTRS work,” said Rita Murray, director, software engineering at ITT/ACD.

PrismTech’s Spectra Tools are designed to deliver the functionality needed by radio engineers for rapid application development (RAD) and testing of their wireless applications by hiding, not focusing on, the IT complexity. The tools deliver greatly enhanced SDR developer productivity — in terms of both time and code quality — through advanced model driven development and domain-specific language technology. The result is lower complexity, superior code correctness and enhanced robustness. Also, tool interoperability is facilitated through the packaging of Spectra Tools as Eclipse Framework ‘plug-ins,’ thus supporting seamless workflow with other Eclipse-based tooling.

About ITT Corporation
ITT Corporation supplies advanced technology products and services in several growth markets. ITT is a global leader in the transport, treatment and control of water, wastewater and other fluids. The company plays a vital role in international security through its defense communications and electronics products; space surveillance and intelligence systems; and advanced engineering and related services. It also serves the growing leisure marine and electrical connectors markets with a wide range of products. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company generated $7.8 billion in 2006 sales. In addition to the New York Stock Exchange, ITT Corporation stock is traded on the Euronext and Frankfurt exchanges.

About PrismTech
PrismTech is an acknowledged leader in the provision of high performance middleware and tools that help developers of standards-based, carrier-grade systems to: minimize time-to-market, reduce costs, and enhance QoS. The Company provides solutions for applications ranging from net-centric enterprise integration to embedded real-time systems, in markets such as Telecom OSS, Defence C4I, and Software-Defined Radio. PrismTech’s customers constitute an impressive list of major systems integrators, network equipment providers and other OEMs, including many Fortune Global 500 companies. PrismTech was founded in 1992 and is a privately-held group with US operations based in Boston, MA and Saddle Brook, NJ, and European operations in the UK, Germany, The Netherlands and France.

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