PrismTech, JPEO JTRS Create Guidelines for Waveform Portability

PrismTech(TM), a leader in high-performance middleware and development tools, recently 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. These guidelines were developed by the JPEO’s Network Enterprise Domain Test & Evaluation (NED T&E) organization with contributions from PrismTech as well as other leaders in the Software Defined Radio (SDR) industry.

“We were glad to lend our waveform development, SCA compliance, and modeling expertise to this effort,” said Steve Jennis, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, PrismTech. “These guidelines will serve to improve the portability of delivered JTRS waveforms, and will ultimately enhance the overall JTRS program.”

For its effort, PrismTech focused on providing enhancements and refinements to the guidelines and targeting areas where improvements were needed. PrismTech is currently 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 Fiscal Year 07.

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(TM) products and recently introduced its Spectra 2 “Total Customer Service” offering. Used by numerous 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 market leading customer references.

About PrismTech
PrismTech is an acknowledged leader in advanced software integration solutions. The company develops, markets, and supports a wide range of standards-compliant, high-performance middleware products whose quality-of-service (QoS) properties significantly exceed those offered by conventional middleware. PrismTech also offers developer productivity tools and a comprehensive range of professional services. PrismTech’s differentiators are most highly valued in markets where business-critical and mission-critical systems require high-performance middleware. These systems are pervasive in a number of vertical markets, such as Telecom, Mil/Aero, Finance, Utilities, Transportation, and Homeland Security, and range from Net-centric OSS to Software-Defined Radio. PrismTech’s customers constitute an impressive list of major systems integrators, OEMs, and ISVs, 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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