JTEL Tests JTRS Waveform, Platform Code with PrismTech Spectra 2

PrismTech[tm], an acknowledged leader in advanced software integration and infrastructure solutions, announced that the regulatory and certification authority for both Software Communications Architecture (SCA) and JTRS compliance, the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Testing and Evaluation Lab (JTEL), has selected its Spectra[tm] 2 tools suite to assist with the testing and certification of waveform and platform application code. Spectra 2 is PrismTech’s end-to-end development suite for the modeling, code generation, testing and deployment of SCA-compliant software defined radio (SDR) applications. PrismTech’s products “Power Netcentricity” and thus help optimize resource management and provide the superior information on events and conditions necessary to empower decision makers.

Spectra 2 tools were selected by JTEL to help automate – and thus reduce its time and effort in – its validation and certification of SCA-compliance for waveform and platform application code under consideration for the JTRS program. JTEL is the JTRS and SCA authority for the U.S. Department of Defense JTRS Joint Program Executive Office (JPEO). All radios considered for the JTRS program must be tested and certified by the JTEL.

“PrismTech’s experience and expertise in working closely with the JTRS program, and specifically the SCA specification, were key factors in selecting Spectra 2 for our lab. Our selection of Spectra 2 aligns with our goal of increasing industry’s participation in the JTRS program and encouraging innovative and successful 3rd party investments,” said Lisa Salisbury, JTRS Test and Evaluation Laboratory Project Manager, SPAWAR Systems Center, San Diego.

The Spectra 2 suite includes waveform and platform developer tools, high-performance, yet low-profile operating environments, and full support for the SCA. PrismTech is working with a large number of defense sector OEMs, programs and system integrators around the world and is receiving consistent praise for the ease of use, productivity gains and flexibility of Spectra 2.

“PrismTech has enjoyed a close working relationship with the program offices and prime contractor involved in the JTRS program for several years,” said Jerry Bickle, Chief Scientist for SDR at PrismTech. “We look forward to this new, key role in supporting the JTRS certification process and helping our customers to prepare for certification at minimum time, cost, and effort.”

The Spectra 2 development suite allows SDR developers to implement their own SCA waveforms – either new or from reformatted legacy code – on SCA radios by providing a fully integrated end-to-end model-driven development environment with an intuitive Eclipse-based GUI interface. In addition, by utilizing the Spectra 2 COTS Operating Environment (OE), waveform and platform developers are freed from the tedious and complex development and support of a proprietary middleware platform, and can concentrate solely on building their waveform applications and other added value. Spectra 2 users soon experience increased product quality, reduced cost, and faster time to market versus traditional software development. This in turn delivers faster revenues and a more rapid return on investment. Finally Spectra 2 ensures architectural consistency for SDR families and thus facilitates application code portability, re-use, and extensibility as standards mature.

About PrismTech
PrismTech is an acknowledged leader in advanced software integration and infrastructure solutions. The company develops, markets, and supports a wide range of high-performance, standards-compliant, and cost-effective middleware products which are further differentiated by unique technical capabilities and advanced productivity tools. PrismTech’s products “Power Netcentricity” by enabling the event-driven communications, end-to-end qualities-of-service, and software optimization required to best exploit available resources, to better synchronize events, and to support system agility. PrismTech’s product’s differentiators are most highly valued in markets that require business-critical and mission-critical systems. These systems are pervasive in a number of vertical markets, such as Telecom, Mil/Aero, Finance, Utilities, Transportation, and Civil Administration. PrismTech’s customers constitute an impressive list of major systems integrators, OEMs, and ISVs, including many Fortune Global 500 companies.