PrismTech Introduces Spectra 2 and ‘Total Customer Service’ for Software Defined Radio Developers

26 September 2007

New Products, Services and Programs for OEMs, SIs, and ISVs Set New Benchmarks for Waveform and Platform Development

SDR ImageBoston, MA, USA – 26 September, 2007 - PrismTech™, a leader in high-performance middleware and development tools, announced today the release of Spectra™ 2, a complete package of new products, services, partner programs, and development tools for Software Defined Radio (SDR) OEMs, system integrators and independent software vendors. Built upon the success of the company’s original Spectra products, Spectra 2 addresses the growth and deployment of SDR by providing the industry with the most comprehensive customer service-focused product line available.

Through Spectra 2, PrismTech provides a ‘total customer service’ package that includes 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, and dynamic OEM, SI, and ISV partner programs and customer references. Spectra 2 solutions support the Software Communications Architecture (SCA) 2.2 and 2.2.2, as well as the OMG™’s Software Radio Specification.

“Our goal is to provide ‘total customer service’ to our SDR users to help them focus on their core business of building and selling radios,” said Dominick Paniscotti, vice president of engineering, SDR products, PrismTech. “Building SDRs should not be a software nightmare or involve juggling multiple vendors. With Spectra 2, PrismTech can lower the risk, cost, and time-to-market for SDR businesses.”

PrismTech’s rapidly growing customer base includes numerous Fortune 500 companies and the leading SDR OEMs and defense prime contractors worldwide, including ITT Corporation, Boeing, Thales, Selex Communications, and Indra. Most recently, Rockwell Collins announced that it will bundle its FlexNet™-Four Radio with PrismTech’s Spectra SDR products.

This ‘total customer service’ capability is unique within the SDR community where many vendors offer generic IT development tools or focus on just a specific piece of an SDR solution. By providing best-in-class complete SDR products, supported by professional services from SDR implementation experts, and complemented by unique partner programs and industry references, PrismTech can support SDR initiatives all the way from conceptual design to channel marketing and sales.

“Spectra 2 represents the validation of the COTS SDR market by SDR developers and the establishment of PrismTech’s solution as the leading COTS implementation of the SCA. With the combination of our ‘total customer service’ effort and the depth and quality of our customer base, Spectra 2 is well positioned to serve as the industry’s reference implementation for COTS SDR,” explained Paniscotti.

Spectra 2 offerings include:

  • Spectra 2 Power Tools — New levels of productivity for SDR developers in application modeling, code generation, testing, standards compliance and tool integration. The suite also includes enhanced support for multi-language code generation, operating system support, tool upgrades, Eclipse support, auto-launch, application copyrighting, source code commenting, and literally dozens of productivity, ease-of-use and quality upgrades.
  • Spectra 2 OE — The industry’s highest-performing and lowest-profile fully SCA-compliant operating environment. As evidenced by deployment on extremely small form-factor COTS platforms, Spectra 2 OE has the smallest footprint OS/CORBA®/CF integration of any SCA implementation. Furthermore, it offers unrivaled support for GPPs, DSPs and FPGAs, thus delivering the SCA prime objective of enabling complete waveform portability between radio platforms. Spectra 2 OE is also available with support for OMG Software Radio Specification compliance.
  • Spectra 2 Professional Services — A range of consulting and development options led by recognized authorities on SDR standards and their implementations. These services are engaged today on some of the largest SDR programs worldwide to provide deliverables such as compliance guidelines, waveform source code development and porting, technical training and SCA consulting. Led by two of the original authors of the SCA, and the OMG’s Software Radio Specification, Spectra professional services deliver SDR domain solutions from SDR domain experts.
  • Spectra 2 Partner Programs — Whether focused on optimizing time-to-market and lowering costs with COTS tools, developing small form-factor platforms, jointly promoting COTS SDRs, educating a reseller channel, or marketing third party SCA components, Spectra 2 partner programs are designed to help radio OEMs take full advantage of the COTS SDR market.

PrismTech will demonstrate the capabilities of Spectra 2 at the upcoming MILCOM 2007 Conference, SDR Forum’s Technical Conference & Product Exposition, and the 2007 Software Defined Radio Europe Conference.

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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