SELEX Communications Selects PrismTech’s Spectra Tools for Software Defined Radio Development

13 November 2006

SELEX Communications is a global supplier of advanced communication solutions and information systems for government, civil and military applications

Selex Communications LogoBoston, MA, USA – 13 November, 2006 – SELEX Communications, a Finmeccanica company, and PrismTech, a leading provider of productivity tools and middleware, announced an agreement for SELEX Communications to use PrismTech's Spectra™ Tools for the development and deployment of their software defined radio (SDR) product line.

SELEX Communications is involved in the Italian program for SDR and also participates in international SDR programs such as MIDS and JTRS. The company’s R&D activities on SDR began in 2002 when a program funded by the Italian Ministry of Defense and SELEX Communications was established with the aim to develop an SDR family of products that would replace existing radios and run legacy and future waveforms.

Loris Schettino, Defence Communications Marketing Manager at SELEX Communications commented, "SELEX Communications is committed to the development of the full family of software-defined radio, both hardware and software, for aeronautical, naval, fixed and tactical platforms. What we were looking for, in relation to the functional components, was a solution that would allow our company to reduce the development time for single platforms. PrismTech’s Spectra Tools was the solution that could best satisfy our requirements."

Dominick Paniscotti, VP of SDR Products at PrismTech commented, "We are extremely proud to have SELEX Communications join the Spectra user community. PrismTech is working with a large number of SDR OEMs, programs and system integrators around the world and is receiving consistent praise for the ease of use, productivity gains and flexibility of the Spectra Tools. We look forward to a long and very successful relationship with SELEX by providing superior SDR tools and infrastructure to support the rapid development and deployment of SELEX' SDR programs."


About SELEX
SELEX Communications, a Finmeccanica Company, is a communications systems supplier for military and civil customers. Uniquely placed to lead the delivery of Network Centric Communications, the Company’s capabilities encompass solutions for joint, land, sea and air applications, secure and mission critical communications. Leader in advanced technology with over 100 years of experience, SELEX Communications develops state-of-the-art communications solutions meeting customer requirements and exceeding their expectations. SELEX Communications employs more than 5000 people worldwide, with offices and plants in Italy, the UK, USA, Germany, Turkey, Romania and South America.

About PrismTech
Founded in 1992, with offices in the USA and Europe, PrismTech is a privately held software products company. PrismTech serves international Fortune 500 customers in the telecommunications, data communications, defense and aerospace sectors. PrismTech is an acknowledged leader in software productivity tools and middleware, with solutions ranging from wide-scale integration to embedded real-time systems, supporting applications from operations support systems (OSS) through to software-defined radio (SDR).

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