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The Royal Academy of Engineering, Radio Design Ltd and the University of Leeds, UK, have announced the establishment of a new Research Chair focussed on original research in the field of microwave signal processing. Professor Ian Hunter of the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering has been appointed to this position and will head up a Centre of Microwave Signal Processing at Leeds University.
NEC Corp. has completed a contract to provide its iPASOLINK microwave backhaul series to the Belgacom-Cassidian consortium, which will replace one of the major building blocks of the Belgian ASTRID radio communications network.
Cassidian has launched the TB3s TETRA base station, which can be fitted with broadband LTE carriers. It includes the same powerful features as other TB3 series TETRA base stations, guarantees the same utter reliability, and can also house broadband LTE eNode equipment that enables LTE communications in addition to regular TETRA services.
CPI International Holding Corp. and its wholly owned subsidiary CPI International Inc. (CPI) announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Codan Satcom business from Codan Ltd.
NEC Corporation announced that Mobile TeleSystems OJSC, the leading telecommunications provider in Russia and the CIS, together with NEC Neva Communications Systems, a subsidiary of NEC Europe, is providing a new femtocell service in Siberia.
The French defence procurement agency (DGA) has awarded Thales the development contract for the CONTACT programme, which is designed to equip the majority of the French forces’ platforms with next-generation tactical radios incorporating innovative software-defined radio technology.
Hughes Network Systems LLC (Hughes), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, announced that it has successfully demonstrated wireless 4G/Long Term Evolution (LTE) transmissions over satellite backhaul at download speeds of over 10 Mbps and upload speeds of 786 Kbps, including video phone calls. The testing involved the combination of a Hughes satellite modem with JUPITER™ high-throughput technology and Lemko Corp.'s Distributed Mobility Wireless Network (DiMoWiNe).
Virginia's Region 2000 Local Government Council has selected advanced, standards-based digital technology from Harris Corp. to improve and unify mission-critical communications for more than 3,000 first responders and public works users. Region 2000 includes 184,460 residents in Bedford and Amherst Counties, the Cities of Lynchburg and Bedford, and the Town of Amherst.
Astrium and Thales Alenia Space, Europe’s leading space companies, have successfully completed the in-orbit testing of the Y1B satellite, conducted from the Yahsat control centre in Abu Dhabi (UAE).
The NetNodeIS, Intrinsically Safe, is the latest adaptation of Cobham’s world-leading COFDM (Coded Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) wireless communications product range. Developed specifically for deployment in underground coal mines, the system can remain active and uninterrupted even when an explosive atmosphere has been detected, leading to improved production efficiency and miner safety.
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