Industry News

Alcatel Broadens New Zealand Network

To provide an end-to-end solution for its national broadband wireless network, New Zealand's Broadcast Communications Limited (BCL), the state owned communications network company, has contracted Alcatel to deploy optical transport and microwave radio equipment to backhaul its broadband access radio traffic. The company will implement an integrated end-to-end solution...
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Communication Satellites at the Double

SES ASTRA has awarded Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems (LMCSS) the contract to design and manufacture two high powered communications satellites to be deployed at ASTRA's prime continental European orbital position of 19.2° East. Due to be launched in the second half of 2005 and in 2006, respectively, the...
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A Qualified Success for RSL's Scottish Facility

The Hybrid Microcircuits group at Raytheon Systems Limited's (RSL) Glenrothes facility in Fife has achieved full Qualified Manufacturer Listing (QML) - the US Department of Defense (DoD) approval of capability. QML listings exist for a wide variety of components, and QML-38534 specifically relates to the manufacture of hybrids. Notably,...
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Thales Profits From Networking in Malaysia

Two contracts, totalling $180 M, have been signed by Thales and broadband service provider AtlasONE Sdn Bhd, contracting the former to provide equipment and services for a national deployment of wireless broadband services in Malaysia. Under these agreements, Thales will assume responsibilities for all facets of system integration, programme...
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Wal-Mart Leading the Way with RFID

These are exciting times in the world of RFID. There has been a lot of media attention in the retail sector surrounding the Wal-Mart announcement at the recent Retail Systems conference in Chicago. In case you missed it, Wal-Mart announced its commitment to RFID, while also stating it will...
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New Products

COMPONENTS GaAs MMIC Switch The model SWM-6000-1DTU option 011 is an absorptive/non-reflective SPST switch that operates from 10 MHz to 6 GHz (other frequencies available). Insertion loss is 100 dB at 10 MHz and > 30 dB at 6 GHz. SWR is 1.5. Speed is American Microwave Corp., Frederick,...
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