Spirent Communications Delivers First Over-The-Air Assisted GPS Test Solution to 7 Layers  
Sunnyvale, Calif. -- Spirent Communications, a global provider of performance analysis and service management solutions, today announced the first delivery of its new Over-the-Air (OTA) test solution for Assisted GPS (A-GPS) in mobile devices to 7 layers in Irvine, California. 7 layers, a global group of test and service centers, is the first CTIA-accredited 3rd party laboratory to enlarge its OTA service portfolio with Spirent's UMTS Location Test System (ULTS).
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Adaptive Materials Inc. & U of Mich Students Set Record Fuel-Cell-Powered, RC Airplane Flight   Cost of Data Encryption Now Lower for Fianancial, Government & Telecom Groups
ANN ARBOR, Mich -- The longest fuel cell powered flight of a radio-controlled aerial vehicle has been achieved by students at the University of Michigan and engineers at Ann Arbor-based fuel cell manufacturer Adaptive Materials, Inc. Their plane, named Endurance, flew for 10 hours, 15 minutes and 4 seconds in a flight that lasted from sunrise to sunset on Oct. 30, 2008 at Field of Dreams Park in Milan, Mich. The previous world record, held by a California-based company, lasted just over 9 hours.   Baltimore, MD –- SafeNet, Inc., a global leader in information security, today announced the availability of its new 10 gigabit, line-rate Ethernet Encryptor, designed to cost effectively protect sensitive data on high service quality Ethernet circuits. Financial institutions, government agencies, and telecommunications companies transmit large volumes of sensitive data over high-speed Ethernet WANs that connect offices, data centers, and disaster recovery sites.
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Textron Defense Systems Awarded Funding for the DARPA HELLADS Program   IFS Strengthens its Maintenance Suite with Constraint-Based Scheduling for Defense
Wilmington, MA – December 3, 2008 - Textron Defense Systems (TDS), an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that it has signed an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) that will provide up to $21 million in government funding to design, fabricate and test a Unit Cell Module for a 150 kilowatt (kW) Laser Weapon System (LWS) and develop a critical design for the 150kW LWS.   IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has enhanced its maintenance suite with constraint-based scheduling for repair shops targeting the aerospace and defense industry. Managing planning in large maintenance shops is a challenge for both fleet operators and service providers in this industry. The Constraint-Based Scheduling tool for Work Orders is designed to effectively plan, release and execute work on the shop floor while working around constrained resources.
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General Dynamics Military Radios Enable High-Bandwidth Communication in Moving Vehicles   IR’s XPhase Control IC Provides High Density, Scalable Power Solution for POL Converters
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – General Dynamics’ Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Fit (HMS) radios will enable communication between tactical vehicles while they are on-the-move. The Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Wideband Networking Waveform and 802.16 wireless networking technologies are bringing the added capability. The software makes the radios suitable for communicating large amounts of information and for on-line collaboration between moving vehicles.   EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — International Rectifier, IR, a world leader in power management technology, today introduced the XPhase® IR3513 control IC for point-of-load (POL) converter designs. The IR3513 provides overall control of a scalable number of phases along with an internal gate driver, current sense and sharing, and PWM to provide a stand-alone single-phase regulator or interface with additional phase ICs enabling a power solution with any number of phases.
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dB Control’s New Suite of ECM Transmitters for Next-Generation Military Airborne Applications   UTC Fire & Security Launches goVision
(BUSINESS WIRE)- Fremont, Calif . - dB Control, an established manufacturer known for its reliable high-power products, is introducing four new ECM transmitters for next-generation electronic countermeasure (ECM) systems in airborne environments up to 60,000 feet. Designed as standard aircraft microwave power sources, these high-efficiency units have undergone extensive environmental testing to ensure optimal reliability, including full EMI compliance to MIL-STD-461E.   UTC Fire & Security is changing the way the industry thinks about security solutions through the introduction of a new breed of interoperable products that work together seamlessly and effectively integrate with other products. The first in this series is a powerful digital video recorder (DVR) called goVision. goVision brings the benefits of high-quality video surveillance and effortless data retrieval to small enterprise customers. Additionally, as the enterprise grows and security demands increase, goVision can be expanded to integrate with OnGuard, UTC Fire & Security’s premier integrated security software platform.
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Privaris Adds Pre-Loaded Credentials to plusID Personal Identity Verification Product   CoreStreet Announces Enhancements to the CoreStreet PIVMAN Solution Suite
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA- Privaris, a leading provider of multi-function wireless biometric solutions, announces the availability of pre-loaded HID Global credentials on its plusID product line. Customers can now purchase plusID identity verification tokens with HID 26 bit and 37 bit Prox credentials, ready for use with their existing physical access control systems (PACS). With pre-coded plusID’s, the only step required for deployment is enrollment of the user’s fingerprint on their trusted device.   Cambridge, Mass. –– CoreStreet, the leader in credential validation solutions, today announced enhancements to the CoreStreet PIVMAN suite of products, the preferred solution for rapid electronic authentication and validation for the emergency response community. Now available in its third version, the suite features expanded platform support and functionality for the CoreStreet PIVMAN Client, as well as a graphical dashboard reporting option for the CoreStreet PIVMAN Management Station.
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Software House Security Features Powerful Integration with IP Devices   Strongarm Redefines Industrial Computing With New D755 Series PC
Boca Raton, FL —Software House, a leading access control brand of Tyco International, introduced its latest release of the C•CURE 9000 security and event management system. This release brings powerful support for IP devices. These devices include the new Software House Wireless Access Control System and C•CURE Mobile, a wireless handheld device that lets users create secured entrances at a variety of off-site, "unwired" locations such as buses, trains, boats, and at specified mustering pointsVideoEdge Network Video Recorder.   (Horsham, PA) STRONGARM Designs, the leader in plant floor operator stations, today announced its new D755 line of industrially hardened computers. Manufactured exclusively for STRONGARM, the D755 provides the manufacturing, industrial, defense, and transportation markets with a computing system based on the award-winning Dell Optiplex platform that is designed for higher temperature environments. This simplifies extending IT standards into uncontrolled environments delivering unmatched reliability, technology and supportability.
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Bruker Detection Division Enters the Homeland Security and Airport Explosives Detection Market   viaRadio Deploys Leon County Public Schools Warning System
BILLERICA, Mass.-- Bruker Corporation announced that it has launched a newly developed bench-top explosives and drug detection system based on Bruker's proprietary, performance-leading ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) technology. Incorporating extensive user input, Bruker has combined its core expertise in IMS technology with advanced sample preparation and sample introduction methods to develop a new Drugs and Explosives detection instrument, called DE-tector(TM).   Melbourne FL- viaRadio Corporation, an emergency equipment manufacturer, announced the live activation of their Emergency Warning System in Florida’s Leon County Public Schools this week. The viaRadio receivers known as HEARO are now in the County’s 24 elementary schools, nine middle schools, six high schools, six special/alternative schools, five charter schools and various administrative offices.
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L-3 Communications  
L-3 Communications is a prime contractor in Command, Control and Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C³ISR), Government Services, Aircraft Modernization and Maintenance (AM&M) and has the broadest base of Specialized Products in the industry. L-3 is also a major provider of homeland defense products and services for a variety of emerging markets.
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