Spectrum Signal Processing To Play a Role in International Naval Combat
(Source : Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. ; issued Mar. 19, 2002)


BURNABY, British Columbia --- Spectrum Signal Processing Inc., a leading provider of high-density solutions for wireless signal and Voice over Packet processing, today announced that EDO Corporation has chosen Spectrum's flexComm signal processing technology for use in its ship-based signal intelligence system called ALOFTS. The ALOFTS system is integrated into international naval defense systems to provide intelligence on the location of submarines and torpedoes.

Under the terms of the order, Spectrum will provide flexComm signal processing engines for deployment in the high availability, high reliability ALOFTS. "Our next generation of systems provides signal processing capabilities in a Linux-based CompactPCI platform. We chose Spectrum's flexComm technology because of its industry-leading signal processing technology, off-the-shelf availability, high processing performance, and open-standards architecture," stated Charles Lundrigan, Manager of System Design at EDO. "Not only was Spectrum able to provide us with the enabling technology in a short time frame, but also an exceptional level of technical and customer support."

"We are very enthusiastic about our opportunity to provide for a worldwide defense systems leader like EDO Corporation for a mission critical system such as ALOFTS," stated Pascal Spothelfer, President and CEO of Spectrum Signal Processing. "Our flexible software programmable platforms and superior engineering support offer our customer base the benefits of best in class products, application flexibility and rapid time to market. This win reinforces our capacity to meet the stringent technical and business requirements of the defense community."

EDO Corporation supplies highly engineered products for governments and industry worldwide, including advanced electronic, electromechanical and information systems and engineered materials critical to the mission success of its customers. The Company's Defense Segment provides integrated front-line war fighting systems, including radar countermeasure systems, aircraft weapons storage and release systems, airborne mine countermeasure systems, integrated combat systems and sonar systems and professional, operational, technical and information technology services.

Spectrum Signal Processing designs, develops and markets wireless signal and Voice over Packet (VoP) processing subsystems for use in communications infrastructure equipment. Spectrum's optimized hardware, software and chip technology work together to collect, compress and convert voice and data signals to improve the efficiency and processing power of infrastructure equipment and to enable voice and data to move seamlessly between communications networks. Leveraging its 15 years of design expertise, Spectrum provides its customers with faster time to market and lower costs by delivering the most flexible, reliable and highest-density solutions available. Spectrum systems are targeted for use in media gateways and next-generation voice and data switches, satellite hubs, government communications systems and cellular base stations.

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