December 17, 2007

Smart Radios Step Into the Spotlight

Category: Press Releases

SIGNAL, Dec. 17, 2007

By Henry S. Kenyon

An advanced radio technology that will help public safety agencies manage spectrum more efficiently is making its way out of the laboratory and into the hands of first responders. The multiband cognitive radio system, being developed by Shared Spectrum Company (SSC), hinges on a spectrum management subsystem for radio networks that controls how individual devices access spectrum through “policies” that allow better use of available frequencies.

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About Shared Spectrum Company
Based outside Washington, DC, in Vienna, VA, SSC is the leading developer of spectrum-sensing cognitive radio technologies that ensure optimum use of radio frequencies, maximize efficiency, and enable profitable spectrum leasing. It has introduced a range of dynamic spectrum access technology solutions that allow devices to automatically seek out and use the optimum frequencies and bandwidth while avoiding interference to or from legacy users. The Company was founded in 2000 by Dr. Mark A. McHenry to develop radio frequency technologies that would allow better use of available spectrum. Additional information is available at SSC’s web site, http://www.sharedspectrum.com.

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