June 14, 2012
Category: Articles, News, Press Releases
Shared Spectrum Company Awarded American Technology Award for Telecommunications Innovation
TechAmerica Foundation “Best Of” Awards Recognizes Company’s Spectrum Sharing Technologies for Wireless
MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Shared Spectrum Company (SSC), the leading innovator of dynamic spectrum access and cognitive radio technology software solutions, announced it has been awarded the American Technology Award (ATA) for outstanding achievement in telecommunications for its Spectrum Sensing Toolbox (SST). Also known as the Termans, in honor of Frederick Emmons Terman, the widely credited father of Silicon Valley, the ATAs recognize products and services that have significantly advanced technology.
“The quality of nominees for this year’s Termans is a clear indication of the vibrancy of the American technology industry and we are thrilled to be able to recognize SSC for their approach to helping solve the one of the most important challenges facing the wireless industry—spectrum scarcity”
“We are honored to be recognized by the TechAmerica Foundation with a 2012 Terman award,” said Thomas Stroup, SSC’s CEO. “With growing use of wireless networks for voice and data communications, solutions are needed to alleviate the impending spectrum crunch. Our Spectrum Sensing Toolbox is a simple and cost-effective way to address this critical issue, driving more efficient use of our nation’s spectrum resources and enabling wireless providers to deliver better service.”
Spectrum Sensing Toolbox was launched in early 2012, and is based on more than 12 years of pioneering work in developing dynamic spectrum access (DSA) solutions. The SST enables highly precise radio frequency sensing by wireless devices operating in the TV White Spaces (TVWS) and other spectrum bands. Among its many features, the SST accurately detects wireless microphones, TV transmitters, LTE signals and other emitters while allowing devices to avoid false alarms, access more spectrum and improve quality of service. The SST also can operate as a stand-alone, sensing-only device in accordance with the FCC’s rules or to increase performance of database-connected systems.
“The quality of nominees for this year’s Termans is a clear indication of the vibrancy of the American technology industry and we are thrilled to be able to recognize SSC for their approach to helping solve the one of the most important challenges facing the wireless industry—spectrum scarcity,” said Jennifer Kerber, president of the TechAmerica Foundation.
The Termans were presented at last night’s gala dinner in Washington, D.C., featuring keynote addresses from Juniper Networks’ (NYSE: JNPR) CEO Kevin Johnson, who received the American Technology Awards Corporate Leadership Award, and Richard Spires, the CIO at the Department of Homeland Security and the Government Technology Executive of the Year recipient.
Terman winners are determined by a panel of outstanding industry experts and technology leaders. To learn more about the awards please visit the TechAmerica Foundation website.
About Shared Spectrum Company
Founded in 2000, SSC is a leading developer of dynamic spectrum access (DSA) and spectrum management technologies based in Vienna, Va. The company has developed innovative cognitive radio technologies for challenging wireless applications in a broad range of the frequency bands. For more information visit www.sharedspectrum.com.
About TechAmerica Foundation
TechAmerica Foundation educates industry executives, policy makers and opinion leaders on the promise of technological innovation to advance prosperity, security and the general welfare. Launched in 1981, the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan affiliate of TechAmerica, which is the leading voice and resource for the U.S. technology industry. The Foundation disseminates award-winning industry, policy and market research covering topics such as U.S. competitiveness in a global economy, innovation in government, and other areas of national interest. It also organizes conferences and seminars to explore pertinent issues with government and industry representatives and to share the Foundation’s findings. Learn more about TechAmerica Foundation at www.techamericafoundation.org.