The SDR Forum Announces New International Radio Security Services API Project That Will Reduce Cost of Development and Upgrades.Specification Will Define a Common Waveform The shape of a signal. See wavelength, sine wave and square wave. Application Interface for Radio Security Services Security services are state institutions for the provision of intelligence, primarily of a strategic nature, but also including protective security intelligence. Examples include the Security Service (MI5) and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) in the United Kingdom, and the
WASHINGTON -- Today The SDR See software defined radio. Forum (www.sdrforum.org), a non-profit international industry organization dedicated to promoting the success of next generation radio technologies, approved the formation of a new project designed to reduce the cost associated with introducing and maintaining secure radio technologies. The output of this project will be a radio security services application programming interface (API) employing a common, open software architecture and supporting a broad ecosystem of waveform application developers.
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3. Daniele Olmisani of Selex Communications and co-chair of the International Radio Security Services API Task Group, this API will simplify the use of cryptographic services through the definition of a standard behavior, will help to ensure compliance with national and international standards and will simplify the porting of waveform application on 3rd party platform by providing a common high-level framework.
The project is aimed at supporting the needs of national administrations, international organizations and radio manufacturers. The API will be developed though collaboration between SDR Forum member organizations and invited experts from all over the world, and will be openly available, supported and maintained providing an industry endorsed specification supporting the security services applicable to all types of radios.
The SDR Forum is comprised of more then 100 member organizations who have initiated and led multiple work efforts, such as the aforementioned API, that promote their organization's specific objectives. Efforts include creating specifications defining application programming interfaces for smart antenna Smart antenna (also known as adaptive array antennas, multiple antennas and recently MIMO) refers to a system of antenna arrays with smart signal processing algorithms that are used to identify spatial signal signature such as the direction of arrival (DOA) of the signal, and use or RF transceiver subsystems:
* Smart Antenna API Specification
* Transceiver Facility Specification API
as well as defining the use cases and requirements for SDR and Cognitive Radio Cognitive radio is a paradigm for wireless communication in which either a network or a wireless node changes its transmission or reception parameters to communicate efficiently avoiding interference with licensed or unlicensed users. technologies in addressing the needs of the public safety community:
* Software Defined Radio A wireless terminal (phone, PDA, etc.) that is reconfigurable via software. It enables wireless devices to be easily updated to new or later versions of the air interface and allows multiple interfaces to be supported. Technology for Public Safety
* Use Cases for Cognitive Applications in Public Safety Communications Systems - Volume 1: Review of the 7 July Bombing of the London Underground The London Underground is an underground railway system - also known as a rapid transit system - that serves a large part of Greater London, United Kingdom and some neighbouring areas. It is the world's oldest underground system, and is one of the longest in terms of route length.
Outputs from these and other related efforts are often used by the SDR Forum to promote our member companies positions throughout the advanced wireless community.
The inaugural meeting of the International Radio Security Services API will be in 20-24 April in Madrid, Spain, during the SDR Forum's 62nd General Meeting, which will comprise working sessions advancing the SDR Forum's 2009 operations plan in support of the commercial, public safety, avionics, and international tactical radio communities. Groups tentatively scheduled to meet in Madrid include:
* Public Safety Special Interest Group
* International Tactical Radio Special Interest Group
* Cognitive Radio Work Group
* Commercial Baseband Processing Technologies Work Group
* Meta-language for Mobility Work Group
* SCA (Single Connector Attachment) An 80-pin plug and socket used to connect peripherals. With a SCSI drive, it rolls three cables (power, data channel and ID configuration) into one connector for fast installation and removal. Work Group
* Security Work Group
* Smart Antenna Work Group
* Transceiver System Interface Task Group
Experts in these areas will be attending the meeting.
To learn more about The SDR Forum, this new International Radio Security Services API, and myriad other SDR Forum projects, visit www.sdrforum.org.
About The SDR Forum[TM]
Established in 1996, The SDR Forum[TM] is a non-profit international industry association with a 100+ strong membership comprised of world-class technical, business and government organizations from EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Refers to that region of the world. For example, one might see products packaged differently for the UK, EMEA and Asia Pacific markets. , Asia and the Americas who are passionate about creating a revolution in wireless communications wireless communications
System using radio-frequency, infrared, microwave, or other types of electromagnetic or acoustic waves in place of wires, cables, or fibre optics to transmit signals or data. based on reconfigurable radio. The SDR Forum is the only organization in the world dedicated to serving the industry's needs through advocacy, opportunity development, commercialization and education. For more information, please visit www.sdrforum.org.