The SDR Forum, an industry association dedicated to supporting the development and deployment of software defined radio systems, has announced that the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences has joined the forum as a new member.
The Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS), a research and engineering laboratory of the US Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). ITS supports such NTIA telecommunications objectives as promotion of advanced telecommunications and information infrastructure development in the US, enhancement of domestic competitiveness, improvement of foreign trade opportunities for US telecommunications firms, and facilitation of more efficient and effective use of the radio spectrum.
Lee Pucker, CEO of the SDR Forum, said: The SDR Forum is excited to have ITS join its growing list of federal government agencies focused on the public safety sector. By collaborating at the SDR Forum with radio system providers, end users, and technology developers at all levels of the value chain, these member organizations can leverage both the latest in reconfigurable radio technologies and lessons learned in supporting the needs of first responders and other public safety personnel.