SAN DIEGO, Feb. 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, today announced the release of SpectralNet™ by its RT Logic subsidiary. SpectralNet is the only commercially available product that eliminates the distance constraints of RF transport by digitizing RF signals for transport over IP networks in a way that preserves both frequency and timing characteristics then uniquely restores the RF signals at their destination.
By eliminating the distance constraints between antennas and signal processing equipment, SpectralNet's patent pending technology enables operators to deploy new ground architectures with numerous advantages, such as the ability to mitigate the effects of rain fade for Ku/Ka satellites, reduce costs by centralizing operations, simplify disaster recovery and system maintenance, optimize antenna placement and develop a migration path toward virtual ground systems. SpectralNet does all of this while protecting the operator's current investment in existing equipment.
The global migration to IP and virtualized solutions has reshaped many industries over the past decade, enabling the distribution of many types of content via IP networks. Satellite ground systems have not been able to take full advantage of this trend given the constraints on RF signal distribution. With SpectralNet, the lossless transport of packetized RF over IP networks—public or private—is now possible, over any distance, even in the presence of real world IP network limitations.
Scott Criley, SpectralNet product director, said, "SpectralNet now enables satellite and range ground infrastructures to take full advantage of IP transport and finally decouple the receipt and transmission from the processing of RF spectrum. SpectralNet's high-fidelity digital conversion and accurate restoration of the RF signals are designed to ensure that any signal, regardless of modulation type, error-correction coding method, or frequency spread scheme, can be reproduced after transport. This capability enables powerful architectural advantages for antenna facilities, operations centers, and the communications ground segment enterprise that improve flexibility and lower operation and maintenance costs."
"SpectralNet will enable aerospace ground infrastructures to take full advantage of the migration to IP and virtualization," commented John Monahan, President of RT Logic. "SpectralNet allows satellite ground stations and teleports to re-architect operations to maximize the promise of IP transport."
SpectralNet will on display at Satellite 2015, March 16-18, 2015, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC, in the Kratos booth, #3025.
For more information on SpectralNet, please visit: http://www.rtlogic.com/products/spectralnet
About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized National Security technology Company providing mission critical products, solutions and services for United States National Security. Kratos' core capabilities are sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and system integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs. Kratos' areas of expertise include Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR), satellite communication systems, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, missile defense, cyber warfare, cybersecurity, information assurance, and critical infrastructure security. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 3,600. Substantially all of Kratos' work is performed on a military base, in a secure facility or at a critical infrastructure location. Kratos' primary end customers are National Security related agencies. News and information are available at www.KratosDefense.com.
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