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April 23, 2013

Cal-Bay Systems Intros Spectrum Defender

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Cal-Bay Systems has introduced Spectrum (News - Alert) Defender, a new cutting-edge instrument that integrates spectrum monitoring and RF recording into a portable, off-the-shelf PXI-based platform. For businesses that provide data-driven products and services through RF signals, such as telecommunications, defense, consumer electronics, aviation, Wi-Fi, broadband, and more, spectrum integrity is crucial for their success. 

With Spectrum Defender, engineers now have the ability to monitor, analyze, troubleshoot and defend their valuable spectrum. In addition, they can maintain their system performance, eliminating chances of costly disruptions caused due to stray or hostile signals.

Company officials said that the new offering provides functions such as survey, record, play and review in a choice of standard, built-to-order or custom workflow configurations, and specific needs of a user.

Moreover, thanks to Spectrum Defender’s ‘autonomous’ mode, users don’t have to continuously monitor their systems. Automatically, the ‘autonomous’ mode recognizes and records signal encroachment for further analysis. The Spectrum Defender is an ideal solution when spectrum management requirements need autonomous monitoring along with real-world RF recording.

“Cal-Bay Systems' Spectrum Defender provided Bosch with a cost-effective method of RF spectrum recording, delivering the unique perspective we needed to accurately evaluate and characterize RF environments at typical product installations,” said Alex Khazanov, manager of detector products engineering at Bosch.

Cal-Bay Systems is a provider of comprehensive, automated test and measurement processes for mission-critical applications. The company’s instrumentation is designed to monitor the entire product lifecycle, from incoming components through finished product conformance testing.

Earlier this month, the company announced the addition of Claude Kordus to the Board of Directors, joining Nelson Smith, Patrick Kelly and Guy Nunnellee.

Edited by Ashley Caputo

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