Briefs: Hytera gets DMR certification, upgrades digital radios
Hytera announced that its trunked terminal and infrastructure recently was certified by the Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Association as having passed Tier 3 interoperability testing. The terminal was found to interoperate with third-party trunked infrastructure; conversely, its trunked infrastructure was found to interoperate with third-party terminals, the company said. In addition, the company has added dispatch and GPS software dubbed “SafeSyt” to its digital radios. Features include the ability to keep track of devices via a mapping application, while the history function keeps track of previous locations; in addition dispatchers can send text messages to field units.
Aeroflex introduces new microwave test set
Aeroflex introduced the 7700 integrated microwave test system, which combines the functionality of a vector signal generator, spectrum analyzer, vector network analyzer, oscilloscope, power meter, frequency counter, noise figure meter, and a phase noise analyzer in one device, according to the company. Key features include: frequency range of 1 MHz to 6 GHz (with options up to 32 GHz); RF modulation bandwidth of 90 MHz; frequency-switching times of less than 1 ms; phase noise (2 GHz, 20 kHz offset) of-115 dBm; residual noise floor of less than -120 dBm; and dynamic range greater than 100 dB.
Carbon Black unveils cybersecurity plug-in
Sterling, Va.-based Carbon Black has added a plug-in to version 2.5 of its security software solution that protects computers against malicious attacks from viruses that maintain persistence after the initial attack through an Autoruns key. The company cited a study conducted last year by information security firm Mandiant, which said that 97% of malicious software operates in this manner. The plug-in monitors each Autorun modification to determine its authenticity, so that users can more quickly identify suspicious behavior.
EWA supports another T-Band waiver request
The Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA), in comments filed with the FCC, supported the waiver request of Somerset County, N.J., which seeks to add Part 90 and Part 22frequencies to its existing T-Band (470-512 MHz) license, and to modify its transmitter locations. The EWA said in its filing that the commission’s freeze on T-Band licensing activity nearly a decade before the airwaves are to be auctioned to commercial entities does not serve the public interest, and added that serving the needs of land-mobile-radio users today would represent “more prudent spectrum management.” The T-Band is utilized primarily by public-safety entities in 13 metropolitan markets.