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Wireless Innovation Forum Members Approve Five Documents Advancing Software Defined Radio, Cognitive Radio and Dynamic Spectrum Access Technologies at 70th Working Meeting

Event Also Yields New International Tactical Radio Special Interest Group Project

MONTREAL & WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2011 20:50 UTC -- The Wireless Innovation Forum (, a non-profit international industry association dedicated to driving the future of radio communications and systems worldwide, announced today the approval of five documents by its membership at the 70th Working Meeting held in Montreal September 12-15. The approved documents include:

“The Forum’s Coordinating Committee on International SCA Standards is proud to have worked with the US JTRS on their upcoming next release of the SCA as their international and public liaison,” said Terry Anderson, of ITT and Chair of the SCA Next Work Group. “Our three documents approved at this meeting along with five previous RFIs are the output of over 50 working sessions over two years and will help to make the next release of the SCA fit the needs of a much wider and international community.”

Also at the meeting, supported by Gold Sponsor Ultra Electronics, members approved a new project for the International Tactical Radio Special Interest Group (ITR-SIG), chaired by Mr. David Renaudeau Thales, to develop a new report exploring "Business Models for new entrants in SDR Tactical Radio Market." Complete meeting minutes detailing all the projects worked on at the meeting can be found here:

Work on these and other projects are advanced through weekly committee teleconferences. A complete listing of projects being undertaken by the members of the Forum can be found here:

Supported by platinum Sponsors General Dynamics C4 SystemsHarris Corporation, and Indra Sistemas, the Forum’s working meetings include working sessions advancing the Forum’s 2011 operations plan in support of the commercial, public safety, satellite communications, and international tactical radio communities. Meetings are held three times annually in North America and Europe. The next Working Meeting will be held in San Diego, California, March 12–15, 2012. Additional information can be found at

In addition to the Forum’s Working Meetings, the Forum will also be hosting its annual Conference on Communications Technologies and Software Defined Radio (SDR'11 - WInnComm) in Washington, DC, 29 November–2 December 2011. Each day of the conference will feature a different keynote speech presented by a recognized leader in the industry on the challenges that exist in the commercial, public safety and defense sectors, and the role of software defined radio (SDR), cognitive radio (CR) and dynamic spectrum access (DSA) technologies in addressing those challenges. Visit to learn more.

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