Etherstack

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Coordinates: 51°16′25″N 0°46′00″W / 51.27361°N 0.76667°W / 51.27361; -0.76667

Etherstack, Pty. Ltd.
Private
Industry Software-defined radio, Land Mobile Radio, Software Communications Architecture
Founded 1995
Headquarters London, England, UK
Number of locations
5
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
David Deacon
(Founder and CEO)
Paul Barnes
(CFO and Director)
Website www.etherstack.com

Etherstack is a provider of wireless communications software to the Professional/Land Mobile Radio and defence industries in Europe, Asia and North America. Their products cover wireless protocol stacks, IP-based communication networks, cryptographic communication solutions, Software Defined Radio (SDR) and Software Communications Architecture (SCA) compatible waveforms.[1] Etherstack provides these software technologies to defence organisations and commercial manufacturers, such as Icom, Inc.;[2] the Swedish Defence Material Administration;[3] and Raytheon JPS.[4]

History[edit]

Etherstack originated in 1995 as a provider of hardware-independent protocol stacks, including MPT-1327, TETRA and APCO P25. In 2001, a software abstraction of the TETRA protocol stack developed by Etherstack was used by Racal (now part of Thales) in the development of a covert TETRA radio, designed for use by police and special forces.[4]

In 2006, Etherstack joined with Aeroflex to develop and market products for performing conformance tests against the TIA P25 protocol.[5]

On March 28, 2007, Icom, Inc. announced that they had signed a long term MOU with Etherstack to work together on digital radio projects for various professional markets.[2]

Etherstack began work with the safety and security business unit of Cisco Systems in late 2007 on the development of a range of public safety radio network infrastructure products aimed at the first responder segment of North American markets.[6]

In 2008, Etherstack signed a second contract with the Swedish Defence Material Administration for the continued development and support of a TETRA-based mobile station.[3]

The National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center Communications Technologies Center of Excellence announced in January 2009 that it would launched a pilot of the APCO P25 radio network in Cape May County, NJ, that would integrating Etherstack's Land Mobile Radio network controller software.[7]

Etherstack has been incorporated since 2006, with its corporate headquarters in London. The company operates research and development offices in New York, London, Barcelona, Yokohama, and Sydney.[1]

Products[edit]

Etherstack produces Software-defined radio (SDR) waveforms, Land Mobile Radio (LMR) protocol stacks, test platforms, and encryption solutions for the P25, TETRA, and MPT-1327 protocols.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Etherstack, Ltd. Private Company Information - BusinessWeek". www.businessw.com. Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  2. ^ a b "News Release - Icom America". www.icomamerica.com. Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  3. ^ a b "Tetra Association - Etherstack awarded second Swedish TETRA SDR contract". www.tetramou.com. Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  4. ^ a b "Portability Is Profitability In Radio Software". www.afcea.org. Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  5. ^ "Aeroflex and Etherstack join forces to support P25 protocol conformance testing". www.electronicspecifier.com. Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  6. ^ "Etherstack and Cisco Collaborate on Public Safety". www.bapcojournal.com. Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  7. ^ "Cape May County & Etherstack Demonstrate Open P25 Architecture with Multiple Hardware Manufacturers". www.correctionsone.com. Retrieved 2009-10-27. 

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