Powerwave Technologies Joins Edge® Innovation Network
Company becomes part of revolutionary model where industry and academia collaborate to deliver new technologies and innovative capabilities to users
SANTA ANA, Calif. - Dec. 07, 2010 -
Powerwave Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PWAV), a global leader in end-to-end wireless coverage and capacity solutions, announces that it has joined the EDGE Innovation Network, a collaborative, open-environment initiative enabling industry and academia, with government input, to work together to enhance the delivery cycle of new technologies and innovative capabilities to warfighters and first responders.
“Powerwave has long been a leader in commercial wireless network infrastructure and is uniquely positioned to help lead the adoption of commercial technology within the government sector,” said Khurram Sheikh, chief product and development officer at Powerwave. “The EDGE Innovation Network offers great opportunities for Powerwave and fellow member organizations to collaborate on advancements in network technology and architecture that can provide government and military enterprises with the improved performance and capabilities critical for public safety, defense and homeland security applications.”
Sponsored by General Dynamics C4 Systems, the EDGE has already delivered several innovations including a Soldier Intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance Receiver (SIR) to the U.S. Army. About the size of a BlackBerry® smartphone, the SIR device delivers real-time streaming video directly from multiple manned or unmanned assets directly into the hands of soldiers on the ground. Currently, there are over 10 projects in development intended to improve and enhance warfighter capabilities. More information about the EDGE Innovation network is available at http://www.edge-innovation.com.
Pete Palmer, EDGE Innovation Network director, said, “The EDGE bridges the gap between meeting end-user needs with current capabilities by rapidly testing and delivering prototyped solutions. By applying the EDGE process, the government can quickly and cost-effectively review innovative products that can be delivered to users in months rather than years.”
There are currently seven EDGE Innovation Centers worldwide and more than 150 EDGE members. More information can be found online at www.edge-innovation.com.
About Powerwave Technologies
Powerwave Technologies is the right choice for providing mission-critical secured wireless networks for government, military, homeland security and public safety agencies. The company is an innovative leader in next-generation wireless networks solutions that are rugged, flexible, scalable, and highly reliable with superior quality performance. Powerwave’s solutions and services can help public agencies and governments reduce their capital and operating expenses, speed rollout of services, improve coverage and capacity and reduce environmental impact. Powerwave’s products and solutions include distributed antenna systems (DAS), private secure mobile networks, rapid, flexible deployment of wireless networks, advanced signal filtering solutions and a full range of secure above- or below-ground controlled environment vaults. For more information, visit http://www.powerwave.com/government-solutions.asp.
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