WInnComm-Europe 2015

Date: 5th October 2015 to 9th October 2015
Location: Farunhofer IIS, Erlangen, Germany

In October 2015, leaders in the advanced wireless community will come together to explore the evolution of radio technologies over the next several years. These advancements are essential to support the requirements of the wireless market: network operators and wireless service providers in all market domains need to contain their capital and operational expenditures while supporting a proliferation of wireless standards and wireless end users, be they business travelers or first responders in a national emergency.  The result is a demand for radio technologies that allow them to communicate with whoever they need to, whenever they need to and wherever they are. This conference explores these requirements across domains and presents innovative solutions in development to address them.

Attracting delegates including investors, commercial network operators, radio manufacturers, system integrators, government procurement officials, regulators, engineering service providers and consultants, this event is the only European event devoted to advancing in the innovative use of spectrum and advancing radio technologies that support essential or critical communications.

Why you should plan to attend :

  • If you are a researcher or developer working on software defined radio and cognitive radio technologies, seeking industry recognition for your current work and feedback/funding on next steps, SDR-WInnComm-Europe provides access to Radio Manufacturers, System Integrators, Procurement Authorities and End User Representatives in commercial, civil and defense markets seeking SDR and CR technology solutions to emerging wireless communications requirements;
  • If you are a radio manufacturers, system integrator, procurement authority or end user, seeking SDR and CR technology solutions to emerging wireless communications requirements , SDR-WInnComm-Europe provides access to information on the latest in SDR and CR technologies from leading researchers and developers;
  • If you are in sales and marketing seeking new contacts and exposure for your company and/or product, SDR-WInnComm-Europe provides the premier venue to interact with your targeted customer base, see what your competition is doing and stay abreast of all the newest software defined radio (SDR), cognitive radio (CR) and dynamic spectrum access (DSA) technologies.

Who attends:

  • Researchers and Technology Developers (~48% of Last Year Attendees)
  • Equipment Manufacturers, Network Providers and Other Acquisition Authorities (~52% of Lat Year Attendees)
  • Investors, Regulators and Analysts

Conference Take-Aways:

  • Networking opportunities with leaders in the advanced wireless community who can help you in advancing your organizations objectives
  • Access to over 100 papers, presentations and tutorials providing updates on the latest advances in software defined radio (SDR), cognitive radio (CR) and dynamic spectrum access (DSA) technologies
  • Insight into new products and services being offered at all levels of the wireless value chain to address your specific requirements
  • Updates on market requirements and changes in regulation that could impact your organization in the next 12 months and beyond

PrismTech at WInnComm-Europe 2015

PrismTech is an active member of the Wireless Innovation Forum and will be exhibiting its Spectra product suite in the exhibition area at the Conference. Spectra is an ideal solution for SDR / Software Communications Architecture (SCA) developers.

Further information about the Conference is available from

Spectra SDR Newsletter – April 2014

Product News

Announcing Spectra SDR Support for Spectrum Signal Processing’s SDR-4000

PrismTech is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of its Spectra SDR product suite for use with Spectrum Signal Processing’s SDR-4000 radio hardware platform. The Spectra product suite will be available for both existing and new SDR-4000 users allowing them to take advantage of PrismTech’s high performance, low overhead, Software Communications Architecture (SCA) 2.2.2 implementation. The release will provide a fully integrated package of COTS tools (Spectra CX), middleware (Spectra ORB for GPP and DSP, Spectra ICO for FPGA), core framework (Spectra CF) and basic SCA radio platform (services and devices).

Latest Releases of Spectra ORB Middleware and Spectra CX Tools

PrismTech has released the latest versions of its market leading Spectra ORB middleware and Spectra CX tools:

  • Spectra ORB v2.0.2, the first compliant implementation of the SCA 4.0 Full and Lightweight CORBA Profiles
  • Spectra CX v3.5.4, a model-driven development tool that simplifies, accelerates, and validates a significant proportion of the Software Communications Architecture (SCA) development process.

The latest Spectra SDR products are available for evaluation at

Benefit from the Spectra Quick Start SCA Development and Test Package

Spectra Quick Start packages the Spectra DTP4700 (the most complete, fully integrated, COTS SCA development and Test platform on the market) and Spectra CX with a reference waveform to provide an out-of-the-box SCA application development environment.

Information about Spectra Quick Start is available through an introductory YouTube video presentation at:

News Announcements

PrismTech Appoints Soft Service as New Japanese Distributor

Soft Service JapanPrismTech has appointed Soft Service as its new Japanese Distributor and value added reseller. Founded in 1986 Soft Service has extensive expertise in distributed middleware technologies and real-time operating systems and will distribute / support Spectra SDR products within Japan. For further information please read the press release available in the news section.

Wireless Innovation Forum and PrismTech Announce New SDR Training Series – EMEA

Wireless Innovation Forum logoPrismTech is pleased to be partnering with the Wireless Innovation Forum to deliver an online SDR / SCA training course. The course titled “SDR / SCA Development for Software Engineers” will be delivered by PrismTech’s Senior SDR Training instructor. The European course will commence the week of 19th May. The 3 week, 12 session course will introduce attendees to SDR / SCA and CORBA middleware and then progress to advanced SDR / SCA programming focused on developing SCA applications and platform services.

The training course will be delivered online using the latest cloud based teaching techniques allowing attendees to benefit from the expertise of leading SDR / SCA experts without leaving their desk.

Course fees, detailed course times, the course agenda and registration form can be found at

Latest Presentations from PrismTech CTO and leading SDR Expert, Dr. Vince Kovarik

Vince Kovarik PrismTech Spectra CTOPrismTech’s CTO, and leading SDR expert, Dr. Vince Kovarik continues to deliver pioneering and innovative SDR research. Two presentations summarizing some of his recent work are now available to view from PrismTech’s slideshare site at

The first presentation, Integrated Communications Systems Modeling: A model-Based Engineering Approach, describes the current work being performed on the Wireless Innovation Forum’s Integrated Communications Systems Model (ICSM) project, chaired by Vince Kovarik.

The second presentation, Reflective Language for Communication Systems, presents independent research in the area of hybrid programming languages incorporating traditional object-oriented capabilities integrated with knowledge representation and reasoning enabling the ability for a communications system to introspect its physical and logical structure. The long-term vision of this work is to provide the ability to represent relationships and events as first-class objects in the system thereby providing context and heuristic capabilities.

Wireless Innovation Forum Announces New Training Series

Inaugural course, SDR/SCA Development for Software Engineers begins April 29 2014 with PrismTech Course Instructor

Washington, DC – 11 March 2014 – The Wireless Innovation Forum, a non-profit international industry association dedicated to driving the future of radio communications and systems worldwide, today announced the inaugural course in its new Training Series. “SDR / SCA Development for Software Engineers,” is a comprehensive modular training course providing attendees with both theory and hands-on training required to successfully develop software defined radio (SDR) in accordance with the Software Communications Architecture (SCA) specification. The three week, 12-session course begins April 29.

The course will be delivered online using the latest cloud based teaching techniques, allowing attendees to benefit from the expertise of leading SDR / SCA experts without leaving their desk. Course instructor, Colin Wigham, is Senior Professional Services Consultant at PrismTech with more than 20 years experience in software engineering, distributed systems and SDR.

“We are excited to be working with PrismTech on this inaugural course of our new training series,” stated Lee Pucker, CEO of the Wireless Innovation Forum. “Our intention is to work with recognized leaders in software defined radio, cognitive radio and dynamic spectrum access technologies to provide our members and other industry professionals with the training they need to take advantage of new technologies supporting spectrum innovation and to deploy these technologies in support of essential and mission critical communications.”

The course will introduce attendees to SDR / SCA and CORBA middleware and then progress to advanced SDR / SCA programming focused on developing SCA applications and platform services. The training involves the use of modeling tools, Core Framework (CF) and middleware to design, implement and deploy SCA platforms and waveforms.

These tools will be used in conjunction with hands on tutorials provided for each module in the form of a series of comprehensive exercise books, allowing the student to gain practical knowledge in working with the SCA.

“PrismTech is very pleased to be providing SDR training expertise to the Wireless Innovation Forum,” said Steve Jennis, SVP Corporate Development, PrismTech. “This course has been designed to provide attendees with hands-on experience of the most modern SDR development tools and infrastructure.”

The first part of the course provides a brief overview of SDR and the SCA through a combination of theory and hands on exercises. It covers the basics of CORBA programming and creating simple SCA platforms and waveforms using model driven development techniques. The key concepts of SCA operating environments including how an SCA CF is used to manage the deployment of a waveform application are also covered.

The second part of the course builds on the core skills gained in part one and focuses on gaining deeper understanding of the SCA, covering details of the standard, including the specifics of the main component groups and their interfaces. More advanced topics focus on radio platform architecture, GPP-DSP-FPGA integration approaches and middleware optimization.

Attendees should have previous knowledge of or experience with object-oriented design and development, software design and modeling tools using the unified modeling language (UML), C and C++ languages, and common object request broker architecture (CORBA). Attendees are required to have a computer connected to the internet capable of running GoToMeeting and a phone line or VOIP connectivity.

Course fees, detailed course times, the course agenda and registration form can be found at