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Look for DataSoft at these events in 2017:
International Wireless Communications Expo – IWCE 2017, March 29-30, Las Vegas, NV: DataSoft will be exhibiting AID and SideBridge and speaking at the ‘Wearable Technology – Cameras, Sensors, Beacons and More’ on Thursday, March 30 at 10:00am in Room S227
2/1/17: Today the Montgomery County (VA) Sheriff’s Department along with Select Engineering and DataSoft demonstrated AID, the Automatic Injury Detection system, to the media, regional law enforcement and other guests. Montgomery County Sheriff Hank Partin is using AID to help protect the lives of his personnel. More Information
11/1/16: Today from MILCOM 2016, DataSoft introduces the SideBridge-Icom, a compact module that attaches directly to the side connector of the Icom portable land mobile radio and provides Bluetooth wireless connectivity to smartphones and tablets. Users can eliminate the cumbersome cable and use the radio network for communicating through phone and tablet applications. More Information
07/15/16: DataSoft is proud to announce the award of a US Army Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I contract under the topic number A16-070. Project Manager Tactical Radios (PM TR) under PEO C3T initiated this research topic for developing a technique and methodology to implement the Internet of Things (IoT) in a novel way for the Body Area Networks (BAN)s of dismounted soldiers. More Information
05/3/16: DataSoft is proud to announce that the US Army has awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract under the topic number AF103-085. Project Manager Tactical Radios (PM TR) under PEO C3T initiated this research and development effort to build a SideBridge-Iridium module for the Rifleman Radio (PRC-154A). The proposed SideBridge-Iridium (SB-I) module ensures reliable transmission of the radio Position Location Information (PLI). SB-I will monitor the radio PLI and automatically transmit the PLI over the Iridium satellite network whenever the radio becomes disconnected from the radio network or if the radio is no longer able to generate PLI. More Information
05/3/16: DataSoft is proud to announce with partner company, Select Engineering Services, that they have received an order to supply the Montgomery County Virginia Sheriff’s department with the life-saving Automatic Injury Detection (AID) system. Deputies will soon be wearing the state-of-the-art sensors that automatically send out an emergency alert when the AID panel has been shot or stabbed. More Information
03/8/16: DataSoft is proud to announce that the Thunder SDR system has been tested for the limits of electromagnetic interference and successfully certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the European Economic Area for CE conformance.
Also, the Department of State recently reported that the Thunder SDR was not subject to their jurisdiction – the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) including export, license and use restrictions no longer apply. Thunder is now subject to the Department of Commerce export regulations like most other U.S. commercial products.
The Thunder SDR waveform development and test system is a wide-band, high performance baseband and RF platform. The open source Linux-based environment, fast-start templates and reference waveform implementation reduces cost and time-to-market for waveform and application development. Thunder’s variety of functionality, high performance and optional Software Probes for validating waveform and platform data significantly enhances productivity and success for developers.
10/29/15: DataSoft along with Select Engineering debuted AID, the Automatic Injury Detection system, at various venues during October. AID helps in saving lives by sending an immediate emergency alert when the sensing panel has been pierced by a bullet, knife or shrapnel. The AID system detects the piercing event and sends the emergency alert to a phone, radio or other communication system. More Information
8/13/15: DataSoft introduces the SideBridge SOM, an ultra-compact module for connectivity and processing applications within the machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) markets. The versatility of connections and dual core processing capability make SideBridge SOM and ideal solution for bridging and routing of IP-based communications. SideBridge SOM can be stacked on DataSoft carrier boards that provide Bluetooth or Wi-Fi wireless communication, GPS, LAN, USB, and a display interface. More Information
4/10/15: DataSoft announced the development of an LCD version of the SideBridge wireless communication module. When connected to the Rifleman Radio (PRC-154/A), SideBridge reads and displays radio status and configuration data such as the preset number, number of network nodes, battery level, GPS position, and volume level. The SideBridge LCD display eliminates the need to press a key or combination of keys to get the audible responses from the Rifleman Radio. All of the critical radio communication information is displayed on a 2.4 inch color touchscreen with adjustable brightness. More Information
3/9/15: The DataSoft SideBridge module was used by squad leaders in the recently completed AEWE Spiral J event at Fort Benning, Georgia. SideBridge was attached directly to a PRC-152A radio and provided wireless connectivity from the radio network to the Nett Warrior smartphone End User Device (EUD). By eliminating the cable between the radio and EUD, the potential for snagging the cable or breaking the connector was eliminated. Soldiers conducting Spiral J missions could conveniently pass the EUD to other team members so that they could see the display and/or capture additional information. More Information
2/4/15: Today DataSoft announced a software upgrade to the Nova Network Security System. The upgrade includes improvements to the software architecture that mitigate vulnerabilities, enables future online software upgrades, and provides immediate notification of hostile attacks. Other updates include an improved scanning capability to ensure the honeypot decoys closely mirror the real network assets and the ability to generate and upload a new TLS certificate. More Information
12/31/14: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities are now part of the Thunder Software Defined Radio (SDR) system. The newly integrated interface supports 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v4.0 for additional flexibility over the existing USB, Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet data and control interfaces. The Thunder SDR waveform development and test system is a wide-band, high performance baseband and RF platform. The open source Linux-based environment, fast-start templates, and reference waveform implementation reduces cost and time-to-market for waveform and application development. Thunder’s variety of functionality, high performance, and optional Software Probes for validating waveform and platform data significantly enhances productivity and success for developers. More Information
9/10/14: The DataSoft Interface Verification Application (DIVA), v1.9, has been verified by the JTNC Test and Evaluation Laboratory (JTEL) to verify the Interface Control Working Group (ICWG) Application Program Interface (API) Interface Definition Language (IDL) files against the JTRS Standard API IDL files utilized by a vendor. DIVA has been used by JTEL to verify the API IDL files as a part of the JTEL test process since November 2013. JTEL has found that utilizing DIVA has provided up to an 80% reduction in the time required to test the API IDL files. A major aspect of the reduction is that DIVA automatically generates the API Reports for the test engineer and places the results of the test into the report. More Information
8/29/14: DataSoft has completed and delivered software for the initial Engineering Design Models (EDMs) of the Advanced Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) Interface Processor (ATIP), a U.S. Navy/SPAWAR PMW/A 170 project. The ATIP is a Layer-2 Ethernet bridging device that will be installed on ship, shore, and submarine platforms to form high bandwidth (5x the previous generation) SATCOM-based mesh networks using TCP/IP. DataSoft's delivery enables the Navy to perform final government testing and Information Assurance accreditation in preparation for deployment of ATIP in early 2015. Key features of DataSoft's software are comprehensive Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities, bandwidth optimization, and traffic prioritization on over-subscribed links. It also provides an advanced web-based, intuitive operator and administrator interface for the sailors. DataSoft was responsible for the software architecture, design, development, and integration of the ATIP Processor (AP) software of the ATIP system, which leverages COTS hardware, open interfaces, and Open Source Software, resulting in a system that can be easily maintained and scaled. The successful delivery of ATIP highlights DataSoft’s expertise in high quality, embedded real-time software development for communication systems. Components of the technology are applicable to Software Defined Networking (SDN).
6/20/14: DataSoft is now part of the "Freescale Connect Partner Program". This program comprises a global network of independent engineering companies that offer vital tools, software, technology, engineering services, and training to speed the design process. Freescale Connect provides a powerful and comprehensive ecosystem that gives its customers a network of partners to make the world a smarter, more connected place. More information
4/17/14: DataSoft has been awarded a SBIR from the USMC to create a Radio Access Point (RAP) module for the AN/PRC-117G radio, and to add NSA-approved encryption - COTS Solutions for Classified (CSfC) techniques for wireless transmission of classified information (including key handling) to the wireless link (Bluetooth and/or WiFi). The contract also calls for the creation of a Device Access Point (DAP) that allows other accessories to connect securely with the AN/PRC-117G radio. Additionally, DataSoft will add a LCD screen to the SideBridge module to provide visual indicators of the operating status of the radio.
3/18/14: Mack Brewer joined DataSoft as Director of Business Development for Engineering Design Services. In this role, Mack is responsible for the insertion of DataSoft design expertise into programs and partner companies. Mack has over 30 years of experience in communications, C4I, commercial and military systems. He is a graduate of Naval Postgraduate School and Texas A&M University, and is a Lieutenant Colonel Retired from the Marines.
12/31/13: DataSoft has been awarded a FAST project sub-contract by Booz Allen Hamilton in support of Army CERDEC STCD. The requirement for the sub-contract is to apply Manet Management Protocol (MMP) technology to the AN/PRC-117G radios—to create a prototype that could be transitioned to a program office for final development/integration and near-term deployment. The prototype will provide network—wide monitoring and visualization capability that is currently lacking in the radios.
12/18/13: DataSoft and IS-Wireless, a 4G LTE software and IP provider based in Poland, announce a partnership for developing LTE/LTE-A modems from IS-Wireless on DataSoft's Thunder SDR Platform. The Thunder SDR platform will be offered by IS-Wireless for prototyping and operating LTE STACKS from IS-Wireless. At the same time, both companies become mutual re-sellers and support each other's marketing efforts. View announcement
10/31/13: DataSoft has been awarded a Phase II SBIR Program: Topic A12-047 "Resources Management in Peer-to-Peer Mobile Ad Hoc Network Communications Environments". DataSoft is developing a MANET Management Protocol that uses a distributed system of peer-to-peer software agents to aggregate and deliver network data. View DataSoft SBIR Projects
10/15/2013: John Bohlke joined DataSoft as Director of Business Development for Products. In this role, John develops and manages the sales, marketing and product strategy designed to commercialize DataSoft technology. John has over 15 years of experience in wireless communication and satellite positioning markets. He earned degrees from Saint John’s University and the University of Minnesota and is a professionally licensed engineer.
8/21/13: DataSoft received the 2013 Excellence in Global Business Award from the Arizona District Export Council. Arizona Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema and District Export Council Vice-Chair Gunnar Light presented the award to DataSoft CEO Vik Patel at the DataSoft Tempe headquarters. View Press Release
7/31/13: PLI-Cam, one of the On-the-Move Tactical Android Applications developed by DataSoft, is included as part of the Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) listed in the PEO-C3T Rifleman Radio RFP issued today. PEO-C3T states that the Government plans to provide five Nexus 7 tablets with Position Location Information (PLI)-Cam installed as End User Devices. This GFE, states PEO-C3T, is critical to ensure the PLI provided by the offeror’s solution is accurate.
6/10/13: DataSoft is participating in the Arizona Technology Council 2013 Business + IT Expo. Look for us at Table #1. We will be demonstrating our latest cyber security product, Nova - a Network Obfuscation and Anti-Reconnaissance System for private network security. Visit the AZ Tech Council Site for more information.
4/30/13: The Q1-13 Nova build is complete. Significant updates include improved central management system user interface, new support for assigning names to honeypots, a new underlying asynchronous messaging system, and a new software update system using the Debain repository.
4/22/13: DataSoft has received a subcontract for software development on the Advanced Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) Interface Processor (ATIP) being developed for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). DataSoft is responsible for the software architecture, design, development, and integration of the ATIP Processor (AP) software.
11/13/12: Effective December 1, 2012: DataSoft is moving to a new location with additional space for our growing production line. Our new address is: 1275 W. Washington Street, Suite 106, Tempe, AZ 85281
10/1/12: DataSoft announces the latest product in a family of innovative, baseband-to-RF, programmable Software Defined Radio Systems. Microburst is a small, handheld SDR platform that responds to the demand for higher-speed processing and improved RF performance with a design that uses the next generation of low-power components.
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9/25/12: DataSoft has been awarded a Phase II.5 extension to the SBIR Topic AF071-072 "Tactical Android Apps for the Rifleman Radio".
9/3/12: DataSoft announces the release of Nova - a cyber security software application developed to detect network based reconnaissance efforts and to deny hostile attackers access to valuable network data.
Learn more about Nova Network Security
7/30/12: DataSoft has expanded the frequency band options in our popular Thunder SDR Platform family. We are now shipping the Thunder-L SDR Platform, covering 30 MHz to 1600 MHz. Thunder-L is the newest product in our family of innovative, baseband-to-RF, programmable Software Defined Radio Development and Test Systems.
Learn more about the Thunder-L SDR WF Development System
3/19/12: DataSoft has been invited to participate in a Phase I SBIR Program: Topic A12-047 "Resources Management in Peer-to-Peer Mobile Ad Hoc Network Communications Environments".
1/23/12: DataSoft is shipping the Thunder-H SDR Platform, covering 400 MHz to 4000 MHz, the latest in the family of innovative, baseband-to-RF, programmable Software Defined Radio Development and Test Systems. Thunder provides signal communications systems engineers and waveform developers with a fully functional, reconfigurable radio development platform.
Learn more about the Thunder-H SDR WF Development System
1/13/12: DataSoft is shipping the SideBridge Bluetooth connection module. The SideBridge module interfaces directly with any radio or device to enhance secure wireless connectivity with a Bluetooth enabled device. The SideBridge module expands communications options available from voice only to the wealth of applications available on a standard smart phone - imaging, data, and video.
Learn more about the SideBridge Wireless Connection module
11/17/11: DataSoft will showcase our newest SDR platform, Thunder, plus our latest tactical SDR accessory, the SideBridge Module for the Rifleman Radio at MILCOM'11 in Baltimore, MD, November 7-10, 2011.
8/30/11: DataSoft has been invited to participate in a Phase II SBIR Program: Topic A10-014 "Spoofing Network Architectures in Response to Hostile Reconnaissance".
6/7/11: DataSoft will participate in the Wireless Innovation Forum Workshop "White Space Communications Summit: Driving Growth Through White Space Innovations" Executive Panel Session "The Vision for a White Space Ecosystem": June 7, 2011 in Washington D.C.
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5/16/11: DataSoft will provide the RF-Front End Module featuring RF tunable filters for the Industry's First Multi-Sector LTE MetroStormTM and MetroStorm ClusterTM small-cell base station families from Wazco.
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8/5/11: DataSoft has been awarded a Phase II SBIR Program: Topic N093-227 "Automated Analysis and Verification of APIs"
4/6/11: DataSoft has been invited to participate in a Phase II SBIR Program: Topic AF071-072 "Tactical Android Apps for the Rifleman Radio".
11/15/10: DataSoft Corporation Delivers Industry's First Completely Programmable Baseband-to-RF Software-Defined Radio (SDR) Development and Test Platform.
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10/15/10: DataSoft has been awarded a Phase II SBIR Program: Topic A09-060 "Virtual RF Environment (VRE)".
9/23/10: DataSoft has been awarded a Phase II SBIR Program: Topic A08-108 "Software Defined Radio Tool Suite".
6/25/10: DataSoft has been awarded a Phase II SBIR Program: Topic N08-087 "Next-Generation Mobile Software Defined Radio".
2/2/10: DataSoft has been awarded a Phase II SBIR Program: Topic N08-224 "Universal Radio Frequency (RF) Communications Transceiver".