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09/09/2015 - Spirent Partners with Nottingham Scientific Limited for Robust Positioning, Navigation and Timing

Partnership enables evaluation of positioning, navigation and timing system performance in the face of real-world threats

Paignton, UK - (September 10, 2015) - Spirent Communications, the leader in testing navigation and positioning systems, has entered into a strategic partnership with Nottingham Scientific Limited (NSL) to enable the detection, characterization and regeneration of threats to Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver systems.

NSL is one of the leading companies in Europe involved in satellite navigation, specializing in developing reliable and robust GNSS technologies for a variety of applications, such as those that impact safety, or are critical in terms of business, finance and security. NSL has carried out many successful GNSS research programs within the UK and internationally for government organisations, regulators and policy makers. The combination of NSL's acknowledged expertise in the research of GNSS vulnerabilities with Spirent's leadership in GNSS simulation and test development enables the provision of a range of planned robust Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions.


Martin_Foulger_of_Spirent_Meets_with_Mark_Dumville_of_NSL Martin Foulger (Left), General Manager at Spirent Communications meets with Mark Dumville (Right), General Manager of NSL at NSL's HQ in Nottingham, UK

"Threats to GNSS and related PNT applications are becoming more orchestrated and coordinated, with the motivation to disrupt or cause financial loss becoming the driving factor," said John Pottle, marketing director at Spirent's Positioning division. "Real-world threats are wide-ranging and affect navigation and timing system performance differently. Our partnership with NSL enables not only detection, but also regeneration, of real threats in the lab. This allows users to understand which threats are most relevant to them, and informs decisions on improving robustness."

"NSL and Spirent share a vision that building robust position, navigation and timing systems is enabled through evaluating system performance against a real threats baseline" Mark Dumville, general manager at Nottingham Scientific Ltd, commented. "By auditing system performance, decisions on how to improve resilience can be based on facts, not guesswork."

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Spirent Communications plc. (LSE: SPT), a global leader in test & measurement, inspires innovation within development labs, networks and IT organizations to enable customers to deploy communications networks, services & applications, and devices that enrich life. Our extensive portfolio of solutions test data centers, high speed Ethernet networks and services, 3G/4G wireless networks and devices, network security, and global navigation satellite systems. With solutions used by more than 1,700 customers in 30 countries, the world’s largest equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprise and governments rely daily on Spirent to help ensure their success. Based in Sunnyvale, CA, Spirent Communications has 1,300 employees worldwide.

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