Orolia enhances Spectracom GPS threat mitigation with Talen-X

April 17, 2017  - By

Orolia has taken the next integration steps with its Spectracom line of resilient PNT products, which will enable clients to take full advantage of Talen-X’s BroadShield Interference and Spoofing Detection technology.

The announcement follows up on news of the recent Talen-X strategic alliance.

Orolia’s Spectracom and Talen-X have aligned hardware and software development efforts to jointly develop, market and sell an advanced PNT solution. The goal is to combine the strengths of Spectracom’s resilient PNT products with Talen-X’s interference and spoofing detection suite (BroadShield).

In addition, under the alliance, Orolia will manufacture SecureSync precise time and frequency references with BroadShield integrated for Talen-X in its Rochester, New York, facility.


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Many mission critical defense, government and commercial operations require highly accurate and reliable PNT data but often rely on signals from GPS/GNSS satellites that are increasingly susceptible to interference or jamming. The Talen-X BroadShield technology is a fully integrated software option available within Spectracom SecureSync.

Working with standard SecureSync GPS/GNSS receivers, BroadShield uses its unique software algorithms to detect anomalies in the GPS signal, including unintentional interference and malicious attacks. Armed with feedback from BroadShield detected anomalies, the integrated solution provides notification, alarming and automatic disabling of GPS/GNSS synchronization.

At the same time, BroadShield interference and spoofing detection technology enhances the resilient PNT capabilities of the best-selling Spectracom SecureSync line of time and frequency reference systems. BroadShield achieves this by ensuring mission critical applications receive reliable, accurate and precise time and frequency information in a variety of challenging environments.

In addition, Spectracom SecureSync will take full advantage of Talen-X’s BroadShield algorithms, which are known for meeting the requirements for critical infrastructure published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Beyond complying with DHS best practices, Talen-X has further enhanced the BroadShield algorithms to go beyond detecting threats. With this enhancement, Spectracom SecureSync operators have detailed threat characteristics, real-time situational awareness and recorded data for pos-event forensic analysis.

“This synchronized solution is designed to meet both government and commercial requirements by improving the protection of GPS/GNSS based critical infrastructure systems against emerging GPS/GNSS threats,” said Greg Gerten, Talen-X CEO. “Talen-X’s interference and spoofing detection algorithms have been successfully supporting the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) in Navigation Warfare (NAVWAR) testing for over six years, and are ready to be leveraged to protect civil communities as well.”

“Orolia is focused on providing Resilient PNT solutions, combining and layering technology in innovative ways that help our customers meet their mission goals,” said  John Fischer, Orolia’s V.P. of Advanced R&D. “This new capability from Talen-X augments our systems with a unique ability to detect and mitigate emerging GPS and GNSS threats more effectively.”

For more, visit Spectracom.com’s BroadShield information page.