Powerwave Technologies Joins EDGE® Innovation Network

Tue, 12/07/2010 - 7:04am
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Powerwave Technologies, Inc. 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:

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.”


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