CRFS, the world’s leading manufacturer of RF spectrum monitoring systems, has this week been named as the winner of a 2013 Queen’s Award for Enterprise, International Trade. The award recognises the success of CRFS’s international strategy in establishing itself as a major exporter of spectrum monitoring and surveillance technology.
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the UK’s most prestigious business awards, designed to recognise and encourage the achievements by businesses in the UK. The awards are granted in the fields of Innovation, International Trade, and Sustainable Development.
“We are delighted that the UK Government has granted us a Queen’s Award for Enterprise,” said Alistair Massarella, CEO of CRFS. “This award is an official acknowledgement of CRFS’s success in building our business in overseas markets, which we have achieved during a period of challenging global economic conditions.”
CRFS’s flagship RFeye is a cost-effective and intelligent radio frequency (RF) sensor that can be deployed either locally in critical buildings or installations or in very large networks (across cities, regions, or even whole countries) to monitor activity in the RF spectrum. The RFeye captures and analyses signals across the spectrum up to 18 GHz and rapidly identifies and locates the source of suspicious or interfering signals. It is used to help plan and manage efficient spectrum usage and to resolve interference issues. It also has an important role in alerting for unauthorised or illegal transmissions that may indicate a security breach, public safety threat, or espionage.
The RFeye system is easily configurable and is extremely versatile for a range of different applications. This flexibility has made it possible for CRFS to identify customer opportunities in a range of market sectors, especially in the U.S. where there are a number of significant non-civilian applications in the security and military sectors.
One recent deployment of an RFeye network is at the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, providing rapid detection and radio location of potential interference sources on the installation.
CRFS pioneered the concept of remote distributed real-time software-defined networks of intelligent spectrum sensors to provide continuous 24/7 monitoring of the RF environment. The RFeye was developed to improve the efficiency of modern-day spectrum usage, resolve complex interference issues and provide cyber security for critical buildings and installations.
For more information please visit www.crfs.com
About The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the UK’s most prestigious business awards, designed to recognise and encourage the achievements by businesses in the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man in the fields of Innovation, International Trade and Sustainable Development. The winners are announced each year on 21st April, Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday.
For more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/queens-awards-for-enterprise