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Brandywine Communications signs contract with Reach Technologies

Tustin-based Brandywine Communications will be sole reseller of Reach’s Airborne Time Code Processor product

by Jennifer OckPublished: February 14, 2012 12:10 PM

Brandywine Communications has recently inked a deal with Reach Technologies to become Reach’s exclusive reseller of the compact airborne Time Code Processor product.

A supplier in precise time and frequency synchronization products and accurate GPS systems, Brandywine Communications provides services for the telecommunications sector in the U.S. and Canada. Offering next generation solutions for telecom, aerospace and defense, maritime, power utilities, and public safety, the privately held company seeks out and delivers the industry's solutions for clients requiring critical timing along with network solutions, both wireline and wireless.

“This arrangement [with Reach Technologies] allows Brandywine to offer a broader range of solutions to our customers involved in Flight Testing. At the same time it allows Reach to focus on their core business of data acquisition,” said Gary Smith, Brandywine’s president of communications. “This agreement marks a new step in a long-standing relationship between Brandywine and Reach.”

Essentially, the Airborne Time Code Processor is much like the CPU of a computer. After running instructions, the processor tells the computer associated with flight testing what to do and when to do it while deciding which tasks are more important and prioritizes them according to the pilot’s needs. Along with the processor’s response to and manipulation of the data (the output operation), the processor utilizes a time code, a sequence of numeric codes generated at regular intervals by a timing system.

The Time Code Processor has been flight qualified and carries GPS, IRIG B, and Have Quick time code as synchronizing inputs. Time code outputs are set within IRIG B, a format for inter-range instrumentation group time codes, and IEEE-1588 PTP, a protocol used to synchronize clocks throughout a computer network. The time code processor also comes with optional video annotator channels.

The unit has been tested under United States Military Standards MIL-STD-810F and MIL-STD 461E, which focus on Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests, and Control of Electromagnetic Interference Characteristics of Subsystems and Equipment, respectively.

Headquartered in Victoria, B.C., Reach Technologies is a privately held company dealing with a vast spectrum of blue chip customers with cutting-edge data acquisition solutions.


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