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For Immediate Release: January 25, 2013

Contact: Marcella Wolfe
Manager, Public Relations &
Marketing Communications
Phone: (202) 434-8851


Announcing a Live ATIS Webinar:
GPS Vulnerabilities and Implications for Telecom

What: ATIS will present a webinar entitled GPS Vulnerabilities and Implications for Telecom.

When: Thursday, February 7, 2013, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST

Background: Free to use and extremely accurate, GPS and GNSS have become ubiquitous sources of time and frequency in today’s technologies, and we are often unaware of how dependent we are on these embedded systems. Electrical power, financial, transportation and communications systems all contain aspects that depend on GPS time and positioning. New telecommunications standards are evolving that call for time synchronization for greater accuracy.

Yet, as reliance on GPS and GNSS increases these systems also grow more vulnerable—mainly because of problems such as jamming and spoofing. Managers must do their planning for backup systems now. Fortunately alternative time transfer systems are developing. The ATIS webinar GPS Vulnerabilities and Implications for Telecom offers insight into these. It will cover telecom systems’ dependence on GPS and GNSS as well as the options for backing up these systems using holdover and alternative time transfer techniques.

Panelists: Todd Humphreys, Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Texas at Austin; and Martin Nuss, Ph.D., Vice President, Technology and Strategy and Chief Technology Officer, Vitesse Semiconductor.

Moderator: Dr. James Armstrong, Chief Technology Officer, Symmetricom.

Learn more about the GPS Vulnerabilities and Implications for Telecom webinar.

Registration is required for all attendees.

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