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2017 TSCM | SIGINT News

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc. (PDTG) and our Technical Security Branch (TSB) are pleased to announce the following company news items and informational updates as described below.

If you would like additional information about our professional TSCM (debugging) services, products, software or operational capability please contact Paul D Turner, TSS TSI at 647-293-7384 at any time.


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Monday August 14, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | Time Differential Signal Analysis (TDSA) TM

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is pleased to announce that the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software 64-Bit application has passed lab qualification testing, and is to be released as a Beta mid-next week, however unofficially, it will be demonstrated at the Espionage Research Institute (ERII) this week in Washington.

Time Differerntial Signal Analysis (TDSA)

The 64-Bit application significantly enhances the overall performance of the software, and will take advantage of all available memory block allocation, beyond the limitations of the 32-Bit application.

The significance of the 64-Bit milestone should encourage all technical operators to move to a 64-Bit platform, to take advantage of the latest and planned software advancements.

One of these advancements is the Time Differential Signal Analysis (TDSA) TM feature, which will significantly benefit by the new 64-Bit code structure. TDSA is a powerful new technology, only found in the Kestrel TSCM ®  Professional Software.

This announcement is yet another major milestone in the Kestrel ® development program, and once again brings powerful new processing ability, and significantly more addressable memory.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Tuesday August 08, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Espionage Research Institute International | 2017 Conference

Planning to arrive the day prior to the ERII conference?

Please join us, for a morning or afternoon Kestrel Open House sponsored by Professional Development TSCM Group Inc.

There are still a few seats available for both the morning and afternoon session. Be sure to RSVP today!

Date: August 16, 2017Kestrel Open House | August 16, 2017

Time: 0900 to 1200 | or | 1300 to 1600

RSVP Requested: pdturner@pdtg.ca

Venue: Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town

Address: 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314

Location: Executive Boardroom (TBA)

Hosts: Paul D Turner, TSS TSI | Andrzej Wolczanski, TSS

Andrzej and I will host an informal Kestrel ® , Open House to introduce some of the latest features added to the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software this year, and provide an opportunity for questions about any aspect of the software.

Kestrel TSCM | National SecurityJust some of the features recently added include the powerful Automatic Export Control (AEC) TM, Time Differential Signal Analysis (TDSA) TM, IF Broadband (IFB) TM Mode capability, and the Autonomous Measurement and Collection Sub-System (AMCS) TM.

We hope to have the new 64-Bit application available during the briefing.

Learn how these new features significantly enhance field deployment, and learn about future anticipated development.

It is recommended that users uninstall all previous version of the software, remove any drop in files that are older than v1.34-88DEV, and install the v1.34-12 installer.

The Beta drop in file (v1.34-88DEV) is then placed into the Kestrel ® installation directory.

Create a desktop shortcut for the new Beta drop in file and you are good to go with the latest release code and new features.

Work is near completion of our new multiple Receiver Differential Signal Analysis (RDSA) TM expected to be available early September 2017, completing our goal of (multiple) location DSA TM , Time DSA TM, and (multiple) Receiver DSA TM capability.

Learn about the soon to be released Signal Hound (SM200A) Spectrum Monitoring Receiver operating from 100 kHz to 20 GHz @ 1 THz / Sec @ 30 kHz RBW.

The new Signal Hound (SM200A) will support an entirely new level of advanced features and capability within the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software, and will see enhanced performance with the release of the new 64-Bit version of the Kestrel ® application

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Saturday August 05, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | 64-Bit Application Announcement

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is pleased to announce that the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software will soon be available as a 64-Bit application, significantly enhancing performance capability, and will take advantage of available memory block allocation, beyond the limitations of the 32-Bit application.

Kestrel 64-Bit ApplicationThe final adjustments, debugging and development lab testing, are currently near completion, with a Beta release expected mid-August 2017, taking the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software to an entirely new, and very powerful level.

There are many other development benefits to our advancing to a 64-Bit application, including the ability to utilize the latest development platform code structure, and control elements.

Our plan is to maintain the 32-Bit application, for those operators still utilizing older host computer platforms for Kestrel ® deployment.

However, the significance of the 64-Bit milestone should encourage technical operators to move to a 64-Bit platform, to take advantage of the latest software advancements to be announced over the remainder of 2017 and into 2018.

This announcement is a major milestone in the Kestrel ® development plan, and brings powerful new processing ability and significantly more addressable memory.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Thursday July 27, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | August 2017 Edition | Now Available!

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is pleased to announce that the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software August 2017 Newsletter is now available for online viewing or download as a PDF file.

This edition includes information relating to technical support for protective operations and a discussion on the soon to be released Signal Hound (SM200A) Spectrum Monitoring Receiver.

Back copies of previous newsletters are also available http://www.kestreltscm.com/SISS004.htm along with the current edition.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Thursday July 27, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | Beta Release 1.34-88DEV | Now Available!

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is pleased to announce that the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software v1.34-12 installer can now be enhanced with the v1.34-88DEV Beta drop in file.

Please be sure that the base installer v1.34-12 is installed on the computer, before using the v1.34-88DEV drop in file.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Tuesday July 25, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Distributor Announcement | South Africa | Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is pleased to announce that the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software is now represented in South Africa by our new distribution partner.

South Africa Kestrel Distributor | South Africa

Precision Measurements (Pty) Ltd.

Primary Contact: Ewald Föck

Building 8, 2nd Floor, CSIR Campus, Meiring Naude Road, Pretoria, 0184, South Africa

Telephone: +27 (0)12 035 0219

info@PrecisionGroupSA.com

www.PrecisionGroupSA.com  

PDTG is pleased to add Precision Measurements (Pty) Ltd., to our extensive global distribution network as the demand for the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software continues to expand internationally, as a powerful TSCM, SIGINT, and RSSM TM resource for both the private and public sector national security apparatus.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Monday July 24, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

LMR 400 | 50 OHM Antenna Cable | N (M) to SMA (M) | Now Available!

Looking for high quality, manufactured in the United States of America, RF antenna cable pre-configured in 25 foot and 50 foot lengths, terminated with N (M) to SMA (M) connectors.

We now stock low loss LMR 400 (50 Ohm) antenna cable, designed for Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring applications utilizing the KestrelPod I TM (Ceiling Mount) Ultra Wideband Surveillance Antenna with the BB60C Spectrum Analyzer.

The pre-configured cable lengths of 25 and 50 feet are ideal for  setting up remote Signal Hound BB60C Spectrum Analyzers and RF Recorder hardware and other receivers with an SMA connector.Remote Monitoring | LMR400 RF Antenna Cable

LMR 400 has an operating temperature range from -40 to + 85 degrees C and can be installed outdoors and well as indoor applications.

Please note that our Technical Research and Standards Group (TRSG) TM recommends that the maximum coaxial length for monitoring applications not exceed 50 feet (assuming low loss cable), and 25 feet, for standard antenna cable.

LMR 400 cable may be utilized beyond 50 feet due to the low loss properties, if required, however, this is not recommended for monitoring applications, unless absolutely necessary as a mission specific requirement. Ideally, we recommend that the receiver and antenna be co-located within 50 feet of the antenna.

The advantage of LMR 400, is that it is a comparatively light weight cable, considering it is close to 1/2 inch in diameter.

We offer the LMR 400 at an exceptional price point as a plug and play option for quick temporary of permanent installations.

25 Foot | N (M) to SMA (M) | $25.00 CAD

50 Foot | N (M) to SMA (M) | $50.00 CAD

Remember, professional system installation promotes professional results that advance the Probability of Detection (POD). 

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Saturday July 22, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | July 2017 Edition

The Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software July 2017 Newsletter is now available for on-line viewing or download as a PDF file.

This edition features an announcement regarding our new Red Deer Training Centre (RDTC) located in Alberta Canada, Live View Analysis (LVA) TM, and File Write Management.

Please visit http://www.kestreltscm.com/SISS004.htm for both the current month, and back copies of the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software newsletter.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Saturday July 22, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Espionage Research Institute International | 2017 Conference

Planning to arrive the day prior to the ERII conference?

Please join us, for a morning or afternoon Kestrel Open House sponsored by Professional Development TSCM Group Inc.

Date: August 16, 2017Kestrel Open House | August 16, 2017

Time: 0900 to 1200 | or | 1300 to 1600

RSVP Requested: pdturner@pdtg.ca

Venue: Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town

Address: 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314

Location: Executive Boardroom (TBA)

Hosts: Paul D Turner, TSS TSI | Andrzej Wolczanski, TSS

Andrzej and I will host an informal Kestrel Open House to introduce some of the latest features added to the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software.

Features recently added include the Automatic Export Control (AEC) TM, Time Differential Signal Analysis (TDSA) TM, IF Broadband (IFB) TM capability, and the Autonomous Measurement and Collection Sub-System (AMCS) TM.

Learn how these new features significantly enhance field deployment.

It is recommended that users uninstall all previous version of the software, remove any drop in files older than v1.34-88DEV and install the v1.34-12 installer.

The Beta drop in file can then be placed into the Kestrel installation directory, and a desktop shortcut created.

Work is near completion of our multiple Receiver Differential Signal Analysis (RDSA) TM expected to be available early September 2017, completing our goal of Location DSA TM , Time DSA TM, and multiple Receiver DSA TM capability.

Learn about the soon to be released Signal Hound SM200A receiver 100 kHz to 20 GHz @ 1 THz / Sec @ 30 kHz RBW.

The SM200A will support an entirely new level of advanced features and capability within the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Thursday July 20, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM Professional Software | Full Installer Release v1.34-12

Our Software Development Group (SDG) TM is pleased to announce that the latest release of the award winning Kestrel TSCM ®  Professional Software is now available for download.

This latest release adds a fully functional Time Differential Signal Analysis (TDSA) TM feature and numerous other minor bug fixes and enhancements.

There is also a new Beta drop in file (v1.34-87) for advanced users, with a number of minor bug fixes and code architecture clean-up.

It is recommended that users uninstall all previous version of the software, remove any drop in files older than v1.34-87DEV and install the v1.34-12 installer. The Beta drop in file can then be placed into the Kestrel installation directory, and a desktop shortcut created.

Work is now near completion of our Receiver Differential Signal Analysis (RDSA) TM expected to be available early September 2017, completing our goal of Location DSA TM , Time DSA TM, and multiple Receiver DSA TM.

Kestrel TSCM Embassy RF Spectrum Monitoring

The Automatic Export Control (AEC) TM option, and Autonomous Measurement and Collection Sub-System (AMCS) TM are also complete from a development standpoint and now available for purchase.

There are a number of exciting announcements to come over the next number of months, as powerful new features are released, including full advanced support for the soon to be released Signal Hound SM200A receiver.

This powerful hardware will share the DSP and functional processing between the hardware FPGA and host computer. The Kestrel ® architecture is already in place to support this new industry disruptive product and our soon to be released 64-Bit application will see significant improvement in memory allocation and operational performance of the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software.

The SM200A is expected to cost (preliminary) $11,800.00 USD, bringing speed at 1 THz @ 30 kHz RBW with a minimum of a 2 to 1 or 3 to 1 cost ratio against competitive single box solutions, and when paired with a single (dual Rx ready) copy of the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software at just $2,895.00 USD, the value and capability is unsurpassed.

The SM200A will support an entirely new level of advanced features and capability within the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software.

Our Technical Research and Standards Group (TRSG) TM has been busy with client consultations and training across the United States of America this past month, as the interest continues to grow for a powerful cost effective TSCM solution for corporate and government entities.

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., has introduced its moving target threat model and enhanced Probability of Detection (POD) strategy, based on a balanced, common sense application of Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Tuesday July 18, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Signal Hound SM200A | Data Sheet

The long awaited for Signal Hound SM200A is alive!

This new high-speed receiver is pending full production release in the next few months, and will once again prove to be an industry disruptive product, particularly for TSCM, SIGINT, and Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM applications.

The Signal Hound SM200A has a search speed of 1 THz / Sec @ 30 kHz RBW, 160 GHz / Sec @ 10 kHz RBW, and 20 GHz / Sec @ 1 kHz RBW.

Kestrel TSCM Professional Software

   Signal Hound SM200A | Data Information Sheet |

   Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | Specifications and Feature Guide |

Even when compared to the industry standard Signal Hound BB60C (9 kHz to 24 GHz) running at an amazing 24 GHz / Sec (4 FPS / 250 mSec), the SM200A is exponentially faster in every respect.

The 20 GHz bandwidth in combination with the fast sweep speed, and the advanced capability of the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software, mean unprecedented value, and enhanced capability beyond any current competitive product on the market.

Kestrel ® provides an industry disruptive and very unique approach to conducting TSCM, SIGINT, Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM, and hostile technology locates, at the facility level, or when deployed in the wild, facing an unknown complex RF spectrum environment.

The SM200A Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer and Monitoring Receiver will provide an industry wide disruptive generational shock wave, within a sensor based, TSCM, RSSM TM, and SIGINT environment.

The Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software has continued to break new innovative ground since the inception of the software in early 2009, first based on the Signal Hound SA44B Spectrum Analyzer and Measuring Receiver when search speed was measured at 140 MHz / Sec with a 240 kHz real-time bandwidth, when our company saw an opportunity to advantage Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology, due to complex deployment requirements, and disappointment with existing equipment resources.

RF Actionable Intelligence | Kestrel TSCM

Kestrel ®  is based on an entirely new moving target threat model, developed to meet corporate security, law-enforcement, government, and military applications, each of which has an entirely different focus and objectives at the end of the day.

Kestrel ® is specifically engineered to put the technical operator back in control of the collection and analytical process, shattering obsolete methodology and techniques that most of the equipment manufacturers and unfortunately technical operators are still holding onto, in a era in which technology driven compromises cannot be detected, or identified with an outdated approach, except perhaps by luck.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Tuesday July 11, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Do You Need Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software Training?

The answer is simply, yes!

Kestrel ® provides an industry disruptive and very unique approach to conducting TSCM, SIGINT, Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM, and hostile technology locates, at the facility level, or when deployed in the wild, facing an unknown complex RF spectrum environment.

Since the 1960's very little has changed in the methodology, approach, or the way most of the available equipment resources are designed, around obsolete spectrum analysis threat models.

The Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software has continued to break new innovative ground since the inception of the software in early 2009, and is based on an entirely new moving target threat model, developed to meet corporate security, law-enforcement, government, and military applications, each of which has an entirely different focus and objectives at the end of the day.

Single box solutions, simply do not have the agility, scalability, or flexibility in advanced feature sets, to complete with mission specific Software Defined Hardware (SDR) in combination with industry leading, TSCM specific software, designed from the ground up, to meet and exceed today's threat environment, and be able to adapt to the unknown threats of tomorrow.

Kestrel ® is specifically engineered to put the technical operator back in control of the collection and analytical process, shattering obsolete methodology and techniques that most of the equipment manufacturers and unfortunately technical operators are still holding onto, in a era in which technology driven compromises cannot be detected, or identified with an outdated approach, except perhaps by luck.

Kestrel ® brings to the table many mission specific, first in its class features that are designed around a modern moving target threat model, as defined under the TSB2000 (Technical) Standard TM, modernizing the deployment approach, while significantly advancing the Probability of Detection (POD).

The Kestrel ® approach is firmly founded on an analytical threat model, and based on the understanding that you cannot analyze data that has not been recorded, or saved in a format to allow full operator assisted playback during post review and analysis.

Our Technical Research and Standards Group (TRSG) TM have now combined the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software, with an optional advanced training package for the sale of 5 or more licenses, to ensure that training is available for the technical operators who will be responsible for the setup, collection, analysis, and maintenance of the software and hardware components.

Kestrel TSCM Training and Certification

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Training can be arranged at our Canadian Resident Training Centre (RTC) TM, our Red Deer Training Centre (RDTC)TM , or any other suitable location worldwide, including closed door, on-site training at your own secure facility.

Standard formats include a 3-day and 5-day training package, however, custom training can be arranged to meet end-users requirements.

Our approach takes advantage of our Classroom Management System (CMS), providing each participant with a powerful Signal Hound work-station, with network access to other receivers during the training for a unique learn and participate approach.

The cost of the training is dependent on the number of licenses and anticipated number of participants, as well as any anticipated training logistics, and the cost is combined as a complete software and training package for the purpose of procurement as a single budget solution. 

Contact Paul D Turner, TSS TSI at pdturner@pdtg.ca  for further information.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Tuesday July 04, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | International Distribution Opportunities

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is looking for additional international distribution partners to promote the Kestrel TSCM Professional Software competitively, in new and developing technical security markets globally.

Kestrel has become a leading professional level, TSCM specific application with sales in 29 countries, and is now expanding exponentially in the global market place.

The Kestrel brand is established, as a Canadian developed product, and is well respected across North America and throughout Europe and is taking a leading role within a modern moving target threat model in numerous other countries.

Kestrel is well respected and widely deployed as a TSCM, SIGINT, and Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) resource for challenging deployment, and mission critical applications, and is backed up by excellent technical support and technical operator certification training.

Kestrel is suitable for a wide range of corporate security and national security interests, including RF based technical security applications, within government, law-enforcement, protective services, military, corrections, and regulatory entities, across a wide range of end-user expectations, such as defensive electronic countermeasures, counter-terrorism, and counter-espionage objectives.

PDTG Inc., has developed unique antenna sensors and power line monitoring hardware, and currently supports a wide range of industry significant Software Defined Radio (SDR) hardware from leading manufacture's spanning several countries.

Our training is routinely conducted in Canada, France, Belgium, United Kingdom, United States of America and other international destinations.

If you believe that you might be interested in joining the Kestrel distribution team, please contact Paul D Turner, TSS TSI at pdturner@pdtg.ca  or visit www.kestreltscm.com further information.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Thursday June 29, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM Professional Software | Recording and Storage

In a modern moving target threat model, it is essential to record all aspects of the ambient RF spectrum environment, for the purpose of real-time and post analytical analysis.

Equipment resources that do not provide the ability of to properly record the spectra, or provide powerful IQ samples for post analytical playback, or fail to facilitate long-term storage requirements, are essentially obsolete, within today's modern moving target threat model, and no longer meet an acceptable level of due-diligence.

Basic screen-shots and signal lists, are not an acceptable substitute for a detailed trace by trace recording and playback capability.

Likewise, the deployment of expensive, primary equipment resources that are not specifically designed for long-term operational deployment, in a dual or multiple receiver capacity, for a period of 30 days, 60 days, or even 90 days, is an unproductive exercise.

Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM requires that the technical operator implement a balanced approach that includes periodic physical sweeps, in combination with modern RSSM TM techniques, including 360 degree facility baseline analytics.

Attempting to deploy resources that are not suitable for the intended application significantly increases the operator's liability, and lowers the Probability of Detection (POD), placing the end-user at further risk of an undetected technical compromise.

The Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software, when combined with one, or more suitable Software Defined Radio (SDR) receivers is required to make an informed analysis, as to whether or not, any particular signal event is potentially hostile in nature.

This is very difficult to accomplish with a single primary equipment resource for the required or recommended extended deployment time.

It is essential that the technical operator maintain previous spectrum data plots in a playback capable format, from previous physical electronic sweeps, and other data, such as external reference plots, and IQ samples of significant events.

If you have questions about temporary or permanent in-place monitoring, give us a call to discuss your requirements and expectations.

It is important to get all the facts, before you make a decision to about the best equipment resources for your applications whether you are an end-user, or professional services provider. 

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Sunday June 25, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM Professional Software | Kestrel 3D Energy Probe (KEP)

As many of you are likely aware, there are very limited options available when it comes to properly evaluating the power lines and other conductive elements that may contain intentional and unintentional radiation, in the form of conducted intelligence, or simply emitting as an unintentional radiator that may provide traffic analysis opportunities for the attacker.

Many of you have been asking for a low cost, user friendly solution to accomplish advanced power line evaluation and qualification, of existing power line isolation and filtering, including the validation of harmonic filters often installed on modern electrical infrastructure.

Our Technical Research and Standards Group (TSRG) TM took up the challenge, and have now developed a unique power line analysis module for use with the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software to accomplish advanced capture and analysis of the power infrastructure.

Power line monitoring can be established on a 24 / 7 / 365 basis, as a sensor input along side the spectrum monitoring capability, to establish powerful analytical intelligence, from Over-the-Air (OTA) RF, Power Line Carrier (PLC), and Broadband Power Line (BPL) threats.

The Kestrel ® 3D Energy Probe (KEP) TM permits direct testing of virtually any conductive surface, including power lines, telephone network, Analog, Digital, VoIP and infrastructure based cabling for HVAC, and most other conductive surfaces for real-time, direct analytical coupling to the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software via the mission specific, Software Defined Radio (SDR) hardware such as the Signal Hound (BB60C) Spectrum Analyzer and RF Recorder.

The Kestrel ® 3D Energy Probe (KEP) TM is both an inductive and direct couple, Near-Field energy probe, designed to extract signal level emissions for analysis.

Power Line Carrier (PLC) and Broadband Power Line (BPL) profiles have been developed and are included for use at the software level, to facilitate capture, playback, storage, and real-time or post capture analysis.

The Kestrel 3D ® Energy Probe (KEP) TM also contains a unique inductive, non-contact detection component, for use, when it is not desirable, or perhaps not safe to connect the probe directly to an electrical source.

Our initial production release is scheduled for early mid-August 2017.

Advance orders are now being accepted for the initial production release, please contact our office for details and information.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Thursday June 22, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Facts Vs Myths | The Reality About SDR AdvantagesKestrel TSCM Professional Software | Signal Honud SDR

The question of portability seems to be the only remaining argument against the powerful, low cost, modern sweep tools, which have been dominating the industry for some time worldwide, as new technology leads the way to powerful advancements in combating economic espionage.

To dispel somewhat misleading and seemingly uninformed information, which I can only assume is designed to discourage technical operators from venturing into the fascinating world of Software-Defined Radio (SDR), I would like to highlight the following factual information.

First, I would like to point out a number of exciting key advantages, and modern deployment techniques that highlight, not only the realized key operational advantages and new business opportunities, but also bring promise of new revenue streams that can be realized, only with low cost SDR solutions.

A single primary equipment resource can be replaced with Software Defined Radio (SDR) system at a ratio of 3 to 1 or even 5 to 1 leading the way for scalability and flexibility in deployment of multiple systems, supporting new and recurring revenue streams, in a modern moving target threat model.

Fact | The Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software, running on a 13 inch tablet computer, with the highest screen resolution on the market, referred to as the KestrelPrey III TM | Advanced RF Locator, is equipped with a powerful Signal Hound BB60C (9 kHz to 6 GHz) Spectrum Analyzer and RF Recorder, running at 24 GHz per second, or   6 GHz, 4 times every second, and is attached to the back of the tablet computer via Velcro, equipped with a unique near-field table top, Omni-Directional antenna that can instantly convert to a pistol-grip, dual polarized  Log-Periodic Antenna (LPA) for signal localization, is unsurpassed for typical operator assisted sweeps, collection, capture, long-term managed Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM, and is decidedly, an all-in-one solution that can be utilized as a walk-about direction-finder, interference hunter, and easily reconfigured for a wide variety of mission specific applications at all known and developing threat levels.

Fact | There is no need or requirement for a secondary broadband detector, as the technical operator can immediately transition from tabletop collection to walk-about direction-finding, all on a 2.25 pound, high resolution touch screen enabled tablet computer, with receiver attached. The advantages are clear! Software Defined Radio (SDR) hardware is powerful and simple to operate. There is also no need to carry around a large laptop, tuner, multiple antennas, antenna switches, or external A/D digitizers, as some would have you believe. Frankly, SDR technology can do it all, from operator assisted TSCM, to advanced direction-finding, interference analysis, and so-called in-place monitoring, referred to as Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM, as defined under the TSB 2000 (Technical) Standard TM. There is no requirement to drag around an AC\DC convertor, and there is no need to setup, and transition, to a secondary equipment resource, and there is no requirement to carry a significantly heavier spectrum analyzer around  the target facility. Simply utilize the KestrelPrey III TM to locate the emitter, without the need to capture multiple comparative traces.

Fact | Today's fast bursting signals must be located swiftly and accurately, with many of the bursts appearing at different amplitudes, across the same location, and cannot always be correlated or associated with distance from the emitter, making trace comparative confusing, difficult or impossible, as a higher level burst will draw the operator to a false conclusion with respect to the location of the device. It is far better for an experienced technical operator to utilize continuous real-time signal levels to locate the emitter, even if the signal is bursting. Room level trace comparative is time consuming and simply not necessary, or recommended when dealing with a small to medium size target area, and with modern signal types that exhibit complex peak amplitude bursts and varying characteristics. Also, technologies such as Zigbee, Bluetooth, DECT 6.0, Wi-Fi and other types of signals found in a modern work environment, will be emanating from 360 degrees around the target area, adjacent too the target area, above and below the target area, and again, trace comparative can prove to be misleading, and very time consuming. In a world of fantasy and wishful thinking, we can all go back to 1970's when analog signals ruled the earth, or as a professional technical operator, you can venture into a modern world of powerful SDR technology.

Fact | The Kestrel Log-Periodic (KLP) TM, directional antenna, allows the technical operator to locate the    emitter quickly and precisely, in sweep mode, demodulation mode, utilizing the FFT demodulation visualizer, or   a real-time IF Broadband (IFB) TM mode, with all the display, sweep, capture, locate, and analyze tools, right at your finger tips. The advantage of being able to record IQ samples, provides powerful analytical and evidentiary data. All spectrum data is written to the local or network storage drive, and is available for post analysis and review, as well as long-term storage.

Fact | Cost is another extremely powerful consideration that the technical operator must consider. Using the KestrelPrey III TM | Advanced RF Locator, as an example, at a cost of $11,500.00 CAD ($8,639.95 USD) as of June 22, 2017 based on the Bank of Canada USD exchange rate. We encourage you to consider the 3 to 1 cost factor, against other competitive equipment resources that are available on the market, and do a direct cost correlation along with the key features and advantages of each product being considered. It must also be remembered that adding a second receiver to an existing system, adds only the cost of the receiver, allowing scalability as requirements change.

Fact | Consider that the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software supports Multiple Receiver Operation (MRO) TM, and is Dual Receiver Operator (DRO) TM ready, under a single Kestrel ® software license, across multiple computers, as may be required. This means that you can generate new and recurring revenue streams, and significantly enhance the Probability of Detection (POD) for the end-user, by establishing powerful new business strategies, in Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM as part of a modern, moving target threat model, simply by adding low cost SDR receivers to an existing system. Deploying expensive Spectrum Analyzers that are perhaps a primary equipment resource for your business, when multiple locations must be monitored, and other client's must be provided with professional services, is simply not practical, or cost effective. SDR technology, not only leads the way to a more sophisticated TSCM approach, it is replacing obsolete business models and concepts worldwide.

If you need more information about dispelling the myths regarding the real value and key advantages of Software Defined Radio (SDR), please check out the following documents;

 | Specifications and Feature Guide |

 | Key Features Presentation |

 | Competitive Comparative Chart |

 | The Art and Science of Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM)

There are many clear advantages to moving to a low cost, full featured, scalable, multi-tasking ready, equipment resource, and we encourage you to consider the facts and see the myths for what they are.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Monday June 19, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

FAQ | USB-C | Need Extra USB 3.0 or Gigabit LAN Ports?

USB-C port connectivity supports a wide range of powerful connection options that significantly enhance the deployment of the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software.

USB-C | Gigabit LAN | Kestrel TSCMThere are several excellent USB-C modules that add extra USB 3.0, Gigabit LAN ports, HDMI, and USB-C pass-through ability.

During our on-going lab and field deployment testing, additional USB-C devices are being added to the "approved for use with Kestrel ® list".

These devices do not require any special configuration and are play and play compatible with the latest version of the Windows OS.

If your machine is equipped with a USB-C port, we would encourage that you make use of the technology, even as a primary resource, or as a secondary port for dual or multiple receiver operation. If you are considering a new laptop, I would encourage you to confirm the presence of a USB-C port.

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software does not require any special drivers of interface technology to take advantage of the USB-C technology, it is simple plug-and-play capability that extends your professional deployment options

Please contact the Technical Support Group (TSG) for information and technical advise on system configurations and hardware connectivity options.

Kestrel remains the only budget friendly, full featured TSCM specific application sold in 29 countries worldwide, protecting corporations and national security interests.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Thursday June 15, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

FAQ | Regarding USB-C capability

With the appearance of USB-C connectivity on laptops and on our powerful (recommended) micro-PC resources for Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM), we have been receiving a number of technical support inquiries regarding the compatibility of USB-C technology for use with the very popular Signal Hound BB60C Spectrum Analyzer and RF Recorder and for the anticipated SM200A pending release in the next couple of months.

The answer is yes, it is possible to utilize the USB-C capability, with the main advantage being the higher port current ratings over USB 3.0 ports.

All that is required is a simple USB-C to USB 3.0 adapter to make the transition between the host computer and the USB 3.0 Signal Hound receiver.

Kestrel USB-C SupportDuring our extensive lab and field deployment testing, performance was determined to be significantly enhanced across single, dual, and multiple receiver deployment.

If your machine is equipped with a USB-C port, we would encourage that you make use of the technology, even as a primary resource, or as a secondary port for dual or multiple receiver operation.

There are a number of USB-C to USB 3.0 adapters available, all for under $10.00 CAD.

There are also a number of more complex USB-C adapters adding multiple USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, DVI, VGA, and bi-directional power capability, as well.

USB-C | Kestrel TSCM | Signal Hound

These devices range in price from $65.00 to $95.00 CAD and have the advantage of adding multiple display monitors for professional TSCM and SIGINT applications.

These larger combination units support external power capability for charging and supplementing the available operating current of the connected hardware.

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software does not require any special drivers of interface technology to take advantage of the USB-C technology, it is simple plug-and-play capability that extends your professional deployment options.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Sunday June 11, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | Kestrel Virtual Reality (KVR)  | OPT KVR

The milestones just keep coming!

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is pleased to announce the first ever, TSCM based augmented Kestrel Virtual Reality Vision (KVR) TM module, for enhanced operator situation awareness, and to aid in signal source localization.

Kestrel Virtual Reality (KVR)PDTG Inc., and the Technical Research and Standards Group (TRSG) TM have been working on a KVR TM option since early 2016, and are pleased to have a working solution ready for official release in August 2017.

The OPT KVR module allows the operator maintain an eyes-on and heads-up posture, while observing the the spectra in either normal sweep mode, or our new IF Broadband (IFB) TM  mode, which minimizes the requirement for a secondary equipment resource, such as a broadband detector.

Our augmented Kestrel Virtual Reality (KVR) TM solution is designed around the KestrelPrey III TM | Advanced RF Locator framework.

Our augmented Kestrel Virtual Reality (KVR) TM solution, will also work with any host computer or tablet, running the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software.

There are many more announcements coming in the next few months, so stay tuned!

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Monday June 04, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

London Terror Attack | Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | London UK

Thank you for all the emails and text messages, checking in on our team, which is currently deployed in the UK again this past week.

For those who are in the know, it is likely not a surprise that we are often deployed to areas of the world, where terrorist acts are more common occurrences.

For those of you asking, "where we will be traveling to, before you book your vacations", all I can say, is "good idea"!

The support is always appreciated, even when the message states "there is no need for satellite messenger reports, we just follow the news to locate you", or a "search of the news archives is your travel log, for the past several years.

Ironically, all are accurate statements...

The following image was captured by our team the morning following the London attack.

Kestrel in London | London Terror Attack

Yes, as noted by many of you, we have been in Paris, Belgium, and London "mostly, but not always" by coincidence during many of the latest terrorist attacks, on assignment providing direct support for the security apparatus, or actively deploying the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | Signals Intelligence Support System (SISS) TM in the protective support role, typically on short notice, worldwide.

Our mobile Tactical Support Unit (TSU), typically can be deployed and operational in less that 24 hours from wheels up to achieve full active deployment worldwide.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Saturday May 27, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | ThinkRF R5500 at CANSEC 2017

The recently released ThinkRF R5500 Software Defined Radio (SDR) receiver, brings significant value to the TSCM and RSSM TM market, with a industry significant 100 kHz to 27 GHz Range of Interest (ROI), sweeping the entire range on average, in approximately 1.87 seconds.

The entire ROI can be swept at 10 kHz RBW, making it both fast, and capable of excellent Probability of Intercept (POI) when deployed as a primary operator assisted, or unattended monitoring resource.

The Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software support profile, adds a new and very powerful dimension in TSCM, RSSM TM, ELINT, and SIGINT applications, with dynamic synchronization, multiple receiver support for unprecedented deployment capability, with new powerful features, such as with the introduction of Kestrel-net TM, developed around a modern moving target threat model.

ELINT SIGINT TSCM RF Spectrum Analysis

There are three (3) significant SIGINT findings in the above Waterfall Plot. If you cannot identify or resolve the following, we offer an excellent Technical Analyst Certification (TAC) TM training program.
1 | What is the type of modulation present in the above plot? The frequency range is 915 MHz to 928 MHz.
2 |  What is the significance of the spectra on the 4th channel from the right?
3 | What is the significance of the channel activity primarily across the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd channels?

Kestrel TSCM ® is a powerful mission critical component that adapts well to a rapidly changing deployment environment, to include operator assisted, Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM), unattended, Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM, and another industry first, live real-time multiple location streaming with the introduction of a new Autonomous Measurement and Collection Sub-System (AMCS) TM architecture.

If you are attending CANSEC 2017, we invite you you drop by out exhibit booth 527 for a live demonstration of the ThinkRF R5500 receiver, and the powerful Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software combination.

Kestrel ® has become the must have, choice of many professional technical operators worldwide, as a low cost, budget friendly resource, and the most comprehensive TSCM specific application available.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Tuesday May 23, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | What You Need to Know!

The Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software is decidedly developed around a modern moving target threat model, to include operator assisted, Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM), unattended, Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM, and another industry first, live real-time multiple location streaming with powerful features, such as our Autonomous Measurement and Collection Sub-System (AMCS) TM architecture.

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is a recognized leader in providing cost effective, highly scalable, advanced Software Defined Radio (SDR) for TSCM and a host of SIGINT applications, including Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM worldwide.

Kestrel - Leading TSCM Software

Kestrel TSCM ® is a powerful mission critical component that adapts well to a rapidly changing deployment environment, created by sudden world events, such as barricaded hostage scenarios, terrorism, targeted state-sponsored economic espionage, and other criminal activities.

Our ability to bring real-world, operator focused solutions to both the private and public sector, has resulted in a new methodology and technical approach, to deal head on, with seemingly complex problems without viable solutions.

It has been said that, "there is no problem, unless there is a solution", which ironically best describes the success of the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software approach by solving real-world problems for which there were no apparent solutions.

Our policy is to think outside the box and do the impossible, utilizing our vast networked experience, and find solutions to complex problems at the technical operator level and essentially place the technical operator back in control of the analytical process.

Kestrel is therefore, always considered to be a work in progress, as new ground-breaking features and functionality are just around the corner, pending release.

We have watched during the past 8 years as many of the major industry players, have craftily rebranded their business models to compete with the innovative, low-cost, Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software, and adapting our concepts and wording to their own marketing.

Now, with the introduction of Kestrel-net TM, Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is now playing in their ponds, with powerful SDR resources suitable for deployment at the national security apparatus level globally.

There are three (3) real-world components to mastering the ambient RF spectrum environment:

Powerful, equipment resources that adapt to a modern moving target threat model. A ladder and flashlight simply do not get the job done...

A technical operator that understands the immense value of on-going, real-world training and certification at the operator level...

A willingness to explore and embrace a new methodology, technology, and recognize that professional level resources and strategies are required...

Under the TSB 2000 (Technical) Standard TM, the above principles are core elements in the success of developing and deploying, methods and techniques that significantly increase the Probability of Detection (POD) across the widest scope of experience.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Sunday May 21, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM Professional Software | Kestrel-net TM | Actionable RF Intelligence

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is a recognized leader in providing advanced Software Defined Radio (SDR) for TSCM and SIGINT applications, including Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM worldwide.

Our ability to bring real-world, operator focused solutions to both the private and public sector has resulted in a new methodology and technical approach to deal head on, with seemingly complex problems without viable solutions.

Our policy is to do the impossible and find solutions to these complex problems at the technical operator level and essentially place the technical operator back in control of the analytical process.

We are pleased to announce Kestrel-net TM as a powerful extension of the Kestrel ® brand, as one of the most powerful concepts developed for professional deployment in law-enforcement, government, military and national security apparatus, utilized for real-time, live TCP/IP streaming across multiple geographical locations.

Kestrel-net Annoucement

The Kestrel-net TM concept is possible as a direct result of recognized scientific research and development conducted by our Technical Research and Standards Group (TRSG) TM, bringing an entirely new level of sophisticated simplicity to solve complex spectrum problems faced by government and military operators in the field.

Kestrel-net TM is now available, and advantages the powerful Autonomous Measurement and Collection Sub-System (AMCS) TM, and a number of existing key features, such as the Automatic Export Control (AEC), Dynamic Alert Annunciator (DAA), Triggered IQ Capture and Recording, and Time Differential Signal Analysis (TDSA).

Please visit us at CANSEC 2017 for a live demonstration of the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software, as well as the Signal Hound and ThinkRF SDR hardware.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Saturday May 06, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM Professional Software

The competition tells its potential customers that the problem with the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software, is that it finds too many signals - Inexplicably Ironic!

Kestrel ® is a highly evolved TSCM specific, operator centric SDR application, and we make no apologies for the advanced capability of this industry disruptive, standards based capability, in meeting evolving challenges of technical operators, working in the private sector, and within the national security apparatus, who are faced with a modern moving target threat model, in combating the growing threats of cyber-espionage, the threat of terrorism, and the devastating effect of state sponsored economic-espionage.

The Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software is not designed as a simplistic desktop spectrum analyzer, offering limited capability, but rather, Kestrel ® engages, and brings the professional technical operator back into the equation, with powerful innovation, and many, never before seen standard included features and functionality.

The experience and real world needs of professional level technical operators like you, drive the future of the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software development process.

New features added for first quarter of 2017 (so far) include:

1 | Automatic Export Control (AEC) TM with support for both Periodic and Triggered Export.

2 | Triggered IQ Capture, Recording and Playback with multiple formats supported, across Single Receiver Operation (SRO) TM, and Dual Receiver Operation (DRO) TM.

3 | Operator Defined IQ Capture, Recording and Playback with IQ Looping for analytical analysis.

4 | FFT based Audio Spectral Density Display (ASD) TM

5 | Time Differential Signal Analysis (TDSA) TM permitting single location Differential Signal Analysis (DSA) based on time.

6 | Real-time IF Broadband (IFB) TM mode, across the entire hardware dependent, Intermediate Frequency (IF) bandwidth with support from 240 kHz to 160 MHz

7 | RSSI Trending display to assist in signal Signal of Interest (SOI) location activities

8 | Autonomous Measurement and Collection Sub-System (AMCS) TM.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Friday May 05, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC 2018)

The13th annual Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC 2018) , a unique industry event that  is attended by Canadian, and international participants, is confirmed to run from Tuesday April 24, 2018 to Thursday April 26, 2018.

CTSC presenters are industry professionals who are not afraid to confront and tackle difficult technical security subject matter, and impart a wide range of knowledge for the delegates attending the CTSC event.

CTSC 2017 has become the gathering place for technical security professionals who understand and embrace professional development, from both the public and provide sector.

The Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) is the only long running conference event focused on building a strong private sector industry or manufacturers, service providers, and a component of educating the general public bout the importance of physical security, privacy matters, technical security, and audio acoustic security.

The display and demonstration of new and existing products, powerful subject matter presentations, equipment training, and the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals, is all found at the Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC).

We are encouraged by the contribution of a few, that are willing to provide their time and expertise to strengthen the counter-espionage, aims goals, and objectives in building a stronger national security apparatus globally in the face of terrorism, state sponsored espionage and cyber-security related attacks.

If you would like to present or exhibit at CTSC 2018 please contact cfairbrother@pdtg.ca or pdturner@pdtg.ca to reserve a place at Canada's only TSCM focused Technical Security (TSEC) conference.

Looking forward to seeing you at CTSC 2018!

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Thursday April 27, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC)

The12th annual Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC 2017) , a unique industry event attended by Canadian, and international participants. CTSC 2017 has become the gathering place for technical security professionals who understand and embrace professional development opportunity, from both the public and provide sector.

This year marks the successful conclusion of the only long running conference event focused on building a strong private sector industry or manufacturers, service providers, and a component of educating the general public bout the importance of physical security, privacy matters, technical security, and audio acoustic security.

The display and demonstration of new and existing products, powerful subject matter presentations, equipment training, and the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals, is all found at the Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC).

CTSC presenters are industry
professionals who are not afraid to confront and tackle difficult technical security subject matter, and impart a wide range of knowledge for the delegates attending the CTSC event.

The dates have been set for the 13th annual Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC 2018) at NAV Center in Cornwall Ontario from Tuesday April 24, 2018 to Thursday April 26, 2018.

I would like to personally thank all those in attendance and who volunteered their time and expertise, contributing to the on-going success of the conference.

Our theme this year was A World of Opportunity - On Both Sides, reflecting the ease of which state players are able to conduct espionage and the difficulty the security apparatus experiences in combating economic-espionage worldwide.


We are encouraged by the contribution of a few, that are willing to provide their time and expertise to strengthen the counter-espionage, aims goals, and objectives in building a stronger national security apparatus globally in the face of terrorism, state sponsored espionage and cyber-security related attacks.

Thank you for your support this year! Hope to see you at CTSC 2018!

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Tuesday April 25, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC)

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., completed the first day of the 3 day, 12th annual CTSC 2017 event with an impressive line-up to industry professionals will to tackle difficult technical security subject matter, and impart a wide range of knowledge for the delegates attending this years conference.

In attendance this year, the CTSC has attracted private sector and public sector participants from across the country and around the globe.

We are encouraged by the contribution of a few, that are willing to provide their time and expertise to strengthen the counter-espionage, aims goals, and objectives in building a stronger national security apparatus globally in the face of terrorism, state sponsored espionage and cyber-security related attacks.

Thank you for your support this year!

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Thursday April 06, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | IF Broadband (IFB) Feature

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is pleased to announce a powerful new software development milestone, pending official release.

Our latest feature, includes a new Intermediate Frequency (IF) runtime mode feature, referred to as, the IF Broadband (IFB) TM mode, and permits the technical operator to create an independent runtime environment as a spectrum band tab, and deployed in a real-time IFBW (IFB) up to the maximum bandwidth of the the SDR hardware utilized.

This advanced feature is not part of the Demodulation Visualizer control group as might be expected, but rather, is displayed in real-time on the standard user-interface.

This method of implementation brings significant new capability for professional level deployment of the software, with all of the standard display and navigational controls available in IFB mode.

For example, full integration and interaction with the Dynamic Alert Annunciator (DAA) TM, and the Automatic Export Control (AEC) TM | OPT AEC provide real-time targeted triggering at very high speeds with an Ambient Noise Floor (ANF) that is 20 to 30 dBm lower than realized when running a full band sweep.

The most significant milestone, is the ability to deploy triggered IQ capture, complete spectra and waterfall data captured and written to storage, prior to the appearance of a Signal of Interest (SOI). That is right!Kestrel TSCM Professional Software

The mighty Kestrel ®, has a keen eye, photographic memory, and perhaps just a little physic ability.

The ability to deploy our software in a Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM role, and capture targeted signal level spectra, including triggered IQ for post analysis, or hand-off to an IQ Analyzer, is fully supported.

RF direction finding, for the discrete Signals of Interest (SOI) is fully supported in the IFB mode, making emitter location quick and easy, minimizing the requirement for for additional equipment resources such as a broadband detector.

The ability to visualize the full IF bandwidth (IFBW) of the SDR hardware, without the need to transition to another equipment resource is essential in a modern moving target threat model.

The current support level of our IFB feature is 160 MHz of real-time, IF Bandwidth (IFBW), which is SDR hardware dependent.

The Signal Hound BB60C has 27 MHz of real-time IFBW, and the Tektronix RSA306B has 40 MHz IFBW.

The ThinkRF R5500 has 100 MHz IFBW (Standard), and 160 MHz IFBW (Optional).

The Signal Hound SM200A (pending official release) will support 160 MHz IFBW as a standard feature. Contact our office for additional information about this product.

The Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software is an advanced resource that is designed from the ground upward to meet the exacting demands of corporate security, government, law-enforcement, national security apparatus, and military end-users worldwide.
 

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Thursday March 16, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Autonomous Measurement Collection System (AMCS) | Sub-System

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is pleased to confirm that our Technical Research and Standards Group (TRSG) TM has developed a new and powerful disruptive Software Defined Radio (SDR) capability deep within the coding architecture of the the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software.

Autonomous Measurement Collection System (AMCS) TM | Component within the Kestrel TSCM ®  Professional Software allows the application to operate “headless” in an embedded computing environment.

This is perhaps described as one of the most powerful features ever developed for professional development requirements and is configured from a Kestrel Configuration Script (KCS) TM file located within the application installation directory.

The Kestrel ® application will create all the project files and necessary configuration, to be able to immediately begin runtime collection activity.

Client applications may be connected to the Kestrel ® software via a TCP/IP socket interface connection, to obtain the extracted data stream, and basic configuration information from the Kestrel ® application.

Limited control is also offered to client applications.

The AMCS comprises of a powerful sub-system within the Kestrel ® application.

This sub-system is enabled when Kestrel is started with a valid Activation Security Key (ASK) TM that contains the “AMCS” capability.

On initial connection of a receiver to Kestrel ® , a license key request will be generated in the form of a Challenge and Response (CRC) TM code, and presented to the technical operator.

When the CRC code is provided to the Technical Support (TSG) of Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., this will be converted into an Activation Security Key (ASK) TM license enabling the AMCS capability.

This Activation Security Key (ASK) TM may then be installed into Kestrel ® , enabling that instance of Kestrel ® on that machine and receiver, to operate with the AMCS capability.

Only one (1) receiver on a subject machine requires an AMCS key to enable AMCS operation across all receivers operating with that instance of Kestrel ® .

The AMCS sub-system allows Kestrel ® to be operated in a stand-alone fashion.

A configuration file allows autonomous collection to be set up and initiated on application start.

Client applications can then connect to Kestrel ® and obtain a continuous data feed for the specified bands or channels of interest.

Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) | Setting up a kestrel ® instance and receiver at a remote location, permits a continuous monitoring data feed, can be obtained at a remote location. Kestrel ® , operating in this mode is suitable for operation on an embedded PC platform, providing a low-cost and very powerful remote monitoring solution.

Data Feed Integration | The remote feed configuration, utilizes an open "xml" style format allowing easy integration with additional data feeds to provide a richer data stream, and synthesizing multiple sources into a single data feed.

Alarm and Alerting Integration | The integration of the AMCS capabilities with the unique alarm and alerting architecture within Kestrel ® , provides the capability of obtaining RSSM TM data, when specific events of interest occur within the ambient RF spectrum environment, thereby reducing the data transmission load and providing advanced actionable intelligence relating to spectral activity.

Distributed (Managed) Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM | Integrating multiple instances of Kestrel ® with AMCS and integrating their independent data feeds, powerful RSSM TM solutions can be easily implemented at the facility level, or across national and international geographical locations.

Black Box Integration | The ability to utilize RF spectra as a sensory input to an existing black box system, or build powerful analytical solutions can be realized when the AMCS data feed is combined with other sensory inputs, including GPS, speed, altitude, temperature, RF interference, and other required parameters.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Wednesday March 08, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Technical Security Specialist (TSS) Certification | Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC)

Professional Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is pleased to announce the that we will be running our 14-Day Resident Technical Security Specialist (TSS) Certification Program, the embedded 5-Day Kestrel Technical Analyst Certification (TAC) and the 3-Day Kestrel TSCM Professional Software | Technical Operator Certification Program, all leading up to the Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC 2017).

We will also be running Kestrel TSCM Professional Software familiarization training as part of the CTSC 2017 Technical Workshop on the third day of this years conference event.

Technical Security Specialist (TSS) Designate Certification Program

Sunday April 09, 2017 to Sunday April 23, 2016

Learn for about our training and certification at www.pdtg.ca/TSS007.htm

 

Kestrel Technical Analyst Certification (TAC) * Updated for CTSC 2017

Monday April 17, 2017 to Friday April 21, 2017

Learn for about our training and certification at www.pdtg.ca/TSS007.htm

 

Kestrel TSCM Professional Software | Technical Operator Certification * Updated for CTSC 2017

Monday April 17, 2017 to Wednesday April 19, 2017

Learn for about our training and certification at www.pdtg.ca/TSS007.htm

 

Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC 2017)

Tuesday April 25, 2017 to Thursday April 28, 2017

Online registration is open for CTSC 2017 at www.ctsc-canada.com
 

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Tuesday March 07, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | v1.34-11 (Full Installer) Available!

Professional Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is pleased to announce the release of v1.34-11 (Full Installer) of the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software, is now available for download from the PW protected Technical Support Group (TSG) Resource Centre website.

There are also release notes available for online viewing or download as a PDF, describing the major changes since the earlier installer release.

All authorized end-users of the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software are advised to uninstall the current installer from the host computer and install the v1.34-11 (Full Installer) release.

Watch for new software and user manual updates often, to ensure you are utilizing the most current and most advanced software.

This new release includes numerous minor bug fixes and software behavior issues, as well as a couple of major new components, within the application.

The most important of these features is our new Time Differential Signal Analysis (TDSA) feature, permitting the operator to establish both runtime and historical time block comparatives when deployed at a single collection location, spanning hours, days, weeks, or months.

The Mighty Kestrel TSCM Professional SOftwareTDSA can be utilized during runtime collection, or initiated during post event review and analysis.

The other significant feature is the addition and extension of the RSSI Tone Locator (RTL), which provides an amplitude sensitive audio tone for walk-about emitter location, or direction-finding.

There is new additional functionality within the Analog RSSI Visualization control group.

We have added an RSSI Trending Display that makes emitter location a quick and easy task, when utilizing the Kestrel Log-Periodic (KLP) direction-finding kit recently released for sale by Professional Development TSCM Group Inc.

The ability to transition from stationary collection to walk-about direction-finding in real-time, minimizes the requirement for a separate broadband detector, by providing all of the tools necessary to detect, measure, collect, identify, and neutralize unauthorized emitters within the facility or defined target area.

Simply activate the Demodulation Visualizer, pick-up the KestrelPrey II | Advanced RF Locator (or suitable laptop) and track down the emitter, without the need to reconfigure or setup additional equipment resources.
 

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Sunday February 26, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | March 2017 Newsletter | Now Available

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is pleased to announce the release of the March 2017 edition of the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | TSCM Newsletter, is now available for online viewing or download as a PDF file.

The March 2017 edition includes subject matter material on Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM and Part II of Configuring the Noise.

There are technical and tactical advantages to utilizing Software defined Radio (SDR), however, technical operators must develop a new methodology and renewed understanding of the concepts of RF spectrum analysis in a digital age.

The Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software is an advanced resource that is designed from the ground upward to meet the demands of corporate, government, law-enforcement, security apparatus and military end-users worldwide.
 

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Saturday February 25, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM Professional Software | Visit Our Exhibit Booth at DSEI (UK)

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is pleased to announce that our Technical Security Specialists (TSS), Technical Security Instructors (TSI), and Technical Research and Standards Group (TSRG) will introduce and provide live demonstrations of the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software at DSEI (UK) 2017

Please visit our exhibit booth at N3-622 during DSEI 2017. This is your opportunity to learn more about the most the most industry disruptive Software Defined Radio (SDR), TSCM specific technology available worldwide.

DSEI is scheduled to run from September 12, 2017 to September 15, 2017.

Our team will be running software training leading up to DSEI and following DSEI for both new and existing users of the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software. Please contact us directly for specific information about training and familiarization workshops in UK during this period.

PDTG Inc., is committed to the development of Software Defined Radio (SDR) solutions that meet or exceed the expectations at the national security level, and to mitigate state sponsored economic espionage.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Saturday February 18, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Software Programming and Operation Manual (SPOM) | v1.34-32 (Now Available)

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is pleased to announce the official release of an updated Software Programming and Operation Manual (SPOM) is now available for online viewing or download as a PDF file from the password protected Technical Support Group (TSG) Resource Centre website.

This release is a an interim release update, adding the operational details of the Time Differential Signal Analysis (TDSA), IQ Record and Playback, and Automatic Export Control (AEC) | OPT AEC.

PDTG Inc., is committed to the development of Software Defined Radio (SDR) solutions that meet or exceed the expectations at the national security level, and to mitigate state sponsored economic espionage.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Monday February 13, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Journal of International Security | INTERSEC | January 2017

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is pleased to announce that the Journal of International Security, published as INTERSEC Magazine has published an article entitled Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM in the January 2017 issue, authored by Paul D Turner, TSS TSI.

Paul D Turner, explains why a new moving target threat model requires a modernized approach to TSCM, and the article breaks down the false security associated with the myth of POD promoted by some equipment manufacturers and technical operators.

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI is CEO, Technical Security Specialist, Technical Security Instructor at Professional Development TSCM Group Inc.

He has 37 years of experience in delivering TSCM and tactical protective support services to corporate, government, law enforcement, security apparatus, and military clients worldwide, including advanced standards based certification training, and the development of the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software.

Gain a better understanding of the often misleading topic of Probability of Detection (POD) by the numbers, have look at the January issue of INTERSEC Magazine.
 

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Saturday February 11, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | February 2017 Newsletter | Now Available

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is pleased to announce the release of the February 2017 edition of the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software | TSCM Newsletter, is now available for online viewing or download as a PDF file.

The February 2017 edition includes subject matter material on Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM and Part I of Configuring the Noise.

There are technical and tactical advantages to utilizing Software defined Radio (SDR), however, technical operators must develop a new methodology and renewed understanding of the concepts of RF spectrum analysis in a digital age.

The Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software is an advanced resource that is designed from the ground upward to meet the demands of corporate, government, law-enforcement, security apparatus and military end-users worldwide.
 

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Friday February 10, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC 2017) | Registration Open

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is pleased to confirm the Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) 2017 registration process is open for speakers, presenters and participants at www.ctsc-canada.com for the12th annual professional development and conference event.

The CTSC event offers excellent subject matter presentations, and a superb TSCM and Cyber Security focus during the conference,  that includes a light hearted competitive "Bug-Off" event providing real-world technical operators of all skill levels to actively participant, gaining hands-on experience and evaluation of various equipment resources including for the first time the OSCOR Blue TSCM Spectrum Analyzer and the latest KestrelPrey III | Advanced RF Locator recently announced, all but replacing the requirement for a broadband detector.

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., will be a prominent exhibitor again this year, bringing innovation, new ideas and technology to the forefront of the technical security industry.

If you want to bring focus to your TSCM business, exhibiting, speaking, or participating in CTSC 2017 will be a possible and productive experience.

In-fact, the Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) is the longest running, detected TSCM and Cyber Security professional development conference event in Canada, and commands global participation across a wide range of Technical Security (TSEC) and TSCM professionals from government, law-enforcement, military, crown corporations and the private sector entities.

If you are not registered for CTSC, now is the time to plan for your attendance for the 12th annual Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) confirmed to run from Tuesday April 25, 2017 to Thursday April 27, 2017 at NAV CENTRE in Cornwall Ontario.
 

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Friday January 20, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel ® Log-Periodic (KLP) Antenna Kit

Our Technical Research and Standards Group (TRSG) is very pleased to announce that we have now released a new antenna product, designed specifically for the TSCM role.

The Kestrel ® Log Periodic (KLP) antenna kit is yet another example of a Canadian designed and manufactured product, now available under the Kestrel ® brand.

Our ability to change the dynamics of the industry and bring innovative, new low cost products to the TSCM industry, is once again realized with this announcement.

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is strongly committed to advancing the art and science of technical security, through continuous product innovation, industry participation, and are known for implementing a powerful standards based approach to a moving target threat model.

The typical equipment life cycle has significantly decreased from 20 years ago, or even 10 years ago, as equipment manufacturers were not keeping pace with the proliferation of threat technology entering the market place from basic consumer electronics to sophisticated espionage tools.

Many products, simply were modernized from a packaging perspective, with the same obsolete detection electronics under the hood. Unfortunately, is is still happening today with many of the foreign manufactured products.

High cost equipment resources that fail to meet, in many cases, even the basic expected level of design and feature structure have flooded the foreign market place and offer little in the way of innovation, or have features that provide a meaningful impact on the technical security industry.

The KLP kit is an example of dedicated research, extensive testing, careful design and engineering, a powerful multi-tasking capability, travel friendliness, and lower cost.

In-fact, our KLP kit, is 3 to 4 times lower in cost than a number of competitive products that are not even designed for Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM), offer little or no technical training, have extremely poor user manuals, and fail to integrate best practice concepts into the overall design.

Our motto is build it simple, with a full feature design, make it operator centric, travel and budget friendly.

Kestrel Log periodic Antenna Kit | TSCM | SIGINT

The KLP antenna kit is just $795.00 CAD and contains a number of custom engineered components that are packed in a light weight, travel friendly soft pouch that is multi-mission ready, for use during operator assisted TSCM assignments, or for Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM).

The contents of the kit include all of the above components that are designed to provide scalability, flexibility and a wide  range of deployment options. Our durable soft pouch provides additional space for other small antennas, cables and connectors.

Our user-manual provides product set-up and familiarization instructions and as expected provides technical information about the workings of a Log Periodic Antenna (PLA) to gain the most benefit from practical deployment.

The system can be deployed as a stationary  RF spectrum analysis antenna, and quickly transition to a walk-about directional antenna for signal localization, minimizing the requirement for a separate broadband receiver and offer the the technical operator the same signal and reference levels on a familiar display without loss of signal acquisition during the transition.

The advantage of transitioning from a collection mission to a direction finding mission on the same equipment resource and user-interface, takes the complexity out of the picture and returns operational control and efficiency to the technical operator.

The heart of our KLP antenna system is a custom manufactured, proprietary | Quick Connect Mechanism (QCM) | and combination pistol grip and tripod for maximum deployment flexibility.

We are excited to have added a new addition to he KLP kit, which includes a new antenna under the Kestrel ® brand.

The | Kestrel Vision Antenna (KVA) | can be deployed for walk-about direction finding or continuous collection for low profile assignments.

The KVA antenna is provided in the KLP kit as a standard included item.

The KPL kit is an ideal companion for use with the KestrelPrey III | Advanced RF Locator, powered by the award winning, industry leading, Kestrel ® TSCM Professional Software.

The KLP antenna kit can be utilized with any spectrum analyzer or receiver and is terminated with quad shielded low noise cable and a strain relief SMA (M) 50 ohm connector.

The mighty Kestrel ® TSCM Professional Software has been delivering innovation since 2009 with worldwide deployment in 28 countries for the TSCM industry, corporate, government, law-enforcement, military, and the security apparatus.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Monday January 09, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel ® Technical Journal | January 2017 Update

We have posted a new release of the Kestrel ® Technical Journal for online viewing or download as a PDF on the Technical Papers page at http://www.kestreltscm.com/SISS008.htm

This document addresses a number of FAQ relating to the operation of the Kestrel ® TSCM Professional Software.

The mighty Kestrel ® TSCM Professional Software has been delivering innovation since 2009 with worldwide deployment in 28 countries for the TSCM industry, corporate, government, law-enforcement, military and the security apparatus.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Tuesday January 07, 2017

Training and Certification Opportunity | January 29, 2017 to February 12, 2017

Time is running out to register for the up coming training dates.

If you are interested in attending, please contact our office to secure your place in class at our Resident Training Centre (RTC).

There are three (3) primary training paths to consider at Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., depending on each participants background and knowledge.

Whether just starting out or looking for professional development training, the one constant is that no matter your skill level, there is always something new to learn in an industry where virtually every aspect of what we do changes on a daily basis, and last years training is simply last years training.

Kestrel TSCM | Resident Training Centre (RTC)

Keeping pace with a moving target threat level demands new and powerful industry leading resources such as the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software and in-turn requires professional level training to gain the most benefit.

Developing new skill sets and a better understanding of a moving target threat model deployment and methodology is an essential element in achieving and maintaining technical competence, something PDTG Inc., takes very seriously in our training and certification offerings.


Sunday January 30, 2017 to February 12, 2017 |

14-Day | Technical Security Specialist (TSS) | Designate Certification Program | Ideal for those just starting out in the technical security field, and excellent for seasoned professionals looking to modernize their approach to conducting technical security sweeps and inspections. This program covers virtually everything under the banner of technical security and includes the 5-day Technical Analyst Certification (TAC) program, and includes the 3-day Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | Technical Operator Certification training. This extensive program brings significant value in the development of theoretical and operational deployment skills.


Monday January 30, 2017 to Friday February 03, 2017 |

5-Day | Technical Analyst Certification (TAC) | The program is designed for both current technical operators and those individuals and entities considering procurement of the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software. The program not only includes full Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | Operator Certification, but also includes two (2) additional days dedicated to Kestrel Analytics TM as part of the advanced Operator Certification for the Kestrel ® Software, taking participants deep into the capability of the software. Understanding the unique design of the Kestrel ® software in a modern threat environment, is essential to gaining the most benefit from your software investment. Learn how the software can be utilized beyond basic collection and spectrum analysis, with the application of Kestrel Analytics TM.


Monday January 30, 2017 to February 01, 2017 |

3-Day | Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | Technical Operator Certification | This is perhaps the most essential basic training for anyone currently utilizing the Kestrel ® software, or might be anticipating procurement in the future. This program instructs participants based on a new moving target threat model, leaving the competition in the, "that's so 1970's" mind-set that many operators still embrace, believing they only require a flashlight and ladder to conduct their inspections. Software defined Radio (SDR) technology has radically disrupted the old, out-date and obsolete threat model, essentially left over from the cold-war era. There are significant new offensive RF methods and techniques being utilized by individuals and state sponsored players, conducting illegal economic espionage, and it is essential that technical operators place greater importance on identifying and validating the presence of all RF signatures present within the target area over time. Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM is the only means available to do this effectively. The Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software has proven to be an industry disruptive technology, with a fresh approach that focuses on a modernized global threat model, and the reality of Probability of Detection (POD) by the numbers, as part of a new approach to Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM), supplemented with Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM .

Technical Security Specialist (TSS) | Training Opportunity

2017 is an excellent year to plan on attending any on our modern, technically advanced, instructor led classroom oriented, training and certification programs. Our training extends your professional credibility in a rapidly changing Technical Security (TSEC) industry, and perhaps more importantly, a modern moving target global threat model.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Tuesday January 03, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Time Differential Signal Analysis (TDSA)

We have been diligently testing the pre-release TDSA feature this past week at our Research and Development Training Centre (RDTC) in Alberta.

During one (1) of our many pre-release experiments, we established a runtime Trace Limit Alarm of 200,000 traces, or (approximately 13 hours of collection) from 9 kHz to 6 GHz at 20 kHz RBW.

After collection terminated on trace limit alarm, the TDSA filter was applied from 0000 hours in 30 minute TDSA time blocks, clearly identifying a curious 200 kHz signal event at 3.1926 GHz, within a defined number of time blocks from | 0100 - 0130 | 0300 - 0330 | 0500 - 0530 | 0700 - 0730 | 0900 - 0930 | 1100 - 1130 |.

The result is precisely what our Time Differential Signal Analysis (TDSA) milestone was designed and engineered to achieve, by adding a new capability to the Kestrel Analytics TM methodology.

The pattern is clearly identifiable as a burst transmission that appeared a regular intervals every 2 hours between 0100 and 1100 hours, at | 0100 | 0300 | 0500 | 0700 | 0900 | 1100 | within a 30 minute TDSA window.

The technique of reapplying the TDSA Filter can be utilized to further refine the signal event burst time line for even greater time line accuracy.

The 30 minute | PERIOD | or TDSA Filter of 30 minutes, dynamically captures all peak data within the applied filter and builds a TDSA comparative trace.

Time Differential Signal Analysis (TDSA) Kestrel TSCM

The above TDSA plot image represents a 30 minute TDSA filter, utilized to generate a trace level comparative, based on time, rather than location.

Selecting specific TDSA ICONS allows the operator to analyze a single location, extended runtime session, against operator defined time blocks and generate trace level comparative trace data.

The above TDSA plot image represents a clear pattern of bursts that only appear every two (2) hours as indicated by technical operator enabled | TDSA ICONS | representing the Signal of Interest (SOI).

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Monday January 02, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Advanced Signal Intelligence Database (ASID) | FCC FDB Updated

We have posted the most recent FCC Database files for use with the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software within the Technical Support Group (TSG) Resource Centre.

These files are allocated by state and can be downloaded for your area or areas of operation.

This is particularly important if your are working adjacent or near the boarder of another state. It is possible to load any number of FDB files to cover multiple geographical deployment areas.

Advanced Signal Intelligence Database (ASIS)

The above image represents a single frequency entry as defined from the collection location, providing the distance to the station, bearing to and from the station and expected free space power calculations and other relevant information.

The target can be plotted on a standard map, satellite, or street view for comprehensive analytical review.

You log in to the main TSG website, or follow the direct help link from within the software under the | HELP | menu to access the site with your username and password.

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is fully committed to advancing national security effectiveness, through the application of years of combined field experience, dedication, scientific research, and by delivering innovative technology and powerful methodology to the security apparatus.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Monday January 02, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel Tactical Drop Kit (TDK) | TDK-6000

We are very pleased to announce the immediate availability of a new and exciting spectrum monitoring product, under the Kestrel ® umbrella.

The TDK-6000 is designed for tactical intercept scenarios at the law-enforcement and national security level, and for a wide of Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) deployment requirements.

Kestrel TSCM | National SecurityThe Kestrel ® Tactical Drop Kit (TDK) | TDK-6000 is a powerful spectrum monitoring platform, supporting remote managed, mission specific, quick deployment, as a Signal Intelligence Support System (SISS) TM for Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM applications.

The TDK-6000 is powered by the Mighty Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software running on latest Intel i7 6770 HQ 2.6 GHz Processor, with 16 GB RAM and 1 TB SSD.

The TDK-6000 was build for tactical deployment, protective operations support, and TSCM applications for Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM , and can be deployed for special events, off-site meetings and conferences, planning and strategy meetings, labor negotiations, hostage scenarios, and other unique mission oriented requirements.

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is fully committed to advancing national security effectiveness, through the application of years of combined field experience, dedication, scientific research, and by delivering innovative technology and powerful methodology to the security apparatus.

For additional information, please visit http://www.kestreltscm.com/SISS016.htm to view online, or download a PDF marketing specification sheet.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Sunday January 01, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM Newsletter | January 2017 Edition

The January 2017 edition of the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software newsletter is now available for online viewing or download as a PDF file.

Back copies of our monthly newsletter are also available for 2016 and 2015, as well as other technical papers and information.

Kestrel TSCM Newsletter

Our newsletter tackles a wide range of subject matter articles and information about the capabilities and advances in Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM , as an essential technology based component utilized to enhance the probability of Detection (POD) in a modern, moving target threat model.

We hope that you enjoy reading our newsletters, and encourage readers to submit comments and suggestions for future articles.

For additional information, please visit http://www.kestreltscm.com/SISS004.htm to view online, or download a PDF marketing specification sheet.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Sunday January 01, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

2017 Professional Development Summary | A Year of Opportunity!

2016 was a very busy year for PDTG Inc., with assignments, across Canada, France, United Kingdom, United states of America, Belgium, Sweden, and Singapore in support of corporate, government, law-enforcement, military, and national security apparatus globally.

2016 was also extremely busy for sales and support of the the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software, now flying high in 27 countries worldwide.

We ended our news and information briefings for 2016, stressing the importance of the requirement, recognition and understanding of the necessity to respond to a new, and rapidly changing global threat model, and will begin 2017 with the same important message to technical operators.

The threat model, has dramatically changed over the past 10 years, but never as rapidly as it has during the past couple of years, with virtually everything wireless hitting the market at the consumer level.

The Radio Frequency (RF) phase of a TSCM electronically assisted sweep has become significantly more complex and requires a new approach methodology, to minimize or mitigate the risk and liability of conducting Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) assignments, from both the end-users and technical operators perspective.

Findings and non-findings all need to be validated against the vast unknowns inherent in providing Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) assignments.

Professional development is the means and starting point for those that recognize the necessity of keeping current with the latest concepts, techniques, and a moving target threat model that can radically determine the outcome of any technical security inspection.

TSCM | ISM 900 BAND
It is essential to continuously monitor the on-going changes in the spectrum band allocation process to better understand what signal types to expect across the Range of Interest (ROI). The various ISM Band allocations are complex elements of the spectrum, with a wide range of signal types and uses that often overlap and share the same spectrum space. Join us for the next Technical Analyst Certification (TAC) program to learn more about the Radio Frequency (RF) spectrum.
There are three (3) primary training paths to consider at Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., depending on each participants background and knowledge.

The one constant is that no matter your skill level, there is always something new to learn in an industry where virtually every aspect of what we do changes on a daily basis, and last years training is simply last years training.

Developing new skill sets and deployment methodology is an essential element in achieving and maintaining technical competence, something PDTG Inc., takes very seriously in our training offerings.

14-Day | Technical Security Specialist (TSS) | Designate Certification Program  | Ideal for those just starting out in the technical security field, and excellent for seasoned professionals looking to modernize their approach to conducting technical security sweeps and inspections. This program covers virtually everything under the banner of technical security and includes the 5-day Technical Analyst Certification (TAC) program, which by design includes the 3-day Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | Technical Operator Certification training. This extensive program brings significant value in the development of theoretical and operational skills.

5-Day | Technical Analyst Certification (TAC) | program is designed for both current operators and those individuals and entities considering procurement of the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software. The program not only includes full Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | Operator Certification, but also includes two (2) additional days dedicated to Kestrel Analytics TM as part of the advanced Operator Certification for the Kestrel ® Software, taking participants deep into the capability of the software. Understanding the unique design of the Kestrel ® software in a modern threat environment, is essential to getting the most value out of your software investment. Learn how the software can be utilized beyond basic collection and spectrum analysis, with the application of Kestrel Analytics TM.

3-Day | Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | Technical Operator Certification | This is perhaps the most essential basic training for anyone currently utilizing the Kestrel ® software, or might be anticipating procurement in the future. This program instructs participants based on the new technical threat model, leaving the competition in the, "that's so 1970's" mind-set that many operators still embrace, believing they only require a flashlight and ladder to conduct their inspections. Software defined Radio (SDR) technology has radically disrupted the old, out-date and obsolete threat model, essentially left over from the cold-war era. There are significant new offensive RF methods and techniques being utilized by individuals and state sponsored players, conducting illegal economic espionage, and it is essential that technical operators place greater importance on identifying and validating the presence of all RF signatures present within the target area over time. Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM is the only means available to do this effectively. The Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software has proven to be an industry disruptive technology, with a fresh approach that focuses on a modernized global threat model, and the reality of Probability of Detection (POD) by the numbers, as part of a new approach to Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM), supplemented with Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM .

Kestrel TSCM | Wireless Cellular Detection

2017 is an excellent year to plan on attending any on our modern, technically advanced, instructor led classroom oriented, training and certification programs. Our training extends your professional credibility in a rapidly changing Technical Security (TSEC) industry, and perhaps more importantly, a modern moving target global threat model.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is the industry leader in bringing together professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) services, advanced training and certification, an annual Technical Security (TSEC) conference, a professional development association, and the most respected leading industry software, all under one operational umbrella.

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