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2013 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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Sunday November 24, 2013

Milipol 2013 Update

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., participated as an exhibitor for the first time at Milipol (Paris France).

Our presence generated incredible interest in the EU and other regions of the globe for the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software and all it has to offer.

Our live hands-on working demonstrations of our low cost Signal Hound (BB60A) Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer and RF Recorder generated a significant number of sales commitments for our, 100 % developed in Canada TSEC software.

Many visitors to our exhibit were amazed at our ability to hand-off any number of spectrum bands across any number and (manufacturer) type of supported search receivers and analyzers.

The active demonstration of our standard, included advanced features and functionality impressed those who took the time to attend a formal demonstration of what has become industry leading TSCM specific and operator centric software.

Our demonstration of remote managed spectrum monitoring of a live facility installation on another continent left delegates speechless.

Many commented that they had never seen anything like Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software and appreciated the functional simplicity built into the software.

Our proven track record with developed in Canada software technology, real-time technical support, industry innovation, and the delivery of an industry leading TSEC product allows the award winning Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software to continue to gain momentum worldwide.


Wednesday October 02, 2013

Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) EM100 Compact Receiver

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is very pleased to announce a new addition to our already extensive, inventory of top notch TSCM equipment resources.

We have now formally commissioned the Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) EM100 compact search receiver to our field qualified inventory.

The R&S EM100 is a 9 kHz to 7.5 GHz panoramic high speed compact search receiver that is fully supported by the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software adding an entirely new dimension to this high quality search receiver.

Our R&S EM100 (7.5 GHz), Signal Hound BB60A (6 GHz) and REI OSCOR Blue (24 GHz) TSCM Spectrum Analyzer in combination has set the professional services bar well above the industry standards, providing the highest possible level of professional service at all known and developing threat levels across Canada.

Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) is a well known and respected industry leader in providing the highest quality products available for a wide range of government and military applications worldwide.

Visit www.pdtg.ca or contact pdturner@pdtg.ca for training details.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is committed to delivering professional technical security services that exceed industry and client standards and expectations.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Tuesday September 30, 2013

NLJD Certification Program - New (January 2014)

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is pleased to announce a new addition to our already extensive, industry leading technical security training programs offered at our Resident Training Centre (RTC).

Our new Non-Linear Junction Detector (NLJD), operator certification program explores NLJD history, technological theory, equipment operation and technical operator deployment considerations as well as a wide variety of detection methods and techniques based on real-world field experience, all at our Resident Training Centre (RTC) in Cornwall Ontario Canada.

Our NLJD certification program is conducted as a three (3) day resident based format with extensive instructor led practical hands-on exercises and real-world experiments designed to dispel and prove the capabilities and limitations of NLJD technology and build both confidence and a working understanding of the various competing technologies available.

Visit www.pdtg.ca or contact pdturner@pdtg.ca for training details.

TSB FACT: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., offers a wide range of professional level training opportunities at all operational deployment levels in Canada and internationally.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Thursday September 26, 2013

Milipol 2013 Update

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., will be exhibiting at Milipol 2013 in Paris from November 19, 2013 to November 22, 2013.

If you planning on attending Milipol 2013 please drop by our exhibit booth (5 J 137) to see the latest developments of our industry leading TSCM software.

The latest release (v1.27-RC26) now includes full support for the Signal Hound (BB60A) receiver and the Rhode & Schwarz (R&S) EM100 / PR100 receiver.

There will be a further software maintenance release by the end of September 2013 and another major release just in time for Milipol 2013 in Paris.

We will also conduct a one (1) day Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software training workshop on the day following Milipol.

If you are interested in attending, please contact our office for an official invitation, as space is limited.

Refreshments and a working lunch will be provided. There is no charge for this not to be missed training and familiarization opportunity.

Visit www.kestreltscm.com or contact pdturner@pdtg.ca for sales and technical information.

TSB FACT: It is technical operators like you that drive the future development of the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software. The software is the first full featured, low cost system that is standards based, operator centric and TSCM specific. The Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software is a 100% Canadian standards based innovation.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Sunday September 23, 2013

2013 ERII Counterespionage Conference

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is very pleased to confirm that the industry leading Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software was the recipient of the 2013 ERII Counterespionage Conference, Glen H. Whidden Award for the Best New TSCM Product.

TSB FACT: It is technical operators like you that drive the future development of the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software. The software is the first full featured, low cost system that is standards based, operator centric and TSCM specific. The Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software is a 100% Canadian standards based innovation.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Monday September 16, 2013

Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software (v1.27-RC26) is Now Available!

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is very pleased to announce the official release of the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software, with full support for the Signal Hound (BB60A) Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer and RF Recorder.

This new and recently introduced disruptive technology is an industry game changer. The Signal Hound search receiver is a totally different animal and provides a low cost (just $2,579.00 CAD) solution for TSCM or managed remote spectrum surveillance and monitoring deployment combination with the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software application.

Licensed technical operators may login to the (password protected) Technical Support Group (TSG) Resource Centre and download the new software and accompanying Software Programming and Operation Manual (SPOM).

There will be a further maintenance release by the end of September 2013 and another major release just in time for Milipol 2013 in Paris.

If you are planning on attending Milipol 2013, please be sure to visit our exhibit.

We will also be conducting Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software training on the day following Milipol. If you are interested in attending, please contact our office for an official invitation, as space is limited. A working lunch will be provided. There is no charge for this not to be missed training and familiarization opportunity.

Visit www.kestreltscm.com or contact pdturner@pdtg.ca for sales and technical information.

TSB FACT: It is technical operators like you that drive the future development of the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software. The software is the first full featured, low cost system that is standards based, operator centric and TSCM specific. The Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software is a 100% Canadian standards based innovation.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Monday July 29, 2013

Technical Analyst Certification (TAC) Workshop

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is pleased to announce a new training opportunity developed specifically for technical operators utilizing the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software - Signal Intelligence Support System (SISS).

 

Do you understand what you are seeing in the above Waterfall Display (WFD) image? If not, we strongly recommend attending the next Technical Analyst Certification (TAC) TM Workshop.

Our Technical Security Branch (TSB) now provides a new 3-day, Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software – Technical Analyst Certification (TAC) TM workshop for both new and experienced technical operators.

The Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software includes a significant Kestrel Spectrum Analytics (KSA) TM capability and our new workshop provides actionable insight into these advanced features and functionality.

As an experienced technical operator, you will have deployed the system, captured significant spectrum data and generated a comprehensive base session report utilizing the Session Report Generator (SRG) TM.

Now it is time to learn how to extract, analyze and understand the wealth of analytical data well beyond the technical operator deployment level.

Kestrel Spectrum Analytics (KSA) TM brings to the surface information and details far beyond what is displayed on the Graticule.

 

The Kestrel Spectrum Analytics (KSA) TM capability provides the technical operator with an advanced set of dynamically integrated collection, analysis and reporting features and functionality.

Gain confidence and experience with hands-on analyst level training led by an experienced Technical Security Instructor (TSI) TM, Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

The cost of the workshop is just $1,395.00 + $181.35 (HST) = $1,576.35 CAD and includes working lunches and refreshment breaks.

The cost is subject to change without notice; please contact our office to confirm training fees, dates and venue.

Participants may purchase the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software during the training at a discounted rate - Contact our office for details (optional).

Our Resident based program is a three (3) full day format conducted at the Technical Security Branch (TSB) - Resident Training Centre (RTC) in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada.

Participants will be issued with an Equipment Training and Operator Certificate (ETOC) upon successful completion of this workshop.

Our Resident ETOC program meets the mandatory Annual Certification Review (ACR) requirements of the TSB Technical Security Specialist (TSS) TM Designate Certification program.

All meals, private on-site accommodation and course materials are included in the training fees.

Visit www.kestreltscm.com or contact pdturner@pdtg.ca for sales, training and technical information.

TSB FACT: It is technical operators like you that drive the future development of the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software. The software is the first full featured, low cost system that is standards based, operator centric and TSCM specific. The Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software is a 100% Canadian standards based innovation.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Wednesday July 24, 2013

Appointment of Carlo Caputi as Director of Business Development

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is very pleased to welcome Carlo Caputi who has been officially appointed as the Director of Business Development.

Our professional relationship with Carlo spans more than 15 years, during which time significant technological advancements within the telecommunications sector and Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) field have changed the corporate espionage landscape dramatically in Canada and internationally.

Carlo will take on the challenging role and responsibility of our Managed Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring technology sales and a variety of business development and consulting projects across Canada and internationally, including product training and certification.

The implementation of facility-wide managed remote spectrum surveillance and monitoring is now a reality and is driven, by our highly innovative, cost effective and scalable technology, recently developed and introduced into the marketplace.

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., has partnered with high-tech manufacturers and has developed in-house, industry leading Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software for this technology and have pioneered new methodology to help mitigate the damaging financial impact of economic and industrial espionage. Economic espionage is accelerating at an alarming rate within Canada and and the multi-national corporate sector worldwide.

Carlo is a recognized high achiever with extensive international experience, broad knowledge in high-tech Telecom solutions and Commercial Real Estate, with a proven track record of winning new business and cultivating lucrative partnerships in the professional consulting world.

Carlo's deep knowledge and experience spans leading cross-functional teams developing innovative solutions, establishing market demand and increasing engagements, establishing / strengthening strategic alliances / partner networks and closing deals with C-level executives.

Carlo is an accomplished and seasoned professional with a proven success record in managing diverse corporate real estate services for large corporations. Skilled in planning and managing complex initiatives that achieve desired goals of improving productivity and increasing operational efficiencies, customer relations, change management and streamlining processes.

Visit our corporate website at
www.pdtg.ca or www.kestreltscm.com for sales and technical information.

Carlo can be contacted at ccaputi@pdtg.ca

TSB FACT: The Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software is the first full featured, low cost system that is standards based, operator centric and TSCM specific. The Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software is a 100% Canadian standards based innovation. Our Managed Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring solution is the next evolutionary step in securing your business.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Tuesday July 16, 2013

Combating Corporate Espionage Seminar - Virginia Beach

Professional Development TSCM Group is very pleased to have been invited to participate in the first of a series of Combating Corporate Espionage Seminars.

This exceptional one (1) day event was held in the Virginia Beach area and sponsored by J.D. LeaSure JDL@ComSecLLc.com of ComSec LLc.

Presenters delivered dynamic subject matter presentations that provided relevant and immediately useable content to participants.

This event was a tremendous success with a full day of strong presentation content delivered by industry professionals from the United States of America and Canada.

The opportunity to introduce the latest release of the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software started off the afternoon session with a look at the dynamic and changing RF spectrum environment and the Signal Hound (BB60A) receiver running at 24 GHz per second at 10 kHz RBW.

The new Signal Hound search receiver provides a low cost (just $2,579.00 CAD) solution for TSCM or remote spectrum surveillance and monitoring deployment.

Visit www.kestreltscm.com or contact pdturner@pdtg.ca for sales and technical information.

TSB FACT: It is technical operators like you that drive the future development of the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software. The software is the first full featured, low cost system that is standards based, operator centric and TSCM specific. The Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software is a 100% Canadian standards based innovation.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Thursday July 11, 2013

Kestrel Fiber-Optic Module (KFM) - Update

Our Technical Research and Standards Group (TSRG) TM is pleased to confirm that the Kestrel Fiber-Optic Module (KFM) has successfully demonstrated the ability to support the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software Multiple Receiver Operation (MRO) mode permitting the use of dual (BB60A) Spectrum Analyzer and RF Recorders over a single Multi-Mode Fiber-Optic link up to 50 meters (164 feet).

This is a major milestone given the processing and data streaming requirements of the BB60A with 80 million samples per second, translating to 140 MB per second over a USB 3.0 communication link.

Multiple Receiver Operation (MRO) or in the case of the Signal Hound (BB60A) that costs only $2,570.00 CAD and runs up to 24 GHz per second at 10 kHz RBW, pushing 160 million samples per second or 280 MB per second over a single Kestrel Fiber-Optic Module (KFM) to the host computer.

Adding the KFM provides optical isolation against EMU artifacts that may couple between the directly connected search receiver and host computer.

Visit www.kestreltscm.com or contact pdturner@pdtg.ca for sales and technical information.

TSB FACT: It is technical operators like you that drive the future development of the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software. The software is the first full featured, low cost system that is standards based, operator centric and TSCM specific. The Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software is a 100% Canadian standards based innovation.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Monday July 08, 2013

Kestrel TSCM Introduces a Fiber-Optic Solution

Our Technical Research and Standards Group (TSRG) TM is pleased to announce a new Multi-Mode Duplex Fiber-Optic solution is now available for for the Signal Hound (BB60A) USB 3.0 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer and RF Recorder.

Our new Kestrel Fiber-Optic Module (KFM) TM is an optional capability that extends the normally limited USB 3.0 cable connectivity length from just a few meters to significantly greater distances supporting a wide range of Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Communication Security (COMSEC) applications.

Data transfer security is significantly enhanced as is the extended working range.

The Kestrel Fiber-Optic Module (KFM) TM is yet another important development milestone permitting extended high speed data transfer, command and control connectivity between the host computer running the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software and remotely deployed Signal Hound (BB60A) high speed (up to 24 GHz per second at 10 kHz RBW) search receivers.

Fiber-Optic communication is an ideal solution for our managed remote spectrum surveillance and monitoring services for facility wide technical security requirements.

Imagine the deployment potential with working distances of 50 meters (164 feet), without the limiting USB 3.0 voltage drop the is typical beyond just 2 or 3 meters.

Visit www.kestreltscm.com or contact pdturner@pdtg.ca for sales and technical information.

TSB FACT: It is technical operators like you that drive the future development of the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software. The software is the first full featured, low cost system that is standards based, operator centric and TSCM specific. The Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software is a 100% Canadian innovation. You asked for a Kestrel Fiber-Optic Module (KFM) solution and we have delivered a cutting edge technological milestone that exceeds to the expectations of corporate and government technical security teams worldwide.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Saturday June 22, 2013

Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software - Alberta Canada Flood

Operation Kestrel Sky Wave

Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software - Signal Intelligence Support System (SISS) TM has been actively and successfully deployed across the Province of Alberta during the extensive flooding crisis, in an active spectrum monitoring role for the purpose of determining the operational integrity of the critical communication infrastructure in numerous areas of the province.

Remote standalone portable Kestrel TSCM Professional Software - Signal Intelligence Support System (SISS) monitoring systems have been successfully deployed at key tactical geographical locations across the province and setup to collect and analyze spectrum utilization and to provide information as to the traffic loading and overall operational status of key communication infrastructure and resources.

Self-contained battery operated units, equipped with solar charging man pack ready Rapid Deployment Kits (RDK) proved extremely effective and operated as expected at all deployment locations.

Operation Kestrel Sky Wave began when our technical operators arrived at the Calgary International Airport and deployed the first of several remote collection, surveillance and monitoring systems in as many days, to monitor critical communication base stations and point to point data links; including an extensive range of established and ad-hoc voice and data communication resources across the province.

Valuable operational link reliability, Quality of Service (QOS) reports and a wide range of spectrum intelligence was collected and disseminated "on-demand" in near real-time from the Kestrel Command Post (KCP) established at an undisclosed key operational location.

Our ability to utilize many of the standard included key features such as our continuous multiple site remote collection and interrogation capability, utilizing integrated 3G, 4G and LTE remote communication capability, Session Report Generator (SRG), Dynamic Alert Annunciator (DAA) and our Advanced Signal Intelligence Database (ASID), programmed with the entire TAFL database as published by Industry Canada proved invaluable in confirming, verifying and disseminating large amounts of strategic operational and tactical spectrum data from multiple geographical collection locations.

The Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software - Signal Intelligence Support System (SISS) and all it has to offer continues to exceeded the expectations of all parties involved.

TSB FACT: The Kestrel TSCM Professional Software - Signal Intelligence Support System (SISS) has a proven track record in delivering innovative solutions for ad-hoc communication link surveillance and monitoring across the country.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Friday May 31, 2013

Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC 2014)

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., announced the confirmed dates and venue for CTSC 2014 during the CANSEC 2013 and ASIS 2013 event.

The dates are confirmed for Tuesday April 08, 2014 to Thursday April 10, 2014 at Strathmere in North Gower, just a short drive from the Ottawa International Airport.

We are also pleased to announce a that a new dedicated Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) domain and website is now active at www.ctsc-canada.com for the CTSC 2014 event.

Mark your calendars for the 9th annual Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC 2014) that attracts technical security professionals from across Canada and internationally.

A call for speaker presentations has been issued by the CTSC 2014 management group.

Exhibitor space, advertising and sponsorship opportunities are all available and the demand is expected to high for the CTSC 2014 event, so book early.

Contact cfairbrother@pdtg.ca or pdturner@pdtg.ca for CTSC 2014 information.

TSB FACT: The CTSC conference event is heading into the 9th year of excellence. The Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) is a Canadian event with and international following. Individuals, corporations, law enforcement, government and military interests are all represented at this unique professional development and networking opportunity.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Friday May 31, 2013

ASIS 2013

The Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., operational team performed double duty this past week and exhibited at both the ASIS 2013 and CANSEC 2013 events.

Our ASIS exhibit team focused on providing delegates with a overview of professional level technical security sweep and inspection services, training and certification and supported equipment sales with a hands-on demonstration of various equipment resources and capabilities, including the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software - Signal Intelligence Support System (SISS) which attracted considerable attention and interest.

Our presence at CANSEC 2013 dominated the show with a strong showing of the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software and the new Signal Hound (BB60A) Spectrum Analyzer and RF Recorder.

Many delegates commented that they had never seen anything like the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software and were amazed with the standard included features and functionality.

Visit www.kestreltscm.com or contact pdturner@pdtg.ca for sales and technical information.

TSB FACT: It is technical operators like you that drive the future development of the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software. The software is the first full featured, low cost system that is standards based, operator centric and TSCM specific. The Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software is a 100% Canadian innovation.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Thursday May 30, 2013

CANSEC 2013 - An Outstanding Success!

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., was well represented at CANSEC 2013 and generated tremendous momentum and interest in the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software and the new Signal Hound Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer and RF Recorder combination.

Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software is a developed in Canada solution that takes advantage of the latest technological advancements in Software Defined Radio (SDR) techniques and incorporates 33+ years of real-world, operator based experience, backed by our highly motivated and experienced software development and engineering group.

Kestrel TSCM provides a standards based, operator centric and work-flow oriented capability at an unbeatable budget minded price point of up to 7 to 1 of other systems.

Our ability to stream up to 20 MHz of bandwidth data over a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 communication channel, permits a sustained data transfer rate of 140 MB per second.

The new Signal Hound (BB60B) Spectrum Analyzer and RF Recorder sweeps the entire 9 kHz to 6 GHz range at an incredible speed of 24 GHz per second based on a 10 kHz RBW and the 27 MHz IF bandwidth leads the way.

The Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) EM100 compact search receiver capabilities were demonstrated during the show.

The (R&S) EM100 / PR100 are fully supported in the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software.

Visit www.rohde-schwarz.ca for technical specifications and sales information for the EM100 and PR100 compact search receivers.

Many new and exciting opportunities were realized during CANSEC 2013 and our development efforts are continuing with a wide rage of new features and advanced functionality, as well as planned new select receiver profile support.

Our new Dynamic Alerting Annunciator (DAA) TM brings yet another new tool to the real-time monitoring arena and is well positioned for wireless event detection for numerous applications including the corrections environment and is ideal for continuous real-time spectrum surveillance and monitoring applications.

Our newly implemented DAA feature permits the technical operator to establish an unlimited number of standby and active alerting zones across multiple receivers and spectrum band allocations, permitting detection of entire blocks of spectrum or at the individual signal level within an operator centric work environment.

For information about the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software, please visit www.kestreltscm.com or contact pdturner@pdtg.ca for sales and technical information.

TSB FACT: It is technical operators like you that drive the future development of the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software. The software is the first full featured, low cost system that is standards based, operator centric and TSCM specific. The Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software is a 100% Canadian innovation.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Saturday May 19, 2013

Visit Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., at CANSEC 2013

If you are attending CANSEC 2013 on Wednesday May 29, 2013 and Thursday May 30, 2013 we hope you will drop by to see the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software in action at booth 523.

This is a very exciting year for PDTG Inc., as we demonstrate the most significant technological milestone in SDR development in the past 10 years.

See new industry destructive technology in action.

The new Signal Hound (BB60A) sweeps at 9 kHz to 6 GHz at up to 24 GHz per second at 10 kHz RBW and has a 20 MHz bandwidth.

For information about the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software, please visit www.kestreltscm.com or contact pdturner@pdtg.ca for sales and technical information.

TSB FACT: It is technical operators like you that drive the future development of the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software. The software is the first full featured, low cost system that is standards based, operator centric and TSCM specific. The Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software is a 100% Canadian innovation.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Friday May 18, 2013

Kestrel TSCM Professional Software (v1.26-RC23) Release

Our Software Development Group (SDG) is pleased to announce that the latest release of the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software is now available for download from the password protected Technical Support Group (TSG) Resource Centre website.

This is an installer release that addresses a number of minor issues with the USB driver installation. We have also posted for download on the Technical Support Group (TSG) Resource Centre website a standalone driver package installer in the event that it is required for your installation.

There is no new functionality in v1.26-RC23 and this is a maintainance release addressing minor issues with the USB driver package in 1.26-RC21.

We are on schedule to release v1.27-RCxx toward the end on May 2013 to include the new up to 24 GHz / second @ 10 kHz RBW Signal Hound (BB60A) Spectrum Analyzer and RF Recorder hardware.

This latest receiver is available exclusively through the Canadian distributer, Professional Development TSCM Group Inc. For information about Signal Hound products in Canada visit www.pdtg.ca/SH001.htm for details.

For information about the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software, please visit www.kestreltscm.com or contact pdturner@pdtg.ca for sales and technical information.

TSB FACT: It is technical operators like you that drive the future development of the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software. The software is the first full featured, low cost system that is standards based, operator centric and TSCM specific. The Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software is a 100% Canadian innovation.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Saturday May 11, 2013

Kestrel TSCM Professional Software (v1.26-RC21) Release

Our Software Development Group (SDG) is pleased to announce that the latest release of the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software is now available for download from the password protected Technical Support Group (TSG) Resource Centre website.

The latest (v1.26-RC21) software release installer includes significant new functionality and addresses a number of bugs and minor stability issues.

We have also posted release notes for v1.26-RC21 for review on the TSG website.

Work is progressing on the new support profile for the Signal Hound (BB60A) Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer and RF Recorder, which is expected to be released toward the end of the month and will be demonstrated at CANSEC 2013 in Ottawa.

If you are attending the event please be sure to drop by (Booth 523) for a demonstration of this new industry disruptive technology.

The next release (v1.27-RCxx) will include additional functionality associated with the Dynamic Alert Annunciator (DAA) and other key software modules as well as full support for the Signal Hound (BB60A) search receiver.

The (v1.26-RC21) release supersedes the (1.25-RC19) software and all technical operators should now download and install the latest software.

Please note that we have also updated the remote technical support client software which is also available for download from the website should you require hands-on technical support.

Given the significant new functionality in the (v1.26-RC21) release, we have also updated the Software Programming and Operation Manual (SPOM).

Changes since the previous release are indicated by a vertical margin line.

Please note that the Software Programming and Operation Manual (SPOM), is strictly covered under the EULA and is not public domain.

The SPOM may not be distributed, posted or provided to any third-party without the express written consent of Professional Development TSCM Group Inc.

For information about the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software, please visit www.kestreltscm.com or contact pdturner@pdtg.ca for sales and technical information.

TSB FACT: It is technical operators like you that drive the future development of the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software. The software is the first full featured, low cost system that is standards based, operator centric and TSCM specific. The Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software is a 100% Canadian innovation.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Monday May 06, 2013

CTSC 2014 - A Call for Presentations

Planning is well underway for CTSC 2014 and an early call for subject matter presentations has been issued by the CTSC 2014 event management group.

This is your chance to secure a prime presentation time slot at CTSC 2014. Visit the CTSC 2014 website for details or contact us for information.

CTSC 2014 event details will be announced Wednesday May 29, 2013 during the CANSEC conference in Ottawa.

Specific details will be updated on the CTSC 2014 website once confirmed by the CTSC 2014 conference committee.

You can contact
cfairbrother@pdtg.ca or pdturner@pdtg.ca for additional information and conference details.

TSB FACT: PDTG Inc., is firmly committed to building a strong network of technical security professionals worldwide by engaging industry professionals. This year marked the successful conclusion of the 8th annual conference event and planning is well under way for the 9th annual conference event.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Sunday April 28, 2013

CTSC 2013 - An Overwhelming Success

If you missed CTSC 2013 in Ottawa this past week, you missed a great professional development opportunity.

CTSC 2013 was an outstanding success with global representation from private sector, law enforcement and government.

This year’s conference included more than 40 participants in attendance.

The speakers were superb and delivered real-world subject matter presentations that proved meaningful and relevant for those participants attending for the first time and returning from previous years.

The conference venue proved to be an excellent choice, with the service level, accommodations and meals far exceeding the expectations of those in attendance.

If you were unable to attend CTSC 2013, I would encourage you to add this event to your calendar for the 9th annual Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC 2014).

CTSC 2014 event details will be announced Wednesday May 29, 2013 during the CANSEC conference in Ottawa.

Specific details will be updated on the CTSC 2014 website once confirmed by the CTSC 2014 conference committee.

You can contact
cfairbrother@pdtg.ca or pdturner@pdtg.ca for additional information and conference details.

TSB FACT: PDTG Inc., is firmly committed to building a strong network of technical security professionals worldwide by engaging industry professionals. This year marked the successful conclusion of the 8th annual conference event and planning is well under way for the 9th annual conference event.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Saturday April 13, 2013

CTSC 2013 is Fast Approaching (Tuesday April 23, 2013 - Thursday April 25, 2013) Ottawa

If you have not already registered for this unique professional development opportunity, time is running out.

There is no at the door registration, all registrations must be processed online in advance of the conference.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting cfairbrother@pdtg.ca or our office at 647-293-7384

TSB FACT: PDTG Inc., is firmly committed to building a strong network of technical security professionals worldwide by engaging industry professionals. This year marks the 8th annual successful conference event and we are already planning for the 9th annual conference event.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Friday April 12, 2013

CTSC 2013 (Tuesday April 23, 2013 - Thursday April 25, 2013) Ottawa

CTSC 2013 has moved to the Historic Strathmere Lodge conveniently located just 30 minutes from Ottawa in North Gower.

Check out the impressive list of presenters attending this year's conference event as posted on the CTSC 2013 website at www.pdtg.ca/CTSC001.htm

Additional information can be obtained by contacting cfairbrother@pdtg.ca or our office at 647-293-7384

TSB FACT: PDTG Inc., is firmly committed to building a strong network of technical security professionals worldwide by engaging industry professionals. CTSC 2013 is where the real industry professionals meet...

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Thursday March 14, 2013

"PDTG Launches the Custom Engineered KestrelPod TM and KestrelPod II TM Antenna Sensor

The KestrelPod TM (100 kHz to 12 GHz) ceiling mount (Near-Field) Ultra-Wideband Surveillance Antenna is is now available for sale worldwide.

This custom engineered antenna utilizes a common low profile Radome and is well suited for facility wide spectrum surveillance and monitoring applications with dual (vertical and horizontal) polarization for enhanced Probability of Intercept (POI) of hostile signal events.

The KestrelPod TM UWB-SA is ideally suited for use with the Signal Hound TM Spectrum Analyzer and Measuring search receivers up to 12.4 GHz and beyond.

The KestrelPod II TM portable Ultra-Wideband Surveillance Antenna is now available for sale worldwide and is the second generation of the KestrelPod TM brand.

The KestrelPod II TM antenna includes the ability to add any number of external (optional) band specific boost antenna elements.

The KestrelPod II TM antenna configuration is ideal for portable RF sweep applications with quick deployment and provides excellent Near-Field characteristics across the entire Signal Hound TM receiver range.

Our KestrelPod II TM is custom designed by our Technical Research and Standards Group (TRSG) for use in Near-Field TSCM specific RF surveillance applications and ideal for use with the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software; Signal Intelligence Support System (SISS).

These antenna products utilize a common low profile commercially available Radome housing that blends well in virtually all corporate and government office environments.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting Paul D Turner, TSS TSI at pdturner@pdtg.ca or contacting our Canadian office at 647-293-7384

TSB FACT: PDTG Inc., is firmly committed to building a strong network of technical security professionals worldwide by engaging industry professionals.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Sunday February 24, 2013

"Signal Hound (BB60A) Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer - Now Available in Canada"

The long wait is over! The first shipment of the new Signal Hound (BB60A) Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers is on the way!

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is now taking orders for sales of the Signal Hound (BB60A) Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer in Canada.

The BB60A receiver will be available at the Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC 2013) in Ottawa at the "Kestrel Cafe" exhibit and demonstrated during this years Technical Workshop sponsored by Professional Development TSCM Group Inc.

PDTG Inc., is the exclusive Signal Hound distributor in Canada and is pleased to announce the availability of this latest technological milestone and futuristic engineering achievement.

The new Signal Hound (Model: BB60A) Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer and advanced RF Recorder utilizes a USB 3.0 SuperSpeed port link and streams 140 MB / sec of digitized RF data to your PC (14-bit samples) at 80 million samples per second, with an incredible 20 MHz of useable real-time instantaneous IF and actual demodulation bandwidth.

In spectrum analyzer mode, the proprietary Application Programming Interface (API) performs up to 1.2 million FFTs every second, delivering real-time spectrum data to a Graphical User Interface (GUI).

Due to the processing requirements, a desktop PC with an Intel i7-2600 or better or a laptop with an i7-3612QM or better is recommended.

The Signal Hound (BB60A) spectrum analyzer software features a 2-D waterfall or 3-D topographical view, as well as a GPU-accelerated color persistence mode.

Normally undetectable overlapping signal events are easily seen in this mode.

RF Frequency Range: 9 kHz to 6 GHz.

Dynamic Range: -151 dBm to +10 dBm.

Resolution Bandwidth (RBW): 10 Hz to 10 MHz.

Instantaneous (IF) Bandwidth: 20 MHz.

Sweep: Up to 24 GHz / sec at 10 kHz native RBW.

PC Connection: USB 3.0 Super Speed Communication at 140 MB / second sustained throughput to PC.

Power: USB 3.0 Super Speed PC Port.

Work is progressing on a support profile for the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software and will be available in April 2013.

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is now accepting orders for immediate delivery of this monumental Software Defined Radio (SDR) milestone.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting Paul D Turner, TSS TSI at pdturner@pdtg.ca or 647-293-7384

TSB FACT: PDTG Inc., is firmly committed to building a strong network of technical security professionals worldwide by engaging industry professionals.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Friday February 22, 2013

"Technical Security Specialist (TSS) Certification Program and Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software Operator Certification..."

It was a very demanding first week for student from Ireland, Canada and Mexico attending the 14-Day Resident based Technical Security Specialist (TSS) Certification Program and our 3-Day Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software Operator Certification programs.

Participants were challenged and elevated to new heights with the introduction of the advanced concepts of the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software and gain direct hands-on practical experience under the guidance of our knowledgeable and experienced Technical Security Instructors (TSI).

 

Participants have an opportunity to work with the latest TSCM equipment resources including our advanced telecommunication simulator, the Lornet 24 NLJD and the other electronic sweep technology.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting Paul D Turner, TSS TSI at pdturner@pdtg.ca or 647-293-7384

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is an industry leader in providing professional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) and in the development of counter espionage programs at all operational threat levels.

Our client's and market share continue to develop at a staggering rate due to our integrated and balanced approach to economic espionage concerns.

Our in-house software development and product engineering group is committed to the development of advanced technical operator centric solutions.

Our Technical Research and Standards Group (TRSG) and Technical Security Branch (TSB) provide  cost effective and uncompromising real-world solutions.

TSB FACT: PDTG Inc., is firmly committed to building a strong network of technical security professionals worldwide by engaging industry professionals.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Thursday February 14, 2013

"Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC 2013)"

Online participant registration is now open for the 8th annual CTSC 2013 conference event.

CTSC 2013 marks yet another excellent learning and networking opportunity with an impressive line up of industry experts and technical security professionals from around the globe.

This year the CTSC 2013 event is being held in the Ottawa area for the first time in the eight year history of the event, at the Strathmere Conference Centre in North Gower, a short 30 minutes from the Ottawa International airport.

Visit the CTSC 2013 website to see the conference schedule, speaker profiles and venue related information.

The conference is confirmed for three (3) full days from Tuesday April 23, 2013 to Thursday April 25, 2013.

Additional information can be found on the CTSC 2013 website or by contacting Paul D Turner, TSS TSI at pdturner@pdtg.ca or 647-293-7384

TSB FACT: PDTG Inc., is firmly committed to building a strong network of technical security professionals worldwide by engaging industry professionals.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Friday February 08, 2013

"The Kestrel Defined Monitor (KDM)"

The following briefing includes an operational overview of the actual results of a field long term deployment of the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software; Signal Intelligence Support System (SISS).

Our operational deployment collection platform was temporarily installed at a remote client facility within the Province of Ontario Canada in anticipation of the client’s pending extended spectrum surveillance and monitoring requirements.

The Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software was remotely programmed and the system activated from Banff Alberta on Saturday December 22, 2012 at the request of the client.

Active remote system programming included a spectrum bandwidth allocation from 100 kHz to 6 GHz at a Resolution Bandwidth (RBW) of 26 kHz.

The system was set to operate in a Continuous Collection Mode (CCM) for a defined runtime period of thirty-one (31) collection days, the equivalent of 744 runtime hours.

The Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software system successfully completed the mission deployment parameters on Wednesday January 23, 2013.

During the 31 days of operational deployment, our Technical Security Specialist’s (TSS) routinely established remote connections from Banff Alberta, Brooks Alberta, Calgary Alberta, Sudbury Ontario, Sarnia Ontario, Toronto Ontario, Ottawa Ontario and Burlington Ontario during extensive business related travel across the country during this period.

 

Remote “on-demand” connectivity was accomplished utilizing a secure high-speed 4G LTE network connection and a standard travel Laptop computer to facilitate periodic analysis requirements.

Remote connectivity was accomplished “on-demand” utilizing our Remote Desktop Software (RDS) capability, which includes, full encryption based on 1024 Bit RSA private / public key exchange and AES (256 Bit) session encoding from end to end.

The key exchange provides full remote client-to-client data stream protection and ensures that routing servers will not be able to read the encrypted data, providing a completely acceptable level of security by today’s standards.

Our Technical Security Specialist’s (TSS) conducted periodic and real-time spectrum monitoring and active signal review and analysis at the request of the client during critical meetings and negotiations taking place on-site.

A review of the automatically saved historical spectrum data was also completed periodically during deployment to look for evidence of burst emitters and other periodic signal events.

Multiple technical operators were able to periodically check the host computer system status, health and readiness, as well as conduct spectrum analysis related tasks.

Our Remote Desktop Software (RDS) allows the host computer to be rebooted should the need arise and the RDS connection can be re-established, providing an unprecedented level of fail-safe operability during mission critical monitoring events.

The technical operator was able to generate regular runtime reports utilizing our Session Report Generator (SRG) to create, store and forward reports directly to the client.

Our Remote Desktop Software (RDS) not only allows the technical operator to connect, provide system programming and “on-demand” review of captured spectrum data at the remote deployment location, but also allows direct signal analysis and supports the real-time demodulation of any active Signals of Interest (SOI) providing live streaming of the demodulated audio.

Our Technical Research and Standards Group (TRSG) and Technical Security Branch (TSB) have implemented a growing number of remote spectrum monitoring installations for clients across Canada utilizing the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software and the KestrelPod Ultra Wide Band Surveillance Antenna (UWB-SA).

The KestrelPod TM Ultra Wideband Surveillance Antenna (UWB-SA) is a 100 kHz to 12 GHz near-field sensor array, specifically developed by our TRSG for use at the facility level for remote semi-permanent and permanent installations the require continuous TSCM spectrum surveillance and monitoring to be accomplished.

For additional information contact Paul D Turner, TSS TSI at pdturner@pdtg.ca or 647-293-7384

TSB FACT: PDTG Inc., is firmly committed to building a strong network of technical security professionals worldwide.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Sunday February 03, 2013

"Kestrel Defined Monitor (KDM) Wideband Spectrum Monitoring"

During a recent technical security presentation, Paul Turner, said that “distributed RF intelligence is the future of spectrum surveillance and monitoring”.

The Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software; Signal Intelligence Support System (SISS) is a wideband spectrum surveillance and monitoring system that provide an extremely powerful and cost-effective stand-alone or managed spectrum surveillance and monitoring solution, providing RF spectrum awareness and distributed intelligence across large multi-tenant facilities and vast geographic areas over extended periods of time.

Kestrel Defined Monitoring (KDM) can provide optimal protection against unauthorized surveillance devices and reduce the risk of harmful interference cause by unauthorized wireless devices.

The Kestrel Wideband Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring system provides integrated detection, capture, monitoring, notification and reporting solution that transforms RF spectral intelligence into meaningful and actionable information in near real-time.

The Kestrel Wideband Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring system supports a high capacity, fully scalable constellation of KestrelPod TM Ultra Wideband Surveillance Antenna (sensor arrays) for near-field spectral data collection that is continuously or periodically.

Our system is monitored across a secure end-to-end 1024 Bit RSA private / public key exchange and an encrypted (256 Bit AES) encoded network connection to facilitate remote system activation and programming, host computer maintenance, spectrum and signal level analysis, review and remote audio demodulation of local signal events.

The ability to complete remote file transfers facilitate the review and management of historical project files.

KestrelPod TM (sensor arrays) are remotely deployed and all signal level intelligence is monitored over a private TCP / IP network cable, fiber-optic or a 3G / 4G / LTE cellular modem, to provide high performance, remote spectrum and signal level monitoring and near real-time carrier detection within a building or large geographical area.

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI at pdturner@pdtg.ca

TSB FACT: PDTG Inc., is firmly committed to building a strong network of technical security professionals worldwide.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Saturday January 19, 2013

"Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC 2013)"

Participant registration is now open for the 8th annual CTSC 2013 conference event.

2013 marks yet another excellent learning and networking opportunity with an impressive line up of industry experts and technical security professionals from around the globe.

This year the CTSC 2013 event is being held in the Ottawa area for the first time at the Strathmere in North Gower, a short 30 minutes from the Ottawa International airport.

The conference runs from Tuesday April 23, 2013 to Thursday April 25, 2013.

Additional information can be found on the CTSC 2013 website or by contacting Paul D Turner, TSS TSI at pdturner@pdtg.ca or 647-293-7384

TSB FACT: PDTG Inc., is firmly committed to building a strong network of technical security professionals worldwide.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Saturday January 05, 2013

"Technical Security Specialist (TSS) Designate Certification Program…"

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc. is pleased to announce the 2013 Schedule for the Technical Security Specialist (TSS) Designate Certification program.

2013 marks the 13th year of the success delivery for our 14-Day Technical Security Specialist (TSS) Designate Certification program in Canada for students worldwide.

Our program is resident based at our Resident Training Centre (RTC) in Cornwall Ontario Canada and includes on-site accommodation, meals and course materials delivered on a Netbook computer.

Space is always limited for our programs and participants are encouraged to register early to secure your space for the training.

Participants experience a wide range of equipment resources in our fully equipment classroom, lab and live bug room environment.

We even encourage participants to bring their own equipment resources for advanced hands-on training and evaluation by our instructional staff.

Participants looking to purchase new or used equipment resources may also request a quote from us and expect delivery during the training, for hands-on experience on the equipment that will later be utilized in the field.

We are now accepting registration for the following course dates;

14-Day (Resident) Program | Sunday February 17, 2013 to Sunday March 03, 2013 |

14-Day (Resident) Program | Sunday May 26, 2013 to Sunday June 09, 2013 |

14-Day (Resident) Program | Sunday July 21, 2013 to Sunday August 04, 2013 |

14-Day (Resident) Program | Sunday October 20, 2013 to Sunday November 03, 2013 |


This year we have also integrated the Kestrel TSCM Professional Software; Signal Intelligence Support System (SISS) technical operator certification into the TSS program content delivery.

The Equipment Operation and Training Certificate (ETOC) program also meets the TSS Annual Certification Review (ACR) requirement.

3-Day (Resident) Program | Monday February 18, 2013 to Wednesday February 20, 2013 |

3-Day (Resident) Program | Monday May 20, 2013 to Wednesday May 22, 2013 |

3-Day (Resident) Program | Monday July 22, 2013 to Wednesday July 24, 2013 |

3-Day (Resident) Program | Monday October 21, 2013 to Wednesday October 23, 2013 |


Additional information can be found on our website at
http://www.pdtg.ca/TSS001.htm or by contacting Paul D Turner, TSS TSI at pdturner@pdtg.ca or 647-293-7384

We strongly recommend registering early as our class sizes are kept small and tend to fill up quickly.

TSB FACT: PDTG Inc., is firmly committed to building a strong network of technical security professionals worldwide.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Friday January 04, 2013

"Frequency Database (FDB) - January 2013 Update Now Available…"

The latest release of the Frequency Database (FDB) files for the Kestrel TSCM Professional Software are now available for download from the Technical Support Group (TSG) Resource Centre website (password protected).

Individual, grouped and / or combined ASID-FDB files and updates are always available “free of charge” for licensed Kestrel TSCM Professional Software operators.

The ASID-FDB significantly enhances the operator centric work-flow approach pioneered by the Kestrel TSCM Professional Software.

The ASID-FDB is a “standard” included software module that is fully integrated into the Kestrel TSCM Professional Software and as such, provides significant capability for professional technical operators who are able to download specific geographical area files, or even all of the FDB working files and database updates.

The January 2013 ASID-FDB update includes the entire FCC (16,659,413 records) and the entire (non-protected) IC licensing data for all of Canada, providing full operational coverage for the entire North American continent from coast to coast.

Additional international and specialty frequency databases are under currently development and will be included with future software releases.

Release control (v1.25-RC19) must be installed to utilize the Advanced Signal Intelligence Database (ASID), Operator Signal List (OSL) and Frequency Database (FDB) display overlay and query capability.

The ASID-FDB is a sophisticated query based search tool permitting both geographical reference and expected Free Space Power (FSP) searches across the entire search receiver or analyzer Range of Interest (ROI), including multiple spectrum windows or frequency bands in real-time during active deployment.

Licensing data is dynamically displayed as a graphical spectrum overlay on the GUI and includes the ability to render individual licensing details at the frequency level in a separate dialog window.

To better understand the FDB module, we suggest downloading and reviewing the Kestrel Ice application note.

Displayed data includes the distance to the station, the bearing to / from the station as well as the expected Free Space Power (FSP) level in (dBm) and other useful TSCM specific information.

When operationally combined with our Differential Signal Analysis (DSA) capability, technical operators can directly compare the distance, bearing and Free Space Power (FSP) from any number of remote antenna locations and plot the results on a static map image.

Individual ASID-FDB records can be directly displayed on a “street level” or “satellite view” mapping program and a static reference map can be generated for excellent situational awareness and to facilitate advanced reporting requirements.

TSB FACT: PDTG Inc., is firmly committed to building a strong network of technical security professionals worldwide.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


 

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