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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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Tuesday December 26, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | The Mighty Kestrel Never Sleeps!

The professional needs, and unique operational requirements of the technical operator, come first at Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., without compromise!

Powerful new innovation, years of operational field experience, the best Technical Security Instructors (TSI) TM in the industry, and an excellent software development and engineering group, are all part of the "innovation delivered" philosophy, shared across our entire team, and select hardware manufacturing team.

KESTREL TSCM | LEADING TSCM SOFTWAREThe ability of our team to define real-world challenges, and build powerful operator centric solutions, in near real-time, have helped to define the success of the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software brand, as the most powerful, leading TSCM solution, based on a modern moving target threat model.

The combination of a powerful new deployment methodology, in combination with an advanced Software Defined Radio (SDR) solution, for select professional level SDR hardware, are essential in overcoming the limitations of mostly obsolete competitive RF solutions.

The Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software is developed on an entirely new deployment concept and methodology, bringing new first in its class, real-world features and functionality, at the best possible cost of ownership, specifically designed for professional applications.

Mission defined and deployment ready solutions for private sector sweep teams, up to and including homeland security requirements, and high threat level national security applications.

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 the longest running, Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) TM, and the most respected leading industry Kestrel TSCM Professional Software ®, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Sunday December 24, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | Signal Hound (SM200A) Fiber-Optic | Lab Qualification

The soon to be released Signal Hound (SM200A) receiver, is now fiber-optic qualified for use with the Kestrel ® Lightning TM Fiber-Optic Module, permitting remote operation of this next generation Signal Hound spectrum monitoring receiver with an operational range of 100 kHz to 20 GHz, and 160 MHz of real-time bandwidth.

Lab qualification and field trials have now been successfully completed on the SM200A Spectrum Monitoring Receiver, for use with our fiber-option solution.

Our final qualifying stress test included 4.5 million traces over a 72 hour period, across a 20 GHz Range of Interest (ROI), at a write compression rate of 1/n=100, resulting in 45 thousand Kestrel Super Trace (KST) TM, through a powered USB 3.0 hub for good measure.

The ability of the SM200A is becoming more and more apparent, as develop work progresses leading up to the official release of this powerful, next generation, industry disruptive Software Defined (SDR) hardware.

Kestrel Lightning Fiber-Optic Module

The Kestrel ® Lightning TM Fiber-Optic Module, provides reliable remote operation up to 50 meters on OM2, and 100 meters on OM3 fiber-Optic cable, extending the SM200A and BB60C SDR hardware, utilizing infrastructure 50 / 125 multi-mode fiber-optic cable, terminated on LC connectors.

The ability to remote an SM200A and a second  BB60C on a single KLM TM extender provides first in its class capability for for remote Dual Receiver Operation (DRO) TM.

The Kestrel ® Lightning TM Fiber-Optic Module, provides RF immunity, isolation and security with a throughput of up to 5 Gigabits per second (Gbps), required for professional deployment applications, utilizing managed Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM protocols, as defined under the TSB 2000 (Technical) Standard.

We are pleased to provide this essential capability, for professional end-users who require remote receivers as part of a managed Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM capability, in challenging technical security environments.

If you need guidance, or system integration assistance with system design, or configuration,  give us a call and we would be pleased to provide assistance in the best design, and deployment strategy, for your specific requirements.

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 the longest running, Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) TM, and the most respected leading industry Kestrel TSCM Professional Software ®, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Saturday December 23, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | Waterfall Display Reference Colour Mapping

If you found your head spinning from all the new innovation, features, functionality, and achievement milestones announced and officially released in 2017, then I am afraid 2018 will be even more intense for you, with the promise of even more powerful new capabilities, and first in its class features, based on a new moving target threat model.

The new RDSA TM feature has prompted a number of long standing back burner development cases to be tackled during the RDSA TM development process, to add powerful new capability within the application.

One of the features called for, is the WFD Reference Level | Colour Mapping, in anticipation of a soon to be officially announced powerful new feature, extending the RDSA TM capability to include the Waterfall Display (WFD).

The new Colour Mapping feature is now complete, and provides the ability to not only change the waterfall palette for accessibility reasons, but provides the technical operator with the ability to define, and build Waterfall Display | Reference Profiles, resident within the application.

KESTREL TSCM | WATERFALL REFERENCE MAPPING

The ability to change the WFD Colour Mapping | Reference, provides a significant enhancement to the application, and will allow the operator to better integrate, and visualize the pending new capabilities to be released in the coming weeks, relating to the Waterfall Display (WFD) and RDSA TM feature.

Kestrel TSCM RDSA MILESTONE

The new Colour Map capability allows any number of database profiles to be operator defined, and maintained within a transportable, database format, by the technical operator, and then easily moved to another computer running the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software 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 the longest running, Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) TM, and the most respected leading industry Kestrel TSCM Professional Software ®, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Wednesday December 20, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | January 2018 Newsletter | Now Available!

The January 2018 edition of the Kestrel TSCM ® Newsletter is now available for online viewing, or has a download in PDF format.

The January 2018 edition looks at the emerging threat of the 60 GHz (V-Band), as new broadband technologies are being rolled out at the consumer and commercial level, and discusses the latest develops of the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software.

The current and past copies of the newsletter are available for download at http://www.kestreltscm.com/SISS004.htm or under the Technical Papers menu option at www.kestreltscm.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 the longest running, Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) TM, and the most respected leading industry Kestrel TSCM Professional Software ®, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Tuesday December 19, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Receiver Differential Signal Analysis (RDSA) TM | Powerful Innovation Delivered!

The official release of the latest Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software (v1.36xx) is now undergoing final testing at our Red Deer Alberta lab, and will soon be ready for official release.

Receiver Differential Signal Analysis (RDSA) TM was officially demonstrated during a recent operator certification program for the first time, and was well received as a powerful, first in its class feature.

Multiple locations, multiple receivers, multiple spectrum overlay, as displayed below, illustrates the ability to view live spectrum from multiple receivers on the same display, rendering typical single receiver spectrum analyzers obsolete, and generally unable to cope with today's complex threat environment.

RDSA | Kestrel TSCM | TSCM PROFESSIONAL SOFTWARE

The light blue overlay above, on the left side of the display, represents the FM broadcast band against a full band 6 GHz Range of Interest (ROI) along with a green overlay, representing the ISM 2400 band, on the right side of the display.

See the zoom window expanded below to display the comparative spectra.

Now you can display bands, sub-bands, channels, and signal level spectra, as a multi-layer overlay for the Peak Envelope Capture (PEC) TM , Spectrum Average Trace (SAT) TM , and Real-Time Event (RTE) TM trace, as a direct comparative across any supported receiver, or spectrum analyzer.

Operator defined spectrum overlay can include the entire Range of Interest (ROI), or any other portion of the spectrum for unlimited combinations.

Looking to determine whether or not a Signal of Interest (SOI), is external, or facility level, no problem, simply overlay the independent antenna location data, and view real-time, averaging, and peak spectrum from any number of assigned receiver locations.

The image below represented by the purple trace, defines the FM broadcast band external to the facility, and the light blue represents the FM band as observed within the facility.

Kestrel TSCM Professional Software

RDSA TM by design, breaks the location barrier, and brings powerful new functionality to the dual and multiple receiver innovation that the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software is purposefully designed, and opens the door for advanced capability, including geo-location and direction-finding tasks.

Kestrel ® continues to deliver new innovation, and first in its class features and functionality that defy industry limitations.

Kestrel ® delivers solutions for challenges without solutions, and tackles real-world problems for professional technical operators who are tasked with complex deployment requirements worldwide.

As the current year blurs into 2018, our development work is being accelerated to bring a massive wave of new, first in its class features for release in v1.36xx and v1.37xx leading up to the 13th annual Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC 2018) in April 2018.

The Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) is the longest running, dedicated technical security, professional development conference in Canada.

This conference is managed by Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., and provides a venue for like-minded professional technical operators from around the globe, to network, discuss current trends in threat technology, and attend subject matter educational sessions, meeting professional development criteria.

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 the longest running, Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) TM, and the most respected leading industry Kestrel TSCM Professional Software ®, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Sunday December 17, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | It all Started with Disappointment!

We have all been there, patiently waiting and anticipating the latest and greatest technology in one way or another, whether it be new stereo system.

For the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software, it was the promise of new technology of the day, ready to meet the challenges of a new and developing, modern moving target threat model.

Unfortunately disappointment, limitations and lack of essential core features became the reality of the day.

The idea and concept of the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software was simply a proud conceptual rendering, that soon became a proof of concept, that soon became a working software application called the Genesis TSCM TM Software in mid 2009.

That simple proof of concept software application paved the way for a powerful, entirely new technology innovation, firmly based on fast developing principles, and acceptance of Software Defined Radio (SDR), within the TSCM industry.

The obsolescence factor soon became painfully evident across the industry as several manufacturers struggled to compete for a monopoly of sorts, that did little more than become a viscous competitive circle, seeing little attention to emerging threats, and the vulnerabilities of out dated deployment concepts, as well as the assumption that anyone can do technical inspections, perpetuated by many of the spy supply shops.

The Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software concept was possible due to the release of the Signal Hound SA44B Spectrum Analyzer and Measuring Receiver in 2009, and became the hardware technology that would pave a new path for the private sector, and ultimately, the public sector TSCM industry, now superseded by extremely powerful SDR hardware, such as the Signal Hound BB60C Spectrum Analyzer and RF Recorder, and early in the new year, the all powerful SM200A Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer and Monitoring Receiver, opening the door for the progressive new Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software, to build Tomorrow's Software - Today!

The missing element has always been the lack of operator consultation and focus, as many of the major players place all their efforts into sell, sell, sell, and lose sight of the threat technology, and the powerful state sponsored threat technology, and the real-world requirements of professional private and public sector end-users.

The Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software defines and fills this gap, by cutting through the spectral density, so to speak, and delivering powerful experienced based resources, at a realistic cost of ownership, for a full featured Signal Intelligence Support System (SISS) TM platform.

The concepts of the 1970's are no longer valid in 2017, just like they were no longer valid in 2009, when Kestrel ® transitioned from a powerful working concept, to reality, with a proven track record spanning 9 years, as we journey into 2018.

Professional Development TSCM Group has seen every ethically questionable method and technique being used by some industry players and want-a-be competition, during the past few years, as the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software has continued to rise in popularity, and gain a well deserved reputation, with a focus on an operator centric approach, and more importantly, our ability to deliver new innovation on a consistent and regular basis.

PDTG is developing the next generation methods an techniques at the software level, based on, not only today's threat technology, but rather we are firmly focused on the future, developing features, functionality, and a powerful new methodology that will become the standard, 5 years, 10 years down the road, as our moving target threat level continues to evolve.

Kestrel ® is a forward looking threat technology diverse reality, and not an industry complacent "as is", is good, lets sell it, product.

Since Kestrel sells itself, we have more time for the real task at hand, technology and methodology development.

It is not always about engineering, it is about identifying and delivering real world technology for use by professionals, as TSCM is not a do it your self job, whether it be an individual, corporate security team, or government entities, it is essential that the resources, training, and methodology all compliment the goal of strengthening a collective national security whether in North America, or Europe, and not weaken it with out-dated concepts and sales pitches, often to the uniformed procurement teams, that lack the necessary technical experience to understand the differences.

The true indicator of success, is watching the competition globally, continue to minimize the impact of Kestrel ®, while integrating our ideas and concepts, in a "me too" effort to compete, and making business decisions that have become all to obvious to our collective pool of potential customers, as little more than high pressure sales.

My personal view has allows been that it is a big industry and there is plenty of opportunity for everyone, unfortunately, this is not a shared believe, as evident by those that are so threatened by competition.

Sorry people, 2018 is going to be another defining year for Kestrel ® innovation, and powerful new capability, we have not run out of ideas yet, with more that 1000 active development cases currently in the works.
Kestrel | TSCM Professional Software
As, Izzy (the Kestrel), Andrzej, Don, Carlo, Carol, Helen, and myself wind down a very successful 2017, and move at the speed of light into 2018, Kestrel ® will continue to develop meaningful and powerful new detection strategies, and methodologies, and incorporate the best possible features and functionality, at the lowest possible price point, as a 100% developed in Canada solution, being sold in 29 countries worldwide for professional use.

Our technology team wishes you a safe and happy holiday, for you and your family around the globe.

For additional information please contact Paul D Turner, TSS TSI at pdturner@pdtg.ca or Andrzej Wolczanski at awolczanski@pdtg.ca and we would be pleased to assist with your questions.

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 the longest running, Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) TM, and the most respected leading industry Kestrel TSCM Professional Software ®, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Wednesday December 13, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | Receiver Differential Signal Analysis (RDSA) TM

The new real-time Receiver Differential Signal Analysis (RDSA) TM was successfully demonstrated today for the first time during a software training session.

This powerful new deployment feature allows the technical operator to independently assign and display dual and multiple receiver overlays in real-time, bringing yet another first to the TSCM and analytical SIGINT industry.

Kestrel TSCM Professional Software

Experience based innovation continues to result in powerful milestones and real world deployable software features that are operator centric and provide first in its class, multiple receiver, multiple independent receiver functionality, engineered to meet the exacting requirements of a modern moving target threat model, as defined under the operational umbrella of the TSB 2000 Technical) Standard TM maximizing the quality and quantity of the Kestrel-net "actionable RF intelligence" methodology.

RDSA | SDR | KESTREL TSCM

The above images illustrate our real-time Dual Receiver Operation (DRO) TM overlay, representing collection at two (2) independent geographical or facility level antenna locations. The Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software provides unlimited Multiple Receiver Operation (MRO) TM operation.

The official release of v1.36xx installer is scheduled for the end of December 2017, just in time for the holidays!

Advanced certification training programs, including our Certified Technical Operator (CTO) TM, and Certified Government Training Operator (CGTO) TM, are scheduled for January 2018, with additional dates and locations, posted through the end of 2018, at both our dedicated Resident Training Centre (RTC) TM, in Ontario Canada, and our new Red Deer Training Centre (RDTC) TM located in Alberta Canada, with a growing number of international venues throughout the year.

The competitive threat of the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software, is becoming obvious, as we see our original ideas, concepts, and wording being used on other websites.

Don't be fooled by copycat competitive product websites that simply cut and paste key wording, our use key branding concepts to describe want-a-be competitive products.

The Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software is a fresh, original, and innovative approach, based on the TSB (Technical) Standard TM and experienced technical operators, and a very strong development, and engineering group.

Kestrel ® is 100% Canadian developed, and source code controlled, with no foreign, or off shore development, bringing powerful advanced features and innovative functionality to professional technical operators.

In short, we are the competition! Buy smart, by original, and avoid the dangers of foreign off shore software products that mimic the mighty Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software.

Kestrel ® has become the leading industry TSCM software, with a powerful standards based platform, based on a modern moving target threat model and deployment methodology.

There are many players in the industry who lack any originality, and find it necessary to latch on to anything to try and compete, including the use of unethical means to fool and mislead potential customers.

If you find our concepts, wording, branding, and / or innovation on other websites, we suggest you move on, and not waste your time on people who don't have any respect for your intelligence, and lack any originality, or confidence in their own products.

The Kestrel ® brand means integrity, ethical sales, security, and 100% developed in Canada, product innovation that is designed as Tomorrows Software - Today.

For additional information please contact Paul D Turner, TSS TSI at pdturner@pdtg.ca or Andrzej Wolczanski at awolczanski@pdtg.ca and we would be pleased to assist with your questions.

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 the longest running, Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) TM, and the most respected leading industry Kestrel TSCM Professional Software ®, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Monday December 11, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) TM

The 13th annual Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) TM is confirmed and scheduled for Tuesday April 24, 2017 to Thursday April 26, 2017 at the NAV Center located in Cornwall Ontario Canada.

Participant and exhibitor registration is now open at www.ctsc-canada.com

If you are interested in presenting at CTSC 2018, please contact cfairbrother@pdtg.ca for details.

Exhibitors can contact pdturner@pdtg.ca for details regarding exhibitor and advertising opportunities.

This years conference with follow the Technical Security Specialist (TSS) TM designate certification program and the Certified Technical Operator (CTO) TM training for the Kestrel TSCM TM Professional Software, prior to CTSC 2018, giving those interested in attending the conference, and opportunity to attend optional training leading up to the conference.

For additional information please contact Paul D Turner, TSS TSI at pdturner@pdtg.ca or Andrzej Wolczanski at awolczanski@pdtg.ca and we would be pleased to assist with your questions.

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 the longest running, Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) TM, and the most respected leading industry Kestrel TSCM Professional Software ®, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Sunday December 10, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | Software Programming and Operation Manual (SPOM) TM

The Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software continues to meet powerful new milestones with each official release, for which updated end-user documentation is required.

This results in a need to release an updated Software Programming and Operation Manual (SPOM) TM every few months.

The latest official user manual has undergone the first of several major updates scheduled, as we move into the new year and see a number of game changing new features and functionality released.

Kestrel ® continues to raise the bar across the industry, with powerful new features and functionality added with each new release, additional enhanced capability, and the promise of new and reoccurring revenue streams for professional technical operators working within the private sector.

Powerful features and functionality, combined with exceptional value, continues to support national security interests and requirements, as a cost effective platform, without compromise.

The latest release of the user-manual is now available for download from the password protected Technical Support Group (TSG) TM Resource Centre.

Kestrel TSCM Software Programming and Operation Manual

v1.35.3 | 20171210 | SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING AND OPERATION MANUAL (SPOM)

This latest release includes the operation of the recently released Time Differential Signal Analysis (TDSA) TM and sets the framework for the soon to be released Receiver Differential Signal Analysis (RDSA) TM and other recent changes within the software.

We encourage all authorized license end-users to download and review the latest version of the Software Programming and Operation Manual (SPOM) TM.

We have also released the latest version of the KestrelPod III | Kestrel Log Periodic (KLP) TM antenna kit, which is also available for download.

For additional information please contact Paul D Turner, TSS TSI at pdturner@pdtg.ca or Andrzej Wolczanski at awolczanski@pdtg.ca and we would be pleased to assist with your questions.

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 the longest running, Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) TM, and the most respected leading industry Kestrel TSCM Professional Software ®, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Wednesday December 06, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software Newsletter | 2018 Pricing Schedule

The Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software provides amazing value, by providing the best features and functionality, for the lowest cost of ownership, in its class.

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is pleased to announce that there will be no licensing fee increases for 2018.

A full standard software license is just $3,495.00 CAD, and supports our Dual Receiver Operation (DRO) TM, across up to three (3) personal computers, for maximum redundancy, and fail-safe operation in the field.

Our very powerful Automatic Export Control (OPT AEC) is just $495.00 CAD, making a fully loaded software license, up to 10 times less costly than competitive software products, which are not fully optimized for Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) applications.

This means that the mighty Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software fully optioned license, with all currently existing options, is just $3,990.00 CAD, (with today's US exchange rate, this is just $3,127.76 USD), based on the official exchange rate of the Bank of Canada confirmed on 2017-12-06, and subject to adjustment).

Unprecedented value for challenging budget constraints, in both the private, and public sector, strengthening operator capability, and enhancing mission success.

The Kestrel ® brand is built on strong ethical principles, and well founded on the development of powerful new innovation and definable milestones.

Kestrel TSCM Professional Software Value Driven

Kestrel ® continues to raise the bar across the industry, with powerful new features and functionality added with each new release, additional enhanced capability, and the promise of new and reoccurring revenue streams for professional technical operators working within the private sector.

Powerful features and functionality, combined with exceptional value, continues to support national security interests and requirements, as a cost effective platform, without compromise.

Are you ready for the next generation of advanced deployment tools and methodology?

The Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software is the way of the future, leaving obsolete concepts, out-dated deployment methods, and less than optimal equipment resources far behind.

For additional information please contact Paul D Turner, TSS TSI at pdturner@pdtg.ca or Andrzej Wolczanski at awolczanski@pdtg.ca and we would be pleased to assist with your questions.

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 the longest running, Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) TM, and the most respected leading industry Kestrel TSCM Professional Software ®, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Wednesday November 29, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software Newsletter | December 2017 (Now Available)

The Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software newsletter is now available for online viewing or download in a PDF format. It has been another busy month at Professional Development TSCM Group, with international travel and operational commitments, training, and newsletter writing.

In this issue we talk about the increasing demand for operational based training, and our enhanced training schedule to address increasing demand for technical operator certification opportunities.

There is also a timing discussion and feature introduction relating to our recently released Time Differential Signal Analysis (TDSA) TM and the soon to be released Receiver Differential Signal Analysis (RDSA) TM , both of which compliment our original Differential Signal Analysis (DSA) TM, now renamed as Location Differential Signal Analysis (LDSA) TM.

TSCM | LDSA | TDSA | RDSA

Confused, you should be, the addition of RDSA TM is a major milestone and achievement in bringing the most advanced operational deployment capability in history, and will change the way TSCM is conducted (on a professional level), and open new opportunity for a host of even more significant feature sets.

Kestrel ® has continued to raise the bar across the industry, with powerful new features and functionality, with enhanced capability and the promise of new and reoccurring revenue streams.

Are you ready for the next generation of advanced deployment tools and methodology?

For additional information please contact Paul D Turner, TSS TSI at pdturner@pdtg.ca or Andrzej Wolczanski at awolczanski@pdtg.ca and we would be pleased to assist with your questions.

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 the longest running, Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) TM, and the most respected leading industry Kestrel TSCM Professional Software ®, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Saturday November 25, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

MILIPOL 2017 | Conclusion

MILIPOL 2017 was a tremendous success for Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., this past week, in further building the Kestrel ® brand recognition globally.

We were very pleased with the number of new and known user, delegates that visited our exhibit for a detailed demonstration of the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software.

Our persistence in educating technical operators, end-users, and procurement managers about what to look for when purchasing TSCM equipment is finally taking hold, any many thanked us for our straight-forward approach in explaining Kestrel ® , and its suitability for their specific application, looking beyond the marketing hype, and looking for the details that are often not disclosed. In-fact some manufacturers, provide so little in the way of information, I am surprised sometimes that they sell anything at all.

We are still seeing glaring omissions, misrepresentations, and other potentially misleading information, being provided by sales representatives, and in many cases, by people with no direct experience in actually deploying competing technologies, in the wild.

Potential end-users, and technical operators are starting to ask the right questions about specifications, and more importantly, questioning the totally obsolete methodology proposed by those with little, or no, current operational experience in defensive technical counter-measures, and are starting to see the light, when it comes to believing that a law-enforcement, or military background, automatically qualify them to provide the final word on TSCM and RSSM TM subject matter.

Sales and marketing only get you so far, delivering modern innovation is key.

The best, and sad, part is that the more the competition talks, and directs people away from Kestrel ®, the better business gets, for Professional Development TSCM Group Inc. We have seen this over and over during the past decade, where the competition spends more time and effort worrying about the competition, than engaging in business opportunities.

The industry is massive, and the opportunities are endless. When end-users see the Kestrel ® software for the first time, they often remark about what they were told by some competitive product sales person. This is certainly discouraging, but our approach is to dispel the misleading information with qualified and quantified facts. Yes, another, lost opportunity for the competition, and other sale of the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software Signal Intelligence Support System (SISS) TM.

KESTREL SALES REACH NEW HIGH

Sometimes it seems that the competition is our best sales referral...

With a significant market share globally, Kestrel ® is leading the way to a greater understanding and acceptance of a modern moving target threat model and deployment approach methodology, in the eyes of the end-user, as outlined within the TSB 2000 (Technical) Standard TM, developed as the core development methodology of the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software.

For additional information please contact Paul D Turner, TSS TSI at pdturner@pdtg.ca or Andrzej Wolczanski at awolczanski@pdtg.ca and we would be pleased to assist with your questions.

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 the longest running, Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) TM, and the most respected leading industry Kestrel TSCM Professional Software ®, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Thursday November 23, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

MILIPOL 2017

It was another busy two days for our team at  MILIPOL 2017 in Paris France, as the momentum continues to build with many asking us why Kestrel ® is better than other similar resources from any number of manufacturers and software developers.

In the past, we have been somewhat reluctant to make any comparison between other products and our own, however, we have decided it is in the best interest of those expressing interest in our products to make a fair and comprehensive capability and feature comparative, when asked do do so by prospective customers.

There is so much misleading, incomplete, and inaccurate information available to potential customers, which is being cleverly marketed, in support of advancing sales, that many potential customers are coming to us for straight-forward, talk about the best deployment methodology and equipment resources.

For example, when questions arise, we ask a simple question in return, "how do you use the equipment" for whatever the particular question called for. The results are often bewildering, and very telling, but leads to a meaningful conversation based on actual field experience and deployment challenges, and then and discussion about the equipment utilized.

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., saw a significant increase in visitors from various government, military, and the private sector TSCM community this past week, with all very pleased about the current state of the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software, and the game changing standards of the Signal Hound SM200A Spectrum Monitoring receiver hardware, to be released January 15, 2017.

At the end of the 3rd day, additional internationally coordinated training opportunities were identified and set in motion for a number of government and military entities across Europe and other regions.

The demand for Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software training has significantly increased given the large number of professional level technical operators, who understand and see through the marketing hype out there, and new technical deployment standards, within a modern moving target threat model, globally.

Decision makers and technical operators, need to understand that both TSCM equipment resources and deployment methodology, have significantly advanced over the past decade, as new innovation detection strategies, and unfortunately, new persistent threats have appeared, demanding a change in direction, with the implementation of powerful new ideas, and modern technology solutions.

KESTREL INNOVATION | TSCM
I have heard the above phrase a number of times during the past few years, and at the surprise of many, to find we succeeded in delivering innovative milestones.

It is this very concept that has placed the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software at the leading edge of the TSCM and spectrum monitoring industry worldwide.

At PDTG Inc., we are not afraid of competition, nor do we accept the "no can do" mentality of industry standards and continue to advance affirmative change.

PDTG Inc., continues to push ahead with powerful new ideas, that "have never been done before".

The opportunity to demonstrate to the many end-users that utilize the advanced capability of the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software, and discuss the powerful advantages, have made a significant impact on the decision of many, to finally move to Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology.

This powerful trend, provides new opportunities for corporate, government, law-enforcement, and military operators deploying unique technology and dedicated, up to date software features, and look at the spectrum and other relevant data, the way it was meant to be viewed.

Many operators are surprised to learn that our Software Development Group (SDG) has close to 2000 new features and functionality implementation cases actively in process.

PDTG Inc., is continuing research and development efforts, on the present and future threats of state sponsored economic espionage, homeland security concerns, and perhaps most importantly, supporting the national security apparatus.

It takes powerful insight and dedication, of more than a quarter century of learning and building real-world experience within the TSCM community, to effectively alter the path, role, and direction, of the TSCM community.

PDTG Inc., is doing just that, one end-user at a time.

The change is becoming evident, and picking up steam, as more and more operators are getting on-board, and finally seeing the competitive marketing hype for what it is, and looking at real hardware specifications, real receiver speeds, and real world deployment factors, ignoring the "me too" attempts to compete.

The Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software is a powerful standards based, Software Defined Radio (SDR) application that significantly enhances TSCM and SIGINT applications and end-user requirements, bringing with it a new and modern technical standard, and a powerful deployment methodology, to the industry.

The Kestrel ® TSCM Professional Software is a professional resource that places the technical operator back in command of the mission based collection and analytical process.

The Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software is competitively priced at just $3,495.00 CAD, and currently supports hardware options starting at just $1,375.00 CAD, minimizing any argument for procuring this powerful, and innovative, award winning TSCM specific SDR application.

I have been asked several times during the past week, why our software is so reasonably priced? My response is simply, if you want to pay more, we can certainly arrange to charge you whatever amount you want to pay, above reasonable!

Our concept is delivering the best value for the most powerful features and functionality, and that are operator centric.

For additional information please contact Paul D Turner, TSS TSI at pdturner@pdtg.ca or Andrzej Wolczanski at awolczanski@pdtg.ca and we would be pleased to assist with your questions.

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 the longest running, Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) TM, and the most respected leading industry Kestrel TSCM Professional Software ®, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Monday November 20, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

PDTG Inc., Announces an Expanded Training and Certification Agenda for 2018

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., has more than doubled the number of training and certification training and programs for 2018 due to the increasingly high demand for advanced Certified Technical Operator (CTO) and Government Certified Technical Operator (GCTO) programs.

Many of the newly commissioned Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software programs are end-user, closed door sessions and scheduled to run at a number of international end-user specific venues leading up to the end of 2017 and well into the 2018 training year.

The Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software is a powerful standards based, Software Defined Radio (SDR) application that has taken the TSCM and SIGINT industry by storm globally, bringing an entirely new modern technical standard, and deployment methodology to the industry.

MOVING TARGET THREAT MODEL | TSCM

In a moving target threat model, the technical resources, technical approach, and technical operator, all must advance to meet today's real-world operational threat profile, wishful thinking and denial with simply place the end-user in a position of liability and the client at risk of a technical compromise, hoping something magical just happens.

All operators will agree that threat technology has changed dramatically, during the past decade, but most also will admit that the threat detection technology has not kept pace, with a developing, ever complex threat model.

The Kestrel ® TSCM Professional Software is a professional resource that places the technical operator back in command of the collection and analytical process.

If you have been putting off Certified Technical Operator (CTO) training, the enhanced schedule for 2018, provides an opportunity for you to attend this essential training.

The Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software means new and recurring revenue streams, and a significantly lower cost of ownership, enhanced competency during field deployment, and the technical operator will realize a higher Probability of Detection (POD) across the board.

Training extends your professional credibility!

The Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software is competitively priced at just $3,495.00 CAD, and currently supports hardware options starting at just $1,375.00 CAD, minimizing any argument for procuring this powerful, and innovative, award winning TSCM specific SDR application.

For additional information please contact Paul D Turner, TSS TSI at pdturner@pdtg.ca or Andrzej Wolczanski at awolczanski@pdtg.ca and we would be pleased to assist with your questions.

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 the longest running, Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) TM, and the most respected leading industry Kestrel TSCM Professional Software ®, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Saturday November 18, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

ISC EAST 2017 | Opening the Eyes of Technical Operators One at a Time!

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., exhibited at ISC East 2017 for the first time this past week, and was pleased with the show attendance, and the considerable traffic at our exhibit.

The Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software is a powerful standards based, Software Defined Radio (SDR) application that has taken the TSCM and SIGINT industry by storm worldwide, bringing with it an entirely new modern technical standard, and deployment methodology.

While many within the industry still don't get it, the threat model has changed, and obsolete methods and techniques no longer meet an acceptable level of due diligence, or in any way meet today's moving target threat model, in the corporate world, or at the national security level.

Kestrel TSCM Professional Software | Standards Based SDR Platform

The business model, like everything else in a globally connected world has significantly changed, but unfortunately, many manufacturers, big and small, continue to employ the same tired and obsolete practices, and simply are unwilling to look beyond current competitive strategies, rather than get with the program and deliver technology of the future, rather than that of the past.

Kestrel ® is a professional resource that places the technical operator back in command of the collection and analytical process. TSCM is not, and never was a function for the uninitiated, and untrained, with limited experience, who deploy an easy to turn-on, easy to operate spectrum analyzer for RF work, deployed for a few hours a couple of times a year.

The espionage trade-craft faced by today's technical operator requires powerful Software Defined Radio (SDR) platforms that enhance and complement the national security profile, across any number of countries in a coordinated effort to detect, identify, and neutralize hostile Technical Security Devices (TSD), and a new breed of power agile smart technology, including unintentional radiators that are deployed with significant sophistication, and simply cannot be detected by obsolete techniques and many of today's equipment resources.

The dangers of deploying foreign controlled software and equipment should be obvious, but becomes an attractive spy supply tool for those that are looking for a quick do it yourself job, or in making a quick dollar, providing sub-par services to unsuspecting end-users.

We have seen this occur across many industries from fake bomb detectors, to cheap and ineffective bug detectors in all price ranges.

It is essential that technical security operators understand the importance of looking past the marketing hype and dig deep into the practical aspects of the features and functionality offered, and perhaps, just as importantly, those that are missing, including the important specifications that many manufacturers simply fail to disclose for what should be obvious reasons, for the operator.

It is refreshing to speak to professional technical operators that understand this concept, and are abandoning ineffective and obsolete techniques and equipment that have not changed for more than 25 years in design concept, or targeted audience.

We welcome you to the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software community!

TSCM SIGINT RF SPECTRUM

Kestrel is an entirely new and very powerful RF spectrum analysis resource, combined with a modern deployment methodology, firmly based on today's moving target threat model, increasing the Probability of Detection (POD), with hightly evolved Waterfall Display (WFD) rendering, for analytical clarity, never before realized.

The Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software is competitively priced at just $3,495.00 CAD, and currently supports hardware options starting at just $1,375.00 CAD, minimizing any argument for procuring the innovative, award winning TSCM specific SDR application.

For additional information please contact Paul D Turner, TSS TSI at pdturner@pdtg.ca or Andrzej Wolczanski at awolczanski@pdtg.ca and we would be pleased to assist with your questions.

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 the longest running, Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) TM, and the most respected leading industry Kestrel TSCM Professional Software ®, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Saturday November 11, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | v1.35-3 Installers | 64-Bit | 32-Bit | Official Release

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., has posted for immediate download the latest release of the Kestrel TSCM Professional Software installer.

All licensed Kestrel ® end-users are encouraged to completely uninstall any current installer version of the software, and remove any drop files, beta files, and any renamed desktop ICONS, and install the v1.35-3 (64-Bit) or (32-Bit) installer application, to take advantage of the latest bug fixes, tweaks, and additional software features and functionality, included with this official installer release.

This release of the software includes a system check for required Microsoft dependencies including the 2012 and 2017 Visual "C" redistributables, and may require a computer restart. In this event, simply run the installer a second time, once the redistributables have been installed.

For additional information please contact Paul D Turner, TSS TSI at pdturner@pdtg.ca or Andrzej Wolczanski at awolczanski@pdtg.ca and we would be pleased to assist with your questions.

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 the longest running, Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) TM, and the most respected leading industry Kestrel TSCM Professional Software ®, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Friday November 10, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | 64-Bit | Fly Higher and Achieve Real-World Spectrum Domination!

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., continues to develop new industry disruptive and innovation RF solutions for Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) applications with each beta and full release installer.

PDTG Inc., has posted the 2018 training and certification program dates for 2018, for both attendance at our Resident Training Centre (RTC) in Cornwall Ontario Canada, and our newly commissioned Red Deer Training Centre (RDTC) located in Alberta Canada.

PDTG Inc., has recently undertaken mobile training endeavors worldwide, bringing our new Certified Government Technical Operator (CGTO) program directly to the end-user, in Canada, United States of America, and across Europe during the past year, as part of our contribution to national security readiness worldwide, in support of those entities entrusted with public safety and national security matters.

Technical Operator Comments | Kestrel | Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

If you would like to see what our customers and end-users are saying about the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software, please feel free to visit our Technical Operator Comments page.

Our advanced certification training is highly focused, and delivered by experienced and knowledgeable instructors who cut through all the hype and bull, while delivering years of practical field experience at all operational threat levels, and deliver hands-on mission specific knowledge to participants.

Our diverse training and knowledge is of end-user applications during real-world deployment, bring mission success to the top of the deployment priority list, by placing the technical operator back in charge of the collection and analytical process.

For additional information please contact Paul D Turner, TSS TSI at pdturner@pdtg.ca or Andrzej Wolczanski at awolczanski@pdtg.ca and we would be pleased to assist with your questions.

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 the longest running, Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) TM, and the most respected leading industry Kestrel TSCM Professional Software ®, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Saturday November 04, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | 64-Bit | Deployment Ready for Demanding Applications!

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., has posted the 2018 training and certification program dates for 2018, for both our Resident Training Centre (RTC) in Cornwall Ontario Canada, and our new Red Deer Training Centre (RDTC) located in Alberta Canada.

Certified Technical Operator (CTO)We are also currently committed to running a number of international on-site training for several government entities in the United States of America (USA), Europe (EU), and Canada.

Given the high demand for training and certification, it is strongly recommended that those interested in attending training during the coming year, consider completing and submitting a registration form early, well prior to the posted training and certification dates.

Our programs are in high demand, particularly for our Kestrel TSCM Professional Software, Certified Technical Operator (CTO, and our Certified Government Technical Operator (CGTO) programs.

Our training is highly focused, and delivered by experienced and knowledgeable instructors who cut through all the hype and bull, while delivering years of field experience and hands-on mission specific knowledge to participants.

For additional information please contact Paul D Turner, TSS TSI at pdturner@pdtg.ca or Andrzej Wolczanski at awolczanski@pdtg.ca and we would be pleased to assist with your questions.

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 the longest running, Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) TM, and the most respected leading industry Kestrel TSCM Professional Software ®, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Friday October 27, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | v1.35-1B (64-Bit) | v1.35-1B (32-Bit) | Available

It has been an amazing, and yet challenging development cycle during the past 6 months, as the might Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software has undergone a major generational change, to include fully updated development libraries, and the implementation of a new version control standard, for co-existence of our powerful 64-Bit release source code, and the latest developmentally identical v1.35-1B (32-Bit) release, for those who have not yet moved to a 64-Bit platform.

Kestrel TSCM Professional Software | 64-Bit Application

It is strongly recommended that all licensed users (host computer permitting), move to the new v1.35-1B (64-Bit) application to gain significant stability and performance advantages, over the 32-Bit application, which unfortunately limits memory usage to 3.5 GB, whereas the 64-Bit application, as no such limitations.

The soon to be released Signal Hound (SM200A) Spectrum Monitoring receiver hardware, is now fully supported and ready to go with a Kestrel Support Profile (KSP) TM already implemented, at Firmware (FW) v1.0, pending the official release of the SM200A production Firmware (FW).

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., and the Technical Research and Development Group (TRSG) TM, is working closely with the Kestrel ® Software Development Group (SDG) TM to bring even more powerful tools, unique features, and functionality to the v1.36xx release, soon to be released.

For additional information please contact Paul D Turner, TSS TSI at pdturner@pdtg.ca or Andrzej Wolczanski at awolczanski@pdtg.ca and we would be pleased to assist with your questions.

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 the longest running, Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) TM, and the most respected leading industry Kestrel TSCM Professional Software ®, all under one operational umbrella.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."


Friday October 20, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Advanced Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | Training

Our team deployed trainers to a Canadian military base today, and provided advanced familiarization training for some 75 participants attending at larger training exercise, on the base, at our assigned range, from more than 8 countries, completing a week of advanced explosives and terrorist activities familiarization related training for our team, and provided an opportunity for our team to provide advanced cross-training for a wide range of military participants.

Kestrel TSCMProfessional Development TSCM Group Inc., is firmly committed to doing our part to assist in the training and familiarization of the advanced concepts of Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM), SIGINT, and counter-terrorist concepts, and force protection across the joint operations groups.

Radio Frequency (RF) direction-finding, and advanced signal analysis familiarization training was also provided during the intense training agenda on the range, in conjunction with advanced explosives training.

Our team is often deployed to deliver advanced operational level training and certification across North America, throughout the United Kingdom, and European Union.

Our Technical Security Branch (TSB) TM and Technical Research and Standards Group (TRSG) TM are recognized industry leaders in delivering advanced training and certification programs at the national security level.

Congratulations to those military and law-enforcement personnel who met the exacting requirements and objectives for training completion certificates from today's event.

A personal visit by the base commander, and his staff was a welcomed surprise during the afternoon, and provided an opportunity for our instructional staff to explain the nature and objectives of the advanced training our team delivered during range day.

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 October 19, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | v1.35-10 (64-Bit) Beta | Advanced Users Only

 Our Software Development Group (SDG) TM has released a new 64-Bit application Beta release, to include several recent bug fixes and software optimizations.

This 64-Bit Beta maintenance release is not an installer, and is recommended for advanced users only, should you wish to advance test the pending full 64-Bit code release.

Signal Hound SDR SM200AWith only a few suitable Software Defined Radio (SDR) receivers available for professional applications, it is critical to examine carefully, the specifications before committing to a purchase at the hardware level.

It is essential to see through the marketing hype, and identify what mission specific features, and functionality are important, for the intended deployment requirements, in a modern moving target threat model.

Our Technical Security Specialist's (TSS) are often asked to make recommendations and comment on the various benefits and limitations of various manufacturer's software and hardware options.

Our experienced technical operators are more than happy to offer our assistance in providing objective direction, as to the best options for particular end-user applications.

If you have any questions, please contact our Canadian based Technical Support Group (TSG) TM for assistance.

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 October 15, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software

The Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software development has reached a powerful milestone in achievement during the past year, particularly with the release of the latest 64-Bit code, and support for the latest Signal Hound SM200A Spectrum Monitoring receiver hardware.

Our original aims, goals, and objectives remain priorities, delivering the most powerful resource, specifically developed for Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM), bring the most value for the least amount of budget.

Our product development team focus is to ensure the software is operator centric, and places the technical operator firmly in charge of the mission and analytical process, while being fully responsive to the individual needs and requirements of the national security apparatus, government, law-enforcement, military, and private sector technical security operators, in support of a common national security interest.

Kestrel TSCM Professional Software

There are many other new features and capability on the way to meet tomorrows challenges today! Our software is a professional resource, developed and designed by professionals, for professionals.

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 October 13, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | v1.35-8 (64-Bit) Beta | Advanced Users Only

We have released a new 64-Bit application Beta release, to include several recent bug fixes and software optimizations.

This 64-Bit Beta release is not an installer, and is recommended for advanced users only.

If you have any questions, please contact our Canadian based Technical Support Group (TSG) TM for assistance.

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 October 12, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM Professional Software | v1.34-14 (32-Bit) Installer Update

We have released a new 32-Bit application installer, to include several recent bug fixes and software optimizations.

It is strongly recommended that all authorized users of the 32-Bit application, uninstall any previous versions of the software and run the new installer to gain the benefit of the bug fixes and other optimizations.

If you have any questions, please contact our Canadian based Technical Support Group (TSG) TM for assistance.

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 September 29, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | October 2017 Newsletter

The October 2017 edition of the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software newsletter is now available for online viewing, and download in a PDF format.

In this edition, we address the importance of not contaminating the RF spectrum, or the local power grid during technical  inspections.

In particular, the requirement to provide continuous spectrum monitoring of both the ambient RF spectrum environment, and conduct detailed evaluations of the local power grid, are essential, given the many new devices utilizing the power grid at the consumer and commercial level.

SM200A KESTREL TSCM PAUL D TURNERIn this edition, we have also offered our initial observations and comments relating to the the new Signal Hound (SM200A) Spectrum Monitoring receiver soon to be released into the wild.

Our first impressions concluded that there is a lot of advanced technology and engineering packed into this amazingly compact Spectrum Monitoring receiver, that not only changes the game (again), but also throws out the rule book.

This is the same forward-thinking and innovation that has positioned the mighty Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software, as an industry leading software for Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) and Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM, worldwide.

This receiver is a simply awesome in design with operation across a 20 GHz bandwidth, and a whopping 160 MHz of Real-Time IF Bandwidth

The search speed is also impressive at 1 THz / Sec across 20 GHz at 30 kHz RBW.

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 September 19, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Signal Hound  (SM200A) Prototype | Europe Product Demonstrations

DSEI 2017 proved to be a very successful exhibition, and our on-going travel throughout Europe, with the Signal Hound (SM200A) prototype product demonstration, is generating significant interest in replacing obsolete spectrum analyzers and receivers, with the new Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software, (64-Bit application) and the soon to be released, powerful Signal Hound (SM200A) Spectrum Monitoring receiver running from 100 kHz to 20 GHz with a 160 MHz (Real-Time) IF Bandwidth, and a blazing search speed of 1 THz at 30 kHz RBW, 160 GHz @ 10 kHz RBW, and 20 GHz @ 1 kHz RBW.

Kestrel TSCM | Signal Hound SM200A
The above image illustrates a 20 GHz ROI running at 18 FPS or 360 GHz per second at 20 kHz RBW, demonstrating Live View Analysis (LVA), and Positional Zoom Control (PZC) to display 1.6 GHz to 2.6 GHz | Click to see a full size image.

Modern threat model realities demand powerful new TSCM specific solutions that place the technical operator back in charge of the analytical process, and provide meaningful Probability of Intercept (POI) and honest Probability of Detection (POD) estimations, within the perspective of a real-world deployment environment.

Changing the methodology is essential, as this cannot be accomplished by hardware and software alone, and the traditional approach to TSCM, no longer meets an acceptable level of due-diligence.

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 September 18, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Beta Release | v1.35-4-64 Now Available!

Version 1.35-4-64 is the initial release code for the soon to be released 64-Bit installer version of the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software.Kestrel 64-Bit Application

It is not an installer and runs from its own desktop directory, simply unzip the directory and run the EXE file from a desktop shortcut.

There is no need to uninstall, or stop using the current 32-Bit code.

Please note this is a Beta release and there are may be unknown bugs, however, stability is good and we are utilizing the 64-Bit code operationally in the field, and in the lab successfully.

Crash reporting is implemented in this release, so please feel free to provide any comments relative to noted bugs and instability concerns, via the crash reporter or by email to pdturner@pdtg.ca

This release also includes the Kestrel Support Profile (KSP) TM for the soon to be released Signal Hound SM200A SDR receiver hardware (100 kHz to 20 GHz) @ 1 THz sweep speed at 30 kHz RBW, with 160 MHz IF Bandwidth.

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 September 15, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

London Terror Attack | DSEI 2017

Another trip to London (UK), and another cowardly terrorist attack on a commuter train south west of the city. Our team is safe and on high-alert for other potential incidents, while in country, which has simply become a part of our international travel protocol for Europe.

Although, it would appear that the device did not function as expected, more than 20 people were injured in the attack. The device failed to detonate high order, and resulting in a fire ball causes burns to an unknown number of passengers.

On a more positive note, our team, had another excellent day at DSEI 2017 with numerous new opportunities for the sale of the mighty Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software and the soon to be released Signal Hound (SM200A) which was demonstrated during the event.

After receiving the SM200A just the day prior to our departure to London, our Software Development Group (SDG) TM achieved a whopping 360 GHz / Second from 100 kHz to 20 GHz, at 20 kHz RBW, after just a few hours of integration of a Kestrel Support Profile (KSP) TM.

Signal Hound is to be congratulated on the development of, what is perhaps the most significant Software Defined Radio (SDR) hardware to enter the market, supporting TSCM, SIGINT, and Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM as a powerful cross- deployment resource.

It is encouraging to see the reaction of delegates and guests, when our Technical Security Specialist's (TSS) TM run through a live demonstration of the SM200A running against the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software.

Although, Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., has only had the hardware prototype for the few days leading up to the exhibition, our Software Development Group (SDG), has completed a significant part of the SDR receiver integration, specifically for DSEI 2017.

The SM200A and the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software, sweeps at 1 THz / Sec at 30 kHz RBW, advancing the Probability of Intercept (POI) during operator assisted RF sweeps, unattended Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM), and managed Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM.

Kestrel ® is the only operator centric, full featured SDR application on the market, that puts the technical operator back in charge of the collection and analytical process, with mission agnostic features and functionality, bringing the most powerful tools, for the least amount of money.

It is interesting that one company (not exhibiting), self described as the the competition, repeatedly attended our exhibit to inform our staff that they have a better, faster system, but were so insecure and apparently threatened, by the mighty Kestrel ® and the new SM200A prototype, that they felt it necessary to repeatedly try to intimidate our exhibit staff, while obviously, very defensive about our solution. When advised of export restrictions on some of our products, they indicated, they sell their products to anyone. All I can say, is I am glad that the Kestrel TSCM ®  Software and the Signal Hound SM200A products, are sold ethically, and in compliance with all export control regulations.

Kestrel - Leading TSCM Software

This is yet another reason not to buy foreign software and hardware solutions, in my opinion, when such entities, fail to be discriminating about the end-user, or destination country for which products are sold.

The national security apparatus in numerous countries, trust Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., with there unique requirements, and we will continue to be discriminating with respect to international sales of all products and professional services, without compromise.

We hope you will take the time to compare the Signal Hound (SM200A) and the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software, against any available resource you might already own, or are considering purchasing and see for yourself why many existing solutions simply don't stand up to a modern moving target threat model.

There is an excellent product comparison chart available on the www.kestreltscm.com website, outlining the core capability of Kestrel ®, so that you can properly compare, and review impartial factual information about any other competitive product of interest.

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 September 14, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Signal Hound SM200A | DSEI 2017

Another amazing day at DSEI 2017 with the introduction of the new Signal Hound (SM200A) Spectrum Monitoring receiver in London.

It is encouraging to see the reaction of visitors, when our Technical Security Specialist's (TSS) run through a live demonstration of the latest SDR hardware from Signal Hound.

Kestrel TSCM | National SecurityAlthough, Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., has only had the hardware prototype for the few days leading up to the exhibition, our Software Development Group (SDG), has completed a significant part of the SDR receiver integration.

The new SM200A is on display at DSEI 2017, along with the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software, sweeping 1 THz / Sec at 30 kHz RBW, advancing the Probability of Intercept (POI) during operator assisted RF sweeps, unattended Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM), and managed Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM.

Kestrel ® is the only operator centric, full featured SDR application on the market, that puts the technical operator back in charge of the collection and analytical process, with mission agnostic features and functionality, bringing the most powerful tools, for the least amount of money.

A full Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software license is just $3,495.00 CAD and OPT AEC is just $495.00 CAD, and the Signal Hound (SM200A) is just $11,900.00 USD, bringing powerful new capability to private sector and public sector security apparatus.

We hope you will take the time to compare the Signal Hound (SM200A) and the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software, against any available resource you might already own, or are considering purchasing and see for yourself why many existing solutions simply don't stand up to a modern moving target threat model.

There is an excellent product comparison chart available on the www.kestreltscm.com website, outlining the core capability of Kestrel ®, so that you can properly compare, and review impartial factual information about any other competitive product of interest.

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 September 13, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | Signal Hound SM200A | DSEI 2017

The new Signal Hound SM200A Spectrum Monitoring receiver has been the hit of the party during the first 2 days of the DSEI 2017 exhibition in London.

This amazing new SDR receiver is on display with the Kestrel TSCM Professional Software, and the SM200A has not only changed the game, but it has thrown out the rule book, sweeping 1 THz / second at 30 kHz RBW, significantly improving the Probability of Intercept (POI) during operator assisted RF sweeps, unattended Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM), and managed Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM.

SM200A | Signal Hound

The SM200A is the new standard in Software Defined Radio (SDR) hardware, that will put an abrupt end to the "me too" competitive products that try to imitate specialized professional level TSCM, and Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM applications, and solutions.

If the new Signal Hound SM200A does not convince private sector and public sector technical operators that they are not seeing the RF spectrum environment the way it was meant to be seen, with their current equipment resources, I am afraid nothing ever will!

Professional technical operators are strongly encouraged to review the and compare the technical and operational advantages between competitive products.

Let Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., show you what you have been missing!

Kestrel ® is the only operator centric, full featured SDR application on the market, that puts the technical operator back in charge of the collection and analytical process, with mission agnostic features and functionality, bringing the most powerful tools, for the least amount of money.

Price point value Vs the capability of the application, significantly enhances the Probability of Intercept (POD), and Probability of Detection (POD), when deployment takes into consideration time-on-target.

A full Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software license is just $3,495.00 CAD and OPT AEC is just $495.00 CAD, and the Signal Hound (SM200A) is just $11,900.00 USD, bringing powerful new capability to private sector and public sector security apparatus.

We hope you will take the time to compare the Signal Hound SM200A and the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software, against any available resource you might already own, or are considering purchasing and see for yourself why many existing solutions simply don't stand up to a modern moving target threat model.

There is an excellent product comparison chart available on the www.kestreltscm.com website, outlining the core capability of Kestrel ®, so that you can properly compare, and review impartial factual information about any other competitive product of interest.

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 September 08, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | Signal Hound SM200A

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is pleased to confirm that our pre-production SM200A has been delivered through the absolutely exceptional efforts and engineering capability of Signal Hound this week, just in time for DSEI 2017.

This receiver has not only changed the game, but it has thrown out the rule book, sweeping 20 GHz at more than 200 GHz (10 FPS), as displayed on the (UI) and 1 THz in the background, taking Probability of Intercept (POI) to an entirely new level.

Although there is plenty development work within the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software framework, to complete for the full production release, the initial connectivity testing and runtime results of the SM200A prototype receiver, is simply astounding! This is what innovation is all about!

As an experienced technical operator, I am seeing spectrum events and signal level detail never before visible with any other spectrum analyzer that I have ever utilized.

The SM200A is the new standard in Software Defined Radio (SDR) hardware, that will put an abrupt end to the "me too" competitive products that try to imitate specialized professional level TSCM and Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM applications, and solutions.

If the new Signal Hound SM200A does not convince private sector and public sector technical operators that they are not seeing the RF spectrum environment the way it was meant to be seen, with their current equipment resources, I am afraid nothing ever will!

If you are a professional technical operator, within the private sector or national security apparatus, I strongly recommend you consider placing a pre-production release, order for this product, to be one of the first to experience a powerful new dimension in specialized TSCM focused spectrum analysis.

Let Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., show you what you have been missing!

We hope you will take the time to compare the SM200A and the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software with any available resource you might already own, or are considering purchasing.

The Kestrel Support Profile (KSP) TM for the Signal Hound (SM200A) is now ready, and waiting for the full production release of the SM200A hardware.

Signal Hound SM200A | Bug Sweep | TSCM | Paul D Turner

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., will have the SM200A at DSEI 2017 and other exhibiting opportunities throughout the remainder of the year, leading up to the official production release of the SM200A, expected within in the next 60 days.

The unique design, superb engineering,  and advanced capability of the SM200A will bring new opportunities and powerful new TSCM, SIGINT, and RSSM TM, features and functionality, within the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software platform, only possible with the SM200A.

It not only looks good, but it is a solid example of what professional engineering is all about, and it provides powerful performance at an exceptional price point of just $11,900.00 USD ($14,695.00 CAD), based on current exchange rates.

Professional Development TSCM Group is currently taking advance orders for the Canadian market, as the exclusive Signal Hound distributor for Canada.

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 August 30, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | Signal Hound SM200A

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is pleased to confirm that our initial connectivity testing of the Signal Hound (SM200A) development prototype receiver, communication package, was a tremendous success this past week.

This lab based testing will ensure that the Kestrel Support Profile (KSP) TM for the Signal Hound (SM200A) will be ready, as soon as the production release of the SM200A is official.

Our Software Development Group (SDG) TM, has just returned from a visit to Signal Hound, after completing a series of initial support profile testing of the API with the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software, which has been on-going for several months.

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is on track to have the SM200A at DSEI 2017 and other exhibit opportunities throughout the remainder of the year, and leading up to the official production release of the SM200A expected within in the next 60 days.

The unique design and advanced capability of the SM200A will bring new opportunities and powerful new TSCM, SIGINT, and RSSM TM, features and functionality, in the fight against state sponsored economic-espionage, terrorism, and other mission specific requirements faced by the private and public sector 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 August 29, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | 64-Bit Application

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is pleased to announce that our long awaited for 64-Bit release is now available for download and Beta testing by all licensed users.Kestrel 64-Bit Application

This is a Beta release announcement only, and is intended for advanced users.

The full dual 32-Bit | 64-Bit installer will be compiled and follow within the next couple of weeks, once final field and lab qualifications are completed.

Beta testers are encouraged to submit comments on any noted bugs or stability issues, prior to the official code release.

The ability to harness the full potential of the computer processor, GPU, and maximize available memory is all realized within a 64-Bit computing environment.

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 19, 2017

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI

ERII Counter-Intelligence Conference 2017 | Washington

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is pleased to have presented numerous subject matter presentations on the technical aspects of Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) at the Espionage Research Institute (ERII) this past week in Washington.

Kestrel TSCM ERII 2017 Counter-Espionage ConferenceAndrzej and I look forward to attending the ERII Conference Event, and look forward to collaborating with professional colleagues from around the globe who are focused on contributing to the good of the industry.

As a member of the ERII Advisory Board, I strongly encourage TSCM operators, corporate security directors, and other practitioners to get involved at ERII 2018 and perhaps present a subject matter topic, or attend and simply learn something new to sharpen your skills.

Please contact ERII directly, or our office for information about membership, and attending the next ERII Counter-Intelligence Conference.

Our ERII 2017 contribution included the following presentations;

Understanding the Core Advantages of Low Cost Software Defined Radio (SDR) Technology

An Operational Review of Commonly Deployed TSCM Antenna Designs

Multiple Sensor | Remote Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring (RSSM) TM

Power Line Carrier (PLC) | Signal Path Analytics

Introducing Kestrelnet TM | Autonomous Collection and Measurement System (AMCS) TM

Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software | Advanced Tune-Up and Refresher

Understanding the Key Benefits of Operating in IF Broadband (IFB) 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..."


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.

"Innovation is simply the Beginning..."

 

 

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