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Intelligent RF Solutions Delivers First Unit of New SMART Product Line

iWR-6910 Miniature Microwave Tuner Is First Commercial SMART Deployment

Sparks, MD—April 5, 2016—Intelligent RF Solutions (iRF) today announced the first commercial shipment of its new SMART (Scalable Modular Architecture for Receive/Transmit applications) product line. SMART employs a next generation architecture which is easier to transport between platforms and update as customer needs evolve. SMART redefines the hardware infrastructure used in a variety of intelligence and military applications with modular components and various open architecture platforms. This combination extends the usable life of hardware while also reducing the overall cost to performance ratio.

The SMART product line will eventually include multiple units including RF tuners, frequency converters, and software definable receivers. The first commercial shipment of the iWR-6910 Miniature Microwave Tuner represents a significant advance for iRF. It features exceptionally small size and weight for remote, tactical installations. This makes the iWR-6910 versatile for a variety of platforms including airborne and mobile platforms such as in unmanned aerial vehicles.

“SMART requires significant engineering commitment,” said Jeff Sanders, CEO of iRF, “we think SMART is the future of RF solutions. It’s an open architecture platform which gives customers much greater flexibility. It also extends the lifetime of the RF hardware because it can be reconfigured as applications evolve.”

The iWR-6910 tuner brick operates over a frequency range of 0.5 to 26.5 GHz with a maximum IF bandwidth of 500MHz. The device weighs 3 pounds and runs off 12V DC while consuming 28 watts.

“This is just the first of our SMART components to go into production. We had to build components from the ground up, many of which are used in other parts of the SMART product line”, said Sanders. “We have been overwhelmed by the market response to SMART and are now delivering the actual product to customers.”

For more information on SMART or the iWR-6910, visit http://irf-solutions.com.

About Intelligent RF Solutions

Intelligent RF Solutions produces mission critical RF hardware for the Signals Intelligence, Military, and Electronic Warfare community.  Our RF solutions are used to power intelligence initiatives because we provide highly reliable equipment along with exceptional service and support to keep critical missions up and running.  Our products include high performance microwave receivers, tuners, frequency converters, and RF distribution products. Based in Sparks, Maryland, iRF’s SMART product line is the latest innovation in the company’s 40+ year history. For more information on Intelligent RF Solutions visit http://irf-solutions.com.

Thank You Veterans!

We, at iRF, would like to say thank you to all of our active and retired military personnel. We interact with the military every single day so we understand the commitment and selfless dedication required of our warriors. Freedom is never free. It’s a fight that happens every single day from the homeland to the most remote corners of earth. It is defended and supported by our troops, often at tremendous cost. Because of you, we have the opportunity to live happy, productive lives.

So, thank you for your service. One day out of 365 is not enough to repay you—not even close. We are 100% committed to helping you succeed in your mission and, when retired, as a veteran.

God Bless America and God Bless our military and veterans. Happy Veteran’s Day.

From Everyone at Intelligent RF Solutions

iRF Solutions Moves to New Facility

November 2013

We are proud to serve you from our new, more efficient facility in Sparks, Maryland, just a few miles from our former Hunt Valley building. This production-ready facility includes a 15,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art design and manufacturing center.

14600 York Road, Suite B
Sparks MD 21151

Phone: 443-595-8500

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Cobham SIGINT Products Is Now iRF Solutions

August 9, 2013

Good News for Hunt Valley SIGINT Inc. Customers

Cobham CES and intelligent RF Solutions (iRF) architect a business continuation strategy for the Hunt Valley operation.

The Transaction

Earlier in 2013, Hunt Valley SIGINT Inc. was scheduled for immediate closure. In response to customer outcry, Cobham CES invited proposals for a business continuation strategy for the Hunt Valley Operation. The iRF proposal represented the best win-win solution for Cobham, Hunt Valley employees, and Hunt Valley customers. The asset sale, which was completed on June 14, 2013, ensures availability of all mission critical, single source, Hunt Valley products that support the Global Defense and Intelligence Mission. As part of the transaction iRF is supporting all warranty and post warranty repairs. We sincerely thank the many customers who actively supported this transaction!

The Team

The iRF team includes many familiar names and faces. Geoff Timmer leads the team, which includes the current Hunt Valley team and a well-backed financial investor team including Jeff Sanders (ex-President, CEO of Eclipse Electronics Systems, now an Esterline Company) who joins iRF as Chairman of the Board. Geoff worked in Hunt Valley (then an Addams Russell/MA-COM company) in the late 1980s prior to becoming President of APCOM Inc., cofounder of Celerity Systems and Acceleration Systems, which were acquired by L3 Communication in 1998. Most recently he was Vice President of Business Development of Mercury Computer Systems, Microwave and Digital Solutions Group. “I’m proud to be back leading the Hunt Valley team. I am personally committed to returning the organization to a customer focused, responsive partner”.

Marty Cunningham (previously of Tyco, Hunt Valley, and most recently DRS) is leading iRF’s sales and marketing efforts.  John Neubert leads the day-to-day operations as VP/GM and is joined by Jim Dorsey as CTO, RF Architect, and Alicia Fowler, International Trade Compliance. 

The Plan

Effective immediately iRF is receiving contracts for products and support. We are reengaging with all Hunt Valley customers and renewing our manufacturer’s representative agreements. iRF will remain in the Hunt Valley facility until September 30th, 2013 to ensure a seamless move to a new facility in the Hunt Valley area. As part of the asset purchase we have acquired all Hunt Valley test equipment, Intellectual Property for all Hunt Valley products, as well as the complete inventory. We are registered with SAM.GOV and the NSA ARC, and have reapplied for all required export licenses to support our international customer base.

Moving Ahead

We apologize on behalf of Cobham for the uncertainty, confusion, and disruption the facility closure announcement created. We at iRF look forward to your support as we rapidly evolve into an organization you will be proud to call a partner!