PolyPhaser | Transtector Systems, part of the global technology business Smiths Interconnect, recently participated in a national conference showcasing business initiatives to protect commercial infrastructure from the EMP threat. The conference, titled Protecting America from Permanent Continental Shutdown from Electromagnetic Pulse, was held in Niagara Falls, NY September 8-10, 2009.
It focused on innovative, future technologies to protect mission critical facilities and information from EMP or solar storm catastrophe. Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich and Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee delivered keynote addresses while PolyPhaser | Transtector provided expert participation during panel discussions.
PolyPhaser | Transtector has become one of the industry leading suppliers of Department of Defense programs with EMP transient protection filters, designed to keep military electronics and communication systems operational in the event of an EMP strike.
Shawn Thompson, President of the Protection Technology Group, said “Moving into the commercial applications for EMP such as food preparation, utilities, healthcare, first responders and state and local governments is a natural growth path for our organization.”
Transtector is helping firms all around the world to develop technologies that protect our nation’s critical assets against man-made and environmental electromagnetic surge threats.
About the Protection Technology Group
The Protection Technology Group, part of Smiths Interconnect, includes five brands; PolyPhaser, Transtector Systems, DOWIN, LEA International and RO Associates. As industry leaders in surge protection, the Protection Technology Group provides expertise in consulting, design and manufacturing of RF, AC, DC, data and signal surge protection, communications power cabinets, EMP protection and power quality engineering services. Working across the organization the group provides valuable end-to-end power and signal integrity solutions for markets that include telecommunications, medical imaging, transportation, energy, security and the military.
About Smiths Interconnect
Smiths Interconnect (www.smithsinterconnect.com
) is a leading provider of specialized electronic and radio frequency products for the wireless telecommunications, aerospace, defense, and medical markets. It is part of Smiths Group (www.smiths.com
), a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 22,000 people in more than 50 countries.