Group Demonstrates 5.9GHz DSRC Packet Sniffer

Industry team demonstrates verification test tool that advances adoption
    of key VII technologyTORONTO, Nov. 17 /CNW/ - ITS World Congress, New York - Sirit Inc.
("Sirit") (TSX: SI), a global provider of radio frequency identification
("RFID") technology, today announced during the ITS World Congress show in New
York City that they will demonstrate a Dedicated Short Range Communications
("DSRC") Packet Sniffer at the ITS World Congress using the event's "11th
Avenue Theatre" Vehicle Infrastructure Integration ("VII") technology
demonstration area.
    The Packet Sniffer is a listening device used to independently verify
transmitted DSRC data and protocols. The new test tool is the first device to
verify IEEE 802.11p and 1609 standards based "Over-the-Air" transmissions. It
incorporates the NTRU Aerolink(TM) 1609.2 Security and is the first
OmniAir-Approved Test Tool. OmniAir's mission is to develop and offer the
means to provide conformance, certification and interoperability test services
to increase confidence in DSRC technology and its deployment.

    DSRC Overview
    5.9GHz DSRC is a compelling VII technology designed to provide
standards-based, interoperable, low latency, highly secure, high-bandwidth
vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications enabling a
broad range of applications. Its development represents a critical milestone
toward the realization of the combined goals of reduced accidents and
fatalities as well as improved mobility - all on one platform. A prominent
attribute of 5.9GHz DSRC is that it's based on open standards and can be built
by any supplier. This creates a more competitive environment, improves
contestability, efficiency, and innovation. Still, in the transport community
funding is limited, particularly for new technology. For those working with
tight budgets, OmniAir verification increases confidence that VII technology
is performing as planned. This ultimately increases acceptance and in turn
aids deployment.

    DSRC Benefits
    As an independent single-channel listening device, the 5.9GHz Packet
Sniffer is a low-cost autonomous protocol analysis tool that verifies
transmitted data against published VII protocols. The software runs on a
Windows(R) XP laptop and captures and decodes over-the-air data packets. The
single-channel radio listening device detects DSRC units within a short range
and monitors either the control channel or service channel. It decodes WSA
("WAVE Service Announcement"), WSM ("WAVE Short Message") and UDP ("User
Datagram Protocol") messages per IEEE 1609 and SAE J2735 standards along with
embedded security certificates. If the data transmitted over the 802.11p radio
does not meet protocols, the test tool reports the data seen and provides
information on whether the data can be decoded properly. The Packet Sniffer
represents a critical step for Sirit's customers by providing a low cost
verification tool for OmniAir 5.9GHz DSRC device standards compliance program.
    Sirit originated its work with the DSRC Industry Consortium with the
responsibility of testing the developed technology against the emerging 5.9GHz
standards. Currently, Sirit continues its RF Communications testing role in
VII proof of concept development. Sirit participates in the IEEE and SAE
standards development and several industry associations, such as IBTTA, ITS
America and OmniAir. Sirit uses its field application experience to develop
the RF test tools needed for the emerging 5.9 GHz DSRC technology.
    Sirit will be performing demonstrations showcasing the full capabilities
of the DSRC Packet Sniffer at 1:15pm daily at their booth No. 366 during the
ITS World Congress show, in addition to static demonstrations of the packet
sniffer during the show hours at both the Sirit booth No. 366 and an OmniAir
members booth No. 849.

    About Sirit Inc.

    Sirit Inc. (TSX: SI) is a leading provider of Radio Frequency
Identification (RFID) technology worldwide. Harnessing the power of Sirit's
enabling-RFID technology, customers are able to more rapidly bring high
quality RFID solutions to the market with reduced initial engineering costs.
Sirit's products are built on more than 15 years of RF domain expertise
addressing multiple frequencies (LF/HF/UHF), multiple protocols and are
compliant with global standards. Sirit's broad portfolio of products and
capabilities can be customized to address new and traditional RFID market
applications including Supply Chain & Logistics, Cashless Payment (including
Electronic Tolling), Access Control, Automatic Vehicle Identification, Near
Field Communications, Inventory Control & Management, Asset Tracking and
Product Authentication. For more information, visit www.sirit.com.

    About the OmniAir Consortium

    The OmniAir Consortium is a non-profit trade association established to
enable the national deployment of effective, interoperable 5.9GHz DSRC systems
through the member-defined OmniAir Certification program. By testing for
standard hardware and application protocols that together permit 'True
Interoperability,' the Consortium seeks to ensure that all members -
operators, application service providers, integrators, and the consumer -
realize maximum benefit from their OmniAir-certified products in a reliable
and dynamic environment.
    OmniAir is intended to be the mark that confirms a DSRC system is
compliant with industry-designed and maintained standards. This third-party
certification will help advance interoperable, secure, and cost-effective
vehicle-to-roadside communication systems, particularly 5.9GHz DSRC systems
that operate in the frequency allocated by the Federal Communications
Commission. The certification program is defined and maintained by OmniAir
members and in the end, provides the transportation industry a clear means of
identifying standards compliant, interoperable products. For more information,
visit www.omniair.org.

    About NTRU

    NTRU Cryptosystems, Inc. is a leading security software and services
provider to the platform and embedded security markets. Since 1996, NTRU has
provided cryptographic products and services to major corporations in the
design and integration of strong security solutions for their products in a
wide range of markets. NTRU's core competencies extend from design and
development of standards based security architectures and protocols to the
cryptosystem design and implementation of security solutions based on the NTRU
algorithm suite and other major algorithms. NTRU is headquartered in Acton,
Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.ntru.com.

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