Pendulum Instruments Acquires Naviva GPS Signal Generators and Expands its Product Portfolio

    STOCKHOLM, Feb. 5 /CNW/ - Pendulum Instruments, a company of the Orolia
Group (NYSE Alternext Paris - FR0010501015 - ALORO), today announced the
expansion of its product portfolio with the addition of a one-channel, single
frequency (L1) GPS signal generator. This high-technology solution dedicated
to complex navigation applications and environments has been acquired from
Naviva, a Space Systems Finland (SSF) business unit, a leading provider of
location technologies. This GPS signal generator named "GSG-L1" will be
integrated with Pendulum's product range and sold under Pendulum brand name.
Pendulum instruments and Naviva will further collaborate to develop
next-generation GPS signal generators.

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    Harald Kruger, CEO of Pendulum Instruments declared: "We have strong
ambitions and expectations in the growing Global Navigation Satellite System
test market. The expansion of our product portfolio is part of our strategy to
strengthen our position within the time and frequency test and measurement
    Mika Jahkola, Managing Director of SSF underlined: "The impressive
Pendulum Instruments distribution channels will enhance the GSG-L1 sales
potential worldwide by reaching most of the potential targeted customers. The
acquisition of such a product answers perfectly SSF and Pendulum Instruments
business opportunities."
    The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
    The GSG-L1 is a very cost-efficient GPS signal generator for production
test or R&D purposes. GSG-L1 is for example suited for fast, efficient and
low-cost production line testing of mobile phones with integrated
GPS-receivers. Thanks to the very wide RF level range from -18 to -175 dBm,
the sensitivity of all types of GPS receivers can be verified with a minimum
of delay.

    Main product features:

    -  Very accurate one-channel GPS signal generator
    -  Ideal for GPS receiver production test purposes
    -  Wide RF output power range enables both conducted and air-to-air
    -  Fully programmable with easy to use I/O protocol

    The GSG-L1 will be available for deliveries in March 2009
    For more information, please contact

    About Pendulum Instruments

    Pendulum Instruments, a company of the Orolia Group, is the world's
expert in time and frequency, calibration, measurement and analysis. An
industry leader serving the electronics, communications, metrology and
military markets. Pendulum's headquartered in Stockholm.

    About Orolia

    Orolia is a high-technology group specialized in precise timing,
positioning and synchronization. Orolia provides high-precision electronics
equipments that help determine the 'where and when' of people, objects or
events in large and growing markets such as Defense & Security, Space &
Navigation and Telecom & Broadcasting. The Orolia group deploys its systems
worldwide through four companies: Pendulum Instruments, Spectracom,
SpectraTime and T4Science.

    About Space Systems Finland

    Space Systems Finland is a software engineering company specialized in
high-reliability on-board software. Headquartered in Espoo, SSF has grown into
one of the major and most established players in the European space industry.
Space Systems Finland's business unit Naviva is specialized in providing
high-technology GPS signal generators, pseudolites and navigation solutions
for complex navigation applications and environments.


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