RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — Porticos, Inc. announced today that is has entered into a service contract with JPS Communications, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Raytheon Company. Under the terms of this contract, Porticos will provide general engineering design services to JPS Communications on a continuing basis which includes mechanical design, drafting, analysis and testing support.
“This is how we prefer to take care of our clients,” explains Kevin Carpenter, Chief Engineer of Porticos. “This sort of agreement allows us to do whatever they need immediately without engineering change notices or other red tape.”
Porticos and JPS Communications entered this agreement during development of the flagship DVU-1000, a ground-breaking digital video recorder used by police and public safety departments. The DVU-1000, usually mounted in the trunk of a police-car, is expected to perform continuously during high-speed pursuit and at extreme temperatures.
“When designing the DVU-1000, an engineering solution was vital to ensure the unit could withstand extreme temperature, shock and vibration,” said Don Scott, Vice President of JPS Communications. “We were able to reach our environment goals and reduce our manufacturing costs.”
About Porticos — Porticos, Inc. is a mechanical engineering and product development company located in Research Triangle Park, NC. Established in 2003, Porticos continues to produce innovative and effective solutions for its clients and the markets they serve. Porticos, Inc. provides mechanical design, analysis, research and development services to clients including Dell, Motorola, Raytheon, and many others. For more information on how Porticos “turns good ideas into great products,” please visit www.porticos.net.
About JPS — JPS Communications, the industry leader in radio interoperability technology, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Raytheon Company that designs, manufactures and sells electronic hardware and software products that enhance the effectiveness of communications systems.
About Raytheon — Raytheon Company, with 2006 sales of $20.3 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 85 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.