Local high-tech firm’s new product may fuel growth

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Kudos to ANDRO Computational Solutions, LLC, of Rome, which has launched a new radio product called SPEARLink — whose success has company officials exploring development of a manufacturing center in Rome for future radio products and help with testing, handling and delivery of SPEARLink.

“Developed by ANDRO’s Marconi-Rosenblatt Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) Innovation Lab, SPEARLink is the first-of-its-kind cross-layer, optimized-energy-aware, and operationally efficient mesh-networking solution that uses an embedded software defined radio design with hardware supplied by ANDRO’s partner Epiq Solutions,” according to company officials.

Since its inception more than 25 years ago, the Rome-based company has been providing research, engineering, and technical services to defense and commercial industries. The company is dedicated to research and product development towards applications of advanced computer software in secure wireless communications, cognitive radios, agile waveform development for tactical radios and satellite modems, advanced radar data fusion, sensor resource management, and other applications.

ANDRO is currently headquartered in approximately 20,000 square feet in the Beeches Business Park at One Beeches Place, 7980 Turin Road, with offices in Syracuse and Dayton, Ohio. However, with the advent of the SPEARLink product, officials said, the latest growth plan for the to company is to expand its radio research and production facilities and to relocate and expand its facilities in the Rome area by the fourth quarter of 2023.

The SPEARLink radio was the outcome of a successful U.S. Army Rapid Innovation Funds (RIF) program led by Dr. Jithin Jagannath and Anu Jagannath, associate director of ANDRO’s Marconi-Rosenblatt AI/ML Innovation Lab, officials said, adding “the core R&D team behind the SPEARLink product also includes ANDRO’s Justin Henney, Zackary Kane, Noor Biswas, and Tyler Gwin, who reside locally.” Dr. Andrew L. Drozd, president and chief scientist at ANDRO, and Jagannath gave high marks to Epiq Solutions. “Kudos to our core team, and Epiq is a great partner to work with. We hope to continue our business relationship for years to come.” For more information, including job placement opportunities, go online to www.androcs.com. Information on SPEARLink is at https://www.androcs.com/wp/products/spearlink/.

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