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Astronics and TrellisWare® Collaboration Yields Compact TSM™ Tactical Radio Test Solution
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New collaboration provides comprehensive radio test solution, enabling users
to increase operational readiness

EAST AURORA, NY, September 12, 2017 – Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRO), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Astronics Test Systems (ATS), announced a strategic technology collaboration today with TrellisWare Technologies, Inc., a worldwide leader in highly advanced algorithms, waveforms, and communications systems. This collaboration will integrate TrellisWare TSM radio test capability into the Astronics Test Systems’ CTS-6000 Series Radio Test Set to improve operational readiness for TSM radio users. 

In turn, this collaboration will deliver new, industry-leading capabilities to the ATS CTS-6000, including the ability to:

  • Run user-guided, automated field tests for TSM radios
  • Directly update TSM radio software and firmware using the CTS-6000
The CTS-6000 from Astronics Test Systems to integrate TrellisWare TSM test capability to improve operational readiness for TrellisWare radio users in the field.

In addition to TrellisWare’s own TW-400 CUB™ radio, TrellisWare TSM technology is also incorporated into tactical radios from the industry’s largest manufacturers.

“Keeping valuable communication assets in the field to ensure radio operators are mission-ready is critical,” commented Jim Mulato, President of Astronics Test Systems. “The integration of TrellisWare’s test capability with the CTS-6000 will help users reduce the number of “no fault found returns” and is the latest example of our commitment to helping our customers find solutions for issues in radio communications.” 

“TrellisWare is focused on delivering the next generation of communications to military and commercial markets, where operational readiness is a critical component,” said Matt Fallows, Vice President of Global Business Development and Customer Support for TrellisWare. “The combination of TrellisWare’s technology with Astronics Test Systems’ CTS-6000 Series Radio Test Set delivers sophisticated test capability to the field, allowing users to upgrade equipment on the spot and further support a high level of readiness.”

The CTS-6000 Series Radio Test Set brings an entire test bench to the front lines, enabling technicians to detect equipment faults and verify operational capabilities at the I- and O-levels, saving valuable diagnostic time and cost. For more information on the CTS-6000, visit

To learn more about this integrated solution, visit Astronics Test Systems and TrellisWare Technologies at DSEI 2017 (Stands N5-395 and N5-217, respectively) on September 12-15, 2017 in London, England.

Astronics Test Systems leverages nearly 60 years of experience to offer automatic test expertise to electronics manufacturers in the aerospace, military, semiconductor, medical, space, mass transit, and automotive industries. Astronics’ test solutions ensure the world’s most advanced electronic products perform as designed, every time.


Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRO) is a leading supplier of advanced technologies and products to the global aerospace, defense, and semiconductor industries.  Astronics’ products and services include advanced, high-performance electrical power generation and distribution systems, seat motion solutions, lighting and safety systems, avionics products, aircraft structures, systems certification, and automated test systems.  Astronics’ strategy is to increase its value by developing technologies and capabilities, either internally or through acquisition, and using those capabilities to provide innovative solutions to its targeted markets and other markets where its technology can be beneficial.  Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Astronics has a reputation for high-quality designs, exceptional responsiveness, strong brand recognition, and best-in-class manufacturing practices. 

For more information on Astronics and its products, visit

TrellisWare Technologies is a privately held company in San Diego, California. TrellisWare is dedicated to improving and changing the design and performance of communications and signal processing systems. As a worldwide leader in highly advanced algorithms, waveforms, and communications systems, the company provides innovative, small form factor radio products, and fully integrated solutions. TrellisWare is delivering the next generation of communications to military and commercial markets – today.

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Anil Bhalla
Senior Manager
Astronics Test Systems

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