MagneTek Purchases Rights To IBM Electronic Bus-Transfer Technology

The completion of a license agreement for technology transfer between MagneTek Defense Systems and IBM Corporation is expected to contribute to new techniques for enhancing the survivability of critical electronic systems, both military and commercial.

Ed Rizzotti, senior vice president and general manager of MagneTek Defense Systems, recently announced that the military powersolutions company has entered into an agreement for the transfer of the Electronic Bus Transfer (EBT) technology developed and patented by IBM over the last several years.

The EBT is designed to effect a no-break transfer between asynchronous power sources. In fact, according to MagneTak it is the only technoology available which can provide a "seamless" transfer. This means that in critical applications, the electrical power loads (such as radars or computers) can be switched from one power source to another with virtually no disturbance to their operation. This switching may be required for load management or as a result of damage to the primary source. In today's military, which depends on its electronic systems for survival, such a For further information about MagneTek Defense Systems, Circle 49 on Reader Service Card

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