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  • Essex Launches Commercial Products Group
Aug 2005
COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 12 -- Essex Corp. announced the creation of its Commercial Products Group (CPG), to focus on providing government and commercial markets with the products that Essex has patented in the areas of optical processors, optical communications, radar and image processing, cognitive computing and signals acquisition and analysis. The first business unit in the CPG is the commercial communication products division (CCPD), which will focus on providing telecommunication product solutions.

In July, CCPD received its first contract for the development of a prototype fiber optic transceiver. Completion of the prototype is scheduled for fall 2005; CCPD will be demonstrating it at the European Conference on Optical Communications in Glasgow, Scotland, September 25-29.

The CPG will operate in Columbia, Md. and Melbourne, Fla., and will initially be headed by acting General Manager Ed Jaehne, who is also Essex vice president and chief strategy officer. Mark Koontz, formerly of Harris Corp., has been appointed as vice president in charge of the Melbourne, Fla.,-based CCPD business unit, and as assistant general manager of the CPG.

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