STOCKHOLM, February 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Pendulum Instruments, a company of the Orolia Group (NYSE Alternext Paris - FR0010501015 - ALORO), today announced the expansion of its product portfolio with the addition of a one-channel, single frequency (L1) GPS signal generator. This high-technology solution dedicated to complex navigation applications and environments has been acquired from Naviva, a Space Systems Finland (SSF) business unit, a leading provider of location technologies. This GPS signal generator named GSG-L1 will be integrated with Pendulum's product range and sold under Pendulum brand name. Pendulum instruments and Naviva will further collaborate to develop next-generation GPS signal generators.

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Harald Kruger, CEO of Pendulum Instruments declared: We have strong ambitions and expectations in the growing Global Navigation Satellite System test market. The expansion of our product portfolio is part of our strategy to strengthen our position within the time and frequency test and measurement area.

Mika Jahkola, Managing Director of SSF underlined: The impressive Pendulum Instruments distribution channels will enhance the GSG-L1 sales potential worldwide by reaching most of the potential targeted customers. The acquisition of such a product answers perfectly SSF and Pendulum Instruments business opportunities.

The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The GSG-L1 is a very cost-efficient GPS signal generator for production test or RD purposes. GSG-L1 is for example suited for fast, efficient and low-cost production line testing of mobile phones with integrated GPS-receivers. Thanks to the very wide RF level range from -18 to -175 dBm, the sensitivity of all types of GPS receivers can be verified with a minimum of delay.

Main product features: - Very accurate one-channel GPS signal generator - Ideal for GPS receiver production test purposes - Wide RF output power range enables both conducted and air-to-air testing - Fully programmable with easy to use I/O protocol

The GSG-L1 will be available for deliveries in March 2009

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About Pendulum Instruments

Pendulum Instruments, a company of the Orolia Group, is the world's expert in time and frequency, calibration, measurement and analysis. An industry leader serving the electronics, communications, metrology and military markets. Pendulum's headquartered in Stockholm.

About Orolia

Orolia is a high-technology group specialized in precise timing, positioning and synchronization. Orolia provides high-precision electronics equipments that help determine the 'where and when' of people, objects or events in large and growing markets such as Defense Security, Space Navigation and Telecom Broadcasting. The Orolia group deploys its systems worldwide through four companies: Pendulum Instruments, Spectracom, SpectraTime and T4Science.

About Space Systems Finland

Space Systems Finland is a software engineering company specialized in high-reliability on-board software. Headquartered in Espoo, SSF has grown into one of the major and most established players in the European space industry. Space Systems Finland's business unit Naviva is specialized in providing high-technology GPS signal generators, pseudolites and navigation solutions for complex navigation applications and environments.

Media Contact: Julia Engelberg, +46(0)8-59851055.

Media Contact: Julia Engelberg, +46(0)8-59851055.