Focus Telecom Installs GPS Jamming Protection System at Israel's National Physics Lab

The "GPSdome", developed on the basis of military technology, has been deployed to shield systems amid a rising number of attacks

From right to left: Ehud Sharar, Focus Telecom's CEO, Maj. Gen. (Res.) Eyal Ben-Reuven, former Israel parliament member and chairman of the Cyber sub-committee of the parliament's Foreign Affairs and Defense committee, and Dr. Nadya Goldovsky, manager of the Time and Frequency Lab at INPL. Courtesy Focus Telecom

Israel's Focus Telecom announced on May 20 that it installed a "GPSdome" system for cyber protection of GNSS signals at the Israel National Physics Lab in Jerusalem as part of its upgrade and maintenance of the country's "national time" systems.

GPSdome developed by infiniDome, an Israeli startup company, will be tested and measured by the lab's own Dr. Nadya Goldovsky in terms of its ability to protect the GPS/GNSS satellite signal receiving system, shield the Israeli national clock from jamming attacks and other interference, and report attacks in real time using a cloud-based monitoring system. 

"GPSdome is a cyber protection system developed on the basis of military technologies which was adapted for non-military, commercial use," said Omer Sharar, infiniDome's CEO. "Our systems are already deployed and operational in Israel at multiple sites in the defense/HLS, border protection, financial and telecom sectors. Recently, infiniDome signed a global distribution contract with an international PNT solution provider to sell its GPSdome systems in over 120 countries."

"The market for GPS/GNSS protection systems, especially against jamming, spoofing and other interference, is growing rapidly across the world in response to the rising number of attacks by use of cheap, easily obtainable jamming and spoofing devices," said Gai Mar-Chaim, senior partner at strategic consulting company POC. "Markets and Markets research company published a recent report in which it predicted the market to exceed $5 billion as early as 2022."