Allied Telesis gets Italian network deal

June 1, 2010 at 12:16 PM
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SAN JOSE, Calif., June 1 (UPI) -- The Italian air force has contracted Allied Telesis Inc. to provide network security and reliability solutions at Italian installations.

Under the contract, California's Allied Telesis says its will integrate its SwitchBlade x908 modular Internet Protocol/Ethernet switch with its 10-gigabit fiber uplink technologies that will provide air force personnel with mission-critical streaming video and other data communications capabilities.

The air force contract also includes the Allied Telesis-x900 advanced layer three and AT-x600 gigabit edge Internet Protocol/Ethernet switches to provide the Italian military installations with a next-generation secure and reliable network solution.

"Our understanding of the particular requirements necessary to support highly technical and classified applications enables us to deliver the ultra-safe, never-fail networks that support mission-critical needs," Philip Jopa, Allied Telesis chief technology officer, said in a statement.

Allied Telesis officials said the company was selected by the Italian air force for its experience working with military organizations from around the world.

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