Navy aims for energy-efficient network

Feb. 15, 2012 at 10:14 AM
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ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has given Ultra Electronics 3eTI a $10 million contract to implement an advanced, energy efficient cyber secure sensor networking system.

The system to be implemented -- an Enterprise Industrial Controls System -- is built upon the company's EnergyGuard and VirtualGuard solutions.

The EICS solution will help the Navy reduce energy consumption in line with congressional requirements.

EnergyGuard is a cybersecure sensor networking system that will integrate the Direct Digital Controls and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems of Naval District Washington region into an enterprise network.

The company describes VirtualGuard as a secure, wireless video network for infrastructure protection.

"Our commitment to developing cybersecurity solutions that enable energy efficiency offers federal and Department of Defense agencies innovative pathways to achieving mandates such as the Energy Independence and Security Act and the Energy Policy Act." said 3eTI President Benga Erinle.

"Given our extensive experience working with the Department of Defense to provide highly secure FIPS 140-2 validated wireless sensor networking technology, we are confident that EnergyGuard and VirtualGuard will not only provide the Navy with a secure energy management solution but will enable a defense-in-depth framework for ensuring the Navy's energy security."

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