Wednesday, July 21, 2010

US government certifies Fujitsu packet optical networking platform

RICHARDSON, USA: Fujitsu, a leading provider of business, information technology, and communications solutions, announced that its FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platform (Packet ONP), having demonstrated exceptional interoperability and information assurance performance capabilities, has become the latest of the company’s optical networking solutions on the Unified Capabilities (UC) Approved Products List (APL).

The FLASHWAVE 9500 joins the FLASHWAVE 4100 ES micro Packet ONP and FLASHWAVE 4500 Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP), among other Fujitsu platforms, on this list of approved products for deployment by the US government.

The FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP is leading a new class of optical networking solutions that simultaneously support Connection-oriented Ethernet (COE), ROADM and SONET/SDH transport technologies. By combining circuit and packet-based switching the FLASHWAVE 9500 platform enables a migration away from disparate legacy technologies toward a ubiquitous, secure and highly reliable converged Global Information Grid (GIG).

“The growing list of Fujitsu products on the APL is further evidence of our long-standing commitment to meeting the communications needs of the federal government,” said Jeana Cunningham, vice president of federal sales at Fujitsu Network Communications. “The FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP, manufactured in Richardson, Texas, supports the government’s need for a highly-secure, always-on global network connecting those in the office and those in the field with required mission-critical information.

The FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP supports the creation of a universal optical infrastructure where both Ethernet and SONET/SDH traffic can be aggregated and transported in its native format.

Integrated COE transport technology combines packet aggregation and connectivity services with the proven operational robustness of optical networking, including high quality software and database management, management interface functionality, and precision fault sectionalization. The platform’s pluggable ROADM option allows efficient network scalability up to 88 wavelengths.

Fujitsu is a key supplier of SONET, Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) and COE solutions to the federal government. FLASHWAVE optical networking solutions and NETSMART management platforms are available through General Services Administration (GSA) contract number GS-35F-0414K.

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