More centralized wireless network will improve
Internet access for authorized users
HERNDON, VA—May 21, 2013— LGS Innovations™, an independent subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE and Euronext Paris: ALU), today announced it has been selected for a multiple-award blanket purchase agreement (BPA) by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to expand and improve its wireless local area network (WLAN) infrastructure. The BPA was awarded under the GSA Schedule 70 vehicle and has a maximum value of $2.9 million over three years.
Under the terms of the BPA, and when selected for individual project awards, LGS will provide program support for the expansion and improvement of the USGS’ WLAN infrastructure including hardware, software, design services, installation, maintenance, repair, and warranty support at any of the USGS’ approximately 200 sites.
“The improved WLAN infrastructure will advance the mission of this science organization by providing authorized visitors and staff seamless and secure access to the Internet and the USGS Intranet,” said LGS Innovations CEO Kevin Kelly. “While this contract is national in scope, LGS’ regional approach and use of qualified local assets will result in a significant costs savings for USGS.”
To support the USGS, LGS has partnered with Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN), a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise, to provide the wireless networking equipment and device access management software.
“Aruba Networks has a long history of delivering FIPS-certified mobility access and management solutions to U.S. Federal Government agencies,” said Jay Hatch, Vice President, Federal, for Aruba Networks. “Our best-in-class solutions can now provide USGS network users with secure, high performing wireless communications wherever they work or roam.”
About LGS Innovations
LGS Innovations LLC solves the most complex networking and communications challenges facing the U.S. Federal Government. Building on its Bell Labs heritage, LGS Innovations delivers groundbreaking research and advanced networking and communications solutions that provide an information advantage and contribute to the mission success of its customers. Solutions include Infrastructure & Installation; Video Teleconferencing and IPTV Solutions; Public Safety and Emergency Communications, Tactical Communications; Wireless/Mobility; 4G/LTE; Cloud Solutions; Enterprise, Optical and Data Networking; Network Integration; and Research and Development in Advanced Multimedia/RF, Cybersecurity, sensing technologies, and Photonics.
An independent subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent dedicated solely to serving the U.S. Federal Government, LGS Innovations is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, with offices in Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, and North Carolina. To learn more about LGS Innovations, visit lgsinnovations.com. LGS Innovations: The Network Experts.
About Aruba Networks, Inc.
Aruba Networks is a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise. The company’s Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture unifies wired and wireless network infrastructures into one seamless access solution for corporate headquarters, mobile business professionals, remote workers and guests. This unified approach to access networks enables IT organizations and users to securely address the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon, dramatically improving productivity and lowering capital and operational costs.
Listed on the NASDAQ and Russell 2000® Index, Aruba is based in Sunnyvale, California, and has operations throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions. To learn more, visit Aruba at http://www.arubanetworks.com. For real-time news updates follow Aruba on Twitter and Facebook, and for the latest technical discussions on mobility and Aruba products visit Airheads Social at http://community.arubanetworks.com.
Michael Segner (for LGS Innovations)