LGS Innovations Receives Defense Department Certification for State-of-the-Art Network Transport Equipment

JITC Approval Means All Services Can Confidently Achieve Large Bandwidth Management and Amplification With the 1830 Photonic Service Switch and 1626 Light Manager

HERNDON, Va., Sep 18, 2012– LGS Innovations(TM), an independent subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent , today announced that its 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) and 1626 Light Manager (LM) have achieved Approved Product List Certification from the Defense Department’s Joint Interoperability Testing Command (JITC). The certification provides every DoD and Civilian agency within the Federal government the assurance that both the 1830 Photonic Service Switch and 1626 Light Manager will meet required specifications and work together with other JITC-certified network hardware and software.

“Achieving JITC certification for both the 1830 Photonic Service Switch and the 1626 Light Manager means that LGS Innovations can deliver essential large bandwidth transport for both regional and long-haul applications, as well as optical signal amplification across all wavelengths, substantially reducing costs to Federal agencies,” said Kevin Kelly, LGS Innovations’ Chief Executive Officer. “The 1830 Photonic Service Switch and 1626 Light Manager provide the flexibility and bandwidth that warfighters and civilian agency personnel require to support communication services required today and adapt to the changing demands of the future.”
Federal agencies can benefit from the flexible high-bandwidth services that the 1830 PSS and 1626 LM can bring when providing services between government locations. Whether the locations are ten of miles or thousands of miles apart, the 1830 PSS and 1626 LM can help maximize more efficient use of leased fiber networks within a metropolitan area, interconnections between research centers, connections between data centers, or connections on the battlefield. Both the warfighter and the civilian manager can realize state-of-the-art bandwidth management, robust signal amplification, and reduced costs with this technology.
The 1830 PSS is a multi-service, multi-reach wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) platform, purpose-built for flexible and automated high-speed optical networking. Using unique Zero Touch Photonics (ZTP) technology, the 1830 PSS enables easier operations with reduced costs and accelerated time-to-market for wavelength services. The 1830 PSS enables customers to cost-effectively scale their network capacity, lighting up each wavelength at speeds of 10Gb/s, 40Gb/s, 100Gb/s and beyond, with industry leading performance and high availability. Delivering the first single-carrier 100Gb/s next generation coherent technology, the 1830 PSS is capable of transporting 88 wavelengths or channels on a single fiber pair, for a total of 8.8Tb/s of traffic across a span of more than 3,000km through robust signal amplification technology. Developed in-house, the solution for 100Gb/s ensures compatibility with a massive existing base of 10Gb/s and 40Gb/s optical channels, and allows for the best-in-class density and energy consumption.
This JITC approval certified the 1830 PSS-32 and 1830 PSS-16 for deployment with software Release 3.6.0, and the 1830 PSS-1 for deployment with software Release 1.8, including support for both Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)/Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) and Ethernet services.
The 1626 LM is a versatile, multi-reach WDM platform that allows customers to build networks that vary in reach. With a capacity of up to 192 channels at 10Gb/s, the 1626 LM provides unmatched performance at the lowest cost for very long haul and ultra- long haul terrestrial applications, and for connecting pan-continental land masses via key submarine applications.
The 1830 PSS and 1626 LM are both widely deployed by Alcatel-Lucent in the commercial sector around the world, and this JITC certification allows LGS to offer the same capabilities to the DoD and civilian Federal government market.
JITC was first established in 1989 to provide interoperability testing and certification in support of U.S. warfighters, to both increase effectiveness and information dominance in the protection of our national security. Operating primarily out of Ft. Meade, Maryland, its mission has been expanded to include testing and evaluation services to all of DoD, other Federal agencies, state and local governments, and private industry.
More product information on the 1830 Photonic Service Switch and the 1626 Light Manager can be found on the LGS Innovations website.
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 Surveillance; Public Safety and Emergency Communications, Tactical Communications; Wireless/Mobility; 4G/LTE; Enterprise, Optical and Data Networking; 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 www.lgsinnovations.com. LGS Innovations: The Network Experts(TM).

 

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