Infinera DTN earns Department of Defense JITC approval

NOVEMBER 9, 2009 -- The JITC certification supports potential Infinera DTN deployments with the U.S. Department of Defense and related agencies.

NOVEMBER 9, 2009 -- The Infinera DTN has been approved for Department of Defense (DoD) network deployments after passing extensive conformance and interoperability tests with the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC). The JITC certification supports potential Infinera DTN deployments with the U.S. Department of Defense and related agencies.

The Infinera DTN is the first DWDM system to be certified by JITC for carrying 40-Gbps services. Infinera's Bandwidth Virtualization makes it possible to carry 40-Gbps services over any optical infrastructure capable of transporting 10-Gbps services today. The digital ROADM supports long-haul and metro core networks, combining high-capacity DWDM transport, integrated digital bandwidth management, and GMPLS-powered service intelligence in a single platform.

The system was tested and certified as a "DISN Terrestrial Transport" device in accordance with JITC's Unified Capabilities Requirements (UCR) 2008 and has now achieved Unified Capabilities (UC) Approved Products List (APL) status.

JITC testing assesses a product's ability to provide security, protocol compliance, stability, scalability, interoperability, and management for potential DoD network configurations. The Infinera DTN was installed and tested in the JITC Advanced Technologies Testbed at Indian Head, MD. The JITC tests replicated potential DoD network configurations and confirmed the Infinera DTN's capability to interoperate within various configurations and protect sensitive information.

Infinera adds the JITC approval to a certification list that also includes approval by the U.S. Army Test Integration Center (TIC) at Ft. Huachuca, AZ, as well as the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Program for deployment by telecom companies using USDA Rural Utilities Service (RUS) funding to build networks. The system has been deployed in public sector networks including the New Mexico state network and the Internet2 backbone network, the world's largest research network.

Based on large-scale photonic integration, the Infinera DTN delivers 100 Gbps of optical capacity on a pair of photonic integrated circuits (PICs), with scalability, flexibility, and high security for government networks. The company's optical systems are designed to be scalable potentially to 8 Tbps of capacity on a fiber. Future generations of its photonic integrated circuits will potentially deliver multiple terabits on a single chip, to support highly demanding civilian and military applications, says Infinera.

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