Fujitsu ROADM struts DoD stuff

OCTOBER 22, 2007 -- Fujitsu Network Communications says that its FLASHWAVE 7500 ROADM has completed tests that show the platform conforms to military standards required for reliably transporting and restoring data traffic when connected to the Global Information Grid infrastructure of the DoD.

OCTOBER 22, 2007 -- Fujitsu Network Communications (search for Fujitsu Network Communications) says that its FLASHWAVE 7500 Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) has completed tests that show the platform conforms to military standards required for reliably transporting and restoring data traffic when connected to the Global Information Grid (GIG) infrastructure of the Department of Defense (DoD). The testing was completed at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) laboratories in Indian Head, MD.

"Supporting the highly secure and scalable networking needs of the U.S. Government is a key component of our overall optical networking strategy," said Jim Hintze, senior vice president of marketing at Fujitsu Network Communications. "The FLASHWAVE 7500 platform is an ideal solution for the DoD's demanding network applications, incorporating advanced, field-proven optical technologies and a flexible, modular architecture that supports reliable services for the core enterprise information infrastructure at Army installations, and modernizes Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) transport services."

The FLASHWAVE 7500 ROADM is based a MEMS-based wavelength selective switch (WSS). It will support up to 40 wavelengths of 40-Gbit/sec transmission between 24 nodes and across 1000+ kilometer networks.

Fujitsu has leveraged the BorderGuard VPN security offering from Blue Ridge Networks for defense applications. This addition is designed to provide a secure, encrypted management plane for mission-critical environments.

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