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December 28, 2008

Californian county deploys Alcatel-Lucent solution for public safety network

Alcatel-Lucent has announced that Mendocino County, California, has deployed an advanced public safety network.

By CBR Staff Writer

According to the company, the public safety network is aimed at enhancing network interoperability and emergency response with more reliable and secure communications across multiple agencies within the county.

The new network is also expected to enable Mendocino County to manage its public safety network from a single platform, leveraging Alcatel-Lucent’s expertise in multiservice IP, digital microwave and end-to-end network integration services to deliver converged voice, data and video traffic.

Alcatel-Lucent has said that its solution is based on the MDR 8000 long-haul microwave solution designed to support seamless migration from time division multiplexing to ethernet transport over wireless transport networks.

Alcatel-Lucent also is deploying its IP/MPLS portfolio including the Alcatel-Lucent 7450 Ethernet Service Switch, Alcatel-Lucent 7250 Service Access Switch and Alcatel-Lucent 5620 Service Aware Manager. Alcatel-Lucent is providing full turnkey services, including project management, installation, maintenance, integration, testing, consulting and design installation and technical support services.

Kristin McMenomey, general services agency director for Mendocino County, said: A reliable public safety network is a critical service for any municipality, and interoperability is absolutely essential to meeting that requirement. The new public safety network will help improve efficiencies and collaborations among the many agencies including first responders and disaster recovery organizations throughout the county.

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