Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Raytheon's AESA Radar for Boeing F-15E Receives New Designation

Raytheon Company ~ September 15, 2009,
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 15, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN - News) active electronically scanned array radar for Boeing's F-15E aircraft has been given the U.S. Air Force's latest designation of AN/APG-82(V)1. The radar, specific for Air Force requirements, is the latest evolution in Raytheon's world-leading AESA family of products. The program is in development to provide next-generation air-to-air and air-to-surface capabilities for the F-15E fleet. By maximizing technologies from the proven APG-79 for the F/A-18E/F and EA-18G, and the APG-63(V)3 for the F-15C, Raytheon will deliver a low-risk, cost-effective radar to modernize the Eagle platform.
"Raytheon's relentless commitment to AESA technology enhancement ensures the warfighter is equipped with the most advanced systems in air combat today," said Dr. Tom Kennedy, vice president for Tactical Airborne Systems. "The approval of the APG-82 designation cements Raytheon's leadership as the AESA radar provider and underscores our continued success at delivering cutting-edge, proven technology to our customers."
The APG-82(V)1 optimizes the F-15E's multirole mission capability. In addition to the radar's extended range and improved multitarget tracking and precision-engagement capabilities, the APG-82 offers more than 20 times the system reliability of the legacy F-15E APG-70 radar. This phenomenal level of reliability and maintainability will result in significant maintenance cost savings for the Air Force.
Prime contractor Boeing competitively selected Raytheon in November 2007 to provide its AESA technology for the F-15E radar modernization program. Raytheon's AESA technology is the radar of choice for the F-15C, F-15E, F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft. The technology is also approved for export to various international customers, including Singapore, Australia and India. Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.
Note to Editors:
American military equipment is designated by the Department of Defense according to the Joint Electronics Type Designation System (JETDS), which indicates the applicable platform and capabilities of a particular system. While the AN/ prefix remains from the previously used Joint Army-Navy Nomenclature System, APG-82 can be explained by JETDS as follows:
-- A indicates that the equipment is for installation on a piloted aircraft.
-- P means the equipment is a radar.
-- G indicates that it is a fire-control product.
-- 82 is the sequential number for the next AN/APG provided by the Air Force.
Faith Jennings

GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team Submits Fixed Price Contract Approach

Rolls-Royce ~ September 15, 2009,
EVENDALE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In response to cost overruns and schedule delays in major weapon programs, The Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009 was signed into law to mandate competition through the entire life of major defense programs – including funding competing sources. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program creates the perfect opportunity – a multi-role aircraft replacing numerous tactical fighter aircraft, with potential production for the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Marines and international customers to reach 5,000 to 6,000 aircraft over 30 years. Without competing JSF engines, a $100 billion monopoly will be handed to a single supplier.
To drive head-to-head engine competition and predictable costs, the GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team has submitted an unsolicited fixed-price contracting approach for the JSF program office – a unique approach for the early production years of the JSF F136 engines.
The approach covers initial F136 engine production, beginning with the F136 second production lot, shifting significant cost risk from taxpayers to the Fighter Engine Team until head-to-head competition begins between the F136 and the Pratt & Whitney F135 engine in 2013. Fixed-price contracting brings the cost discipline of competitive markets to military procurement.
The financial risk for early production engine lots would be shared between the government (which manages the engine configuration) and the GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team (which is responsible for the engine program execution).
Under current JSF schedules, the initial F136 production engines would be purchased directly from the government to get the production line up and running. Then, beginning in 2013, the F136 will enter an annual, head-to-head competition with engines produced by Pratt & Whitney.
Pratt & Whitney has not offered a fixed-price contract for its competing F135 engine, but is funded through a Cost Plus contract. Since 2002, development costs for the P&W F135 engine have reached $1.9 billion over plan, as reported by the House Armed Services Committee. In addition, individual F135 prices have risen as much as 47 percent in recent years.
The GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team consistently receives top reviews from the Joint Program Office for program execution, including budget performance. Over time, the F136 engine will more than pay for itself through decades of annual competitions that drive performance and cost improvements by design.
In the history of the JSF program, there has never been an engine competition.
Reflecting the spirit of the Acquisition Reform Act, passed in May 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives recently voted 400 to 30 for a defense-spending bill for fiscal year 2010 that includes $560 million in funding for the F136 engine.
This year, the F136 engine has garnered support in both steps of the U.S. House budget process; defense authorization and defense appropriations.
More than $2.5 billion has been invested in developing the GE Rolls-Royce F136 engine, including more than $50 million from GE and Rolls-Royce. The benefits of competition have been verified by numerous studies and U.S. military experience. The JSF program’s international partners in the F-35 program also support competing engines.
History has shown that competition in aircraft engine programs significantly reduces cost, while improving safety, reliability, and contractor responsiveness. The "Great Engine War," the 20-year battle to power the F-16 fighter, demonstrated these exact results with cost savings of at least 20 percent.
Editor’s notes
GE - Aviation, with responsibility for 60 percent of the F136 program, is developing the core compressor and coupled high-pressure/low-pressure turbine system components, controls and accessories, and the augmentor. Rolls-Royce, with 40 percent of the F136 program, is responsible for the front fan, combustor, stages 2 and 3 of the low-pressure turbine, and gearboxes. International participant countries are also contributing to the F136 through involvement in engine development and component manufacturing.
The F136 engine will be available, beginning in 2012, to power all variants of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the U.S. military and eight partner nations.
The first complete new-build F136 engine began testing earlier this year under the System Development and Demonstration (SDD) contract with the U.S. Government Joint Program Office for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. The F136 engine is a product of the best technology from two world-leading propulsion companies. The GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team has designed the only engine specifically developed for the F-35 aircraft, offering a larger core, extra temperature margin and affordable growth.
F136 engine development is being led at GE Aviation in Evendale, Ohio (Cincinnati suburb); and at Rolls-Royce in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The F-35 is a 5th-generation, multi-role aircraft designed to replace the AV-8B Harrier, A-10, F-16, F/A-18 Hornet and the United Kingdom's Harrier GR.7 and Sea Harrier, all of which are currently powered by GE or Rolls-Royce.

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Park Electrochemical Corp. Announces Introduction of New RF and Microwave Material Product

Park Electrochemical Corp. ~ September 15, 2009,
MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Park Electrochemical Corp. (NYSE: PKE - News) announced the introduction of Mercurywave™ 9350, Park’s new RF and Microwave material product. Mercurywave™ 9350 is available globally.
Mercurywave™ 9350, which has a controlled dielectric constant of 3.5, is available in both copper-clad laminate and prepreg product forms. Park offers Mercurywave™ 9350 copper-clad laminates in a wide array of thicknesses, including thin core and industry standard thicknesses of .020 and .030 inches. Mercurywave™ 9350 is lead-free assembly compatible and RoHS compliant. Mercurywave™ 9350 is well suited to RF and Microwave applications such as Broadband Communications, WiFi/WiMax and RFID, as well as Power Amplifier, Filter, Combiner, Radar and Guidance devices.
For information regarding Mercurywave™ 9350 in North and South America, contact Neltec, Inc. at +1-480-967-5600; for information regarding Mercurywave™ 9350 in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, contact Neltec, SA at +33-562-985290; and for information regarding Mercurywave™ 9350 in Asia and Australia, contact Nelco Products Pte. Ltd. at +65-686-17117.
Park Electrochemical Corp. is a global advanced materials company which develops and manufactures high-technology digital and RF/microwave printed circuit materials principally for the telecommunications and internet infrastructure and high-end computing markets and advanced composite materials, parts and assemblies principally for the aerospace markets. Park’s core capabilities are in the areas of polymer chemistry formulation and coating technology. Park also specializes in the manufacture of complex composite aircraft and space vehicle parts. The Company’s manufacturing facilities are located in Singapore, China, France, Connecticut, Kansas, Arizona, California and Washington.
Additional corporate information is available on the Company’s web site at www.parkelectro.com.
Park Electrochemical Corp.
Martina Bar Kochva,

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Receives $8.6 Million Contract from DoD

Company to provide accessories for Project 25 compliant radios already in deployment
EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. ~ September 15, 2009,
IRVING, Texas, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: EFJI - News) today announced that it has received a contract valued at $8.6 million from the US Department of Defense (DoD). This new indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract calls for the company to provide accessories for the Project 25 compliant two-way radios already in deployment.
"In the past five years, we have provided approximately 80,000 radios to the DoD that are used by war fighters in support of the war on terror," said Michael Jalbert, president and chief executive officer of EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. "This new contract calls for radio accessories which includes EFJohnson's batteries and chargers. Among the batteries specified in this contract is the Lithium Ion battery, a ruggedized battery that provides a longer battery life and is 5 ounces lighter in weight than the standard Nickel Metal Hydride battery resulting in a 20% lighter radio. The tri-chemistry charger supports Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride, and Nickel Cadmium batteries used in land mobile radio. Our company has a proud heritage of providing quality wireless communications solutions to our armed forces, and we look forward to our continued support of the DoD." The Company has received an initial delivery order for $0.5 million against this contract, Jalbert added.
About EF Johnson Technologies, Inc.
Headquartered in Irving, Texas, EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. focuses on innovating, developing and marketing the highest quality secure communications solutions to organizations whose mission is to protect and save lives. The Company's customers include first responders in public safety and public service, the federal government, and industrial organizations. The Company's products are marketed under the EFJohnson, 3e Technologies International, and Transcrypt International names. For more information, visit http://www.EFJohnsonTechnologies.com.
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Raytheon's GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb II Completes Risk Reduction

Raytheon Company ~ September 15, 2009,
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., Sept. 15, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN - News) completed GBU-53/B datalink flight testing. This concludes all testing requirements for the company's Small Diameter Bomb II risk reduction program.
"The datalink met all key performance milestones and demonstrated the requirements needed to achieve 'technology readiness level 6,'" said Harry Schulte, Raytheon's vice president of Air Warfare Systems. "All other GBU-53/B subsystems have attained this technology readiness level as well, which means we are ideally postured to start engineering manufacturing development if we are awarded a contract."
Raytheon is competing for the U.S. Air Force's SDB II engineering manufacturing development contract, scheduled for award in 2010. Delivery of the first production rounds is planned for late 2013.
During the test, engineers evaluated both the Link 16 and UHF modes of the datalink, verifying the weapon was capable of receiving in-flight target updates and transmitting weapon in-flight track messages. The updates were used in the tests to slew the GBU-53/B's form-factored seeker to target locations on the ground.
The test was conducted using a U.S. Army UH-1 helicopter in late August. The UH-1 provided a cost-effective means to test the GBU-53/B hardware in a relevant environment and accumulate more data on each mission than would have been possible with a fast-moving jet aircraft.
Raytheon also completed another control test vehicle launch in late July using an F-15E launch aircraft.
Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.
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Recent Research Study Shows Importance of Multi-Enterprise Supply Chain Visibility and Collaboration

Aberdeen research report discusses ways to manage multi-enterprise, demand-supply networks in order to increase responsiveness and agility
Acsis ~ September 15, 2009,
MARLTON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Acsis, Inc., a leader in track and trace solutions for supply chain safety, security and efficiency, today announced its sponsorship of the research report, “Multi-Enterprise Manufacturing: The Role of Visibility and Collaboration in Driving Responsiveness.” The research study, conducted by Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS - News), reveals that due to an increase in the outsourcing of supply chain processes and solutions, organizations are losing visibility at a time when agility and responsiveness are a must for the customer-driven supply chain.
“Manufacturing and demand-supply networks are continuing to grow in complexity. Because of this complexity, it has become difficult for companies to stay informed and in control of every stage of the supply chain lifecycle,” said Viktoriya Sadlovska, analyst and co-author of the report. “At the same time, these organizations are working to move towards a more customer-driven supply chain. Therefore it is critical for companies to better align their outsourcing and customer-service efforts to attain agility and enable better responsiveness to minimize supply chain risk.”
Key findings from survey respondents indicate that:
The top strategic focus for 2009 was on customer-related processes
When combating the multi-enterprise visibility challenge, respondents are more likely to focus on collaborative approaches
Effective information management is absolutely key for success in today’s complex demand-supply networks
Having granular visibility that extends both upstream and downstream the supply chain allows companies to achieve operational excellence
According to report authors, visibility plays a big role in day-to-day routine supply chain management tasks, historic supply chain performance analysis and long-term planning. Additionally, a centralized supply chain organization, with globally defined strategy has both global and regional centers of excellence, and is an important organizational element for managing today’s networks with a high degree of process outsourcing. Best-in-class companies have repeatedly shown to have adopted this capability.
“The Aberdeen report is an affirmation of the importance of visibility and agility within the supply chain,” said Andre Pino, chief marketing officer, Acsis, Inc. “As companies outsource more and more of their supply demand-networks, they lose the visibility and control that they once had when the operations were within their four walls. “However, new automated data collection and collaboration technologies can provide visibility and restore the management control over their demand-supply networks and minimize disruptions and operational errors, he said.”
To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, visit: http://www.aberdeen.com/link/sponsor.asp?cid=5788. For more information on Acsis, visit www.acsisinc.com or call (856) 673-3000.
About Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company
Aberdeen is a leading provider of fact-based research and market intelligence that delivers demonstrable results. Having benchmarked more than 30,000 companies in the past two years, Aberdeen is uniquely positioned to educate users to action: driving market awareness, creating demand, enabling sales, and delivering meaningful return-on-investment analysis. As the trusted advisor to the global technology markets, corporations turn to Aberdeen(TM) for insights that drive decisions.
As a Harte-Hanks Company, Aberdeen plays a key role of putting content in context for the global direct and targeted marketing company. Aberdeen's analytical and independent view of the "customer optimization" process of Harte-Hanks (Information - Opportunity - Insight - Engagement - Interaction) extends the client value and accentuates the strategic role Harte-Hanks brings to the market. For additional information, visit Aberdeen at http://www.aberdeen.com or call (617) 723-7890, or to learn more about Harte-Hanks, call (800) 456-9748 or go to http://www.harte-hanks.com.
About Acsis
Acsis, Inc. is a global provider of track & trace solutions for supply chain safety, security and efficiency. Our enterprise-class software automates data collection, streamlines manufacturing and distribution processes and provides real-time access to supply chain information. With implementations in 28 countries, our solutions are used by the leading manufacturers and distributors in pharmaceuticals, chemicals and consumer products to safeguard the general public, protect their brands, reduce risks and increase efficiency and profitability. Acsis is an SAP Software Partner, Services Partner, SAP Technology Partner and charter member of SAP’s Enterprise Services Community. Acsis also maintains partnerships with key technology and services providers.
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Solomon Technologies' Power System in Field Test Phase

Solomon Technologies, Inc. ~ September 15, 2009,
DANBURY, Conn., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Solomon Technologies, Inc. (OTC: SOLM - News) announced today that its Technipower subsidiary has successfully completed the development and pre-production manufacturing of a high power, fast charging power system for the military. Technipower was awarded the $800,000 contract last year and developed a robust system that substantially increases the cycle time and accuracy of a tactical weapons system. In concert with the customer's engineering team, a rigorous design and factory test program was recently completed resulting in the delivery of pre-production units for integration in the customer's system.
Dan Connors, President of Technipower said, "We are pleased the program has advanced to the field testing phase which is an important milestone to reaching initial production. Although we do not yet have firm timing on the first production order, this project is a major advancement for us in the energy storage market comprising high energy charging and charge control. The delivery of the pre-production units underscores Technipower's reputation as a preeminent supplier of rugged, high technology power systems for critical applications."
Connors continued, "Technipower's future growth builds on our experience in military and commercial power applications and applies it to the burgeoning opportunities in the renewable and alternative energy markets. We will continue to leverage our inventory of cutting edge power conversion technologies to supply innovative, highly reliable solutions to the growing energy markets."
Information about Solomon Technologies, Inc. and Technipower LLC:
Solomon Technologies, Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary Technipower LLC is an established designer and manufacturer of direct current power supplies and power supply systems requiring high levels of reliability and ruggedness for defense, aerospace, marine and commercial applications. Technipower's expansion in to the clean energy markets includes its Instant Solar(TM) ground mounted solar units. Solomon's clean energy initiatives include its patented Electric Wheel® and Electric Transaxle(TM) hybrid/regenerative technologies for 'hybrid-electric' and 'all-electric' vehicles.
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CACI Awarded $24.5 Million Task Order to Continue Support for U.S. Army Airborne Intelligence

Company's Strategic Services Sourcing Business Exceeds $2 Billion
CACI International Inc ~ September 15, 2009,
ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CACI International Inc (NYSE: CACI - News) announced today that it has been awarded a $24.5 million task order to provide Airborne, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (AISR) Ground Station Support to the U.S. Army Product Manager Aerial Common Sensor. The contract, for one base year and two option years, was competitively awarded under the Army's Strategic Services Sourcing (S3) contract vehicle. The work increases both the size and scope of CACI's current business supporting AISR, with the total amount of CACI's S3 awards at more than $2 billion.
AISR Ground Station Support provides an intelligence system housed in specially modified aircraft. It collects and processes intelligence data, then transfers this information to ground locations for further processing, analysis, and dissemination. Since its inception during the Cold War, the system has steadily evolved to meet the needs of the Intelligence Community.
Through its core competency in C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance), CACI provides proven program management, engineering and integration, test and evaluation, and logistics support and training. One of the company's key offerings is its "quick-reaction" capability to integrate new intelligence tools and resources that keep the AISR program current and enable field commanders to act rapidly on warfighter threats.
CACI President of U.S. Operations Bill Fairl said, "Our team brings important continuity and expertise to the U.S. Army's essential airborne intelligence efforts. We are pleased to offer our unique insight into AISR technical requirements, critical deadlines, and required skillsets to help the Army deliver accurate and timely intelligence that protects and supports our troops."
According to CACI President and CEO Paul Cofoni, "CACI's Strategic Services Sourcing business with the U.S. Army, at over $2 billion in task order awards, enables us to continue delivering critical client support and high shareholder value. We are proud to provide services and solutions that are innovative and ahead of the curve in supporting missions of the highest importance to our government and our nation."
CACI provides professional services and IT solutions needed to prevail in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, and federal civilian government arenas. We deliver enterprise IT and network services; data, information, and knowledge management services; business system solutions; logistics and material readiness; C4ISR integration services; cyber security, information assurance, and information operations; integrated security and intelligence solutions; and program management and SETA support services. CACI services and solutions help our federal clients provide for national security, improve communications and collaboration, secure the integrity of information systems and networks, enhance data collection and analysis, and increase efficiency and mission effectiveness. CACI is a member of the Fortune 1000 Largest Companies of 2007 and the Russell 2000 index. CACI provides dynamic careers for approximately 12,500 employees working in over 120 offices in the U.S. and Europe. Visit CACI on the web at www.caci.com and www.asymmetricthreat.net.
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Symtx to Provide U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Engine Test Instrumentation Systems

Source: Textron ~ September 15, 2009,
HUNT VALLEY, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT - News) company, announced today that its Austin, Texas-based strategic business, Symtx Inc., has been selected by prime contractor EADS North America Test and Services, a division of EADS North America, to jointly deliver new Shaft Engine Test Instrumentation (SETI) systems for U.S. Navy and Marine Corps helicopter engines. The approximately $11.5 million contract calls for two pilot units, 19 production units and options to be delivered through April 2013.
Under this award, test solution and service provider Symtx is responsible for activities including assembly, integration, test and delivery of the 21 SETI systems.
“Symtx has a history of success delivering robust test systems for its military customers,” says Vice President and General Manager Mark Jurovich of Symtx. “The company produces Jet Engine Test Instrument, or JETI, systems for the U.S. Navy that are being used to support auxiliary power units and engines including the F414, F404, F110, F405, F402 and J52.”
The new SETI systems incorporate cutting-edge technologies for data capture, enhanced transfer and test efficiency, and lower fuel consumption during engine testing.
“Symtx delivers a broad range of capabilities to meet customer needs including custom-designed solutions, proven turnkey platforms and post-delivery services and support,” says Vice President of Test and Training Systems Robert Peters of AAI. “Across AAI’s Test and Training Systems business, the same wide spectrum of skills and experience enables customers to test and utilize their mission-critical systems with confidence.”
About AAI
AAI Corporation designs, produces, and supports aerospace and defense systems through its direct and indirect wholly owned subsidiaries, AAI Services Corporation, Aerosonde Pty Ltd, ESL Defence Limited, and Symtx, Inc. Its high-technology products and services include unmanned aircraft systems, training and simulation systems, automated aerospace test and maintenance equipment, armament systems, aviation ground support equipment, and logistical, engineering, and supply chain services. AAI Corporation is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. More information is available at www.aaicorp.com.
About Textron Systems
Textron Systems Corporation has been providing innovative solutions to the defense, homeland security and aerospace communities for more than 50 years. Known for its unmanned aircraft systems, advanced marine craft, armored vehicles, intelligent battlefield and surveillance systems, intelligence software solutions, precision smart weapons, piston engines, test and training systems, and total life cycle sustainment services, Textron Systems includes AAI Corporation, Lycoming Engines, Overwatch, Textron Defense Systems and Textron Marine & Land Systems. Textron Systems Corporation is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. More information is available at www.textronsystems.com.
About Textron
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at www.textron.com.
AAI is a registered trademark of AAI Corporation.
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Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake Increases Access Control Security with the RAPIDGate Program

RAPIDGate Program Chosen to Authenticate and Verify Vendors & Contractors
Eid Passport, Inc. ~ September 15, 2009,
PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake has implemented the RAPIDGate® Program to increase security and streamline access for the thousands of vendors, suppliers, service providers and contractors who access the installation. The RAPIDGate Program, a product of Portland, OR-based Eid Passport, Inc., is an identity management and access control program. The program includes company enrollment, employee registration, employment status validation, identity authentication, background screening, biometric verification, and entry authorization for vendor, supplier, service provider and contractor employees that are not authorized a Common Access Card (CAC).
Utilizing Eid Passport’s patented program, employees who register for the program and successfully pass the background screening receive streamlined access to Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake.
“We’re pleased the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake has joined the list of RAPIDGate Customers,” said Eid Passport CEO, Steve Larson. “As a research, development, acquisition, test & evaluation facility, thorough background screening of those populations who regularly access the base is essential to protecting the mission, the personnel and the families on board the installation.”
About the RAPIDGate Program
The RAPIDGate Program (www.RAPIDGate.com) provides a voluntary identity and access management solution for vendor, supplier, contractor and subcontractor personnel that enter secure facilities. It provides multiple layers of physical security checks including: validation of employment status, identity authentication, background screening, biometric verification, and entry authorization verification. Access control personnel can process RAPIDGate credential-holders in seconds, which improves gate efficiency, saves companies time and money, and improves customer satisfaction. One RAPIDGate Credential may be used to request access to multiple participating installations for even greater convenience, efficiency and return on investment. The RAPIDGate Program already serves thousands of companies and tens of thousands of RAPIDGate credential-holders who enjoy streamlined access into Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration facilities across the continental U.S. and Hawaii. The RAPIDGate Program contains products and services subject to U.S. Patent No. 6,779,721.
About Eid Passport
Eid Passport, Inc. (www.eidpassport.com) integrates leading-edge products and services into solutions that combine identity authentication, background screening and access management. Eid Passport’s products and services make facilities, assets, and people safer and more secure. By using Eid Passport’s RAPIDGate Biometric Enterprise Access Control Solution, highly secure facilities — such as military installations, government buildings, federal agencies, manufacturing and distribution sites, ports and commercial buildings — can increase security and streamline access for a variety of authorized personnel.
RAPIDGate and Eid Passport are registered trademarks of Eid Passport, Inc.
Eid Passport, Inc.

Marion Olsen,

Daon Selected as Biometric Partner for Enabling Trusted Enrolment Services in Australia

Daon ~ September 15, 2009,
RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Daon, the award-winning global provider of identity assurance software and services, announced today that it has been selected as the identity platform provider for trusted enrolment services for a major customer in Australia, with millions of enrolments annually.
Daon’s identity management system provides the centralized platform and client biometric infrastructure for a variety of uses including employee credentialing, government benefits programs, border management, civil ID, airport e-gate systems and immigration control. DaonEngine serves as the platform with additional Daon software being used for remote enrolment and verification. Daon’s COTS software and biometric expertise has proven to be invaluable in the delivery of cost-effective, consistent and scalable solutions.
According to Daon’s CEO, Tom Grissen, “The marketplace is now keenly aware of the flexibility and security offered by proven COTS products for enrolment services. We take pride that the Daon platform has been chosen to secure more than 350 million identities around the globe, and this latest deployment is further validation that customers see the value of our flexible workflow.”
About Daon
Daon is a leading provider of identity assurance software products focused on meeting the needs of governments and commercial organizations worldwide. Daon supports customers and system integrators in building enterprise solutions requiring the highest level of security, performance, scalability, reliability and privacy. Daon’s multi-modal authentication infrastructure, DaonEngine, integrates seamlessly with IT platforms and applications and manages the identity life-cycle of small and large populations. DaonEnroll and Daon Enrollment Manager provide powerful tools for faster development of scalable, robust and secure identity registration and vetting solutions. Daon is the recipient of the 2008 Frost and Sullivan award for Product Line Strategy Leadership.
Daon’s offices are located in Washington DC, New York, Canberra, Singapore, London and Dublin. For further information please visit www.daon.com.

Cheryl W. Waldrup,
703-984-4040 (U.S.)

Actify Ships SpinFire 8.4

Single Image Installation Introduces SpinFire Solution's New Tiered Approach
Actify Inc. ~ September 15, 2009,
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - 09/15/09) - Actify Inc., the global leader in product data collaboration solutions, today announced the general release of SpinFire 8.4 which includes updates to SpinFire Reader, SpinFire Professional, and the introduction of SpinFire Markup and SpinFire Lite. The new tiered model for SpinFire, along with the availability of four new plug-ins represents a major leap in improved business processes for companies of all sizes.
The release of SpinFire 8.4 features the availability of SpinFireMarkup, which allows users limited measurement and full markup of .3D files and SpinFire Lite, which has full SpinFire Professional functionality without the overhead of importers. SpinFire 8.4's single image executable means that with only one download, users have the capability to choose which SpinFire solution is appropriate for their use. In addition to the two new product levels, the application can be operated in three different platforms: desktop, Microsoft Office and IE Browser.
"The layered approach to SpinFire 8.4 allows all levels of users within an organization to have a product that specifically meets their needs," said Chris Jones, president of Actify. "Whether it's an engineer who needs the full functions and features of SpinFire Professional or someone in sales or marketing who simply needs to review a CAD file and make markups, there is now a product for everyone."
With SpinFire's new design, each tiered product comes with full Microsoft Office Integration. This, along with the Cross Section Plus plug-in which augments SpinFire Professional's cross section capabilities; the Automatic Parts list plug-in which provides a listing of all the subassemblies, parts, and raw materials that go into a parent assembly showing the quantity of each required to make an assembly; and the Automatic Part ID plug-in which allows users to apply markup to all parts, all sub assemblies or single part/sub assembly and work in conjunction with the Automatic parts list plug-in makes the release of 8.4 a strategic advantage for all SpinFire users.
"We always try to cater to the needs of our customers," said Chris Jones. "With the advent of SpinFire 8.4, our customers can experience greater cost savings and become more efficient using the tools in the Actify suite of Products. Likewise, prospects are no longer prohibited by cost or functionality concerns. In today's economy, a solution like SpinFire 8.4 which provides options, can be appreciated by all companies.
SpinFire 8.4 is available in English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese. A free trial version of the product is available for download at www.actify.com.
About Actify Inc.
Actify Inc. is a privately held, award-winning global leader of product data collaboration solutions with customer companies throughout the automotive, aerospace, industrial automation, and discrete manufacturing industries. Actify products are sold through authorized distributors and Value Added Resellers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Actify is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For more information please visit www.actify.com or call 415.227.3800.
Product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Charrise Hernandez
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Solutions Group Announces the Addition of PROCON as a New Customer

Solutions Group Inc. ~ Tuesday September 15, 2009,
SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwire - 09/15/09) - Santa Barbara based Solutions Group Inc. (Pinksheets:SOLU - News) announced that PROCON Inc. has engaged with the Company for new product design needs.
PROCON is one of the world's leading providers of MRM products and services. By providing a globally managed, wireless data network PROCON reduces the costs, complexities and risks associated with deploying and supporting mobile applications and connected devices. PROCON offers solutions for government, automotive, consumer and commercial applications.
Joel Hartley, Vice President of Engineering and Quality Assurance for PROCON, stated, "Solutions Group has provided printed circuit board design and layout services for five generations of leading edge tracking products. Their exceptional response time and highly competent designers have helped us reduce development costs and time to market."
Randy Aldridge, Solutions Group President, stated, "We are very pleased to be able to add PROCON to our ever growing customer list and appreciate the confidence they have shown to entrust us with their new product design needs. We look forward to a very long relationship and expect that our businesses will grow together."
More information on PROCON Inc. be can found at www.proconlbs.com
About Solutions Group Corp: Solutions Group (SGI) is an international provider of Managed Engineering Services. The Company seamlessly integrates its regional design centers in North America with its lower cost off-shore engineering locations in Romania and Mexico to provide exceptional blended pricing solutions and reduced product design cycle times. Solutions Group creates greater value for its shareholders by leveraging its core engineering competencies into other opportunities including royalty partnerships, intellectual property creation and selective acquisitions. SGI's customers currently include major Fortune 500 companies, small and mid-range OEMs and early stage product companies.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, particularly those statements regarding the effects of the proposed transaction and those preceded by, followed by or that otherwise include the words, "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "estimates," or similar expressions.
Forward-looking statements relating to expectations about future results or events are based upon information available to The Company as of today's date, and The Company does not assume any obligations to update any of these statements. The forward-looking statements are not guarantees of the future performance of The Company and actual results may vary materially from the results and expectations discussed.
For more information, visit www.solutionsgroupcorp.com.

Kim Carroll
Tel. + 949-630-9831

Chipworks Adds Reports to Its Vast Technical Library

Reports Focus on Semiconductor Devices and Products for the Automotive, Computing, Mobile Phone, and Digital Camera Markets
Chipworks ~ September 15, 2009,
OTTAWA--(Marketwire - 09/15/09) - Chipworks (www.chipworks.com), the world's leader in reverse engineering and patent infringement analysis for semiconductors and microelectronic systems, announced the availability of its latest technical reports and reviews spanning transceivers, MEMS, and image sensors.
The comprehensive report library serves as a valuable asset for new product design and launch, helping companies reduce design costs and deliver superior products faster. Additionally, Chipworks' collection of private reports aids corporate IP groups and IP law firms with patent licensing negotiation and litigation, and provides valuable insights as companies endeavor to expand their patent licensing programs.
The library provides in-depth coverage on global leaders producing advanced CMOS devices at the latest nodes, companies serving the power electronics space, MEMS suppliers, and image sensor manufacturers. Chipworks' Analysts continually develop new reports to ensure the library includes the latest technologies and devices. A sampling of recently added reports includes:
-- Freescale Semiconductor MMM6000 Transceiver Package and Process Report
-- AKM AK8974 Magnetic Compass MEMS Exploratory Report
-- Richtek RT9284 White LED Driver Circuit Analysis Report
-- Monolithic Power MP8708EN Process Node Assessment
-- Toshiba HER4 8 Mp Second Generation 1.75 micrometer CMOS Image Sensor
Imager Process Review
The easily searchable library ranges from Circuit Reports that detail how a chip is designed and Process Reports that show how a chip is built, to Functional Analyses that illustrate the floor plan and die utilization. Each type of report includes content required by Design Teams, Process Teams, and Product Line Managers to help make faster, better decisions. To search the Report Library, visit http://chipworks.com/seamark.aspx.
About Chipworks
Chipworks is the recognized leader in reverse engineering and patent infringement analysis of semiconductors and electronic systems. The company's ability to analyze the circuitry and physical composition of these systems makes it a key partner in the success of the world's largest semiconductor and microelectronics companies. Intellectual property groups and their legal counsel trust Chipworks for success in patent licensing and litigation -- earning hundreds of millions of dollars in patent licenses and saving as much in royalty payments. Research & Development and Product Management rely on Chipworks for success in new product design and launch, saving hundreds of millions of dollars in design, and earning even more through superior product design and faster launches.
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i2Telecom International®, Inc. and Windmill® International, Inc. to Develop International Long-Distance Solutions for U.S. Military Personnel and ....

i2Telecom International®, Inc. and Windmill® International, Inc. to Develop International Long-Distance Solutions for U.S. Military Personnel and Their Families
i2Telecom International, Inc. ~ September 15, 2009,
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--i2Telecom International, Inc. ("i2Telecom®") (OTCBB: ITUI), a leading developer of award-winning patented and innovative high-quality mobile applications and services, announced today it has entered into a partnership with Windmill International, Inc. to develop a special international calling service for U.S. military personnel serving abroad and their families.
Windmill International, Inc. is a veteran-owned financial and government services company specializing in Central and Eastern European markets, as well as government and military contracting.
i2Telecom, in partnership with Windmill International and the USO, will deliver a special international long-distance calling solution for U.S. service men and women based upon the company’s award-winning MyGlobalTalk™ product. MyGlobalTalk enables users to place international calls from within the U.S. for just pennies per minute. Plus, users can make and receive calls in 31 countries by using a local MyGlobalTalk access number. This bi-directional solution works from any land line or mobile phone. When using MyGlobalTalk, users will have their international phone calls routed through the MyGlobalTalk network at significant cost savings.
Through the partnership, i2Telecom and Windmill International will also expand MyGlobalTalk’s bi-directional capabilities into Eastern Europe, including Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and Serbia.
“We are very proud of our participation in this new partnership,” said Andy Berman, chief executive officer of i2Telecom. “We are in business to help our customers stay connected with those who matter most to them. Providing this type of service to our military men and women living overseas and their families is a huge honor.”
Present in Central and Eastern Europe for over 19 years, Windmill International is a U.S. financial services company that combines the experience of international business professionals with a deep understanding and exposure to top-level U.S. government business. Windmill specializes in private equity transactions for emerging growth markets as well as project management for military-related operations. Many of Windmill's principals served in the United States military or government at senior executive positions.
i2Telecom International, Inc. is a leading developer of award-winning patented and innovative high-quality mobile applications, products and services that employ best-of-breed VoIP technology and use a combination of the Company's own services network and the Internet to deliver high-quality phone calls, streaming video and text chat to customers on a global scale. i2Telecom International provides its MyGlobalTalk™, VoiceStick®, Digital Portal communications and microgateway adapters for VoIP long-distance and other enhanced communication services to its subscribers. Its patent-pending services technology platform is compliant with the Session Initiation Protocol ("SIP") telecommunications industry standard. For additional information visit www.i2telecom.com or www.myglobaltalk.com or www.voicestick.com or call 404-567-4750.
SAFE HARBOR Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. With the exception of the historical information contained in this release, the matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties that may individually or mutually impact the matters herein described, including, but not limited to, product acceptance, economic, competitive, governmental, results of litigation, technological and/or other factors which are outside the control of the company. Actual results and developments may differ materially from those contemplated by these statements depending on such factors as changes in general economic conditions and financial or equity markets, technological changes, and other business risk factors. i2Telecom® does not assume, and expressly disclaims, any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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ArmorGroup Statement - Update on Iraq Incident - 9th August 2009

ArmorGroup ~ September 15, 2009,
LONDON, September 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Immediately following the incident that took place in Iraq on 9th August 2009, in which two valued colleagues, Paul McGuigan and Darren Hoare, were shot and killed and another, Arkhan Mahdi, seriously injured, we instigated two separate internal investigations - this was is in addition to the ongoing investigation by the Iraqi authorities.
Our internal investigations have now been completed and a number of actions have resulted.
Until now, Daniel Fitzsimons, the man accused of the shootings, has been suspended from employment, pending the findings of the investigation. We can confirm that Mr Fitzsimons has now been dismissed from the company on the grounds of gross misconduct.
Although Mr Fitzsimons is no longer an employee of the company, we are doing what we can to ensure that his human rights are met whilst in Iraqi custody by providing him with food, water, clothing and toiletries.
Another employee has also been dismissed on the grounds of gross misconduct.
We have also carried out a detailed investigation into our screening policy and processes. We are unable to reveal the contents of Mr Fitzsimons' employment file for data protection reasons. However, we can confirm that in this particular case, there is evidence that Mr Fitzsimons falsified information during the recruitment process and that his screening was not completed in line with the company's procedures.
ArmorGroup has implemented additional checks to its processes as a result of this investigation with immediate effect to ensure that the appropriate screening is always completed before a person is employed.
Those responsible for ensuring the quality of employee screening have left the company, having resigned from their positions.
This is a tragic and unprecedented incident and our thoughts are with the families of those involved. We are doing everything we can to help them through this difficult time.
Notes to Editors:
ArmorGroup Iraq
ArmorGroup Iraq (AGI), has provided protective security, stabilisation and post-conflict reconstruction services to government and commercial organisations in Iraq since 2003. AGI is legally registered and licensed to operate by the Iraqi Ministry of Interior (MoI) and Ministry of Trade (MoT) and with the Kurdish Regional Government Ministry of Interior. AGI is one of the largest protective security companies in Iraq with 1000 fully vetted and licensed employees, of whom 95 are former British servicemen and over 800 are Iraqis.

Unified Communications (UC) and Mobility Solutions From Cisco Gold Partner, Coleman Technologies, Improve Quality of Care for Healthcare Providers

Educational Webinar for Healthcare Professionals to Demonstrate Latest Methods for Improving Communications to Patients While Expediting Information Delivery to Treatment Teams
ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 15, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coleman Technologies (CTI), the leading provider of custom business technology solutions for Enterprise, Healthcare, Commercial and Government organizations, today announced it will host a live Unified Communications and Mobility Best Practices webinar for healthcare professionals on September 30, 2009 at 9:30 am EDT.
Topics to be covered during this upcoming webinar include:
-- how to secure information on-demand to doctors
-- how to improve communications to patients
-- how to expedite information delivery to support staff
-- how to enable faster access to patient workflow information
-- how to reduce time finding authorized decision makers
-- how to instantly notify caregivers when their patients need
Ian Jones, VP of Sales for Coleman Technologies, believes that Unified Communications is a key element for enhancing healthcare for both providers and patients.
"Healthcare, as an industry, is going through a transformation in terms of how technology is utilized to increase the efficiency, accuracy and ultimately the cost of delivering care to patients. Personnel and instrumentation need to remain mobile, at all times, and health care professionals must have the ability to obtain and relay information from a host of resources in a secure on-demand environment. Unified Communications with a Mobile architecture is critical in making this transformation possible."
Industry leader, Coleman Technologies, a Cisco Gold Partner Master Certified in Unified Communications, has been designing and delivering healthcare-tailored business technology solutions to organizations around the country since 1995. Through a collaboration of award-winning support services and product offerings which include, Unified Communications, Mobility/Fixed Mobile Convergence, Collaboration, Nurse Connect and Patient Workflow, healthcare providers now have a secure and affordable solution for sharing information seamlessly throughout their organizations.
To register, please visit: http://www.ctiusa.com/manage/event/view/54.
About Coleman Technologies (CTI)
Coleman Technologies is a leading IT consulting and engineering organization that delivers custom business technology solutions to fit the specific needs of leading Enterprise, Healthcare, Commercial and Government organizations nationwide. Areas of proven expertise include data center, unified communications, contact center, mobility, security, tracking, surveillance and DOD weapons development. CTI's proven integration and delivery model is recognized as the benchmark of excellence in IT solutions. CTI's certified team of engineers and consultants ensure successful and rapid adoption of a wide variety of technologies while delivering an optimum return on organizations' IT investments. CTI was founded in 1995, employs more than 375 people with an engineer-to-sales ratio of 4:1 and maintains its corporate headquarters in Orlando, Florida. For more information, visit www.ctiusa.com.
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Alpine Air Signs $72 Million Contract With USPS

Alpine Air Express ~ September 15, 2009,
PROVO, UT--(Marketwire - 09/15/09) - Alpine Air Express Inc. (OTC.BB:APNX - News) announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, Alpine Aviation Inc., has entered into a six-year contract with the US Postal Service to move all air mail shipments throughout the states of Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. An integrated service provider, Alpine Air has been moving air mail and other cargo for 17 consecutive years in Montana, and for 8 years in the Dakotas.
Mr. Gene Mallette, Alpine Air's CEO, stated, "Six years will be another milestone for us in these states and we're thankful for this distinction. Alpine has always delivered reliable service at a 98% on-time performance rating, which is truly outstanding. Nevertheless, every day we'll be looking for ways to improve our operation. As a provider of air mail service, we take very seriously the job that we've performed for 31 years in the western United States. Although we're fortunate to be diversified in contracts with international cargo firms, and ad-hoc charter services, it is our relationship with the U.S. Postal Service that is the core of our business. We will continue to provide excellent service to them in the performance of these long term contracts.
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Joe Etchart of Glasgow, MT, added, "As Alpine Air diversifies its client base, this contract enhances our long term stability, which we can leverage to expand our business. Alpine's increasing efficiency, coupled with this contract's fuel escalators and annual CPI provisions, solidifies our basis for continued profitability and growth."
This press release may contain forward-looking statements including the Company's beliefs about its business prospects and future results of operations. These statements involve risks and uncertainties. Among the important additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those forward-looking statements are risks associated with the overall economic environment, changes in anticipated earnings of the company and other factors detailed in the company's filings with the SEC. In addition, the factors underlying company forecasts are dynamic and subject to change and therefore those forecasts speak only as of the date they are given. The company does not undertake to update them; however, it may choose from time to time to update them and if it should do so, it will disseminate the updates to the investing public.
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Peg Billson Appointed President, BBA Aviation Legacy Support

Ontic ~ September 15, 2009,
CHATSWORTH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BBA Aviation is pleased to announce the appointment of Peg Billson as President, BBA Aviation Legacy Support replacing the highly successful Jim Gerwien. In her new role, Peg will assume overall leadership responsibility for Ontic and International Governor Service and the continued development and growth of the Legacy Support group going forward. She will also serve on the BBA Aviation Executive Committee.
Peg has a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from Embry-Riddle University, Arizona and a Masters in Engineering, Aerospace from California State University. She began her career at Douglas Aircraft Company (now Boeing) before moving to Honeywell, Inc (previously Allied Signal, Inc) in various senior engineering and business leadership roles including VP and General Manager Air Frame Systems where she gained a detailed understanding of the challenges and opportunities in legacy support. Latterly, Peg was COO of Eclipse Aviation Corporation and was highly successful in taking it from start up to rate production of the Eclipse Jet.
Peg is an exciting addition to Ontic and the BBA Aviation senior management team. She has worked in market leading businesses in a wide range of senior engineering, management and customer facing roles and she brings a broad range of skills to her new role from complex program management and customer service and support to strategy, general management and entrepreneurial growth. Her extensive industry knowledge in all areas of commercial, military and general aviation as well as specifically in aftermarket support will bring significant benefits to the BBA Aviation group as it continues to develop and grow its Legacy Support business.
For more information, contact Robert Sadler at 818 725 2100 or via www.ontic.com.
OnticRobert Sadler,


Japan's next PM picks Kamei as defence min - media

TOKYO, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Japan's next prime minister Yukio Hatoyama will appoint Shizuka Kamei, the head of a tiny ruling coalition partner, to the defence minister post in his new government, Japanese media reported on Tuesday. Kamei, the head of the conservative People's New Party and a former transport minister, is an advocate of a more equal relationship between Japan and its close security ally, the United States, echoing the stance of Hatoyama's Democratic Party.
Japanese media also said Mizuho Fukushima, head of the Social Democratic Party, would be given a portfolio in charge of consumer affairs and policies to boost the country's low birth rate. The Democrats need support from the two parties to pass laws smoothly. (Reporting by Yoko Nishikawa; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

The University of Rhode Island Gains Speed With Aruba 802.11n Wi-Fi

Legacy Fat AP Network Was Throttling IT Productivity and Network Performance
Aruba Networks, Inc. ~ September 15, 2009,
SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - 09/15/09) - Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN - News), a global leader in wireless LANs and secure mobility solutions, today announced that The University of Rhode Island (URI) is deploying an adaptive 802.11n Wi-Fi network throughout its 1,200 acre Kingston campus. Chartered in 1888 as the state's agricultural school, the university serves more than 14,500 undergraduate and 4,500 graduate students. The new high-speed network replaces an aging Cisco Fat AP deployment that required manual intervention by IT to resolve RF issues, was difficult to troubleshoot, and had limited intrusion detection and access control features. After evaluating single, multi-channel, and controller-less wireless LANs, Aruba was selected because its Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) technology delivered stellar RF performance, while its policy enforcement firewall and integrated wireless intrusion detection delivered highly granular control over access and security.
"Aruba was the only vendor to offer the triple-play we needed: adaptive RF management, integrated wireless intrusion detection, and a built-in firewall for role-based access control," said David S. Porter, the University of Rhode Island's Director of Media and Technology Services. "We have deployed the first 800 of what we expect to be a total of 1,500 802.11n access points, and ARM basically manages them for us by automatically addressing interference, 802.11b/g client conflicts, and other RF issues. That feature alone offered tremendous relief to our IT staff, who were freed to work on other projects."
ARM uses infrastructure-based controls to optimize the performance of Wi-Fi clients in real-time. Acting on their own, Wi-Fi clients do not always work cooperatively with other clients, or select the optimal band, channel, and access point. These issues are exacerbated in settings with densely packed users such as university classrooms, lecture halls and libraries. ARM uses a variety of techniques to control how Wi-Fi clients interact, thereby ensuring that data, voice, and video applications have sufficient network resources, including airtime, to operate properly.
"On the matter of security, we used to restrict access to the network using a very large access control list that was unwieldy to manage across independent access points," continued Porter. "Aruba provided a central management interface, with a single access control list, that is automatically pushed to every controller and access point. As with ARM, this feature significantly lowered IT staff workload. And it gave us much finer grained control over user access because we can now control by user, group, service, application, bandwidth consumption, among other parameters."
Identity-based security, Quality of Service control, and traffic management capabilities are provided by Aruba's policy-enforcement firewall network. The firewall classifies on the basis of user identity, device type, location, and time of day, and provides differentiated access for different classes of users. For example, voice traffic can be assigned a high priority and reserved bandwidth to ensure reliable delivery, while university guests might have limited available bandwidth and tight controls with respect to the sites and servers that can be accessed.
Additional information about Aruba's solutions for higher education can be found on-line at Aruba's Web site.
About Aruba Networks
People move. Networks must follow. Aruba securely delivers networks to users, wherever they work or roam, using a combination of award-winning solutions:

-- Adaptive 802.11n Wi-Fi networks optimize themselves to ensure that
users are always within reach of mission-critical information. Rightsizing
expensive wired LANs by replacing them with high-speed 802.11n Wi-Fi
reduces both capital and operating expenses;
-- Identity-based security assigns access policies to users, enforcing
those policies whenever and wherever a network is accessed;
-- Remote networking solutions for branch offices, fixed telecommuters,
and satellite facilities ensures uninterrupted remote access to
-- Multi-vendor network management provides a single point of control
while managing both legacy and new wireless networks from Aruba and its
The cost, convenience, and security benefits of our secure mobility solutions are fundamentally changing how and where we work. Listed on the NASDAQ and Russell 2000� Index, Aruba is based in Sunnyvale, California, and has operations throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions. To learn more, visit Aruba at http://www.arubanetworks.com. For real-time news updates follow Aruba on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ArubaNetworks.
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