Ericsson Federal gets DOD approval

Ericsson Federal, a U.S.-based, wholly owned subsidiary of LM Ericsson AB, announced that its Marconi MHL 3000 Multi-Haul Optical Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing platform has been tested and certified by the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC), and now is listed on the Unified Capabilities Approved Products List in the Transport Appliances category under the Network Infrastructure section. JITC is DISA's primary agent for testing, evaluation and certifying information technology and national security systems used in joint and combined operations.

EFJ lands contract

EF Johnson Technologies’ 3e Technologies International (3eTI) subsidiary has received a task order valued at $11 million with initial funding of $4.5 million from a U.S. Department of Defense customer. The task order calls for the company to provide an energy-management solution within its virtual perimeter-monitoring system, according to the company.

Colorado town deploys Exalt Communication technology

The town of Castle Rock, Colo., has deployed 10 EX-11s digital microwave radio systems from Exalt Communications. The systems will deliver video surveillance that helps protect the town’s water-distribution facilities. Castle Rock is home to approximately 46,000 people and is located midway between Denver and Colorado Springs at an elevation of 6,200 feet.

Texas town invests in SatMAX system

Fort Bend County, Texas, purchased the SatMAX’s emergency communications system to help ensure constant satellite telephone communication for disaster-recovery personnel in the event that land-based communications are compromised. The system creates a satellite communications "hotspot" to support wireless coverage for multiple concurrent users in non-line-of-sight environments.