San Jose, CA--May 21, 1997--Cisco Systems Inc. (San Jose, CA) announced that it has been selected to provide state-of-the-art data communications technology to Motorola's Space and Systems Technology Group (SSTG) for the Theater Deployable Communications (TDC) contract with the U.S. Air Force.
Cisco products, as part of the overall solution, will help simplify the training and stand-up time for deployed installations, because the equipment and software called for in the contract are similar to the Cisco products used at fixed-base installations.
The selection of equipment suppliers is part of the multimillion dollar contract Motorola received from the U.S. Air Force in February 1996 for a new advanced rapid deployment communications network. If the Air Force chooses to exercise all options, the multi-year contract could exceed $263 million. Cisco's value could possibly exceed $10 million over the life of the contract.
In the initial phases of the contract, Cisco will supply Motorola with the Cisco 3100, an Ethernet workgroup switch that provides high-end features, including multilayer capabilities, and the Cisco 2511, Cisco 2524, and the Cisco 4500 routing platforms for test and evaluation purposes.
Theater Deployable Communications (TDC) is a state-of-the art ground-to-ground communications infrastructure designed to replace older, existing systems. The TDC system can transmit and receive voice, data, and video communications securely to or from wireless, satellite, or hard-wired sources.
Delivery of the first system to the Air Force is expected to occur before February 1998.
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