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L-3 GCS Introduces Interoperable Outdoor Unit Based on iDirect iConnex™ E800 Series Satellite Router
VICTOR, N.Y., July 08, 2008 - L-3 GCS, a wholly owned subsidiary of L-3 Communications, has teamed with iDirect Government Technologies (iGT) to introduce a VSAT Modem/PA unit that extends mission critical voice, video and data connectivity to Department of Defense personnel in the field. The outdoor unit is fully interoperable with all L-3 GCS auto-acquiring satellite systems, including the widely-deployed Cheetah™ and Hawkeye™ lines.
The new outdoor unit combines the iDirect iConnex™ e800 satellite router and a 25 watt wideband Xicom power amplifier into a single box that is driven by iDirect’s award-winning iVantage network management software. The iConnex™ e800 provides robust security capabilities and is equipped with AES 256-bit encryption, TRANSEC and FIPS 140-2 Certification. The unit also provides DSL and Ethernet interface capabilities and features a managed switch to protect against unwanted network access.
“This unit responds to our customers’ need for flexibility and reduces cost as it is compatible with both new and legacy systems and is interoperable with our Cheetah and Hawkeye lines” said Bob Jacobson, executive vice president and general manager of L-3 GCS.
ABOUT L-3 GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS SOLUTIONS, INC. (GCS):
Located in Victor, NY, GCS is a leading provider of satellite communications (SATCOM) systems that integrate data, broadband internet, telephony, multimedia, audio, video, and computer networking. These rugged, easily deployed systems continue to be utilized by the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security, as well as Federal Agencies and Commercial sector customers.
To learn more about L-3 GCS, please visit the company’s Web site at www.L-3com.com/gcs.
ABOUT L-3 COMMUNICATIONS:
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs over 63,000 people worldwide and is a prime system contractor in aircraft modernization and maintenance, C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of high technology products, subsystems and systems. The company reported 2007 sales of $14 billion.
To learn more about L-3, please visit the company's Web site at www.L-3Com.com.