Compunetix speeds up Navy communications

Engineers at the U.S. Navy`s Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii,, needed a flexible digital communications system that would not lock up at critical moments. So they chose the Compunetix CONTEX Model 2000T range communication system from Compunetix Inc. in Monroeville, Pa.

Oct 1st, 1997

Engineers at the U.S. Navy`s Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii,, needed a flexible digital communications system that would not lock up at critical moments. So they chose the Compunetix CONTEX Model 2000T range communication system from Compunetix Inc. in Monroeville, Pa.

"We`ve had no problems at all with the ContexT2000," says Bill Whitney, communications engineer at the Pacific Missile Range. The previous analog system had a problem inherent in its design that caused it to lock up, he says.

The Compunetix device`s digital switch is fast and flexible and streamlines the Pacific Missile Range`s different configurations, notes Whitney. "It has expanded capability beyond what we`ll ever need."

CONTEX 2000T provides conferencing for as many as 2,448 ports, with built-in redundancy to assure no loss of service due to the failure of any component. Redundancy features include a triple-redundant controller, redundant path routing, and modular redundancy.

CONTEX systems also have built-in self test, hot-swap capability, comprehensive documentation, theory of operations, alarm descriptions, and remote diagnostics procedures. - J.M.

For more information on CONTEX and Compunetix, contact Michael Hockenberry by phone at 800-79-4266, by fax at 412-373-2720, by mail at Compunetix Inc., 2000 Eldo Road, Monroeville, Pa., 15146, by e-mail at mhockenberry@compunetix. com, or on the World Wide Web at http://www.compunetix.com.

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