SPAWAR uses Calient Networks' DiamondWave to upgrade internal fiber network

SAN JOSE, Calif., 14 Nov. 2006. SPAWAR, the U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in Point Loma, San Diego, Calif., has issued its second order for DiamondWave from Calient Networks, a supplier of carrier-class fiber optic cross-connect systems (FOCS). SPAWAR personnel will use DiamondWave as it continues to upgrade internal fiber network performance and cost-effectiveness at the base.

Nov 14th, 2006

SAN JOSE, Calif., 14 Nov. 2006. SPAWAR, the U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in Point Loma, San Diego, Calif., has issued its second order for DiamondWave from Calient Networks, a supplier of carrier-class fiber optic cross-connect systems (FOCS). SPAWAR personnel will use DiamondWave as it continues to upgrade internal fiber network performance and cost-effectiveness at the base.

The SPAWAR facility in Point Loma is one of the Navy's five major acquisition commands, and is responsible for research, development, test and evaluation, engineering, and fleet support for command, control, and communication systems and ocean surveillance. The base has hundreds of buildings and labs conducting an extensive range of research and development efforts for the Navy.

Calient's DiamondWave product will contribute to SPAWAR's mission by lowering operating costs, reducing network downtime, and increasing network flexibility.

The DiamondWave solution facilitates dynamic real-time management and monitoring of fiber networks. With Calient's FOCS application, SPAWAR is able to simulate a greater range of fiber network architectures, and to switch quickly from one topology to another, in order to simulate numerous field and shipboard conditions.

"This will be an extremely valuable solution not only for SPAWAR, but also for other government and military agencies," says Tom Bennett, president of Cornet Technology Communications, a division of Cornet Technology Inc. (CTI). CTI was announced as a new Calient OEM distribution partner to bring the DiamondWave FiberConnect to government and military customers under the ClearWave brand.

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