Telkonet outfits Department of the Navy with secure, broadband network access

GERMANTOWN, Md., 10 Jan. 2007. Telkonet Inc., a provider of powerline carrier (PLC) networking solutions using existing electrical wiring, will begin deploying its government-certified Telkonet iWire System for use by the Department of the Navy (DoN) late this month.

GERMANTOWN, Md., 10 Jan. 2007. Telkonet Inc., a provider of powerline carrier (PLC) networking solutions using existing electrical wiring, will begin deploying its government-certified Telkonet iWire System for use by the Department of the Navy (DoN) late this month.

Telkonet previously announced that the system was approved for use by Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and DoN within the NMCI computing environment.

Telkonet's system will deliver secure, broadband Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) network access via existing in-building electrical wiring. By using Telkonet's system, the Department of the Navy will transition to secure NMCI network connectivity within facilities that would otherwise be difficult to enable, such as remote locations, temporary offices, transitional sites, leased spaces, and disaster areas.

In addition to delivering its powerline network infrastructure suite of products, Telkonet provide hardware and software maintenance, network design services, and customer support for the life of the program.

In January 2006, the DoN approved the deployment of FIPS 140-2 validated Telkonet iWire System at a U.S. Navy location in Millington, Tenn., following the aftermath of the Hurricane Katrina disaster. After six months of testing and evaluation, the DoN certified Telkonet's system for use across the 500,000 user NMCI enterprise environment.

Ronald W. Pickett, president and CEO of Telkonet Inc. comments, "Our secure networking platform is the quickest and easiest way to deliver NMCI approved wired network connectivity, as electrical wiring is always available. We look forward to expanding our installation base within the Navy and Marine Corps by delivering highly-mobile, exceptionally secure networking solutions over in-building and shipboard powerlines."

Awarded in October 2000, the $6.9 billion government program was designed to unify thousands of disparate Navy and Marine Corps computer applications, networks, and peripherals throughout the world into one secure, enterprise-class computing platform. In March 2006, the contract was extended through 2010.

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