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04/30/2012 | 05:17am US/Eastern
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NIAID Researchers Gain Secure Access to Remote Data Through High-Bandwidth, Ultra-Low Latency Connectivity

Richardson, TX, April 30, 2012 - Fujitsu, a leading provider of business, information technology, and communications solutions, announced today that it was chosen by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, to implement a multi-node regional fiber optic network allowing researchers to access and share critical data residing in remote datacenters. NIAID's selection of the Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 7420 Metro/Enterprise WDM Platform, NETSMART 1500 Management System and professional services, will ensure the agency benefits from tunable bandwidths reaching 40Gb per second performance; sub-microsecond latency; multi-protocol, multi-application support; remote monitoring and management; and valuable training.

NIAID conducts and supports research to study the causes of infectious and immune-mediated diseases, and to develop better means of preventing, diagnosing and treating these illnesses.

"Many organizations today are not looking for a vendor they're looking for a partner," said Paul Fagan, senior vice president of sales at Fujitsu Network Communications. "Our work with NIAID is a prime example. We are working side-by-side to architect the network, implement the technology - both hardware and software - and train staff. Our commitment is to ensure NIAID's fiber optic infrastructure fully supports the critical work being done there."

Fujitsu's FLASHWAVE 7420 is a scalable Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM)-based transport solution engineered for high-performance, low-latency networks. The platform, which includes Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) technology, supports Ethernet, SONET/SDH, G.709 OTN, ATM, video and SAN protocols in fixed and reconfigurable point-to-point, linear add/drop and ring topologies.

The Fujitsu NETSMART 1500 carrier-class management system allows NIAID to remotely monitor, manage, provision and maintain the FLASHWAVE 7420. The solution facilitates network reliability and visibility through performance data tracking and graphing, bandwidth capacity reports and instantaneous alarm reports, as well as real-time fault isolation and resolution.

In addition to planning and deploying hardware and software, Fujitsu professional services will provide NIAID staff with training on application and equipment engineering, turn-up, operations and maintenance.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., headquartered in Richardson, Texas, is an innovator in Connection-oriented Ethernet and optical transport technologies. A market leader in packet optical networking solutions, WDM and SONET, Fujitsu offers a broad portfolio of multi-vendor network services as well as end-to-end solutions for design, implementation, migration, support and management of optical networks. The only major optical networking vendor to manufacture its own equipment in North America, Fujitsu has over 450,000 network elements deployed by major North American carriers across the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please see: http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom.

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FLASHWAVE® and NETSMART® are trademarks of Fujitsu Network Communications Inc. (USA). Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo, and "shaping tomorrow with you" are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries. All rights reserved. All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.


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