|[November 15, 2012]
LightRiver Tapped by Lee County to Light Next-Generation Communications Core
CONCORD, Calif. & SARASOTA, Fla. --(Business Wire)--
LightRiver (News - Alert) Technologies, Inc., a leader in the deployment of
communications networks, today announced that it has been awarded
the contract to upgrade the county's critical communications network.
This project maximizes the capabilities of the county's existing fiber
facilities and newly acquired right-of-way shared fiber infrastructures,
while realizing significant savings over the current leased line access.
Lee County IT Department acquired rights of access to 70+ additional
miles of fiber, beyond its own downtown core, through a partnership with
a local service provider. The county is seeking to leverage the new
access to migrate critical county communication traffic, including
emergeny response services, from leased access lines to a fiber
infrastructure either owned by the county, or granted by the
partnership. LightRiver was chosen to design and engineer Lee County's
next-generation Ethernet services network leveraging ROADM (News - Alert)
(Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer) technology over a new DWDM
(Dense Wave Division Multiplexing) communications backbone. Training on
the technology will enable county employees to become self-sufficient in
managing the new network.
"Lee County chose LightRiver for this project because of their expertise
in deploying mission-critical communications networks in a timely and
budget conscience manner demonstrated during the bidding process," Jim
Desjarlais, Information Technology Director, Lee County BoCC. "Based on
their technical response and the due diligence the County conducted, we
are confident that LightRiver is the right choice for Lee County and its
"We are proud to be part of this upgrade to Lee County's communication
infrastructure," said Glenn Johansen, CEO, LightRiver Technologies,
"it's an opportunity to modernize the technology deployed, maximize
communications efficiency and save money at the bottom line for the tax
About LightRiver Technologies, Inc.
LightRiver Technologies brings next generation solutions to
mission-critical networks. An integrator of multi-vendor transport
technologies, LightRiver is an expert in Packet Optical Transport, MPLS,
Carrier Ethernet, DWDM and ROADM, as well as Multiservice SONET and
Microwave Radio. LightRiver delivers unique value with turnkey
solutions, carrier-grade quality and unparalleled customer care. For
more information, please visit http://www.lightriver.com.
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