Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Ericsson Plans High-speed Mobile Broadband for U.S. Border Security

Ericsson is leading a consortium of companies to provide high-speed mobile broadband technology and IP applications to address the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Secure Border Initiative (SBInet).

Ericsson said its solution integrates both new and legacy technologies, Commercial Off-the-Shelf Technology (COTS) and Government Off-the-Shelf Technology (GOTS) software systems, a comprehensive Concept of Operations and rapid response capabilities to address Customs and Border Protection operational needs.

Ericsson's Border and Area Security (EBAS) system is already operational in the European Union (EU) as part of the EU's Schengen secure border surveillance project.

The ABSG team led by Ericsson includes Computer Sciences Corporation; Fluor Corporation; SYColeman Corporation, a division of L3 Communications; MTC Technologies; CAMBER Corporation; AEP Networks ; Texas A&M University and The University of Texas at Austin.


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