Cassidian and the French Ministry of Interior is all set for IP migration of Corsica's Infrastructure Nationale Partageable des Transmissions (INPT) network in an effort to pragmatically envisage the future of networks from an operational, financial and technological perspective.
The network, also known as Acropol, was deployed in Corsica in 2002 and comprises of 21 radio stations that are operational with the police and fire brigade.
Distributed between two basic networks, one to cover Upper Corsica and one for South Corsica, the INPT network migration will not disrupt ongoing operations and deployment is likely to begin in 2013 following its installation after this summer.
The IP migration of Corsica's INPT network will provide Cassidian customers with more flexible system architectures, better-controlled maintenance costs and will pave way to the technologies of the future, particularly in the field of high-speed data transmission.
INPT network field trials with Cassidian's latest high-speed network solutions based on 4G LTE technology with the Interior Ministry is scheduled to take place in late 2012.
EADS subsidiary Cassidian provides lead systems integration and value-added products and services to civil and military customers across the globe.