Press Releases | 2010
US ARMY DEPLOYS EXPAND NETWORKS ACCELERATORS WITH DTECH LABS
WAN Optimization technology bolsters performance of satellite links in remote military environments
Jan 27, 2010
Roseland, NJ – January 27, 2010 – Expand Networks www.expand.com, the largest supplier of WAN Optimization products to US Government and Military agencies, today announced that its market-leading WAN Optimization technology is supporting the PEOC3T and the United States Army to improve the performance of critical applications and communications over low bandwidth – high latency satellite links. Expand Networks Accelerators are enabling fast and reliable connectivity for mobile warfighter units in Operation Enduring Freedom and remote executive travel teams.
Working in partnership with DTECH LABS, Inc. www.dtechlabs.com, Expand Networks WAN Optimization technology has been incorporated into the DTECH LABS M3C4G (Mobile, Modular, Man-Carry C4 Gateway) and HALO Tactical RED/BLACK systems. As part of the initial deployment, 24 Expand Accelerators, embedded in M3C4G and HALO units, have been deployed in the field.
Brian Everhart, VP of Products and Services at DTECH LABS, commented, “Mobile warfighters and federal government employees in remote Areas of Responsibility (AOR) are often limited by degraded links for mission-critical communications. By embedding WAN Optimization technology like Expand’s into our modular man-portable tactical communications systems, we significantly improve their command and control (C2) capability by maximizing the efficiency of communications in the field.”
Expand’s WAN optimization technology, with integrated Space Communication Protocol Standard (SCPS), mitigates the effect of low bandwidth and high latency obstacles that traditionally impede the speed and performance of applications over satellite links. Combining SCPS with compression, byte-level caching and layer 7 QoS, Expand’s technology enables available bandwidth and real-time interactive TCP traffic to be maximized, extending ‘virtual capacity’ to military personnel.
Expand Networks products are presently used in the Tactical Warfighter Information Network (WIN-T) Increment 2 system to help provide warfighters and brigade teams with maximum communications efficiency on the move. The inclusion of Expand technology in the DTECH LABS man-carry product lines helps extend the capabilities of WIN-T to smaller, more mobile units.
Howard Teicher, Expand Network’s VP for Public Sector & Satellite Markets concludes, “The Expand solution enables military operations to offer increased levels of quality of service by way of higher bandwidth throughput, reduced latency, and seamless delivery of critical applications, ensuring an enhanced user experience and productivity, across even the most remote military deployments.”
Since its initial rollout in the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) in 1999, more than 11,000 Expand Networks Accelerators have been deployed throughout the US government and in all branches of the American Military. Battle-proven in Afghanistan and Iraq with the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, Expand Accelerators are also deployed in U.S. government enterprise networks, such as the Treasury Department’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
About DTECH LABS
DTECH LABS is a provider of Diverse Mission Solutions, bringing secure, mobile communications and critical infrastructure protection to military, government, first-responder and commercial organizations. Located in Sterling, Virginia, DTECH (www.dtechlabs.com) focuses on the development of solutions that enable rapid deployment of communications into diverse mission environments, including support for self-powered operations, satellite-optimized operations and true secure red/black communications.
DTECH LABS, M3C4G and HALO are trademarks of DTECH LABS. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
About Expand Networks
Expand Networks is the pioneer and leader in the WAN Optimization market and is positioned by Gartner Inc. in the ‘Leaders’ quadrant in its Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers, 2009[i]. Expand helps organizations simplify their IT infrastructure while delivering remote offices fast, reliable and secure access to networked applications. This results in improved user productivity and cost-effective IT management. Expand offers a multi-service integrated platform that ensures superior performance for any application over any network. From its headquarters in Roseland, NJ and its global locations, Expand Networks serves more than 3,500 enterprise and public sector customers in over 100 countries including: American Express, Bacardi USA, BMW, Continental Airlines, Carr America, Colgate, Elizabeth Arden, Reed Exhibitions, Target and United States Department of Defense with over 40,000 units deployed and over 2,000 MS Terminal Services and Citrix customers. Expand is the largest supplier of WAN Optimization products to US Government and Military agencies (greater than 10,000 units) and also has the most units deployed at a single corporate location, (4,500).
Expand Networks, Accelerator, Expand Compass, ExpandView are trademarks of Expand Networks. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.