Alcatel-Lucent Successfully Completes First Stage of Polish Maritime Safety Initiative

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Altcatel-Lucent has announced that the first stage in a National Maritime Safety System modernization project is officially complete. Joining forces with Indra, Spanish-based multinational consulting and technology firm, Alcatel has successfully deployed an IP/MPLS system that enables control, management and monitoring of technology-based information. It is said that this technology will allow Poland’s maritime authority an increased efficiency in safety and operations at all eighteen ports in the Baltic Sea. This project has been dubbed the “National Network of Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems (GMDSS).”

Design and modernization were key elements in this project and important to the innovation within the national network of marine radio communications for maritime offices. The project was based on integrated marine VHF communications systems. The National Maritime Safety System was developed in collaboration with three regional maritime offices in Gdynia, Szczecin and Slupsk, who also collaborated with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Maritime Search and Rescue Service of the country. This collaboration built upon the need for support in monitoring and analyzing maritime traffic and calculating threats in national and maritime safety.

This announcement also makes known that “Alcatel-Lucent (NewsAlert) and Indra will, together, be responsible for ongoing maintenance of the operational system of this project, known as KSMB stage 1. “ Their collaboration has already led to the design of technical specification, including implementation management, production and with focus on the modernization of coast station architecture, adding new radar towers to the mix. Integrating eight subsystems and technologies with the implementation of three Vessel Traffic Services systems, teams have been able to innovate the existing telecommunications structure for Poland’s maritime authorities.

Important for Polish economic growth, there is a definite need for new technology and upgrades. Through increased travel to Poland’s seaports, the government has decided to invest heavily into maritime industry. The oil and gas industry has benefited from this decision. Vessel Traffic Management systems will improve safety and lower threat levels across all entry ports for shipping. Direct monitoring is necessary for mission-critical infrastructure.

VTS systems are supplied with substation data from radar systems, as well as through CCTV, hydro-meteorological stations, radio direction finders (RDF), marine radio communication VHF for Maritime Offices, phone communication systems based on IP/MPLS technology, GMDSS systems and a subsystem that monitors equipment and facilities.

“We are privileged to assist in the transformation of the Polish Maritime Administration into a modern and well equipped service. We had a clear vision, proven technology and expertise that fully met the needs of the Polish Administration, states Andrzej Dulka, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent Poland. “What we have put in place is a highly reliable system that seamlessly integrates legacy systems with new technology to provide Polish Maritime Office with the best available security and monitoring network.”

Deputy Director of Maritime Office in Gdynia, Jan Miotkowski continues by saying that ”Leveraging Alcatel-Lucent’s technologies and expertise we can improve the availability, efficiency and security of maritime transportation around Poland.” Collaborating with all national authorities, consulting firms and technology teams, Alcatel-Lucent will bring peace and safety to the people of Poland, starting at the ports. Pairing with Indra will ensure the mission is successful through very the last stage. 

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TelePacific Signs with Aligned Communication to Better Service Texas

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Providing a comprehensive connectivity cloud and continuity solution at to over 75K clients in small business and enterprise sectors of industry, TelePacific Communications has signed a distribution agreement with Aligned Communications. Through this partnership, TelePacific can focus on delivering better solutions to clients, primarily in Texas, utilizing Aligned’s network of over 300 subagents.

“Together, we can provide Texas business customers the quality managed services solutions they need to grow, backed by the same industry-leading commitment to the customer experience lifecycle that has powered TelePacific’s growth in California and Nevada over the past 18 years,” states Ken Bisnoff, Senior Vice President of Strategic Opportunities for TelePacific Communications (NewsAlert).

“We’ve worked hard to earn the trust of the Texas partner community, giving our full attention, resources and focus on winning their confidence. We feel designed and fortunate to add Aligned Communications to our select roster of Master Agents and learn from them, as they join our Advisory Board members, because we both share the same bedrock customer-focused values,” he adds.

Earning the trust of Aligned Communications and adding them to the advisory board is major. This is a true partnership and one that is bound to be great.

In 2014, Aligned Communications began sales of TelePacific’s services to businesses in the Texas area, as a subagent. In early 2015, talks began and a more strategic partnership was embraced. Of TelePacific’s pool of partners, Aligned Communications has been named in the Top 10. Together, they collaborated in the pre-sales support of TelePacific’s product and service lines. They also join forces amongst channel managers and sales engineering teams, improving operations on through installation. Post-sale support is maintained by this same consistency in collaboration. Together, they better support small to medium businesses and enterprise establishments in the State of Texas.

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