Quick Takes: Vermont goes digital

Vermont's state government plans to use a digital network that includes integrated voice, video and data at its department of public safety.

Vermont's state government plans to use a digital network that includes integrated voice, video and data at its

department of public safety. There is more in this round up of industry news and company announcements.

Vermont using integrated communication system

Vermont is getting new a new integrated communication system for its department of public safety. French telecommunication equipment maker Alcatel, is providing the digital network that will include integrated voice, video, and data. The state says this will give the department of public safety faster response times for emergencies as well as enhanced communications between state offices and agencies.

Alcatel

KPN to offer VPN service

Dutch telecommunication provider KPN, will provide broadband Internet access to businesses using Cisco multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) enabled virtual private networks (VPNs). Going by the name Epacity, KPN will gradually launch the Internet protocol (IP) VPN services with MPLS technology for Dutch companies seeking to upgrade their connections.

Cisco

Bank using converged voice and data network

South Indian Bank of Bangalore, India, is deploying a converged voice and data network using Nortel Networks technology. The project will connect 150 branch offices across India providing voice, and secure data traffic between sites. Nortel is in Ontario.

Nortel Networks

Fiberlink adds virus protection

Fiberlink, a virtual private network service provider in Blue Bell, Penn., is adding anti virus policy enforcement to its VPN offering. This new feature will allow companies using a Fiberlink VPN service to screen traffic from remote users for viruses before they enter the company network.

Fiberlink

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