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January 27, 2010

Ohio's Butler County Selects Allied Telesis as Its Network Equipment Standard

By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor


Ohio’s Butler County has chosen to deploy Allied Telesis network equipment in more than 40 buildings within the County’s campus.

 
Allied Telesis (News - Alert) has installed a variety of its networking products including the AT-9700 series, AT-8000 series, AT-X908 SwitchBlade, and media converters, to ensure network disturbances are minimized in order to best serve the County’s community.
 
Butler County has looked to engage Allied Telesis for additional networking devices. In the next phase of the relationship, Butler County deployed the Allied Telesis AT-8000 series for its IP-based phone system installation with PoE (Power over Ethernet) capabilities. This deployment was followed by Allied Telesis’ involvement in and installation of an 800 MHz radio system, including enhanced Allied Telesis technology for advanced fiber optic functionality and ensuring reliable communications access for public safety officials.
 
Butler County approached Allied Telesis because it was the only industry player to offer Layer 3 switches with OSPF routing without the requirement of an additional license. The County due to the reliability of Allied Telesis networking gear was able to lower its costs for switch replacement, and to lower maintenance costs through consistent, transparent software and firmware updates.
 
Butler County is currently working with Allied Telesis on its next phase of deployment and looking at best practices for video convergence, including the use of video for teleconferencing, IP surveillance and video arraignments for enhanced County security.
 
Lisa Thompson, the vice president for North America region of Allied Telesis, has said that local governments require dependable networks for public services. Allied Telesis, in turn, delivered a turnkey networking solution providing an optimized infrastructure backbone to enable more reliable communications to Butler County’s constituents. The company looks forward to further supporting Butler County’s networking needs.
 
According to Allied Telesis, their network equipment is right now spread across 40 buildings in the Butler County campus. These buildings include animal shelters, 911 centers, libraries, and schools and universities, as well as legal and public safety (fire and law enforcement) facilities.
 
Recently, Allied Telesis announced membership of Metro Ethernet Forum (News - Alert) and launched advanced Layer 3 stackable switch.

Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri


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