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The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Adds Klas Telecom Rugged Router, Switch, and Virtual Machine Server to Approved Products List (APL)

July 1, 2014



Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 01, 2014

Klas Telecom announced today that three key rugged network modules in the Voyager remote networking product portfolio were added to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Unified Capabilities (UC) Approved Products List on June 12, 2014. Any DoD component is now officially able to procure the Klas TelecomVoyagerESR, VoyagerSW24, and VoyagerVM and operate them over all DoD network infrastructures.

DISA certified the VoyagerESR, a Cisco 5915 ESR-based routing and switching module, as a Customer Edge Router (CER), the VoyagerSW24, a Cisco ESS 2020-based Layer two switch, as an Access IP Switch, and the VoyagerVM, a virtual machine server, as a Local Session Controller (LSC). All three networking modules are thoroughly rugged, maintain low SWaP, have a form factor of 7.4" W x 6.3" L x 2" H, and are part of the modular and scalable Klas TelecomVoyager deployable networking system.

The UC APL is the single approving authority for all DoD agencies in the purchasing and operating of communications equipment to be fielded across the Defense Information Systems Network. The UC APL consists of hardware and software products that have completed Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC), interoperability (IO), and Information Assurance (IA) testing, and is therefore the only approved set of hardware and software equipment purchasable by DoD components.

"Although these components previously were included in various system certifications, efforts to obtain individual product certifications underscore Klas Telecom's commitment to the modular and scalable nature of the Voyager product line," Klas Telecom Chief Technology Officer Ryan Kendrick said. "With certifications for the individual components, composite systems comprised of these components inherit the components' certifications. This will ensure DoD interoperability and information assurance compliance as the system scales or is reconfigured to meet a variety of deployment platforms and mission requirements."

The Klas Telecom Voyager networking system of systems provides secure, remote networking capability, and consists of a range of common form factor networking modules (routing, switching, cellular, VoIP, and RoIP) with various chassis options for use across the full spectrum of deployment platforms. Voyager's modular and scalable design ensures that no component goes unused as the system scales in support of small and large teams, and modules can be repurposed in the field, saving on cost. Voyager combines best-in-class Cisco routing and switching, with a rich product feature set unique to the market place, and delivers this capability in an industry-leading low SWaP package while maintaining high user port density. Voyager is the optimal tactical networking solution for those that want to communicate more, but carry less. 

For more information on the UC APL, visit DISA's Unified Capabilities Certification Offices website. To see the list of the approved Klas Telecom products, navigate to the Approved Products List and perform a vendor search for "Klas."

About Klas Telecom:

Klas Telecom, Inc. was founded in 1991 and has been providing integrated, secure tactical communications solutions to the Department of Defense for over 12 years. Klas Telecom specializes in the engineering and development of remote communications equipment for satellite and other deployable networking environments. The company's newest product line, the Klas Telecom Voyager modular and scalable baseband system, consists of a range of common form factor networking modules along with various chassis options for use in the full spectrum of deployment platforms, and from static to on-the-move operations. Voyager networking modules deliver best-in-class Cisco routing, switching, cellular, VoIP, and RoIP technology in an industry-leading reduction in SWaP package while maintaining high user port density and a rich product feature set. Klas Telecom has over 50 staff with offices in Washington, DC, Reston, VA, Tampa, FL, and Dublin, Ireland.

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