News Release

Cisco Unveils Comprehensive Suite of Networking Solutions for Transportation Industry

Cisco Intelligent Transportation Solutions Focus on Security, Operational Efficiency and New Services for Airports, Roadways, Public Transportation and Seaports
Mar 30, 2004

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 30, 2004 - Cisco Systems® today announced the Cisco® Intelligent Transportation Solutions program, a unique set of networking business solutions and deployment services tailored for airports, roadways, public transportation and seaports worldwide.

The initiative will help enable companies to build out highly secure, reliable networking infrastructures for mission-critical business processes and applications, benefiting the industry's workforce, its travelers, government agencies and emergency first responders.

"To keep up with changing business needs and to avoid becoming operationally impaired, transportation organizations must migrate from multiple, disparate communications environments to a single, intelligent network that will serve as a foundation for applications and communications," said Pierre-Paul Allard, vice president, Enterprise Marketing, Cisco Systems. "We are very excited about the solutions we have developed to deliver such value to our customers, partners, and ultimately the individual traveler."

Components of the Cisco Intelligent Transportation Solutions suite and examples of global customers benefiting from Cisco networking technology include:

  • Intelligent Airports: Cisco delivers an integrated multiservice communications infrastructure for improved passenger and network security, common-use environments for operational efficiency, and wireless passenger services. It includes value-added solutions for passengers, airports, airlines and airport tenants.
  • Customer examples include: Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Miami International Airport, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Munich Airport International, Athens International Airport, South African Airports, Sydney Airport Corporation Ltd. (SACL)

  • Intelligent Roadways: Cisco provides solutions for roadside, traffic operations centers and advanced traveler information systems. Roadside solutions take advantage of the Cisco network to help enable integration of video surveillance and traffic sensor data with Advanced Traffic Management Systems (ATMS) applications. Traffic Operations Center solutions help enable real-time communications between operations centers, emergency response agencies and other transit agencies. Traveler Information solutions help enable the dispersion of roadside traffic data to message boards, travelers and vehicles.
  • Customer examples include: California Department of Transportation (CalTrans), Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Pennsylvania Turnpike, Beaufort County South Carolina Department of Transportation

  • Intelligent Public Transportation: Cisco provides comprehensive fixed- and mobile-communications solutions for vehicles, trackside/roadside and stations to streamline operations, improve communications and increase customer satisfaction.
  • Customer examples include: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), Paris Transport Company (Paris Metro), Deutsche Bahn Rail AG.

  • Intelligent Seaports: The Cisco Intelligent Seaport solution provides a unified network for seaports to manage security, safety and logistics, and to deliver value-added services to other agencies and companies that reside at the port.
  • Customer examples include: Port of Seattle, Port of Tacoma

To deliver comprehensive, end-to-end business solutions for its Intelligent Transportation Solutions, Cisco has engaged with industry-leading operations and network consultants, engineering and construction firms, technology and application providers, and full-service systems integrators. Examples of these industry partnerships include: SITA, MasTec, TransCore, ARINC, Naztec, Arup and others.

Also released today, Cisco Systems and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) announced the deployment of Cisco Intelligent Airport Solutions integrated with SITA's AirportConnect platform as the foundation for the new $4.4 billion (CAN) terminal at Toronto Pearson International Airport. (See: Cisco March 30 press release titled: New Terminal 1 at Toronto Pearson International Airport Showcases Cisco Intelligent Airports Solutions).

"Due to aging, disparate data and voice networks and a growing need to reduce costs while improving network security, leading airports like the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, are working with innovative vendors like Cisco to bring networking demands in line with today's travel needs," said Richard Marchi, senior vice president, Technical and Environmental Affairs at the Airports Council International, North America.

Cisco will unveil more solutions, new customers and new strategic partnerships as part of its Cisco Intelligent Transportation Solutions program throughout the remainder of 2004.

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