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RATP Launches Experimental Fully Connected Bus Route using Cisco IP Mobility Solution


Adoption of on-board connected IP applications increases RATP’s quality of services.

PARIS, France, March 5, 2006 - RATP, a leading innovator in Public Transportation, and Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced completion of the deployment of an “Internet Protocol (IP) in Motion” experimental project on the bus line No. 38 in Paris. Recently demonstrated at Cisco Networkers event in Cannes, RATP’s No. 38 buses now get full IP connectivity for RATP applications.

RATP is using this opportunity to accelerate the pace of adoption of leading edge applications that are in the heart of their business. The technology provides realtime connectivity for ’Dilidam’, a key information initiative for travellers on RATP transport network, including real time transit and localised passenger information, as well as news or entertainment clips. The on board video surveillance system and other professional applications can now have permanent IP connectivity, improving RATP quality of services.

“Improving our customers’ security, safety and travel information is foremost in our minds at RATP, and as the Information Technology department we are proud to provide our company with technology innovations that directly serve our customers as well as increase RATP’s quality of services,” commented Janick Taillandier, CIO at RATP, “An intelligent network is key to this initiative and IP is the foundation.”

Cisco’s Mobile 3200 Series Wireless & Mobile router and Cisco IOS IP mobility solutions connect the vehicles to the RATP back end servers. The benefits of this connected mobility solution include improved security, safety and real time services for passengers and drivers. IP mobility provides an automatic connection and seamless roaming using the different wireless technologies, Wi-Fi and EDGE, and networks. With this innovative approach, RATP and Cisco are demonstrating that IP Mobility technologies can seamlessly extend the enterprise premises to “on the move” LANs.

IP Connectivity is now available “on the move” due to an open ecosystem including wireless service providers of any type as well as private wireless networks and a clearing house business function which aggregates data flows and reconciles billing information.

A panel of industry experts at Networkers 2005 awarded RATP the Mobility and Wireless award for its innovative implementation of Wireless and Mobility last December in Cannes.

“IP mobility extends the reach of enterprise intranets to professional vehicle fleets. IP connectivity across wireless technologies and networks allows key customers applications to continuously run even ’on the move’,” commented Michel Langlois, Senior Vice President, Internet Technologies Division, at Cisco Systems, “Development of open ecosystems, including hardware system integrators, wireless and mobile service providers, as well as Mobile IP aggregation and clearing house mechanisms will accelerate the expansion of the Internet to the transportation systems.”

The Cisco 3200 Series is a compact, rugged wireless router that is designed to provide industry-leading security in data, voice and video communications, with seamless mobility and interoperability. Underpinned by standards-based Cisco IOS Mobile IP, the Cisco 3200 Series extends the edge of the IP network, helping deliver new connection capabilities and enable new applications in markets such as defence, public safety and commercial transportation.

About RATP
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