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U.S. Government’s Joint Interoperability Test Command approves Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 6850 Enterprise Switch Family and 9700 Enterprise Switch


VIENNA, Va., August 5, 2008- LGS, a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) dedicated to serving the U.S. government community, announced today that the Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 6850 and 9700 were certified as interoperable with the Defense Switched Network (DSN) by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) and the Defense Information System Network Security Accreditation Working Group (DSAWG).

As a result, these products have been added to the DoD Unified Capabilities Approved Products List (UCAPL), which includes the Defense Switched Network (DSN) Approved Products List, as well as the IPv6 Approved Products List.This certification demonstrates the continued commitment of LGS and Alcatel-Lucent to deliver products and services designed to fit the unique needs of the U.S. government customer.

The JITC-certified elements for the OmniSwitch included:

* The OmniSwitch 6850 Family of Enterprise Ethernet Switches: The Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 6850 (OS6850) series is comprised of layer-3 Gigabit Ethernet fixed configuration switches that address the needs of modern enterprise and triple-play networking with flexible, stackable configurations; power-over-Ethernet, high availability, first-packet wire-speed performance, and dramatically improved network response time over past models. In a recent industry review¹ of major LAN switch vendors, the OmniSwitch 6850 was recognized as using the lowest power consumption, winning ‘green bragging rights’.
* The OmniSwitch 9700 Enterprise Ethernet Switch: The OmniSwitch 9700 is a high-density, 10 slot chassis. Two center slots are dedicated to chassis management modules (CMMs) allowing redundant configurations, and eight slots for network interfaces supporting an aggregation of up to 192 GigE ports or 48 10GigE ports. The OS9700 is engineered to be deployed in the core, data center, aggregation layer, or wiring closet.

¹ NetworkWorld,March 24, 2008 “10 Gig access switches” review

About LGS
LGS, a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent, designs and delivers Transformed Communications and R&D-based technology solutions to the U.S. government community. Leveraging the world-class R&D of Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, with global reach and expertise, LGS challenges itself to solve the unsolvable and deliver secure, reliable, standards-based solutions to its customers. LGS, is headquartered in Vienna, Va., in the US and with offices in Colorado, Maryland, New Jersey and North Carolina. For more information about LGS visit external

About Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprise and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 17.8 billion in 2007 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet:


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