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TMCNet:  Allied Telesis Network Links Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

[December 18, 2013]

Allied Telesis Network Links Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Allied Telesis (News - Alert), a global provider of secure IP/Ethernet switching solutions and an industry leader in the deployment of IP Triple Play networks, today announced that the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) has deployed an Allied Telesis network to upgrade connectivity to VTA Ticket Vending Machines and Clipper® card readers, throughout its 42-mile light-rail transit system. With a reliable and scalable network backing up Clipper card readers, VTA's 42 million annual riders can pay for transit fares and reload Clipper cards as necessary with a convenient tap-and-go system at VTA's 62 light-rail stations.

Clipper is a reloadable, contactless smart card used for electronic transit fare payment in California's San Francisco Bay Area. The implementation of this new system eases VTA rider commutes by allowing them to transfer between transit systems with the tap of a card-no need to stop again at a ticket vending machine or scramble for exact change. Some 625,000 Clipper cards are in use throughout the Bay Area.

Allied Telesis worked closely with VTA to understand the challenges of its legacy Clipper card system, which consisted of multiple types of network equipment from multiple vendors. Allied Telesis offered a solution that would suit VTA's technical requirements, budget, and project timeline. Allied Telesis uniquely offered a ruggedized, resilient solution that included Gigabit Ethernet switches in various configurations. The solution met the rigorous requirements that come with outdoor installations, and Allied Telesis staff served as an extension of the VTA technical team in order to meet critical deadlines and provide training to VTA personnel.

"Allied Telesis provided an ideal mix of product, expertise, and training which was critical to the overall success of the Clipper card upgrade," said Richard Bertalan, Technology Manager, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. "The consultation and training Allied Telesis provided to the VTA team was instrumental in our ability to deploy, manage, and optimize our modern network solution for the long term."

The advanced Allied Telesis network at the heart of the Clipper card system has created a solid foundation that will enable VTA to expand its offerings to include additional card readers, passenger Wi-Fi, emergency phones, and digital Real-Time Information signage and/or advertising-all services focused on enhancing customer satisfaction.

"Today, VTA no longer needs to dispatch a crew of technicians every time an issue arises," said Eu-Jin Lim, president and COO of Allied Telesis. "With the addition of modern, managed network products, a formally documented network infrastructure plan, and ongoing training and support, VTA has the visibility it needs to easily troubleshoot issues remotely and deploy valuable personnel and resources more efficiently, which has substantially increased the operational efficiency of this critical network."

About Allied Telesis, Inc.

Founded in 1987, and with offices worldwide, Allied Telesis is a leading provider of networking infrastructure and flexible, interoperable network solutions. The Company provides reliable video, voice, and data network solutions to clients in multiple markets including government, healthcare, defense, education, retail, hospitality, and network service providers.

Allied Telesis is committed to innovating the way in which services and applications are delivered and managed, resulting in increased value and lower operating costs. Visit us online at alliedtelesis.com.

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