|[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
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
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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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