May 25, 2000 13:39
Intelect Lands Second Contract for Texas Dept. of Transportation; OmniLYNX Chosen for
Optical Metropolitan Area Network in Austin for Texas Department of Transportation ('TxDOT')
Traffic Systems Operations
RICHARDSON, Texas, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Intelect Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICOM), a leader in intelligent optical networking
solutions, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Intelect Network Technologies, has received a contract valued at more than
$700,000 to provide its OmniLYNX products for video and data optical networking in the TxDOT traffic management system encompassing the
Austin area along U. S. Highway 290, State Highway 71, State Highway Loop 1 and Interstate Highway 35. Intelect will be supplying Fort
Worth-based Paradigm Traffic Management Systems for its systems integration and installation contract with TxDOT.
Bill Barnett, president of Intelect Network Technologies, commented, "The OmniLYNX product line is the ideal platform for TxDOT's traffic
systems management objectives and operations model. Intelect and Paradigm have installed a similar system for TxDOT in Corpus Christi and
are looking forward to additional opportunities throughout the state.
"This revolutionary access platform is designed for virtually any type of voice, data or video service to be delivered from one piece of equipment,"
Barnett continued. "Enhanced by support for voice and video communications in the same network, OmniLYNX products provide a single, more
manageable system for traffic flow information control. These strengths have positioned OmniLYNX as a premier optical network product for
intelligence purpose built optical networks with legacy systems in Minnesota, Ohio, Connecticut, Illinois, Virginia, Florida, Alabama, New Jersey,
New York, Alaska and Washington."
OmniLYNX will provide TxDOT Austin District with a fully integrated video, data and voice optical network. Intelect's patented, internally encoded,
decoded and switched video interface on its OmniLYNX suite of products will provide Austin District seamless integration of the existing
Javelin-based analog video system. Additionally, each video channel is scalable from 1.5Mbps to 12Mbps providing the District with an extremely
high quality, full frame rate video picture that, until now, could only be achieved by dedicating fiber optic cable to every video camera in the
system and connecting every camera directly to a Javelin Video Matrix Switch.
The OmniLYNX system will also provide TxDOT with a multi-drop 10 BaseT Ethernet connection for transporting LAN traffic. It also will provide
multiple multi-drop RS-232 connections for camera Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) control to transport data for the District's Local Control Units (LCU),
allowing the equipment to interface with systems loop detectors, ramp meters and other traffic management devices.
With an installed customer base of more than 4,000 systems for customers worldwide, Intelect's OmniLYNX product family supports a wide array
of data interfaces, allowing diverse types of systems to be easily integrated into one network. The advantage OmniLYNX provides to TxDOT
includes a voice connection at every node location to provide for Maintenance Phone communications from the field. TxDOT required the SONET
standard system that OmniLYNX offers using fully redundant Bi-Directional Self Healing Ring technology for a highly reliable network able to
sustain total loss of fiber between nodes with no detectable interruption of any service throughout the entire system.
About Intelect Communications
Based in Richardson, Texas, Intelect Communications is a leader in intelligent optical networks with the industry's only multi-protocol fiber optic
access solution that has built-in flexibility and sets the standard in simplifying network operation. Delivering products today that others promise in
the future, Intelect's products allow for a broad array of services and bandwidth efficiency, providing carriers with a competitive time-to-market
advantage. With network management software supporting both TL-1 and SNMP, and a NEBS-compliant platform, the company's OmniLYNX
product suite offers an unprecedented range of protocols and services in a single shelf for both private and public networks. The OmniLYNX
architecture is designed to support SONET OC-1/OC-3/OC-12, SDH STM-1/STM-4, xDSL, ISDN-BRI, ATM transport, IP- over-Sonet, DS1 and
DS3. Services offered at the customer-premise include FXS/FXO/2W & 4W E&M, low speed data (RS-232, RS-422, RS-449, V.35), Ethernet
10/100M and Video. Further information about Intelect Communications can be accessed at www.intelect.com.