EADS North America's Voice Encryption Device Listed on Defense Information Systems Agency's Unified Capabilities Approved

EADS North America's Voice Encryption Device Listed on Defense Information 
Systems Agency's Unified Capabilities Approved Products
ECTOCRYP(R) Black Voice Communications Device Provides a Secure,
High-Capacity Alternative to Current Capability With Proven
Interoperability on Department of Defense Network 
HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/18/13 --  The Defense Information
Systems Agency (DISA) has listed EADS North America's ECTOCRYP(R)
Black high-capacity voice encryption device on its Unified
Capabilities Approved Products List (UC APL,
https://aplits.disa.mil/processAPList.do) as a Department of Defense
Secure Communications Device (DSCD). 
The listing follows successful evaluation at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., by
the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) where ECTOCRYP(R)
Black demonstrated its ability to operate seamlessly with U.S.
government networks of a variety of classifications and with existing
equipment. The device was granted an Approval to Operate by the
National Security Agency in 2012.  
"The high capacity and flexibility of ECTOCRYP(R) Black will make
secure, interoperable voice communications possible for the U.S.
government on a larger scale than ever before," said Sean O'Keefe,
EADS North America Chairman and CEO. "This listing is another major
milestone for ECTOCRYP(R) Black and we're very proud of the trust in
EADS North America demonstrated by this listing." 
ECTOCRYP(R) Black has four T1 interfaces that allow for 92
simultaneous, individual calls per unit and the ability to store
hundreds of cipher keys. It provides interoperability between
classified and unclassified networks to a greater degree than any
existing system of its size. Through the device, users on
unclassified networks equipped with Secure Communications
Interoperability Protocol (SCIP)-compliant phones can communicate
transparently with secured enclaves and engage in enterprise
services, such as secure teleconferencing with multiple locations. 
Developed by EADS' Cassidian division as part of a line of
programmable cryptographic devices, ECTOCRYP(R) Black uses a common
commercial off-the- shelf hardware architecture. The architecture can
be programmed to accommodate new features and technology standards to
provide interoperability with different types of networks as current
networks change. When used in conjunction with media gateways,
ECTOCRYP(R) Black gives red enclaves interoperability with both time
division multiplexing and internet protocol-based voice systems. 
For more information, please visit:  
About EADS North America (www.eadsnorthamerica.com)
 EADS North
America is the U.S.-based operation of EADS, a global leader in
aerospace, defense, and related services. EADS contributes more than
$14 billion to the U.S. economy annually and supports over 225,000
American jobs through its network of suppliers. EADS North America,
headquartered in Herndon, Va., offers a broad array of advanced
solutions to meet U.S. military and commercial requirements,
including fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, homeland security systems,
public safety communications, defense electronics and avionics, and
threat detection systems. 
About EADS
 EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related
services. In 2012, the Group -- comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian
and Eurocopter -- generated revenues of EUR 56.5 billion and employed
a workforce of over 140,000. 
About Cassidian
 Cassidian, the defence division of EADS, is a
worldwide leader in defence and security solutions. The company
delivers advanced defence systems along the whole action chain from
sensors through command & control systems to combat aircraft and
unmanned air systems. In the area of security, Cassidian provides
customers worldwide with border surveillance systems, cyber security
solutions and secure communications. In 2012, Cassidian -- with
around 23,000 employees -- achieved revenues of EUR 5.7 billion. 
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