Alcatel-Lucent to Showcase Advanced ITS Solutions at the 2008 ITS World Congress

Nov. 17, 2008

PARIS , Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced it will highlight one of the industry's most comprehensive portfolios of Intelligent Transport Services (ITS) and solutions in Booth #1073 at the 2008 ITS World Congress, Nov. 16-20 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York .

As a leading network integrator and solutions provider for the transportation industry, Alcatel-Lucent will showcase the latest innovations in video surveillance, intelligent highway solutions, next-generation multi-service transport networks and converged network solutions supporting mission-critical applications such as LMR/TETRA, SCADA, and emergency and information systems.

"Alcatel-Lucent is dedicated to delivering the critical communications and network solutions that are required by our modern transportation systems. Transportation infrastructure is becoming ever more sophisticated as local and federal governments look for ways to integrate technology in to existing highways as well as in the build out of new roads. They require distributed control systems to enable new applications such as video solutions for advanced traffic monitoring and real-time services for travelers. Alcatel-Lucent has a proven global track record for delivering solutions and the long-term project management required for some of the world's most demanding and advanced ITS deployments," said Michael Fabian , President, Alcatel-Lucent Industry and Public Sector.

Alcatel-Lucent Presentations at ITS World Congress

Alcatel-Lucent executive Alain Bertout will co-present with Stephan Cayet , PSA Peugeot Citroen on "Real-World Emergency Call Handling Services: Saving Lives and Reducing Costs" on Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 1:30-3:00pm ET in the Special Events Hall, Room #1E11.

Additionally, James Lou , ITS Business Development executive from Alcatel-Lucent, will present on network design for converged Ethernet-based advanced traffic management systems. His session is titled "Network Design of a Converged Ethernet-Based ATMS Using a Modular Hierarchical Approach" and also takes place on Nov. 19 from 1:30-3:00pm ET in Room #1D05 at the Jacob Javits Center.

Alcatel-Lucent Exhibit at ITS World Congress

Intelligent Highways/Video Surveillance

Alcatel-Lucent will highlight its UK Highways Agency National Roadside Telecommunications Service (NRTS) project at the show, as well as:

-- Video demonstration with live and recorded video streams -- Overview of video analytics specifically aimed at the transportation market with a description of the benefits for each type such as improved safety and revenue generation -- Demonstration of the latest Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR)\Traffic flow analytics and the Alcatel-Lucent Telindus solution

Next-Generation Multi-Service Transport Networks for Mission-Critical Operations

Alcatel-Lucent will demonstrate its latest Packet Optical Transport Systems and Microwave solutions including the 1850 Transport Service Switch, the 1830 Photonic Service Switch and the 9500 Microwave Packet Radio, which deliver carrier-grade reliability and scalability to service applications for mission-critical operations and communications such as Tetra, SCADA, GSM-R, CCTV, AMOS, and VoIP. These solutions were developed to help the transportation industry meet the following challenges:

-- Ensure seamless network reliability (>99.999%), -- Increase networking efficiency -- Enhance passenger safety and security -- Support new IP and Ethernet based services and applications -- Reduce power consumption and required floor space

More information about Alcatel-Lucent's Packet Optical Transport Systems will be presented on Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 2:00-4:00 PM EST in room 2D07.

Mission Critical IP/MPLS Networking

Alcatel-Lucent will demonstrate how to build a single, converged network capable of maintaining resiliency and quality of service while integrating legacy technologies and enabling the introduction of new applications such as IP CCTV and Ethernet-based devices. The company's offering delivers tremendous capacity and speed.

Alcatel-Lucent's advanced converged networks support a large number of different applications including:

-- Mission Critical Control applications - ITS, signaling, SCADA and monitoring -- Security applications - CCTV, access control, and emergency systems -- Communications applications - LMR, telephony, wireless, and corporate LAN -- Information systems - ticketing, information display, and signage

RFS Wireless Indoor Solutions

The company will also demonstrate its radio frequency (RF) indoor coverage solutions for both mission critical wireless communications as well as commercial radio applications in the transportation sector including:

-- ClearFill, an innovative suite of end-to-end wireless indoor solutions (WINS), offering unrivalled flexibility and cost-effectiveness, whether the application is a metro, rail or road tunnel, an airport, convention center or large in-building complex -- State-of-the-art RF distribution systems, from single-band single-operator applications to complex, multi-band multi-operator shared systems, ensuring that our solution is future proof, cost-optimized and technically optimized to meet the specific needs for quality of seamless wireless services indoors

the-Showroom, the Network Integrator Showcase

For ITS World Congress, Alcatel-Lucent will highlight key transportation and public sector customer references through the-showroom, a dedicated micro-site offering a portfolio of customer references representing Alcatel-Lucent's industry-leading capabilities in executing large, complex projects.

-- See how Alcatel-Lucent supported the world's largest railway project in Sweden. -- Hear how Alcatel-lucent helped England's Highway Agency improve operational efficiency, vehicle traffic flow while enhancing safety and security. -- Listen to how Alcatel-Lucent executed a large, complex communication and security project for a demanding French railway operator. For more information, please visit

About Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, providing solutions that deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs , one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. 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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