The Queensland Government is building a new high-speed network to improve access to data and information sharing across its police, judicial and correctional services.
Department employees will be able to access their agency data from any point on the multi-million dollar Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network, which will be built through a new multi-year standing offer arrangement with telco, 3Com.
The vendor will supply enterprise switching hardware, software and services for the network which will improve data access for the Queensland Police Service, Department of Justice and Attorney-General and Queensland Corrective Services.
3Com Australia and New Zealand country manager, Angela Hughes, said the MPLS network will reduce networking costs for the state’s Public Safety Network.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with the Public Safety Network to improve the government’s operational efficiencies across…Queensland,” Hughes said.
Agencies within Queensland Corrective Services are also sharing information under the Integrated Justice Information Strategy, including its custodial, probation and parole and information departments.
The deal is one of the biggest in the country for the vendor, however 3Com did not reveal its value at the time of publication. 3Com and HP signed an agreement to acquire 3Com Corporation for about $US2.7 billion in November 2009.
The rollout will include.
- H3C S7500E series — Core multi-service chassis based switching and routing platform for Metropolitan Area Networks and Data Centers deployments
- H3C S5500-EI series — Gigabit Enterprise aggregation and advanced edge switch with resilient Intelligent Resilient Framework stacking technology and 10Gig Ethernet uplink options.
- H3C S3600 series — Premium Enterprise Class Layer 3, 10/100BASE-TX edge access switching products
- H3C S3100 series — Wire-speed, Layer 2 Ethernet edge switches
- H3C Intelligent Management Centre — Next-generation management software that provides self-contained management platform with flexibility and scalability for enterprise networks.