Emerson Energy Systems Supplies KPNQwest Total Shelter Solution For The Vast Nordic Ring Fiber-Optic Network.Business Editors
STOCKHOLM, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 23, 2000
Emerson Energy Systems will provide European Internet service provider Internet service provider (ISP)
Company that provides Internet connections and services to individuals and organizations. For a monthly fee, ISPs provide computer users with a connection to their site (see data transmission), as well as a log-in name and password. KPNQwest with Total Shelter Solutions for the repeater sites in the Nordic Ring Project, part of KPNQwest's new pan-European fiber-optic network. The Nordic Ring will connect five countries, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Germany. KPNQwest's 19,000-kilometer pan-European fiber-optic network will connect 46 cities throughout Europe and provide a full portfolio of data-centric, IP-based services and other advanced telecommunications services, including a pan-European Digital Subscriber Line See DSL.
(communications, protocol) Digital Subscriber Line - (DSL, or Digital Subscriber Loop, xDSL - see below) A family of digital telecommunications protocols designed to allow high speed data communication over the existing copper telephone lines between end-users and service.
"Speed is crucial to us," said Henjo Groenewegen, chief operating officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)
The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president. of KPNQwest. "Our customers expect our network to be ready on time, and we will make sure it is.
"Emerson Energy Systems has demonstrated its capability of carrying out a project like this," he said. "Their wide range of products and capabilities, together with their high degree of professionalism, have convinced us they will be able to meet our goals."
The shelters to be supplied under the contract are factory assembled with power supply, batteries, uninterruptible power supplies, climate control, stand-by diesel generator A diesel generator is the combination of a diesel engine with an electrical generator (often called an alternator) to generate electric energy.
Diesel generators are used in places without connection to the power grid or as emergency power-supply if the grid fails. , fire alarm, and distribution frames for the fiber optics fiber optics, transmission of digitized messages or information by light pulses along hair-thin glass fibers. Each fiber is surrounded by a cladding having a high index of refractance so that the light is internally reflected and travels the length of the fiber . The use of total solution shelters significantly shortens time to market and ensures trouble-free implementation of the repeater sites. The first phase of the contract is valued at approximately $10 million.
"We're proud to be part of building KPNQwest's pan-European fiber-optic network," said Rolf Pettersson, president of Emerson Energy Systems. "Their selection of Emerson is a vote of confidence, further establishing our position as a leading one-stop provider of total energy solutions for the fast-growing Internet and telecom markets."
KPNQwest (Nasdaq:KQIP) (ASE (Adaptive Server Enterprise) A relational DBMS from Sybase that runs on Windows NT/2000, Linux and a variety of Unix platforms. ASE is a comprehensive and robust data management product with a long history dating back to the late 1980s. :KQIP) is a leading facilities-based, pan-European provider of data-centric services based on Internet Protocol See Internet and TCP/IP.
(networking) Internet Protocol - (IP) The network layer for the TCP/IP protocol suite widely used on Ethernet networks, defined in STD 5, RFC 791. IP is a connectionless, best-effort packet switching protocol. (IP). It is deploying a technologically advanced 19,000 km fibre-optic network connecting 46 cities throughout Europe and provides a full portfolio of data-centric IP-based services and other advanced telecommunications services, including a pan-European Digital Subscriber Line service. KPNQwest is the one of the largest business ISPs in Europe with operations in 15 countries. KPNQwest has twelve CyberCenters(TM) and has announced plans to build a further eighteen 10,000m2 CyberCenters across Europe, on its high-capacity fibre-optic network to provide web-hosting, application sharing and telehousing services. Website: www.kpnqwest.com.
Emerson Energy Systems
Emerson Energy Systems is a division of Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :EMR (ElectroMagnetic Radiation) The emanation of energy from everything in the universe. Although the EMR from electrical and electronic devices is typically measured for practical, every-day situations, every object, including humans, emanates energy. ). Previously known as Ericsson Energy Systems, the company has more than a century of telecom energy experience. Emerson Energy Systems ( www.emersonenergy.com ) designs, manufactures and markets power supplies and power systems, climate control and energy management systems, cabinets and housing solutions, and all related services, primarily for telecom and Internet applications and facilities. Energy Systems, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, operates in 100 countries and has local offices in 30 countries on every continent. The company's 2,500 employees also staff 15 customer service centers and five dedicated design studios.
Emerson Electric Co.
St. Louis-based Emerson Electric Co. ( www.emersonelectric.com ) is a global leader in providing customers with innovative technologies and solutions in five business segments: electronics and telecommunications; process control; industrial automation; heating, ventilating ventilating
Natural or mechanically induced movement of fresh air into or through an enclosed space. The hazards of poor ventilation were not clearly understood until the early 20th century. Expired air may be laden with odors, heat, gases, or dust. and air conditioning; and appliance and tools. Sales in fiscal 1999 were $14.3 billion.
SOURCE: Emerson Electric Company Emerson Electric Company NYSE: EMR was established in 1890 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, by the brothers Charles and Alexander Meston along with the principal investor: John Wesley Emerson. The company was then known as Emerson Electric Manufacturing Co.