Emerson Receives US Military Communications Order

June 25, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Emerson (St. Louis, MO) announced that its Emerson Network Power business has been awarded a series of orders totaling more than $33.0 million for reliable power technology to upgrade and protect the Intranet network serving 300 US Navy and Marine Corps bases throughout the US, Iceland, Puerto Rico, Guam and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The orders are part of a $6.9 billion program to upgrade the Navy and Marine Corps Intranet system.

"We're excited that Emerson will be a part of the team providing solutions for the Navy and Marine Corps' network infrastructure to greatly improve communications for the benefit of our country," said Emerson President James Berges, who also heads up the network power business. "This is further evidence of our leadership in providing the technology and support to assure reliable power and maximum performance for mission-critical enterprises across industries, including military installations."

Emerson Network Power will provide infrastructure support for the Navy and Marine Corps' server farms and remote sites, including special temperature-control systems, uninterruptible power supply systems, network monitoring and support services. The Emerson technology is incorporated into portable computer enclosures that maintain temperature control and power conditioning to protect and monitor network systems vital to Navy and Marine Corps installations here and overseas.