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Lucent Technologies Gets Contract With Chinese Shipbuilder

Lucent Technologies was chosen by New Tech Shipbuilding and Management Limited to provide a local area network for wireless data transmission in New Tech's 300-acre office and shipyard complex in Nansha, Panyu, Guangdong province in southern China. New Tech claims to be the first shipbuilder in China to produce high-speed commercial catamarans to meet the rising demand for passenger vessels that commute between Hong Kong and southern China.

Through Lucent Technologies' WaveLAN(R) wireless technology, New Tech's operations staff is able to access data when they are mobile, whether they are in the shipyard, office premises, or the remote offices within New Tech's corporate and shipbuilding complex. The system was installed in April.

Lucent Technologies' WaveLAN products provide a flexible means of connecting mobile anddesktop computers within a facility, and linking multiple facilities.

New Tech has two 1,000-ton slipways and a 1,000-ton floating dock, as well as an aluminum manufacturing division that enables multiple vessel construction and is located on the Pearl River Delta.

"We strongly believe that our corporate vision of meeting the growing demand for quick transportation between Hong Kong and China — along with adapting the technologies that are right for us — will spell success for New Tech," said Benjamin Fok, chairman of New Tech Shipbuilding and Management Ltd. and director of Henry Fok Ying Tung Group.

To manage its inventory, budget and implementation schedule, New Tech has six client PCs, two Windows NT and Novell servers. These are connected via a 10Mbps wired Ethernet LAN.

This solution is a complete, integrated hardware and software system that can extend wireless connectivity to an existing LAN.

Two WaveLAN systems were strategically deployed to cover both the shipyard and office area.

Two additional WavePOINT bridges were installed to act as repeating stations to forward signals from the remote office to the shipyard, which are separated by hilly terrain.

The project implementation, including site survey, software, hardware and antenna installation and testing, was reportedly completed within one week.




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