Victor, NY (January 6, 2010) — REDCOM Laboratories Inc., a company that designs and manufactures the world’s most reliable digital and IP-enabled telecommunications systems, announced today that Arctic Slope Telephone Association Cooperative (ASTAC) has selected three REDCOM HDX switches for installation at three separate sites in the upper reaches of Alaska.
Located above the Arctic Circle, ASTAC’s rural co-op service area in Alaska’s North Slope region is vast, encompassing 92,000 square miles of brutally cold and inhospitable terrain. To provide advanced, next-generation telecommunications services to Kaktovik, Point Lay, and Wainwright, ASTAC needed powerful, next-generation Class 4/5 softswitches that were extremely reliable, low maintenance, and low power given the difficulty with servicing telecom equipment in that environment. Two other ASTAC sites – Anaktuvuk Pass and Nuiqsut – have previously installed REDCOM HDX systems.
ASTAC selected the HDX with TRANSip®, a Carrier-Class softswitch based on the industry-standard Session Initiation more