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DragonWave products get FIPS 140-2 certification

DragonWave Inc. (NASDAQ: DRWI) said it has announced its Horizon Quantum and Horizon Compact+ products have received federal information processing standard (FIPS) 140-2 level 1 certification.

These certified DragonWave products utilize 256AES encryption to enable a complete solution set for public safety and critical communication applications. Horizon Compact+ is a ruggedized all-outdoor microwave product delivering up to 1 Gbps capacity in the 6 to 60 GHz bands. Horizon Quantum is a split mount system delivering up to 2 Gbps throughput in the 6 to 38 GHz bands.

The DragonWave products are the first FIPS certified systems to bring a series of new technologies to the secure communications sector. Both products feature DragonWave´s bandwidth accelerator, the industry´s only bulk compression engine that delivers 1.5-2X capacity improvement with minimal delay impact. Horizon Compact+ is the first FIPS certified microwave product to deliver 2048QAM modulations and Horizon Quantum is the first FIPS certified product with dual channel capability in a single radio unit. This combination of features drastically reduces the total cost of ownership through increased spectral efficiency and scalability for critical communications.

DragonWave is a provider of high-capacity packet microwave solutions that drive next-generation IP networks. Its corporate headquarters is located in Ottawa, Ontario, with sales locations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America. For more information, visit


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