White House Recognizes Allied Telesis Leadership in Silicon Valley Public/Private Partnership for “Smart Cities” Initiative

Washington, DC and SAN JOSE, Calif. – September 16, 2015 — Allied Telesis, a recognized innovator of secure networking technologies for an Internet of Things (IoT)-driven world, was recognized on Monday by the White House for its part in a significant public/private partnership in Silicon Valley. Allied Telesis, together with the San Francisco 49ers, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), City of Santa Clara, Santa Clara Police Department and Arini Geographics, have teamed up to create a smarter, safer Levi’s® Stadium and a smarter, safer public transit system in advance of Super Bowl 50. State-of-the-art technology has been deployed at strategic locations throughout Santa Clara County as part of the revolutionary venture. This public/private partnership will serve as a blueprint for other cities to create smarter and safer cities.

The platform, which integrates exclusive safety and security technology, was launched to meet security challenges that solve emerging threats to public safety within transit systems and public venues. Allied Telesis developed the game-changing technology that allows law enforcement and transit authorities to have better situational awareness and interoperability to keep the public safe. With the IoT connecting people and devices, Allied Telesis has engineered a way to analyze, visualize and communicate data in real time for all stakeholders involved.

“As the innovation capital of America, Silicon Valley is once again pushing the technology boundaries of what is possible. In preparing for Super Bowl 50, our region is putting in place the cutting edge technology solutions to keep residents and visitors safe and secure," said Congressman Mike Honda. “The local partnership recognized by the White House will not only improve security around one of the world’s highest profile events, but will also set a new standard for how law enforcement agencies work collaboratively to improve public safety and situational awareness.”

Allied Telesis highlighted its new technology platform at the Smart Cities Week® Conference and Exhibition at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel, September 15 – 16. As a Platinum sponsor of the inaugural event, the Company also featured Mark Brûlé, Chief Application Architect, presenting in the Exhibition Hub Theater Session Track—Mobile Video, Sensor Integration and Visualization:

  • The Internet of Things and its utility for safety and security
  • Off-boarding mobile video in real time for enhanced situational awareness
  • Eliminating data silos with standards-based web service exchanges

Allied Telesis Chairman and CEO Takayoshi Oshima commented, “When we looked at some of the public safety challenges in preparation for Super Bowl 50, it was clear that the private sector could play a critical role in developing technology to solve a problem. Our solutions are designed to improve situational awareness for law enforcement and first responders and given that our North America headquarters are within a few miles of Levi’s Stadium, we are honored to partner with the 49ers, VTA and the City of Santa Clara in keeping the community safe.”

About Levi’s® Stadium

Named Sports Facility of the Year by Sports Business Journal, Levi’s® Stadium is home to the San Francisco 49ers and serves as the world’s most technologically advanced and sustainable sports and entertainment venue. The $1.2 billion venue consists of 1.85 million square feet and 68,500 seats, including 174 luxury suites and 9,000 club seats, and was designed by HNTB and built by Turner/Devcon for the Santa Clara Stadium Authority. It is a multi-purpose facility with flexibility, that has allowed it to host a wide range of events – including domestic and international soccer, college football, ice hockey, motocross, concerts and various civic events – since opening in 2014. The venue is also expandable for major events such as WrestleMania 31 and the upcoming Super Bowl 50. Levi's® Stadium is owned by the Santa Clara Stadium Authority, a public joint powers authority established to provide for development and operation of Levi's®Stadium to ensure that the stadium serves the goals of the City of Santa Clara.

About VTA

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is an independent special district that provides sustainable, accessible, community-focused transportation options that are innovative, environmentally responsible, and promote the vitality of our region. VTA is responsible for bus, light rail and paratransit operations and also serves as the county’s congestion management agency. As such, VTA is responsible for countywide transportation planning, including congestion management issues, specific highway improvement projects, pedestrian and bicycle improvement projects, and provides these services throughout the county, including the municipalities of Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga and Sunnyvale. VTA continually builds partnerships to deliver transportation solutions that meet the evolving mobility needs of Santa Clara County.

About Santa Clara

Santa Clara is a family-oriented and business-friendly city, led by a city government that has developed an award-winning ethics program and a commitment to fostering public trust. Located in Santa Clara County at the southern end of San Francisco Bay, about 45 miles south of San Francisco, Santa Clara is a strategic regional hub, convenient to freeways, airports, railroads, expressways, light rail and other public transportation. Home to global companies such as Intel and Citrix, world-class educational institutions like Santa Clara University, and the San Francisco 49ers who play at Levi’s Stadium. The City of Santa Clara offers history, innovation, culture, sports and fun and represents The Center of What’s Possible.