Force, Inc. optical transceiver selected by SNC-Lavalin Fiber Optic Data Transport

CHRISTIANBURG, Va., August 20, 2004 — Force, Inc. receives large order to provide over 600 units of 2869 Self-Healing Ring Transceivers as part of an Electric Power Distribution SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system for a major international power company. Working in partnership with SNC-Lavalin, a globally renowned Engineering Construction firm and Motorola’s Moscad® SCADA systems business unit, all parties worked together to ensure the end user could take advantage of the full range of the 2869’s product attributes.

A leader in optical data transport, Force has been manufacturing 2869 RS-232/422/485 self-healing rings for over 10 years and has achieved an excellent reputation for product reliability in harsh environments. Model 2869s are currently installed and operate in a wide range of environmental conditions from desert to tropical jungle and in applications ranging from traffic control and security to geothermal power generation.

The 2869 provides a totally redundant fault tolerant, self-healing data network meeting NEMA TS1/TS2 requirements for vibration, shock, temperature and humidity to withstand extreme environmental conditions. It additionally to supports full duplex, asynchronous data communications in a multi-drop, counter- rotating ring topology over single-mode or multimode optical fiber.

About Force:

Force, Inc. specializes in the design and manufacturing of fiber optic transport equipment for a variety of private and public network applications. Force’s core competence focuses on optical transport of video, audio and data. Product solutions include Satellite L-Band and IF, Wireless and Mobile Communications, Digital Broadcast for Networks and Cable Service Providers and CATV video distribution for Private Networks and Educational Distance Learning applications. Force additionally offers optical transport for control instrumentation, security and surveillance. Force is continually developing new products and strives to incorporate the latest technology into its offering. Our goal is to provide our customers the best performance for the lowest possible cost.

Call Force, Incorporated today at 800-732-5252 or visit us on the web at

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