2008 Winner Profile

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Project Description:
The U.S. Department of Energy lab's IT services and safeguards and security groups deployed a campus security system consisting of 81 cameras and 14 emergency call stations on a wireless mesh network. The lab's operations center receives the camera and emergency call-station signals after they are routed through network security systems designed to detect and prevent unauthorized activities. Using the wireless mesh technology saved the organization an estimated $5 million, compared to a more traditional, wire-based approach.
Project type:
WiFI, Network, Security
Business Functions:
Customer Service/Support, IT operations, Security
Business Goal:
Security or Regulatory
Michael Kluse, Laboratory Director
Richland, Wash.
Revenue (2007):
$761 million
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