FAIRFAX, Va., - General Dynamics Mission Systems' Sectéra vIPerTM Universal Secure Phone can now connect directly into fiber optic networks eliminating the need for converters. Users simply plug into the fiber network and use the phone immediately. The vIPer has integrated security for end-to-end encryption and is the only Voice over IP (VoIP) phone certified to protect information classified Top Secret/SCI and below when used with commercial wired networks.

“Our vIPer phone is flexible. Customers use it for secure and non-secure calls and transmit voice or data across the internet or traditional phone lines. And with this new fiber interface, customers can take advantage of modern network infrastructures, now or when they are ready,” said Mike Tweed-Kent, vice president and general manager of the Cyber and Electronic Warfare Systems line of business for General Dynamics Mission Systems. “General Dynamics will continue to integrate technology to evolve vIPer as customer needs change to meet shifting mission requirements.”

The vIPer delivers secure voice and data connectivity on VoIP and analog networks. They are interoperable with all U.S. government secure phones, U.S. Department of Defense networks and commercial VoIP phones, eliminating the need for multiple desktop phones. They integrate easily into a communications network, and can go from the factory box to a fully functional phone in less than two minutes. The vIPer secure phone also offers additional features that help personnel work more efficiently, including caller ID and individual phone-call history.

To assist users with upgrading to this new vIPer, General Dynamics is offering a trade-in program to protect their investment. Current vIPer phone users can trade-in their deployed phones for a new fiber capable vIPer phone at a discounted rate. In addition, General Dynamics offers a trade-in program to assist Secure Terminal Equipment (STE) users to transition to this more modern, flexible secure phone. Call 888-897-3148 or email for additional information.

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