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General Mitchell International Airport—Milwaukee, USA

Oswego, IL. (March 17, 2010) -- Milwaukee Counties’ General Mitchell Airport (GMIA) recently selected Johnson Controls Inc, of Milwaukee, WI, to supply, program, and commission a fiber optic infrastructure within the airport campus. This is the largest phase of the multi-phased fiber optic conversion from multimode to single-mode fiber. OT Systems worked with Johnson Controls to supply the fiber optic products that maximize the airports return on investment by minimizing the number of fibers used saving time and resources. Installing this type of infrastructure allows GMIA to run various other IP based systems such as their Johnson Controls Digital Vision Network 5000 and Johnson Controls P2000 security management platform.

The upgrade included OT Systems’ single-, four- and eight-channel fiber optic transmitter and receivers as well as Ethernet media converters for single-mode fiber, increasing the airport’s security system communication bandwidth and distance capabilities.

“Johnson Controls and OT Systems were able to make this installation work seamlessly and, at the same time, save the airport precious time, money and other resources by minimizing the number of fibers used,” explained Joel Lehman, vice president, Johnson Controls, fire and security, North America and Joe Frank, OT Systems’ director of sales for the Americas.

General Mitchell International Airport serves Wisconsin, northern Illinois and Chicago’s northern suburbs. Mitchell’s airlines - Air Canada; AirTran; American; Continental Express; Delta; Frontier; Great Lakes; Midwest; Southwest; United Express and US Airways Express – serve 48 cities nonstop and eight million annual passengers. Mitchell’s competitive, low-fare service makes it the nation’s fastest-growing airport.

OT Systems has been manufacturing fiber optic for nearly 10 years and specializes in the design and manufacturing of high-quality, value-based fiber optic transmission devices. The company's in-house research and development team focuses on creating innovative products designed to meet the changing demands of the growing security market. All products are quality assured, carry a lifetime warranty and are manufactured in the OT Systems' ISO 9001 certified facility. OT Systems' products span a variety of application requirements and offer transmission flexibility. They are particularly suitable for security and transportation surveillance, such as airport, warehouse, railway, highway/toll station control, perimeter protection, manufacturing facilities, institutions and all other areas where video and data transmission quality is a top priority. For further information about OT Systems, please visit our websites at
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