By the middle of fiscal 2013, the Company anticipates the completed development of three new products and expects to reorient its development investment toward collaborative product developments with major OEMs. Initial work began in 2012 to establish these technical partnerships and we expect that full-scale development will begin in mid-2013. TCC expects that the resulting products will be imbedded proprietary encryption solutions that will significantly enhance the value of the OEMs' products and allow TCC encryption to be carried to the market by major equipment providers.
In addition to the products discussed above, TCC completed systems testing and initiated field testing in fiscal 2012 of our high speed, SONET/SDH optical encryptor called the 72B, which provides full-rate encryption capability at 155mbs and 622mbs speeds. This encryptor is designed to be compliant with the Federal Information Processing Standard level 140-2 and is being offered in three configurations covering applications for commercial telecommunications providers through highly ruggedized military and government requirements. TCC expects that the 72B encryptor family will provide fully interoperable operations between office and harsh field environments.
In 2011, TCC began development of an advanced, 100Mbs through 1Gbs family of IP encryptors and the KeyNet Optical Management system to service private network markets for government, military and satellite users. This new network product, named the CipherX 7211, is scheduled for installation with initial customers in early 2013. The CipherX 7211 is the first IP encryptor that is expandable, which allows its throughput capacity to be easily increased as network loads increase. TCC believes this feature makes the CipherX 7211 very cost-effective for new installations and very easy to expand when the market demands it.
About Technical Communications CorporationTCC designs, manufactures, and supports superior grade secure communications systems that protect highly sensitive information transmitted over a wide range of data, voice and fax networks. TCC's security solutions protect information privacy on every continent in over 115 countries. Government agencies, militaries, financial institutions, telecommunications carriers and multinational corporations worldwide rely on TCC to protect their communications networks.