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Internet of Things Case Study: Alaska Dept.of Transportation

Saving Lives in Treacherous Conditions

The 3400 workers of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities make sure that goods and services travel safely across the wilderness.



  • Implement telephone, radio, and Internet communication capabilities along one of the harshest stretches of highway in the United States
  • Achieve absolute reliability in spite of extreme conditions
  • Improve safety for staff and the public traveling the Dalton and Elliott Highways


Data Center

  • Cisco Nexus 5000Series Switch
  • Cisco Nexus 7000Series Switch
  • Cisco UCS Servers

Routing and Switching

  • Cisco 3945 G2 Integrated Services Router
  • Cisco 2911 Integrated Services  Router

Fabric Interconnects

Network Management



Voice and IP Communications

  • Cisco Instant Connect(Formerly Cisco IP Interoperability and Collaboration System)
  • Cisco Instant Connect Dispatch Console
  • Cisco Instant Connect Mobile Client
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager
  • Cisco Unified IP Phones 7965,in road stations
  • Cisco Services for Unified Communications(Plan and Build)


  • Fast response to emergency situations with appropriate equipment
  • Expandability to broaden reach and improve safety and responsiveness
  • Significantly more efficient equipment management and maintenance

What they're saying

We could quickly dispatch vital equipment and people and communicate no matter where I was. The impact of this system has been amazing.

Jeff Russell, Dalton Area Superintendent

Who is Alaska Dept of Transportation?

Industry: Government and Transportation

Location: State of Alaska,USA

Size: 3400 employees

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