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Posted: June 23, 2009
QuintessenceLabs Partners with Lockheed Martin on Quantum Key Distribution
(Nanowerk News) QuintessenceLabs, a leader in ultrasecure quantum communications, has
announced a partnership with Lockheed Martin Corporation for the development of its Quantum Key
Distribution technology towards applications in Australian and US markets. The relationship confirms
an announcement made during National E-Security Awareness Week at an address to The National
Press Club of Australia in Canberra.
QuintessenceLabs’ second generation QKD technology integrates seamlessly with preexisting
communications infrastructure providing one-time pad encryption in real-time. Products incorporating
QuintessenceLabs’ bright laser technology can achieve high speed, untappable communications at a
fraction of the cost of competing technologies.
Commenting on the announcement, QuintessenceLabs Chairperson, Peter Shergold, said “We are
delighted to be entering into partnership with Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin is a global
technology leader which has identified national security as a key strategic priority. Following an
evaluation of QuintessenceLabs’ technology, Lockheed Martin decided to enter into this relationship to
develop leading edge information security solutions”.
“We are pleased to have this relationship with QuintessenceLabs”, said Paul Johnson, CEO of
Lockheed Martin Australia, “Global security is a major focus for Lockheed Martin and we are delighted
to be working with QuintessenceLabs, a company at the forefront of QKD technology that has
important information security applications. We believe that QKD technology has great promise
worldwide and look forward to a continued partnership”.
QuintessenceLabs is a leader in quantum communications technology for networking,
communications, national security and defence. Our second generation, high performance
communications technology makes use of breakthrough research in continuous variable, bright laser
quantum cryptography. Unlike first generation systems, our technology incorporates off-the-shelf
components to deliver lower cost, higher performance, highly robust and scalable quantum security
products facilitating ultrasecure, untappable everlasting security.