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Unisys Signs ITER Agreement

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Recently, Unisys Corporation (UIS - Analyst Report) has signed a four-year framework agreement with the ITER project.

Based in Cadarache in the South of France, ITER project is an experimental fusion facility, designed to demonstrate the scientific and technological feasibility of fusion power.

As per the agreement, Unisys will provide end-to end- physical security and safety assurance at its facility, which is currently under construction in Cadarache, France.

The basic purpose of Fusion research is to develop a safe, limitless and environmentally responsible energy source. 

The framework agreement spans for a period of four years and includes the option to be extended upto 10 years. The agreement also covers access control, circulation control and monitoring, identity access management, communication security, security and forensics, central monitoring and human factor integration.

The French subsidiary of Unisys teamed up with ARCADIS to design, procure, integrate and support the security systems needed to protect the facility from unauthorized access.

Both Unisys and ARCADIS have been providing security counsel for various aspects of the ITER project since 2009.  The project is a global collaboration between China, the EU, the United States, India, Japan, Korea and Russia and is scheduled to be completed by 2019.  It is designed to demonstrate the scientific and technological feasibility of fusion power. 

Meanwhile, estimates have gone up significantly in the last thirty days after the company reported better- than -expected results for the first quarter of 2012.

We continue to have a Neutral recommendation on Unisys. In the long run, we have a Zacks #1 Rank on the stock, which translated into a short-term rating of Strong Buy.

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