Genband and Polycom Announce the Completion of JITC Testing for a Combined Communication Solution

By CIOReview | Friday, March 11, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: GENBAND and Polycom have announced the successful completion and Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) testing of the combined GENBAND Application Server and Polycom’s VVX voice and video portfolio solution. Although the combined solution, Local Session Controller is still awaiting the final JITC certification, it has passed the test for deployment in the communications network of US Department of Defense (DoD).

The key features of GENBAND-Polycom solution include military grade resiliency along with an open SIP-based session control that is capable of meeting the needs of very large deployments. The open SIP-based technology plays an instrumental role in eliminating proprietary endpoints and applications, thereby enabling the clients to choose between SIP or ASSIP endpoints to fulfill their organization’s requirements.

“The DoD has an immediate need to upgrade Nortel SL-100, CS 2100 and AS 5300 phone systems that are deployed on bases around the world today,” says John McCready, GENBAND's Executive Vice President, Products and Corporate Development. The GENBAND solutions come with an assurance of carrier-class reliability for the installations offered that play an important role in supporting thousands of users at a time. The open solution has been designed to significantly bring down the costs to allow DoD to function smoothly.

The connectivity in an organization is redefined and enhanced by communication solutions that enable verbal communication between the employees. This seamless communication experience allows the employees to focus on their tasks without being distracted by the tools being used. The DoD needs voice solutions that can be deployed at a rapid pace with no down times. Polycom’w VVX series media phones cater to an organization’s need for mission critical voice communications by offering an exceptional audio experience aided by advanced features such as Polycom HD Voice, a next generation echo cancellation feature along with Polycom Acoustic Fence, the award winning background noise cancellation technology. “Joint Interoperability Test Command certification, once achieved, is a significant milestone for Polycom and for our longstanding relationship with GENBAND,” says Sean Berg, Vice President, Public Sector, Polycom.

GENBAND’s Application Server can enable agencies and departments to create their own secure private clouds that would support up to thousands of websites along with millions of users at a time. The company is also focusing on JITC testing for additional capabilities like WebRTC-based collaboration.