JITC Certification Offered to GENBAND and Polycom Helps in Migration of Legacy Communication Networks

By CIOReview | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Darrin Whitney, CIO, GENBAND

Darrin Whitney, CIO, GENBAND

ORLANDO, FL: GENBAND, has been awarded with the certification by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) of the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency ("JITC") for their GENBAND Application Server solution, and the Polycom VVX voice and video portfolio services.  GENBAND is a provider of communications software solutions, and the combined solution has been approved as a Local Session Controller for deployment in the United States Department of Defense (DoD) communications networks. The solution offers military-level resiliency combined with standards-based SIP-session control to meet the massive deployment needs.

Reliability standards meeting requirements established for mission critical voice communications can be realized utilizing the Polycom VVX series business media phones. VVX phones are powered by technologies such as Polycom HD Voice, with HD video and application capabilities that drive productivity for customers. Echo cancellation and the Polycom Acoustic Fence background noise cancelling technology, featured in the VVX series helps in enhancing communication experience.

Patrick Joggerst, Executive VP of Global Sales & Marketing, GENBAND says, “With JITC certification we're making it more cost-effective for departments and agencies to migrate to next generation technology that supports their strategic initiatives while making their work environments more collaborative, engaging and productive."

"Living in a multi-vendor UC environment with Lync (now called Skype for Business) can be a challenge", says Darrin Whitney, CIO, GENBAND.

SL-100, CS 2100 and AS 5300 technology are still being utilized by U.S. Department of Defense agencies; and firms are searching effective migration path for their legacy investments. GENBAND's Nortel heritage and Polycom's commitment to open standards will help organizations to make use of the new Unified Communications (UC) technology. Some of world's largest civilian agencies, local municipalities, medical facilities, financial institutions have been successfully migrated by the collaborative efforts of GENBAND and Polycom.

"Achieving JITC certification is one of the highest honors that a communications solution can attain and speaks to the quality, security, interoperability and reliability that our combined GENBAND-Polycom offering brings to the Department of Defense," remarks Sean Berg, Vice President, Public Sector, Polycom.