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May 28, 2009

AS 5300 Unified Communications Solution From Nortel Government Solutions Achieves JITC Certification

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The Application Server 5300 (AS 5300) Unified Communications Solution (UC) from Nortel Government Solutions has passed a test administered by the U.S. Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC). The AS 5300 is the first secure, next-generation UC platform to achieve Approved Product Listing (APL) certification from the Department of Defense (DOD). The solutions from Nortel Government Solutions are designed to improve workforce productivity, reduce operating costs, and streamline inter-agency communications.

The Application Server 5300 is a Session Initiated Protocol (SIP)-based UC software solution. It provides secure productivity, mobility, conferencing, messaging, personalization, video and collaborative applications which can function as either stand alone UC solutions or work together within an organization's legacy voice and data infrastructure. Since the solution supports mobility, remote and field personnel will be able to benefit from its services. The software is upgradeable to federal government next generation communications specifications for assured services.
Nortel Application Server 5300 supports multi-level precedence and pre-emption, a DoD-compliant command and control mechanism which enables the most critical communications priority over existing calls. The solution consisting of state of the art secure signaling, media and management interfaces is the first assured services SIP-compliant integrated VoIP/UC platform to achieve certification for purchase by both DOD and civilian government agencies.
According to Chuck Saffell, chief executive officer of Nortel Government Solutions, the JITC certification proves that Nortel’s solution demonstrates the performance, security, interoperability and ease of operation that makes it ideal for government deployments and for military use. The solution helps ensure that the right information reaches the right person at the right time, especially when there is no margin for error.
The AS 5300 is a highly scalable, carrier-grade with 99.999 percent uptime solution that contains features to enable a secure and enhanced array of communications. It operates on commercial, off-the-shelf hardware and is government compliant for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). The AS 5300, which also meets the Department of Defense PBX1 designation, provides a secure UC experience via secure signaling and media encryption for the Defense Switched Networks. It also serves as the foundation for migrating other vendor legacy networks to Nortel UC solutions.

Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jessica Kostek
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