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LifeSize Extends Reach into U.S. Federal Market with JITC Certification

August 9, 2010 | Chris Payatagool
lifesize_logo.jpgBy Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor

LifeSize Communications, which designs and delivers high definition video communications products that provide a productive, true-to-life experience, has attained Joint Interoperability Test Command "JITC" certification forLifeSize ( News - Alert) Room, Team, and Express HD video conferencing systems as well as the LifeSize Networker gateway - in a bid to extend their reach into the U.S. federal market.

These products have gotten Interoperability Certification and Information Assurance accreditation from JITC, which provides a full-range of agile and cost-effective test, evaluation, and certification services to support rapid acquisition and fielding of global net-centric warfighting capabilities. JITC It is the organizational element of the Defense Information Systems Agency responsible for certifying joint and combined interoperability of all Department of Defense "DoD" information technology and national security systems.

Paul Cantwell (News - Alert), the new vice president of federal sales for LifeSize, said that HD video conferencing is in great demand by government organizations that are often geographically dispersed and rely heavily on technology to fulfill their mission. The JITC certification will now allow all DoD agencies to realize the quality, productivity improvements, return on investment and interoperability provide by LifeSize systems.

LifeSize products are now available through the DoD Unified Capabilities Approved Products List (UC APL) with the JITC certification. The products were verified to meet the IPv6 requirements as part of the JITC certification.

Colin Buechler, the senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for LifeSize, said that aside from the JITC certification, LifeSize is also expanding their federal sales organization with their hiring of Paul Cantwell, aCisco ( News - Alert) and Tandberg veteran in the federal market and videoconferencing industry. LifeSize will give federal agencies the superior solutions and support their customers around the globe have come to expect under the leadership of Paul.

LifeSize HD video conferencing solutions are currently installed in federal agencies such as the DoD, U.S. Army, the Department of Energy, NASA, the U.S. House of Representatives and DISA.

LifeSize is also in the final stages of making the Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 (FIPS 140-2).

Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anuradha's article, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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