GENBAND and Polycom Successfully Complete Joint Department of Defense Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) Testing

New solution offers secure, SIP-based migration path for Department of Defense communications systems

Mar 07, 2016, 07:00 ET from GENBAND

ORLANDO, Fla., March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- GENBAND, a leading provider of real time communications solutions, today announced that its combined GENBAND Application Server solution and the Polycom® VVX® voice and video portfolio has successfully completed testing and is awaiting final certification by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC). The combined solution, Local Session Controller, has completed testing for deployment in the United States Department of Defense (DoD) communications network.

The GENBAND-Polycom solution provides military-grade resiliency with open SIP-based session control that can easily meet the needs of the largest deployments. The open SIP-based technology eliminates proprietary endpoints and applications, enabling choice for SIP or ASSIP endpoints that best meet an organization's unique needs.

"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," said John McCready, GENBAND's Executive Vice President, Products and Corporate Development. "GENBAND solutions offer the carrier-class reliability required for installations that often support tens of thousands of users. We are pleased to team with Polycom to provide the DoD with an open solution that significantly reduces costs today and assures they won't be locked in later."

Verbal communication is the cornerstone of connectivity for any organization, whether used to transact the everyday business of government or for critical collaboration events. These communication experiences must be seamless and allow end users to focus on the task at hand, without being distracted by the tools they are using. The Department of Defense further extends these fundamental needs by demanding reliable voice solutions with no down time. The Polycom® VVX® series business media phones deliver industry-leading reliability that meets the stringent requirements established for mission critical voice communications. Additionally, VVX phones offer the industry's best audio experience resulting from advancements such as Polycom® HD Voice™, next generation echo cancellation and award winning Polycom® Acoustic Fence™ background noise cancelling technology.

"Joint Interoperability Test Command certification, once achieved, is a significant milestone for Polycom and for our longstanding relationship with GENBAND," said Sean Berg, Vice President, Public Sector, Polycom. "Public sector organizations are in need of a standards-based replacement for legacy phone systems and dated communications infrastructure.  We're offering a migration to a best-in-class voice and video desktop portfolio that delivers some of the most advanced and robust Unified Communications (UC) technology on the market."

GENBAND's Application Server has the scale to enable agencies and departments to create their own secure private clouds, supporting one or thousands of sites with up to two million users. Most competing solutions require both regional deployments to overcome scale limitations and proprietary endpoints to deliver market-appropriate feature functionality. GENBAND is engaged in additional JITC testing for capabilities including WebRTC-based collaboration.

The Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) is the United States Department of Defense Joint Interoperability Certifier and only non-service level operational test center for Information Technology (IT) and National Security Systems (NSS).

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Key Takeaways:

  • GENBAND's Application Server solution has teamed with Polycom's VVX voice and video portfolio to complete JITC testing (official certification is pending).
  • The newly combined solution provides carrier-grade session control capability that offers open IP-based technology, allowing the DoD to significantly reduce operational costs by using any SIP or ASSIP device on the market.
  • The new solution allows the DoD to deliver advanced voice and video capabilities on premises or via private cloud and seamlessly migrate from legacy communications infrastructure to scalable cloud-based IP technology with best-in-class desktop voice and video capabilities.
  • GENBAND's Application Server has the scale to enable agencies and departments to create their own secure private clouds, supporting one or thousands of sites with up to two million users. Most other solutions require regional deployments to overcome scale limitations and require proprietary endpoints to deliver market-appropriate feature functionality.

GENBAND, a 2015 CNBC Disruptor 50, is a global leader in real-time communications software solutions for service providers, enterprises, independent software vendors, systems integrators and developers in over 80 countries. Kandy, its award-winning, disruptive real-time communications software development platform, is built from the company's global telecommunications network and security technologies. The platform enables these companies to easily embed a full suite of voice, video, chat, screen-sharing and collaboration capabilities into their existing business, web and mobile applications.  The company's Network Modernization, Unified Communications, Mobility and Embedded Communications solutions enable its customers to quickly capitalize on growing market segments and introduce differentiating products, applications and services. GENBAND's market-leading solutions, which are deployable in the network, on premise or through the cloud, help its customers connect people to each other and address the growing demands of today's consumers and businesses for real-time communications wherever they happen to be. To learn more visit

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