Alcatel-Lucent unit completes US Army deal

LGS, a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent, dedicated to serving the US government community, announced it had completed a video conference upgrade project for Redstone Arsenal located in northern Alabama.

Redstone Arsenal is home to the US Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM), the Space and Missile Defense Command, numerous Program Executive Offices (PEO), and major components of the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Missile Defense Agency.

The project involved upgrading a video room that serves as a central operations center for AMCOM's conferencing capabilities.

The central facility staff is actively engaged in video conferencing with as many as 25 sites from around the world. LGS was able to work with the customer to create a flexible, touch screen central system that allowed them to control all elements of the video teleconference and use the projection screens and other multimedia equipment for internal briefings as well.

LGS also upgraded the Redstone system to accommodate the upcoming transition to new technology. LGS has developed a hardware/software solution approved by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for video teleconferencing systems (VTC) operating on the DVS-II network.

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