LifeSize bolsters commitment to the U.S. federal market with full suite of universal video collaboration products and solutions now JITC compliant; enters reseller agreement with Avaya Government Solutions
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 16, 2011 – LifeSize, a division of Logitech (Nasdaq: LOGI) (SIX: LOGN) and world leader in HD video collaboration, today announced that its full line of endpoint solutions has received Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) certification from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). LifeSize products are now available on the DoD Unified Capabilities Approved Products List (UC APL).
The LifeSize® Room™ series, LifeSize® Team™ series and LifeSize® Express™ series of HD video conferencing systems and the LifeSize Networker™ gateway are now fully JITC compliant, with both Interoperability (IO) and Information Assurance (IA) compliance certification. This compliance enables end-to-end video collaboration for federal customers, allowing high definition video solutions to work in existing network infrastructures, while providing the lowest total cost of ownership.
“This certification further solidifies LifeSize’s continuing commitment to the federal market,” said Paul Cantwell, vice president of federal sales for LifeSize. “Our products have been recognized by federal standards-setting organizations and leading government contractors alike as among the best solutions for HD video. By working within the existing IT infrastructure at federal agencies, LifeSize is bringing cost and operational efficiencies to video conferencing and collaboration solutions for today and tomorrow.”
LifeSize has also entered into a strategic reseller agreement with Avaya Government Solutions. Both companies will jointly provide complete, end-to-end video collaboration solutions to the United States Federal Government, leveraging the Avaya Aura® platform and LifeSize’s full suite of high-definition video products.
“Avaya Government Solutions and LifeSize have a key initiative in common – to provide the government and its agencies with the highest quality solutions and services for the most complex, mission-critical applications in the world,” said Steve Derr, vice president of sales for Avaya Government Solutions. “We are pleased to enter into this agreement and look forward to supporting these agencies together.”
“The applications of high definition video conferencing and collaboration are becoming critically important in the federal government,” said Cantwell. “From teleworking to distance learning, to continuity of operations and beyond, the need for agencies to work together and share information seamlessly has never been greater. Our full suite of JITC compliant endpoints coupled with our agreement with Avaya Government Solutions makes LifeSize uniquely positioned to impact the federal market in a meaningful way.”
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.