LGS to update data network at Army's Fort Wood

LGS Innovations has won a $14.1 million contract to transition the U.S. Army’s Fort Leonard Wood to a digital voice-over IP (VoIP) data system, the company said Feb. 26.

The modernization effort brings a VoIP solution to the facility with 25,000 universal right-to-use licenses and the ability to expand to as many as 36,000 RTU, if needed.

Herndon, Va.-based LGS selected an Avaya LSC solution for the Fort Leonard Wood VoIP application as a natural transition from the existing Nortel SL100. The solution, based on an Avaya Communication Manager 6 unified communications system, provides a resilient, distributed network of gateways with analog, digital, and IP-based communication devices.

In addition, CM6 provides robust Public Branch Exchange features, high reliability and scalability, and multi-protocol support. It includes advanced mobility features, built-in conference calling, contact center applications and E911 capabilities.
The data upgrade will give Fort Leonard Wood such benefits as greater bandwidth, faster data speeds and overall richer media capabilities, the company said.

Fort Leonard Wood is a primary center for all Defense Department training for earthmoving, truck driving, civil support, and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) first responders.

The base also houses the U.S. Army Engineer School, its CBRN School, and the Army Military Police School, as well as the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade.

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