DoD OKs Avaya Aura’s Latest ‘Application Server 5300’

Newest version passes muster with additional applications
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The U.S. Department of Defense has approved the latest version—called a “Release”—of the Avaya Aura Application Server 5300 for use in the Defense Switched Network. The network provides the DoD, and other federal agencies, with worldwide non-secure and secure voice, data, facsimile and video teleconferencing services.
The Avaya Aura AS 5300 Release 2 was the first multifunction soft switch and wide area network (WAN) soft switch approved for the defense network application, the company says. According to Avaya, the server is highly scalable and uses advanced encryption techniques to support voice, video, messaging, conferencing and other applications.
Avaya Aura AS 5300 Release 3 has been tested for compliance by the U.S. Joint Interoperability Test Command using the DoD’s Unified Capabilities Requirements 2008, Change 3, for the information assurance and interoperability requirements of the DoD, and has been approved as a WAN soft switch with an integrated local session controller and as a standalone local session controller for base-level communications, the company says.
Pending final testing and verification, this version will also serve as an enterprise session controller for the delivery of unified communications capabilities over a hosted cloud to remote military bases, Avaya Aura says.
AS 5300 Release 3 includes mobility tools that enable military personnel to securely access voice, video calls, instant messaging and presence tools and collaborate worldwide, Avaya Aura says. New routing capabilities also allow individuals to be reached through a single number, even when working with a mobile phone or tablet device, the firm says.