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TMCNet:  LGS Innovations Wins $14.1 Million Award to Update Fort Leonard Wood Data Network

[February 26, 2013]

LGS Innovations Wins $14.1 Million Award to Update Fort Leonard Wood Data Network

HERNDON, Va. --(Business Wire)--

LGS Innovations™, an independent subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE and Euronext Paris: ALU), has been awarded a contract worth $14.1 million to transition the U.S. Army's Fort Leonard Wood to a digital Voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP) data system. Fort Leonard Wood is a primary center for all Department of Defense (DoD) training for earthmoving, truck driving, civil support, and CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) First Responders. It 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. Between 85,000 and 90,000 military and civilian personnel are trained annually at Fort Leonard Wood.

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

"This is a great opportunity for LGS to help modernize this important military installation," said LGS Innovations CEO Kevin Kelly. "By modernizing to a digital data system, Fort Leonard Wood will be able to take advantage of all of the benefits of greater bandwidth, data speeds, and rich media capabilities for its mission."

LGS selected an Avaya LSC solution for the Fort Leonard Wood VoIP application as a natural transition from the existing Nortel (News - Alert) SL100. The solution, based on an Avaya Communication Manager 6 (CM6) 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 Exchang (PBX (News - Alert)) features, high reliability and scalability, and multi-protocol support. It includes advanced mobility features, built-in conference calling, contact center applications, and E911 capabilities.


About LGS Innovations

LGS InnovationsTM LLC solves the most complex networking and communications challenges facing the U.S. Federal Government. Building on its Bell Labs heritage, LGS Innovations delivers groundbreaking research and advanced networking and communications solutions that provide an information advantage and contribute to the mission success of its customers. Solutions include Infrastructure & Installation; Video Teleconferencing and IPTV Solutions; Public Safety and Emergency Communications, Tactical Communications; Wireless/Mobility; 4G/LTE; Cloud Solutions; Enterprise, Optical and Data Networking; Network Integration; and Research and Development in Advanced Multimedia/RF, Cybersecurity, sensing technologies, and Photonics.

An independent subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert) dedicated solely to serving the U.S. Federal Government, LGS Innovations is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, with offices in Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, and North Carolina. To learn more about LGS Innovations, visit http://www.lgsinnovations.com. LGS Innovations: The Network ExpertsTM.


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