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Mission1st Group Gains Accreditation on Avaya Aura Application Server 5300

July 26, 2011

Mission1st Group, a woman-owned small business specializing in information technology (IT) services, announced it has been accredited to install and commission the Avaya Aura Application Server 5300, also known as the AS5300.

With this accreditation, Mission1st becomes the first Avaya Services Partner to obtain this credit.

The AS5300 is a next-generation, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-based server solution for unified communications that meets the requirements and standards of military and civilian government agencies, company officials said.

The Avaya AS5300 is a software-based solution known for its scalability and high availability. It operates on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and delivers secure communications, including IP telephony, conferencing, unified messaging, and instant messaging.

“This accreditation is the first for any Avaya partner worldwide, and one that Mission1st is proud to have attained,” said Richard Zareck II, Mission1st’s president and CEO, in a statement .  “Our installation engineers have been installing and commissioning heritage Nortel equipment for more than 30 years, and have been involved with the AS5300 platform since its inception.”

This accreditation allows Mission1st to install and commission the AS5300 platform, supporting its partners and customers on numerous projects under a range of contracting vehicles. 

Mission1st designs and integrates interoperable, forward-looking technology solutions, information systems, and communication networks. 

The company has already been awarded the installation of the AS5300 at six Department of Defense locations.  The company is now positioned to support future AS5300 opportunities.

Avaya is a provider of business communications and collaboration systems and services. Recently, Avaya announced it has been positioned as a Leader in the 2011 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contact Center Infrastructure Worldwide.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

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