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Librestream, Fortress Connect Government Organizations

February 22, 2010

The deficiency in communication architecture of government and military organization could lead to unpleasant events like Sept. 11 attacks. Government and military organizations need to organize their strategic communications planning in a better way, so that they could build sense of trust at all level that ultimately leads to better performance on the ground.

Librestream, a provider of mobile collaboration solutions, and Fortress Technologies, a specialist in secure tactical wireless communications have integrated their wireless products to provide a uniquely secure and complete mobile video collaboration solution for government/military organizations and contractors. In this context, with in the lines of Onsight mobile devices, Librestream has integrated the Fortress FIPS 140-2 software.
When a customer uses the FIPS-enabled Onsight device with the Fortress line of FIPS 140-2 compliant mesh solutions, the video, audio and data sent from that Onsight mobile device have to meet the rigorous transmission security requirements of defense and other government agencies. This solution will provides critical and secure communication services to government and military organizations.
Kerry Thacher, president and CEO of Librestream said that they began searching for a FIPS compliant wireless solution after many of their government contacts identified that as a requirement. He said that the Fortress-Librestream partnership would prove to be a truly unique secure real time video collaboration.
Janet Kumpu, president of Fortress noted that there is significant demand for a high quality video collaboration solution within government and military applications such as video surveillance, tactical communications, training exercises and emergency response triage.
Fortress’ clients were asking them for a way to visually connect tactical field teams to command centers that were miles away and the company delivered.
Kumpu said that Librestream excels in delivering that capability and said the company is pleased to be working with them to provide live high definition video collaboration to its customers. 

Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of Anuradha’s article, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Amy Tierney

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