Forum Communications Consortium II Conference Server receives Unified Capabilities (UC) Approved Products Listing (APL) for Networked System Administration and User Access via NIPRNet and SIPRNet.

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Forum Communications Consortium II Conference Server Rel. 7.1 DTR 2 (Desktop Review) has been granted DOD UC APL approval for Remote System Management and User Access via NIPRNet and SIPRNet, the world-wide data networks serving the DOD.

Consortium II Conference Server for Department of Defense

With the listing on the Approved Products List, the Consortium II continues to provide the most flexible, robust and sophisticated conference capabilities available for government and military applications.

Forum Communications announced today the Consortium II Conference Server, Release 7.1 DTR 2 (Desktop Review) has been approved for listing on the Department of Defense (DOD) Unified Capabilities (UC) Approved Products List (APL). The Consortium II passed the rigorous testing required for the Interoperability (IO) and Information Assurance (IA) Certifications necessary for connection to the U.S. Defense Switched Network (DSN), and, since testing was conducted at the Platinum level, the system is certified for remote System Administration and User access via NIPRNet and SIPRNet, the world-wide data networks serving the DOD and other federal departments, agencies and contractors. Access is secured through the use of the Public Key Infrastructure and a Public Key Enabled workstation.

The Consortium II Conference Server provides audio conferencing capabilities that can support up to 480 participants over multiple conference types, including Meet Me and Preset Conferences. The new release includes WebView, a secure, browser based user interface which provides system access and does not require browser plug-ins. System administrators and users can now access the system to schedule, create and modify Conferences and Participants over NIPRNet or SIPRNet. The system includes features to support Pre-Set Blast Dial Conferencing as well as Blast Notifications of voice, text, email and twitter messages. The updated server platform includes migration to the Windows Server 2008 Operating System. The new release and platform improvements ensure a smooth migration path for JITC Certified Consortium II systems already in the field, and allow them to take advantage of the significant productivity improvements provided by remote system access via NIPRNet / SIPRNet. This significantly broadens the availability of system features that users can now access directly from any PKI enabled workstation, where this was previously limited to local access for only a few administrators. The ability to create, schedule, and monitor conferences can now be put directly into the user’s control, without the need for Operator or Reservationist assistance.

The testing, sponsored by Air Force Space Command, Vandenberg Air Force Base and Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, took place at the DISA Global Information Grid Network Test Facility, Fort Huachuca, Arizona. With the listing on the Approved Products List, the Consortium II continues to provide the most flexible, robust and sophisticated conference capabilities available for government and military applications.

The APL Approval Memorandum is available at: https://aplits.disa.mil/dispatchDocumentAPL.do?Y8XHrKVMF4g%3D.
The JITC Test Certification Extension can be viewed at: http://jitc.fhu.disa.mil/tssi/cert_pdfs/forum_consortium_II_cb_dtr2_apr12.pdf.
The approved products list can be viewed at: https://aplits.disa.mil/processAPList.do.

About Forum Communications

Forum Communications has been at the forefront in Conferencing, Collaboration and Emergency Response solutions with a commitment to design quality and customer satisfaction since our beginning over 20 years ago. With over 100,000 ports in service for Business, Federal, State and Local Governments and DOD installations around the Globe, Forum continues to demonstrate our proven commitment to customers with on-going enhancements, innovative feature sets, and award winning product solutions. Forum products are purpose built and designed using the latest in technology and user interface design practices. From conferencing to emergency response solutions, Forum continues to deliver.

For more information call Forum Communications at 972-680-0700 or visit our website at http://www.forum-com.com.

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