Wednesday, August 26, 2009

NextiraOne Federal, LLC d/b/a Black Box Network Services Wins Second IMOD I3MP Award for Ft. Bragg/Pope Army Airfield, NC

Herndon, VA, August 26, 2009: The U.S. Army Contracting Command, National Capital Region Contracting Center (NCRCC) Information Technology, e-Commerce and Commercial Contracting Center has awarded Black Box Network Services the Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program (I3MP) upgrade and voice switching environment expansion at Ft. Bragg/Pope Army Airfield, NC. This effort has an approximate value of $17 million. Home to the XVIII Airborne Corps, the 82nd Airborne Division, and the Special Operations Command, Ft. Bragg is the Department of Defense cornerstone for rapid deployment ground forces to defend our nation’s interests worldwide.

"We are honored by the selection of Black Box to provide a state-of-the-art, IP-based solution for our nation's largest military installation," stated Mr. Charlie Stone, Black Box Network Services – Federal Division Vice President of Sales. "This project will deliver advanced internet protocol voice services, which will provide the essential medium for advanced unified communications capabilities, thereby enhancing collaboration, coordination, command, and control for the soldiers, DA civilians, and military communities at Ft. Bragg.”

At Ft. Bragg, Black Box Network Services will upgrade and expand the existing Time-Division Multiplexing (“TDM”) switching infrastructure to Voice over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”)/TDM Hybrid systems based on the Nortel Communication Server 2100 (“CS2100”) compact split-core communications platform and the Nortel Communication Server 1000 (“CS1000”) at multiple remote sites. The Nortel solution will provide geographic survivability and open architecture, to include a common processing engine with the existing switch, for efficient migration from analog & digital telecommunications to internet protocol, capitalizing on packet-based communications and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).

“It has been our distinct pleasure and privilege to serve PM NSC/PdM I3MP-C, ISEC, and the Ft. Bragg DOIM on the current Ft. Bragg IMOD project to enhance and expand the existing network infrastructure,” commented Mr. Tony Schneider, Black Box Network Services – Federal Division Program Vice President. “The entire Ft. Bragg IMOD team is truly humbled by this second award, making the Black Box Network Services Ft. Bragg effort the largest and most ambitious implementation in the history of IMOD. We look forward to living up to, and exceeding, the high expectations of the U.S. Army for this complex and critical task order.”

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