Globecomm Systems bags $3.5 million contract from U.S. Navy

Telecom Lead America: Globecomm Systems announced it
has received a $3.5 million contract to provide the U.S. Navy’s first onboard
IP Video entertainment system.


As a Cisco Service Provider Video Technology Partner, the
company has been selected to deliver an enhanced communications distribution
infrastructure for the Navy’s newest nuclear supercarrier, Gerald R. Ford


The contract represents a significant technological
upgrade to the Navy’s existing analog system for video acquisition and onboard
content delivery.


This SITE TV project represents a first of its kind
video entertainment system that can impact tens of thousands of sailors and
officers across the Navy fleet. As one of the most complex deployments of the Cisco
Digital Media System, it is truly a new application of existing technologies,
encompassing Cisco CAST and Show-and-Share applications, along with Cisco
encoding technology,” said Bart Spriester, director of IP Video Systems, Cisco
Service Provider Video Technology Group.


A 10G Cisco backbone will support the system as well as
the ship’s video surveillance capabilities, providing sailors with access to
live streaming media options, multimedia programming access while at sea, as
well as pier-side cable services.


Furthermore, it will also provide an interface to the
ship’s onboard video production studio where live or pre-recorded broadcasts
can be accessed and viewed. Other capabilities include video on demand (VoD),
digital signage and collaborative access via
Cisco’s Show and Share webcasting and video sharing


  As a Cisco silver partner, we believe that Cisco’s
advanced digital media capabilities provide the highest quality solution for
this important installation and we will continue to identify opportunities to
implement innovative solutions for projects with similar requirements to SITE
TV,” said Keith Hall, president and chief operating officer of Globecomm


Globecomm Systems to launch cost-saving 4G solution for
carriers at CTIA 2012


Recently, Globecomm Systems announced that it will launch
a time and cost-saving 4G solution for carriers at CTIA 2012.  Globecomm
Systems claims that the 4G hosted switching solution reduces the requisite
time, money and manpower to initiate or convert to a 4G business.


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