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Harris Corporation Selects BT Conferencing


November 01, 2011

Looking to deliver conferencing services and other priority technologies as part of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) program to upgrade its information technology systems, Harris Corporation has selected BT Conferencing, the company has announced.

Offering patient care delivery at more than 150 VA hospitals, the VA’s Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology (T4) contract covers services that will streamline and modernize VA operations. Under this program, Harris, a leader in federal healthcare IT integration, is one of only 15 companies selected to compete for up to $12 billion in business, the company stated in a press release.

Chris Donohue, general manager, Americas at BT Conferencing, said, “BT Conferencing has a long history of serving the conferencing and collaboration needs of the VA. We look forward to continuing to deliver our innovative solutions and expert support as the VA upgrades its communications and IT infrastructure. Our inclusion in this project gives the VA an opportunity to enjoy all the cost and efficiency benefits today’s conferencing and collaboration solutions offer.”

The VA will be able to choose from a range of BT Conferencing collaboration services, including audio conferencing, web conferencing and a variety of video conferencing offers ranging from desktop to immersive telepresence systems, as a result of BT’s subcontractor arrangement with Harris.

BT is well positioned to provide and manage enhanced collaboration services for the VA as the company is currently one of the largest providers of video products and services to the VA, and one of the world’s leading providers of video conferencing services with three global service support centers staffed by expert video technicians.

In June 2010, the company announced that it has extended its Unified Communications  portfolio via the introduction of Kontiki's enterprise video solutions. These video solutions include live video webcasting and video on demand services.

With the help of this service, even the top multi-national organizations are able to quickly and economically send broadcast-quality video content to their employees' PCs irrespective of the network.




Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell