Forum Communications Consortium III Conferencing System Receives DoD APL/JITC Approval, Version 11.2 | State

RICHARDSON, TX, November 10, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Forum Communications today announced that Version 11.2 of the Consortium III Conferencing System has been approved for inclusion on the Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN) Approved Products List.

The Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) has issued the following certification:

Forum Communications Consortium III Rel. DoDIN APL Approval 11.2.0 AMT 1710301 as UCCS has been granted. The Risk Management Officer (RME) recommended placement of the DoDIN APL on October 27, 2017 based on cybersecurity (CS) testing performed by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) Ft. Huachuca-led CS test teams. This solution obtained JITC Interoperability (IO) certification on October 19, 2017. This approval is effective as of the date of this memorandum and expires October 30, 2023 unless a critical issue is identified that invalidates the CS or IO posture of this product, as determined by the JITC or Chief Information Officers (CIOs) for combatant commands, services, and agencies. Please note that departments and agencies are required to recertify and reaccredit their systems every three years.

At July 29, 2021the following extension has been approved via DTR #2 (requested to update software releases on Consortium III as follows: System Under Test (SUT) Rel. update from 11.1.1 to 11.2.0; update Rel’s Community ENTerprise (CentOS) Linux operating system. 6.9 to 7.9.2009 (due to end-of-life status of CentOS 6.x version); update Apache Web from Rel. 2.2 to 2.4.6).

Please refer to DoDIN APL for the official posting of this solution on the following site: https://aplits.disa.mil/apl.

The system meets the critical requirements of the Unified Capabilities Requirements, reference (b), with the optional Multi-Level Precedence and Preemption (MLPP) capability, over the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) as unified audio-only (AO) capabilities. Conferencing System (UCCS) and is certified for joint use with no waivers, conditions or open discrepancies.

The Consortium III Conferencing System provides real-time audio conferencing capabilities for the DoD. The system can support 2,000 concurrent calls on multiple conference types, including Meet Me, Preset, and Blast Dial conferences. The conferencing system connects to the DoD via the WAN SS/MFS/LSC on the Assured Services LAN using AS-SIP with encrypted signaling (TLS) and media (SRTP). The conferencing system has a number of enhanced features, including advanced scheduling, configurable security levels, internal recording, and programmable Pre-Set and Blast Dial conferencing. Consortium III can also play a critical role in DoDIN’s emergency preparedness and response capabilities. The Blast notification option allows you to create, manage and distribute emergency messages via phone, cell phone, email or SMS. The Blast Notification option can be provided as an integrated solution with the Consortium III Conferencing Server or as an independent, standalone solution.

The system user interface is provided by WebView, a secure RESTful web services user interface (API) that provides remote system administration and user access to features. It allows the user to create, schedule, modify and monitor conferences and participants using a standard web browser and a site PC on the DoDIN.

The system is certified for deployment in three different configurations:

1. Registered and directly connected to a Session Controller (SC) as an embedded ASSIP component.

2. As a standalone ASSIP appliance, run by an SBC (Session Border Controller) and registered with one of the LSCs listed on the DoDIN APL.

3. Connected to any circuit switch or gateway currently, or previously, listed on the APL with an ISDN Primary Rate (PRI) interface.

The JITC Test Certification Extension and IO Certification Letter containing the detailed components and configuration of this product can be found at the following site: https://aplits.disa.mil/processAPList.action/Forum_Consortium_III_APL-JITC_11.2.0 _TN1710301_DTR2_07JUL2021

The list of approved products can be viewed at: https://aplits.disa.mil/apl

About Forum Communications:

Celebrating 3 decades of service excellence and customer satisfaction, Forum Communications is a leader in the design and deployment of conferencing, collaboration and emergency response solutions. Forums Consortium III and Alert III conferencing solutions have been the products of choice for military (DOD) applications, industry, and enterprises of all sizes, from small businesses to Fortune 500 organizations. Forum continues to demonstrate our proven commitment to customers with continuous improvements, innovative feature sets and award-winning product solutions. Forum products are purpose-built and engineered using the latest UI design technologies and 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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