AGT’s EncoreB2B mobile video platform is used by Government agencies to incorporate mobile video conferencing into Congressional mandates such as the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010, Interagency Collaboration for National Security, and Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning.
Rockledge, FL., August 8, 2012- Applied Global Technologies (AGT), the leading managed services and UC technology provider for interactive and mobile video conferencing solutions, is delivering EncoreB2B to enable critical applications that utilize video conferencing across government issued and personal devices while enabling secure connectivity for the federal government. These applications include congressionally mandated telework programs, interagency collaboration and continuity of operations planning. These mandates were developed by Congress to drive cost reduction, energy savings, disaster preparedness and increased levels of security for the government.
EncoreB2B attaches to existing government Cisco, Polycom, Compunetix, and Microsoft Lync infrastructures to enable smartphones, tablets, laptops, and HD video conferencing systems to easily and securely connect between networks, devices, and applications using the Mobile Pathway Protocol. By leveraging already open and secure web ports with EncoreB2B’s Mobile Pathway Protocol, government clients experience an easy and SECURE mobile video connection between networks, whether it’s an outside agency network, a public network or a guest network.
According to the US Office of Personnel Managements’ 2012 “Report to the Congress” almost 32% of government agency employees have been determined eligible to telework. And despite the fact that the report found savings of $19.8M by the US Patent and Trademark office and that an average National Science Foundation employee saves 62 hours of commuting time in a year, only about 8% of government agency employees are actually engaging in Telework. The report concluded the 3 biggest barriers to adoption are management, technology, and security concerns. EncoreB2B has been adopted by numerous state and federal government agencies recently to overcome these barriers to adoption.
“AGT’s EncoreB2B was built around government requirements for accessibility, simplicity, and security,” explains Mark Cray, EVP of Product Marketing for AGT. “We developed EncoreB2B to easily integrate into government infrastructures and provide interoperability of just about any device or application with connectivity across different networks. That’s why EncoreB2B is currently being used by the Army, Navy, and various Civilian Agencies and State Governments to enable distance learning, telemedicine, joint operations, telework and mobility.
To help agencies to get started using mobile video conferencing for key initiatives, AGT has recently teamed up with its partner Yorktel Corporation to offer a special end-of-the-fiscal year promotion for the purchase of the EncoreB2B mobile video platform.
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