Force 3 Awarded Contract to Upgrade Children's National Medical Center Unified Communications System


Leading technology integrator advances Children's National Medical Center mobility, unified messaging and video conferencing capabilities

Crofton, MD (PRWEB) January 03, 2013

Force 3, delivering the best in federal security, unified communications, networks, data center, and medical imaging solutions, today announced that it's been awarded a contract with Children's National Medical Center to provide the engineering design and configuration services to support upgrading its Unified Communications (UC) solution.

Force 3 will transition Children's National from its current Unified Communications 7.x solution to Cisco's Unified Communications Manager version 8.6. Force 3 began the first phase of the transition last May and began phase two in September.

Children's National is the premier provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area. Due to their size and the nature of their business, Children's National must maintain 100% uptime throughout the transition. Force 3 is taking extra precautions and working closely with their engineering staff to ensure that mission critical applications and services are not compromised.

“As a Cisco Master Unified Communications Partner, we understand how complex a migration of this magnitude can be,” said Jason Parry, Force 3's Practice Director of Collaboration. “We worked tirelessly with Children's National to create a plan of execution that will give their organization the ability to provide the UC solution in a completely virtual environment.”

The UC Manager upgrade will provide Children's National the ability to deploy advanced features such as mobility and unified messaging, while consolidating infrastructure and increasing resiliency.

The upgrade will also result in these advancements:

  • Improved interoperability and convergence between Unified Communications Manager 8.6 and video conferencing infrastructure that will allow Children's National to enhance patient care
  • Provided additional system resiliency to the hospital's communication system
  • Easy migration path to future version releases, allowing Children's National to continue capitalizing on features as they're available
  • Reduced server count through virtualization and the use of Cisco's UCS platform, saving rack space and power consumption while providing greater flexibility around deploying infrastructure

For more information on Unified Communications solutions, visit

About Force 3
Force 3 is the trusted provider of Data Center, Communication and Collaboration, Borderless Networks, Cyber Security services, and Medical Imaging Solutions for Federal agencies, Enterprise organizations and their key partners. With headquarters in Crofton, Md. and offices in Herndon, Va. and San Antonio, Texas, Force 3 has a 20-year history of delivering, supporting, and maintaining cost-effective IT products and services. At Force 3, we have a relentless focus on achieving our customers' end goal through innovation, unique solutions and highly trained, passionate people. Our dedication has resulted in being named one of Cisco's Top 5 Federal Gold Partners in America, as well as Federal Collaboration Partner of the Year in 2012. For more information, please visit

For the original version on PRWeb visit: