Avaya Government Solutions and one of its channel partners will provide a new communications network for a Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Washington, Avaya announced Monday.
Avaya and Standard Communications will implement the new network, providing 1,700 staff with new communications capabilities and nearly 7,000 updated communications end points, Internet protocol phones and mobile devices.
Chris Formant, lead of Avaya Government Solutions, said the company’s goal is to help medical personnel and administrators use mobile devices to be more responsive to patients.
Avaya’s Flare Communicator will also provide physicians and administrators remote communications and access to collaboration tools, voice calls, multi-party conferencing, email and enterprise instant messaging from iPad devices.
Standard Communications will install the Avaya solution and provide ongoing support to the center, with the VA expecting installation to finish by the end of 2012.
Harris Corp. is contracted to provide the VA wireless Internet service at 26 sites for tracking equipment and personnel, with four sites reserved for an initial rollout.