Videoteleconferencing Systems To Be Built By COMSAT General

COMSAT General Corporation recently announced that it has been selected by the Naval Underwater Systems Center (NUSC) to construct three modular full-motion color videoteleconferencing systems. The systems will link the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters, located in Arlington, Va., with research laboratories operated by NUSC in Newport, R.I., and New London, Conn. Total value of the contract to COMSAT General is $2.9 million.

Full implementation and operation of NUSC's videoteleconferencing system is expected by mid-1985. Part of a demonstration project being conducted by the Navy Laboratories Technical Office Automation and communication System (N ALTO ACS), the new system will improve NUSC's ability to communicate between dispersed groups working on common programs. The network will allow simultaneous transmission and reception of voice, full-motion video, still graphics and data.

Commenting on the contract award, COMSAT general president Robert W. Kinzie said: "The Navy is moving rapidly into the realm of advanced telecommunications capabilities, seeking more efficient and productive use of labor, enhancement of meetings through greater participation and, cost savings in time, travel and money. The teleconferencing rooms now being built for NUSC by COMSAT General are a major component of realizing those goals." For additional information and free literature on COMSAT's videoteleconferencing systems, Circle 3 3 on Reader Service Card

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