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By Ms. Rosalie Fehrmann, Strategic Communications Specialist, I3C2

(l to r) Mr. Alberto Dominguez, assistant product manager; Mr. Jeff Porter, product team lead; and Mr. Carmine Pesce, product team assist. Photo by Mr. Scott Sundsvold
(l to r) Mr. Alberto Dominguez, assistant product manager; Mr. Jeff Porter, product team lead; and Mr. Carmine Pesce, product team assist. Photo by Mr. Scott Sundsvold

The Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program (I3MP) completed delivery of outside plant information infrastructure upgrades to Fort Hood, Texas. The completion of this project marks the end of phase II of a three-phase approach that will ultimately provide a modern Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone system to Fort Hood. Referred to as time-division multiplexing (TDM), the legacy phone system transmits and receives multiple, independent signals over a common signal path made of copper wire. Since TDM phone systems are no longer being installed on Army installations, the costs of operating and maintaining the TDM-based systems are rising. As such, the Army is transitioning to VoIP networks, which will enable the decommissioning of legacy TDM telephone systems. VoIP systems leverage existing data networks to provide voice communications to users in a more efficient, cost-effective way.

Mr. Jeff Porter, the Fort Hood project team lead, managed the day-to-day activities on the project. Along with the product team assist, Mr. Carmine F. Pesce, Mr. Porter coordinated and collaborated with their government and industry partners to install the new telephone system. “We learned a lot of lessons on this first project. Hopefully, we can apply these lessons learned to future projects, increasing the speed of service delivery to Army installations to support the Soldier,” said Mr. Porter.

Posted September 13, 2017