NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MASS Communications announced today a five-year networking contract with Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (JBFCS) to upgrade the social service agency's analog network to fiber. JBFCS provides mental health and social services to more than 35,000 New Yorkers in 50 locations across the five boroughs and in Westchester each year.
Serving as a single point of contact throughout the project implementation, MASS Communications is transitioning all of JBFCS's existing voice and data services into a high-performance SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) and MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) network solution.
Uday Madasu, Chief Information Officer, JBFCS, describes the previous networking environment as fragmented, slow and expensive to maintain. "It didn't meet our growing needs for bandwidth. MASS Communications offered us a cost-effective solution that will meet our current and future bandwidth requirements, especially as we roll out new applications such as electronic health records, learning management system, and incident reporting system."
Madasu says his agency is expected to see a 35% decrease in telecom costs and three times the bandwidth capacity—compared with the previous environment.
"This upgraded infrastructure will give us the means to provide better services to our clients—in the future, we envision offering telemedicine and telehealth monitoring applications, and we can also educate clients through our learning management system," Madasu says.
Darren Mass, CEO, MASS Communications, adds, "The scope and size of this project showcases MASS's true value proposition to organizations that need to upgrade their Telecommunications and IT infrastructure."
MASS leveraged technology from five different network providers in designing the solution. The design includes cloud-based software services and the ability to deliver voice communications from a centralized hub to remote sites, while guaranteeing voice quality. MASS is managing all of the service integrations and implementations, including rolling out a fully redundant back-up data network and back-up analog voice service at each location.
"The final network solution we are delivering will save JBFCS significant time, and is more robust than what they could have achieved with a single primary vendor," he concludes.
For 140 years, Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (JBFCS) has been helping New Yorkers realize their potential and live as independently as possible. We promote resilience and recovery by addressing all aspects of an individual's life including mental and physical health, family, housing, employment and education. For more information, visit www.jbfcs.org.
ABOUT MASS Communications
MASS Communications, a leading connectivity and telecom management provider, takes a consultative approach to deliver a full suite of voice, data, risk management and security solutions. Founded by engineering innovators, MASS designs custom networks with best-in-class carriers across an international footprint. The New York-based Competitive Local Exchange Carrier made the Inc. 500|5000 List for two years running in 2013 and 2014. For more information, visit www.masscommgroup.com.
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