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Alliant Technologies Recognized as Cisco TelePresence Video Express Authorized Technology Provider Partner in United States
Mar 22, 2011 (04:03 PM EDT)


MORRISTOWN, N.J., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliant Technologies announced today that it has achieved TelePresence Video Express Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco. This designation recognizes Alliant as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco TelePresence Video products and solutions at the Express level.

The Cisco TelePresence Video Express ATP Program is focused on providing a new way of working, in which everyone, everywhere can be more productive through face-to-face collaboration with TelePresence Video solutions. The Express-level program's goal is to enable partners to market Cisco TelePresence Video endpoints, offer targeted infrastructure solutions, and differentiate themselves based on their breadth of unique audiovisual integration skills.

When asked about achieving the Cisco certification, Alliant CTO, Manak Ahluwalia, commented, "TelePresence is a transformative technology which will heighten our customers experience within their communication and collaboration platforms. Alliant is excited to be awarded the ATP designation which will enable our customers to take advantage of the next evolution of video technology."

"The Cisco TelePresence Video Express ATP Program is designed to enable partners to take advantage of the tremendous market opportunities ahead — not only in the TelePresence space but also in the overall collaboration market," said Richard McLeod, senior director of collaboration for worldwide channels at Cisco. "As a Cisco TelePresence Video Express ATP Partner, Alliant has made an investment in the sales, technical and life cycle services capabilities to deliver the industry's most comprehensive and interoperable Cisco TelePresence Video portfolio."  

The Cisco Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) Program is part of the Cisco go-to-market strategy for emerging technologies. The program helps Cisco to define the knowledge, skills and services that channel partners need to successfully sell, deploy and support an emerging technology. As the market changes, an ATP designation may be discontinued or may evolve into a Cisco specialization.

About Cisco TelePresence and Video Collaboration Solutions

Cisco TelePresence® and Video collaboration solutions provide life-like, high-definition, conferencing facilities with superior audio and video, allowing participants to meet their colleagues, customers and business partners across a virtual table. Participants can enjoy a same-room meeting experience, even if they are located in different locations around the world. Participants can also meet more often and enjoy more productive sessions, helping to improve business interactions while potentially building stronger customer relationships, accelerating sales cycles, improving project management and forming tighter integration with remote offices.

About Alliant Technologies, LLC

Headquartered in Morristown, NJ with sales and service offices across the Northeast, Alliant Technologies, LLC is a certified and experienced IT engineering and operations firm delivering integrated IT infrastructure solutions. Alliant's services include: borderless networking, IP collaboration, server and desktop virtualization, data storage, Alliant Managed Services, and infrastructure cabling. Alliant assures your success with a proven Project Management methodology, consistent engineering oversight applied from pre- to post-sale, and a comprehensive set of lifecycle services. Our creative, innovative services make your business more powerful and profitable. Alliant Technologies. Consult. Connect. Care. www.AlliantTech.com

Cisco, the Cisco logo and Cisco TelePresence are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cisco and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. A listing of Cisco's trademarks can be found at www.cisco.com/go/trademarks.

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