Avaya’s Shipboard Team Makes a Splash with Supplier Excellence Award

Our Avaya Government Solutions shipboard team has won a coveted Supplier Excellence award from Raytheon Company for work on two new U.S. Navy amphibious warships – the John P. Murtha (LPD-26) and the Portland (LPD-27)/.

Both are being outfitted with Avaya IP phones and Avaya unified communication systems, including Avaya Aura® Communication Manager, Avaya Aura Communication Manager Messaging and Avaya Meeting Exchange.

Raytheon is systems integrator for the massive ships, now under construction at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss. The award to our team is based quality, on-time delivery, process improvements and safety measures.

Avaya’s shipboard program has a long track record for standout performance in service to our nation’s defense. Our dedicated sales and services team of Shipboard Communications experts have installed Avaya communication systems on more than 100 ships in the U.S. Navy fleet, including combat ships, combat support ships, amphibious assault and landing ships, submarines and the Navy’s entire fleet of aircraft carriers.

To be used in such a vital role, Avaya systems are put through their paces to prove they can withstand harsh environmental conditions that might be encountered at sea – from high heat and humidity to intense vibrations.

Avaya's Government Solutions Shipboard Team

Shock testing of Avaya Aura communication platform at a facility in Rustberg, Va.

One of the most dramatic tests measures the system’s resistance to an explosive shock. Equipment mounts that mimic the shipboard configuration are installed on a small barge that is towed out to the center of a flooded, 150-foot deep quarry.

An explosive charge is then detonated nearby. To successfully pass the test, the system must work flawlessly before, during and after the blast event. Thanks to the experience and skill of our shipboard engineering team, the Avaya Aura platform passed with flying colors!

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