U.S. Army, Mission Training Complexes (MTCs)
The Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) deploys and sustains ASTi’s voice communication systems fielded for the BCTC-ES program. ASTi supports an enterprise containing several thousand users at locations across the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, Europe, and Asia.
For years, the Army has relied on ASTi products to facilitate individual and collective mission command training for Army Active Component (AC), Army National Guard (ARNG) and US Army Reserve (USAR).
Over time, the size and number of training sites increased, and the government expanded training requirements. The Army needed to reduce associated ownership costs and ease acquisition, administration, and sustainment tasks.
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Provide comprehensive sustainment services and create a partnership environment.
The ELA forms a partnership that integrates ASTi’s support, engineering and management resources, operating as an extension of the customer’s staff. A dedicated ASTi program manager oversees the ELA and serves as a central liaison to the Army’s program office.
The ELA’s support package maintains operational effectiveness throughout the system’s life, reducing cost without compromising support. Under the ELA, ASTi shoulders the following critical services:
Address increased demand for ASTi software to meet program expansion requirements
ASTi responded to the Army’s expansion needs by offering a subscription-based ELA that provides unlimited distribution of licenses within the program’s scope. The ELA allows authorized users to freely download software licenses to meet demands for communications growth. The ELA covers these products:
Provide a deeply discounted, fixed-price bundle of products and support services
ASTi's ELA subscription delivers exceptional value and savings over multiple years compared to traditional methods of purchasing separate software and services. The Army benefits from predictable costs during the contract term, regardless of license expansion or use of services.
Consolidate licenses and services into a simplified one-stop subscription
With a single annual purchase, the ELA streamlines the Army's procurement process and removes the complexity of managing multiple contracts. Customers can also easily provision new users without the overhead and budget impacts of buying additional licenses. At renewal, they can reevaluate their investment and adjust the new agreement to align with changing needs.
Integrated voice communications delivered to computers and tablets
RoIP specialized for training and simulation focused solutions
Voice logging for after-action review