Texas DIR Contract: Executive Summary

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Cumulus Solutions, Inc. (CSI) brings over 125 years of information technology experience in delivering solutions to some of today’s most difficult challenges.  CSI is focused on delivering a true collaborative audio and visual conversation without the normally associated costly infrastructure.  We have worked hard to identify the best technology and integrated it into flexible platforms that can be tailored to meet the State of Texas’ specific needs, without doing away with your legacy environment.  We provide the tools for High Definition (HD) Conversation – enabling flexible, adaptable, secure and efficient voice, video, web conferencing and webcasting services.

CSI will offer solutions to all four service offerings requested in the Technology Based Conferencing Services RFO:

CSI’s products can be procured separately or together and is one of the first cloud-based audio and visual collaboration solutions that remove the constraints of the traditional conferencing meet-on-the bridge single workflow model for multipoint sessions. This enables spontaneous, fluid and organic workflow that allows users to collaborate in native resolution while sharing control of the conversation, desktops, applications, whiteboards and other materials . . . And all integrated into your LAN, WAN, wireless or satellite communication backbone.

Software as a Service (SaaS), FIPS 140-2 and HIPAA compliant security, public and private cloud offerings are all made readily available for integration into solutions specifically built for the needs of public education, public safety, telemedicine, traffic monitoring and control, command center operations and a myriad of other audio, video, web conferencing and webcast requirements.  At the heart of our offering is an integrated set of virtualized software tools.  Simply put, if you have an Internet connection, you have CSI’s collaboration suite.

The HD Conversation, Right Now with Cumulus

CSI products are deliberately designed to get out of the way, to be transparent to users who simply want to collaborate and get work done.

CSI breaks free from traditional approaches and expensive meet-on-the-hardware bridge workflow models by replacing it with a new cloud-based switched audio and video architecture that integrates HD resolution video communication and advanced data collaboration.  Now teams around the State of Texas or down the hall can seamlessly work together in scheduled or spontaneous visual conversations.  First responders and public safety personnel can share information visually using the latest in technology. Simply, if you have an Internet connection, you have CSI’s HD Conversation.


The result?  The flexibility to deliver information in a much broader set of workflow scenarios than traditional MCU or hardware-bridged models was ever designed to address, while improving the experience and productivity potential of video based interaction.  You can spontaneously communicate face to face and share any content you need on the fly as the need arises and now, with this unique solution you can do it securely, privately and from just about anywhere.

CSI is about how you work, not where you work.  CSI fits any workflow – whether it’s at your desk, in a classroom, emergency room, operating room or command center.  It works the way you work without the need for scheduling a bridge-based asset setting up any type of collaboration in an intuitive and effortless manner, as shown in our Fluid Workflow Model below.

Figure 1: CSI's Fluid Workflow model. A central circle, Fluid Workflow, surrounded by five circles, all with arrows pointing toward the central circle. The five circles read Data collaboration, scheduled or spontaneous, native interoperability, accessibility, and intuitive interface.
CSI’s Workflow Model meets and exceeds Texas’ expectations
for Technology Based Conferencing Services