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Defense Connect Online (DCO) Now Available to U.S. Department of Defense on Mobile Devices

  (May 07, 2012)

Reston, Virginia (PRWEB) May 07, 2012

Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Defense Connect Online (DCO) team announce the release of the DCO Connect app on Google Play. Based on Adobe® Connect Mobile technology, the DCO Connect app allows DCO users to host and attend meetings from their Android devices and tablets.

Launched in 2007 by the Carahsoft|Adobe team, DCO leverages Adobe Connect web conferencing and Cisco XMPP (Extensible Messaging & Presence Protocol) solutions to provide advanced web conferencing, presence and awareness, and chat capabilities. The rapidly growing service is used across the Department of Defense (DoD) and supports more than 650,000 registered users who, on aggregate, use the system in excess of 40 million web conferencing minutes and 30 million chat messages per month.

We are excited that this mobile app delivers on capability enhancement requests from our users, many of whom are involved in mission-critical operations that require DCOs collaboration tools for improved mobile or dismounted command and control capability, stated Karl Kurz, DISAs DCO Program Manager. We appreciate the Carahsoft|Adobe teams effort in delivering this DCO mobile capability to meet rapidly changing user requirements in one of most demanding environments in the world.

The new mobile app capabilities give DCO users even greater flexibility to fulfill the many different use cases DoD personnel have for collaboration while operating in a mobile environment. These capabilities include:

  • 2-way video from forward- or rear-facing camera
  • Host or attend meetings
  • Integrated Voice Over IP audio
  • Chat
  • Bandwidth efficient
  • Notes
  • Participant management
  • Polls
  • Slide/imagery sharing
  • Tailored to touch interfaces

Through our ongoing and valued partnership with Adobe and the DCO team, Carahsoft is pleased to provide DCOs users with mobile access to this proven, indispensable collaboration capability, said Mark Mills, Carahsoft Vice President and DCO Program Manager.

This release expresses Adobes commitment to providing the best collaboration experience on any device to all the men and women serving our country, said Arun Anantharaman, Adobe Vice President and General Manager Digital Enterprise.

To download the DCO Connect mobile app on your Android device, search for DCO Connect Mobile on the Google Play app store on your Android device.

To get a similar set of capabilities for Blackberry PlayBook, Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod, search for Adobe Connect Mobile on Blackberry App World or the Apple App Store on your device.

About Defense Connect Online (DCO)
DISAs Defense Connect Online program, managed by DISAs Program Executive Office, Enterprise Services (PEO-ES) in conjunction with the Carahsoft|Adobe team, is the Department of Defenses premier real-time collaboration suite. DCOs explosive growth is testimony to its intuitive user-interface and its mission-critical utility; providing users with collaboration capabilities that enhance planning and communication between units, commands and agencies and improves operational effectiveness.

DCO services, to include the DCO Connect app, are free of charge to all DoD personnel and contractors. For more information, visit Visit DCO on

About Carahsoft
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider. As a top-ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, resellers, and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.

The companys dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver Adobe, VMware, Symantec, EMC, F5 Networks, Open Source, HP, SAP, and Intelligence products and services among others. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer, and is listed annually among the industry's fastest growing firms by VAR500, CRN, Inc., Washington Technology, Washington Business Journal, and SmartCEO. Visit us at

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