Connectivity

ATCU is Now Connected

ATCU is Now Connected
Communication Department, ATCU

ATCU Tests Connectivity
“It is called the pathway to permanent communication," said Osmond Langa, director of network and telephony at the Inter-American Division (IAD), describing “Connectivity,” the IAD’s communication platform that links the various entities within the division.  

Mr. Langa recently visited the headquarters of the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) on the island of New Providence in the Bahamas to install the platform which consists of a virtual (video) and a distributed (telecommunication) system that allows permanent communication in the IAD territory.

ATCU Officers testing Connectivity

Once the installation was completed, the official test of the system was performed on Thursday, January 23, 2014, by Mr. Langa and John Garcia, media manager for ATCU.     During the test, the administrators and personnel at ATCU were able to connect in real time with two of the unions in the IAD, the Jamaican Union and Caribbean Union, and two fields within ATCU, the Cayman Islands Conference and the Turks and Caicos Islands Mission.   

Pastor Andrew Burrows, communication director of ATCU, noted that the system allows for efficient, clear, and instant communication with the division and other unions and helps to keep travel costs down.    In addition, the union can host online meetings with the fields within its territory and participate with other unions during division meetings and events.    

The goal, according to Langa, is to have all the unions within the IAD as a part of the platform very soon.

ATCU Connectivity