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Avaya aids collaboration across locations

Avaya, announced yesterday that employees in enterprise locations of all sizes can easily collaborate via voice, video and data with new Avaya Aura branch and midsize enterprise solutions. The new and enhanced Avaya unified communications products offer greater flexibility to enable spontaneous, multi-modal collaboration among any group of employees – including branch, remote and mobile workers – with more value and greater simplicity at dramatically low cost of ownership.

The new solutions for mid-size enterprises will simplify and enrich person-to-person or group interactions across teams regardless of locations to accelerate business outcomes and improve customer service. These highly flexible, easy to install, manage and administer solutions are also backed by Avaya’s software investment protection policy, making it even more cost-effective for customers to upgrade to advanced communications and collaboration tools.

The Avaya Aura Branch portfolio expands with a new, flexible gateway for small to midsize branches that adapts current infrastructures (H.323, PRI, etc) to support a SIP core infrastructure on a single platform.  Scalable to over 350 users per branch, the Avaya B5800 Branch Gateway offers a range of basic to advanced options and supports such as centralised environments with applications extended from and managed at the Avaya Aura core with enhanced survivability in the branch,distributed environments with applications and call control delivered locally while centrally managed; for example, those typically found in real-estate or franchised business and mixed environments with both localised and centralised applications; for example, a local auto attendant application to provide directions, multiple languages and sales announcements while centralised applications enable video, collaboration and mobility.

The Avaya Aura solution for midsize enterprise brings Avaya Aura applications onto a single virtualized server for easy installation and management, reduced TCO and energy efficiency for companies with 250 to 1000 users.

New Avaya conferencing phones – added to Avaya’s unified communications portfolio following the acquisition of Konftel earlier this year – include three new options for enterprise customers that deliver high-performance, rich features and simplicity at a highly cost-effective price.

The Avaya B5800 Branch Gateway is globally available this month; Avaya Aura Solution for Midsize Enterprises 6.1 will be globally available in April. Conferencing endpoints will be generally available in April and May.

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