New Avaya Dual Mode Solution for Nokia Eseries Devices

Increases Productivity of Mobile Workers 


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BASKING RIDGE, N.J., July 16 /CNW/ -- Avaya Inc. (NYSE: AV) today announced a 
new solution that provides users of Nokia Eseries business devices with one 
number access and advanced enterprise telephony capabilities as they travel 
across private Wi-Fi and public cellular networks. With a single Voice over IP 
(VoIP)-enabled mobile device, workers can "handoff" phone calls using dual mode 
communications, as they travel from inside a company building (Wi-Fi) t o the 
outside environment (cellular) -- and vice versa.  This provides mobile workers 
a more convenient and productive way to manage their communications, while 
giving organizations a more cost-effective way to manage enterprise mobility. 
The solution -- Avaya one-X Mobile Dual Mode -- combines Avaya's IP-based 
applications with Nokia Eseries business devices (Nokia E60, Nokia E61 and 
Nokia E70 models) to deliver the full benefits of fixed mobile convergence. 
Calls made to a worker's deskphone can be received on a Nokia Eseries business 
device, ensuring mobile workers remain accessible to customers and colleagues 
wherever they go. 
It works like this: When a worker is communicating while roaming inside company 
walls, the solution uses the company's communications system and a secure Wi-Fi 
network. This drives cost savings by eliminating the need to use cellular 
minutes while at work. When the worker travels outside a company's Wi-Fi 
network, they can handoff their Wi-Fi call to the cellular network outside by 
pressing a button, keeping their conversation going uninterrupted. 
Avaya one-X Mobile Dual Mode on Nokia Eseries business devices delivers greater 
convenience, enhanced functionality and improved security by giving workers one 
device for business and personal use, one number call access, and one voicemail 
message interface. Enterprise telephony features available with the dual mode 
solution include conferencing, transfer and extension dialing -- key 
capabilities that deliver productive communications for mobile workers. 
Security benefits include the ability to authenticate the Nokia Eseries device 
to a PBX, giving businesses greater control over wireless communications by 
allowing only authorized users to access company systems. 
"We're finding that more and more businesses are using mobile devices in their 
telephony evolution cycle to deal with an increasingly virtual workforce," said 
Nathan Dyer, Yankee Group senior analyst, Enterprise Mobility. "Apart from cost-savings, integrated Wi-Fi and cellular devices enable simplified management and 
greater enterprise control over wireless voice devices." 
The George Washington University Uses Dual Mode from Avaya on Nokia Eseries 
Business Devices to Gain Greater Accessibility and Productivity 
An organization that uses Avaya mobility solutions to keep employees connected 
wherever they go is The George Washington University (GW), the largest 
institution for higher learning in the nation's capital. GW uses Avaya mobility 
applications to help facilities managers, vice presidents and athletic 
department personnel remain accessible when they travel on or off campus. For 
instance, GW's basketball coaches use Avaya mobile applications for 24/7 one-number access while they are on the road. 
The university also uses the Avaya and Nokia dual mode solution, seeing it as 
part of their plan to bring greater reach and convenience to the university's 
mobile employees. It gives GW an easy way to communicate as they move about, 
and delivers cost-savings through Wi-Fi connectivity -- eliminating use of 
cellular carrier minutes while on premises. 
"I see dual mode communications as the logical evolution of mobility," says 
Bret Jones, The George Washington University's managing director of technology 
operations and engineering. "We have the same challenges of a corporation, 
dealing with a highly mobile workforce across 3 campus locations. Enabling 
employees to use one device to consistently handle communications across public 
and private wireless networks is a big benefit." 
"Embedding Avaya mobility applications with Nokia dual mode technology 
represents a core part of Avaya's vision of delivering Intelligent 
Communications to every worker, regardless of the network they're on," said 
Geoffrey Baird, Avaya vice president and general manager of Appliances, Mobile 
and Small Systems Division.  "This unifies a business' voice applications, 
devices and networks to simplify communications for enterprise users wherever 
they go.  Greater productivity and savings are just the beginning of the 
benefits gained with dual mode mobility." 
"Bringing the functionality of the IP PBX to mobile devices over cellular and 
Wi-Fi to employees both inside and outside the office is one of the ways 
mobility is transforming the way business is done," said Tom Furlong, vice 
president, Security & Mobile Connectivity, Nokia. "Working with a leading IP 
telephony provider like Avaya to extend their solutions to Nokia Eseries 
business devices is a key element to realizing the Nokia vision of connecting 
people using virtually any device over any network to any corporate application 
or data source." 
Getting Avaya one-X Mobile Dual Mode for Nokia Eseries business devices 
This dual mode solution is available now, and can be obtained by downloading 
the Avaya one-X Mobile Dual Mode application to the Nokia E60, Nokia E61 or 
Nokia E70. It requires Avaya Communication Manager software, Avaya SIP 
Enablement Services (SES) and an Avaya Extension to Cellular dual mode license. 
Avaya SES uses SIP to facilitate the registration of users, and enables the 
"handoff" functionality. 
In a prior agreement, Nokia and Avaya announced a joint alliance to deliver the 
Avaya one-X Mobile application to Nokia S60-based mobile devices. This new 
solution extends the joint alliance to dual mode technologies, with both 
vendors agreeing to cooperate on the marketing and selling of dual mode 
offerings. 
About Avaya 
Avaya delivers Intelligent Communications solutions that help companies 
transform their businesses to achieve marketplace advantage. More than 
1million businesses worldwide, including more than 90 percent of the FORTUNE 
500 (R), use Avaya solutions for IP Telephony, Unified Communications, Contact 
Centers and Communications Enabled Business Processes. Avaya Global Services 
provides comprehensive service and support for companies, small to large. For 
more information visit the Avaya Web site: http://www.avaya.com. 
For further information: Media Inquiries (U.S.), Jonathan Varman, +1-908-953-6432, jvarman@avaya.com, or Investor Relations (U.S.), Matt Booher, +1-908-953-7500, mbooher@avaya.com; Web Site: http://www.avaya.com 
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