Increases Productivity of Mobile Workers
- Fixed Mobile Convergence Solution Enables 'One-Touch' Handoff of Calls
Between Enterprise Wi-Fi and Public Cellular Networks
- Avaya Solution Enables George Washington University Employees to Use a
Single Mobile Device for their Enterprise Communications Needs
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
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Investor Relations (U.S.), Matt Booher, +1-908-953-7500, email@example.com; Web Site: http://www.avaya.com
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