Avaya Drives the Industry's Most Comprehensive, Easy to Use

Avaya Drives the Industry's Most Comprehensive, Easy to Use Video
Collaboration Solutions for the Mobile Enterprise 
SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/12/12 -- 


 
--  Provides 'no drama' video solutions designed for simplicity and mobile
    collaboration
--  Delivers affordable, high performance video collaboration solutions
    for SMEs and Enterprises
--  Features integration and interoperability with Avaya and multi-vendor
    video conferencing platforms enabling streamlined, open collaboration

  
Avaya Evolutions -- Avaya today announced the next wave of innovation
to its unified communications and collaboration portfolio with a
family of people-centric video solutions for the mobile enterprise.
Featuring new and expanded capabilities, Avaya's video collaboration
solutions deliver easy access to a comprehensive set of video
capabilities for face to face collaboration from the broadest range
of mobile consumer devices, desktop and room-based systems.  
Avaya's highly flexible, affordable video collaboration
infrastructure, applications and clients are solidly differentiated
by their simplicity, performance, scalability and broad
interoperability with multi-vendor video conferencing solutions and
devices. Building on Avaya's acquisition of Radvision in June, 2012,
these open, standards-based solutions deliver low total cost of
ownership and allow customers to protect existing investments in
unified communications and video conferencing while evolving to
next-generation, real-time collaboration.  
With today's announcements, Avaya offers new video collaboration
capabilities to enterprises and SMEs with the following:  


 
--  Avaya Aura(R) Conferencingwith Avaya Flare(R) Experience 1.1
    adds video collaboration capabilities to enable unified voice, video
    and web collaboration from anywhere using PCs, tablets, and
    smartphones. Avaya Aura Conferencing supports up to 7,500 concurrent
    sessions -- or up to 75,000 users -- on a distributed SVC(i)-based
    switched video architecture that delivers very high quality, high
    scale video collaboration that utilizes up to 25 percent less
    bandwidth than solutions from other vendors.
--  Scopia XT5000 room system now offers an embedded four or nine-port
    MCU(ii) and SIP integrati
on with Avaya IP Office. An affordable,
    all-in-one, room-based system, the XT5000 also offers an optional
    package for SMEs and workgroups that provides both Scopia Desktop and
    Scopia Mobile.
--  Scopia Mobile expands to Android(TM) devices in addition to Apple
    iPhones and iPad tablets and is a free download from the Google Play
    and Apple App stores. Scopia Mobile was the first standards-based
    mobile video application to enable HD video conferencing, data
    collaboration with review capabilities, conference call control,
    moderation, and administration through an intuitive user interface.
--  Scopia XT Executive 240 Desktop is an all-new high performance,
    executive desktop video conferencing system with an optional embedded
    MCU. The XT Executive 240 will be the industry's most affordable,
    desktop system offering simultaneous high definition live video and
    content sharing utilizing H.264 SVC and H.264 High Profile for
    quality, high scalability and bandwidth efficiency.
--  Scopia TIP Gateway enables three-screen support for audio, video and
    data-sharing in a Cisco telepresence environment. The Scopia TIP
    Gateway supports large enterprise customers with existing telepresence
    suites as well as service providers offering telepresence exchange
    networks. The solution rounds out Avaya's ability to fully
    interoperate with all standards-based telepresence systems including
    those from LifeSize, Polycom, and Tandberg.
--  Scopia Management System now features a simple browser-based interface
    for easy management of a video collaboration deployment from PCs,
    Macs, smartphones and tablets. The interface incorporates Google Maps
    providing a global geographic view of the collaboration topology along
    with additional enhancements such as multi-tenancy, concierge
    services, and massive scalability of up to 400,000 users for service
    providers and large enterprises.
--  Avaya Client Applications with Microsoft Lync, Outlook and Office
    integration utilizes Avaya Aura(R) to provide point-to-point and
    point-to-multi-point communications and interoperability with
    multi-vendor video conferencing solutions, including those from
    Avaya-Radvision, LifeSize and Polycom. Avaya Client Applications is a
    portfolio of plug-ins for real-time collaboration from Microsoft
    desktop applications such as Lync/OCS, Office, Internet Explorer and
    Dynamics (CRM) as well as from IBM Sametime and Salesforce.com (CRM).

  
Avaya Aura Conferencing, Avaya Flare Experience and the Scopia
enterprise solutions are supported by or interoperable with Avaya
Aura, the company's open, standards-based platform for real-time
collaboration. Avaya recently announced Avaya Aura Virtual
Environment (Avaya Aura VE), which enables Avaya Aura unified
communications and contact center applications to run on VMware(R)
virtualization solutions. Avaya Aura VE allows enterprises to
accelerate deployment of mobile collaboration applications across
their organization, including those announced today.  
Quotes
 "At
Talon Air, we rely on Avaya IP Office for effective and efficient
communications. Video conferencing has increasingly become an
important part of our day-to-day operations. I can collaborate with
my employees regardless of where I am -- even at 30,000 feet above
ground. Now, with the direct integration of the Scopia XT5000 SMB and
Avaya IP Office, our communications are more streamlined than ever
before. The combination of Avaya and Radvision has definitely helped
us achieve our business goals."
 --Adam Katz, CEO, Talon Air  
"In our industry, reliable communication is mission-critical, and
Avaya and Radvision play an integral role in our real-time
communication strategy. We're delighted to see these two companies,
both of which have demonstrated a clear commitment to high-quality,
open standards, and interoperability come together as one. Video
conferencing plays a key role in our R-TeleMed program, and the
promise of a fully integrated voice, video and data offering will
simplify our IT decisions moving forward." 
 --Kirk Gillis, Vice
President, Renown Health 
"The Avaya Flare Experience Cloud Service has just been launched by
Orix in Japan this week. As one of the world's first to provide Avaya
Flare Experience as a cloud based offer, the service enables
employees to easily engage in video, web an audio collaboration
sessions from anywhere, whenever its needed with the flexibility
required by mobile enterprises." 
 --Masayuki Okamoto, President,
ORIX Rentec 
"The combination of Avaya and Radvision is offering immediate
benefits to customers and the partner community alike. The newest
enhancements to its Scopia video conferencing solution will help
address market needs across the board -- from SMEs to large and
service provider customers. The integration of the Scopia XT5000 -- a
system that is already in a class of its own -- with Avaya IP Office
demonstrated the company's commitment to delivering fully integrated
unified communications and collaboration to the marketplace." 
--Roopam Jain, Industry Director, Conferencing & Collaboration, Frost
& Sullivan  
"Agile organizations that can react quickly to changing ma
rket
conditions and customer needs are garnering a disproportional share
of growth and profits. These organizations are advancing their
communication and collaboration systems to drive these results. With
the innovations announced today, Avaya is delivering on the promise
of the real-time mobile enterprise, where organizations collaborate
faster, to make smarter decisions and drive better business
results."
 --Brett Shockley, Senior Vice President and GM,
Applications & Emerging Technologies, Avaya 
Additional Resources
 Avaya Video Collaboration Solutions for
Enterprises
 Avaya Video Collaboration Solutions Media Kit
(whitepapers, fact sheets videos, photos, etc)  
Tags: Avaya, Radvision, Avaya Aura, Scopia, business collaboration,
unified communications, video conferencing, business communications,
mobile collaboration, video collaboration conferencing 
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(i) Scalable video coding (SVC) -- an industry standard that helps
ensure a quality experience while managing packet loss to reduce the
bandwidth required.  
(ii) MCU = Multipoint Conferencing Unit, the bridge that enables
multiple people to participate in a video conference 
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