With more organisations embracing mobility in the workplace, Avaya has recently brought to the market easy-to-use unified communication solutions that can work with existing video conferencing solutions.
Avaya said its new comprehensive video collaboration solutions can work anywhere using desktop or mobile computers, tablet computers and smartphones with voice, video or Web capabilities.
The solutions include conferencing platform, mobile applications, desktop and room conferencing systems, interface, and integration software.
The new open and standards-based solutions are leveraging on Avaya's recent acquisition of Radvision. The US$230 million acquisition included Radvision's portfolio of video conferencing technologies over IP and wireless networks.
Avaya said that the acquisition has strengthened its position in offering affordable and interoperable video conferencing solutions and in the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) market.
The Radvision solutions enable mobile enterprises and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) alike to lower their total cost of ownership (TCO) of unified collaboration tools while protecting existing investments in video conferencing solutions.
The recently announced solutions include the Avaya Aura Conferencing and Avaya Flare Experience, which add video collaboration capabilities from any PC, tablet or smartphone.
Also included in the announcement are the Scopia XT5000 room system, the Scopia XT Executive 240 executive desktop video conferencing system, and the Scopia Management System, a browser-based interface for easy management of video collaboration from any device.
The Scopia XT5000 is a flagship Radvision product in the Scopia series. An affordable and all-in-one room-based system, it now supports integration with Avaya IP Office.
The Scopia XT Executive 240 is an affordable desktop solution with high definition live video and content sharing capabilities.
The Scopia systems work with the Scopia Mobile app which has recently been expanded to include support for Android, in addition to support for Apple mobile devices (iPhones and iPads).
The Scopia TIP Gateway supports large enterprise users with its three-screen support for audio, video and data sharing in a Cisco telepresence environment. Avaya said the gateway is fully interoperable with standards-based telepresence systems, including those from LifeSize, Polycom, and Tandberg.
Avaya also announced client applications for integration with Microsoft Lync, Outlook and Office for point-to-point and point-to-multi-point communications and interoperability with multi-vendor video conferencing solutions from other video conferencing vendors.
Avaya said these new solutions help organisations collaborate faster in real time to help them make smarter decisions to drive their desired business results.
"Agile organisations that can react quickly to changing market conditions and customer needs are garnering a disproportional share of growth and profits. These organisations are advancing their communication and collaboration systems to drive these results," said Brett Shockley, senior vice president and general manager, Applications & Emerging Technologies, Avaya.
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