ORLANDO, FLORIDA: VoiceCon 2006 —Avaya Inc. (NYSE: AV), a leading global provider of business communications software, systems and services, has won the Best In VoiceCon® Award for Avaya one-X Quick Edition, an innovative Internet Protocol (IP) telephony solution for very small businesses and small branches of enterprises. Avaya one-X Quick Edition was selected by a vote of attendees at VoiceCon® 2006, the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise voice, IP Telephony and convergence in North America.
Avaya one-X Quick Edition is a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-based peer-to-peer solution that is simple to set up and use. All the software is in the phone. No need for a communications server or advanced installation skills. Simply plug the Avaya IP phones into the Local Area Network (LAN). The phones automatically "discover" each other, start-up their features, and provide back-up for one another. In minutes users have access to the most commonly used telephony applications, including voicemail, conferencing and auto-attendant. As an office grows, new employees can be added to the system by simply adding a new phone. "We congratulate Avaya for winning a second consecutive Best in VoiceCon Award," said Fred Knight, general manager, VoiceCon. "VoiceCon attracts top IT professionals from around the world, and it is an impressive accomplishment for Avaya one-X Quick Edition to impress these discerning technology experts."
Technology from Avaya's 2005 acquisition of Nimcat Networks was used in designing Avaya one-X Quick Edition. The solution meets the needs of small offices by providing a select group of popular communication features and functionality, without requiring detailed technical knowledge and expertise. It is ideally suited for very small business and standalone branch offices with less than 20 phones. In addition to Avaya IP phones, the solution offers a small gateway to gain access to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN).
"It is a tremendous honor to win this award by a vote of the IT professionals who attend VoiceCon, one of the industry’s most influential events," said Geoffrey Baird, Avaya vice president and general manager, Communication Appliances Division. "Very small businesses and branch offices have been looking for a way to enhance competitive advantage using sophisticated Intelligent Communications, without complex set-up and management requirements. We are very pleased to provide Avaya one-X Quick Edition, a solution that meets the unique needs of this important, growing market."
Avaya solutions, including Avaya one-X Quick Edition, were shown at VoiceCon 2006 in Kissimmee, FL, March 6 – 8. Also on display were Avaya’s industry-leading Avaya Modular Messaging and Unified Communication Center, solutions for unified messaging and speech access. These solutions, in use today by thousands of companies worldwide, illustrate the most up-to-date capabilities of Avaya SIP-based unified communications. For all information on Avaya's strategy, product and services announcements at the show, look at our virtual press kit at www.avaya.com/media
The solution is available now in North America and will be available globally later this year. To learn more about Avaya one-X Quick Edition, visit www.avaya.com
To learn more about how more than 100 forward-thinking companies from all over the world are already working with Avaya to use Intelligent Communications to gain a distinct competitive advantage, visit our world of possibilities at Inside Intelligence, www.avaya.com/intelligence
Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks for more than 1 million businesses worldwide, including over 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500®. Focused on businesses large to small, Avaya is a world leader in secure and reliable IP telephony systems and communications software applications and services.
Driving the convergence of voice and data communications with business applications – and distinguished by comprehensive worldwide services – Avaya helps customers leverage existing and new networks to achieve superior business results. For more information visit the Avaya website: http://www.avaya.com
VoiceCon®, now in its 16th year, is the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise voice, IP Telephony and convergence in North America. VoiceCon® brings decision makers together with the industry’s pioneering end users, vendors, and consultants to focus on the issues central to enterprise voice networks and the migration to IP telephony and convergence. As the momentum toward IP telephony and convergence has grown, VoiceCon has expanded to include two yearly shows: VoiceCon Spring 2006, taking place March 6-9 in Orlando, and VoiceCon Fall 2006, which will take place Aug. 21-24 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The VoiceCon Implementation Tour, which was launched in summer 2004, took place in New York on Oct. 26 and Chicago on Nov. 1. VoiceCon is also supported by VoIP Loop (www.voiploop.com
), a news, information and opinion site that features thought leaders in VoIP and enterprise IP Telephony and convergence; VoiceCon eNews, a weekly email newsletter that is distributed to approximately 23,000 subscribers; and the VoiceCon Webinar Series. For more information, visit www.voicecon.com
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