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Avaya Releases New Version of Multimodal Conferencing Solution

August 07, 2012

Avaya is debuting its latest addition to the videoconferencing market, a revamp of its existing conferencing solution. Avaya Aura Conferencing 7.0, a multi-modal conferencing solution, is being joined by Avaya Flare Experience for Apple iPad tablets and Microsoft Windows-based PCs and laptops, along with the company's new Avaya Aura unified communications platform and expanded mobility for the Avaya Communication Server 1000 (CS1000). The Basking Ridge, New Jersey-based company announced the new upgrades this week.

Avaya's Aura Conferencing 7.0 solution enables session-based, unified voice and Web collaboration from anywhere using desktop computers, tablets and smartphones. Supported by the open, standards-based SIP architecture of Avaya Aura 6.2, Avaya Aura Conferencing 7.0 provides the high-performance, high scalability and security required by enterprises while enabling the flexibility needed for mobile collaboration and BYOD environments, said the company in a press release.

The new solution offers customers “one-stop access” from the collaboration user interface of the Avaya Flare Experience on Apple iPad tablets and Microsoft Windows-based PCs or laptops, for communications and multimodal collaboration, voice, document sharing, IM/presence, e-mail and consolidated corporate and personal directories. A collaboration agent client that makes it easy for participants to collaborate using any Web browser or iPhone, and that works seamlessly with the Avaya Flare Experience clients on iPad tablets and Windows desktops and laptops. The solution is capable of scaling to handle 7,500 active conferencing sessions.

Avaya Aura Conferencing 7.0 is available for $140 per user with the Collaboration Agent browser interface and for $190 per user with the addition of Avaya Flare Experience for Windows operating systems and iPad tablets. The collaboration solution is supported by the newest version of Avaya Aura (6.2) and can connect to either Avaya Aura Communication Manager or Avaya CS 1000 system, said the company.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman