Avaya unveils new IP Office
New version has improved collaboration, mobility features
Avaya has unveiled a new version of its Avaya IP Office 8.0, a unified communications (UC) solution for small and mid-size enterprises (SME).
The new version features a range of advancements for improving collaboration, including a comprehensive set of mobile capabilities that are designed to drive better team performance and keep mobile workers connected to their colleagues and customers.
"Today's IP Office release raises unified communications in small and mid-size enterprises to a whole new level, extending big business mobility to SME workers based anywhere, and helping SMEs gain these advanced capabilities in an accessible and cost-effective manner," said Nidal Abou-Ltaif, vice president Emerging Markets, Avaya.
The new mobility aplication for Avaya IP Office 8.0, called one-X Mobile Preferred for IP Office, is designed to enables users to access a comprehensive set of unified communications capabilities on Android-compatible devices now, and on iPhone devices in early 2012.
Key features of Avaya one-X Mobile Preferred for IP Office include a full multi-party conference management solution, which offers mobile users the ability to invite, view, mute and drop participants during a conference call.
The solution also includes integrated presence, designed to enable users to display availability status to co-workers via their mobile device and show specific times of availability; instant messaging with voice conference capabilities; geopresence, designed to display a users' location anywhere in the world; and visual voicemail, designed to allow users to see all of their business voicemails on their mobile device with date/time information.
Avaya's new one-X Mobile Preferred for IP Office application builds on the previously-available Essential Mobility solution for IP Office.
The Avaya IP Office 8.0 also offers new serverless collaboration capabilities delivered through an integrated unified communications module, called the Avaya C110 Unified Communications module.
This is designed to eliminate the need for an external server in IP Office implementations, helping to simplify deployment for partners, reduce installation times and decrease equipment costs.
Additionally, new desktop IP Office plug-ins embed communications into popular business productivity applications, providing a more convenient and quicker way for workers to communicate via their preferred application.