Avaya unveils IP Office 7.0 for SMB's

Avaya, recently unveiled its new communications solution Avaya IP Office 7.0 targeting the Small and Medium Businesses in the Middle East region.

Avaya IP Office 7.0 completes the integration of Nortel Enterprise Solutions (NES) IP and digital phones into its IP Office platform. This integration now enables approximately 14 million NES users to gain Avaya IP Office’s collaboration capabilities, and can drive 40 to 60 percent in savings for NES customers by enabling them to retain existing phones when upgrading to Avaya IP Office. This upgrade can be accelerated and simplified by a new Data Migration Tool that lets partners transfer a business’ existing data (i.e. voicemails, phone extensions) to their new systems, maintaining productivity without interruption.

Khalid Khan, SME & Alliance Manager-MENA, Avaya, said, “As the economy shifts into a higher gear, today’s small and medium businesses need the best tools available to collaborate and compete effectively. Avaya IP Office 7.0 represents the pinnacle of advanced communications in this market, providing vast unified communications capabilities, with a focus on simplicity and savings.”

Avaya IP Office 7.0 also delivers an expanded portfolio of devices for multimedia collaboration, including sophisticated new colour touchscreen desktop phones that let users scroll through contacts or manage visual voicemail at the touch of a finger. Additionally, new conference room phones offer patented wide-band audio, call recording via SD card, and fast USB connectivity to a laptop for temporary set-ups. These are part of a portfolio that offers a range of advanced communications, such as HD videoconferencing via desktop PC with no added equipment required.

Avaya also shared its vision for a hybrid cloud approach to small and medium communications, which places Avaya IP Office on premise, while enabling select applications to be hosted ‘in the cloud’ on a partner network. This capability will allow more flexible use and faster deployments of Avaya’s latest collaboration applications.