Avaya has taken the wraps off of the Avaya Video Collaboration Solution for IP Office, a video collaboration solution designed specifically for the small and midsize enterprise segment (SME).
Because it’s part of the Avaya IP Office unified communications solution for SMEs, Avaya channel partners can offer a common dial plan with Avaya IP Office Version 8.1, a “virtual conference room” for up to eight participants with click-to-join capabilities from any standards-based room system, desktop or mobile device, desktop and mobile video clients for PCs, Macs, Apple iOS and Android devices, and automatic firewall traversal so that SMEs can engage with participants outside their network.
“Small and medium-sized businesses are looking to enhance productivity and improve their capabilities in an increasingly competitive marketplace,” said Ray Boggs, vice president of small and medium business research at IDC. “Video collaboration advances both of these goals by helping streamline internal discussions and strengthening external relationships with partners, suppliers, and customers. The challenge has been in finding an affordable solution with enterprise-grade capabilities, one that can also ‘play well with others’ to work effectively in diverse environments. The Avaya solution addresses these key SME needs while also providing the platform delivery preferred, whether through a mobile device, PC desktop, or high-definition conference room solution. Firms can extend video to outsiders with relative ease plus insure that the video resources can be they invest in today will be able to grow with them to continue adding value tomorrow.”