Avaya IP Office 9.0 Expands Collaboration Solutions for the Midmarket

Santa Clara, Calif. – Avaya today unveiled new software designed from the ground up to streamline the way midmarket companies collaborate and communicate. At the center of the Avaya’s strategy is Avaya IP Office 9.0, a single software platform for collaboration with highly flexible deployment options for companies up to 2,000 users that is capable of being deployed in as little as an hour1.
Today’s introduction is part of the $2.5B investment Avaya has made over the past six years to transform from a telecommunications provider to a software and services led company focused on delivering collaboration and communications solutions that are open, mobile and centered on the cloud.

 

  • Avaya IP Office 9.0 moves up to support 2,000 users in a single software platform capable of deploying in as little as one hour
  • Adds support for VMware® to increase choice of highly flexible deployment options
  • Delivers easy access to largest range of endpoints for anywhere working

Santa Clara, Calif. – Avaya today unveiled new software designed from the ground up to streamline the way midmarket companies collaborate and communicate.  At the center of the Avaya’s strategy is Avaya IP Office 9.0, a single software platform for collaboration with highly flexible deployment options for companies up to 2,000 users that is capable of being deployed in as little as an hour1
Today’s introduction is part of the $2.5B investment Avaya has made over the past six years to transform from a telecommunications provider to a software and services led company focused on delivering collaboration and communications solutions that are open, mobile and centered on the cloud. 
With over 12 million users already installed worldwide, Avaya IP Office now provides midmarket companies with a cost-effective, powerful platform for growth that delivers nearly 30% lower total cost of ownership compared to other solutions2. Through tightly woven integration, Avaya IP Office offers a seamless collaboration experience across voice, video, and mobility, providing end users with secure, easy access from their choice of devices.
Avaya IP Office 9.0 now offers:

  • Simplified, Increased Scale – Avaya IP Office 9.0 software easily and cost-effectively scales to 2,000 users (previously 1,000 users) at up to 32 locations, delivering exceptional value and low total cost of ownership.
  • Virtualization – IP Office 9.0 adds virtualized software running VMware vSphere 4.x or 5.x software. IP Office software can now run inside a virtual machine, on a dedicated server, an appliance, or a combination of these.  This adds flexibility while enabling customers to match the deployment method to their infrastructure plans and objectives.
  • Simplified Management – IP Office Web Manager for Server Edition provides a consolidated management view of a multi-site IP Office solution through a one-time log-in to a single URL. Web Manager allows access to a range of servers, along with solution-wide user management, and simplified management while enabling midmarket companies to reduce administrative overhead.
  • Support for the Enterprise Branch – IP Office 9.0 can cost-effectively support multiple branch office deployment options: standalone, independent branch or connected to the Avaya Aura® network in distributed and centralized branch modes while being managed by Avaya Aura System Manager.

Avaya’s collaboration solutions for midmarket companies make up one of the most comprehensive portfolios in the market for this segment. Avaya IP Office can be augmented with the following:

  • The Avaya Video Collaboration Solution for IP Office, which uniquely combines desktop, mobile, and HD room-based video collaboration in an affordable package.
  • Avaya Ethernet switches with unique automated provisioning capabilities that provide fast, secure, network connectivity and power to Avaya’s midmarket collaboration solution at price points lower than comparable solutions from other vendors.
  • Avaya Session Border Controller for comprehensive security for unified communications that also eliminate the need for mobile or remote workers to deal with VPN connections.

An Avaya IP Office midmarket collaboration solution supports the broadest range of end points – analog, digital, IP, and soft phones; PCs, Macs, Android and iOS smart phones and tablets.
Avaya IP Office is available now from Avaya Connect Channel Partners.
Supporting Quotes
“Many agree that the midmarket is an underserved market segment, yet few vendors actually build their products from the ground up for these customers. Avaya is one of the few vendors that understands the unique qualities of midsize businesses and has applied a large, dedicated team of resources entirely focused on empowering midsize companies with simple, effective and engaging collaboration.”
Gary E. Barnett, senior vice president and general manager, Collaboration, Avaya
“As a team of biomedical researchers with offices around the world, collaboration is a core function of our business. We need a solid, easy to manage solution that will grow with us and provide the high-quality, feature-richness that allows us to securely share detailed information with each other. For us, Avaya IP Office has been a great fit and one we expect will serve our needs for well into the future.”
Carlos S. del Castillo, manager, IT Infrastructure, Cell Signaling Technology
“We are a global company with several local offices in a fast-paced services industry. Our clients expect us to be highly responsive and that often means collaborating across geographies and time zones. Avaya IP Office gives us the scalability to do that and to quickly add new employees and offices when ramping up a new client or campaign. The integration of Scopia video conferencing has proven invaluable to our ability to be effective as a global team. Our Avaya channel partner, Charterhouse Voice & Data, really nailed it when they recommended the Avaya solution – they focused on the user experience first and foremost ensuring that the technology works as hard as we do to serve our clients.”
Alistair Roberts, head of IT, M&C Saatchi
Additional Resources
Avaya IP Office overview video 
What’s New in Avaya IP Office 9.0
Tags: Avaya, IP Office, midsize business, collaboration, unified communications, BYOD, virtualization, SMB, video conferencing, voice
About Avaya:
Avaya is a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, providing unified communications, contact centers, networking and related services to companies of all sizes around the world. For more information please visit
www.avaya.com.

LifeSize Unity Series

The LifeSize Unity Series combines best-in-class HD video, audio and presentation capabilities in a brilliantly optimized, integrated solution. Everything you need to conduct a high quality HD video conference comes packaged within the sleek, all-in-one solution, which is simple to deploy and intuitive to use.

The LifeSize Unity Series combines best-in-class HD video, audio and presentation capabilities in a brilliantly optimized, integrated solution. Everything you need to conduct a high quality HD video conference comes packaged within the sleek, all-in-one solution, which is simple to deploy and intuitive to use. With a choice of solutions that help facilitate effective collaboration sessions for anyone, in any size meeting room, the LifeSize Unity Series comprises the LifeSize Unity 50 (24” display), the LifeSize Unity 500 (40” display), the LifeSize Unity 1000 (single 55” display) and the LifeSize Unity 2000 (dual 55” displays).

Featuring name-based dialing, presence and search, the LifeSize Unity solutions ensure enthusiastic adoption of video conferencing through an intuitive, easy-to-use experience. Spend your valuable time collaborating, rather than learning complicated menus and commands.

LifeSize Unity Series offers HD video conferencing, crystal-clear audio-only calls and optimized presentation features so you can build stronger relationships with customers, partners and colleagues.

LifeSize Unity solutions were built with simplicity in mind. Each system can be set up by anyone with no IT assistance.

Each LifeSize Unity solution is easy to order and comes complete with everything you need to operate it, helping you eliminate the time spent trying to figure out which components to order and ensuring global consistency of your video conferencing deployment.

Because all LifeSize Unity solutions offer a fully integrated HD video, audio and presentation solution, which can be easily moved around for use in different rooms within your organization, your investment in your video conferencing solution will be significantly less than average. And with minimal IT support and facilities resources required, the LifeSize Unity solution offers a cost-effective alternative to traditional telepresence systems.

Comparison Table

Features LifeSize Unity 50 LifeSize Unity 500 LifeSize Unity 1000 LifeSize Unity 2000
Setting Ideal for executive offices, small workspaces, home offices Ideal for executive offices and small meeting rooms Ideal for large meeting spaces Ideal for boardrooms and large conference rooms
Display 1080p HD 24″ LED-LCD display 1080p 40″ high-contrast edge-lit LED HD display Single 1080p 55″ high-contrast edge-lit LED HD display Twin 1080p 55″ high-contrast edge-lit LED HD displays
Audio High-performance, high-output speakers for rich, crystal-clear audio Active, professional-studio-grade loudspeaker system Active, professional-studio-grade loudspeaker system Active, professional-studio-grade loudspeaker system
HD
Resolution
True HD quality 720p30 Full HD quality 1920x1080p30; 1280x720p60 Full HD quality 1920x1080p30; 1280x720p60 Full HD quality 1920x1080p30; 1280x720p60
System LifeSize Passport LifeSize Express 220 LifeSize Express 220 or LifeSize Room 220 LifeSize Express 220 or LifeSize Room 220
Phone N/A LifeSize Phone,2nd Generation LifeSize Phone,2nd Generation LifeSize Phone,2nd Generation
Assembly Two cables to plug in Set up by anyone; no IT assistance required Set up by anyone; no IT assistance required Set up by anyone; no IT assistance required

LifeSize Virtual Link

LifeSize Virtual Link enables you to share content from your computer during HD video calls without the need for a wired connection.Traditional data sharing during an HD video call is enabled over a DVI cable connection to your desktop or laptop. With LifeSize Virtual Link, you can share data during your HD video call from any LifeSize Unity 50, LifeSize Passport, LifeSize Passport Connect and LGExecutive, powered by LifeSize, without the interruption of swapping out DVI cables during your call.Any LifeSize user with a Windows PC or Mac can download the free LifeSize Virtual Link application and seamlessly share his or her desktop with remote participants through video calls from the LifeSize Unity 50, LifeSize Passport, LifeSize Passport Connect or LGExecutive, powered by LifeSize. The presenters do not even have to be in the same room as the video endpoint in order to share content over the network.

Simply complete the LifeSize Virtual Link Download form below to access your free download.

LifeSize Virtual Link’s clean and simple UI allows you to search for endpoints on your network and organize your favorites for recurring meetings. You can even view the status of each endpoint before starting your presentation.

LifeSize Passport Series

The LifeSize Passport series of solutions brings the highest quality in HD video conferencing to the palm of your hand. Ideal for individual offices, teleworkers and collaboration rooms, LifeSize Passport solutions enable you to stay connected anywhere, anytime. Easy to set up, connect and use, LifeSize Passport solutions have users communicating face to face with their colleagues, partners and customers who are also using LifeSize solutions.

About the Passport Series
The LifeSize Passport series of solutions brings the highest quality in HD video conferencing to the palm of your hand. Ideal for individual offices, teleworkers and collaboration rooms, LifeSize Passport solutions enable you to stay connected anywhere, anytime. Easy to set up, connect and use, LifeSize Passport solutions have users communicating face to face with their colleagues, partners and customers who are also using LifeSize solutions.

LifeSize Passport’s small form factor makes it the ideal True HD video conferencing system for the small meeting room or personal or home office. You can deploy video conferencing capabilities on a large scale to your employees who are working from remote offices at minimal expense. And with Skype™ interoperability, people worldwide on Skype will now be accessible from the LifeSize Passport directory, letting you connect to them with just one click. Collaborate via high quality, reliable video from any LifeSize Passport to any Skype-enabled PC and connect over audio to any mobile devices running Skype.

With LifeSize Passport you get true HD video quality—720p30—for natural, realistic interactions at only 1 Mbps over any Internet connection.

LifeSize Passport offers the flexibility of anywhere access in the palm of your hand. Natural, realistic interactions can occur over any Internet connection, and data, presentations and other content can be shared via LifeSize Virtual Link. Users can easily record and replay video messages via LifeSize UVC Video Center.

LifeSize Passport is qualified by Skype™ to work on the Skype platform. Individual offices, teleworkers and small to medium-sized businesses can stay connected easily with anyone using Skype around the world. People worldwide on Skype will now be accessible from the LifeSize Passport directory, letting you connect with just one click. Collaborate via high quality, reliable video and audio from LifeSize Passport to any Skype-enabled PC or Mac. Scalable and ready to grow with an organization as the need arises, LifeSize Passport is officially Microsoft® qualified with Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007 R2™ and fully interoperable with Microsoft® Lync™. LifeSize Passport has also received official Avaya® DevConnect Tested status, confirming that the solution offers comprehensive support for any and all Avaya Aura devices and infrastructure.

LifeSize Passport Connect
The LifeSize Passport Connect is a revolutionary HD video system optimized for cloud-based solutions. Shattering price barriers to broad adoption, it vastly simplifies deployment and user experience, minimizing total cost of ownership. LifeSize Passport Connect accelerates universal video collaboration and is ideal for telecommuters and remote offices.

The LifeSize Passport Connect is the first HD video system designed to work with cloud-based solutions, like LifeSize Connections, to provide seamless, real-time collaboration from the desktop to the meeting room. Together with LifeSize Connections, the LifeSize Passport Connect delivers a cloud-optimized video collaboration experience that keeps teleworkers and remote offices connected with meeting rooms in a simple-to-use, simple-to-deploy video collaboration solution.

The LifeSize Passport Connect is easy to set up, with only four cables to connect, and features auto-provisioning and seamless firewall traversal to promote rapid deployment.

The LifeSize Passport Connect user interface is intuitively designed with simple name-based dialing and search functionality, enabling instant communication for broad adoption.

LifeSize and Logitech collaborate to offer best-in-class camera technology with the highest quality HD video.
LGExecutive, powered by LifeSize
LGExecutive, powered by LifeSize, combines LifeSize HD video communications technology with an LG® monitor designed to maximize productivity, resulting in a video conferencing solution that is smart, simple and streamlined.

The LGExecutive brings the quality you’ve come to expect from a LifeSize HD video conferencing solution to a streamlined, simple, single unit that won’t take up any additional real estate in your office. Striving for display quality that matched LifeSize’s industry-leading video conferencing standards, LifeSize chose a 24-inch LG monitor that offers natural interaction right at your desk.

Enjoy an immersive HD video communications experience from your desk with a simple deployment—plug in a few cables and you are ready to go. The LGExecutive combines a video endpoint, camera, microphone and display to seamlessly connect with your existing video conferencing systems at the click of a mouse.

For executives and employees who need a system that will adjust to their needs, the LGExecutive streamlines daily activities like never before. Users can participate in an HD video call with colleagues, share presentations and data via LifeSize Virtual Link during the call, and then switch back to their PCs to finish their work. LGExecutive even transforms into a recording and playback device with LifeSize UVC Video Center when important messages must be shared both live and on demand.

The LGExecutive is interoperable with LifeSize Connections, enabling you to connect from a Mac or PC to a conference room.
LifeSize Virtual Link
LifeSize Virtual Link enables you to share content from your computer during HD video calls without the need for a wired connection.

Traditional data sharing during an HD video call is enabled over a DVI cable connection to your desktop or laptop. With LifeSize Virtual Link, you can share data during your HD video call from any LifeSize Unity 50, LifeSize Passport, LifeSize Passport Connect and LGExecutive, powered by LifeSize, without the interruption of swapping out DVI cables during your call.

Any LifeSize user with a Windows PC or Mac can download the free LifeSize Virtual Link application and seamlessly share his or her desktop with remote participants through video calls from the LifeSize Unity 50, LifeSize Passport, LifeSize Passport Connect or LGExecutive, powered by LifeSize. The presenters do not even have to be in the same room as the video endpoint in order to share content over the network.

Simply complete the LifeSize Virtual Link Download form below to access your free download.

LifeSize Virtual Link’s clean and simple UI allows you to search for endpoints on your network and organize your favorites for recurring meetings. You can even view the status of each endpoint before starting your presentation.