Avaya Brings Radvision Video Capabilities to Aura UC Solutions
Avaya officials are extending the video conferencing capabilities in its Aura UC platform through technology inherited from its Radvision acquisition.Avaya officials in May spent $230 million for video communications vendor Radvision with the hopes of meshing the video capabilities with its significant unified communications offerings. Those plans are beginning to take shape, with Avaya this week expanding the video collaboration capabilities of its UC solutions farther into the mobile space and to offer further integration with UC and video offerings from such companies as Cisco Systems, Polycom, LifeSize Communications and Microsoft. The new and enhanced offerings will help enterprises and smaller businesses that are becoming increasingly mobile, as more employees work away from the office and rely on their growing array of mobile devices—from smartphones to tablets to notebooks—in their working lives, according to Brett Shockey, senior vice president and general manager of applications and emerging technologies at Avaya. Companies that can adopt to the changing trends, including a more mobile workforce and bring your own device (BYOD), can find a competitive edge.
“Agile organizations that can react quickly to changing market conditions and customer needs are garnering a disproportional share of growth and profits,” Shockley said in a statement. “These organizations are advancing their communication and collaboration systems to drive these results. With the innovations announced today, Avaya is delivering on the promise of the real-time mobile enterprise, where organizations collaborate faster, to make smarter decisions and drive better business results.”