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Avaya Developer

06-16-2003

Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV) a leading global provider of communicationsnetworks and services for businesses, today announced its AvayaDeveloper

Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV) a leading global provider of communicationsnetworks and services for businesses, today announced its AvayaDeveloperConnection Program has expanded to include the AsiaPacific region. The Avaya DeveloperConnection Programprovides marketing and sales support, development tools and systemcompliance testing for independent software developers andthird-party infrastructure vendors that offer integrated solutionsfor Avaya enterprise network systems and applications. The programcurrently serves more than 160 members worldwide.

"Avaya solutions are built on open industry standards in orderto integrate easily with other market-leading business solutions,"said Rosemary Durand, Regional Director Product Management, AvayaAsia Pacific. "Solutions such as those within the AvayaMultiVantage™ Communications Applications portfolio targeted forTelephony, Contact Centers Messaging and Unified Communicationenable companies in Asia Pacific to take advantage of a widevariety of innovations in the marketplace, today and in thefuture."

Avaya DeveloperConnection Program solutions are selectedand qualified carefully to add value to the Avaya portfolio byoffering technological excellence and the ability to address marketdemands and customer requirements. Program members represent abroad range of technologies that meet growing business needs formobility, efficiency and enhanced customer care. Solution offeringsinclude natural language speech recognition, wireless services andspecialized computer telephony integration and reportingcapabilities for specific industries.

The Avaya program offers membership at four levels:

  • Select Members
    Select Members typically do not have a product to offer Avayacustomers immediately, but are interested in developing a productthat is interoperable with Avaya platforms. Select Members haveaccess to select online Software Development Toolkits (SDKs), andare provided limited technical assistance to support theirdevelopment effort.
  • Innovator Members
    Innovator Members currently have a product to offer Avayacustomers, or have developed products that interface with one ormore Avaya solutions. These members test their products accordingto Avaya DeveloperConnection guidelines for reliableinteroperability with specific versions of Avaya product families.Basic co-marketing opportunities and technical assistance are alsoavailable.
  • Premier Members
    Premier Members offer products that undergo custom-tailoredcompliance testing. Co-marketing programs and focused salesstrategies are developed to support long-term goals.
  • Strategic Members
    Strategic Members are industry leaders that are invited toparticipate in extensive go-to-market initiatives with Avaya.


Members develop solutions that integrate with Avaya platformsand applications, including) Avaya MultiVantage™ CommunicationsApplications, Avaya Integrated Management, Avaya IP Office, andConverged Infrastructure Solutions. For more information about theAvaya DeveloperConnection Program, or to apply formembership, please visit http://www.devconnectprogram.com.

"SpeechWorks has been a member of the DeveloperConnectionProgram since its inception," said Arthur Goh, General Manager forAsia Pacific, SpeechWorks, a global leader in speech technologiesand services and a Premier Member of the AvayaDeveloperConnection Program. "We're pleased to see theprogram expand into the Asia Pacific region. This will enable ourcompanies to deliver more effective regional sales and marketingsupport for SpeechWorks' OpenSpeech™ product line, Speechify™text-to-speech, SpeechSecure™ speaker verification and SpeakFreely™technologies that are fully integrated into Avaya's product suiteand available through business partners in Australia, GreaterChina, Korea, Japan and Singapore."

About SpeechWorks
Organizations around the world trust SpeechWorks (Nasdaq: SPWX) tomanage their customer conversations. As a leading provider ofspeech technologies and services, SpeechWorks helps companiescreate and implement unique Speech Strategies that ensure maximumfinancial return and the highest levels of caller satisfaction. TheCompany provides speech recognition, text-to-speech (TTS) andspeaker verification for network and embedded environments,including new multimodal devices with both an audio interface andvisual display. SpeechWorks' customers include carriers,corporations and government organizations such as China YellowPages, Credit Union Australia, Microsoft, Singapore Post andSingapore Telecom. For more information, please call SpeechWorksSingapore at (65) 6337 1234 or visit www.speechworks.com.

OpenSpeech, Speechify, SpeechSecure and SpeakFreely aretrademarks of SpeechWorks International, Inc. in the United Statesand other countries. All other trademarks are the property of theirrespective owners.

About Avaya
Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks formore than 1 million businesses worldwide, including 90 percent ofthe FORTUNE 500®. Focused on businesses large to small, Avaya is aworld leader in secure and reliable Internet Protocol (IP)telephony systems and communications software applications andservices.

Driving the convergence of voice and data communications withbusiness applications — and distinguished by comprehensiveworldwide services — Avaya helps customers leverage existing andnew networks to achieve superior business results. For moreinformation visit the Avaya Web site: http://www.avaya.com

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