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Avaya to Showcase End-to-End Converged Networking Solutions withExtreme Networks at NetWorld+Interop Las Vegas 2004

05-05-2004
  • Avaya and alliance partner Extreme Networks will exhibit together at N+I booth #1425; Avaya and Extreme to provide IP telephony communications solutions for show's eNet network; N+I iLab will include Avaya SIP applications in interoperability demonstration

Avaya joins Extreme Networks at NetWorld+Interop Las Vegas 2004 to demonstrate how businesses benefit from integrated end-to-end converged voice and data network solutions.

Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV), a leading provider of communications networks and services for businesses, joins Extreme Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR), a leader in Ethernet broadband networking solutions, at NetWorld+Interop Las Vegas 2004 to demonstrate how businesses benefit from integrated end-to-end converged voice and data network solutions. Building on momentum generated by the alliance between the two companies, Avaya will highlight technology enhancements, service offerings and new applications that help companies take advantage of the efficiencies and advanced capabilities of Internet Protocol (IP) communications solutions from Avaya and Extreme. NetWorld+Interop takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, May 9-14, 2004.

This year's show will focus on Enterprise Collaboration and Voice over IP (VoIP). For the second consecutive year, Avaya will provide IP telephony communications systems and applications for eNet, the official NetWorld+Interop show network. In addition, Avaya Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) solutions will be featured in the show's popular iLab initiative sponsored by Network World, which will focus this year on "VoIP using SIP." Demonstrating interoperability of SIP-enabled VoIP systems and applications, the iLab will offer conference attendees an in-depth view of communications and collaboration technologies enabled by SIP.

Three Avaya solution areas will be displayed in booth #1425 from May 11-13, 2004:

  • Network Management - Avaya will demonstrate integrated interfaces for streamlined management of end-to-end converged network solutions from Avaya and Extreme. In addition, next-generation proactive network monitoring technology from Avaya Labs will illustrate how consistent monitoring and assessment can help companies optimize the functioning of IP telephony networks.
  • Avaya Global Services - Avaya maintenance and management services for integrated networks from Avaya and Extreme will be introduced. Security and Business Continuity Consulting practices will be featured along with Avaya ExpertNet assessment tools that assist businesses in evaluating IP network readiness.
  • Future Technologies Demonstration - Avaya will preview an integrated video softphone currently under development in alliance with PolyCom, the world's leader in video and voice conferencing, conference bridges, and integrated web collaboration solutions.

Avaya executives will speak at the following NetWorld+Interop sessions:

  • Creating Business Value with IT: Disruptive Customer Value Linked to IT Business Transformation - Tom Lesica, Avaya group vice president, Global Information Technology and Business Operations, will discuss how the role of IT is changing from a tactical function to an integral partner in the design and execution of competitive long-term business strategies. When: Sunday, May 9, 2004, 9:00 a.m.
  • Grill the IP Vendors - Micky Tsui, Avaya vice president, Enterprise Communications Group, will represent Avaya in a lively discussion of current issues and future trends in IP telephony. When: Tuesday, May 11, 2:45 p.m.

"Enterprise IP telephony has moved into the mainstream as one of the most significant technologies of our time," said Tsui. "Beyond cost efficiencies, companies are migrating to IP telephony because of the ability to create new business models that link employees across locations. Whether they're working in a branch office, at home, or on the road, employees can readily access advanced communications capabilities based on VoIP, SIP and Presence, driving new levels of mobility, collaboration and productivity throughout an enterprise."

About Avaya
Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks for more than one million businesses worldwide, including over 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500®. Focused on businesses large to small, Avaya is a world leader in secure and reliable Internet Protocol (IP) telephony systems and communications software applications and services.

Driving the convergence of voice and data communications with business applications - and distinguished by comprehensive worldwide services - Avaya helps customers leverage existing and new networks to achieve superior business results. For more information visit the Avaya Web site: http://www.avaya.com

About Extreme Networks, Inc.
Extreme Networks delivers the most effective applications and services infrastructure by creating networks that are faster, less complex and more cost-effective. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., Extreme Networks sells its awarding-winning switching solutions in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.extremenetworks.com.

About NetWorldSM+Interop®
Part of the MediaLive International, Inc. family of global brands, NetWorldSM+Interop® is the leading destination for networking technology buyers and sellers. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique eNet and iLabs programs, NetWorldSM+Interop® provides the industry's only platform for collaboration, communication and commerce for the end-to-end network. NetWorldSM+Interop® Las Vegas 2004 will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, May 9-12, 2004. For more information about the event, please visit www.interop.com.

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