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More than 140 Avaya Partner Companies and Consultants AnnounceSupport for Company's Interoperable, Multivendor Approach toIntelligent Communications

05-02-2005

More than 140 independent software and hardware development firms, systems integrators, alliance partners and consultants have announced support for the interoperable, multivendor approach to Intelligent Communications announced by Avaya.More than 140 independent software and hardware development firms, systems integrators, alliance partners and consultants have announced support for the interoperable, multivendor approach to Intelligent Communications announced today by Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV), a leading global provider of business communications applications, services and systems.

As a first step toward Intelligent Communications, Avaya is creating an open applications environment, which will simplify and stimulate the design of new business communications applications.

Avaya strategic alliance partners and others supporting the company's strategy include AT&T, Extreme Networks®, HP, Juniper Networks and Polycom. These companies and many others work with Avaya to accelerate the creation and delivery of seamless communication solutions and to provide systems integration and consulting expertise for global organizations.

"We are seeing a strong growth in enterprises moving to converged IP networks," said Varun Nagaraj, vice president of product management for Extreme Networks. "There are two choices for end users, one being open converged networks that deliver the best possible technology, allowing customers to combine leading IP telephony and network solutions. The other choice is a closed approach from a single vendor that serves to lock out innovation, reduce choice and limit cost control."

Intelligent communications gives workers, customers and processes the ability to be linked to the right person, at the right time, by the right medium - voice, text and video - over any network. This right-time, right-choice communications gives businesses and workers increased agility through greater speed, responsiveness to customers and control.

Avaya is also leveraging its vast experience in technical innovation from Avaya Labs, committing 90 percent of its research and development investments to software for next-generation business communications applications to support this new roadmap.

In addition to strategic alliance partners, the more than 140 companies endorsing Avaya's open strategy include industry consultants and members of the Avaya DeveloperConnection program, an initiative to promote the development, compliance testing and co-marketing of innovative third-party applications that interoperate with standards-based Avaya solutions. Member organizations have expertise in a broad range of technologies-including IP telephony, contact centers and mobility applications-and have created hundreds of innovative solutions tested for Avaya compliance. These include natural language speech recognition applications, wireless services, specialized computer telephony integration and reporting capabilities, and applications tailored for specific vertical industries. As part of its new strategic roadmap, Avaya is simplifying the interfaces to its industry-leading communications software to make it even easier for developers to create solutions that work with different types of networks, devices and applications.

"Our open architecture makes it easy for our perse developer community and customers to write applications, using standard Application Protocol Interfaces, on top of our industry-leading IP Communications foundation," said Karyn Mashima, senior vice president, Strategy & Technology, Avaya. "This opens the gates for a flood of innovative, industry specific solutions that can help enterprises around the world embed secure, reliable communications capabilities into the very fabric of their business. The benefits for businesses and their employees are limitless, but we are already seeing solutions that provide higher levels of responsiveness to customers and more control over communications."

The companies announcing their support today for Avaya's approach to open standards include:

  • Accuvoice
  • Acme Packet, Inc.
  • ADTRAN
  • AGTI
  • Air Defense, Inc.
  • Allot Communications
  • Altitude Software
  • AMC Technology, LLC
  • Amcom Software, Inc.
  • American Communication Technologies, Inc.
  • AMTELCO
  • AnchorPoint
  • Argos Computing Systems, Inc.
  • ASA Solutions
  • ASC Telecom
  • AT&T
  • Audentify
  • Austin Logistics, Inc.
  • Avotus Corp.
  • Blackbird Professional Services
  • Braxtel Communications
  • CalAmp Corp.
  • Callmedia
  • CallScripter
  • Centergistic Solutions, Inc.
  • Centurion
  • CLEO
  • Codima Technologies
  • Communitech, Inc.
  • COMPUTER INSTRUMENTS, Inc.
  • Concord Communications, Inc.
  • Co-nexus Communication Systems, Inc.
  • Consistacom, Inc.
  • CTI Data Solutions
  • CyberPath
  • Dialogic Communications Corp.
  • digital dynamics software, Inc.
  • DuVoice Corporation
  • Enabling Technologies
  • Envision Telephony, Inc.
  • Epiphany, Inc.
  • etalk Corporation
  • Extreme Networks
  • Foretel
  • Foundry Networks
  • GN Netcom, Inc.
  • Gold Systems
  • Gryphon Networks Corporation
  • HP
  • HTI Voice Solutions
  • IEX Corporation
  • IgeaCare Systems, Inc.
  • Infoblox
  • Ingate Systems, Inc.
  • InteractCRM
  • Interactive Northwest, Inc.
  • Interactive Quality Services, Inc.
  • iVoice
  • Juniper Networks
  • Kentrox
  • LeadingC
  • Line4, Inc.
  • LiteScape Technologies
  • Lucent Technologies
  • Magnetic North Software
  • Maximum Network Solutions
  • Mercom Systems, Inc.
  • Meru Networks, Inc.
  • Metropolis Technologies
  • Microlink
  • Millenigence, Inc.
  • MindCTI
  • MTS
  • Multi-Tech Systems, Inc.
  • Mutare, Inc.
  • NetIQ
  • NetScout Systems, Inc.
  • Network General
  • Newfound Technologies
  • NICE Systems, Ltd.
  • NIKSUN, Inc.
  • Nuance Communications
  • numero
  • Oak Telecom
  • ObjectTel
  • ObjectWorld
  • O'Neal/Gaj Consulting, Don O'Neal
  • OnRelay
  • Onyx Software Corporation
  • Packeteer, Inc.
  • PadCom
  • Peribit Networks, Inc.
  • Polycom
  • Presence Technology
  • Queplix Corporation
  • RAD Data Communications, Ltd.
  • Real Soft
  • RedSky Technologies, Inc.
  • RightNow Technologies, Inc.
  • Scansoft
  • SBC
  • SDC
  • SecureLogix Corp.
  • Serviont Global Solutions, Inc.
  • SimpliCTI Software Solutions, Inc.
  • Spanlink Communications
  • Spectrum Corporation
  • Spescom Datavoice
  • Symon Communications, Inc.
  • synTelate
  • Syntora, Inc.
  • TantaComm Systems
  • Targus Info Systems
  • TASKE Technology Inc.
  • Tasman Networks, Inc.
  • Teleformix, LLC
  • Teleopti
  • Telephonetics
  • Telesoft Technolgies
  • The VIA Group
  • Tiger Communications
  • TISL
  • Trillant Corporation, William E. Koehler
  • TriVium
  • Twisted Pair Solutions, Inc.
  • Unimax Systems Corporation
  • Upstream Works Software, Ltd.
  • varetis
  • VarySys
  • Veramark Technologies, Inc.
  • Verint Systems, Inc.
  • Viecore, Inc.
  • Viola Networks
  • Vocera Communications, Inc.
  • Voice Print
  • VoIP Americas
  • WatchGuard
  • Weston Digital
  • Whitefeld, LLC
  • Witness Systems, Inc.
  • Xelor
  • XTEND Communications Corp.
  • Zeacom

 

For more information on new Avaya products please visit: www.avaya.com/media. Avaya solutions will be on display at Avaya Booth #639 at the Networld + Interop 2005 event being held in Las Vegas from May 2 through May 5.

NOTE: Avaya will host a global industry analyst and media teleconference call, Q&A session and Webcast to discuss this announcement at 11 am EDT (8 am PDT) on Monday, May 2, 2005. To ensure you are on the call from the start, we suggest you access the call 10-15 minutes early by dialing:

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 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

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