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NexTone Moves Up to Platinum Level Membership in Avaya DeveloperConnection Program

  • Network of companies creates innovative, IP-enabled Intelligent Communications applications that extend the value of multivendor networks

NexTone announced it has been selected by Avaya for Platinum membership in the Avaya DeveloperConnection program.

GAITHERSBURG, Maryland - NexTone®, a leader in intelligent and scalable session management solutions for Internet protocol (IP) and IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) network interconnects, today announced it has been selected by Avaya Inc. (NYSE: AV), a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services, for Platinum membership in the Avaya DeveloperConnection program. Platinum is the highest level of membership available.


NexTone is the developer of the NexTone IntelliConnect™ System, which includes: the NexTone SBC, a standalone session border controller for securing enterprise voice over IP (VoIP) interconnects; the NexTone MSX, a multiprotocol session exchange platform for interconnecting SIP and H.323 networks; and the NexTone Real-Time Session Manager, which allows customers to dynamically manage and optimize their services from the network core.


The NexTone IntelliConnect System interoperates with Avaya's suite of enterprise Internet telephony products, including Avaya Communication Manager, the Avaya SIP Enablement Server and Avaya Meeting Exchange, to deliver high-quality, secure, and cost-effective business SIP trunking services that replace costly ISDN trunks. As a result, enterprises have end-to-end visibility across networks and can more effectively support flexible IP communications services. NexTone has published a white paper discussing session management and SIP trunking that is available on their website:


NexTone will be exhibiting in Avaya's Partner Pavilion at Spring VoiceCon 2007, March 5-8 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida. The goal for VoiceCon is to help enterprises make the best decisions possible about IP telephony platforms and converged networks.


The Avaya DeveloperConnection program promotes the development, compliance-testing and co-marketing of innovative third-party products that are compatible with standards-based Avaya solutions. Member organizations have expertise in a broad range of technologies – including IP telephony, contact centers and mobility applications – helping companies extend the value of multivendor networks and transform voice into an intelligent business application that delivers true value to the bottom line. 


"Since becoming a member of Avaya's DeveloperConnection program we've seen true integration between our products, which has created significant opportunities to jointly service Fortune 1000 enterprises," said Larry Schessel, vice president, enterprise market for NexTone. "Building on Avaya resources and working more closely with the company, we can deliver business SIP trunking solutions that support the growing demand for VoIP, fixed mobile convergence and multimedia services. Together we bring centralized session awareness to an enterprise network and enable secure, multisided, intra- and inter-enterprise voice and multimedia communications."


The Avaya DeveloperConnection program currently includes thousands of software and hardware developer companies, integrators, service providers and customers. Members have created a wide range of innovative solutions tested for Avaya compliance, including natural language speech recognition applications, wireless services, specialized computer telephony integration and reporting capabilities, and applications tailored for specific vertical industries.


There are three levels of membership in the program – Registered, Gold and Platinum – each entailing progressive levels of marketing and sales involvement. Free Registered membership is available to anyone interested in designing Avaya-compatible solutions. Higher-level Gold and Platinum members must meet rigorous Avaya criteria for customer satisfaction, product support, business operations, marketing and sales. NexTone is a Platinum member of the Avaya DeveloperConnection program.


"With the involvement of companies like NexTone, our Avaya developer community has become a catalyst for rapid innovation -  creating multivendor applications that help enterprises around the world unleash powerful new possibilities for operating more efficiently and effectively," said Eric Rossman, vice president, developer relations and technical alliances, Avaya. "We help businesses embed secure, reliable Intelligent Communications into the very fabric of their organization so employees and customers have ready access to information regardless of where they are and how they prefer to communicate."


Membership information and a listing of solutions developed and tested under the DeveloperConnection program are available at


About Avaya
Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks for more than 1 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 website:


About NexTone
NexTone™ develops intelligent session management and interconnect systems for enterprises and for service providers who want to rapidly expand their reach and accelerate VoIP and multimedia revenues. NexTone's IntelliConnect System provides the visibility and intelligence needed to exchange, optimize, secure and bill for voice and multimedia sessions flowing across perse IP and IMS network boundaries. More than 550 service providers and enterprises worldwide use NexTone's IntelliConnect System to manage technical complexities, optimize business economics and remove partnership hurdles. 


NexTone is a recipient of the Maryland Technology Champions Awards for 2006. The company ranks number one in Deloitte's 2006 Technology Fast 50 Program for Maryland, and is one of the Top 50 companies for Deloitte's 2006 Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in North America. NexTone is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, with domestic and international offices worldwide. For more information, visit


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