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Westell Going for Gold with Avaya DeveloperConnection Program

10-01-2007
  • Westell Joins Network Of Companies That Creates Innovative, IP-Enabled Intelligent Communications Applications

Westell Limited announced it has been selected by Avaya for gold membership in the Avaya DeveloperConnection program.

BASINGSTOKE, Hampshire - Westell Limited, the convergence migration specialist, today announces it has been selected by Avaya Inc., a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services, for gold membership in the Avaya DeveloperConnection program. The program will drive complementary solutions from Westell into the marketplace by using stringent interoperability testing to facilitate technical readiness of the offerings.

 

Avaya DeveloperConnection is part of the Avaya Global Partner Framework - a family of programs that recognize, support and reward partner companies, whilst allowing Avaya to broaden its market coverage and offer customers end-to-end solutions that address business challenges. The program promotes the development, compliance-testing and co-marketing of innovative third-party products that are compatible with standards-based Avaya solutions. Member organisations have expertise in intelligent business applications that deliver true value to a company's bottom line.

 

Members of the Avaya DeveloperConnection Program have created hundreds of innovative solutions, including natural language speech recognition applications, wireless services, specialized computer telephony integration and reporting capabilities, and applications tailored for specific vertical industries.

 

Gold-level members such as Westell develop products that are particularly complementary to Avaya's portfolio. They receive marketing and technical benefits and have self-service support available via the Avaya DeveloperConnection portal. In addition, members can test their products per Avaya DeveloperConnection guidelines to ensure reliable interoperability with specific Avaya products. Avaya provides technical assistance throughout the testing process.

 

"With the involvement of companies like Westell, 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 Avaya's EMEA regional director for the DeveloperConnection Program, David Sheldon.

 

Westell is the developer of IiQ 3000, a compact, rack-mounted unit that allows Internet protocol (IP) telephony systems with Q.931/QSIG network interfaces to connect to legacy digital private network signalling systems (DPNSS) without the need for additional development. Simple to configure and install, the IiQ 3000 preserves existing voice network call numbering plans, eliminating significant network management and administration costs and maintaining important DPNSS advanced supplementary services.

 

"We are thrilled to be involved in Avaya's DeveloperConnection Program and to be at the forefront of creating a new generation of innovative communication solutions by blending the complementary products, services and technologies from solution innovators and industry leaders around the globe," explains Westell Managing Director David McKeigue.

 

About Avaya
Avaya delivers Intelligent Communications solutions that help companies transform their businesses to achieve marketplace advantage. More than 1 million businesses worldwide, including more than 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500 , use Avaya solutions for IP Telephony, Unified Communications, Contact Centres and Communications-Enabled Business Processes. Avaya Global Services provides comprehensive service and support for companies, small to large. For more information visit the Avaya Web site: http://www.avaya.com. For more information on the Avaya DeveloperConnection Program, visit www.devconnectprogram.com.

 

About Westell
Westell Ltd, based in Basingstoke, Hampshire, manufactures a range of DPNSS (TDM) to IP converters and gateways for the convergence migration market. Westell Ltd's InterChange (iQ) convergence products enable an evolutionary migration to an IP network by providing a bridge between traditional voice networks and new IP networks. More information is available at www.westell.co.uk.

 

Westell Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Westell Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: WSTL), headquartered in Illinois, U.S. Westell Technologies is a Tier-1 provider of intelligent, carrier-class networking and broadband access products manufactured using a TL9000 registered quality management system. Westell offers high-speed broadband/DSL and voice over IP technology products for carriers, service providers and business enterprises around the world.

 

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