Avaya launches new multi-modal conferencing solution

Telecom Lead India: Business communications and
collaboration systems provider Avaya has launched Aura Conferencing 7.0.

The company’s new multi-modal conferencing solution
enables session-based, unified voice and web collaboration from anywhere using
desktop Macs or PCs, tablets, and smartphones.

The company also launched Avaya Flare Experience for Apple
iPad tablets and Microsoft Windows-based PCs and laptops, along with a new
version of its Avaya Aura unified communications platform and expanded mobility
for the Avaya Communication Server 1000 (CS1000).

Avaya claims that the Avaya Aura Conferencing 7.0
provides the high-performance, high scalability and security required by
enterprises while enabling the flexibility needed for mobile collaboration and
BYOD environments.

Users can ensure one-stop access from the intuitive,
collaboration user interface of the Avaya Flare Experience on Apple iPad
tablets and Microsoft Windows PCs or laptops, for communications and multimodal
collaboration, voice, document sharing, IM/presence, email and consolidated
corporate and personal directories.

A zero-install, Collaboration Agent client makes it easy
for participants to collaborate using any Web browser or iPhone.

Visual and contextual controls help eliminate most or all
of the typical disruptions of traditional conference sessions, such as
announcing or identifying attendees, background noise, speaker identification,

Enterprises will benefit as it offers scalability to
handle 7,500 active conferencing sessions supporting workers located virtually
anywhere to eliminate or reduce the cost of outside services.

Avaya Aura Conferencing 7.0 is available for $140 per
user with the Collaboration Agent browser interface and for $190 per user with
the addition of Avaya Flare Experience for Windows operating systems and iPad

Deepa Kurup, assistant director of Network Operations,
University of South Florida, said there are many things we like about
Conferencing 7.0 with Avaya Flare Experience. It’s easy to swipe contacts into
the spotlight for a conference, and to share all kinds of content with people
and partners so they have complete understanding.

He added that it’s great that speech and web-conferencing
can be done through the same interface, and the audio has been clear every

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