Avaya Drives Development of Local Communications Applications with Formal Inauguration of Developer Lab in Beijing
Avaya DevConnect Lab will deliver local in-language technical support from assisting in developing proof-of-concept applications to testing & certifying applications to China’s developer partners
BEIJING, China – In a major move to drive the development of business communications applications for the local China market, Avaya today officially launched its DevConnect Lab in Beijing, the first of its kind in APAC outside Avaya’s regional headquarters of Singapore. The lab will provide local developer partners with a robust suite of software development kits (SDKs), educational and training resources as well as technical support options so that they can develop and test their United Communications and Contact Center applications on Avaya platforms. Around 40 of Avaya’s channel partners and application developers in China attended the opening ceremony held in Avaya’s Beijing office.
Since its inception, the Avaya DevConnect program has used its comprehensive web portal (www.avaya.com/devconnect) to provide rich developer resources, technical support and co-marketing programs that help Avaya’s developer partners create and promote a new generation of intelligent communications solutions. The new DevConnect Beijing lab will enhance the engagement between Avaya and its local developer partners.
Located in Avaya’s Beijing office, the DevConnect Lab will be managed by a dedicated local technical support team. Development partners can utilize this Lab to test their applications for inter-operability with Avaya platforms. The availability of local technical experts (backed by the global strength of DevConnect engineers worldwide) will simplify and streamline access for technical support with real-time, local language interactions.
This lab includes the SIP based Avaya Aura™ communications platform which embraces open standard in application development, including Avaya Aura Application Enablement Services, Avaya Agile Communication Environment™ (ACE), Avaya Contact Center, Avaya Voice Portal and Avaya 9600 Series IP Telephones. The Avaya Agile Communication Environment provides simple, advanced and standards-based communications systems for business applications development.
“The launch of Avaya DevConnect Beijing Lab represents a milestone in our effort to build a partner ecosystem to drive development of communications applications,” said John Wang, Managing Director of Avaya China. “It is also a demonstration of our commitment to the China market, and our commitment to the local community of developer partners. The lab will help bring together leading communications technologies from Avaya and local expertise and skills of our channel partners, so that we can jointly enrich applications on Avaya platforms. New applications are critical to enhance user experience and to bolster the competitiveness of enterprises of all sizes in the China market.”
“We are very excited to launch a new DevConnect laboratory in Beijing, China,” said Eric Rossman, Vice President, Developer Relations, Avaya Inc. “This new location will allow us to serve the needs of local companies looking to develop and distribute Avaya compatible applications and services for the China Market.”
What Avaya Channel partners and DevConnect members are saying about DevConnect program and the Beijing Lab
“We are very happy to see that Avaya is strengthening its support of solution developers like us with the launch of this lab. We have been impressed with Avaya’s commitment to open standards, and its vision of the future of enterprise communications, especially after integrating technologies from NES. The Avaya DevConnect program has been instrumental in the development and marketing of our applications, and I believe the new lab will make it even more efficient for us make use of the resources available at Avaya, and bring more innovative applications to our customers.”
Dr. Wu Xiaoru, Senior Vice President of iFLYTEK
“We are strengthening cooperation with Avaya in key verticals, especially FSI. FSI customers are keen to develop and deploy tailored applications in order to maximize return on investment and enhance productivity and customer services. The Avaya Beijing lab will facilitate cooperation of the two companies in application development, and together we will provide enhanced services to China’s FSI customers.”
Chen Zhi, Senior Vice President of Beijing Nantian Software
“In Avaya’s enhanced channel model, our role is as a provider of tailored solutions and value added services, and not just products. This is in line with the value position of Teamsun as a company. Thus it is essential for us to have in-depth knowledge of Avaya technologies as well as Avaya customer needs and challenges. We anticipate that the new Beijing DevConnect Lab will provide us with the necessary support to fulfill increasingly complex customer requirements, and also deepen our cooperation with Avaya.”
Gao Baodong, Vice General Manager of Communications Business at Teamsun, Avaya Platinum Partner
“Membership in Avaya’s developer community helps us build our business by serving customers more efficiently and effectively. By building on Avaya resources and working more closely with the company to deliver compliance-tested solutions to the market, we are able to reduce network complexity, improve security and reliability, and speed time to deployment so businesses can quickly realize a benefit to their bottom line.”
Cao Xiangui, CEO of Bittel Electronics Co., Ltd.
“Users are focused on the functionality and reliability of the solution they buy. Our membership in Avaya’s developer community will help us to improve our solution and to satisfy our user requirements.”
Wu Qiang, CEO of Wilcom
Avaya is a global leader in enterprise communications systems. The company provides unified communications, contact centers, data solutions, and related services directly and through its channel partners to leading businesses and organizations around the world. Enterprises of all sizes depend on Avaya for state-of-the-art communications that improve efficiency, collaboration, customer service and competitiveness. For more information please visit www.avaya.com. For more information on the Avaya DevConnect program, visit www.avaya.com/devconnect.
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