TANDBERG Visual Communication Solution Now Rated "Avaya Compliant"
Provides Customers a Proven Solution for Increased Face-to-Face Collaboration and Accelerated Decision-Making in an Avaya Environment
NEW YORK and OSLO, Norway, September 25, 2006 – Furthering the effort to make video a daily part of business communication, TANDBERG (OSLO: TAA:OL), a global leader in visual communication, today announced its entire line of MXP video systems and MPS multipoint conferencing bridges is compliant with IP telephony solutions from Avaya (NYSE: AV), a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services. The new compliance rating means businesses can select a proven solution that makes video easy to use and to deploy in an Avaya network environment.
TANDBERG’s MXP video systems and MPS bridges, compliance-tested by Avaya for compatibility with industry-leading Avaya Communication Manager 3.1.2 IP telephony software, provide businesses with visual communications for every part of an organization. From the conference room to the desktop to the manufacturing floor, TANDBERG solutions make it easy to bring increasingly dispersed teams and individuals together in a rich, interactive environment.
“Integrating TANDBERG visual communications with Avaya voice communications provides customers with an easy to implement, unified solution for voice and video,” said Fredrik Halvorsen, TANDBERG chief executive officer. “Video makes it possible to bring colleagues and experts together quickly no matter where they may be for improved understanding and accelerated decision-making.”
TANDBERG is a member of the Avaya DeveloperConnection Program—an initiative to develop, market and sell innovative third-party products that interoperate with Avaya technology and extend the value of a company’s investment in its network. As a member of the program, TANDBERG is eligible to submit products for compatibility testing by the Avaya Solution Interoperability and Test Lab in Lincroft, N.J. There a team of Avaya engineers develops a comprehensive test plan for each application to verify whether it is Avaya compliant. Doing so ensures businesses can confidently add best-in-class capabilities to their network without having to replace their existing infrastructure—speeding deployment of new applications and reducing both network complexity and implementation costs.
“By offering compliance testing to the many innovative companies like TANDBERG who are members of our DeveloperConnection program, Avaya promotes fully interoperable solutions that help businesses unleash powerful new possibilities,” said Eric Rossman, vice president, developer relations and technical alliances, Avaya. “They are able to use Intelligent Communications to connect employees and customers to information from wherever they are, over whatever device they have available – getting more out of their multivendor network and delivering new value to their bottom line.”
TANDBERG is a leading global provider of visual communication products and services with dual headquarters in New York and Norway. TANDBERG designs, develops and markets systems and software for video, voice and data. The company provides sales, support and value-added services in more than 90 countries worldwide. TANDBERG is publicly traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker TAA.OL. Please visit www.tandberg.net for more information.
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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: www.avaya.com. For more information on the Avaya DeveloperConnection Program, visit www.devconnectprogram.com.
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