TELES AG Selected for Membership in Avaya DevConnect Program

26 Oct 2011
BERLIN, Germany - TELES AG a provider of equipment, solutions and services for fixed and fixed-mobile convergence, today announced it has been selected by Avaya, a global provider of business collaboration systems, software and services, for membership in the Avaya DevConnect program.

TELES AG is the developer of a solution for least cost routing, wire-line replacement and failover using cellular trunks, an application family that:
 
- Delivers cellular-to-cellular dial-in for remote users
- Provides outbound alternate routing for calls to cellular telephone
   users on the same carrier
- Provides redundant trunking (failover) for backup and overflow from
   T1/PRI, analog, and VoIP trunking
- Integrates SMS communications into the existing infrastructure
 
As a result, companies can:
 
- Seamlessly integrate into Avaya's FMC and UC solution for cost
    optimization
- Access PBX features at no cost to their cellular minutes plan
- Implement a no-cost alternative to landline trunking
- Implement disaster recovery strategies that kick in immediately when
   there is a landline failure
- Implement effective low-cost SMS communications
 
The Avaya DevConnect 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. 
 
"Membership in Avaya DevConnect is very important in our strategy to fully test our solutions with Avaya, because it has a positive impact- on the development cycle," said Oliver Olbrich, Chief Operating Officer of TELES AG. "Our customers benefit from thoroughly tested solutions and, more importantly, the expertise derived from them. This leads to increased security and reliability during the deployment process of our solution."
 
The Avaya DevConnect program currently includes thousands of software and hardware developer companies, integrators, service providers and customers. Members have created a broad array 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. Through the  DevConnect program, Avaya provides a number of platforms and interfaces for member companies to develop with and enhance. 
 
"Development partners like TELES help Avaya customers leverage their investment by integrating functions that complement their existing network," said Eric Rossman, vice president, Developer Relations, Avaya. "This gives customers more flexibility and increases the reliability of their network, which has a direct positive impact on their bottom line."
 
As a member of the DevConnect program, companies have access to a wide range of support from Avaya, including technical resources and training. There are three levels of membership – 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. Gold-level members and Platinum members must meet rigorous Avaya criteria for customer satisfaction, product support, business operations, marketing and sales. TELES AG is a Gold member of the Avaya DevConnect program.
 
Membership information and a listing of solutions developed and tested under the DevConnect program are available at www.avaya.com/devconnect.
 
About Avaya
Avaya is a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, providing unified communications, contact centers, data solutions and related services to companies of all sizes around the world. For more information please visit www.avaya.com. For more information on the Avaya DevConnect program, visit www.avaya.com/devconnect.
 
About TELES AG
TELES AG Informationstechnologien is a Deutsche Boerse Prime Standard listed company with headquarters in Berlin that provides telecommunications equipment, solutions, and services to fixed, fixed-mobile convergence, and Next-Generation-Network (NGN) aimed at the service provider market. TELES has over 200 carrier network customers and millions of voice ports deployed worldwide. Our cellular gateway solutions are aimed at enabling alternatives to optimize communications within companies by complementing their existing installed Avaya infrastructure. For more information visit www.teles.de.

Mark Zedwick, Media Relations

TELES AG

646-225-6598

m.zedwick@teles.com

Reporter

DevConnect PR

(613) 595-9223

devconnect@avaya.com