Avaya Signs Strategic Partnership with MICROSENS to Take Control of Smart Building Technology

09 May 2016
  • Gigabit micro-switching technology gives Avaya a critical advantage in smart-building environments
  • Technology to be showcased at the Avaya Technology Forum in Dublin
Guildford, UK;  2016: Avaya, a global leader in business communications software, systems and services, is set to address the huge market potential for smart-building design after signing a strategic partnership with switching and IP specialist MICROSENS, a subsidiary of the euromicron group.
The agreement combines Avaya’s market-leading SDN Fabric Networking infrastructure with MICROSENS’ smart Gigabit Ethernet micro-switching technology. The result is a smart, scalable and highly- functional way to control buildings to ensure maximum energy and cost savings. 
The partnership with MICROSENS forms a key part of Avaya’s ecosystem that aims to deliver better outcomes its customers in their smart, digital transformation strategies. Initially showcasing at the Avaya Technology Forum in Dublin on May 11th, the combined MICROSENS-Avaya Fabric solution will be available from mid-May across the EMEA region.
MICROSENS’ Gigabit micro switches connect to Avaya’s network through an existing IP-network, eliminating the need for extensive re-cabling or extensive infrastructure changes. The smart switches control lighting, heating, or access systems using a choice of wired and wireless connections and standards to manipulate all aspects of the built environment – powering a room down when empty, or up depending on the number of occupants, for instance. They also operate communications systems, access controls, blinds or even room bookings, depending on the requirements of the user.
Analysts forecast the global smart building market will grow from $7.2bn in 2015 to more than $37bn in 2020 as companies seek efficiency savings through ‘smart’ building initiatives.
Combining Avaya’s Software Defined Networking (SDN) Fabric Networking capability with MICROSENS’ switching capabilities provides quick, flexible routing and networking for customers with smart-building requirements.
“MICROSENS enables us to build an ecosystem that produces better outcomes to our customers in their smart, digital transformation. It enables us to provide a smart solution to personalise the user experience and places us in the number one market position for smart building controls. The combination of our Software Defined Network (SDN) Fabric technology, plus MICROSENS’ switching experience allows us to better control how a building functions either autonomously, or through tablet and smart phone commands. It opens up a whole eco-system around our Fabric technology and we look forward to strengthening our partnership with MICROSENS in the future as we collaborate closely on projects.”
Michael Grundl, Business Leader Networking Central Europe
“MICROSENS and Avaya is a powerful combination; it is one of the first applications to combine our Gigabit micro switching technology with a powerful SDN solution. This is the framework for a very effective smart-building solution that we can bring to companies across the world. We are delighted to be a technology partner with Avaya and look forward to expanding our partnership around the opportunities the smart building market brings.”
Thomas Kwaterski, founder, MICROSENS
To see the Microsens smart-building solution in action, please register to attend at the Avaya Technology Forum in Dublin, May 10- 13th
Since 1993, MICROSENS GmbH & Co. KG has been standing for fiber optic solutions. As one of the pioneers of fiber optic transmission systems, the internationally active company covers all performance sectors of fiber optic technology. Starting with solutions for future-proof office networking and high-availability in rough environments, the product portfolio ranges from large-scale site networking and interconnection of computing centers up to high-performance Wide Area Networks (WANs). In all these fields of application, MICROSENS provides and ensures efficient, fast, and secure data transfer. As an internationally successful manufacturer, MICROSENS distributes its products on a worldwide scale. In addition to the company headquarters in Hamm in Westphalia (Germany), MICROSENS also has sales subsidiaries in France and Poland to optimally fulfil the diverse requirements of its customers on-site.
About Avaya
Avaya is a leading provider of solutions that enable customer and team engagement across multiple channels and devices for better customer experience, increased productivity and enhanced financial performance. Its world-class contact center and unified communications technologies and services are available in a wide variety of flexible on-premises and cloud deployment options that seamlessly integrate with non-Avaya applications. The Avaya Engagement Environment enables third parties to create and customize business applications for competitive advantage.  The Avaya fabric-based networking solutions help simplify and accelerate the deployment of business critical applications and services.  For more information please visit www.avaya.com/uk/.
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