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Avaya Receives 2011 Product Innovation Award for Global Desktop Videoconferencing Endpoints from Frost & Sullivan

For Immediate Release:29 Nov 2011

  • Avaya Desktop Video Device (ADVD) with the Avaya Flare® Experience highlighted as "best-in-class" for integrating video conferencing with other core enterprise applications
  • ADVD outweighs competition in five categories: innovation, use of leading edge technologies, value-added features, customer ROI and penetration potential
  • ADVD with the Avaya Flare Experience provides a single user interface for multiple types of media and a broad range of capabilities
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Avaya, a global provider of business communications and collaboration systems and services, today announced that it has received the 2011 New Product Innovation Award for Global Desktop Videoconferencing Endpoints from Frost & Sullivan for the Avaya Desktop Video Device (ADVD).
In determining the award, Frost & Sullivan benchmarked the ADVD in five categories: product innovation; use of leading-edge technologies; value-added features and benefits, customer ROI and customer penetration potential. In particular, under product innovation, the company noted:
     "A key aspect of the Avaya Desktop Video Device and the Avaya Flare Experience is that it provides one unified, people-centric view for all relevant communications in an easy to use and intuitive way. As a result, placing a video call is as easy as making a phone call, a moniker that the Videoconferencing industry has been targeting for years."
The ADVD is a WIFI enabled desktop video device that has an 11.6-inch multi-touch screen with an integrated high definition video camera. The multi-modal device supports the Avaya Flare® Experience, and is an integrated solution that brings together multiple interactions into a single communications interface. This device enables users to communicate via multiple media types and provides access to desktop video, social media, audio/video/web conferencing, multiple directories, presence, instant messaging, and contextual history in an innovative and intuitive desktop device. 
Avaya’s Desktop Video Device supports the entire Avaya Aura®  applications portfolio, and enables a  user to consolidate tools such as a desk phone, speakerphone, and video endpoint in a single easy to use device for ad hoc or scheduled multimedia collaboration. Customers have no need for multiple devices, which saves money on hardware, licenses, management, and maintenance.
Quotes:
"Avaya's Desktop Video Device and the Avaya Flare Experience demonstrate Avaya's innovation; the power of its applications; and its vision to provide a rich, multi-modal, and unified user experience geared to provide new and productive ways for users to collaborate. Based on Frost & Sullivan's independent analysis of the Global Videoconferencing Endpoints market, Avaya is being recognized with the 2011 New Product Innovation Award."
Roopam Jain, industry director, UC and Collaboration, Frost & Sullivan
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