Avaya Spotlights Real-Time Collaboration Solutions for Higher Education
Avaya at EDUCAUSE 2012 showcases innovations in collaborative, online and mobile learning, campus safety communications and always-on education
For Immediate Release:06 Nov 2012
- Collaborative Learning: Among the Avaya products tailor-made for educational institutions is AvayaLive™ Engage, a Web-based immersive collaboration environment that enables students, faculty and staff to use personalized avatars in a 3-D environment. This is an ideal solution for collaborative meetings, study sessions, online learning, international studies, distance learning, and training and recruiting. AvayaLive™ Engage was awarded a 2012 Ed-Tech Readers’ Choice Award in recognition of its advances in online learning technology.
- Video-Enabled Learning: Avaya will showcase the benefits of its easy to use Radvision Scopia® applications, which create new collaborative learning opportunities by bringing video-enabled learning to life on mobile devices, in classrooms and at desktops. The Scopia video conferencing portfolio supports an institution’s real-time video needs, spanning telepresence, classroom, and desktop and mobile user applications. It can also interoperate with an institution’s existing video conferencing environment, helping drive simpler, more cost-effective installations, while protecting an organization’s existing investments.
- Campus Safety – In emergency situations on a campus, the Avaya Notification Solution (ANS) can help institutions deliver timely notifications of key events--including warnings, threats, campus closures and administrative reminders--using multi-channel notifications delivered to multiple endpoints, including mobile phones, SMS and social media. In addition, Avaya’s E911 solution can be used to accurately locate a caller’s physical location to inform first responders of the exact location of an emergency on campus. Calls can be accurately directed to the local emergency response agency where the campus is located, even if an institution has many campus centers across the nation.
"Avaya’s Radvision video conferencing solutions provide critical real-time collaboration tools for the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD). We use it for distance learning, day-to-day communications between sites and for establishing communication during a crisis. We’ve also delivered Scopia solutions to our end users, which opens a new world of videoconferencing for university employees and faculty who can participate in visual communications via laptop, as well as students who can video conference into classes. This gives us a flexible, easy-to-use platform that brings traditional conference rooms right into desktop and mobile clients."
--Steve Cachia, manager for Video Network Services, University of Houston-Downtown Technology.
-- Dr. Peter Hirst, executive director, MIT Sloan School of Management
-- Sanjeev Gupta, General Manager, Avaya Verticals.
- U.S. and global education spending is estimated to be $4 trillion, according to a September 2011 report by the President’s Council of Economic Advisors.
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