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Phybridge PoLRE Switches Now Available through Avaya DevConnect Select Product Program

Next-generation network switches that enable the quick and easy migration to Avaya IP Telephony by transforming the existing proven voice infrastructure into an IP path with Power.

For Immediate Release:07 Feb 2013

Phybridge, a leader in two wire networking technology, has announced that its portfolio of PoLRE® data switches will be sold through Avaya, a global provider of business collaboration and communication solutions, through the Avaya Select Product Program.
The Avaya Select Product Program offers customers a streamlined way to order Avaya-compatible, third-party applications chosen for the powerful capabilities they bring to Avaya's portfolio.
"As a DevConnect Innovation Award winner for 2012, we are excited to be part of the Avaya ecosystem and expand our relationship through the Select Product Program (SPP)," says Steven Fair, Executive Vice President at Phybridge. "As an example of the kind of combined customer value between our companies: using a Phybridge backbone, we saved an Avaya IP Telephony customer over $1.5 million dollars, fast tracked their migration by six months and completed the cutover in a single weekend. We believe many other Avaya TDM customers considering migration to IP Telephony can experience similar results."
The PoLRE switches offered through the program have been compliance-tested for compatibility with Avaya Communication Server 1000, Avaya Aura® Communication Manager and Avaya IP Office. By integrating with an Avaya platform, it makes it easy for companies to migrate to an IP Telephony platform with an optimized converged local area network. The PoLRE switches deliver Ethernet and power over a single pair of telephony grade wire with four times the reach of traditional data switches. Businesses are leveraging their existing, proven reliable voice infrastructure to create a separate network path for voice communications, complementing an existing data network, while optimizing an organization’s IT infrastructure for voice and data convergence. These switches are designed to handle an organization’s existing or future real-time voice requirements delivering a robust platform ensuring voice quality of service today and into the future.
"Phybridge helps Avaya clients migrate from their TDM platforms to an IP solution at a fraction of the cost and almost no disruption to their work environment," says Eric Rossman, Vice President of Developer Relations at Avaya. "The inclusion of products or services from Technology Partners like Phybridge in the DevConnect Select Product Program helps Avaya customers obtain complete end-to-end solutions with ease."
As part of Avaya’s orderable solution set, Phybridge PoLRE switches can be easily purchased through both Avaya and its channel partners. Customers can add specific capabilities to their existing Avaya platform or can source a complete Avaya-based communications solution that incorporates Phybridge PoLRE switches.
Phybridge and other companies participating in the Select Product Program are Technology Partners in the Avaya DevConnect 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.
"We are delighted to be able to order the Phybridge products from Avaya distribution as it simplifies our ordering process and it combines the entire customer solution into one tight bundle for our clients," says Jacqueline D’Ambrosi, Vice President of Sales at DJJ Technologies. "We have been successful with Phybridge to help us position the Avaya IPT portfolio as an easy to install and manage solution that leverages the customer’s existing telephony infrastructure and now the ordering process is just as easy. We can’t wait to have it added to our contracts with an Avaya part number!"
Streamlined ordering through the Avaya Select Product Program is available in the U.S. and Canada, and is expected to expand globally during 2013. Delivery, implementation, service and support are provided by Select Product Program companies.
About Phybridge
Phybridge’s mission is to bring practical innovations to market that provides customers and partners an easier way to deploy and manage their VoIP installs resulting in reduced total cost of ownership and enhanced return on investment. Our award-winning switches allow for an optimized converged voice and data network; enabling the deployment of IP Telephony to be quick and easy with no network or business disruptions. This patent-pending solution leverages existing telephony infrastructure to provide Ethernet, PoE and Quality of Service over a single pair with reach of over 1,200 feet. For more information, please visit http://www.phybridge.com.
About Avaya
Avaya is a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, providing unified communications, contact centers, networking and related services to companies of all sizes around the world. For more information please visit http://www.avaya.com.

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