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Desktop Equinox

See the extraordinary Avaya Equinox Experience running on Apple OS X and Microsoft Windows desktops. Elegant, simple, and very powerful collaboration.


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So the notebook is a key device for us in terms of collaborating. So the collaboration experience with Equinox is very rich. HD audio, HD video, a lot of technology in there. Very nice screen sharing capabilities, a lot of flexibility, so you have layout. You can record your meetings, you can play them back, it's like a YouTube player.

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So you can almost go back and play them later, you can share them, stream them over MP4. So a lot of technology in terms of the video collaboration, that's for sure. But let's take a look.
>> Excellent, so here we are about to start the desktop demonstration of Avaya Equinox.

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Hopefully you've already seen the mobile demo before this. And if not I encourage you go take a look. So essentially what we did in that scenario is walk through a couple of youth cases with myself and Brad. And Brad is actually gonna be showing the desktop side of this so what we're gonna do now is hand it over to Brad.

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So thanks a lot Brad, and take it away.
>> Okay, thanks Paul. Let me take you through the Avaya Equinox desktop experience. I'm showing a Mac, Windows is very similar. And first I'm gonna walk through an interactive install. Now typically administrators would do a silent install where the user would just get the application pushed to them.

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And I'll also show you the auto configuration once it's finish installing. So we have to accept the end user agreement. And basically it's gonna go through a sort of a very typical install experience. It's gonna ask me for my password. And it's done. After installation it's gonna run for the very first time.

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I'm gonna get prompted, it's gonna wanna access my Calender, and now I'm at the auto configuration step. This is showing using my email to auto configure the application. Again if the administrator pushed the application out to my desktop they could have skipped this step by specifying the address to get the auto configuration information from.

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So in this case, just like Paul did on his mobile, I'm gonna put in my email address and it's gonna offer me up my choices. If there's only one choice, then you don't have to make a choice, it'll just configure for you. In our environment we have a few different options here.

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Next it's asking me for my credentials, so once again just like on the mobile, I'm gonna be putting in my credentials. Okay, so I've entered my credentials and it's asking for access to my contacts. And I'm done, you can see that was one very simple operation to get the application installed and completely auto configured, you see it just took a couple seconds.

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And now you can see just like we have in the mobile app I've got Top of Mind with my meetings, my messages, and my history all available for me. First thing I'd like to do is take you for a little tour around the application. You can see how it looks slightly different than the mobile, very similar icons and the language.

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But of course this is optimized more for a desktop application. So I've got my tab bar across the top, where I've got things like my Top of Mind home screen. I've got my favorites tab. I've got my contacts. I've got my call history, my meetings, and my messages list.

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I've also got a profile menu here where I can adjust my presence. I can enter a status note, adjust my presence to tell others what I'm doing. And I can also manage my features here. Things like call forwarding, or turn on send all calls if I don't wanna be disturbed.

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I've also got a chooser here for my media options for my camera, my microphone, and so on. And here's where I would choose to either use the computer for audio, or if I wanted to pair it with my desk phone and use my desk phone, I can do that down here.

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Finally, I've got a features menu here. So this will pop out a panel that I can actually tear off and pop out from the app and park somewhere on my screen. And this is where we put certain features like your call pickup button, auto callback, auto dials, and busy lines.

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If I wanna call someone, I've got a couple options. From any screen I can just type in a name to search for someone, or enter a number in this area right here. I can also bring up a dial pad at any time if I wanted to make a call using a dial pad.

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Let's get into that meeting with Paul about the web design. I'm here in Top of Mind with my next meetings and it's just a single click to join that meeting. You can see in just a couple seconds I'm put into the meeting. And I've got the other participants with their video, I've got my roster over here.

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I've got controls where I can end the call, manage my media devices, access moderator controls. You can see that this is being recorded. And I have my sharing menu. Since we're gonna collaborate on the web design, the best option is to use application window. But I've got other choices too, like sharing my entire display, a portion of the screen, or using a whiteboard.

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Okay, I've got the webpage up, so I'm gonna choose to share my application window. And I'm going to choose my browser. Okay so now that I'm here I've got some tools. I can use a pointer here to highlight different parts of the screen as I'm having our discussion.

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I've got other tools here to draw and point things out. I can also pause during the presentation if I need to do something, and then bring it back. Makes it very easy to collaborate and use screen sharing, you see how fast and easy everything is to use. So I'm gonna end the screen sharing and go back to the video conference.

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And you can see I've got some options here too in terms of going into a full screen mode, which is very nice. It basically brings me into a complete full screen and removes everything else out of the way so I can focus completely on the meeting. I've also got some layout controls here.

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So you can see I can choose to have automatic layout and also choose from all the different fixed layouts that we've got available to us with the Equinox Conferencing. Finally I can keep my video in a separate self view, or mix it into the layout, or even hide it if I want to.

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All right, so that's how easy it is to have a collaboration session with Avaya Equinox. Next we'll take a look at the Avaya multimedia messaging part of Avaya Equinox. [SOUND] Hey, I've got a new message from Paul. I can reply right from the notification on my Mac. So you can see very simple, incoming notification and a reply directly from a notification.

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But let me drill into this message from Paul. If I look back at the history I can see he's asking about our new work space environment, he wants to know if Marcel is happy. Now Paul sent me this picture, this was from earlier this morning with Marcel and I.

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You can see that Marcel looks really happy with this new work environment. And he's also got, it looks like he's got that new Avaya Advantage device too, really nice. So just like on the mobile you can see I've got options here to record audio clips, video clips, take a photo, and I can even paste an image from my clipboard, or attach a document directly into the message.

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Makes it really easy to communicate, and collaborate, and again with group communications that are persistent over time, and across multiple devices. [NOISE] All Right, I've got an incoming call from Paul, let me take this. Hey Paul, how you doing? All right, so you can see I've got this incoming video call.

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Let me show you a few things about this. I've got my controls at the bottom, I can end the call, bring up a dial pad. I can block my video, and manage my mute or unmute my call. I also have a really nice full screen mode here, so I'd go full screen.

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It fills up the screen completely and the controls fade away, giving you a really nice, immersive video experience. That's it, that shows you how easy it is to collaborate and communicate with Avaya Equinox. Thanks very much.

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