Avaya Aura Conferencing 7.0 Targets BYOD Businesses
Business communications and collaboration software specialist Avaya announced the launch of Aura Conferencing 7.0, the latest version of the company’s multi-modal conferencing solution.
Designed for businesses with highly mobile workforces and those implementing bring your own device (BYOD) programs, the software enables session-based, unified voice and Web collaboration on the go using desktop Macs or PCs, tablets, and smartphones.
Built on standards-based, open architecture of Avaya Aura 6.2, the platform can scale to handle 7,500 active conferencing sessions, while integrated visual and contextual controls help reduce the typical disruptions of traditional conference sessions, such as announcing or identifying attendees, background noise and speaker identification.
The Collaboration Agent works with the Avaya Flare Experience clients on iPad and Windows devices, allowing participants to collaborate using any Web browser or iPhone, and provides communications and multimodal collaboration, voice, document sharing, IM/presence, email and consolidated corporate and personal directories.
Supported by the newest version of Aura (6.2) and able to connect to either Aura Communication Manager or CS 1000 systems, Aura Conferencing 7.0 is available for $140 per user with the Collaboration Agent browser interface and for $190 per user with the addition of Avaya Flare Experience for Windows and iPad.
Avaya CS 1000 customers can also add an Aura-based Collaboration Pack, a single server solution that brings SIP capabilities of Aura and mobility choices to CS 1000 users, and now includes Flare Communicator and one-X Mobile SIP for Apple iOS devices.
Wainhouse Research analyst Andy Nilssen said organizations are increasingly looking for solutions that blend telephony with audio and web conferencing into an easy-to-use experience available on their device of choice, adding Aura Conferencing 7.0 presents a unique on-premise solution that addresses this need.