Sunday, August 20, 2006

Avaya Enhances "one-X" SIP-based P2P Technology

Avaya announced significant enhancements to its one-X Quick Edition, which eliminates the need for a central server and embeds the functionality of an IP-PBX into the phones themselves using SIP-based peer to peer (P2P) technology. The enhancements include Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking capabilities, which allow small office locations to reduce costs by routing voice traffic securely over an Internet connection. Companies that need to quickly set up offices to assure business continuity -- whether it involves setting up temporary offices for events, or following a natural disaster -- can also benefit from Avaya one-X Quick Edition.

SIP trunking allows small office locations to reduce costs by routing voice traffic securely over an internet or WAN connection. For large enterprises, SIP can be provisioned over a corporate network, with the addition of an Avaya SIP Enablement Server in a central location. This configuration, when combined with an Avaya Communication Manager solution, also allows centralized trunking and enterprise-wide dial plans for additional cost savings and productivity benefits. Smaller businesses have the option of working with an emerging number of dedicated SIP service providers to route calls over the Internet.

In addition to SIP trunking, recent enhancements include a Multisite Provisioning Tool, which allows upgrades and updates from a central site at the touch of a button, and Teleworker capabilities allow a remote or home worker to access all the same features as an office worker, without being on the same local area network. All these features, together with conferencing, auto attendant, voicemail and call routing are embedded in the phone.

The new version of Avaya one-X Quick Edition is available through certified Avaya resellers, as well as from BestBuy for Business, CDW and PC Zones.