March 15, 2005
Avaya extends mobility for Series 60
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., U.S. - Avaya, the world's leading IP telephony company, announced that it would deliver advanced mobility capabilities powered by its Internet protocol-based software to the Nokia-developed Series 60 platform. The company said its Communication Manager software-part of the suite of Avaya MultiVantage Communications Applications-will transform Nokia Series 60-based mobile devices into fully-functional office phones, extending full business telephony capabilities to mobile users.

By delivering Avaya Communication Manager on the Series 60 Platform, a mobile workforce can easily use key office phone features-such as transfer, multi-party conferencing and abbreviated extension dialing-all while remaining accessible to clients and colleagues through a single business phone number.

For the first time, Avaya Communication Manager functions will be accessible as a menu option on a cellular mobile device. This helps businesses simplify management of mobile communications, increase the productivity and efficiency of a mobile workforce, and improve business continuity for an organization. Using this solution, Series 60-based device users on the go can eliminate missed business calls and collaborate more effectively when away from their primary work location.

Employees will be able to obtain this capability by downloading the client software for Avaya Communication Manager to both new and existing Series 60 second edition-based mobile devices-protecting companies' existing investments in mobile devices. Series 60 Platform devices are built on Symbian OS, the operating system that powers the most popular smartphones, and is used on Nokia devices.

"The need to bring enterprise-class telephony applications via highly popular wireless devices to the corporate market sector has been long awaited," said Lars Vestergaard, senior analyst with IDC. "Avaya's application on Series 60-based devices is a significant step towards extending the benefits of IP telephony, including increased productivity, to businesses worldwide."

The target release date for availability of client software for select models of Series 60-based devices is the third calendar quarter of 2005.
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