Avaya Launches Suite of Fixed Mobile Convergence Applications for Nokia Series 60
Posted on 7-Sep-2005 21:00
Filed under: News
Avaya is introducing the first phase of its enterprise fixed mobile convergence (FMC) applications, jointly developed with Nokia, for Series 60 platform devices. These downloadable applications transform Nokia Series 60 mobile devices into virtual desktop phones by enabling mobile workers to access the features and functions of their Avaya Communication Manager office desk phone through an onscreen interface.
This is the first result of a strategic collaboration between Avaya and Nokia to deliver enterprise FMC solutions, announced earlier this year, and delivers on their promise to enable mobile workers to productively manage their voice communications with clients and colleagues while reducing enterprise telephony costs.
The Nokia Series 60 Platform is based on the Symbian OS for smartphones.
Avaya Mobile for Series 60 extends the reach of enterprise IP telephony by integrating the mobile communications with the features of enterprise telephony services. The application enhances accessibility of mobile workers with a feature that enables workers to be reached at a single business phone number that rings the desk phone and mobile phone simultaneously.
The applications integrate mobile phones into an enterprise's business operations, providing centralized intelligence and control of policies between enterprise fixed and mobile voice communications. For example, through the one business number feature, calls made or received on both the desktop phone and the mobile phone can now be recorded or accounted for, which supports compliance with federal regulations, an issue of particular interest to financial services companies and institutions.
With the application, workers can receive calls either on their desktop or on their mobile phone, switching between them transparently as needed. Calls made from a mobile phone appear as if they came from the desktop phone. The user interface of the mobile phone provides easy access to business telephony features such as abbreviated extension dialing, multi-party conferencing, call transfer, voicemail forwarding, group call features, and call forward to coverage for executive support. Mobile workers also have the flexibility to turn off the business profile as needed while remaining accessible for personal calls, enabling them to separate their business and personal communications on their mobile phones.
Avaya Mobile for Series 60 is currently supported on the following Nokia Mobile Devices: Nokia 3230, 6600, 7610, 6620, 6260, 6630, 6680, 6681, 6682.