Avaya software enables iPhone to integrate with corporate IP networks


Avaya software enables iPhone to integrate with corporate IP networks

Antony Savvas

Avaya is doing its bit to make Apple's iPhone a genuine business tool by enabling its business mobile IP software to work with the must-have consumer Christmas gadget.

An Avaya downloadable interface will convert mobile devices from Apple, RIM, Palm, Motorola, LG, Nokia, Samsung, Sanyo, Sony Ericsson and others into another endpoint on the corporate network.

Avaya's one-X Mobile client software, expected to be available in Europe in the first quarter of 2008, will enable the iPhone to be integrated into most enterprise IP telecoms networks.

From the iPhone, users will have iPhone-optimised access to the Avaya one-X Mobile interface, making the iPhone "their personal remote control for enterprise communications", said Avaya.

The system will enable iPhone employees to have access to all the functionality of their desk phones, such as multi-party conference calling, call transfer and abbreviated dialling.

Avaya said this will allow employees to add Apple's device to their Christmas present wish-lists without fear of their IT department dismissing it as "incompatible" with business IT systems and networks.

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