Avaya Inc. announced this week an agreement to establish interoperability between its Avaya Aura unified communications platform and the LifeSize Communications HD video conferencing systems, enabling video conferencing capabilities to be integrated with UC as well as across multilocation, multivendor environments.
“As video gets increasingly incorporated into larger enterprise communications suites, it is largely shifting from a point solution to integrated collaboration,” said Roopam Jain, principal analyst, Frost and Sullivan, in a press statement. “Moreover, mass adoption of video will largely happen through integrated applications and unified communications solutions.”
Avaya Aura enables the centralized deployment of audio, video and Web applications over multiple locations, resulting in reduced costs and increased control, Avaya said in a press statement.
In addition, using the SIP-based Avaya Aura will enable enterprises to distribute video conferencing capabilities over multiple locations regardless of the communications system that serves each specific location.
LifeSize is a Platinum member of the Avaya DevConnect program, an initiative to develop, market and sell third-party products that interoperate with Avaya technology. Through the program, products undergo compatibility testing.