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Citel Technologies' VoIP Migration Solution Achieves 'Avaya Compliant' Status

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June 21, 2010

Citel Technologies' VoIP Migration Solution Achieves 'Avaya Compliant' Status

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

Citel has announced that the company's Portico Telephone VoIP Adapter (TVA) is compliant with key Internet Protocol (IP) unified communications solutions from Avaya. Citel enables SMBs, large enterprises and service providers to realize the cost and productivity benefits of IP telephony.

By leveraging their existing cabling infrastructure, the Portico TVA helps businesses migrate to IP telephony. With this, companies can introduce the benefits of IP telephony without having to upgrade their cabling to Category Five or Six, install Power over Ethernet or purchase IP telephones. Reducing costs and speeding up deployment, the PBX (News - Alert) can be removed and the existing legacy handsets used in a VoIP environment.

Whether the enterprise is migrating to a Hosted IP platform through a service provider or managing their own on premise IP PBX, Portico simplifies the migration process, and is transparent to most users.

Eric Rossman (News - Alert), vice president, developer relations, Avaya, said, "Our focus is squarely on bringing the best, most innovative solutions to market. Citel has demonstrated a critical capability that helps an enterprise serve their customers with network flexibility of Avaya (News - Alert) IP Office, but to do so in a more graduated way with innovative technologies. It is great news for those who rely on an Avaya infrastructure."

As a Gold member of the Avaya DevConnect (News - Alert) program, Citel is eligible to submit products for compatibility testing by the Avaya Solution Interoperability and Test Lab. There, a team of Avaya engineers develops a comprehensive test plan for each application to verify whether it is Avaya compliant. Doing so ensures businesses can confidently add best-in-class capabilities to their network.

Recently, the company appointed Stephen J. Gold as senior vice president and chief information officer. Officials with Avaya said that Gold in his new role will be responsible for all aspects of Avaya's technology strategy, as well as driving IT excellence across Avaya business operations and systems globally. This includes identifying and prioritizing strategic IT initiatives to ensure Avaya remains at the forefront of technology.

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard

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