Avaya has said it will deliver mobility capabilities powered by its IP-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 turn Series 60-based mobile devices into fully-functional office phones, extending full business telephony capabilities to mobile users.
With Avaya Communication Manager on the Series 60 Platform, a mobile workforce can office phone features-such as transfer, multi-party conferencing, and abbreviated extension dialing, while remaining accessible to clients and colleagues through a single business phone number.
The Series 60 deal marks the first time Avaya Communication Manager functions will be accessible as a menu option on a cellular mobile device.
“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 devicesÂ is a significant step towards extending some of the benefits of IP telephony, including increasedÂ productivity,Â to businesses worldwide.”
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 device.Â
The target release date of application availability for client software for select models of Series 60-based devices is the third calendar quarter of 2005.