Avaya Brings Nokia E-Series Online With WiFi

Avaya has announced a Fixed to Mobile Convergence (FMC) solution for the Dual Mode Nokia E-series devices that that enables ‘One-Touch’ handoff between Wi-Fi networks and cellular mobile phone networks

The new solution, Avaya one-X Mobile Dual Mode, promises Nokia E-series users a single number VoIP and mobile solution that encompasses the advanced enterprise telephony capabilities on Avaya’s IP telephony platform. The enterprise telephony features available with the dual mode solution include conferencing, transfer and extension dialling. Security benefits include the ability to authenticate the Nokia E-series device to a PBX.

It works like this: When a worker is communicating while roaming inside company walls, the solution uses the company’s communications system and a secure Wi-Fi network. This drives cost savings by eliminating the need to use cellular minutes while at work. When the worker travels outside a company’s Wi-Fi network, they can handoff their Wi-Fi call to the cellular network outside by pressing a button, keeping their conversation going uninterrupted.

The client application will run on the following E-series devices – Nokia E60, Nokia E61 and Nokia E70 the software can be downloaded but requires Avaya Communication Manager software, Avaya SIP Enablement Services (SES) and an Avaya Extension to Cellular dual mode license.

Avaya SES uses SIP to facilitate the registration of users, and enables the “handoff” functionality.

“We’re finding that more and more businesses are using mobile devices in their telephony evolution cycle to deal with an increasingly virtual workforce,” said Nathan Dyer, Yankee Group senior analyst, Enterprise Mobility. “Apart from cost-savings, integrated Wi-Fi and cellular devices enable simplified management and greater enterprise control over wireless voice devices.”

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