Avaya Announces Open SIP Portfolio Enhancements

Avaya has enhanced its Avaya IX devices portfolio to serve additional unified communications software platforms, including SignalWire and Netsapiens, using the Open SIP standard.

Avaya previously announced support for the Broadsoft platform using this standard and is actively engaging new partners in the Open SIP market opportunity. TeleDynamics is one new partner recently signed with Avaya.

"Our customers have been asking for support of Avaya desktop devices, and we are excited to deliver on that promise," said Jason Byrne, senior vice president of products and marketing at Netsapiens, in a statement. "Our decision to partner with Avaya and TeleDynamics also signifies the next logical step in simplifying the sourcing, turn up, and operations of a service provider's unified communications solution. When coupled with Netsapiens' game-changing SNAPvantage automated business management system, in a way we have created a service provider in a box, allowing service providers to turn up their business in a fraction of the time and scale with ease."

"Avaya has a great reputation in our industry and is recognized for its high quality," said Daniel Noworatzky, chief technology officer at TeleDynamics, in a statement. "With the rapid transition to VoIP and TeleDynamics' commitment to bring value to our channel, this association is a great match. Avaya's entry into the SIP endpoint business is a further validation of the direction this industry is headed."

"We at SignalWire are excited to learn that Avaya has adopted the Open SIP standard, and this will allow their phones to communicate with SignalWire CLOUD, SignalWire STACK, and FreeSWITCH. I look forward to working with Avaya," said Anthony Minessale, SignalWire's CEO, in a statement.

Avaya also announced additional portfolio capabilities, including a new Open SIP DECT wireless conferencing device, the Avaya IX Conference Phone B169, and a new Open SIP client for the Avaya Vantage portfolio, the Avaya VantageConnect application.

Avaya's IX Devices Open SIP portfolio includes the following:

  • Avaya IX IP phones;
  • Avaya Vantage smartphones.
  • Avaya IX conference phone;
  • Avaya IX hospitality phones;
  • Avaya IX collaboration units;
  • Avaya IX huddle cameras;
  • Avaya IX handsets; and
  • Avaya IX headsets.