Zycko’s conference phones get thumbs up

Award-winning Polycom HD Voice conference phones now compatible with Avaya Aura Communication Manager, Avaya IP Office and Avaya Integral Platforms

Zycko, the official South African distributor of Polycom voice communication solutions has announced that Polycom’s standards-based Polycom SoundStation IP 6000 and SoundStation IP 7000  conference phones, featuring Polycom HD Voice, are now compliant with the Avaya Aura Communication Manager, Avaya IP Office and Avaya Integral solutions from Avaya, a global provider of business communications applications, systems and services.

The SoundStation IP 7000 and IP 6000 – two next-generation IP conference phones – offer groundbreaking Polycom features including Polycom HD Voice technology and a sleek new design. The SoundStation IP 7000 is an ideal upgrade for executive offices, conference rooms and board rooms, while the SoundStation IP 6000 is suited for managerial offices and small to mid-sized conference rooms. Additionally, Avaya is offering the Avaya 1692 IP Speakerphone, which is manufactured by Polycom. The Avaya 1692 IP Speakerphone provides the convenience and productivity benefits inherent in a powerful, hands-free conference phone. It delivers the extensive set of Avaya Aura features directly to small, midsize and large conference rooms.

Says Fiona Mclean-Banks, Polycom Business Development Manager at Zycko:

“This compliance with Avaya is providing our resellers and their end-user customers with peace of mind, ensuring that their investment is protected.

Avaya is a brand and platform used extensively by businesses of all sizes in South Africa and we look forward to seeing businesses benefit from Polycom’s high quality phones with Avaya’s solutions.”

Polycom is a Platinum member of the Avaya DevConnect program – an initiative to develop, market and sell innovative third-party products that interoperate with Avaya technology and extend the value of an organisation’s investment in its network. As a Platinum member of the program, Polycom 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 without having to replace their existing infrastructure – speeding deployment of new applications and reducing both network complexity and implementation costs.

“By offering compliance testing to the many innovative companies like Polycom who are members of our DevConnectprogram, Avaya promotes fully interoperable solutions that help businesses unleash powerful new possibilities,” said Eric Rossman, vice president, developer relations and technical alliances, Avaya. “They are able to use unified communications capabilities to connect employees and customers to information from wherever they are, over whatever device they have available – getting more out of their multivendor network and delivering new value to their bottom line.”

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Zycko’s conference phones get thumbs up