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May 21, 2013
AVAYA News - Avaya Joins the OVCC
By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor
With the growing use of video over the Internet, video content providers frequently struggle with the compatibility of their video content over different networks and devices. Often this grows into a major problem and robs the video content owners of their rightful market share.
Looking to put an end to this problem, Avaya (News - Alert) has announced that the company has joined the Open Visual Communications Consortium (OVCC). As a member of OVCC, the company looks to assist in developing standards for inter-company B2B communications. With this, Avaya has stated that it will be actively participating in the technical activities of OVCC.
As Avaya already has experience in providing real-time enterprise collaboration solutions, the company will offer its expertise in areas such as video software and hardware interoperability, call control platforms and session border control. Avaya’s inclusion in this forum is expected to bring about improved multivendor interoperability and performance.
Avaya makes use of its Aura platform to provide standards-based video collaboration. To further develop its offerings, the company recently acquired Radvision (News - Alert). This acquisition has enabled the company to provide open, interoperable IP-based video solutions to its customers.
OVCC brings technology leaders from all over the world together to facilitate video collaboration across various devices and networks. Any video communications network service provider (NSP), video communications managed or hosted service provider (MSP) or video network operations center (VNOC) provider is free to join OVCC.
“Avaya has a rich heritage of actively participating in industry standardization bodies and consortium activities as a way to help ensure that our products meet customer needs and applicable requirements, and also to better align Avaya innovations and emerging, industry standards. We're delighted to join the OVCC and help it deliver on its promise of enabling video collaboration across any network, vendor platform and device."
Recently, the company introduced its Avaya Session Border Controller for Enterprise (SBCE).
Edited by Alisen Downey