Avaya gets iPhone ready for business

iPhone can become a node on the corporate PBX network

Avaya will make it possible to turn an iPhone into a node on the corporate PBX network, something iPhone users (if not corporate phone executives) want.

Avaya is announcing today an iPhone version of its one-X Mobile client software that communicates with corporate Avaya VoIP PBXs, giving the phones quick access to PBX phone-extension functions, such as conferencing, three-digit dialing and voice mail. The software will be available early next year.

Users of an iPhone equipped with the one-X client can dial through an Avaya Communication Manager server, and the caller ID on the receiving phone will display the desktop phone number of the caller. Similarly, calls to the desktop phone number can be made to ring on the iPhone, Avaya says. The iPhone also can access work voice-mail.

Avaya iPhone support could solve a problem faced by IT executives worried about employees using unauthorized devices on the corporate network. With the one-X client, iPhones and their corporate use would be managed. A recent survey by IDC says 70% of current or likely iPhone users would want to use the devices at least in part for work.

Also this week, Avaya is announcing one-X Mobile support for RIM, Palm, Java and WAP mobile devices.

In addition to the client software, Avaya one-X Mobile requires server software, which supports Avaya Communication Manager and Cisco CallManager IP PBXs.

Join the Good Gear Guide newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Tim Greene

Network World
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?