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Avaya Launches Equinox Meetings Online

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Avaya has announced the global availability of a new, cloud-based video conferencing and collaboration service, Avaya Equinox Meetings Online. The service – available exclusively through Avaya channel partners – brings together participants in nearly any corner of the world across systems and devices without investments in new infrastructure.

Hosted and operated by Avaya, Avaya channel partners in nearly 30 countries can offer Equinox Meetings Online to their customers for audio, video, data and content sharing, with more countries being added over time. The subscription-based service provides customers with unlimited use of virtual meeting rooms that support up to 50 participants.

Meetings can incorporate a variety of vendor room systems, including Avaya Scopia, Cisco, Polycom and Lifesize. The service enables full conference control and moderation as well as content sharing, including the ability to receive text chat on room systems.

According to Frost & Sullivan, between 2015 and 2020 the projected compound annual growth rate is nearly 21% for cloud video conferencing revenue and 34% for cloud video conferencing seats.

Mike Kirby, managing director, Telefonix Voice & Data (UK) commented “Avaya Equinox Meetings Online is a very attractive proposition for room system deployments. Cloud offerings are becoming vital for growing UK businesses and I am confident more customers will move to Avaya Equinox with the full functionality of cloud and on-premises capabilities, while the extension to desktop and mobile devices significantly improves the productivity and capabilities of remote workers.”

Yogen Patel, vice president and GM, Engagement Applications, Avaya added,“The global demand for easy to use video conferencing and collaboration capabilities has never been greater as employees, suppliers, and customers in distributed locations need to quickly come together. As a cloud-based service, Avaya Equinox Meetings Online delivers superb quality, simplicity and affordability, offering a great opportunity for our channel partners as well as their customers.”