Collaboration 7.0 is more scalable and it supports the new Flare user interface for iPads and Windows laptops
Avaya Inc. has updated its audio and Web collaboration software to support more sessions as well as full versions of its Flare Experience interface for a number of mobile devices.
“It enables secure, effective BYOD share capabilities irrespective of where you are,” said Amir Hameed, senior director of technical sales for Avaya Canada.
Participants can join conferences with a Web browser on almost any mobile device through what Avaya calls a zero-install collaboration agent. The agent lets participants see slides as well as hear audio.
Flare Experience (above) is Avaya’s full-featured collaboration interface for mobile devices. Until now a lesser-featured version called Flare Collaborator was available for iPads.
Hameed said Flare Experience for Android tablets will be released next year. As for a version for the upcoming BlackBerry 10, Hameed said “with all the issues with BlackBerry, it’s a little bit of wait and see.”
Conferencing 7.0 costs a one-time $140 per user. Flare Experience costs $50 a user for iPads and Windows operating systems.
Conferencing 7.0 can also connect to Avaya’s Communications Sever CS1000 platform, which the company bought from Nortel Networks.