Some Post-IAUG Thoughts

IAUG

After attending Avaya International Users Group in Orlando, I’m really excited about Avaya’s direction with Avaya Oceana™ centered around the Avaya Breeze engagement platform. It offers contact centers much more direct control over the mapping of the customer journeys. Direct control enables organizations to customize customer experience improvements based on real-time information and their own business objectives.

Empirix Receives Avaya DevConnect Certification for Encrypted and Disaster Recovery/Failover Communications Test Automation

Encryption

This certification enables agencies to use Empirix test automation to most efficiently, accurately, and cost effectively simulate and test national and regional disaster scenarios, including encrypted communication performance, at high call volumes. This stress testing measures actual voice quality and adjunct systems, such as call recording, in order to ensure their viability in critical scenarios.

Empirix Enhances Ability to Test Secure Communication Networks With Secure Device Emulation for Encrypted Avaya Voice Networks

Secure Communication

Empirix today announced enhancements to the Hammer Gen6 Test Platform to provide, functional, stress and ongoing testing for secure Avaya voice environments. The Empirix Hammer Gen6 test platform enables enterprises to examine latency, performance and voice quality over encrypted communication channels, resulting in truly secure communications. This new capability enables organizations to deploy with confidence secure communication networks for critical applications in verticals, such as financial, law enforcement, and healthcare, that use encrypted communications.

SIP 101: Ensuring Successful Implementation

SIP 101

To start the process off, perform a “Network Readiness Assessment” or NRA. Note, however, that this concept means different things to different people. I have seen some customers perform NRAs on their own in a variety of different ways, I’ve seen third parties perform them for customers, and some IP Telephony vendors require that the NRA be performed by them in order for them to support their product.