Avaya showcases latest innovations in real-time collaboration for the education market

Infotech Lead America: Avaya is showcasing its latest innovations in real-time collaboration for the education market at EDUCAUSE 2012 in Denver.

At the EDUCAUSE event, Avaya is demonstrating solutions that help students, faculty and staff benefit from new advancements in immersive virtual worlds, video-enabled learning, and campus safety.

Among the Avaya products tailor-made for educational institutions is AvayaLive Engage, a Web-based immersive collaboration environment that enables students, faculty and staff to use personalized avatars in a 3-D environment.

Avaya will showcase the benefits of its easy to use Radvision Scopia applications, which create new collaborative learning opportunities by bringing video-enabled learning to life on mobile devices, in classrooms and at desktops.

In emergency situations on a campus, the Avaya Notification Solution (ANS) can help institutions deliver timely notifications of key events — including warnings, threats, campus closures and administrative reminders — using multi-channel notifications delivered to multiple endpoints, including mobile phones, SMS and social media.

In addition, Avaya’s E911 solution can be used to accurately locate a caller’s physical location to inform first responders of the exact location of an emergency on campus. Calls can be accurately directed to the local emergency response agency where the campus is located, even if an institution has many campus centers across the nation.

“Avaya’s Radvision video conferencing solutions provide critical real-time collaboration tools for the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD). We use it for distance learning, day-to-day communications between sites and for establishing communication during a crisis,” said Steve Cachia, manager for Video Network Services, University of Houston-Downtown Technology.

“The education industry is ushering in a new era enhanced by compelling interactive technologies. Avaya helps educational institutions benefit with ‘always-on’ real-time collaboration solutions that help ensure rich, detailed learning sessions can be accessed from anywhere. This brings education to a new level, using collaborative technologies to deliver rewarding experiences that can reinforce valuable connections,” said Sanjeev Gupta, general manager, Avaya Verticals.

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