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Avaya Video Telephony Solution Making video as simple as voice


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Avaya Video Telephony Solution Making video as simple as voice

  1. 1. IP Telephony Contact Centers Mobility Services Avaya Video Telephony Solution PRODUCT BRIEF Making video as simple and full featured as voice The Avaya Video Telephony Solution makes video communication as simple as a phone call, by integrating the premier video capability from Polycom into Avaya IP Telephony. The solution provides both point-to-point and multipoint capability, and leverages the presence and instant messaging capabilities of Avaya IP Softphone, giving users improved collaboration capability for real-time decision making — in the office, at home, or on the road. Using a single IP network for voice and video applications, the solution allows businesses to reduce costs, simplify network management, and make video a significant component of enterprise communications. Built on open, standards-based protocols, the solution The solution employs a converged voice and video provides a full range of video telephony capabilities gatekeeper, using a single dial plan for voice and including: video, and connecting video endpoints directly and • Desktop video: allows users to place a voice call with seamlessly with Avaya Communication Manager and Avaya IP Softphone and add video – appearing on each the Polycom MGC, or a Polycom VSX series conference user’s PC – with the click of a button. Audio can be room video system. As a result, the video endpoints are delivered to the PC or to the enterprise desk phone. automatically registered with Communication Manager, and the video conference is established quickly and • Conference room video: enables users to quickly easily, integrated with the voice call. launch a group voice and video call using a Polycom VSX series system With the optional Presence and Instant Messaging • Multipoint video: provides voice and video conferencing capabilities of the Avaya IP Softphone, users can quickly for users in multiple locations by leveraging a Polycom and easily identify the availability of the party or parties MGC Multipoint Control Unit (MCU) they’re trying to reach, and join them for a voice or voice and video call quickly and easily. The Avaya Video Telephony Solution provides: • Ability to identify a person’s availability with Presence, place a phone call as usual, then add video with a single click • Easy access to high quality person-to-person or group video conferencing • Unified dial plan for simple, convenient calling • Share same address book of all voice and video endpoints • Seamlessly add video to a voice call by simply dialing a voice extension when both endpoints are video-enabled (don’t need to know the IP address for video) Video Powered by
  2. 2. 2 Business Benefits: Manager (v.3.0.1), including: —Support for standards based endpoint registration • Adopt a single IP infrastructure that integrates voice (H.323) and video applications, makes video easier to manage —Secure, automatic authentication of Polycom across a distributed enterprise, and lowers Total Cost VSX Series endpoints and Avaya IP phone and of Ownership (TCO) Softphone • Deploy a single network management system for voice —New gatekeeper capabilities and video, including common signaling, standardized • High quality video conferencing: dial plan, shared directories, and common authentication —H.261, H.263, H.264 and authorization procedures —Siren 14 (VSX-to-VSX) • Leverage the comprehensive features of Avaya —H.239 People+Content™ (VSX-to-VSX) Communication Manager and Avaya IP Softphone, —Internal Multipoint Option – up to 4 sites while introducing new video capabilities • Access to Avaya telephony features including hold, • Take advantage of the latest Polycom video transfer, forward, coverage, and audio conference with capabilities for best video conferencing experience IP or PSTN users, via the Polycom VSX. • Reduce infrastructure requirements by maximizing the • Leverage Communication Manager capability to set gatekeeper functionality of Communication Manager up call coverage paths that hunt for a user on various, • Ensure optimal network performance with bandwidth pre-determined numbers management capability Solution Components: Solution Features: • Avaya Communication Manager v3.0.1 • Unified network management system for voice and • Avaya IP Softphone v. 5.2 and Video Integrator v. 2.0 video, including: common signaling, a standardized • Avaya Network Management Console v. 3.0, part of dial plan, integrated directories, and common the Avaya Integrated Management Suite authentication and authorization procedures • Polycom VSX conference room video system v.8 • Converged voice and video gatekeeper allowing direct connection between Communication Manager, MCU, • Polycom MGC multipoint control units v.7 and video endpoints • Optional third party gatekeeper, eg. Polycom • Auto registration of Polycom video endpoints with PathNavigator Avaya Communication Manager for automatic • Support for any USB web cam initiation of the video conference • Polycom Global Management System • New video capabilities of Avaya Communication Component Features Avaya IP Softphone • Video controls integrated into IP Softphone • Automatic or manual initiation of video • Load balancing • Ability to mute video
  3. 3. COMMUNICATIONS AT THE HEART OF BUSINESS 3 • Supported in Road Warrior and Shared Control modes • Secure authentication of Polycom VSX Series • Administrative capabilities including statistics and endpoints and Avaya IP phone and Softphone logging reports • Gatekeeper capabilities • Support for a range of video codecs, depending on camera and processor speed, including H.261, Solution Requirements: H.263, H.264 Avaya IP Softphone R 5.2 • Communication Manager acts as a gatekeeper for Software: audio, video, and telephony features • Avaya IP Softphone R 5.2 + Avaya Integrator for • If no camera is available, system is auto configured to Polycom Video R2.0 a receive-only model • Integrated with Avaya Communication Manager as gatekeeper Avaya Communication Manager v3.0.1 Avaya Communication Manager includes new enhanced • Supports hold, transfer, and coverage via features, including integration with Polycom video Communication Manager conferencing capability. The Avaya Video Telephony • Supports IP Softphone, VSX, and MGC Solution integrates Communication Manager and • Supports send only and receive only for video, as well Avaya IP Softphone with Polycom video conferencing as video mute capability, resulting in a comprehensive, easy-to-use • Supports USB Web Cams video collaboration solution. Solution benefits include: • Support for standards based (H.323) endpoint registration for quick connection PC Specifications for Support of IP Softphone with Video OS Support Windows 2000, Service Pack 3 or higher Windows XP, Service Pack 1 or 2 USB Support USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 Processor 1 GHz for USB camera 1.5 GHz to invoke H.264 codec (USB cameras only) RAM 512 MB Hard Drive Space 50 MB Speaker Option Road Warrior mode – a full duplex sound card with headset or headphones Shared Control mode - Avaya 2400, 4600 or 6400 Series Phone Network Access Broadband IP connection (LAN, DSL or Cable – minimum 128kbps upstream for internet connection) Video Memory 8 MB minimum Color 256 colors (or better) SVGA Monitor Resolution 1024 x 768 (or better) Microsoft® Internet Explorer Version 6.0 or later Microsoft DirectX® Software Version 9.0b or later Recommended USB Cameras Logitech QuickCam 4000, Creative Notebook WebCam. ViaVideo compatible
  4. 4. Avaya Communication Manager v3.0.1 • VSX 8000 Hardware: • V500 • S8700 or S8500 server (supports 1000 video calls) • Polycom MGC Multipoint Control Units: • S8300 server (supports 75 video calls) • MGC 25 • Communication Manager H.323 trunk to a third • MGC 50 party gatekeeper • MGC 100 Additional Hardware • Polycom VSX Room Systems: Learn More To learn more about the Avaya Video Telephony Solution • VSX 3000 contact your Avaya Client Executive or Authorized • VSX 5000 BusinessPartner, or visit • VSX 6000 • VSX 7000 About Avaya Avaya enables businesses to achieve superior For businesses large and small, Avaya is a world results by designing, building and managing their leader in secure, reliable IP telephony systems, communications infrastructure and solutions. For communications applications and full life-cycle over one million businesses worldwide, including services. Driving the convergence of embedded more than 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500®, Avaya’s voice and data communications with business COMMUNICATIONS embedded solutions help businesses enhance applications, Avaya is distinguished by its AT THE HEART OF BUSINESS value, improve productivity and create competitive combination of comprehensive, world-class advantage by allowing people to be more productive products and services. Avaya helps customers and create more intelligent processes that satisfy across the globe leverage existing and new customers. networks to achieve superior business results. © 2005 Avaya Inc. All Rights Reserved. Avaya and the Avaya Logo are trademarks of Avaya Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All trademarks identified by the ®, SM or TM are registered trademarks, service marks or trademarks, respectively, of Avaya Inc., with the exception of FORTUNE 500 which is a registered trademark of Time Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Printed in the U.S.A. 10/05 • MIS2822