The world’s most powerful, yet simple communications platform is about to get even better. A new software upgrade is on the way for Avaya IP Office that will make it even easier and simpler for small and mid-sized businesses to connect and collaborate in real-time without limitations.

Avaya IP Office v9.1

Some of the new and improved features of the Avaya IP Office V9.1 include:

One-x Portal

Improvements include support for 500 Hunt/Presence Groups and 150 nodes as well as Hunt Group Queue Monitoring and security enhancements.

Web Collaboration

The Web Conferencing solution for IP Office customers makes use of the internet as a medium for conducting virtual conferences, meetings or demonstrations. It will enable presentation sharing, questions and answer sessions, desktop/application sharing and also white-boarding. As part of the Web Collaboration solution, a Microsoft Outlook Plugin widget can schedule and manage Meet Me Conferences.

Conference Scheduling

Conference scheduling will include easily navigable ‘Calendar View’ and ‘Meetings View’, an option to schedule new conferences, modify existing conferences and cancel scheduled conferences. There will also be a single click join conference feature. Email invitations (in Outlook calendar format) will be sent to participants on scheduling, modification and cancellation while IM (My Buddy) notifications are also provided to users on scheduled conference success (new/modify/cancel) and also at conference start (reminder).

Avaya IP Office v9.1

Soft Console (for Receptionist)

New features include instant Messaging for receptionists and the maximum limit has been increased to 32 for IP Office and 50 for IP Office Select.

Location Time Zones

This new feature allows users to assign a time zone to a group of phones, which is useful for remote worker sites that are typical of cloud deployments. It applies the time to phones, voicemails and call logs and can be applied to any extension type, not just H.323.

This is only scratching the surface of what this powerful new communications system will offer. IP Voice Solutions is currently testing V9.1 with a general release soon.