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Avaya / Nortel Releases BCM 6.0

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Jim Sites

On September 15, 2010 Avaya announced the general availability of Business Communications Manager (BCM) Release 6.0 software. BCM 6.0 will be available on the BCM50 and BCM450 platforms and introduce enhanced unified communications capabilities and provide new teleworking solutions.

Without going very deep into the technical details, I wanted to let you know about some of the enhancements that will be coming your way. If you have questions about any specifics, I would be more than happy to help you.

Find Me Follow Me Enhancements:

  • Increased capacity and flexibility of Find Me Follow Me (FMFM)
  • Ability to use BCM features (park, hold, conference, transfer) on external destinations such as mobile or home phone
  • Ability to use FMFM over analog trunks
  • Additional configuration options to personalize the FMFM experience

Remote Worker Solution – Unistim VPN Client (UVC)

  • Secure Remote Worker solution
  • No need for PC based VPN Client or VPN Router for remote workers

Remote Worker Solution – NAT Traversal

  • Low Cost remote worker solution that does not require a VPN solution

MeetMe Conferencing Portal

  • Web portal for MeetMe Conferencing
  • Real-time participant information for chairperson and participants
  • Ability to see participants and control meetings

Advanced Paging Productivity Pack

  • One button text messaging (helpful where voice paging is not practical due to infrastructure limitations or is not appropriate such as noisy environments)

Multiple Business Names

  • Option to configure up to 5 different business names per BCM (helpful for sites with multiple tenants or businesses with several customer facing entities)

Interoperability with other Avaya/Nortel solutions

  • BCM 50 3.0, 5.0 & 6.0
  • BCM 450 1.0, 5.0, & 6.0
  • CS1000 7.0 & 6.0
  • CS2100 SE13 & SE12
  • IP Office 6.0 – SIP only
  • Avaya Aura – SIP only

Public SIP Trunking

  • Possible cost savings through SIP trunks
  • Broader implementation options
  • Enhanced redundancy and failover options

*End of new sales for BCM release 5.0 will be December 6th, 2010. According to Avaya’s lifecycle policy, they will continue to support BCM customers on release 5.0 for 6 years after Dec. 6th.

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