Avaya’s new Avaya Vantage additions help increase remote worker productivity

 Avaya has redesigned its Avaya Vantage desktop device to improve the environment for people working from home.  This an all-in-one meeting solution for the home office which includes a built-in high definition conferencing camera, wide band audio and four microphones, enabling an exceptional collaboration experience without requiring the use of a laptop.

You’ll now also be able to find the Avaya Spaces collaboration app on Avaya Vantage. This nifty cloud-based team collaboration and meeting tool is a great environment where users can message, meet, share content, manage tasks and collaborate in the cloud. Features include chat, audio and video conferencing, file sharing, task management, and more.

Avaya’s recent “Work From Anywhere” survey reveals that 65 percent of companies polled are adding new video conferencing solutions as they adapt their workforce to what is likely to be a long-term trend toward more home offices. Analysts estimate that there are now over 1 billion knowledge workers globally, and before the pandemic the percentage of these who worked remotely was in the low single digits. New estimates indicate that when the pandemic is over, 30 percent of the workforce will work from home at least a couple of times a week.

With this shift to a remote workforce, the laptop has become the new “office” — being used for calling, meetings, messaging – as well as for completing work projects.  As a result, laptops have become crowded with numerous CPU-intensive apps, and work must often be paused to use the softphone or to participate in meetings.

The newly redesigned Avaya Vantage helps offload calls and meetings from the laptop onto a purpose-built device.  Additional processing power has been added – making it three times faster than the previous version.

 Simple to setup and use, it integrates with existing Avaya OneCloud platforms as well as standards-based video infrastructure, and allows access and use of the cloud-based applications of choice.

 New “screen shifting” technology has also been added, meaning content, meeting participants, or both can be shifted to a larger screen based on the meeting dynamics at any given time. And for presenting content, one touch opens the same meeting on a laptop to enable a presentation.

“Avaya Vantage and Avaya Spaces are examples of the powerful building blocks available for our customers to compose solutions to increase the productivity of home office workers,” said Simon Harrison, Avaya SVP and CMO. “Avaya OneCloud™ is accelerating digital transformation for our customers by delivering packaged business capabilities and connecting them with everything the cloud has to offer.”

The Avaya Vantage is available with Avaya’s Device as a Service (DaaS) offering which means it can be provided to home office workers for a small monthly fee.

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