Wind River Software and Services Accelerate the Development of Avayas Java Enabled IP Screen Phone
Wind River Presents Avaya with Cool Customer Design Award
ALAMEDA, Calif., June 17, 2002 - Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:WIND), a leading provider of software and services for connected devices, today awarded its "Cool Customer Design" award to Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV) for its development of the upgradeable, Java-enabled 4630 IP Screenphone. By using a combination of Wind River's products and development services including the JWorks PersonalJava environment and Information Appliance Framework, Avaya was able to quickly deliver extensive phone features and functionality, along with a high level of reliability and voice quality.
"We chose Wind River because we knew we could get reliable and leading-edge software components, as well as premier expert development services necessary to get our product to market quickly," said Emil Stefanacci, research and development manager for Avaya's 4630. "We are extremely pleased to have been chosen for this Cool Customer Award for our PersonalJava enabled IP Screen Phone. With Wind River's software and services, we were able to incorporate a wide array of features and functionality into the product, while preserving the necessary ease of use that delivers a productive end-user experience."
"By leveraging the technology and features of the Information Appliance Framework (IAF), Avaya was able to rapidly develop and deploy their latest product. Utilizing the IAF's JWorks PersonalJava environment, Avaya was able to field a feature-rich, standards-based product," said Sayeed Choudhury, director of market development for the Digital Consumer group of Wind River's Networks business unit.
The PersonalJava application environment lets Avaya customers develop and deploy custom applications specific to their company's needs, augmenting the robust turnkey applications already pre-developed by Avaya. The phone has a full-color, touch-sensitive VGA screen that displays Web content, call status, and directory data. Other innovative features include a full duplex speakerphone, headset jack, five-fixed feature buttons, message waiting indicator, 10/100BaseT Ethernet connection, and an integrated Ethernet hub for connecting a PC through the phone.
"In augmenting Avaya's own internal development effort with Wind River engineers that have extensive knowledge of PersonalJava, embedded operating systems, device drivers, and connectivity protocols, Ayava's development team was able to focus on their core value-added application components," stated Steve Christian, director of marketing for Wind Rivers Services business unit. The internal development combined with the time to market advantages of leveraging the IAF hardware and software components, such as the HTML browser from WindLink partner IceSoft, dramatically reduces the development lifecycle."
The 4360 IP Screen phone is now available.
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Wind River is a worldwide leader in embedded software and services for creating connected smart devices. Wind River provides software development tools, real-time operating systems, and advanced connectivity software for use in products throughout the Internet, telecommunications and data communications, digital imaging, digital consumer electronics, networking, medical, computer peripherals, automotive, industrial automation and control, and aerospace/defense markets. Wind River is How Smart Things Think. Founded in 1983, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide.
Avaya Inc., headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., is a leading global provider of voice and data networks as well as communications solutions and services that help businesses, government agencies and other institutions - including more than 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500 - excel in the customer economy. Avaya offers Customer Relationship Management Solutions, Unified Communication Solutions, Service Provider Solutions, MultiService Networking Infrastructure, and Converged Voice and Data Networks - including the company's no-compromise Avaya Enterprise-Class IP Solutions (ECLIPS) - all supported by Avaya Services and Avaya Labs. Avaya is the worldwide leader in unified messaging, messaging systems, call centers, and structured cabling systems. It is the U.S. leader in voice communications systems and services. Avaya is an official sponsor for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the FIFA Women's World Cup 2003 and the 2006 FIFA World Cup tournaments. For more information about Avaya, visit its Web site at http://www.avaya.com.
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