Avaya Unveils Pink IP Deskphone Faceplates to Benefit American Cancer Society®


Unique, B-to-B cause-related marketing program for Avaya 9600 Series IP Deskphones will support breast cancer awareness, research, patient services and advocacy programs.

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 22 / -- Avaya, Inc, a leading global provider of business communications applications, software and systems, announces that it will collaborate with the American Cancer Society to market pink faceplates for Avaya 9600 Series IP Deskphones. The Pink Deskphone faceplates also showcase the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® pink ribbon, and will provide $5 from the sale of each faceplate towards the Society's breast cancer awareness, research, patient service and advocacy programs through December 2008.

The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 178,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer among women will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2007. Although increased awareness and improved detection have helped slow the mortality rate, it is estimated that there will be more than 40,000 deaths from the disease this year (1).

The Avaya Pink Deskphone faceplates are among the first breast cancer cause-related marketing programs that are entirely oriented towards the workplace.

"Customizing a business phone with color and design allows businesses and organizations to extend branding and make a statement in a unique way," said Jocelyne Attal, chief marketing officer, Avaya. "We're applying that same concept to allow individuals and groups of employees to show their support for the tremendous work the American Cancer Society does on behalf of breast cancer awareness, advocacy, research and support. I am extremely proud to be launching this program with Avaya."

The pink faceplates can be ordered individually or in boxes of 25 for $25 each faceplate for new or existing Avaya one-X Deskphones with model numbers 9620, 9630 or 9640. Users with existing 9620 or 9630 models need to confirm that their set supports the changeable faceplate by checking the SAP model number in the bar code on the bottom of the set: Avaya 9620 phones with 700426711 and 9630 models with SAP code number 700426729 and all 9640 phones can be customized.

For more information and to order the pink faceplates, please go to www.avaya.com/projectpink, or contact your Avaya Client Executive or Avaya Authorized BusinessPartner.

Avaya one-X Deskphones for businesses and organizations

The Avaya one-X Deskphone works with Avaya Communication Manager IP Telephony software to enable more intelligent access to intelligent communications. The one-X Deskphone incorporates brilliant audio for premium clarity, improving the listening experience in two-way and multi-party calls. Its unique user interface provides simple on-screen prompting and coaching to the user during common telephone tasks such as completing a call transfer. Multi-party conferencing users are able see all teleconference participants on their phone display and scroll through to add, drop or mute participants. Built-in mobility applications let users bridge the deskphone with their cell or smart phones with one touch, providing constant connectivity and one-number access for those on the go. In addition, the 9630 and 9640 models support advanced SIP telephony features, including displaying the telephone status and availability of other workgroup users from the phone contact list and integration with Microsoft Outlook calendar appointments.

The phones support many customized and personalized options. Beyond the pink faceplates for the American Cancer Society, additional standard colors are available as well as custom designs including company logos. The 9600 models also support Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth, and SIP technologies, and can be expanded with additional, intelligent applications. For example, Avaya Developer Connection member, SDC, has built an application for the healthcare market that turns the IP phone next to a patient's bed into an intelligent information appliance for patients and hospital staff.

The Avaya one-X family of products includes the Mobile, Desktop and Quick Edition. For more information about Avaya one-X Deskphones, please visit: avaya.com/gcm/master-usa/en-us/products/offers/one- x_deskphone_edition.htm (please copy and paste the preceding link into your browser)

About Avaya

Avaya delivers Intelligent Communications solutions that help companies transform their businesses to achieve marketplace advantage. More than 1 million businesses worldwide, including more than 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500®, use Avaya solutions for IP Telephony, Unified Communications, Contact Centers and Communications-Enabled Business Processes. Avaya Global Services provides comprehensive service and support for companies, small to large. For more information visit the Avaya Web site: http://www.avaya.com/.

(1) American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2007.

FCMN Contact: klined@avaya.com

Source: Avaya, Inc

Web site: http://www.avaya.com/
http://www.avaya.com/projectpink

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