Avaya launches iPad app for Flare Communicator

Summary:Avaya said it plans to add consumer devices and operating systems later in 2012 for Flare Communicator. Android would be an obvious next step.

Avaya has launched an iPad app for its Flare Communicator communications and collaboration systems.

Flare Communicator, generally available today, is a system that enables enterprise voice, instant messaging, presence and email over various networks. The app, which is available via Apple's App Store, is an end point for Avaya's effort to manage the consumerization movement.

According to Avaya, its Avaya Aura architecture with Flare Communicator are designed to manage bring your own device efforts at enterprises.

The company said it plans to add consumer devices and operating systems later in 2012. Android would be an obvious next step.

Flare Communicator allows for two simultaneous voice calls, contact lists, multitasking and secure connections. The app is free on Apple's App Store and businesses with Avaya Aura 6.1 or later get 50 access licenses with no cost through Jan. 24 to April 30.

Topics: Telcos, Collaboration, Enterprise Software, iPad, Mobility, Social Enterprise, Software

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