Basking Ridge, NJ -- Avaya has announced it will provide both wired and wireless communications technologies to NBC...
January 29, 2002
Basking Ridge, NJ — Avaya has announced it will provide both wired and wireless communications technologies to NBC Olympics, Inc. to support communications needs during NBC’s coverage of the Salt Lake City games in February.
Based on Avaya Enterprise Class IP Solutions (ECLIPS), the new technology broadens the capabilities of the communications network the company provided as part of an eight-year contract that began with the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
The new technology will enable NBC Olympics to extend its voice and data network over a single wide area network (WAN) from the NBC Olympics broadcasting centre into five local hotels. Additionally, NBC Olympics’ mobile staff will have “one-number reachability” via instantaneous links between their desktop phones and cell phones.
For the Salt Lake City games, the Avaya communications server used in Sydney has been moved and updated with the latest ECLIPS software, making it possible for NBC Olympics to use public-switched networks, the Internet, intranets, extranets or Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM).
Newly added for this year’s games is Avaya’s R300 Remote Office Communicator, which brings centralized communications server features (everything available at NBC Olympics’ primary location) over a single WAN facility to smaller, remote locations.
Also new is the EC500 Extension to Cellular, a mobility application that extends the incoming calling features of ECLIPS servers to the public cellular network, enabling employees to be reached through a single business telephone number.
For more information, visit its http://www.avaya.com.