- Press Release
Avnet Technology Solutions Showcases the Avaya Flare Experience
Avaya Flare Experience is jewel in the crown of a £300,000 refurbishment for Avnet’s THE Resource in Warrington and Bracknell
Bracknell, UK, 8 April 2011:
Avnet Technology Solutions UK, a solutions distribution leader and a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) announced today that it has invested £300,000 to enhance THE Resource centres in its Bracknell and Warrington locations. The technology enhancements make Avnet one of the first distributors in the UK to showcase the complete Avaya product portfolio, as well as the only distributor in the North of England to currently showcase Avaya’s new touch screen technology —the exciting Avaya Flare Experience.
The technology refresh incorporates the Avaya Flare Experience backed up by installations of Communications Manager, Communications Server 1000 and application servers, all underpinned by Avaya’s Data and WLAN Technologies. Avnet has also taken the opportunity to install a number of IP Office 500 units to enable IP Office sales and technical training courses to be presented in Bracknell and Warrington. Avaya’s Agile Communications Environment will be installed in the next few months.
Commenting on Avnet’s investment, Tony McNish, Avaya business unit manager, Avnet Technology Solutions UK, said: “There is a real buzz in the channel around the new collaboration and communication portfolio that is the Avaya Flare Experience, and as the only distributor with the infrastructure to showcase all of the latest Avaya technologies, our partners are able to get ahead of the game. The enhanced Avnet demonstration facilities, combined with our team of highly experienced technical and commercial specialists, give our partners access to a combination of otherwise inaccessible resources that will help them accelerate business success.”
Avnet has invested heavily in all areas of the Avaya portfolio since being awarded the full distribution contract. Having almost tripled the size of its Avaya team through the expansion of its established enterprise team and the addition of SMB specific resources, Avnet has the technical and commercial prowess to be the trusted advisor to its partners in all Avaya disciplines.
Avnet now has the skills to showcase:
- Avaya Aura Collaboration Solution, including the Avaya Desktop Video Device with Flare experience
- Avaya Ethernet Routing and Switching
- Avaya Wireless LAN 8100 Solution
- Avaya Aura Communication Manager Messaging
- Avaya Aura System Manager
- Avaya Aura One X Communicator with Video
- Avaya Aura One X Agent
- Avaya Aura One X Portal
- Avaya Aura Meeting Exchange
- Avaya IP Office.
“Avnet is a strong distributor for Avaya within the UK,” said Niall Anderson, regional channel director, UK and Ireland, Avaya. “Avnet’s continued investment demonstrates its commitment to drive value into the channel, and they are committed to help partners find new and innovative ways to grow their Avaya business.”
About Avnet Technology Solutions
As a global solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver effective solutions that address the business challenges of their end-user customers locally and around the world. For fiscal year 2010, the group served customers in more than 30 countries and generated US $ 8.19 billion in annual revenue. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. Visit: www.ts.avnet.com/emea/
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers in more than 70 countries worldwide. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 3, 2010, Avnet generated revenue of $19.16 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com (AVT_IR)
For more information please contact:
Avnet Technology Solutions
Linda Patterson, Marketing Director
T: +44 (0)1344 662000