As you likely have heard today, Avaya announced it has signed a merger agreement to acquire RADVISION. Through this acquisition, Avaya will provide its enterprise customers of every size a highly integrated and interoperable suite of cost-effective, low-bandwidth, high-definition video collaboration products, with the ability to plug and play nearly every mobile device available, including Apple iPad® and Google Android™ devices.
This acquisition further evolves Avaya’s video portfolio with business collaboration solutions, and strengthens Avaya’s commitment to enabling The Power of We™.
This is an important milestone for both customers and for the collaboration market; with this combination, we believe Avaya will be the only vendor to offer an easy-to-use, fully integrated voice and video solution for anytime, anywhere collaboration available in open, standards-based environments (H323 and SIP). It is a great example of Avaya’s commitment to enable faster collaboration, smarter decisions and better business results, and help our customers better meet the demands of today’s workforce.
Upon closing, Avaya would acquire RADVISION’s entire line of videoconferencing products, video communications management, bridging technologies and its extensive expertise in serving both enterprises and service providers. The integrated RADVISION portfolio complements the Avaya video offering available today and is comprised of standards-based applications, infrastructure and endpoints for ad-hoc and scheduled videoconferencing from multiple devices. It provides highly flexible collaboration environments that are designed to grow with the needs of the business, and to help reduce the total cost of ownership.
We are excited about the opportunity this represents for Avaya, and for you as our customer. Until the transaction closes, both companies will continue to operate independently. The transaction is expected to close within the next 90 days.
Avaya fully intends to continue its support for all current Avaya video installations after the closing event. We will be creating and rolling out an integrated roadmap as soon as the appropriate closing activities are conducted. In the meantime, I am happy to work with you to identify potential opportunities that this merger, once closed, can offer your business.