Tuesday - May 23, 2017

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from U.S. and international businesses.

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CardEasy 'Keypad Payment By Phone' DTMF Payment Solution Now Rated 'Avaya Compliant'
LONDON, May 19 -- Avaya issued the following news release:

Syntec, a leading UK network operator and managed services provider, today announced that its CardEasy MOTO payment solution is compliant with key customer engagement solutions from Avaya, a global provider of business communications software, systems and services.

CardEasy helps businesses resolve PCI DSS compliance in their contact centres. With CardEasy, agents, along with screen and call recordings, do not hear, see, or store sensitive card numbers, allowing businesses to de-scope their contact centres from PCI DSS.The application ... Show Full Article

Inova Loudoun Hospital Now Offering HypnoBirthing Classes
LEESBURG, Va., May 18 -- Inova Health System issued the following news release:

Inova Loudoun Hospital is offering hypnobirthing classes. These fully comprehensive childbirth classes will take attendees through each step of labor and birth and provide the training and tools to have a more comfortable birth. The five-week session will take place at the Natural Birth Center at Inova Loudoun Hospital, 44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg. Classes begin Sunday, May 21 from 1 -3:30 p.m. and will continue on Sundays through June 11.

Expecting mothers and their birth companion will learn simple breathing, ... Show Full Article

Avaya Helps Woodbridge, N.J. Evolve to a Smart City
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 18 -- Avaya issued the following news release:

A city that's nearly 350 years old with a trajectory of growth and innovation is destined to become a Smart City of today. In a move to achieve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness that would best serve its citizens, Woodbridge, NJ teamed with Avaya to create a unified, shared services model to support its municipal functions.

The fifth largest township in NJ has grown from a local hub of brick manufacturing into a bustling center of industry and commerce with a number of F500 companies operating within its borders. ... Show Full Article

Workers Calling Time on 'Dumb Phones'
LONDON, May 17 -- Avaya issued the following news release:

UK office workers are calling for an end to exclusively desk-bound communications technology, in particular 'dumb' desk phones that can only make calls, according to research by Avaya, the global leader in delivering superior customer experiences.

Avaya is releasing the results of this comprehensive global survey at UC EXPO, Europe's largest Unified Communications and Collaboration event, where it is a keynote participant.

The Avaya survey, conducted with research company YouGov, asked more than 3,000 office employees in the UK ... Show Full Article

Avaya Sets the Stage for 'Experience Avaya'; Redefining Communication in the Age of Digital Transformation
KOLKATA, India, May 17 -- Avaya issued the following news release:

Avaya, the global leader in delivering superior communications experiences, showcased the first edition of 'Experience Avaya- Kolkata Chapter' today at The Oberoi Grand in Kolkata. During the conference, Avaya leaders shared and discussed Avaya's vision of "Leading User Defined Experience in the Digital World" with its customers and partners. The highlight of the event was a preview of what communication in an organization could look like in the age of Digital Transformation.

The conference introduced customers and partners ... Show Full Article

Avaya Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2017 Financial Results
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 17 -- Avaya issued the following news release:

Avaya reported financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2017.

Total revenue for the second quarter was $804 million, down $71 million compared to the prior quarter and down $100 million year-over-year primarily as a result of lower demand for products and services due to seasonality and extended procurement cycles resulting from the chapter 11 filing. Non-GAAP gross margin was 60.6percent, which compares to 61.5percent for the prior quarter and 60.7percent for the second quarter of fiscal 2016. ... Show Full Article

Avaya Networking Extends Hyper-Segmentation to OpenStack
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 17 -- Avaya issued the following news release:

Avaya today announced it has extended the hyper-segmentation capabilities of its fabric networking to OpenStack. The integration between Avaya's Fabric Connect and the OpenStack networking subproject called Neutron relies on a simple plugin that improves security and eases provisioning of virtual networks from data center to desktop.

OpenStack is an open industry project aimed at data centers that act like a cloud service for their enterprise. Enterprises continue to adopt the OpenStack software platform as a means to ... Show Full Article