Avaya IP Telephony Solutions Take Center Stage at New Jersey's Prudential Center - Home of the N.J. Devils



    
    - Consultedge, Inc., Avaya Platinum BusinessPartner, scores big with
    intelligent communications infrastructure sale, design and implementation
    for the nation's newest sports and entertainment arena
    

    BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Oct. 18 /CNW/ -- When New Jersey's Prudential Center
opens on October 25 with the first of ten concerts by Bon Jovi, the new
state-of-the-art arena will have a state-of-the art communications network to
match.  Taking center stage are a host of new intelligent communications
applications from Avaya Inc. (NYSE:   AV), a leading global provider of business
communications applications, systems and services.
    Prudential Center, managed by AEG, is the first major sports and
entertainment venue in the nation's top media market in over 25 years. It is
the home of the New Jersey Devils, Seton Hall University men's basketball and
the New Jersey Ironmen of the MISL. Prudential Center showcases 76 luxury
suites, 2,330 club seats, and an array of amenities and conveniences for fans.
It will seat 17,500 people for soccer games, 17,625 for hockey games, 18,500
for basketball games and 19,500 for concerts.
    To serve the arena and the sports teams it will house, Avaya Platinum
BusinessPartner Consultedge Inc. designed a communications solution based on
Avaya Communication Manager IP telephony software and a host of powerful
intelligent communications applications.
    For example, field recruiters and other mobile employees will be able to
use Avaya Extension to Cellular to have calls made to their desk phone ring on
their cell phone as well - enabling them to be reached through a single number
and to use a single voicemail inbox, whether they are in the office or away.
Traveling executives will be able to use an Avaya IP Softphone application to
turn their laptop into a remote communication hub for making, receiving and
managing calls from a home office, hotel room or other remote site.  With
Avaya Modular Messaging they will be able to see incoming voicemail messages
in their Microsoft Outlook inbox, play them in any order, and forward them
just like an email message.
    Session initiation protocol (SIP) "presence" capabilities enabled by
Avaya Communication Manager will help arena and team personnel operate more
productively by indicating when someone is in the office and available to take
a call.
    "As the first new sports and entertainment facility in this region in
over 25 years, Prudential Center features a host of amenities that fans in
this area have never seen before," said Dale Adams, general manager,
Prudential Center. "The technology provided by Avaya is going to play a big
role in our goal of making Prudential Center the most efficiently-run arena in
the country."
    In addition to the arena's communications network, Consultedge also
designed a high-capacity data network for the Prudential Center that features
switches from Extreme Networks and virtual private networking and firewall
applications from Juniper Networks.  Both Extreme Networks and Juniper
Networks are Avaya AlliancePartners.
    
    About Avaya
    
    Avaya delivers Intelligent Communications solutions that help companies
transform their businesses to achieve marketplace advantage. More than 1
million businesses worldwide, including more than 90 percent of the FORTUNE
500(R), use Avaya solutions for IP Telephony, Unified Communications, Contact
Centers and Communications-Enabled Business Processes. Avaya Global Services
provides comprehensive service and support for companies, small to large. For
more information visit the Avaya Web site: http://www.avaya.com.
    
    About Consultedge Inc.
    
    Consultedge Inc. leverages best-in-class technologies to produce
converged voice/data communications solutions that drive business performance
and value. Specializing in IP telephony, contact center/CRM and messaging
solutions, Consultedge provides services that include system planning, design,
implementation, project management and maintenance. The company is an Avaya
Platinum BusinessPartner and maintains additional partnerships with industry
leaders including Extreme Networks and Juniper Networks.
    Consultedge was named one of the nation's fastest-growing technology
solution providers in 2005, 2006 and 2007 by CRN Magazine and is a recipient
of the NJBiz 2005, 2006 and 2007 Fast 50 award, which recognizes the 50
fastest-growing companies in New Jersey.  Headquartered in New Jersey,
Consultedge has offices in Michigan, North Carolina, Texas, California,
Florida, North Carolina and New York.  For more information, visit
www.consultedge.com.
    
    About AEG
    
    AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the
world. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, owns or
controls a collection of companies including facilities such as STAPLES Center
(Los Angeles, CA), NOKIA Theatre Times Square, NOKIA Theatre at Grand Prairie
(TX), the El Rey Theatre (Hollywood, CA), the WaMu Theatre (Seattle, WA),
Target Center (Minneapolis, MN) and three just opened arenas, Sprint Center
(Kansas City, MO), Prudential Center (Newark, NJ) and The O2, a 28-acre
development located in the eastern part of London along the Thames River which
includes a 20,000 seat arena and over 650,000sf of leisure and entertainment
use; sports franchises throughout the world including the Los Angeles Kings
(NHL), Los Angeles Riptide (MLL), the Los Angeles Galaxy and Houston Dynamo
(MLS) in addition to overseeing privately held management shares of the Los
Angeles Lakers (NBA).  AEG developed and operates The Home Depot Center, a
$150 million national training facility on the Campus of California State
University Dominguez Hills in Carson, California designated as an "Official
U.S. Olympic Training Site" by the United States Olympic Committee that
includes major facilities for soccer, tennis, track & field, cycling,
lacrosse, rugby, action sports, beach volleyball, basketball and other sports.
 AEG's live entertainment division, AEG LIVE is one of the world's leading
concert promotion and touring companies.
    AEG is overseeing the development of L.A. LIVE, a 4 million square foot /
$2.5 billion downtown Los Angeles sports, residential & entertainment district
featuring NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE, a 7,100-seat state-of-the-art live theatre
which opened this October, a 54-story, 1001-room convention center
"headquarters" hotel, Club NOKIA at L.A. LIVE, a 2,400 capacity live music
venue, a 14-screen Regal Cineplex, "broadcast" facilities for ESPN, along with
entertainment, restaurant, residential and office space and additional arenas,
O2 World, on a 45-acre site in the heart of Berlin, Citizen's Business Bank
Arena in Ontario, California and in Las Vegas, Nevada.




For further information:

For further information: Media Relations, Deb Kline, +1-908-953-6179, 
klined@avaya.com, or Investor Relations, Matt Booher, +1-908-953-7500, 
mbooher@avaya.com, both of Avaya; or Justin Edelman of Edelman Sports for 
Prudential Center, +1-212-704-4430, justin.edelman@edelman.com Web Site:
http://www.avaya.com

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