Avaya Software Tapped by DeVry University for Classroom and Online Course in VoIP Network Administration



    BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Oct. 24 /CNW/ -- Avaya (NYSE:   AV), a leading global
provider of business communications applications, systems and services, has
been tapped by DeVry University for the Avaya IP Office software platform,
which the University will use to teach voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) to
DeVry students pursuing a bachelor's degree in network and communications
management.
    DeVry University is one of North America's largest degree-granting higher
education institutions and provides career-oriented undergraduate and graduate
degree programs in technology, business and management.
    Avaya IP Office is an award-winning, cost-effective, secure converged
voice and data communications system specially designed for small and mid-
sized companies.  IP Office features include conferencing applications, a
variety of messaging options, small community networking to link IP Office
systems using a standard data network, desktop communications applications
with "point and click" access to commonly-used features such as "speed dial,"
a PC-based operator console, and session initiation protocol (SIP) trunks that
enable IP Office users to take advantage of new telephony services being
offered by Internet telephony service providers.  All of the applications can
be managed remotely.
    "Effective networks are critical to successful business operations - and
the role of the network systems administration professional is absolutely
key," said Amin Karim, national director, technology programs, DeVry
University.  "DeVry was seeking a dependable, flexible tool to teach our
students the skills they need to compete in this challenging arena.  Avaya's
IP Office platform was selected for its many built-in, IP-based applications,
and because students and faculty can access the software whether they're in
the classroom or online."
    The remote access to IP Office software will enable DeVry to teach VoIP
administration to students enrolled in the network and communications
management program - including those who are earning their degree online -
without the need for communications hardware at each location.
    With the IP Office Manager Application hosted on a server at one of
DeVry's campuses, DeVry instructors can use IP Office to teach students how to
administer IP-based communications.
    "DeVry has been a leader in electronics and technology-based business
education for 75 years," said Ira Kucheck, territory sales manager, small and
medium business solutions, Avaya, who configured the Avaya software for DeVry.
"We believe using the Avaya software platform will contribute to their
leadership position and provide an excellent foundation for DeVry students to
learn the intricacies of network administration."
    
    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 DeVry University
    
    As one of the largest degree-granting higher education systems in North
America, DeVry University provides high-quality, career-oriented associate,
bachelor's and master's degree programs in technology, healthcare technology,
business and management.  Approximately 52,000 students are enrolled at its 88
locations in 25 states and Canada, as well as through DeVry University Online.
DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North
Central Association (NCA), www.ncahlc.org.  DeVry University, a division of
DeVry Inc. (NYSE:   DV), is based in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.  For more
information about DeVry University, visit http://www.devry.edu.




For further information:

For further information: media, Barbara Burgess, +1-908-953-3348, or 
barbarab@avaya.com, or investors, Matt Booher, +1-908-953-7500, or 
mbooher@avaya.com, both of Avaya Web Site: http://www.avaya.com              
   http://www.devry.edu                  http://www.ncahlc.org

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