Jenne to Offer Avaya Solutions to Mid-Market Segment



    BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and AVON, Ohio, Jan. 28 /CNW/ -- Avaya Inc., a
leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and
services, announced today that Jenne, a major North American distributor of
networking and IP telephony products, will offer Avaya's mid-sized business
solutions to its national base of value-added resellers and dealers.
    Jenne will distribute mid-market solutions based on Avaya's
market-leading IP telephony software platform, Avaya Communications Manager,
and also will provide training and service support to its reseller network.
    "We are pleased to strengthen our partnership with Avaya by becoming a
Master Distributor for Avaya enterprise products for the mid-market," said
Rose Jenne, CEO, Jenne Distributors. "We are excited to offer our customers
access to Avaya's enterprise solutions, including IP telephony products. The
quality, reliability and depth of the product line and the price structure
make these Avaya solutions a perfect fit for our customers. Jenne is committed
to providing a broad product selection, competitive pricing, quick delivery,
outstanding technical support and in-depth sales training. Our company brings
the added benefit of both a technical inside sales team and a seasoned field
team, experienced in IP telephony and converged solutions."
    Jenne is adding to its portfolio of solutions the Avaya MultiVantage
Express(TM), a complete application-rich solution for mid-sized businesses
with up to 500 extensions. MultiVantage Express is based on Avaya
Communication Manager software, running on an Avaya S8500 Media Server. Jenne
also is providing Avaya S8300 and Avaya S8400 Media Servers with Avaya
Communication Manager software to its mid-market customers.
    In addition, Jenne offers two Avaya solutions for small and medium
businesses (SMBs): Avaya IP Office, a cost-effective, easy-to-use converged
voice and data communications system designed for small and mid-sized
companies, and the Avaya Partner(R) Advanced Communications System, a simple,
reliable system with advanced telephony features for small, growing
businesses.
    "Jenne Distributors has provided Avaya customers with outstanding support
for our SMB solutions, and we are confident that the company's track record of
success will continue with Avaya Communications Manager-based solutions for
the mid-market," said Kevin Cook, vice president, North America Channel Sales,
Avaya. "Avaya is pleased to expand its relationship with Jenne as the company
builds out its portfolio of Avaya solutions."
    According to Randy Mobley of CableLink Solutions, a certified member of
the Avaya BusinessPartner program and specialist in the SMB market, Avaya IP
Office enabled CableLink to penetrate the SMB market.  "Now, the Avaya
Communication Manager portfolio, available through Jenne Distributors, will
take us to the next level with respect to the companies we service," Mobley
said.  "We are working with more sophisticated requirements for some accounts
now, and there is a real need for tailoring enterprise solutions to the mid-
size market."
    
    About Avaya
    
    Avaya delivers Intelligent Communications solutions that help companies
transform their businesses to achieve marketplace advantage. More than one
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 at http://www.avaya.com.
    
    About Jenne Distributors
    
    Jenne is a leading North American supplier of business telephone, data
and computer telephony products and solutions. Since the company's founding in
1986, Jenne has been committed to providing dealers and value-added resellers
with a broad product selection, competitive pricing, fast delivery,
outstanding technical support-plus ongoing sales and technical training. Jenne
strives to offer the most comprehensive personal attention in the industry.
For this reason Jenne has formed strategic alliances with more than 160 major
manufacturers to insure continued assistance with clients' growing needs.
Jenne offers turnkey solutions for all enterprises, large or small. Jenne is
dedicated to helping resellers enter and thrive in the telecommunications and
data markets. Jenne is committed to the converged marketplace and will
continue to offer solutions, new equipment and related applications as they
emerge. For more information on Jenne visit www.jenne.com or call
1.800.422.6191.




For further information:

For further information: Lorie Llorens of Jenne Inc., +1-440-471-3181, 
lllorens@jenne.com; Barbara Burgess of Avaya, +1-908-953-3348, 
barbarab@avaya.com Web Site: http://www.avaya.com                 
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