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NVT Phybridge Wins Avaya DevConnect Award
As communications and networks increasingly rely on a variety of vendors and technologies to meet customer requirements, the number of supplier ecosystems and the importance of cross-company relationships, continually grows.
Avaya (News - Alert), which has long understood the value of partnerships, recently recognized one of its ecosystem members with the DevConnect Select Product Program Excellence Award for 2017. That company is NVT Phybridge (News - Alert) Inc.
NVT Phybridge is a “Power over Long Reach” (PoLRE) Ethernet technology supplier. It has a CHARIoT Series of switches that help customers migrate to IP-based networks. The NVT Phybridge solution relies on single-pair UTP/CAT3 cabling to deliver PoE up to 1,200 feet, which is four times further than a standard Ethernet can. The companies say the NVT Phybridge PoE technology “makes flawless IP connections possible for longer distances.”
The NVT Phybridge PoLRE solution is helping Avaya more quickly and cost effectively migrate its customer base from TDM to IP unified communications platforms. A case in point is JT Global. Andrew Bale, vice president of sales at the company, said that this solution enabled it to deploy Avaya IP phones in a fraction of the time it would’ve otherwise taken.
“It’s our business to eliminate the expense, mess, complexity, and risks that are inevitable with re-cabling to support IP wherever it’s needed most,” said Steven Fair, Executive Vice President of NVT Phybridge. “The PoLRE solution is critically important in helping Avaya’s customers protect their existing infrastructure investments while achieving their IP advancement goals.”
Eric Rossman (News - Alert), Vice President of Developer Relations at Avaya, commented: "For many, the value delivered by Avaya's ecosystem often exceeds their expectations and delivers greater business benefits than they ever imagined. With these DevConnect (News - Alert) Select Product Program Excellence Awards, we wanted to formally recognize those companies that demonstrated leadership in innovation and unwavering commitment to helping our mutual customers attain new successes in their respective business operations."
Edited by Mandi Nowitz