Avaya's Vantage communication device is ideal for hotels, hospitals and offices
This is one unusual desktop communication device, looking unlike any phone you may have seen. The Avaya Vantage is an all glass 8 inch touch screen, with no visible mechanical buttons. It occupies a very small footprint on the desk or it can be wall mounted with a detachable cradle and a corded or cordless handset.
Users can fire up voice, chat, collaboration instantly through one touch connections with no unnatural breaks or pauses—eliminating the need to manage multiple devices in order to engage.
The device is the latest in collaborative communications with an integrated video camera for face-to-face conferencing or business related calls, operating on both wired or wireless networks including Bluetooth.
Avaya's BreezeTM Client SDK, a software development kit allows enterprises to customise it for any business environment vertical—healthcare or hospitality suggest themselves. In the demo of the product at its launch last month, Avaya simulated a high-end Guest Experience in a hotel, where a guest can access room service, travel desk, front desk, concierge—all in a seamless fashion, drilling down to look at the in room dining menu, organising a day trip or booking a tour guide or a car all d from the guest room Vantage device.
The company did not share a price, but the device is known to sell abroad for around $600.