|[April 18, 2018]
Pro Football's Draft Event Powered by Avaya's Unified Communications
Avaya (News - Alert) Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA). When the 32 national professional
football teams gather for Draft Weekend in Arlington, TX, they will rely
on secure Unified Communications (News - Alert) powered by Avaya to make the picks,
trades, and transactions that will determine the future of their
Partnering with WBL Services for the Draft Event for the
ninth-consecutive year, Avaya will ensure secure, reliable
communications between league officials, teams and the 256 players who
will be selected over the three-day event. Thanks to the Avaya
Equinox™ Experience, team representatives on the field in AT&T (News - Alert)
Stadium will also be able to connect seamlessly with their respective
"war rooms" at team headquarters across the country.
"Avaya is always our number one pick for delivering secure Unified
Communications at the world's biggest sporting events," said Bill
Lipscomb, president, WBL Services. "In a fast-paced, dynamic environment
where the goalposts are always moving, you need critical communications
that are reliable, flexible and scalable. We continue to work with Avaya
because they deliver excellent value, high quality and speed with the
highest level of security, service and hustle."
Providing reliability and uptime, media networks and more than 250
credentialed journalists depend on the Avaya platform to provide
coverage and real-time updates of the draft to the millions of football
fans around the globe.
"Avaya is proud to deliver Unified Communications for Draft Weekend,"
said David Chavez, vice president, Architecture & Innovation, Avaya.
"For the past nine years, they've relied on us to provide seamless
connectivity for teams in their most crucial moments. These are some of
the biggest calls these front office executives will be making all year,
and for all the players, receiving that phone call that they have been
drafted is certainly a moment they'll never forget."
Draft day represents a number of challenges for WBL Services. First,
because the event is in a different location each year, the company
needs an agile communications solution that can change dynamically and
scale-up rapidly. In addition, because communication must be seamless
between the stadium and the different systems running in the 32 teams'
respective headquaters, WBL needs a flexible solution that can
interconnect with any legacy system. Avaya is uniquely capable of
successfully addressing these challenges.
In addition to Sunday's Big Game, WBL Services - in partnership with
Avaya - manages the technology, data and telecommunications for major
events such as the College Football Playoff National Championship Game,
the Hall of Fame Game and the Biggest Game in U.S. Football every
WBL provides telecommunication services for large sporting events, trade
shows, conferences and special events throughout the world, earning them
a reputation for providing trustworthy, secure and customer-centric
Avaya is a global leader in digital communications software, services
and devices for businesses of all sizes. Our open, intelligent and
customizable solutions for contact centers and unified communications
offer the flexibility of Cloud, on-premises and hybrid deployments.
Avaya shapes intelligent connections and creates seamless communication
experiences for our customers, and their customers. Our professional
planning, support and management services teams help optimize solutions,
for highly reliable and efficient deployments. Avaya Holdings Corp. is
traded on the NYSE under the ticker AVYA. For more information, please
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