Avaya Unified Communications Solution, configured for 450 users, was evaluated by Miercom for its environmental impact by observing the individual components as well as the system as a whole.
Miercom engineers determined the Avaya solution, based on the Avaya Communication Manager 5.1 platform, offers substantial energy savings by enabling customers with better business communication efficiency and effective telecommuting opportunity. The analysis included verification of the Avaya solution through hands-on testing in a lab environment under moderate load and varying network conditions. Case study site analyses of UC systems deployed in live network environments were also conducted in this audit. The products’ power-usages were weighed against their performance to ascertain true energy-to-service ratio. In substantial size IP PBX environments our industry assessment revealed endpoint devices have the biggest impact in terms of power consumption. The Avaya IP desk phones proved to be very power efficient and contributed to the Certified Green rating. The new G450 Media Gateway impressed us by offering high-quality unified communications, consolidated services, superior interface density and all in a compact energy efficient device.