Samsung’s Ubigate iBG combined with Avaya’s Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-based IP telephony infrastructure to create an integrated data/voice/security system the pair intend to target at mid-sized enterprises. The solution integrates security, LAN switching, WAN routing and PSTN access from Samsung with Avaya MultiVantage communication applications.
Separately, Avaya’s board elected Philip A. Odeen as non-executive chairman effective October 1, 2006. Odeen joined Avaya’s board in 2002 and is its lead director and chairman of its Compensation Committee.
He also serves on the board of directors of The AES Corporation, Convergys, and Northrop Grumman, and is the non-executive chairman of The Reynolds and Reynolds Company. He was formerly the chairman of TRW, and chief executive officer of BDM International Inc., an information technology firm acquired by TRW.