Avaya, a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services, and Research in Motion are in the final stages of VoIP interoperability testing for the Avaya Converged Communications Server and the BlackBerry 7270 Wireless Handheld for WLAN. This will enable broad compatibility between the BlackBerry 7270 and Avaya’s family of IP-enabled communications solutions utilizing SIP-based IP Telephony.

Working with RIM, an industry leader in mobile solutions, enables Avaya to accelerate the deployment of applications that can help businesses move to a new level of intelligent communications, a way to dynamically link communications and business processes anytime, anywhere,” said Geoffrey Baird, general manager and vice president, Avaya Communications Appliances Division. “This marks another important step in Avaya’s plan to help businesses take advantage of the benefits of mobility by extending the bridge between the fixed and wireless worlds.