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For Immediate Release - October 8, 2012

Siemon Selected for Membership in Avaya DevConnect Program

Network of companies creates innovative, IP-enabled unified communications applications that extend the value of multivendor networks

October 2012 - The Siemon Company, an expert in network cabling infrastructure, today announced it has been selected by Avaya, a global provider of business collaboration and communication solutions, for membership as a Technology Partner in the Avaya DevConnect program.

Siemon is the developer and manufacturer of a comprehensive portfolio of high performance copper and fibre cabling, cable management and data centee infrastructure solutions, designed to provide a technically advanced physical layer for IT networks. As a DevConnect Technology Partner, Siemon will deliver solutions compatible with Avaya's networking portfolio, providing organisations with complete solutions that perform at a high standard and offer a strong return on IT investment.

The Avaya DevConnect program promotes the development, compliance-testing and co-marketing of innovative third-party solutions that are compatible with standards-based Avaya solutions. Member organisations have expertise in a broad range of capabilities - spanning collaboration, management, analytics, reporting and communications-enabled business process applications - helping joint customers extend the value of their collaboration and contact centre investments and accelerate the speed at which their organisation delivers true value to the bottom line.

"Membership in Avaya's developer community will help us build our business by serving our mutual customers efficiently and effectively," said Robert Carlson, vice president of global marketing at Siemon. "Building on Avaya resources and working more closely with the company to deliver compatible solutions to the market, we are able to provide a robust, high performance physical layer and speed time to deployment so that organizations can quickly create competitive advantage through our IT infrastructure and the systems it supports."

The Avaya DevConnect program currently includes thousands of software and hardware developer companies, integrators, service providers and customers. Members have created a broad array of innovative solutions tested for Avaya compliance, including natural language speech recognition applications, mobile and emergency notification services, specialised computer telephony integration and reporting capabilities, and applications tailored for specific vertical industries.

Through the DevConnect program, Avaya provides companies with a wide range of technical education, access and support for many Avaya platforms and interfaces, often at no cost to Registered members. Technology Partners receive additional benefits in terms of in-depth, joint compliance testing activities and co-marketing support, based on their alignment with Avaya's strategy and value offered to Avaya customers. DevConnect Technology Partners like Siemon must meet rigorous criteria for customer satisfaction, product support, business operations, marketing and sales.

"Technology Partners like Siemon are helping Avaya broaden the choice of solutions available to Avaya networking customers," said Eric Rossman, vice president, developer relations, Avaya. "Siemon provides a foundation that enables our equipment to operate and extends the value and performance of Avaya networking products."

Membership information is available at www.avaya.com/devconnect . A listing of solutions developed and tested under the DevConnect Program is available at www.devconnectmarketplace.com

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About Siemon
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specialising in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance low voltage infrastructure solutions and services for data centres, LANs and intelligent buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers a comprehensive suite of copper and optical fibre cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data centre power and cooling systems and intelligent infrastructure management solutions.

With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of industry standards, underlining the company’s long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) is a Siemon business unit comprised of a team of dedicated technical sales professionals supported by Siemon Labs, mechanical, electrical and signal integrity engineers committed to solving industry and customer driven interconnect challenges. Siemon provides custom network infrastructure solutions to OEMs, leading manufacturers, value-added resellers and system integrators.
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