Communications solution provider Avaya have announced they are to acquire RADVISION Ltd, a leading provider in videoconferencing.  The acquisition is expected to close within approximately 90 days depending on the satisfaction of agreed closing conditions.

The Radvision portfolio includes a wide range of video conferencing products targeted at all customers ranging from a small business to enterprise level.  The acquisition will allow Avaya to begin providing its customers with an improved suite of HD video collaboration products at a more cost-effective rate which offers the ability to plug-and-play on multiple mobile devices, including iOS and Android.

Avaya are looking to promote its platform for use on the iPad and Android mobile devices to meet support B2B, B2C and bring-your-own device trends.

Kevin Kennedy, president and CEO of Avaya said “The opportunity for personal workspace is now. Customers demand a rich, collaborative user experience that is interoperable and easy to use. In addition, we believe this transaction will leverage a highly-skilled, incredibly talented and experienced workforce ready to deliver video to enterprise customers. With this acquisition we will seek to extend videoconferencing to any device, anytime, anywhere, making it as easy as a phone call, seizing the opportunity to deliver a fully-integrated solution and architecture that we believe sets us apart from the competition”.