Fired Up With Flare
In a nutshell, it's a user interface and software platform that corrals all of a user's forms of communication -- instant messaging, audio, video, web-conferencing, social networking feeds, etc. -- and presents them in a customized, easy-access format that leverages SIP-based networking architecture, in the form of Aura, on the back end. Flare, whose home screen is seen here on the Avaya Desktop Video Device, includes a touch-and-swipe interface, drag-and-drop voice and video conferencing capabilities, a virtual rolodex and the ability to download various productivity and business applications. It was developed using Google Android, meaning one more instance where Google's red-hot mobile OS has muscled its way into potential business settings.