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Avaya Helps Enhance Public Safety for India's Most Populous State with Dial 100 Project

Uttar Pradesh Police Transforms Contact Center Operations, Improves Response Times to Emergency Calls, and Increases Public Safety With Avaya

NEW DELHI, INDIA--(Marketwired - January 12, 2017) - Avaya announced today the successful completion of its Dial 100 project with the state government of Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state. One of the largest and most ambitious projects ever undertaken by the Uttar Pradesh police force, the Dial 100 project is designed to provide integrated emergency services across the entire state, including rural areas, on a 24 x 7 basis.

Uttar Pradesh needed a system that could handle the growing number of emergency calls, greater variety of connectivity technologies, and a diversity of responses. Addressing these needs, Avaya established a centralized contact center in Lucknow, the state capital, to facilitate faster response time to emergency calls, with the ability to support more than 600 calls at any given time to support the state's 204 million citizens.

The solution is based on an integrated communication model, capable of responding to multiple communications channels including phone, mobile, e-mail and social media. The contact center supports all dialects of Hindi and some foreign languages. Video calling features also support users with special needs, with agents available that can read sign language and help provide support to people in distress.

The system not only provides a seamless user experience throughout the process, but can also eliminate the need to visit a police station in some instances -- a process that can be very distressing for some citizens. The robust IT system by Avaya creates a detailed digital trail of all activities, documenting all issues electronically without police intervention. The system also allows citizens to upload pictures or videos, which gets tagged with their calls and forwarded to the concerned police station electronically for taking cognizance.

"This citizen-centric solution will empower citizens to get government assistance in an impartial and honest manner in emergencies threatening their life and property. We believe it will lead to a fundamental shift in the way the police provide services at grass-roots level, which will benefit all law-abiding citizens. We are proud to work with Uttar Pradesh to deliver this ground-breaking solution and believe this provides a model for other states to follow."
Vishal Agrawal, Managing Director, India and SAARC -- Avaya

As a global leader in enterprise communications software, systems and services, Avaya is actively involved in transforming emergency services and public safety solutions with governments and organizations around the world. Avaya is the global market share leader in contact center solutions and has been named a Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for Contact Center Infrastructure for 16 consecutive years.

About Avaya

Avaya enables the mission critical, real-time communication applications of the world's most important operations. As the global leader in delivering superior communications experiences, Avaya provides the most complete portfolio of software and services for contact center and unified communications with integrated, secure networking -- offered on premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid. Today's digital world requires some form of communications enablement, and no other company is better positioned to do this than Avaya. For more information, please visit www.avaya.com.

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