Avaya Buys Conference Phone Maker Konftel For $15 Million

Avaya, a provider of business collaboration software and services, this morning announced it has acquired Konftel, which specializes in audio collaboration technology and is a leading conference telephone manufacturer.

Avaya coughed up $15 million in cash for the company, and hopes the acquisition will enable it to broaden its portfolio of desktop to conference room audio collaboration systems.

Avaya says it intends to leverage Konftel’s product portfolio with its own multi-modal technologies and user experiences to deliver capabilities that reach across Avaya’s platforms, creating common, scalable solutions.

Based in Sweden, Konftel provides high-definition audio collaboration devices that range from desktop conference units to conference room systems to large auditorium implementations.

The company is henceforth a wholly-owned subsidiary of Avaya.