Avaya IP Office R8+ Essential Edition RFA (267786)
In IP Office Release 7.0, no license was required to switch from Essential Edition Quick mode, Partner Mode or Norstar Mode to IP Office Essential edition standard mode.
In Release 8.0, IP Office Basic Edition, Basic Edition Partner Mode and Basic Edition Norstar Mode continue to not require licenses. However, upgrading these applications to Essential Edition now requires the Essential Edition License to be applied to the system.
The Avaya IP Office Essential Edition License enables mobile twinning and one-X Mobile Essential client for all users and provides four Remote Worker seats. The Remote worker feature provides VPN connectivity to the IP Office system. Customers requiring more than two seats will purchase the Teleworker User package for this capability (which, in this case, requires an upgrade to Preferred Edition).
The Essential Edition is a pre-requisite for Preferred Edition. The Preferred Edition will not work if the Essential Edition license is not present. New customers attempting to install Preferred Edition will receive an alarm that an Essential Edition license is required.
Note: The Preferred Edition users will have mobile twinning enabled for all users and retain access to the Avaya one-X Mobile Essential for IP Office client features (included with an Essential Edition license).