Mitel Broadens Customer Choice With Collaboration and Voice Solutions
Optimized Across Leading IT Environments
Launches MiVoice for Lync and MiCollab Integration With Google, Enabling
Customers to Leverage Existing Tech Investments
OTTAWA, June 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW), a
leading provider of cloud and premises-based unified communications software
solutions, today announced two new product offerings: MiVoice for Lync and
MiCollab 5.0 (formerly Mitel Application Suite or MAS). Building on its open
Freedom Architecture, Mitel is enabling customers to leverage existing
technology investments by optimizing its collaboration and communications
solutions to interoperate with other IT environments.
"It's ironic how many collaboration and communications tools do not work well
with other technologies. And yet customers continue to rank interoperability
as a top priority in today's multi-vendor IT environments. No business has the
time or money to rip out and replace infrastructure to make applications work
together. Mitel understands this and drives to deliver tools that easily
integrate with and add value to our customers' preferred IT platforms," said
Ron Wellard, EVP and GM, Mitel Communications.
MiVoice for Lync
Voice remains a fundamental, mission-critical solution for businesses today
that supports a broad range of users, including mobile employees who are not
desk-bound. MiVoice for Lync brings Mitel's business-class voice features to
Microsoft Lync users and is designed to be a simple, cost-effective and
reliable solution. Optimized for Lync, it doesn't require the integration of
third-party devices, gateways or other components that traditionally have
added complexity and driven up operational costs for organizations that add
voice features to their Microsoft Lync environment.
MiVoice for Lync is designed to provide a crystal clear voice solution and
seamless user experience for the Microsoft Lync client. It can be deployed in
public, private and hybrid cloud environments as well as on-premise, with the
ability to support customers as their cloud strategies evolve.
Jan Wouter van den Doel, ICT Manager for Delta Psychiatrisch Centrum/TBS
Kliniek de Kijvelanden, a psychiatric hospital in the Netherlands, commented,
"Mitel is putting our needs first with MiVoice for Lync. We use Lync as part
of our Microsoft investment, but also depend on Mitel for our facility-wide
voice and emergency alert messaging. MiVoice for Lync enables us to maximize
our investment, optimize our communications system through one single desktop
interface and obtain the high reliability we require."
For more information visit www.mitel.com/mivoiceforlync
MiCollab is a single, unified solution that improves collaboration and
information sharing among employees and with customers, partners and
suppliers. Its highly intuitive interface easily enables real-time
communication from any device or location via voice, instant messaging,
presence and audio, video and web conferencing. This can boost productivity,
enhance collaboration and streamline business processes.
Reinforcing Mitel's commitment to choice of IT environment, this latest
release of MiCollab adds tight integration with the Google Cloud Platform and
Google Apps, including its calendar, email, instant messaging, presence and
contact management features. Additionally, Mitel is now offering, at no
charge, a client application for all users that provides corporate directory
access, contact management and click-to-call capabilities.
For small and mid-size businesses and service providers delivering cloud-based
communications services, Mitel now delivers MiCollab packaged with voice as a
single virtual appliance, aiming to decrease the solution resource footprint
and speed deployment times.
For more information visit www.mitel.com/micollab
MiVoice for Lync and MiCollab 5.0 are the first products introduced with
Mitel's new product naming architecture for branding. The product naming
architecture, also announced today, streamlines Mitel products into three
solution categories that align to how customers identify and speak about our
core technologies: MiCollab for collaboration and unified communications
tools, MiVoice for voice platforms and phones and MiContactCenter. Learn more
Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) is a global provider of unified communications
and collaboration (UCC) software, solutions and services that enable
organizations to conduct business anywhere, over any medium with the device of
their choice. Through a single cloud-ready software stream, Mitel's Freedom
architecture provides customers in over 100 countries the flexibility and
simplicity needed to support today's dynamic work environment. For more
information visit www.mitel.com.
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