Mitel and Vidyo Bring Personal Telepresence to the Cloud

Mitel and Vidyo Bring Personal Telepresence to the Cloud

Distribution Agreement to Deliver Video Integrated With UCC Across Mitel's
Global Channel and Cloud Customers

OTTAWA and HACKENSACK, N.J., June 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitel®
(Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) and Vidyo, Inc., have partnered to deliver a single,
comprehensive offering that will integrate Vidyo's HD video and telepresence
solutions across Mitel's entire line of unified communications and
collaborations (UCC) products, and as part of MiCloud as a Service in the U.S.
Through this reseller and distribution agreement, Mitel's global channel
partners will be able to offer the UCC end-to-end video conferencing solution,
also available as a cloud offering. Early customers are already seeing
significant cost savings, while boosting productivity.

"We explored options and with Mitel and Vidyo we can achieve the same result
for a fraction of the cost. We're pushing the boundaries of how we can
collaborate with a solution that is secure, self-contained and simple to use.
The power of that is we can now have staff and clinicians working properly and
effectively at home with high resolution, high-quality images," said Mike
Press, Assistant Director of NHIS at Nottinghamshire Health Informatics
Service, a shared information and communications technology service provider
in the U.K. supporting the technology needs of a range of customers within the
National Health Service (NHS).

Read the full case study.

With a focus on ease-of-use, the joint solution tightly integrates video as an
integral part of Mitel's voice and collaboration platform. Because both the
Vidyo technology and Mitel's UCC are software-based, the video-enabled
solution is highly flexible and ideal for public, private and hybrid cloud

"After shipping two generations of scalable and cost effective systems that
can scale personal telepresence from legacy room system to mobile and desktop,
we are focused on making our best-in-class conferencing infrastructure even
more accessible to end users," said Ofer Shapiro, co-founder and CEO of Vidyo.
"We are excited by the collaboration with Mitel that will put our immersive
conferencing infrastructure a click away from any Mitel UC users. The
partnership is a perfect example of how the VidyoWorks platform can be used to
enhance business workflow."

One of today's business needs is the ability to empower collaboration, both
internally among employees and externally with partners, suppliers and
customers. The Mitel/Vidyo integrated solution will enable video conferencing
across an organization and beyond. It brings UC driven business-class video
conferencing to major mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets and
laptops, as well as desktop and in-room systems and across all networks to
fully support BYOD initiatives.

"Video is a game changer for business communications, delivering an intuitive
real-time experience that boosts productivity and builds closer team cohesion.
Getting video to actually work within the organization and especially across
other media, on the other hand, has been a challenge," said Ron Wellard, EVP
and GM, Mitel Communications. "Our integrated Vidyo solution, closely tying
video into our MiCollab and MiVoice platforms, will cut costs, reduce
complexity and make video easily and pervasively available to enhance

For more information on the joint Mitel-Vidyo solution, including product
details, please go to or the Vidyo web site.

About Mitel

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

About Vidyo, Inc.

Vidyo, Inc. pioneered Personal Telepresence enabling natural, HD multi-point
videoconferences on tablets, smart phones, PCs, Macs, room systems and
telepresence installations that interoperate with legacy H.323 and SIP
endpoints. Vidyo's infrastructure makes it a leading provider of affordable
cloud-based video conferencing technology. The VidyoWorks™ platform allows
solution providers to integrate high quality visual communications into their
applications, leveraging H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC) and Vidyo's
patented VidyoRouter™ technology. Learn more at, on the Blog or
follow Vidyo on Twitter @vidyo and on Facebook.


CONTACT: Mitel Contact Information
         Amy MacLeod (media),
         613-592-2122 x71245,
         Malcolm Brown (industry analysts),
         613-592-2122 x71246,
         Cynthia Hiponia (investor relations),
         613-592-2122 x71997,
         Vidyo Contact Information
         Kerry Ogata, 301-717-4224,

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