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Mitel Broadens Customer Choice With Collaboration and Voice Solutions Optimized Across Leading IT Environments
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Mitel Broadens Customer Choice With Collaboration and Voice Solutions Optimized Across Leading IT Environments02:00 EDT Tuesday, June 11, 2013
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 at http://mitel.com/about-mitel/news/
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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