September 26, 2011

Mitel Extends UC Freedom to Apple iPhone and iPad

Mitel's UC Advanced Mobile for iOS Makes the Bring-Your-Own-Device Trend Easier on IT

OTTAWA, Ontario, Sept. 26, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitel (Nasdaq:MITL), a leading provider of unified communications software solutions, today announced that Mitel Unified Communicator® (UC) Advanced software is now available on the iOS mobile operating system for Apple® iPhones® and iPads®, the leading choice among Small- to Medium-Enterprises (SMEs)1. This offering further extends the reach of Mitel's unified communications platform on mobile devices, allowing IT managers to accommodate the BYOD phenomenon in which workers bring their personal mobile device into the workplace.

The BYOD movement is one of the many additional challenges that make it difficult for IT departments to cope with security and control issues in the enterprise. Mitel is now making it possible to handle this trend with greater ease through unified communications for iOS and other mobile platforms. This offering continues to build on Mitel's Freedom architecture, which eliminates the closed, single-vendor unified communications architecture that has historically defined the industry. Mitel's Freedom architecture delivers a best-in-class approach to communications infrastructure. IT now can deliver Mitel unified communications applications via mobile clients across iOS-based as well as RIM- and Android-based mobile devices, representing the vast majority of mobile devices in business environments.

"Mitel Unified Communicator Advanced for iPhone and iPad, in combination with the Freedom architecture, allowed our employees and our IT department to utilize our existing infrastructure and devices of choice without having to purchase new equipment," said Matthew J. Estes, director of Strategic Initiatives, TaxResources, Inc. "The product's flexibility and functionality were key factors in our decision to go with Mitel for our customized unified communications solution at TaxResources."

"We recognize that delivering unified communications software to the iOS platform for Apple products is essential to our customers," said Ron Wellard, executive vice president and general manager, Mitel Communications Solutions. "The BYOD phenomenon is one companies can't ignore. By supplying a single software stream that works on the most popular mobile platforms and offering exceptional adaptability to existing infrastructure within an organization, Mitel aims to change the game in unified communications software."

Mitel UC Advanced provides desktop and mobile users a single interface to access all of their Mitel communications capabilities, including voice, video, instant messaging, conferencing and presence.

Mitel UC Advanced Mobile for iOS includes the following capabilities:

  • Search the corporate directory and click-to-dial from corporate contact list to place calls through the corporate network.
  • View missed, dialed, and received calls.
  • Access visual voicemail from your office extension and manage messages by preference rather than sequence.
  • Automatically update presence status and call routing preferences based on your location, or time of day.

UC Advanced Mobile for iOS is available to UC Advanced users in Apple's App Store:

About Mitel

Mitel (Nasdaq:MITL) is a global provider of business communications and collaboration software and services. Mitel's Freedom architecture provides the flexibility and simplicity organizations need to support today's dynamic work environment. Through a single cloud-ready software stream, Mitel delivers a powerful suite of advanced communications and collaboration capabilities that provides freedom from walled garden architectures and enables organizations to implement best-of-breed solutions on any network; extends the "in-office" experience anywhere, on any device; and offers choice of commercial options to fit business needs. For more information, visit: http://www.mitel.com

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1 GigaOm, 2011 — http://gigaom.com/apple/ipads-enterprise-growth-bested-only-by-iphone/

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