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Mitel Enhances Microsoft Integration with Release 7 of Enterprise IP Telephony Communications Platform

  • 01 March, 2006 12:01

<p>Sydney, 1st March 2006 – Mitel®, a leading provider of IP communications solutions, today announced Release 7 of the Mitel 3300 IP Communications Platform (ICP), which delivers major enhancements to their flagship enterprise IP communications platform.</p>
<p>Gwilym Funnell, Mitel Australia Country Manager commented, “Release 7 of the Mitel 3300 ICP offers an easy path for our Australian customers to integrate their Microsoft applications with IP Telephony. Mitel’s new high availability features allow businesses to choose from a range of flexible options, allowing them to build IP Telephony systems that never miss a beat.”</p>
<p>Suitable for systems ranging in size from 10 to 65,000 concurrent users in a single cluster, Release 7 extends the existing capabilities of the Mitel 3300 ICP in the following areas:</p>
<p>• improved resilience features, with support for distributed, centralized, hybrid, or hosted environments
• native Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking and SIP networking capability to support remote gateways.
• new mobility capabilities
• support for the Live Business Gateway</p>
<p>“Representing 95 percent of our shipments, IP is what we do. Networked Business Solutions is a comprehensive offering that delivers the benefits of business integration in an open, flexible manner,” said Don Smith, CEO, Mitel. “With Release 7 of our flagship platform enabling richer application integration, Mitel continues to provide tangible business ROI for our customers, while remaining focused on delivering the best user experience.”</p>
<p>Introducing Mitel Live Business Gateway
The Mitel 3300 Live Business Gateway provides seamless integration between the 3300 ICP, legacy communications solutions, Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 and the Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 integrated communications client. Now available, and installed in customer sites, Live Business Gateway leverages legacy environments and simplifies communications between businesses. With Live Business Gateway, users can invoke telephony and presence features from within the Microsoft Office suite of applications and from within Mitel applications including Mitel Customer Interaction Solutions and Mitel NuPoint Messenger  IP.</p>
<p>Mobility Solutions with Mobile Extension
Mitel Mobile Extension rounds out Mitel’s broad suite of Mobility Solutions that address personal mobility, campus mobility and enterprise mobility for corridor warriors, teleworkers and staff on the road. Mobile Extension enables a 3300 ICP or Mitel SX-200 IP Communications Platform (ICP) user to link their deskphone with an internal or external PSTN-connected phone (i.e. a cell phone or wireless handset). When the user's desk phone rings, the twinned phone will ring simultaneously. The twinning feature allows users to manage and publish one contact number, providing a truly integrated mobile and desktop experience.</p>
<p>Mobile Extension extends some of the most popular PBX features to this twinned device, providing mobile employees with office-like PBX telephony features, regardless of their location or telephone device.</p>
<p>Messaging Solutions – Carrier Grade, Enterprise Priced
Release 10 of the Mitel NuPoint Messenger IP Model 640 provides higher scalability and resiliency expanding from eight to 240 ports and over 100,000 mailboxes. Using state-of-the-art technology and leveraging open industry standards such as SIP, Mitel builds on NuPoint Messenger IP’s leadership position as an open, standards-based messaging solution. The carrier-grade messaging solution ensures maximum flexibility for technology evolution without the need for costly upgrades or replacements. Enterprise level voice solutions demand maximum reliability. Optional features such as Continuous System Operation provides for a fail-over between servers for maximum uptime – an industry first in an enterprise voice processing solution.</p>
<p>Customer Interaction Solutions – Scalable, Resilient and Virtual
Along with Mitel’s entire suite of solutions, Mitel Customer Interaction Solutions scale up through the deployment of cost-effective IP trunking gateways on the edge of the network. Resiliency is provided by enabling customer interaction agents to reside on a separate controller or controllers which, in the event of a primary outage, automatically fail-over the agent's environment and registers with their secondary controller. Agents that are geographically dispersed can be seamlessly integrated based on skills, group or location.</p>
<p>About Mitel
Mitel is a market leader for voice, video, and data convergence over broadband networks. With a focus on the user experience, the company delivers advanced communications solutions that are easily customized for individual business needs. Mitel solutions extend from intuitive desktop appliances and applications through to Applications &amp; Services Gateways that enable business process integration and enhancement. Customers are provided with innovative ways to leverage their resources and migrate to the benefits of IP communications at their own pace. Mitel is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with offices, partners, and resellers worldwide. For more information please visit www.mitel.com.</p>
<p>Media contact
Sebastian Rice,
Silverspan,
02 9959 1991,
seb@silverspan.com,
www.silverspan.com ,</p>
<p>Mitel and logo are registered trademarks of Mitel Networks Corporation.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.</p>

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