LAS VEGAS, NV, June 24 /CNW Telbec/ - Mitel(R) kicked off Mitel Forum
2007 event at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV with product and
channel program announcements aimed at increasing its leadership position in
the unified communications market. The three-day conference and tradeshow
brings together close to a thousand Mitel customers, partners, distributors
and resellers, consultants, and analysts to learn about and experience Mitel's
"presence-everywhere" unified communications solutions.
"Forum represents an opportunity to assemble the entire Mitel team from
customers to partners and distributors to employees to celebrate the success
we're enjoying in the marketplace and lay the foundation for the coming year,"
said Doug Michaelides, vice president of global marketing at Mitel. "By
showcasing our partners on the Forum tradeshow floor and hosting more than 75
educational sessions throughout the week, Mitel demonstrates its thought
leadership in unified communications solutions and our position as a leading
provider in the industry."
Extending Mitel's Leadership in SMB
A highlight of this year's conference is Mitel's recent advancements in
its SMB portfolio designed to power business efficiency.
New to the portfolio, the award-winning Mitel Applications Suite(1)
simplifies installation and administration of systems by combining three Mitel
productivity-enhancing applications - Mitel NuPoint Messenger(TM)- IP, Mitel
Teleworker Solution, and Mitel Mobile Extension - on a single server with a
unified management interface. This new package allows managers to spend less
time and money on implementation and more time on improving how their
organization does business.
Other enhancements to award-winning products in Mitel's SMB portfolio
include Mitel Your Assistant(TM) and Mitel Quick Conference(2). The Mitel Your
Assistant unified communications desktop productivity tool provides person,
phone, and computer presence. Its fully featured soft phone allows road
warriors and teleworkers to communicate securely and collaborate from any
location with a high-speed Internet connection without the need for a virtual
private network (VPN) connection.
Mitel Quick Conference, a cost-effective conferencing platform, allows
businesses to easily conduct ad hoc audio conferences and take advantage of
increased collaboration opportunities among employees, customers, and
partners. Supporting up to 200 participants, the flexibility of Quick
Conference allows users to coordinate "on the fly" conference calls from any
location at any time, without operator assistance.
Delivering One of the Industry's First Multi-Instance Call Servers
Mitel recently announced they have entered into a global OEM agreement
with Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW) that will help drive the use of
converged voice and data applications in multi-tenant environments. Mitel's
unified communications call control software will be integrated into
industry-standard Sun Microsystems servers for enterprise and carrier hosted
and customer premise environments. Together, Sun and Mitel have also created a
unified solution offering with Mitel's contact center software on Sun Ray(TM)
ultra-thin client hardware.
Also new, the Mitel Cordless Handset and Mitel Cordless Headset enable
mobility in the workplace for users to travel within a 100-meter range of
their desk phone. Supported on the Mitel 5300 series IP phones, the Cordless
Handset and Cordless Headset provide the user with the same features as their
regular handset while maintaining superior acoustic quality.
Setting a New Standard of Channel Engagement
Mitel's PARTNERprogram is an evolution of Mitel's global channel model
designed to simplify channel engagement and enable Mitel Solutions Providers
to take full advantage of business opportunities to increase their revenue and
better serve customer needs.
The new program delivers the tools needed to help Mitel Solutions
Providers go to market easily and successfully including support for joint
marketing initiatives, compelling rebate and incentive programs, and
opportunities to participate in vertical sector specialist initiatives.
Mitel Forum 2007 Gold Sponsor is ProCurve Networking by HP. Forum 2007
Silver Sponsors are bandwidth.com, CIT, Graybar, Netgear, Sun Microsystems,
and Tech Data.
For more information on Mitel Forum 2007 visit www.mitelforum.com.
Mitel, a leading provider of unifying IP communications solutions and
applications for business customers, is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with
offices, partners and resellers worldwide. For more information, visit
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(1) The Mitel Applications Suite has been awarded the 2007 TMC Labs
Innovation Award for Internet Telephony Magazine.
(2) Mitel Your Assistant, Mitel Quick Conference and the Mitel 5340 IP
Phone have been awarded the 2006 Product of the Year from Communications
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