Sun Unified Communications Powered by Mitel

    Mitel Communications Suite on Sun servers delivers unified communications
    for the real world

    OTTAWA, March 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Mitel(R) today introduced a pre-integrated
business communications solution that delivers simplified system installation
and management, business process improvement, and a reduction in operating
costs by consolidating low-power consumption telephony and server hardware
platforms for IT and unified communications applications.
    The Mitel Communications Suite, a pre-integrated Unified Communications
solution, allows Mitel's flagship 3300 IP Communications Platform (ICP)
software to reside on Sun servers. This solution preserves all the features
and functionalities of the traditional Mitel 3300 ICP and allows organizations
to carry voice-based solutions on a Sun data infrastructure.
    "Unified communications solutions allow enterprises to leverage the IT
and telecommunication assets they're already using, such as desktop phones,
mobile phones, messaging systems, and software applications, but which can't
talk to each other," said Marc Perrella, vice president, Technology Group, IDC
Canada. "Unified communications is designed to bring all of these disparate
technologies into an environment that reduces time and effort."

    Mitel features native to the Sun-based solution include:

    - Linux call control processing software base
    - Support of up to 5,000 telephones per server
    - SIP Application Integration for unified messaging, conferencing, and
      Microsoft(R) Office Communications Server 2007
    - Single software stream for deployments from 10 users up to 65,000 users
      in a clustered configuration
    - HTML and XML support for business process integration
    - SIP Trunking capability with full interoperability with major vendors
    - Full featured co-resident voice applications for messaging,
      collaboration, and mobility

    "Voice is increasingly being moved into the data center where it is
controlled in the same manner as other business applications for improved
manageability," said Stephen Beamish, vice president of Business Development
and Strategic Alliances, Mitel. "What we are enabling with the Mitel
Communications Suite is the ability to bring together mission critical voice
and unified communications applications on Sun servers in the data center."

    Unified communications for the real world made easy for customers

    Integrated management tools make the infrastructure easier to manage and
faster to deploy and decrease overall management costs.
    IT managers familiar with Sun server functionality will reduce install
times, increase security and ease of management, and lower overall costs.
Simplified management and single point provisioning for all voice services
removes the need for adjunct servers, with scalability providing the ability
to grow from 200 to 1,000 users in one box.

    Server consolidation

    Mitel will also add its Mitel Applications Suite solutions base to the
same high performance Sun Fire(TM) X4150 server that carries the rich features
of the Mitel call control. This will allow customers to consolidate
applications such as Mitel NuPoint Messenger(TM) IP, Mitel Live Business
Gateway, Mitel Teleworker Solution, Mitel Mobile Extension, and Mitel Audio
and Web Conferencing all on a single server for simplified, cost effective
deployment of solutions. This solution also provides SIP / CSTA gateway
connectivity for Microsoft's Office Communications Server 2007 and allows for
the extension of Microsoft presence capability to a host of Mitel applications
including NuPoint Messenger IP, Mobile Extension, Customer Interaction
Solutions, operator console, and many more.

    Pricing and availability

    The Mitel Communications Suite will be available in the second quarter
2008 with a U.S. list price starting at $9,000.

    More information about the Mitel Communications Suite is available at

    About Mitel

    Mitel delivers flexibility and simplicity in smart unified communications
solutions and applications for organizations of all sizes. Mitel is
reinventing how successful organizations gain competitive advantage by easily
collaborating and communicating over distance and time with customers,
colleagues and partners. Mitel's ( Global headquarters
are located in Ottawa, Canada, with 100 direct offices and 1,500 partners and
resellers worldwide.

    Mitel and logo are registered trademarks of Mitel Networks Corporation.
    All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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For further information: Paul Goyette, (613) 592-2122 x.2188, (media); Alex Anderson, (613) 592-2122 x.2107, (industry analysts)

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