OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada — July 9, 2007 — Mitel® announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) named the Mitel Applications Suite as a 2007 TMC Labs Innovation Award winner. Presented by Internet Telephony Magazine, the TMC Labs Innovation Awards honor products that demonstrate groundbreaking innovation, outstanding feature enhancements, and a significant contribution toward improving communications technology.
"Mitel´s Application Suite is clearly deserving of recognition. Their significant investment in R&D ensures that Mitel´s portfolio of unifying IP communications solutions match the current and future needs of their customers. We´re proud to reward their hard work with a TMC Labs Innovation Award this year," said TMC President Rich Tehrani.
The Mitel Applications Suite provides a reduced-cost and unified solution for dramatically enhancing business productivity for small- and medium-size businesses (SMBs) with bundled Mitel applications that include:
Mitel Mobile Extension
Mobile Extension provides a solution for workers unifying phone numbers and voice mailboxes, including mobile phones. By providing a single phone number and single mailbox for multiple devices, calls are routed simultaneously to any business phone, mobile, home, or wireless device. As well as having the ability to seamlessly transfer calls between desk and cell phones, mobile workers can also log in to any IP phone and use it as their own, complete with fully extended office PBX features and functionality.
Mitel NuPoint Messenger? IP
NuPoint Messenger IP provides a scalable, and simplified way to relay, store and retrieve voice messages–using a phone, fax machine, pager or PC. NuPoint Messenger is a cost-efficient solution for companies with as few as 25 employees that can scale to 240 ports and over 100,000 mailboxes.
Mitel Teleworker Solution
Mitel teleworking solutions allow remote workers, road warriors, and day-extenders to "plug and work" with a standard Mitel IP desktop telephone or softphone. This allows seamless access to the corporate voice and data network, retaining all of the features and functionality enjoyed at the office. Not only does the Teleworker Solution increase employee productivity and retention, it also decreases overhead expenses and long-distance call charges.
"Mitel continues to be at the forefront in the development of innovative communications solutions that enhance the user experience and streamline business functions," said Kevin Johnson, director of solutions marketing, Mitel. "The Mitel Application Suite delivers enterprise-grade applications to SMB customers in a simple, cost-effective, and easy to manage package. Mitel´s industry leading applications for teleworking, mobility, and unified messaging are provided in a single server and single sign-on package. Additionally the easy-to-use web interface allows end users to administer and manage these applications themselves with minimum instruction."
According to Tom Keating, CTO and editorial director at TMC, "The Innovation Awards exemplify the best and the most unique products and services that this industry has to offer. Mitel has demonstrated a commitment to quality, and a commitment to the further development of the IP communications industry through its Applications Suite. Mitel deserves this great honor, and I look forward to seeing other innovative solutions from them as they continue to contribute to the future of IP communications."
2007 TMC Labs Innovation Award winners can be found in the July and August 2007 issues of Internet Telephony Magazine.
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 www.mitel.com.
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