Mitel Simplifies Management for Unified Communications

Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:02am EDT

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OTTAWA, Oct. 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitel(R) (Nasdaq:MITL), a leading
provider of unified communications and collaboration (UCC) software solutions,
today announced the release of Mitel Communications Director (MCD) 5.0 software.
MCD is the foundation of Mitel's Freedom architecture, giving organizations the
ability to access an advanced set of communications applications through a
single, cloud-ready software stream that can be readily deployed on industry
standard servers, including virtualized server environments. With today's
announcement, Mitel has incorporated multiple new features designed to make
managing its software even easier than it already is. Interested parties can
find out more details on MCD 5.0 here --
http://www.mitel.com/DocController?documentId=32750

MCD 5.0 incorporates significant new features optimized for medium-to-large
sized enterprises and industries such as hospitality including:

  --  The ability to scale Virtual MCD (vMCD) so a single instance will
      support up to 2,500 users
  --  A streamlined process for installing and commissioning systems, and
      simplified ongoing administration of the solution with features such as
      fully synchronized Active Directory integration
  --  Support for large-scale hospitality properties, with a centralized
      deployment model that delivers scale and high availability to
      large-scale analog environments
  --  The option to deploy MCD on an industry-standard server with fully
      redundant components, including processors, power supplies, and fans to
      further augment Mitel's strong business continuity solution.


"It's always nice to know that you're being listened to and Mitel has
demonstrated they are a strong partner by incorporating our feedback into their
product development," said Frank Ball, telecom coordinator at Okanagan College.
"With this latest version of MCD, our day-to-day management has been simplified
dramatically. In addition, the flexibility of their Freedom architecture gives
us the ability to leverage our investment as we evolve our IT delivery
strategy."

"Through numerous conversations with our channel partners and customers, we
created MCD 5.0 to deliver a host of significant design changes to more
effectively address the needs of our large customer base," said Ron Wellard,
executive vice president and general manager, Mitel Communications Solutions.
"This new solution improves our management capabilities for both on-site
administrators and channel partners, which ultimately reduces the TCO to the
customer."

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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