Tech Awards Circle: Winner for Virtual Mitel Communications Director

Tech Award Circle Winner

Mitel Named Tech Awards Circle Winner For Virtual Mitel Communications Director

Company Selected Among Top Technology Products, Services, Vendors, Individuals for 2010

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, Jul 13, 2010 (Marketwire via COMTEX News Network) -- Mitel® (NASDAQ:MITL), a trusted provider of unified communications software solutions, today announced that it has been selected as a winner of the Tech Awards Circle, taking Silver in the SMB and Enterprise Software Product category for Virtual Mitel Communications Director (Virtual MCD).

Running on VMware® vSphere™ 4, Virtual MCD is the industry's leading real-time voice application that can operate in a virtualized data center providing IP-PBX features for organizations ranging in size from SMBs up to large enterprises. Mission-critical Mitel voice and unified communications applications can be virtualized alongside other enterprise business applications in the mainstream data center.

Tech Awards Circle winners were selected by an independent circle of publication reviewers/journalists from nominations based on a broad range of achievements - from product and technology innovations to talented executive leadership and engineering innovators.

"Despite overwhelmingly strong competition, Mitel exhibited true industry excellence to be recognized among the top of the Tech Awards Circle," said Kevin Anderson, awards program coordinator. "Our judges were pleased at the level of submissions from all the vendors entering this year's competition, so to be named a winner of this prestigious award is a testament to the quality and innovation unrivaled in the high tech community."

Tech Awards Circle celebrates the products, services, vendors, and individuals making a difference in the industry today. The winners represent a broad range of achievements, from hardware to software to services in consumer/SOHO, SMB, midrange, and enterprise markets. Gold, silver, and bronze awards were given out in each category.

"With the release of Virtual MCD, businesses are now treating voice like any other virtualized application in the data center, without having to maintain a separate set of hardware, processes, tools, and staff for voice communications," said Stephen Beamish, vice-president of marketing and business development, Mitel. "Mitel's history of innovation, along with a solid partnership with VMware, allowed us to answer the need of our customers, making the challenge of voice virtualization a non-issue for business of all sizes."

More information about Tech Awards Circle, including the full list of winners, is available online at http://www.techawardscircle.com or by email at info@techawardscircle.com.

About Tech Awards Circle

In its second year, Tech Awards Circle was established to truly honor the 'best of the best' in technology. Tech Awards Circle is not affiliated with an analyst firm or a media company, both of which are directly supported by tech vendors through consulting relationships or advertising sales, so it is uniquely unbiased and immune to conflicts of interest. Entries are judged by an independent circle of journalists, including product reviewers, each with at least a decade of experience covering technology from consumer electronics to enterprise-class computing. For more information or to be added to the mailing list please visit www.techawardscircle.com.

About Mitel

Mitel Networks offers a comprehensive portfolio of IP-based communications solutions, which consists of IP telephony platforms, unified communications and collaboration applications and managed and network services. By integrating voice, video and data communications with business applications, Mitel enables businesses to improve their performance. Mitel is a leader in the market evolution to unified communications and collaboration, enabling customers to move beyond basic fixed telephony and disparate communications tools toward integrated multi-media communications and collaboration between users, wherever they may be located. Mitel's U.S. headquarters are in Phoenix, Arizona. Global headquarters are in Ottawa, Canada, with offices, partners, and resellers worldwide.