Mitel (Nasdaq:MITL), a leading provider of unified communications (UC) software solutions, today announced that Mitel Unified Communicator® (UC) Advanced software is now available for the Android mobile operating system, one of the most popular smartphone platforms in the world. Based on the Mitel Freedom architecture, this gives IT managers another tool to deal with the growing Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) trend in which workers request bringing their personal mobile device into the workplace. IT now can deliver Mitel UC applications via mobile clients across Android-based as well as RIM-based smartphones, representing the majority of mobile devices in business environments.
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"The BYOD trend is a big challenge for companies that need to supply a consistent set of communications services across their entire workforce. For many IT departments trapped in a walled garden architecture, there is simply no solution at all," said Stephen Beamish, vice president of marketing and business development at Mitel. "UC Advanced enables our customers to connect users across multiple platforms and devices no matter where they may be located. With the addition of a mobile client for Android, we further extend the in-office experience anywhere by leveraging the native capabilities of the device for enhanced UC application integration."
Mitel UC Advanced provides desktop and mobile users a single interface to access all of their Mitel communications capabilities, including voice, video, instant messaging, conferencing, and presence. What makes the mobile client application unique is its location-based presence capabilities, enabling users to indicate how they would like to be contacted based on where they are. For example, using GPS location, a user may have a status of "mobile" when they are on the go in which they choose to have calls routed to their smartphone. When the user arrives at the office, their status can automatically change to "in the office" where they route calls to their deskphone, accept video calls, and instant messages.
Mitel UC Advanced Mobile for Android includes the following capabilities:
- Search the corporate directory and click-to-dial from corporate contact list to place calls through the corporate network.
- View missed, dialed, and received calls.
- Access to visual voicemail from office extension and manage messages by preference rather than sequence.
- Automatically update presence status and call routing preferences based on GPS, Bluetooth, or Wi-Fi network location, or based on time of day.
UC Advanced Mobile for Android is available to UC Advanced users from Google's Android Market: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.mitel.unifiedcommunicator&feature=search_result
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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