Photo Release -- Mitel Launches Latest Series of SIP Phones, Raising the Bar on Audio Performance While Expanding Customer Choice

ORLANDO, Fla., March 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)

Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW), a global leader in business communications, today launched its 6800i series of IP business phones at the Enterprise Connect conference in Orlando, Florida. Utilizing open standards based SIP protocol, Mitel's 6800i series phones are designed to offer the broadest interoperability and support both on-premise and hosted services with the best path for businesses migrating to the cloud.

6800i SIP Phone
6800i SIP Phone


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"Mitel phones are all about empowering our customers to make the connections they need to drive and grow their business. Adding the 6800i series to our portfolio further expands customer choice with highly interoperable phones that are designed to work with all of the world's leading IP call platforms. We deliver enterprise-quality voice and features that make our phones highly effective, supporting our customers in their migration to the cloud," said Dave Johnson, marketing manager for Business Communications at Mitel.

This new SIP phone series comes from Mitel's recent merger with Aastra and further expands Mitel's comprehensive offering of business phones and enterprise voice solutions. The latest phones build on the extensive 6700i series feature set, adding high-resolution color displays and GigE interfaces for clearer image and video support. They further enhance the phones' crystal clear audio and speakerphone performance and include a native electronic hook switch (EHS) headset port. With lower power consumption, intelligent Power over Ethernet (PoE) Class reporting and smaller packaging that includes 100 percent recycled and biodegradable material, the 6800i series is one of the most environmentally friendly family of SIP phones on the market.

Expandable Business Phones for Power Users

Mitel's 6800i Series SIP phones provide many of the features that are in demand by today's power users including GigE Ethernet ports to support implementation on high speed networks, phone customization with programmable soft keys and high quality audio. With remarkable HD wideband audio, an enhanced speakerphone and advanced audio processing, the 6800i series delivers crystal clear hands-free conversations. The series also offers color graphical displays, DHSG/EHS headset support and an extensive array of accessories including expansion modules and a detachable keyboard, all adding to the user experience.

The phones will begin shipping worldwide through Mitel partners starting mid-April. For more information, go to 6800i SIP Phones

About Mitel

Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) is a global leader in business communications that easily connect employees, partners and customers -- anywhere, anytime and over any device, for the smallest business to the largest enterprise. Mitel offers customers maximum choice with one of the industry's broadest portfolios and the best path to the cloud. With more than US$1 billion in combined annual revenue, 60 million customers worldwide, and #1 market share in Western Europe, Mitel is a clear market leader in business communications. For more information, go to www.mitel.com.

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