Photo Release -- Mitel Follows the Leader With Ryder Cup Leader Board Application

September 29, 2010

Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL), a leading provider of unified communications software solutions, today announced that it will provide the IP Telephony System for the 2010 Ryder Cup taking place October 1-3 at the Celtic Manor Resort in Wales. Mitel's solution supports onsite event staff, media, and hospitality facilities across the site.

In a world event reliant upon up-to-the-minute broadcast of score updates, Mitel has delivered a real-time visual application to provide all handset users with player score updates on the Mitel 5360 IP Phones throughout the venue. This innovative custom scoreboard application for the 2010 Ryder Cup will be deployed on all of the 5360 IP Phones at the event allowing users to view match scoring on a large color touch screen.

"Mitel's offerings are ideally suited to the challenging demands of the Ryder Cup," said Graham Gifford, director of information and communications technology for the Ryder Cup. "The mix of innovation, reliability, and mobility is a key requirement for an event of this magnitude. By selecting Mitel, we have been able to ensure that our voice communication needs are covered at all points."

"The Ryder Cup's quick build up and tear down make it a unique challenge," said Graham Bevington, EMEA managing director, Mitel. "The technology has to be ready to go, perform flawlessly, and connect many locations and functions. Our commitment to the Ryder Cup is to provide an infrastructure that guarantees uptime and mobility for voice communications, and works with the other technologies in place at and surrounding the event, is something we look forward to carrying out during the tournament."

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