Mitel (Nasdaq:MITL), a leading provider of unified communications software solutions, today announced the general availability of the next version of the company's Unified Communicator® (UC) Advanced software. New features in UC Advanced 4.0 include desktop video conferencing that makes face-to-face video as easy as a phone call. In addition, Mitel continues to build on its Freedom open architecture by introducing server federation within an organization. This frees IT departments currently trapped in a closed, single-vendor UC architecture, providing an opportunity to take a best-in-class approach to their communications infrastructure. Visit http://bit.ly/mitelucadvanced for more information on the new version of UC Advanced and http://bit.ly/mitelfreedom for details on the Mitel Freedom architecture.
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"UC Advanced 4.0 gives IT departments that have been trapped in a closed architecture an ability to move to the best-in-class, open architecture approach they've been wanting to implement," said Mitel's Stephen Beamish, vice-president of marketing and business development. "This ability to interoperate with the applications that IT is using today is what makes UC Advanced stand out from competing solutions. From the end user perspective, UC Advanced provides a single application in which they can initiate and escalate their communications from chat to voice calling and now to video calling. Providing that flexibility for both IT and the end user is exactly what the Mitel Freedom architecture is all about."
UC Advanced has experienced rapid adoption with more than 100 percent year-over-year growth in license sales for its PC client, web and mobile portals, and UC Advanced Mobile for the period of Q3 FY'10 to Q3 FY'11.
Mitel Unified Communicator Advanced (release 4.0) includes the following new and enhanced capabilities:
"Our staff is geographically dispersed across the United States and it was important to us to find a communications solution that enabled a better way to collaborate," said Greg Thompson, Director,
UC Advanced provides users with a single portal to their collaboration tools, including voice, video, presence, secure instant messaging, audio and web conferencing, document sharing, voice messaging and email, from a PC or mobile device. UC Advanced allows people and information to connect efficiently and effectively to drive responsiveness and agility in today's organizations.
To view an interactive demo of Mitel Unified Communicator Advanced visit: http://www.ebiz.mitel.com/images/email/UCA/index.html
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