Mitel brings its Unified Communicator (UC) Advanced software to the Apple iOS mobile operating system.
Mitel announced that its
Unified Communicator (UC) Advanced software is now available on the iOS mobile
operating system for Apple iPhones and iPad tablets, further extending the
reach of Mitel's unified communications platform on mobile devices beyond
Research in Motion BlackBerry handsets and Android-based mobile devices.
Through a single cloud-ready
software stream, Mitel delivers a suite of communications and collaboration
capabilities and provides desktop and mobile users a single interface to access
all their Mitel communications capabilities, including voice, video, instant
messaging, conferencing and presence. The offering also continues to build on
Mitel's Freedom architecture.
"We recognize that
delivering unified communications software to the iOS platform for Apple
products is essential to our customers," said Ron Wellard, executive vice
president and general manager of Mitel Communications Solutions. "The
bring you own device phenomenon is one companies can't ignore. By supplying a
single software stream that works on the most popular mobile platforms and
offering exceptional adaptability to existing infrastructure within an
organization, Mitel aims to change the game in unified communications
UC Advanced Mobile for iOS
includes the ability to search the corporate directory and click-to-dial from a
corporate contact list to place calls through the corporate network; view missed,
dialed, and received calls; access visual voice mail from an office extension; manage
messages by preference rather than sequence; and automatically update presence
status and call routing preferences based on location or time of day.
Communicator Advanced for iPhone and iPad, in combination with the Freedom
architecture, allowed our employees and our IT department to utilize our
existing infrastructure and devices of choice without having to purchase new
equipment," said Matthew J. Estes, director of strategic initiatives at
TaxResources. "The product's flexibility and functionality were key
factors in our decision to go with Mitel for our customized unified
communications solution at TaxResources."
Earlier this month, Mitel
reported revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 was $164.1 million,
compared with $160 million a year earlier. In the latest quarter, the company
posted a net loss of $2.8 million,
compared with net income of $6.8 million in the year-ago period.
"We remain focused on
maintaining our technology leadership. For instance, this week at the VMworld
conference, we announced the integration of our virtualized UC Advanced client
software with VMware View 5, dramatically expanding the power of desktop
virtualization, " said Mitel CEO Richard McBee. "As IT administrators continue
to focus on reducing costs, our combined solution extends a company's desktop
and mobile environment to anywhere an employee has an Internet
In August, VMware and Mitel
announced Mitel is integrating its virtualized Unified Communicator Advanced
client software with VMware View 5, enabling Mitel and VMware to deliver soft
phone and mobile-device integration into a desktop virtualization environment.
The two companies are combining the capabilities of VMware View with Mitel's UC
Advanced client software, giving users of a virtualized desktop access to both
their desktop applications and their communications applications, with the aim
of making both their desktop computer and communications device (mobile, soft
phone or desk phone) available to them no matter where they are.