Top 100 Computer Companies
A Unified Messaging Solution that
Reduces Messaging Chaos
KANATA, Ontario, Canada - April 21, 1999 -
Mitel Corporation (NYSE: MLT) (TSE: MLT) today introduced Mitel OnePoint MessengerTM, a unified messaging
solution for mobile professionals and office workers. Mitel OnePoint Messenger, a Windows
NT-based solution, integrates voice and fax into Microsoft Exchange to provide a single
point of access and a single point of administration for all multimedia messaging.
Mitel OnePoint MessengerTM simplifies the messaging chaos by
providing users access to email, voice mail and fax from any telephone, Internet Web
browser or their Microsoft Outlook client. When a user logs onto the email system, all
voice and fax messages will be displayed in the in-box along with traditional emails and
can be accessed and managed with simple point & click commands. Voice and fax messages
can be saved in folders, forwarded, replied to or deleted just like an email.
With the addition of Mitel OnePoint Messenger to its messaging
product portfolio, Mitel continues to expand its core competency in messaging. Providing
messaging solutions with unmatched integration to Mitel PBX's enables Mitel and its
dealers to meet their customers' complete telecommunications needs, including one-stop
shopping for everything from PBX hardware platforms to unified messaging, voicemail and
other messaging applications.
"People are always looking for ways to control the
abundance of messages sent and received, said Ken Dumont, VP, Marketing, at Mitel
Corporation. "With OnePoint Messenger, Mitel now provides customers with advanced
desktop and telephone user interfaces to allow them to take control of their messaging.
OnePoint Messenger will help customers save time, improve service and enhance the quality
OnePoint Messenger combines the effectiveness of voice
communications with the PC graphical user interface. Creating and sending voice messages
to one or more recipients is as easy as point, click and speak. With advanced
text-to-speech conversion, users can easily listen to, reply, forward and delete emails
over the telephone. Enhanced telephone access features also allow users to forward both
email and fax messages to a nearby fax machine for hardcopy printout.
"Mitel OnePoint Messenger provides unmatched integration
with Mitel PBXs and Microsoft Exchange server, delivering flawless interconnectivity for
voicemail, fax and email communications," said Richard Bell, president of Cutter
Systems, Mitel Platinum Elite VAR and Microsoft Certified Solution Provider. "Unlike
other vendors, Mitel's OnePoint Messenger's native fax capability enables our customers to
take advantage of a full-featured cost effective unified messaging implementation."
Beyond superior integration with the Microsoft Exchange
groupware environment, OnePoint Messenger is the only messaging system to provide fiber
optic integration to the Mitel SX2000 PBX using Mitel's feature rich call control protocol
- MiTAI. This approach provides customers with the immediate benefit of a reliable,
feature rich integration with their Mitel PBX and the core infrastructure that will allow
them to deploy future call control applications on the same platform.
Built on the Windows NT-based operating system, Mitel OnePoint
Messenger offers all the benefits of an open-systems architecture. It provides IT managers
with the opportunity to consolidate and streamline voice, fax and email into single
messaging infrastructure, providing single message storage, integrated administration and
centralized directory services that lower the total cost of ownership.
Pricing and Availability
Mitel OnePoint Messenger will be sold via Mitel's Platinum
Elite and Elite VAR channels, a group of skilled Microsoft and Mitel resellers with proven
technical expertise in voice and data communications.
Product availability is scheduled for June 1999. Pricing will
start at $125 per seat.