Mitel Continues to Deliver
Innovative Voice Communications
Solutions for Small Business
Introducing Mitel Express Messenger, A Cost Effective Voice Mail Application
Combining Robust Functionality and Superior Ease-of-Use
KANATA, Ontario, Canada -- December 15, 1998 -- Mitel Corporation (NYSE:
MLT) (TSE: MLT) today introduced its newest solution for the small business market. Mitel
Express MessengerTM is the first voice mail on a card application for Mitel SX-200 series
of PBXs, providing customers with a unique combination of robust functionality, superior
ease-of-use, at a competitive price. A companion product for the SX-200 EL and ML small
business PBXs, Express Messenger provides users requiring 40-150 lines with advanced
messaging capabilities at a price/performance ratio optimized for a growing business.
Express Messenger is the only integrated solution for Mitel's SX-200EL and SX-200ML PBXs.
The voice mail application is installed by simply sliding the interface card into the PBX.
By working with small business' existing hardware, Mitel Express Messenger eliminates the
need for additional costly and space-consuming equipment.
After being installed in a matter of minutes, small businesses can immediately begin using
Express Messenger's powerful feature set. This ranges from auto attendant and pass code
protected mailboxes to both office-wide and personal temporary greetings.
"Mitel's family of small business PBXs are widely recognized by customers as products
that stand alone to meet their unique price/performance requirements," said Ken
Dumont, vice president, Marketing, voice systems, at Mitel Corporation. "With the
introduction of Express Messenger, Mitel now provides small businesses with complete voice
communication solutions. The result is a combination of advanced PBX call control and
voice mail messaging functionality that previously had been priced well out of most small
Robust Feature Set
Available in 2 or 4 port configurations, Express Messenger supports up to 249 mailboxes
and provides 33 hours of message file storage. The application's robust feature set
includes the following:
Superior integration: Express Messenger is the only voice mail system for a Mitel
PBX that integrates on a card inside the PBX, providing customers with significant cost
Ease of use: The PC Card-based application can be installed and configured with the
SX-200 in a matter of minutes. Using a touch-tone telephone or a PC-based administration
tool, system configuration can be done by phone or modem.
High performance: Express Messenger offers the same advanced messaging
functionality that larger businesses depend upon, including auto attendant, paging, secure
personal mailboxes, broadcast message distribution, temporary greetings, unlimited message
length, directory/name dialing, operator revert, and many others.
Pricing and Availability
Express Messenger is available immediately through Mitel's extensive dealer channel.
Pricing for a standard 4 port configuration is approximately $3,200 (U.S.).
About Mitel's Family of Small Business PBXs
The SX-200 EL and SX-200 ML PBXs continue Mitel's legacy of providing solutions
specifically designed to meet the real-time voice communications needs of small
businesses. Both products are optimized for customers requiring 40-150 lines, and are
based on the core hardware and software of Mitel's highly successful SX-200 LIGHT PBX. The
EL and ML provide small businesses with the same high-levels of functionality