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Introduces Mitel OnePoint Messenger,
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 of communications."

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.

 

Mitel Editorial Contact
Kris Sherry,
Mitel Corporation,
613-592-2122

Internet: kris_sherry@mitel.com

 

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