10 March 2000
ME, NYSE, TSE SYMBOL: MLT
LSE SYMBOL: MLT.L
Fujitsu Business Communication Systems and Compucom Systems, Inc. to
Distribute Baypoint Innovations OnePoint Messenger(tm) Release 2.0
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA--At CT Expo 2000, Baypoint Innovations, a leading
provider of enterprise messaging systems and part of the Communications
Systems Division of Mitel Corporation (NYSE:MLT, TSE:MLT), today announced
that Fujitsu Business Communication Systems and CompuCom Systems, Inc. have
each signed a Letter-of-Intent with Baypoint Innovations to become a
distributor and integrated solution provider, respectively, of OnePoint
Messenger Release(tm) 2.0. OnePoint Messenger, a true unified messaging
system, extends Microsoft(r) Exchange(tm) and Outlook to provide voice, e-mail
and fax messaging for Fortune 1,000 businesses.
Baypoint and Fujitsu
'We have been working with Baypoint Innovations for over 10 years and have
successfully distributed their NuPoint Messenger(tm) (formerly Series 6) voice
and fax mail systems,' said Glenda Davis, president of Fujitsu Business
Communication Systems. 'We intend to offer the OnePoint Messenger server so
our installed base will have this option for a simple upgrade path to unified
OnePoint Messenger, Release 2.0, announced March 7, 2000, at CT Expo and
provides tight integrations to many PBXs. New in Release 2.0, OnePoint
Messenger supports the Fujitsu F9600(r) PBX Multimedia Platform. F9600 PBX
users can now add OnePoint Messenger and benefit from its rich unified
messaging features including: having e-mail read to them over a phone, Web
browser and PC desktop access to voice and fax messages, and off-line
messaging using Microsoft Outlook.
'Fujitsu Business Communication Systems is one of our key distributors of
NuPoint Messenger systems and in fact, was one of our first software-only OEM
partners,' said Mike Berlin, Mitel vice president and general manager of
Baypoint Innovations. 'We are very pleased to have this opportunity to expand
our relationship with Fujitsu and add them to our list of premier OnePoint
Messenger distributors. We share a significant number of customers using
F9600 PBXs and NuPoint Messenger voice mail. Now all of them can be easily
upgraded to unified messaging.'
Baypoint and CompuCom
CompuCom Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMPC) a leading infrastructure solutions
provider, intends to offer OnePoint Messenger, Release 2.0, and supporting
implementation services through its IT Consulting organization. Training for
CompuCom's sales and support personnel begin this month.
'OnePoint Messenger 2.0 is one of the best implementations of unified
messaging that we have seen,' said Gregory J. Deckler, CompuCom's Messaging
Services Manager. 'Baypoint Innovations' solution is the first truly mature
unified messaging solution with full call waiting indicator, web browser
access and features that transcend typical unified messaging-- such as
QuickPick and QuickPlay. Our work with Baypoint is really the cornerstone of
where we are going in professional services within CompuCom's Messaging
Practice. We are focused on providing cutting-edge technology solutions to our
clients and we have the migration expertise to ensure that their voice-mail
migration occurs as smoothly and efficiently as the e-mail migrations that we
Part of Baypoint Innovations' launch activities at CT Expo include a 'Points
Around the World' joint VPIM demonstration with Microsoft. This is the first
interoperability demonstration using VPIM to exchange voice and fax messages
between Microsoft's recently introduced Exchange 2000 server, a premier e-mail
system, and OnePoint Messenger, a true unified messaging system.
True Unified Messaging(SM)
Baypoint Innovations defines true unified messaging as: (1) a single inbox for
all e-mail, voice messages, and faxes; (2) a single message store and single
user directory; (3) a single point of administration for user mailboxes; and
(4) universal client support including web browsers, telephones, fax machines
and networked PC clients.
Award-Winning OnePoint Messenger
Three separate awards have been given to OnePoint Messenger: The 1999 'Best of
the Show' Award from Teleconnect magazine; the 1999 'Judge's Pick' Award from
Computer Telephony magazine, and most recently, the Communications Solutions
magazine 1999 'Product of the Year' award.
Baypoint Innovations, a leading provider of CPE voice mail and advanced
messaging products worldwide, is based in Santa Clara, Calif., with account
management and support throughout North America and in key global markets.
The Division's products and services are sold through a worldwide network of
more than 35 major OEMs and distributors including Ameritech/SBC, Bell South,
Fujitsu, NEC, Williams Communications, and others. More information is
available at 408-562-3400 or via the Web at www.bayptin.com
Mitel is a growing global provider of converging voice and data systems and
applications, and specialty semiconductors for the communications industry.
The company has annual revenues of more than $1.3 billion and employs some
6,000 people worldwide.
Fujitsu Business Communication Systems, Inc. provides Worry Free
Communications(SM) solutions for the e-world, helping enterprises optimize
communications with their customers, employees, and suppliers. Headquartered
in Anaheim, Calif., Fujitsu Business Communication Systems is the North
American business information technology unit of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702),
a leading provider of comprehensive information technology and networking
solutions for the global marketplace with revenues of $43.3 billion in the
fiscal year ended March 31, 1999. Combining solutions-oriented technology with
a nationwide service and support network, Fujitsu is dedicated to continuing
its 60-year tradition of quality products and a commitment to excellence.
Fujitsu Business Communication Systems, an ISO 9001 certified company, can be
reached on the World Wide Web at www.fbcs.fujitsu.com or call 800-553-3263.
CompuCom Systems, Inc., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, provides people,
process and technology to deliver infrastructure solutions that optimize
E-business and enterprise applications. Combining knowledge, strategy and
tactical experience, CompuCom offers business process outsourcing, IT
outsourcing, and IT consulting and systems integration for clients operating
in the re@l world(sm).
Certain statements in this press release constitute forward-looking statements
within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results,
performance or achievements of the company, to be materially different from
any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such
forward-looking statements. Such risks, uncertainties and assumptions include,
among others, the risks discussed in documents filed by the Company with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. Investors are encouraged to consider the
risks detailed in those filings.
OnePoint Messenger and NuPoint Messenger, NuPoint Voice, NuPoint Fax and
NuPoint Agent are trademarks of Mitel Corporation. True Unified Messaging is a
service mark of Baypoint Innovations. All other trademarks and registered
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