9 May 2000
FOR : Mitel Corporation
TSE SYMBOL: MLT
NYSE SYMBOL: MLT
LSE SYMBOL: MLT.L
Mitel Showcases Advanced Enterprise IP Telephony Solutions at Networld+Interop
2000: Sets New Standard with IP Solutions that Bridge Existing PBX Platforms
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA--Mitel Communications Systems, a division of Mitel
Corporation (TSE:MLT;NYSE:MLT) will showcase its converged voice and data
solutions for enterprise IP telephony at Networld+Interop Spring 2000 in Las
The Promise of IP
Mitel's Data Integrated Voice Applications architecture embraces the best of
both worlds: it offers the flexibility, scalability, and new applications
enabled by an IP network infrastructure, coupled with the uncompromised
feature sets and reliability that enterprise users expect from circuit
switched PBXs. The architecture is the foundation for software-only IP
applications and reflects Mitel's 25-years of experience in delivering voice
For enterprise customers with a substantial investment in legacy voice
systems, Mitel's architecture excels in leveraging those products, providing
feature transparency and interoperability. The Data Integrated Voice
Applications architecture also provides unlimited future flexibility, and
clearly demonstrates Mitel's commitment to the IP network as the core
switching element for voice systems. Mitel's focus on the desktop will allow
telephones to become real-time network portals, permitting the enterprise to
deliver new mobility with IP and web-based applications.
Mitel is showing its solutions at Booth number 5514, from May 9-11.
- Ipera 2000 - the industry's first IP PBX to offer 'five 9's' call control
reliability and full PBX values.
- Ipera Applications Gateway, for WLAN Netvision IP handsets from Symbol
Technologies, is a feature rich, scaleable solution that allows customers to
telephony-enable their wireless LANs. Ipera Applications Gateway provides
seamless integration to existing PBXs and the PSTN.
IP at the Desktop
Mitel's architecture frees the voice desktop by allowing the IP telephone to
act as a real-time network portal and 'talk' to any IP device. This
capability gives users real-time untethered access to information from the
most ubiquitous network device available today - the telephone.
Demonstrations that capture the value of this concept include:
- WML demo on IP phones. In the first demonstration, incoming web-based
broadcast information (stock quote, weather, and personal directory list) is
displayed on a Mitel IP phone. This shows how the IP phone as a network portal
accesses and 'broadcasts' WML-based information from a server anywhere on the
IP network. In a second demonstration, the Mitel IP phone will access
well-known WML-enabled Internet sites and display information from these sites
on phone screen.
- PDA integration - this 'follow-me' application uses a PDA with an IRDA link
to signal user location to the network and forward telephone calls. The
demonstration addresses the issue of knowledge worker mobility in the
- Impresa Speak@Ease is an automated attendant and personal dialer
application, based on advanced speaker recognition technology, that allows
callers to connect to individuals simply by speaking their name. Security is
ensured through speaker authentication and directory management.
Mitel enters VoDSL market
Introduced last month, the SMART-1 I2AD (Intelligent Integrated Access Device)
is a highly intelligent converged VoDSL solution for businesses with analog
communication systems and Ethernet LANs. The SMART-1 I2AD, offered through
Mitel's Network Access Solutions group, is an extension of the company's
SMART-1 Call Controller technology, which provides analog and digital access
solutions for carriers, resellers and service providers.
Mitel also announced agreements for the joint development of VoDSL solutions
for competitive carriers with three DSL companies: Pairgain Technologies,
Jetstream Communications, and CopperCom.
Mitel's solution enables carriers to offer their customers new services and
added benefits. With the SMART-1 I2AD, carriers can deliver and control
multiple services over a single copper loop, which reduces delivery costs and
results in more cost-effective bundled services for end users. Unlike other
VoDSL access devices, the SMART-1 I2AD supports concurrent attachments to one
or more analog PSTN trunks in addition to the primary VoDSL connection.
Mitel will demonstrate its VoDSL solutions with Pairgain Technologies, Booth
number 2939, and Sedona Networks at Booth number 4529.
About the Ipera 2000
Available now, Mitel's Ipera 2000 is an extremely reliable and functional IP
communications solution. Ipera 2000 can be deployed as a standalone IP PBX,
in a branch office or as an adjunct. Integrating easily with a legacy
network, Ipera 2000 providing significant investment protection. Features
include full call center capabilities, and an embedded H.323 gateway and
gatekeeper which supports Symbol's WLAN NetVision IP Handsets.
Mitel Communications Systems has over 25 years' experience meeting the
real-time voice needs of enterprise customers. Systems' portfolio includes
voice communications systems, desktop peripherals and networking solutions.
Mitel Communications Systems is today helping enterprises develop and launch
IP telephony applications.
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.
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 risk, 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.
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Porter Novelli Convergence Group for Mitel
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