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September 30, 2010

Mitel Mobility Now Available for BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5

By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor

Mitel, a provider of business communications solutions and services, announced that its Mitel (News - Alert) Mobility is now available for BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5 (BlackBerry MVS) with WiFi calling.

This move will extend Mitel’s unified business communications features securely to BlackBerry smartphone workers over cellular and WiFi (News - Alert) networks.

BlackBerry Mobile Voice System (MVS) is a client-server system made by RIM to unify mobile communications through BlackBerry devices and fixed communications. The MVS v5.0 was designed to support WiFi and VoIP and system is supposed to turn the BlackBerry (News - Alert) devices into corporate handsets.

With Mitel Mobility for BlackBerry MVS 5, companies can make their staff more accessible through their work phone number and keep cellular calling costs under control. The Mitel Communications Director will now be steering the calls made from the BlackBerry, enabling employees to adhere to company’s security policies, and they will also benefit from the convenience of a single work phone number shared between their desk phone and BlackBerry smartphone. The Mitel solution enables BlackBerry smartphone users to take full advantage of Mitel business communications features without the need for a desk phone.

“Through membership in the BlackBerry Alliance Program and the use of the new PBX (News - Alert) interoperability platform that is now available with BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5, Mitel has developed and certified interoperability between BlackBerry MVS and Mitel Communications Director for our customers,” said Jeff McDowell, senior vice president of Research In Motion. “Organizations running a Mitel communications system can now use BlackBerry smartphones as wireless extensions of their desk phones to make employees more accessible while away from their desks and take advantage of potential savings on long distance and international calling charges.

Stephen Beamish, vice-president of marketing and business development at Mitel explained that making and taking desk phone calls on a BlackBerry smartphone is a simple, yet powerful concept.

“We see great opportunity for our customers to leverage the native BlackBerry experience and WiFi capabilities with BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5 integrated with Mitel Communications Director,” said Beamish. “This can lead to greater gains in responsiveness, productivity, and cost savings across their organizations. The BlackBerry platform made it easy for us to extend the Mitel unified communications experience in a secure and intuitive way on BlackBerry smartphones.”

To find out more about Mitel, visit the company at ITEXPO West 2010. To be held Oct. 4 to 6 in Los Angeles, ITEXPO (News - Alert) is the world’s premier IP communications event. Malcolm Concannon, Director of Systems Engineering, is speaking during “Is Software-based UC Ready for Prime Time? Don’t wait. Register now.

Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf

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