Mitel Delivers Direct SIP Connection to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

Mitel has announced it has further advanced the completeness and ease of integration between its flagship Mitel 3300 IP Communications Platform (ICP) and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging with direct Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) connection capabilities.

“Mitel continues to apply its expertise to drive down the complexity and cost of integrating IP communications with the productivity-enhancing Unified Messaging capabilities of Exchange Server 2007,” said Donna Conner, group product manager for Unified Communications at Microsoft Corp.

Mitel’s embedded SIP integration eliminates the need for a separate SIP gateway as a go-between from a 3300 ICP SIP connection to an Exchange Server 2007 resulting in support for multiple forms of Unified Communications including voice, email and fax. Mitel can deliver this capability to existing 3300 ICP customers through a software upgrade that simply delivers the SIP server’s (gateway) functionality resulting in reduced complexity, time and cost for our customers. Native support of SIP on the 3300 ICP enables customers to take full advantage of the deployment of open standards and maximize their investment either in a Mitel or a multi-vendor environment that supports an open standards approach.

“Mitel has long recognised the importance of SIP and open standards,” said Stephen Beamish, vice president, business development and strategic partnerships. “SIP trunk integration between the 3300 ICP and Exchange Server 2007 is another step in our drive to continue to simplify the deployment and adoption of Unified Messaging to help people regain control of their communications.”

Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging delivers a unified inbox experience that includes email, voice mail and fax reception functionality, as well as new capabilities such as a speech-based auto attendant, and Microsoft Outlook Voice Access that allows users to access all their vital business communications from any wired or wireless device, using speech recognition or a touchtone interface.

Mitel and Microsoft have collaborated to deliver unified communications solutions since 2004.