Mitel extends UC Freedom to Apple iPhone and iPad

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Mitel has announced the UK launch of Mitel Unified Communicator (UC) Advanced software, available now on the iOS mobile operating system for Apple iPhones and iPads. This offering extends the reach of Mitel’s unified communications platform on mobile devices, allowing IT managers to accommodate the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon in which workers bring their personal mobile devices into the workplace.

The BYOD movement is one of the many additional challenges that make it difficult for IT departments to cope with security and control issues in the enterprise; research has revealed that 67% of UK workers use at least one of their own devices for work purposes. Mitel is now making it possible to handle this trend with greater ease through unified communications for iOS and other mobile platforms.

This offering builds on Mitel’s Freedom architecture, which eliminates the closed, single-vendor unified communications architecture that has historically defined the industry by delivering a best-in-class approach to communications infrastructure. IT now can deliver Mitel unified communications applications via mobile clients across iOS-based as well as RIM- and Android-based mobile devices, representing the vast majority of mobile devices in business environments.

“We recognise that delivering unified communications software to the iOS platform for Apple products is essential to our customers,” said Ron Wellard, executive vice president and general manager, Mitel Communications Solutions. “The BYOD phenomenon is one companies can’t ignore. By supplying a single software stream that works on the most popular mobile platforms and offering exceptional adaptability to existing infrastructure within an organisation, Mitel aims to change the game in unified communications software.”

Mitel UC Advanced provides desktop and mobile users a single interface to access all of their Mitel communications capabilities, including voice, video, instant messaging, conferencing and presence.

Mitel UC Advanced Mobile for iOS includes the following capabilities

Search the corporate directory and click-to-dial from corporate contact list to place calls through the corporate network.

View missed, dialed and received calls.

Access visual voicemail from your office extension and manage messages by preference rather than sequence.

Automatically update presence status and call routing preferences based on your location, or time of day.

UC Advanced Mobile for iOS is available to UC Advanced users in Apple’s App Store