- 8 February 2005 14:38
Mitel Announces Revolutionary Mitel Navigator – Creates New Class of Desktop Communications Device
Mitel Navigator, intimately bonds telephony and collaboration with a PC to provide an integrated single, easy-to-use converged communications workstation.
Sydney Australia, February 7, 2005 – Mitel®, a leading provider of IP communications solutions, today announced Mitel Navigator, a breakthrough communications device that radically enhances the meaning of voice, video and data convergence on the desktop. With an entirely new form factor, Mitel Navigator delivers an unrivalled user experience and can be personally tailored for specific horizontal and vertical market applications.
Gwilym Funnell, Mitel Australia Country Manager commented, “Mitel’s Navigator is revolutionary, and shows the real benefits that IP Telephony can bring to a business. The initial reaction from our Australian clients has been ecstatic. End users just love the design, and are hooked by how easy it is to use.”
“Convergence is a concept that can be applied not only to voice and data, but also to devices – particularly when it comes to the desktop communications device of the future,” said Ronald Gruia, Program Leader for Enterprise Communications Solutions, Frost and Sullivan. “With the Mitel Navigator, Mitel is definitely pushing the innovation envelope towards a unique endpoint form factor. It is fully integrated with the Mitel Your Assistant™, delivering new features, SIP functionality and a powerful user interface.”
As a telephony endpoint, the Mitel Navigator supports the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Mitel’s own MiNet protocol. Mitel Navigator can also be integrally linked to the award winning Mitel Your Assistant, which is a highly intuitive suite of tools delivering presence, collaboration, video and instant messaging with knowledge, call and directory management that improves efficiency through a single interface. The Mitel Navigator can also be used with Microsoft’s Live Communications server and Instanbul client to enhance the telephony-enabled desktop experience
“As part of the Microsoft Istanbul Technology Adoption Program, we are delighted that Mitel is contributing as a software partner and is exploring how converged technology can be addressed from the desktop”, said Marc Sanders, senior product manager, Real-Time Collaboration Group, Microsoft Corp. “Mitel is a recognised innovator and the Mitel Navigator will bring new utility and usability to the market.”
To simplify task navigation, nine programmable, self-labeling buttons are accessible from the Mitel Navigator or via the click of a mouse. These buttons invoke telephony features, PC applications or commands. One can be assigned for scrolling giving the user an ability to access up to 27 commands and tasks. The Mitel Navigator also supports PC speakers and headphones that can be used with the embedded full-duplex microphone and speakers for hands-free or conference calling. When the PC is being used to play music or other audio streams, Mitel Navigator normalises the output using a phone-sensitive volume control in the event of an incoming or outgoing call.
The Mitel Navigator builds on Mitel’s market leadership in creating highly intuitive devices and continues to prove the need for high functionality and ergonomically rich styling.
The product will be available in Q3 2005.
About Mitel Mitel is a market leader for voice, video, and data convergence over broadband networks. With a focus on the user experience, the company delivers advanced communications solutions that are easily customized for individual business needs. Through intuitive desktop appliances and applications, businesses are provided with innovative ways to manage information and resources. Vertical markets benefit from integrated solutions that protect existing investments, while enabling new ways to be more cost effective and productive. Mitel is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with offices, partners, and resellers worldwide. For more information please visit www.mitel.com
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