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June 25, 2012

Mitel Announces New Virtual Collaboration Tool

By Katie Gatto
TMCnet Contributor

Today the management at Mitel has announced the launch of a new product, one that is designed to help make virtual conferencing simpler.

Mitel (News - Alert) is "a global provider of business communications and collaboration software and services,” according to the company. “Mitel's Freedom architecture provides the flexibility and simplicity organizations need to support today's dynamic work environment."The new tool, the Mitel UC360TM Collaboration Point, is designed to make virtual meeting rooms and multiple location collaboration easy to achieve. The device, which features one large black button and a touch screen, allows for setting up a virtual meeting space quickly and simply, without requiring a dedicated conference room.

“Mitel UC360 setup is a breeze, which makes for quick and easy deployment wherever they are needed,” said Rick DeClerk, manager of Network Communications for Central Technology Services. “With this kind of solution for the personal office meeting space, collaboration will happen anytime we are ready – not just when a conference room is available.”The system is designed to be an all-in-one tool for multimedia collaboration. The system allows for sharing HD video and audio, as well as documents, across multiples sites in real time for a price point of under $2000, making it a particularly affordable solution for smaller companies. How do the company's customers feel about the announcement?

"In order to maximize collaboration opportunities and increase productivity across the workplace, a solution should be easy to use, priced to allow deployment across the organization, include high-definition video, audio and remote collaboration, and accommodate approximately 4 participants – the typical number in the majority of productive collaboration sessions,” said Melanie Turek, vice president of Research and Enterprise Communications (News - Alert) & Collaboration at Frost and Sullivan. “Up until now, many conferencing and collaboration solutions haven't been able to satisfy that need."

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Edited by Braden Becker

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