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Mitel (MITL) Partners With Vidyo To Bring Telepresence To The Cloud

|Includes: Mitel Networks Corporation (MITL)

MitelĀ®, a global provider of unified communications and collaboration (NYSEARCA:UCC) software, solutions, and services that enable organizations to conduct business anywhere, and Vidyo have formed a partnership to deliver a single, comprehensive offering that will incorporate Vidyo's HD video and telepresence solutions into all of Mitel's UCC products, as well as integration into MiCloud as a Service in the U.S. This reseller and distribution agreement stipulates that Mitel's global channel partners will have the ability to provide the UCC end-to-end video conferencing solution, also available as a cloud offering. Customers who have already seized the opportunity are seeing substantial cost savings in addition to a boost in productivity.

"We explored options and with Mitel and Vidyo we can achieve the same result for a fraction of the cost. We're pushing the boundaries of how we can collaborate with a solution that is secure, self-contained and simple to use. The power of that is we can now have staff and clinicians working properly and effectively at home with high resolution, high-quality images," said Mike Press, Assistant Director of NHIS at Nottinghamshire Health Informatics Service, a shared information and communications technology service provider in the U.K. supporting the technology needs of a range of customers within the National Health Service (NYSEMKT:NHS).

This innovative joint solution was designed with a focus on ease-of-use and neatly incorporates video as integral portion of Mitel's voice and collaboration platform. The video-enabled solution is incredibly flexible because the Vidyo technology and Mitel's UCC are software-based. This fact also makes the solution perfectly suited for public, private, and hybrid cloud deployments.

"After shipping two generations of scalable and cost effective systems that can scale personal telepresence from legacy room system to mobile and desktop, we are focused on making our best-in-class conferencing infrastructure even more accessible to end users," said Ofer Shapiro, co-founder and CEO of Vidyo. "We are excited by the collaboration with Mitel that will put our immersive conferencing infrastructure a click away from any Mitel UC users. The partnership is a perfect example of how the VidyoWorks platform can be used to enhance business workflow."

The ability to empower collaboration, both internally among employees and externally with partners, suppliers, and customers, is one of the primary needs in today's business environment. The Mitel/Vidyo integrated solution will enable video conferencing across an organization and beyond. It brings UC driven business-class video conferencing to major mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops, as well as desktop and in-room systems and across all networks to fully support BYOD initiatives.

"Video is a game changer for business communications, delivering an intuitive real-time experience that boosts productivity and builds closer team cohesion. Getting video to actually work within the organization and especially across other media, on the other hand, has been a challenge," said Ron Wellard, EVP and GM, Mitel Communications. "Our integrated Vidyo solution, closely tying video into our MiCollab and MiVoice platforms, will cut costs, reduce complexity and make video easily and pervasively available to enhance collaboration"

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