OTTAWA, June 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW), a leading provider of cloud and premises-based unified communications software solutions, today announced two new product offerings: MiVoice for Lync and MiCollab 5.0 (formerly Mitel Application Suite or MAS). Building on its open Freedom Architecture, Mitel is enabling customers to leverage existing technology investments by optimizing its collaboration and communications solutions to interoperate with other IT environments. "It's ironic how many collaboration and communications tools do not work well with other technologies. And yet customers continue to rank interoperability as a top priority in today's multi-vendor IT environments. No business has the time or money to rip out and replace infrastructure to make applications work together. Mitel understands this and drives to deliver tools that easily integrate with and add value to our customers' preferred IT platforms," said Ron Wellard, EVP and GM, Mitel Communications. MiVoice for Lync Voice remains a fundamental, mission-critical solution for businesses today that supports a broad range of users, including mobile employees who are not desk-bound. MiVoice for Lync brings Mitel's business-class voice features to Microsoft Lync users and is designed to be a simple, cost-effective and reliable solution. Optimized for Lync, it doesn't require the integration of third-party devices, gateways or other components that traditionally have added complexity and driven up operational costs for organizations that add voice features to their Microsoft Lync environment. MiVoice for Lync is designed to provide a crystal clear voice solution and seamless user experience for the Microsoft Lync client. It can be deployed in public, private and hybrid cloud environments as well as on-premise, with the ability to support customers as their cloud strategies evolve. Jan Wouter van den Doel, ICT Manager for Delta Psychiatrisch Centrum/TBS Kliniek de Kijvelanden, a psychiatric hospital in the Netherlands, commented, "Mitel is putting our needs first with MiVoice for Lync. We use Lync as part of our Microsoft investment, but also depend on Mitel for our facility-wide voice and emergency alert messaging. MiVoice for Lync enables us to maximize our investment, optimize our communications system through one single desktop interface and obtain the high reliability we require."