Mitel has announced the UK launch of Mitel Mobility for BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5 (BlackBerry MVS), extending Mitel’s unified communications (UC) features to BlackBerry smartphone workers over cellular and Wi-Fi networks.
Through integration with the in-office system, Mitel Mobility for BlackBerry MVS 5 gives employees office phone features on their smartphones, all through a familiar interface for true mobility. Employees benefit from the convenience of a single work phone number shared between their desk phone and BlackBerry smartphone, increasing employee responsiveness and allowing users to maintain a single corporate identity.
The combined Mitel and BlackBerry solution offers seamless handoff between any of the user’s nominated devices, moving calls without restrictions to and from their desk phone, BlackBerry, home phone, or soft phone.
BlackBerry MVS also helps keep mobile calling costs under control. Calls made through BlackBerry MVS are routed through Mitel Communications Director (MCD), which helps with adherence to company policies and enables savings on long-distance and international roaming charges. The new voice over Wi-Fi calling feature with BlackBerry MVS 5 presents opportunities for additional savings.
“Making and taking desk phone calls on a BlackBerry smartphone is a simple yet powerful concept and we see great opportunity for our customers, to improve employee responsiveness, productivity and to make significant cost savings across their organisations,” said Andy Elliot, EMEA marketing director, Mitel.
Mitel has previously announced the availability of Mitel Unified Communicator Advanced Mobile for BlackBerry smartphones, which provides mobile workers access to all of their corporate contact information, presence status, call history, and visual voicemail. The application uses location-based services natively present on BlackBerry smartphones to automatically update a user’s status information and call routing preferences. Mitel UC Advanced Mobile is available for download on BlackBerry App World.