Aastra to Demonstrate Microsoft(R) Lync(TM) Compatible Phones at ITEXPO West

New models available for advance ordering

DALLAS, Sep 28, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Aastra, a leading company at the forefront of the enterprise communication market, will be demonstrating its 6725ip and 6721ip phones which are optimized for Microsoft(R) Lync(TM) at the INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference and Expo (ITEXPO) in Los Angeles, CA.

The Aastra 6721ip and 6725ip phones deliver exceptional quality and value while tightly integrating with Microsoft Lync, making them powerful unified communications (UC) devices. These phones can operate independently from a PC so can be easily and widely deployed. The Aastra 6725ip offers the additional benefits of PC connection via USB cable for a tight integration with Microsoft(R) Lync(TM) Server 2010: click-to-dial is enriched with presence status ensuring a more efficient call management for business users and team collaboration.

The Aastra 6721ip and 6725ip phones were designed with a focus on providing a superior user experience to facilitate the adoption of unified communications including:

an intuitive interface clearly displayed on a full color 3.5" LCD screen; easy access to the most essential calling features through navigation keys; and wideband audio which enhances the clarity of all calls, a particular benefit for companies doing business internationally.

The 6721ip phone retails at $229.99, offering a cost-effective desk phone appropriate for the office environment or common areas. With a list price of $289.99, the 6725ip phone has an impressive set of features to support most users' needs. Both models enjoy the same proven Aastra reliability and quality.

The 6721ip and 6725ip are available for order now and can be shipped in conjunction with the general availability of Microsoft Lync. To learn more about the 6721ip or 6725ip visit Aastra in Booth #212 at ITEXPO West or www.aastrausa.com/lyncphones.

About Aastra USA

Aastra USA Inc. is the US business unit of Aastra Technologies Limited, a company at the forefront of the enterprise communication market. Headquartered in Concord, Ontario, Canada, Aastra develops and delivers innovative communications products and applications for businesses. Aastra's operations are truly global with more than 50 million installed lines around the world and a direct and indirect presence in more than 100 countries. Aastra is entirely dedicated to enterprise communications and offers IP telephony and Unified Communications solutions individually tailored to satisfy its customers' requirements. These range from feature-rich call managers for small and medium businesses and highly scalable ones for large enterprises, integrated mobility, call center solutions to a wide selection of terminals. With a strong focus on open standards, Aastra enables enterprises to communicate and collaborate more efficiently.

Aastra(R) is a registered trademark of Aastra Technologies Limited in the United States and Canada. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

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