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[November 07, 2012]

Aastra Demonstrates Voice and Video Solutions at EDUCAUSE 2012 - Hosted PBX Services and Collaboration Apps Lower Cost and Improve Productivity

Denver, CO, Nov 07, 2012 ( via COMTEX) -- Aastra, a leading company at the forefront of the enterprise communication market, will be demonstrating voice and video solutions tailored for the Higher Education market at the EDUCAUSE 2012 Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado. Aastra's Hosted Clearspan(R) Unified Communications solution offered by Internet2 will be featured along with the Aastra BluStar(TM) Ecosystem for video and mobility collaboration. Aastra representatives will be demonstrating live calls, including PC desktop control of calling features, click-to-dial, instantaneously moving a call from desk phone to mobile and back, on-demand video and audio conferencing, and much more on November 7th and 8th in Booth #669/671 at the Colorado Convention Center.

The Internet2 Hosted PBX Solution powered by Aastra Clearspan is a complete solution for unified communications providing all of the applications an institution's employees need, at any of the locations where they work, on any of the devices they use. It not only offers classic PBX-like services, but also a rich set of enhanced services including unified messaging, fixed-mobile convergence, interactive voice response, conferencing, collaboration and call center applications. Clearspan allows employees to make and receive calls from any device, at any location, with only one phone number, one dial plan, one voice mailbox, and a unified set of features.

Aastra will also be demonstrating a host of collaboration applications designed to increase flexibility and improve productivity. Clearspan Communicator(TM) is a unified communications client for the PC, MAC, iPad, iPhone and Android platforms which integrates with the enterprise directory and personal contacts and can be used to make and receive both voice and video calls. Aastra OnDemand(TM) Web Collaboration is a feature-rich web and video conferencing tool for hosting online meetings, webinars and training, providing users with the ability to share documents and applications, use an interactive whiteboard, conduct group or private chat, polling and much more.

The Aastra BluStar Ecosystem includes the 8000i Desktop Media Phone and BluStar clients for PC, iPad and iPhone. The BluStar Ecosystem provides businesses with a comprehensive, end-to-end UC solution with a versatile client that can be used across devices. BluStar offers a totally natural collaboration experience and fully embraces trends such as BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). It helps users work together more effectively - for example, on demand video conferencing with remote workers, road-warriors and teams working on the same project to exchange ideas more easily and collaboratively. Aastra's focus across the portfolio is a unified customer experience, facilitating adoption with a consistent look and feel, regardless of the device used, while enabling users to be more productive.

"Over 30 years delivering voice communications solutions to Higher Ed institutions has given Aastra a deep understanding of the unique needs of this marketplace," stated Tim Whittington, Aastra Regional President, North America. "EDUCAUSE is widely recognized as the go-to source for IT information for colleges and universities, and we are pleased to have the opportunity again this year to interact with its members. Aastra has a strong commitment to Higher Education industry and we will continue to develop solutions tailored for this community." Please visit Aastra in Booth #669/671 at EDUCAUSE 2012 for a demonstration of our campus communications solutions, or check for more information.

#### 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. For additional information on Aastra, visit our website at Read the full story at

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