October 16, 2007 15:00 ET

LG-Nortel Launches Innovative Unified Communications Devices Optimized for Use with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007

Solutions Provide Anywhere, Anytime Access to Critical Business Applications

SEOUL, KOREA--(Marketwire - Oct. 16, 2007) - With Microsoft Corp.'s launch today of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, businesses can now implement a comprehensive unified communications platform accessible by using the innovative LG-Nortel IP Phone 8500 series unified communications devices from LG-Nortel, the LG Electronics and Nortel(1) (TSX:NT)(NYSE:NT) joint venture.

Designed to help enterprises drive increased productivity by simplifying the way employees communicate, the IP Phone 8500 series has been optimized for use with Office Communications Server 2007 and Microsoft Office Communicator 2007. Mobile users can utilize unified communications as effectively as fixed location office users - decreasing time-to-decision with anywhere, anytime access to key business applications. Users can easily access sophisticated unified communications capabilities such as VoIP, directory dialing, calendar integration, call diversion and presence checking. The IP Phone 8540 also supports the ability to securely access personal profile information such as contacts, calendars, voice mail and call logs.

"Unified communications breaks down the barriers between voice, email, conferencing, video, and instant messaging, ensuring that people always have an appropriate way to reach their peers," said Jae-Ryung Lee, chief executive officer, LG-Nortel. "The launch of Office Communications Server 2007 brings the world exceptional unified communications capabilities, and our IP Phone 8500 family includes innovative end-user devices for accessing those capabilities with an ease of use that reflects LG-Nortel's mission of providing customers with a great communication experience anytime, and at any location."

"Combining Microsoft's unified communications software with LG-Nortel's IP Phone 8500 series offers customers a rich and integrated communications experience," said Kim Akers, general manager, Unified Communications Group, at Microsoft Corp. "Microsoft's relationship with LG-Nortel provides customers new levels of business value, helping to streamline communications and collaboration."

LG-Nortel's innovative family of unified communications devices includes three models optimized for Office Communications Server 2007 and Office Communicator 2007. The LG-Nortel IP Phone 8540 features a large 5.7 inch color touch screen LCD display and delivers an improved communications experience, including high-quality wideband audio for clearer voice and security features such as a biometric fingerprint lock. The LG-Nortel USB Phone 8501 is a PC peripheral that offers high-quality wideband audio and tight integration with Office Communicator 2007 in a familiar desktop handset form factor. The LG-Nortel Wireless Headset 8502 with Bluetooth(R) wireless technology adds untethered functionality with a range of up to 10 meters and a talk-time of up to six hours.

The LG-Nortel IP Phone 8500 family of products will be launched in North America and Europe Q4 2007, and in other regions Q1 2008. Nortel will provide technical support services for the LG-Nortel IP Phone 8500 family as part of the unified communications services available direct to customers or through partners from the Nortel Global Services portfolio.

Nortel's Global Services portfolio includes a full range of network applications, implementation, management and support services for end-to-end multi-vendor, multi-technology networks.

About LG-Nortel

LG-Nortel is a joint venture of LG Electronics and Nortel. Established in 2005, LG-Nortel provides leading edge telecommunications equipment and network solutions, spanning wired and wireless technologies, to service provider and enterprise customers in Korea and around the world. LG-Nortel is also actively developing next generation solutions for global markets, with over 1,000 skilled R&D engineers currently focused on wireless broadband technology evolution and the development of powerful new product lines. LG-Nortel is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. For more information on LG-Nortel, visit

About Nortel

Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications capabilities that make the promise of Business Made Simple a reality for our customers. Our next-generation technologies, for both service provider and enterprise networks, support multimedia and business-critical applications. Nortel's technologies are designed to help eliminate today's barriers to efficiency, speed and performance by simplifying networks and connecting people to the information they need, when they need it. Nortel does business in more than 150 countries around the world. For more information, visit Nortel on the Web at For the latest Nortel news, visit

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