An operator-valued multi-variable Poisson type integral is studied. In Section 2 we obtain a new equivalent condition for the existence of a so-called regular unitary dilation of an n-tuple T=(T₁,...,Tₙ) of commuting contractions. Our development in Section 2 also contains a new proof of the classical dilation result of S. Brehmer, B. Sz.-Nagy and I. Halperin. In Section 3 we turn to the boundary behavior of this operator-valued Poisson integral. The results obtained in this section improve upon an earlier result proved by R. E. Curto and F.-H. Vasilescu in .