SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 19, 2013 – ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple unified communications platforms including business phone systems, applications and mobile UC solutions, today announced it has completed development of the technical solution for its hybrid premise-to-cloud offering, and external testing will begin this summer.
In keeping with its commitment to deliver ultimate choice in business communications solutions to customers, ShoreTel is moving into the next phase of its hybrid solution, ShoreTel Connect. Platform development and internal testing are complete, and external testing with customers and reseller partners will commence this summer.
Upon completion of the testing phase and rollout of general availability, customers will have the option to choose premise- or cloud-based UC solutions and applications but also the ability to include the best of both in an integrated solution. For example, ShoreTel’s premise-based customers will be able to consume and deploy UC applications via the cloud on a monthly basis.
Examples of ShoreTel Connect UC applications planned to be rolled out in the future include Mobility, Conferencing, Contact Center and others.
ShoreTel expects to make the first ShoreTel Connect applications available beginning in early 2014.
About ShoreTel, Inc.
ShoreTel, Inc., (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a leading provider of Pure IP unified communications solutions. ShoreTel enables companies of any size to seamlessly integrate all communications - voice, video, messaging and data - with their business processes. Independent of device or location, ShoreTel's distributed software architecture eliminates the traditional costs, complexity and reliability issues typically associated with other solutions. ShoreTel continues to deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction, ease of use and manageability while driving down the overall total cost of ownership. ShoreTel is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has regional offices in Austin, Texas, the United Kingdom, Sydney, Australia and Munich, Germany. For more information, visit www.shoretel.com or call 1-800-425-9385.