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June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
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.
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About ShoreTel, Inc.ShoreTel, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a provider of
business communication solutions whose brilliantly simple
unified communications platforms, applications and
mobile UC solutions promise a new rhythm of workforce engagement and collaboration. With costly complexity eliminated by design from its award-winning, all-in-one
IP phone system,
contact center solution, and its industry-leading
hosted phone system, workers enjoy a freedom and self-reliance that other providers can't match. Users have full control to engage and collaborate, no matter the time, place or device, for the lowest cost and demand on IT resources in the industry. ShoreTel is headquartered in
Sunnyvale, Calif., and has regional offices and partners worldwide. For more information, visit
ShoreTel and the ShoreTel logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of ShoreTel, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking StatementsShoreTel assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements included in this release. This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the federal securities laws. The forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. The risks and uncertainties include customer buying cycles, global economic uncertainty, the intense competition in our industry, supply and manufacturing risks, our ability to attract, retain and ramp new sales personnel, uncertainties inherent in the product development cycle, uncertainty as to market acceptance of new products and services, and other risk factors set forth in ShoreTel's Form 10-K for the year ended
June 30, 2012, and in its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended
March 31, 2013.