July 16, 2013
(NASDAQ: SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple
unified communications platforms
business phone systems
, applications and
mobile UC solutions
, today announced the availability of the ShoreTel Mobility 7 software release, which offers unified communications (UC) capabilities with a completely redesigned user interface and simplified integration to boost workforce productivity for iPhone® and Android™ users. With ShoreTel Mobility 7, users can transform their iOS smartphone or tablet into a desk phone with the ShoreTel Dock, which is now available for ordering.
The new "Today" screen in the application integrates with the native calendar on Android and iOS platforms. The ShoreTel Mobility Client automatically displays conference calls on the mobile user's calendar and allows for one click access to web and audio conferences. A simple "Join" button automatically dials the specific conference call and enters the conference participant code – freeing users from juggling apps while trying to memorize numbers and PIN codes.
"ShoreTel Mobility software is already a key tool for our mobile employees, and we're looking forward to using the new features, especially the innovative 'Today' screen that eliminates the complexity of joining conference calls when employees are on the go," said
, director of IT Infrastructure at Flotek.
ShoreTel Mobility 7 also integrates with ShoreTel Conferencing so that users can switch to the presentation view with a single click, which provides both audio and visual participation. When a user launches a conference from a meeting invite, the "Call Me" option opens ShoreTel Mobility, while clicking the link launches the ShoreTel Conferencing app.
Personal dial support allows for non-business calls to be placed with the users' cellular caller ID through the ShoreTel Mobility app, eliminating yet another need to continuously switch back and forth between voice apps. Per-call selections are available in a contextually aware drop down menu, which provides options for personal caller ID, Wi-Fi or cellular.