ShoreTel Advances Unified Communications for the Apple iPad

         ShoreTel Advances Unified Communications for the Apple iPad

ShoreTel Mobility 6 & ShoreTel Conferencing redefine Enterprise Communications

PR Newswire

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 5, 2013

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 5, ^ 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 the availability of ShoreTel Mobility 6 and ShoreTel Conferencing –
two new releases optimized for turning the Apple iPad into a business
communications tool, enabling integrated collaboration capabilities, increased
accessibility and improved communications, regardless of the user's location.

ShoreTel Mobility 6 delivers a native iPad user interface for enabling
multi-modal communications. Users place and receive calls with their business
persona (desk phone caller ID), exchange instant messages, listen to voice
mail messages and even create multi-party calls by simply dragging names from
enterprise directories together with a swipe of the finger.

"We've seen widespread endorsement of BYOD initiatives across the board," said
Michael Finneran, principal at dBrn Associates™. "And based on our latest
research, Apple devices appear to be coming into the enterprise at almost
twice the rate of Android. ShoreTel's focus for making mobile applications
easy to use could lead to higher user adoption."

ShoreTel Conferencing for iOS further extends the communications experience
with application collaboration capabilities. Users easily share presentations
controlled by their iPad or iPhone with remote participants; or can view
shared desktops of their colleagues' PC and Macs.

"As more staff members bring tablets to our university, having an intuitive
ShoreTel Mobility client for the iPad is more valuable than ever before," said
Hernan London, associate CIO, Barry University. "It enables greater mobile
communications for all – while minimizing the demand on our IT department for

The combined applications from ShoreTel make the Apple iPad a fully featured
business-grade communications device that is brilliantly simple to operate.
Users place calls from their iPad using the speaker or a Bluetooth headset,
with the same caller ID as their desk phone. Security is assured with
integrated VPN SSL encryption that is automatically enabled for the user.

"The Apple iPad has quickly become the most popular tablet brought by users
into the workplace," said Peter Blackmore, chief executive officer, ShoreTel.
"ShoreTel transforms the iPad into a true multi-modal business communications
device – for placing and receiving calls just like a desk phone, for sending
and responding to instant messages, and for easily collaborating with other
PC, Mac and iPad users. By combining these applications together in a manner
that is brilliantly simple for employees to use, businesses can feel
comfortable supporting a BYOD policy to drive effective communications and
enhance productivity."

Pricing and Availability
ShoreTel Mobility 6 and ShoreTel Conferencing are universal client
applications available as free downloads from the Apple App Store. Both
applications are available for Apple iPad, iPad mini, iPhone and iPod touch
users, with some functionality limited on smaller screens. ShoreTel Mobility 6
voice applications are also available for ShoreTel Sky customers, and
SIP-supported IP PBXs from Avaya and Cisco Systems.

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Jacqueline Williams

About ShoreTel
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, UC and 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 or

ShoreTel, ShoreTel Sky, and the ShoreTel logo are trademarks or registered
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