SUNNYVALE, Calif. and LONDON – Dec. 6, 2016 – To address the growing demand for UCaaS and video collaboration, ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR) and StarLeaf today announced they have worked together to integrate video collaboration for multiple users with ShoreTel Connect™ CLOUD. StarLeaf is a global service provider with a platform that delivers secure and reliable video conferencing services.
The ability to conduct business via video conference improves collaboration, increases communication accuracy and enhances customer interactions.
To add to the rich UC feature set, a ShoreTel conference can now be audio or video with multiple users. ShoreTel Connect CLOUD users can schedule a meeting from within the Connect client that includes a link to join a video conference with multiple users. Users, including ShoreTel Connect ONSITE and external participants, are then able to join the video conference quickly and easily with one simple click from within the Connect client.
“ShoreTel is focused on creating a holistic and intuitive user experience across the complete UC stack,” said Eugenia Corrales, Senior Vice President of Product at ShoreTel. “With our rollout of video collaboration for ShoreTel Connect CLOUD, we are delivering seamless visual communications and business collaboration. We are excited to offer our customers robust cloud video conferencing functionality through StarLeaf’s industry-leading OpenCloud platform.”
“StarLeaf and ShoreTel each provide unique value propositions for customers that want to move to the cloud for all their communications needs,” said Mark Loney, CEO of StarLeaf. “With thousands of people relying on ShoreTel’s cloud communications solutions every day, our relationship will support those customers who want to fast-track the adoption of video throughout their business, while benefiting from a seamless environment that delivers ease of use, centralized management and low cost of ownership.”
This solution provides HD video quality over a secure connection. Customers with Essential, Standard and Advanced Connect CLOUD service plans can use video collaboration with up to 24 participants at no additional charge. The solution does not require additional hardware.
In addition, StarLeaf has joined the ShoreTel TechConnect program. TechConnect is a global technology and developer partner program that extends ShoreTel solution capabilities beyond its current product portfolio. Through TechConnect, ShoreTel and StarLeaf will support customers as they expand and enhance current ShoreTel UC deployments with the addition of tightly integrated video conferencing.
About ShoreTel, Inc.
ShoreTel (NASDAQ: SHOR) provides businesses worldwide with communications solutions that make interactions simple. From business phone systems, unified communications and contact center solutions to a fully hosted voice and SMS development platform, ShoreTel delivers unmatched flexibility and ease for companies looking to increase productivity and drive innovation. ShoreTel offers solutions in the cloud, onsite or a hybrid of both, giving customers the freedom to choose the best fit for their business needs now and in the future. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., ShoreTel has offices and partners worldwide. For more information, visit shoretel.com.
StarLeaf brings people together through the power of video conferencing and calling. StarLeaf is a service provider with a global platform that delivers secure, reliable and rich video conferencing services to Fortune 500 companies all the way down to the smallest organizations around the world. Whether a company chooses StarLeaf conference room systems or already has their own – for instance from Cisco, Polycom, Lifesize or Avaya – StarLeaf removes the complexity and cost of management and enables users to call anyone else, including those who use Microsoft Skype for Business as their client. StarLeaf is an award-winning company, most recently it was the recipient of the Frost & Sullivan Video Conferencing Leadership Award.
Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
ShoreTel 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, including, without limitation, statements regarding video conferencing improving collaboration, communication accuracy and customer interactions, enabling users to join a video call with one click, future growth and market opportunities, growing demand for UCaaS and video collaboration, video collaboration delivering another way to communicate, and video creating a seamless environment that delivers ease of use, centralized management and low cost of ownership. 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 the intense competition in our industry, our reliance on third parties to sell and support our products, our ability to continue to grow our cloud-based solutions, the impact of service disruptions or security breaches, uncertainties related to global operations, inability to retain acquired customers, difficulties in managing more dispersed business operations, our ability to attract, retain and ramp new personnel, potentially longer sales cycles, uncertainties inherent in the product development cycle, uncertainty as to market acceptance of new products and services, the potential for litigation in our industry, the impact of mergers and consolidations in our industry, and other risk factors set forth in ShoreTel’s Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2016.
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