Friday, July 27, 2007

ShoreTel in Unified Communications Horizon.

LONDON, July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ShoreTel(TM), Inc. , a leading provider of enterprise IP solutions, today announced its distribution agreement with Horizon Solutions. The distribution partnership will enable Horizon to sell ShoreTel's IP telephony solutions as a key component in its new Unified Communications (UC) offering.

Horizon Solutions is Horizon UK's division responsible for developing and delivering the group's UC strategy. It's the only distributor to have a specialized UC program with centralized resources that provides the seamless deployment of voice, video and data -- all unified within a common, simple management interface. Working with ShoreTel, the new strategy will lower costs, increase productivity and deliver business advantages to both vendors and resellers. ShoreTel's IP telephony solution will enhance the voice and video capability of Horizon's UC business group.

Horizon sees ShoreTel as an open, distributed architecture, which fits with the company's expansion plans. "We have selected ShoreTel as a fundamental part of our UC strategy. ShoreTel's IP telephony solution is reliable, scalable, feature rich, and a profitable and in-demand product for resellers," said Joel Chimondes, business unit manager at Horizon Solutions. "We are looking forward to working with ShoreTel."

"We see Horizon as a key partner is growing our business in the UK," said Steve Timmerman, vice president of marketing at ShoreTel. "Horizon has a strong position in the enterprise market and is a valuable partner for ShoreTel."

     Press Contacts:
Kim Rose K.C. Du Fay
ShoreTel, Inc. Sterling Communications, Inc.
408-331-3357 415-392-2300

ShoreTel Grows Its Unified Communications Channel


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