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[November 07, 2012]

ShoreTel Hosts Innovation Center at Annual Reseller Conference

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- ShoreTel® (NASDAQ; SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple unified communications platforms, including business phone systems, applications and mobile UC solutions, today welcomes leading business communications experts, including resellers, technology partners and industry analysts, to connect and collaborate at the annual ShoreTel Champion Partner Conference (Twitter: #ShoreTel12), held this week in Orlando, Fla.


The ShoreTel Champion Partner Conference is the premier event for ShoreTel's global reseller and distributor network, as well as for key technology partners from the ShoreTel Innovation Network. This year's onsite Innovation Center will showcase more than 40 UC technology partners, giving resellers easy access to new solutions that will help them expand their offerings and grow their businesses.

"ShoreTel's Champion Partner Conference is the premier opportunity for our technology partners to collectively showcase hardware, software and service solutions that extend and enhance the capabilities of ShoreTel's brilliantly simple unified communications solution," said Joe Vitalone, vice president channel management, ShoreTel. "Our sponsors enjoy increased exposure to ShoreTel's distribution channel, our executive leadership, as well as our sales and marketing teams. All of us are looking forward to learning from each other and identifying new ways to advance our UC-based businesses." Platinum Sponsors OAISYS OAISYS is a leading developer of call recording and contact center management solutions for a wide range of organizations, from small- to medium-sized businesses to multi-site large enterprises. OAISYS Talkument voice documentation and Tracer interaction management solutions help companies within a variety of industries--including healthcare, automotive dealerships, financial services and the public sector--attract and retain customers by digitally capturing phone-based interactions for simple retrieval, playback and management. ShoreTel customers rely on OAISYS solutions to address regulatory compliance, quality assurance, risk management, customer retention, dispute resolution and other critical business concerns.

"As a longtime provider of call recording and contact center management solutions to the ShoreTel channel and active member of the ShoreTel Innovation Network, OAISYS shares ShoreTel's vision for bridging cloud and on-premise solutions to provide the best of both worlds. We're looking forward to discussing our vision on the many ways our solutions complement one another at this year's Champion Partner Conference. - Bill Johnson, OAISYS Director of Marketing Polycom Polycom is the global leader in open standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video collaboration, trusted by more than 415,000 customers around the world. Polycom solutions are powered by the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform, comprehensive software infrastructure and rich APIs that interoperate with the broadest set of communication, business, mobile and cloud applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video collaboration in any environment.

"Both Polycom and ShoreTel are committed to offering our customers the best unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions and experiences to meet their needs. We are excited to showcase our joint offerings, demonstrating how customers can continue to benefit from open standards-based solutions that bring people face-to-face for improved productivity." - Ron Myers, senior vice president of Global Channels at Polycom.

ScanSource Communications ScanSource Communications understands the channel like no other distributor. And understanding the channel means understanding what your business needs. They deliver industry-leading telephony and video conferencing products and high-quality communications products and services resellers rely on. They provide the value-added services resellers need to strengthen and grow their business, including unified communications education, state-of-the-art logistics, financial services, technical support, professional services, as well as quoting and configuration tools specific to the ShoreTel product line.

"With ShoreTel's unified communications, mobility solutions and IP phone systems, coupled with the value-added services and support ScanSource Communications is known for, we are armed and ready to help our reseller partners deploy solutions that can help them grow their communications business. We are happy to be at the 2012 ShoreTel Champion Partner Conference, expanding ecosystems and increasing value, as well as representing other industry-leading solutions, such as AudioCodes, Plantronics and Polycom." - Buck Baker, President, ScanSource Communications.

Gold Sponsors HP HP Networking has changed the balance of power in the networking industry with the FlexNetwork architecture, a converged network, server, storage and security fabric based on open standards that delivers up to twice the industry leading performance and reduces total cost of ownership by up to 60 percent.

Ruckus Wireless Ruckus Wireless is a supplier of advanced wireless systems for the mobile networking market. The company markets and manufactures a wide range of indoor and outdoor "Smart Wi-Fi" products for mobile operators, broadband service providers and corporate enterprises.

Silver Sponsors 911Enable Acme Packet Adtech Global AVST bridgeSpeak Brightmetrics CallCopy CommSoft RMS Contingent Network Services dvsAnalytics Edgewater Networks, Inc. Enghouse Interactive Enterasys Networks Esna Technologies FaxCore GFI Software Ingate Systems Inc. Ingram Micro Jabra MarkeTel Systems Microsemi Multi-Tech Systems, Inc Mutare Palitto Consulting Services PathSolutions Phybridge Red Box Recorders Resource Software International Ltd. Sennheiser Electronic Corporation ShoreTel Financial Solutions (TAMCO) SJS Solutions Ltd Technology Sales Resource Interactive (TSRI) TelStrat TriVium Systems VXSuite Westcon Related Links & Conversation Subscribe to ShoreTel's blog.

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Read ShoreTel Customer Success Stories #ShoreTel, #UC, #ShoreTel12 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 shoretel.com or shoretelsky.com.

ContactJessica RavennaJessica.Ravenna@edelman.com650-762- 2920 SOURCE ShoreTel

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