Singapore – 30 April 2014 – ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple phone systems and unified communications solutions, today announced it received Gold in the 2014 Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards in three categories, ‘New Technology Product of the Year - Australia’; ‘New Technology Product of the Year – Singapore’ and ‘New Business Product of the Year – All Other Nations.’
ShoreTel received top accolades for the ShoreTel Dock, competing against 400 entries from 22 nations across the Asia Pacific region. The Stevie Awards judging panel of 100 executives recognised the ShoreTel Dock as the first-to-market business-grade product that transforms the mobile device into a desk phone. Released in mid-2013, the ShoreTel Dock is noted to have revolutionised business communications, addressing the BYOD trend by transforming iPhones® or iPads® into desk phones for the mobile generation.
Bruce Downing, Managing Director, ShoreTel Asia and South Africa said, “ShoreTel is proud to have been awarded multiple Gold at the inaugural 2014 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. This endorsement is a reflection of the strength of our products and the company’s pioneering vision through the introduction of the only enterprise-grade docking station on the market. As organisations across the Asia-Pacific region continue to recognise that the adoption of BYOD and enterprise mobility brings real productivity and cost benefits, the ShoreTel Dock is well positioned to extend the power of desktop features to the mobile device.”
Vice President of Product Management Pej Roshan said, “We are thrilled that the ShoreTel Dock has been recognised for its innovation and vision. Our product extends the desktop in a meaningful and transparent way out to the mobile device and uniquely empowers workers to communicate anytime, anywhere and anyhow. The ShoreTel Dock was designed to address the requirement for enhanced productivity in an increasingly mobile workplace and it’s clear that it’s a solution whose time has come.”
Operating as a docking station for iPads and iPhones, the Dock replicates the desk phone experience for users with familiar handset and keypad ergonomics, ‘always-on’ power and high-quality audio performance. At the same time, it facilitates the feature-rich unified communications built into ShoreTel Mobility, including instant messaging, directories, buddy presence, extension dialing, web conferencing and more.
The unique aspect of the ShoreTel Dock is it doesn’t add any management or administrative overheads to the organisation and, in fact, can save hardware costs since users are able to dispense with the traditional desk phone. Also, there is no danger of obsolescence – as new features are added to ShoreTel Mobility, these are automatically facilitated via the ShoreTel Dock.
The ShoreTel Dock is a simple plug-and-play device, only requiring a power connection to operate. All the technical capabilities and functionalities are built into ShoreTel’s network-based Mobility Router and Mobility Client app running on the mobile device.
In recognition of the ShoreTel Dock’s breakthrough technology, the product also received two awards at the Midsize Enterprise Summit (MES) West 2013 XCellence Awards: Most Innovative Technology Vendor and Best Boardroom Case Study Presentation. ShoreTel also won the 2013 NetworkWorld Asia Readers’ Choice Rising Star Award in Communication and Collaboration.
ShoreTel, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOR) is the provider of brilliantly simple Unified Communication (UC) solutions based on its award-winning IP business phone system. We offer organizations of all sizes integrated, voice, video, data, and mobile communications on an open, distributed IP architecture that helps significantly reduce the complexity and costs typically associated with other solutions. The feature-rich ShoreTel UC system offers the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) and the highest customer satisfaction in the industry, in part because it is easy to deploy, manage, scale and use. Increasingly, companies around the world are finding a competitive edge by replacing business-as-usual with new thinking, and choosing ShoreTel to handle their integrated business communication. ShoreTel is based in Sunnyvale, California, and has regional offices in Austin, Texas, United Kingdom, Sydney, Australia and Munich, Germany. For more information, visit www.shoretel.com.
# # #
ShoreTel and the ShoreTel logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of ShoreTel, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks, trade names and service marks herein are the property of their respective owners.