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ShoreTel Announces Partnership with Uptime in Belgium

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Founded in 2001, Uptime has rapidly consolidated itself as one of the key providers of IT operational & strategic management services in Belgium. Since its inception six years ago, the company has generated revenues well above market trends and averages, projecting a turnover for fiscal 2007 of around 27 million Euros.

"We have been evaluating Internet telephony products for a considerable period of time," said Henk Vant Net, managing director of Uptime. "ShoreTel's unique distributed architecture, scalability, and independently-verified customer satisfaction leadership, now provides us with the optimum solution to transition our clients to an IP-based telephony platform."

With a clear focus on providing their clients with solutions encompassing reliability, security, scalability, performance and effortless management, ShoreTel's range of IP PBX solutions is an ideal fit into Uptime's product and solutions portfolio.

ShoreTel's Vice President of Marketing, Steve Timmerman, stated, "Uptime is one of the leading IT infrastructure design and support companies in Belgium, with over 250 clients including banks and government departments. We are delighted to partner with them, as we continue to expand our operations across Europe."

Uptime have successfully completed the necessary training programmes and are now presenting and demonstrating the ShoreTel IP PBX offering to their extensive client base.

ShoreTel has chosen to work with a limited number of valued added distributors and resellers within Benelux to ensure that only those partners willing to invest in the necessary sales and support training, qualify for partnership status.

About ShoreTel, Inc.

ShoreTel is a leading provider of enterprise IP telephony solutions. ShoreTel voice systems provide customers with a number of key benefits, including ease of use, manageability and lower total cost of ownership than alternative solutions. ShoreTel's distributed software architecture and switched-based hardware platform extend enterprise-class voice services to every office and outpost, keeping employees fully connected wherever they go. Founded in 1996, ShoreTel has achieved broad industry recognition for its technology and high customer satisfaction. For the last four years, IT executives surveyed by Nemertes Research, an independent research firm, have rated ShoreTel highest in customer satisfaction among leading enterprise telecommunications systems providers. A select, worldwide group of channel partners provide service and support. ShoreTel is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has regional offices in the United Kingdom, Sydney, Australia and Munich, Germany. For more information, visit http://www.shoretel.com/ or call 1-877-80SHORE.