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ShoreTel Showcases Converged IP Communications System with Extreme Networks and LifeSize Communication

Seminar Series Highlights High Definition Video Conferencing and Collaboration, Leveraging IP Communications and High-Performance Switching
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SUNNYVALE, CA, March 9, 2007 - ShoreTel, Inc., a leading provider of IP telephony solutions worldwide, today announced the company's Convergence Seminar Series, which will travel to select cities throughout North America to showcase converged IP communications systems. For the inaugural series, ShoreTel has teamed with Extreme Networks (NASDAQ: EXTR), a leading global supplier of converged networks that solve the toughest challenges, and LifeSize Communications, the high definition video communications company, to demonstrate a best-in-class, converged IP communications system that delivers high definition video conferencing and world-class IP PBX functionality on top of leading switching technology.

"With enterprises continuing to add mobile workers and increasing the number of branch offices and remote sites, the ability to provide effective collaboration tools and IP communications has become a critical element for every business' network infrastructure," said Steve Timmerman, vice president of marketing for ShoreTel. "Enterprise customers leveraging ShoreTel's IP PBX solution on top of their available and secure Extreme Networks' data network, coupled with LifeSize's best-of-class high definition video communications systems can expect seamless audio and high definition video at a fraction of the cost of competitive offerings. This seminar series will demonstrate how."

Not only will ShoreTel's Convergence Seminar demonstrate a converged voice, video and data system, it will provide a forum to address concerns and clarify issues that IT professionals face in today's rapidly evolving telephony environment. Topics include:

  • How to evaluate IP telephony system architectures
  • Best practices in deploying and managing converged applications across your data network
  • Impact of high definition video conferencing on employee productivity

ShoreTel will visit the following locations on the corresponding dates:

  • Mar 13 - Denver, CO
  • Mar 14 - Chicago, IL
  • Mar 15 - Dallas, TX
  • Mar 20 - New York, NY
  • Mar 21 - Atlanta, GA
  • Apr 3 - Bellevue, WA
  • Apr 4 - San Mateo, CA
  • Apr 5 - Costa Mesa, CA

Each company will have equipment and representatives onsite to answer your questions and help you plan your migration to a converged voice, video and data network.

About ShoreTel, Inc.

ShoreTel is a leading provider of IP telephony solutions worldwide. ShoreTel voice systems provide enterprise 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 three 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.

About Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks designs, builds, and installs Ethernet infrastructure solutions that solve the toughest business communications challenges. Our commitment to open networking sets us apart from the alternatives by delivering meaningful insight and unprecedented control to applications and services. We believe openness is the best foundation for growth, freedom, flexibility, and choice. We focus on enterprises and service providers who demand high performance, converged networks that support voice, video and data, over a wired and wireless infrastructure.

About LifeSize

LifeSize® is the first company to develop and deliver high definition video communications products. Founded in 2003 by industry veterans, LifeSize's award winning solutions combine exceptional quality, user simplicity and administrator manageability to make video communications a productive, true-to-life experience. LifeSize is headquartered in Austin, TX with subsidiaries in Europe and Asia Pacific, and a network of channel partners in more than 20 countries.

For additional information or to request a live product demonstration, visit the LifeSize Web site at www.lifesize.com or call 1.877.LIFESIZE in North America, +44 1256 480591 in EMEA and +852 8239 3695 in APAC.