SYDNEY, Australia, April 11, 2007 - ShoreTel, Inc., a leading provider of IP Telephony solutions, today announced its first two reseller agreements in New Zealand with Integral Technology Group and Gulf Networks Ltd.
Integral Technology Group, based in Auckland, is a premium provider of technology services including the support of mission critical enterprise servers. Gulf Networks Ltd., also based in Auckland, are specialists in designing, installing and maintaining local and wide-area computer networks for New Zealand businesses.
"The signing of these resellers was a direct result of the positive response and recognition of ShoreTel's high quality of service in the IP PBX sector," said Tony Warhurst, ShoreTel's managing director of SE Asia. "We are looking forward to working with our new resellers, Integral Technology Group and Gulf Networks, to provide a comprehensive VoIP solution for our customers."
Commenting on the signing, Uli Knapp, Director of Gulf Networks said: "As an IT provider, we feel that we are in the perfect position to extend the services that are already running on the business network. Including IP telephony in our product range was the next natural step for us. ShoreTel insists that the performance of the entire network gets evaluated so that their product, as well as the existing data services, performs to expectations. We were impressed by that."
ShoreTel's system features a distributed architecture unifying multiple locations and is a completely integrated IP phone system with PBX, voice mail, and unified messaging capabilities among other features. At the core of the system is a flexible, switch-based, single image architecture which can scale seamlessly from 1 to over 10,000 users.
Other features in the ShoreTel VoIP range include a complete messaging solution from voice mail to automated attendant, the ShoreWare Director which enables the entire phone systems to be managed from a single browser-based interface and the Personal Call Manager which enables users to quickly browse contacts and make calls from local directories or from Microsoft Outlook.
Gulf Networks and Integral Technology Group are the first two resellers for ShoreTel in New Zealand. Connector Systems Ltd is the distributor for ShoreTel in Australia and New Zealand.
Integral Technology Group (Integral) is a premium provider of technology services with over 85 staff across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Their leading industry experience in the architecture and support of mission critical enterprise servers has lead many larger organisations to Integral for tailored support that delivers 24x7 up time.
Gulf Networks products can be divided into hardware, software and service products with business partners including Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and Vodafone. Gulf Networks have about 2000 product lines ranging from servers, workstations, notebooks, routers and firewalls to small devices like handhelds.
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.