Monday, May 6, 2013

ShoreTel Dock Fuses BYOD iPhones/iPads with Enterprise UC

ShoreTel introduced an enterprise desktop phone docking station for iPhones and iPads.

The ShoreTel Dock pairs iPhones and iPads with the ShoreTel Mobility app, delivering unified communications with voice, instant messaging (IM), presence and conferencing on their iOS device. Users can place and answer calls by simply picking up the handset and dialing a number on the dial pad or on the device’s screen.

“ShoreTel is the only unified communications provider delivering an intuitive and easy-to-use solution that truly optimizes how end users communicate for work,” said Pejman Roshan, vice president of product management at ShoreTel. “We didn’t try to change or replace devices users already love, but instead enabled those same devices with enterprise UC to give end users a dynamic productivity tool that supports their own work rhythm. The ShoreTel Dock is the desk phone for the mobile generation.”

The ShoreTel Dock is planned to be available Q3 CY-2013 for both premise-based and cloud platforms, with an expected list price of $349 USD.