ShoreTel Phone Systems

Updated: January 05, 2011

ShoreTel is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: SHOR) based out of Sunnyvale, CA. They are a provider of commercial, closed-source VOIP products. Current implementations of ShoreTel systems include telephone handsets, as well as voicemail servers, switching hardware, analog phone outputs, and other telecommunications-related hardware and software. ShoreTel's Unified Communication solution is based on a distributed architecture with a single image for administration. While traditional TDM systems or competitor VOIP solutions require 2N redundancy ShoreTel accomplishes redundancy at N+1 by balancing the load on their voice appliances. Their ShoreGear appliances to not have any spinning media or hard drive. The ShoreGear appliance runs on the mission critical operating system called VX works and flash memory. The distributed architecture is uniquely built with no single point of failure.[citation needed]. ShoreTel primarily sells and markets their product through channel partners.

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ShoreTel, Inc., (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a leading provider of Pure IP unified communications solutions. ShoreTel enables companies of any size to seamlessly integrate all communications - voice, video, messaging and data - with their business processes. Independent of device or location, ShoreTel's distributed software architecture eliminates the traditional costs, complexity and reliability issues typically associated with other solutions. ShoreTel continues to deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction, ease of use and manageability while driving down the overall total cost of ownership. ShoreTel is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has regional offices in Austin, Texas, the United Kingdom, Sydney, Australia and Munich, Germany.

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