2014-04-30 06:02:23 - Winner of New Technology Product of the Year and New Business Product of the Year
ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple phone systems and unified communications (UC) solutions, today announced it received Gold in the 2014 Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards in three categories, ‘New Technology Product of the Year - Singapore’; ‘New Technology Product of the Year – Australia’ and ‘New Business Product of the Year – Singapore and Australia’.
ShoreTel received top accolades for the ShoreTel Dock, competing against 400 entries from 22 nations across the Asia-Pacific region. The Stevie Awards judging panel of 100 executives recognised the ShoreTel Dock as the first-to-market business-grade product that transforms the mobile device into a desk phone. Released in mid-2013, the ShoreTel Dock is noted to have revolutionised business communications, addressing the BYOD trend by
transforming iPhones® or iPads® into desk phones for the mobile generation.
Bruce Downing, Managing Director, ShoreTel Asia and South Africa, said, “ShoreTel is proud to have been awarded Gold for both New Technology Product of the Year and New Business Product of the Year in Singapore at the inaugural 2014 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. This endorsement is a reflection of the strength of our products and the company’s pioneering vision through the introduction of the only enterprise-grade docking station in the market. As organisations across Asia continue to recognise that the adoption of BYOD and enterprise mobility brings real productivity and cost benefits, the ShoreTel Dock is well positioned to extend the power of desktop features to the mobile device.”
Vice President of Product Management Pej Roshan said, “We are delighted that the ShoreTel Dock has been recognised for its innovation and vision. Our product extends the desktop in a meaningful and transparent way to the mobile device and uniquely empowers workers to communicate anytime, anywhere and anyhow. The ShoreTel Dock was designed to address the requirement for enhanced productivity in an increasingly mobile workplace and it is clear that it is a solution whose time has come.”
Operating as a docking station for iPads and iPhones, the ShoreTel Dock replicates the desk phone experience for users with familiar handset and keypad ergonomics, ‘always-on’ power and high-quality audio performance. At the same time, it facilitates the feature-rich UC built into ShoreTel Mobility, including instant messaging, directories, buddy presence, extension dialling, web conferencing and more.
The distinctive aspect of the ShoreTel Dock is that it does not add any management or administrative overhead to the organisation and, in fact, can save hardware costs since users are able to dispense with the traditional desk phone. Also, there is no danger of obsolescence – as new features are added to ShoreTel Mobility, these are automatically facilitated via the ShoreTel Dock.
The ShoreTel Dock is a simple plug-and-play device, only requiring a power connection to operate. All the technical capabilities and functionalities are built into ShoreTel’s network-based Mobility Router and Mobility Client app running on the mobile device.
In recognition of the ShoreTel Dock’s breakthrough technology, the product also received two U.S. awards at the Midsize Enterprise Summit (MES) West 2013 XCellence Awards: Most Innovative Technology Vendor and Best Boardroom Case Study Presentation. ShoreTel also won the 2013 NetworkWorld Asia Readers’ Choice Rising Star Award in Communication and Collaboration.
About The Stevie Awards
The Stevie Awards were created in 2002 to recognise the achievements of organizations and business people worldwide. Its mission is to raise the profile of exemplary organizations and individuals among the press, the business community, and the general public. In short order the Stevie has become one of the world's most coveted awards. The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are the newest Stevie Award program. They are open to all organizations in the 22 nations of the Asia-Pacific region. asia.stevieawards.com/about-asia-pacific-stevie%C2%AE-awards
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ShoreTel, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a leading provider of brilliantly simple IP phone systems and unified communications solutions. Its award-winning on-premises IP-PBX solution and cloud-based hosted phone system eliminate complexity and improve productivity. Recognized for its industry-leading customer experience and support, ShoreTel’s innovative business phones, application integration, collaboration tools, mobility, and contact center applications enable users to communicate and collaborate no matter the time, place or device, with minimal demand on IT resources. ShoreTel is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has regional offices and partners worldwide. For more information, visit www.shoretel.com.
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