SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple phone systems and unified communications (UC) solutions, today launched an update to ShoreTel Sky Mobility that empowers ShoreTel users with simple, seamless mobile-enabled video conferencing so that employees can stay connected with their colleagues wherever they may be working. ShoreTel Mobility 8 is now available for ShoreTel Sky users, bringing functionality recently made available to on-premises customers to the cloud.
ShoreTel Sky Mobility makes it easy to communicate via video between iOS and Android smartphones and tablets using the ShoreTel Sky Mobility Client, with single touch video calling from the keypad. Point-to-Point video within the enterprise is supported and video calls can be placed over local or remote Wi-Fi and cellular networks. The ability to add video to existing voice calls or revert a video call to voice-only is also supported.
"ShoreTel Sky Mobility is designed to extend unified communications applications to the device that people love most – their own smartphones," said Pej Roshan, vice president of product management at ShoreTel. "Users can now use video communication to be more productive, and also enjoy added enterprise desk phone features such as extension dialing and call transfer on their smartphones."
With ShoreTel Sky Mobility, users can make and receive calls from both enterprise and personal cellular numbers while the best network (Wi-Fi, 3G/4G, or cellular) is automatically selected. Fast and automatic network handover helps maintain call continuity across networks, and automatically moves calls to Wi-Fi when available, slashing mobile costs.
Easy to install and activate, the intuitive ShoreTel Sky Mobility user interface provides a powerful yet lightweight way to stay connected and collaborate effectively, while driving productivity and improving responsiveness.
Another enhancement to the ShoreTel Sky Mobility client is the addition of the "join" button for one-touch audio bridge login, which frees users from juggling apps while trying to memorize numbers and passcodes. The "join" button also works with third-party Web collaboration tools.
ShoreTel Sky Mobility is available now in the U.S. for cloud-based customers from qualified ShoreTel reseller partners and can be directly downloaded from the Apple store or from the Google Play Store.
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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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