SYDNEY, Australia, July 16, 2007 - ShoreTel, Inc., (NASDAQ: SHOR), a leading provider of enterprise IP Telephony solutions, today announced the signing of a new agreement with national distributor Westan. Under the agreement, Westan, a leader in technology distribution for the IT and consumer electronics (CE) markets, will offer ShoreTel's award-winning range of enterprise IP Telephony Solutions to Westan's national base of value-added resellers (VARs) and VoIP specialist partners.
Westan will support ShoreTel resellers through its services, as well as its branch offices and warehousing facilities across NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland.
Steve Timmerman, vice president of marketing at ShoreTel said, "The signing of Westan reaffirms ShoreTel's commitment to growing its channel partner base in Australia and New Zealand. We are looking forward to working with Westan and expanding our reseller channels nationally."
Based on a unique distributed software architecture and innovative product design, the ShoreTel Pure IP telephony solution provides enterprise-class reliability and scales from 1 to tens of thousands of users. It is designed and built from the ground up to be the market's easiest to use, easiest to manage, full-featured Pure IP telephony system.
Patrick Micallef, director, business communications at Westan said, "The addition of ShoreTel's product range has signalled Westan's entry into the enterprise market. With our national distribution network and dedicated communications division, we hope to grow ShoreTel's marketshare substantially throughout Australia."
About ShoreTel, Inc.
ShoreTel is a leading provider of enterprise IP telephony solutions. ShoreTel voice systems provide 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 four 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.