ShoreTel Mobility and Ruckus Speed Enterprise Migration from Desk Phones to Smartphones

Ruckus Wireless and ShoreTel announced their plans to deliver
a Mobile Unified Communications (UC) Starter Kit, combining Wi-Fi and VoIP


The Ruckus ZoneFlex Smart Wireless LAN (WLAN)
offering is a verified system within the ShoreTel Innovation Network,
ensuring tight coordination between the two platforms for end-to-end


Ruckus and ShoreTel have also created custom, discounted
product bundles for their respective channel partners. 


“With the growth of mobile devices and
consumerization of IT, there is now huge demand by enterprises for the use of
diverse smartphones using advanced Wi-Fi and VoIP technology. ShoreTel and
Ruckus now give organizations a complete turnkey system that takes advantage of
the best VoIP and Wi-Fi technologies to easily and securely integrate employee
smartphones into their existing network framework,” said Denis Maynard,
vice president of worldwide sales for Ruckus Wireless.


The ShoreTel/Ruckus bundle delivers advanced UC and
wireless networking capabilities necessary to support corporate voice and data
requirements all in an affordable and easy-to-use package. The Ruckus
ZoneFlex Smart Wi-Fi system extends ShoreTel’s VoIP reach beyond the
wired environment allowing customers to use smartphones, tablets and Voice over
Wi-Fi phones over the existing enterprise IP voice system, while maintaining
superb voice quality.


IT professionals can now empower their users with
enterprise unified communications on their personal smartphones while
leveraging the IP PBX platform already in place all while reducing costs and
securing enterprise communications.


“Research reveals that half of enterprise knowledge
workers are using smartphones as their primary communications device,”
said Mark Arman, vice president of business development for ShoreTel.


There have been limited options available to support
enterprise mobility for the mid-market sector. Ruckus shares their dedication
to ease of use and implementation, and they are pleased to partner to bring
about a much-needed affordable Wi-Fi-integrated VoIP solution to market.


Earlier this year, Ruckus Wireless announced
that it will integrate support for the emerging IEEE 802.11u protocol within
its Smart Wi-Fi system within the next 12 months, and said it has successfully
completed its first demonstration of the Wi-Fi Alliance’s Hotspot 2.0
specification with a major U.S. operator.


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