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ShoreTel Jumps in the Driver's Seat with the Williams F1 Team to Deliver Unified Communications

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LONDON – June 28, 2013 – ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple unified communications platforms including business phone systems, applications and mobile UC solutions, today announced a technical partnership with the Williams F1® Team to provide a unified communications and collaboration platform across their enterprise.

The partnership will see ShoreTel become an Official Technical Supplier for the UK-based team from the forthcoming British Grand Prix at Silverstone, at which Williams will be commemorating its 600th Formula One™ race participation.

Through the partnership, ShoreTel will provide its industry-leading unified communications solutions across the full breadth of the Williams organisation, including the Formula One™ team and Williams Advanced Engineering, as well as integrating communications within the team’s on-track activities at races around the world. ShoreTel’s business communications solution will also extend to Williams’ Technology Centre in Qatar, ensuring a truly international collaboration.

The technology ShoreTel will provide as part of the contract includes ShoreTel IP-PBX, ShoreTel Mobility client licenses to extend UC applications to mobile devices, Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) handsets, conferencing services, and ShoreTel Enterprise Contact Centre (ECC) with multi-media, providing a complete end-to-end solution whether onsite or remotely.

“This exciting new partnership with the Williams F1 Team positions ShoreTel at the cutting edge of technology in an increasingly relevant international market,” said Adrian Hipkiss, ShoreTel’s EMEA vice president and managing director. “We are joining forces with a company that shares our forward-thinking vision and one that also thrives on delivering state-of-the-art technology. This new partnership allows us to demonstrate our award-winning telephony solutions with one of the world’s leading engineering companies, whose day-to-day operations, both at the factory and at 19 Formula One™ races around the world, rely on brilliantly simple unified communications.”

“I am pleased to welcome ShoreTel as Official Technical Supplier of the team in what promises to be a rewarding relationship for both parties,” said Claire Williams, deputy team principal and commercial director at Williams. “Williams is a diverse and multi-disciplined engineering business, which relies on high quality, mission critical communications, so this new partnership with ShoreTel is one which will benefit not only the Formula One team but every area of our business as we continue to diversify and expand into new areas.”

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ShoreTel, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a provider of business communication solutions whose brilliantly simple unified communications platforms, applications and mobile UC solutions promise a new rhythm of workforce engagement and collaboration. With costly complexity eliminated by design from its award-winning, all-in-one IP phone system, UC and contact center solution, and its industry-leading hosted phone system, workers enjoy a freedom and self-reliance that other providers can’t match. Users have full control to engage and collaborate, no matter the time, place or device, for the lowest cost and demand on IT resources in the industry. ShoreTel is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has regional offices and partners worldwide. For more information, visit or


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