Audiocodes and ShoreTel have teamed up to craft the code needed for enterprise customers to use Audiocodes media gateways so that ShoreTel Customers can integrate Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 into their ShoreTel IP telephony system For Exchange unified messaging.
The two said they had completed work on interoperability between AudioCodes’ digital and analog gateways with ShoreTel’s IP telephony system for Microsoft Exchange unified messaging deployments, resulting in a unified communications (UC) that is immediately available on the market.
“IT departments are actively evaluating UC platforms, but are faced with cost, complexity and business continuity issues associated with early adoption, particularly using closed systems that ‘kludge’ disparate technologies together,” said ShoreTel Vice President of Marketing Steve Timmerman. “ShoreTel’s distributed, switch-based architecture was purpose-built for IP communications, so we believe it is the ideal platform to deliver the ease-of-administration, reliability and performance that is required for UC. Combined with AudioCodes’ gateways, our enterprise customers can seamlessly combine collaborative applications like Microsoft Exchange with world-class IP telephony.”
“At a time when IP telephony is the unified communication keystone, it is essential for one IP telephony system to be open to not only allow end users to select the most relevant interface for their needs but also to provide IT organizations with the safety net of investment protection,” added Lior Moyal, vice president of marketing for media gateways in AudioCodes’ Enterprise Business Group.
AudioCodes said that its SIP-compliant MediaPack gateways enable connectivity to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, legacy analog phones, fax machines and survivable remote branch offices, as well as connectivity to the public switched telephone network (PSTN) using both digital and analog interfaces.