Atlantech Online, Inc. Partners with ShoreTel™ to Bring Next-Generation VoIP Solutions to Businesses
IP Telephony Leverages Data Applications and Infrastructure; Delivers More for Less
Silver Spring, MD March 19, 2007 — Atlantech Online and ShoreTel, Inc., the innovation leader in enterprise IP telephony, today announced that they are partnering to bring the benefits of next-generation voice technologies to business in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Atlantech Online is now using ShoreTel’s award-winning ShoreTel IP PBX platform to create cost-effective business phone systems that can bring voice and data together in powerful ways, including voice-and-data conferencing and virtual contact centers.
IP voice systems reduce voice signals to standard Internet Protocol data packets, so conversations can run over data networks. This eliminates the need to build and maintain two separate networks and enables business applications that combine voice and data. It also gives voice the routing flexibility and location independence that makes a website on another continent seem closer than the shop next door.
"Thanks to the simplicity and reliability of ShoreTel’s IP voice technology, convergence is no longer restricted to the bleeding edge," said Ed Fineran, President of Atlantech Online. "It is now a practical alternative for businesses of all types, sizes, and geographic configurations. Voice and data are moving inexorably together, and ShoreTel’s unique IP voice systems are now giving our customers a head start on the future as well as the competitive advantage today."
"We are delighted to welcome Atlantech Online to the ShoreTel team of channel partners," said Joe Vitalone, ShoreTel’s vice president of sales and business development. "Unlike traditional phone systems, IP voice is extremely flexible and provides endless opportunities for customization and adding value. However, this requires intimate knowledge of specific customer needs, which we rely on our channel partners to possess. Atlantech Online is not merely installing our products, but also elevating the business phone system from a taken-for-granted utility to a productivity-boosting environment."
The applications bundled with the enterprise-class phone system include voicemail, an automated attendant, automatic call distribution, call detail recording, unified voice mail, and desktop call control. Everything is accessed from the same intuitive Windows-based interface, making the system very easy to use and manage.
About ShoreTel, Inc.
"ShoreTel is the innovation leader in enterprise IP telephony. The company has shipped its groundbreaking intelligent phones systems since 1998 and continues to outpace the rapidly expanding Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) market with technological advances and 100% year-over-year growth. ShoreTel Smart technology and a world class channel organization bring the full promise of VoIP to the enterprise, setting new standards for usability and manageability while reducing telecommunications costs. A uniquely distributed architecture extends enterprise-class voice services to every office and outpost, keeping employees fully connected wherever they go. For more information, visit http://www.shoretel.com or call 1-877-80SHORE."
About Atlantech Online
Atlantech Online is a business-to-business Telephone and Internet Service Provider. The company provides telephone service, Internet connectivity services (T1, DS3, Fiber, and DSL), website hosting, dedicated and managed server hosting and collocation services. Information about Atlantech Online, Inc. can be found at www.atlantech.net or by contacting the company directly at 800-265-1612.