World VoIP NewsShoreTel and Ruckus announce the launch of innovative combined VoIP-WiFi bundle
ShoreTel and Ruckus announce the launch of innovative combined VoIP-WiFi bundle
Provider of innovative and simple VoIP phone systems ShoreTel along with enterprise Ruckus Wireless have announced the strategic plans to roll out a Mobile Unified Communications (UC) Starter Kit, collaborating Wi-Fi and VoIP products, which is operationally tailored andy designed for the small and medium-sized businesses.
So called Ruckus ZoneFlex Smart Wireless LAN offering is a well proven system within the ShoreTel Innovation Network, delivering close coordination between the two platforms for end-to-end suitability. For mid-size companies seeking the mobile unified communications over Wi-Fi, Ruckus and ShoreTel have also launched specific discounted product bundles for their associated channel partners. The ShoreTel/Ruckus bundle ensures comprehensive UC and wireless networking abilities necessary to back up corporate voice and data requirements all in an cost effective and convenient-to-use package. The Ruckus ZoneFlex Smart Wi-Fi application stretch out ShoreTel's VoIP reach much beyond the wired desktops - allowing consumers to use smartphones, tablets and Voice over Wi-Fi telephones over the current enterprise VoIP system, whilst supporting highest voice quality. "With the expansion of mobile devices and wide spreading of IT daily use, there is now vast demand by enterprises for the use of multimedia smartphones by means of advanced Wi-Fi and VoIP technology," explained Denis Maynard, vice president of worldwide sales for Ruckus Wireless. "ShoreTel and Ruckus now provide to organizations a full turnkey system that takes all the best from VoIP and Wi-Fi technologies to smoothly and securely integrate workers smartphones into their existing network environment." Helping the Mid-Market Capitalize on the 'Bring Your Own Device' Trend As the corporate workforce becomes more mobile, desk phones are delivering to smartphones, while powerful tablet devices marginalize PCs. As these smart devices appear up everywhere within companies, more Wi-Fi will be required to outreach the same performance as traditional computers, according to a recent report by Gartner. ShoreTel Mobility and Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi systems in a collaborated and combined format are ideally fit to meet any growing business concerns. IT professionals can now empower their users with enterprise unified communications on their personal smartphones while leveraging the IP PBX platform already deployed - all while cutting costs and securing enterprise communications. "Research demonstrates that about half of enterprise knowledge workers are utilizing smartphones as their primary communications device – an amount that continues to grow, especially as younger generations enter the workforce," stated Mark Arman, vice president of business development for ShoreTel. "There have been quite limited options available to support enterprise mobility for the mid-market sector. Ruckus shares our dedication to ease of use and implementation, and we are pleased to partner to bring about a much-needed affordable Wi-Fi-integrated VoIP solution to market." The ShoreTel/Ruckus bundle includes: ShoreTel Mobility Router 2000 appliance (supporting up to 100 users; upgradable versions available) bundled with 10 user licenses Ruckus ZoneDirector 1100 (supporting up to six APs and is license upgradable to 50 APs) Ruckus Premium Partner Support Ruckus ZoneFlex 7363 802.11N APs (includes three APs to start, and license can extend to additional APs if needed) Ruckus ZonePlanner Software The ShoreTel/Ruckus product promotion is being offered for a limited time through ScanSource, which sells out both ShoreTel and Ruckus products across North America.Located in Silicon Valley, Ruckus Wireless is a supplier of comprehensive wireless systems for the mobile networking market. The company markets and manufactures a wide range of indoor and outdoor "Smart Wi-Fi" products for mobile operators, broadband service providers and corporate enterprises. Ranked as the top telecom company in the 2009 Inc. Magazine 500 list and named a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, Ruckus Wireless has realized dramatic growth. With nearly 50 patents granted to date, company designed technology cutting edge wireless technology that concentrates directs signals over the best performing patterns, automatically fitting them to changing environmental conditions. This unique capability outreaches signal range and ensures consistent reliable distribution of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 Wi-Fi. The company has raised $51 million in funding from premier investors such as Sequoia Capital, Focus Ventures, Sutter Hill, Motorola, T-Ventures, Telus Ventures and Firelake Capital
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