ShoreTel Mobility 8 is the latest effort by the company to ensure that the capabilities workers see in their desktops are available on mobile devices.
ShoreTel has been expanding its unified communications capabilities into the mobile arena since it bought Agito Networks in 2010. The company is now giving its ShoreTel Mobility offering a major update, including extending the video conferencing capabilities available in its desktop solutions to mobile devices. ShoreTel Mobility 8 leverages the ShoreTel Mobility Client, which enables users to communicate via video between smartphones and tablets running Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android mobile operating systems through single-touch calling from the key pad, according to company officials. They also can participate from their mobile devices in multi-party video conferences with room-based video communications systems. In addition, ShoreTel Mobility 8 also supports Microsoft’s Windows desktop using the ShoreTel Communicator solution.