Phybridge UniPhyer Achieves Certification with ShoreTel Platform

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Interoperability helps ensure a brilliantly simple transition to IP Telephony

What used to take us days for LAN readiness, only took hours to accomplish with the UniPhyer. A solution that allows us to move our customers to IP telephony while eliminating the operational/technical challenges they face with a single network.

Phybridge Inc. today announced it has partnered with ShoreTel Inc., the leading provider of brilliantly simple IP phone systems with fully integrated Unified Communications (UC), to integrate the Phybridge UniPhyer solution with ShoreTel's award winning UC solution. The patent-pending Phybridge UniPhyer is currently the only networking switch in the world to deliver Ethernet and PoE over a single, traditional twisted pair telephone line with 1,200 ft reach. This allows customers to transform their existing voice infrastructure into an IP network with PoE and helps reduce the complexity and cost of deploying ShoreTel’s UC applications.

Certification means that ShoreTel customers can simplify the transition to IP telephony with a cost-effective deployment that helps eliminate many of the network readiness barriers and challenges inherent in older buildings.

“By offering extremely reliable and scalable solutions that are easy to install and use, ShoreTel enables businesses of any size to seamlessly integrate communications with business processes, creating a more collaborative and productive enterprise regardless of building constraints,” said John Croce, CEO at Phybridge. “ShoreTel's distributed architecture extends enterprise-class voice services to every office and outpost, keeping employees fully connected wherever they go. By teaming with ShoreTel we let organizations enjoy the benefits of ShoreTel UC applications on a reliable converged network that handles both voice and data.

“ShoreTel is committed to helping customers simplify and reduce the costs of doing business in even the most demanding environment. The Phybridge solution allows customers to easily migrate to a ShoreTel UC solution and adopt modern communication capabilities. The quick, easy, non-disruptive local area network readiness offered by the UniPhyer makes it simple for customers with challenging environments to transition to unified communications while leveraging existing infrastructure and achieving a rapid return on investment,” said Kevin Gavin, vice president of marketing at ShoreTel.

To complement the existing data network, the UniPhyer allows customers to centrally converge the data network while having a separate physical path for voice, reducing deployment complexities. With Phybridge and ShoreTel, vertical sectors such as education, healthcare, hospitality and government benefit greatly from ShoreTel’s UC applications while leveraging their existing infrastructure and minimizing LAN costs.
One of the companies benefitting from the interoperability of Phybridge and ShoreTel solutions is Communications Resources Inc. (CRI), a ShoreTel Partner and Value Added Reseller specializing in Enterprise class products including Unified Communications.

“What used to take us days for LAN readiness, only took hours to accomplish with the UniPhyer. We were able to deploy the ShoreTel system much quicker. This is a highly effective solution that allows us to move our customers to IP telephony while eliminating the operational and technical challenges they face with a single network,” said Alan Burdine, president and COO of Communications Resources Inc. (CRI)

About Phybridge
Phybridge’s mission is to bring practical innovations to market that provides customers and partners an easier way to deploy and manage their VoIP installs resulting in reduced total cost of ownership and enhanced return on investment. The award winning Phybridge UniPhyer allows for an optimized converged voice and data network; enabling the deployment of IP Telephony to be quick and easy with no network or business disruptions. This patent pending solution leverages existing telephony infrastructure to provide Ethernet, PoE and Quality of Service over a single pair with reach of over 1,200 feet. For more information, please visit

About ShoreTel
ShoreTel is the provider of brilliantly simple Unified Communications (UC) solutions based on its award-winning IP business phone system. With our Unified Communications solution, enterprises trade complexity for plug-and-play simplicity in integrated voice, video, data, and mobile communication. ShoreTel delivers an award-winning UC system that is purpose-built for IP, and designed to be as easy to manage and scale across sites and geographies as it is to deploy and use. The solution's open ecosystem and unique distributed architecture means it fits right in with existing infrastructure, and works seamlessly with business applications and processes. Along with its low total cost of ownership, a ShoreTel UC system helps organizations leverage their most valuable assets: people and information. Whether they are using our brilliantly simple solution to replace old phone systems, to upgrade to unified communications, or to modernize their contact centers, organizations worldwide consistently give ShoreTel the highest ratings for customer satisfaction. ShoreTel is based in Sunnyvale, California, and has regional offices in Austin, Texas, United Kingdom, Sydney, Australia and Munich, Germany. For more information, please visit


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