ShoreTel shortlists compatible vendors

Certification and compatibility list for resellers

Resellers of IP telephony outfit, ShoreTel, have gained access to a list of certified and compatible third-party software and hardware via a new technology partner program.

ShoreTel South East Asia managing director, Tony Warhurst, said the overseas program had created a list of technology partners with complementary products.

"A lot of resellers don't have the resources or time to do integration testing," he said. "Now they will be able to get in touch with us and ask what's compatible and we can tell them a certified match."

Warhurst said a regularly updated list of compatible hardware and software would also be made available through its local partner portal.

"If they want to see which product will do a particular thing, or who's current, the site will update it in real-time," he said.

Vendors seeking program membership need to have interoperability testing carried out by ShoreTel's overseas test lab. Warhurst said he was already talking to Australian software makers about testing.