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    Hi all,

    we are thinking of moving away from our current system and getting a separate broadband supplier specifically for the digital telephone system. This is due to cost and the fact we have reached our limit on the current system. We don't want it in with the current broadband supplier as we will have to get extra ports opened up which will be difficult, also eggs - one basket etc.

    Has anyone done this and has any advice?

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    So you want it all on a seperate line? What sort of internal system do you want (traditional, VOIP, etc?)?

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    We are thinking of a separate line, using Virgin Cable maybe. We want it IP based so we can use a soft phone system on the pc's. I'm currently looking at 3 CX as an option. This is all new to me and I'm a novice on this!

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    I can't remember for the life of me who my previous school used as their supplier/support for the internal telephone system, but they were very good. Line was standard BT business line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NikChillin View Post
    We are thinking of a separate line, using Virgin Cable maybe. We want it IP based so we can use a soft phone system on the pc's. I'm currently looking at 3 CX as an option. This is all new to me and I'm a novice on this!
    Have a read up on Microsoft Lync (the new name for Office Communications Server).

    very good, and under a schools agreement very competitively priced

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    Do you have any experience of Linux? If so, it may be worth nosing at Asterisk (or one of the pre-built options with it on).

    It is open source, free and very good. I set up our phone system here a few years back and its been solid as a rock.

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    Thanks, I'll look into both after checking the business options for the line.

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    We have just signed another contract with ETS Communications (aka Nexus) for another Avaya IP Office install, currently got 3 others at sites and the stuff is brilliant, also looking to intergrate into OCS as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthewL View Post
    ...for another Avaya IP Office install, currently got 3 others at sites and the stuff is brilliant...
    Yes, we use Avaya IP Office in school and I can't fault it. We got it from Powerdial, but NGC Networks were very competitive on price and support last year - unfortunately they were too late as we'd passed the contractual deadline for serving notice on Powerdial. Ask for Dean Harrop at NGC if you're interested. Powerdial's support is great, but getting hold of my account manager and getting follow-ups from him afterwards is proving difficult, hence considering NGC...

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Do you have any experience of Linux? If so, it may be worth nosing at Asterisk (or one of the pre-built options with it on).

    It is open source, free and very good. I set up our phone system here a few years back and its been solid as a rock.
    I have only looked at Ubuntu and not too deeply at that! Maybe I will give it a shot though. I need to find out if we can get another broadband line in firstly and the cost of that. If we can't I'm wasting my time.

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    Are these systems internal only? How do they affect your network? I am wondering what the cost is likely to be as well, beginning to think this is going to cost too much.

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    Cost is subjective are you wanting to do it just for the crack or does your school have a business need to change from their current pbx solution?

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by NikChillin View Post
    Are these systems internal only? How do they affect your network? I am wondering what the cost is likely to be as well, beginning to think this is going to cost too much.
    To be honest, it isn't that expensive to do. We implemented our 40 extension system, with external connection to 4 PSTN lines, and with a secondary 'backup' server just in case the first one broke, for £6k ish. If you get rid of the external connectivity and the second server, you can get that down to £4k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Cost is subjective are you wanting to do it just for the crack or does your school have a business need to change from their current pbx solution?

    Ben
    Our PABX system is stretched to the limit due to new build so I have been asked to investigate other solutions. I have contacted some of the companies mentioned but have not had a reply as yet.
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