How do you do....it? Thread, school telephone system in Technical; Hi all,
we are thinking of moving away from our current system and getting a separate broadband supplier specifically for ...
17th December 2010, 12:56 PM #1
school telephone system
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?
17th December 2010, 12:58 PM #2
So you want it all on a seperate line? What sort of internal system do you want (traditional, VOIP, etc?)?
17th December 2010, 01:35 PM #3
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!
17th December 2010, 01:42 PM #4
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.
17th December 2010, 02:14 PM #5
Have a read up on Microsoft Lync (the new name for Office Communications Server).
Originally Posted by NikChillin
very good, and under a schools agreement very competitively priced
17th December 2010, 02:27 PM #6
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.
17th December 2010, 03:12 PM #7
Thanks, I'll look into both after checking the business options for the line.
17th December 2010, 03:17 PM #8
Remembered! Azurri is the company.
17th December 2010, 05:28 PM #9
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.
23rd December 2010, 12:38 AM #10
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...
Originally Posted by MatthewL
4th January 2011, 04:31 PM #11
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.
Originally Posted by localzuk
10th January 2011, 01:48 PM #12
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.
10th January 2011, 01:57 PM #13
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?
10th January 2011, 02:04 PM #14
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.
Originally Posted by NikChillin
Thanks to localzuk from:
NikChillin (10th January 2011)
10th January 2011, 02:10 PM #15
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.
Originally Posted by plexer
Last edited by NikChillin; 10th January 2011 at 02:14 PM.
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