|Universidad de Puerto Rico||Altamont Community Unit School District|
Our long-term strategy is to modernize our IT infrastructure to make the University of Puerto Rico a showcase for Unified Communications and a model for other institutions in Puerto Rico. With the E-MetroTel UCx1000 system, we were easily able to migrate to an open SIP-based platform that simplifies our IT network and significantly reduces our operating costs by migrating our Nortel Meridian 1 PBXs. The users continue using their phones - digital, IP and analog - but now get the benefits of integrated UC productivity tools including Unified Messaging, Conferencing and Smartphone client solution. We are very pleased with the performance of the UCX solution.
Víctor Díaz, Director, Office of Information Systems
Our mission at Altamont Community Unit School District is to educate the scholastic community, enhance their abilities and transform opportunities into action. When presented with the opportunity to replace our schools aging and unreliable Norstar telephone systems with a single next-generation solution that gave us all the unified communication features we were looking for while at the same time lowering our communications costs, the decision was clear. Installing the E-MetroTel UCx450 server was very simple and the system is very easy to use. The UCx Scheduled Announcement application is easy to program and can play bell tones to indicate class start on any one of our existing phones, in any of our schools. By centralizing our schools communication network with the UCX and retaining existing class room phones helped simply our infrastructure and reduce our overall costs by 50%.
Tim Torbeck, IT Director