In today’s increasingly technological society, good, clear communication is more important than ever before. This is perhaps never more evident than when it comes to our educational system, especially schools and campuses.
Good, clear communication plays an important role in the day to day operations of most educational facilities, from preschools to high-profile universities and everything in between.
In order to address the growing demand for flexible communication, as well as increased safety and cost reductions, many schools are looking to upgrade their IT infrastructures to more easily adopt IP voice, video and collaboration solutions.
A phone system in a campus setting is about more than just making and receiving calls. Security alerts, paging, and automated inclement weather announcements are just a few examples of software applications that can be layered into your school’s phone system.
Mitel® Voice and Data Solutions
For more than a decade, Mitel® has provided schools and school districts with the voice and data solutions they need to that help improve communications and better serve their students and faculty.
Mitel® MiVoice Office and Business (formerly Mitel 5000 and Mitel 3300, respectively) unified communications platforms seamlessly blends a school’s voice system into their data network, which lowers communication costs, maximizes return on investment, and allows schools to do more with less.
As any school administrator knows, budget constraints can really slow technology adoption, but not with Mitel. The company’s IP-based communications solutions enable budget-constrained schools to easily meet their communication and information needs.
Features and benefits include:
- Small Initial Investment: Mitel allows schools to leverage their existing communication investment and lay the groundwork for future growth.
- Increased Safety: Safety alerts and lockdown announcement can be outpulsed over paging systems or via text and email.
- Improved Productivity: Missed calls are not an option. Mitel allows schools to increase productivity by automating and manage incoming / outgoing / interoffice calls and faxes.
- Better Collaboration: IP conferencing and collaboration applications help better collaboration between the administration, faculty, students, and parents.
- Ease of Use: Perhaps best of all, Mitel’s education solutions are easy to deploy and easy to adopt.
Mitel provides technology to help teachers and students at schools and universities communicate effectively in today’s multicultural and global environment.
Star2Star Cloud-Based Phone Systems
Founded in 2006 in Sarasota, Florida, Star2Star Communications provides the reliability, accuracy, and advanced functionality educational facilities need on a day-to-day basis. Star2Star’s for educational facilities are easy to use and easy to manage.
Features and benefits include:
- Uptime: The phone never seems to stop ringing and Star2Star guarantees it never will, with a 99.999% uptime reliability guarantee. Star2Star also offers extensive disaster recover protection.
- Advanced Functionality: Star2Star offers numerous advanced features: cloud-based auto attendants, StarConferencing and StarVideo, and more.
- StarPhone for iPhone: This feature allows staff to receive and send calls from a personal cell phone, but with the school’s caller ID.
- Affordability: As we have mentioned, schools are often constrained by their budgets. Star2Star can help reduce communications costs in many ways, including line pooling, hardware leasing, and energy efficient hardware.
McEnroe Voice & Data Can Align Your Educational Facility with the Right Voice and Data Solutions
McEnroe Voice & Data is a single source for your voice technology project. Our typical scope of work includes infrastructure cabling, equipment design and installation, end-user training, and ongoing support and maintenance. We also provide comprehensive carrier services audits, recommendations, and procurement to help our customers reduce costs and inefficiencies.
With offices in Baltimore, Maryland and Northern Virginia, as well as partners across the nation, McEnroe is well positioned to meet all of your voice and data needs.