The competitive bid called for the replacement of existing multi-vendor telephony systems, the expansion of the network and the introduction of multiple applications. Implementation of the converged communications system has begun. The scalable network will assist Carleton to meet the growth of voice communications needs as the university continues to grow.
"Migrating to a Mitel Unified Communications platform represents the next evolution of our efforts to enhance the Carleton experience for students, staff and faculty," said Ralph Michaelis, chief information officer, Carleton University. "Mitel’s standards-based, single-platform architecture and applications – from unified messaging to conferencing and collaboration – allows us to converge voice, video and data applications on our existing network. These attributes make Mitel a perfect fit for a university campus environment."
The resilient Mitel 3300 IP Communications Platform (ICP) operates over the campus 10 gigabit-per-second Ethernet network provided by Hewlett-Packard® and Cisco® routers ensuring high-performance connectivity to more than 20 buildings, 2,000 faculty and staff, and 23,000 students located on the university’s 62-hectare campus.
The university could also benefit from mobility applications including:
About Carleton University
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