Project overview and benefits
- Easy in-house management of adds, moves and changes
- SIP trunks link five campuses
- A system that grows with the college
- Comprehensive suite of features
We have the freedom to use any open SIP handset, reducing our costs and protecting our investment for the future, and the system was still less than half the price of any of the serious alternatives.
It’s so easy to use, too – all of the team have picked it up really fast.
Head of IT Services
Abingdon and Witney College
“First and foremost, the phone system is no longer a liability,” affirms Reszeter. “While I could have upgraded the existing system it would have been expensive and I would have been constrained. I didn’t want to have to use their proprietary handsets, be limited by licences, or locked in for the future. That’s what was so attractive about the VoIPCortex solution; we have the freedom to use any open SIP handset, reducing our costs and protecting our investment for the future, and the system was still less than half the price of any of the serious alternatives.”
A fit for purpose solution with advanced core functionality at a competitive cost, the VoIPCortex IP PBX offered everything the college wanted and more. “The users now feel as though they’re in the 21st century, able to easily take advantage of functionality that was either clunky or non-existent on the old system. Internal calls are easy to make, even between sites. Plus they’re free,” explains Reszeter.
“And what difference has the solution made to the day to day running of the system? We now have complete control. We no longer have to call up (and pay for) an engineer to make changes, we can just do it. It’s easy to do so, too – all of the team have picked it up really fast. Even adding a new user is as simple as plugging the phone handset into the network and making a brief configuration change – and with no user licences we are free to do so without great expense,” Reszeter adds.