College Planning & Management

DEC 2012

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R E A L -WOR LD S OLU T IONS TechUpgrade University Invests in Better VoIP Solution P oint Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) was established in 1902 and is comprised of a forward-thinking staff and more than 3,500 students. The University's focus on quality communications among staff, students, and community extends to its VoIP (voice over IP) solution. The IT department at PLNU was operating a legacy system that only provided a limited set of features, along with a small VoIP implementation. After maintaining the same phone environment for six years, the VoIP equipment needed to be upgraded. Following a deeper evaluation of replacement costs and ongoing maintenance expense, the IT department at PLNU decided to re-examine its VoIP strategy and chose to implement ShoreTel. PLNU chose a ShoreTel Unified Communications (UC) Solution that includes ShoreTel Communicator, ShoreTel e911 Notification Application, ShoreTel Enhanced Paging, 1,000 ShoreTel IP Phones, and the li- censing and switching necessary to support the main campus and all remote locations. In addition Point Loma Nazarene University has virtualized their ShoreTel as part of their VMware application virtualization strategy. The ability to virtualize key applications complements ShoreTel's distributed architecture and allows customers to take advantage of virtualized infrastructure benefits. Other benefits include cost savings of $533,000 over five years; simplified administration; broadcast capabilities and emergency 911 notification deployment; and unified, reliable collaboration tools. According to Corey Fling, CIO at Point Loma Nazarene University, "The benefit ShoreTel brought was the ability to completely virtualize the PBX management servers, as part of our VMware application virtualization strategy, and not have to invest into server hardware initially or on a recurring basis when the maintenance ShoreTel provides Point Loma Nazarene University with broad toolsets for improving and expanding how the University interacts, and ensures that technology isn't a barrier to the University's communications strategy — all while saving money. schedule elapsed. This resulted in less hardware, less maintenance, and lower costs. We've gained a solution with built-in redundancy, pervasively simplified communications, increased service satisfaction, better reporting capabilities, and reduced annual and long-term spending." CPM SHORETEL SHORETEL.COM TECH SHOWCASE W H AT ' S N E W + N O T E W O R T H Y Document Camera Warranty Wall Mounted Racks AVer Information, Inc. — FSR — Top Shelf is a revolution A new standard warranty program for U.S. document camera customers, along with the previous fveyear warranty, AVer now includes fve full years of Advanced Replacement (formerly AVerCPR), fve full years of free two-way RMA shipping, U.S.-based technical and customer support via live chat, phone, email, and web. in wall-mounted equipment racks. FSR designed Top Shelf to provide an unobtrusive and secure enclosure for audio, video, and network equipment. It mounts to a wall close to the ceiling in locations without drop ceilings, or where space above the drop ceiling is limited. 44 COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / DECEMBER 2012 New Portable Projectors Interactive Display Systems Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc. — Sharp Electronics Corporation — Sharp's state-of- Two new DLP models ofer fexibility, easy set-up, and a low operating cost, with a long-life lamp estimated to last up to 5,000 hours. The wideresolution WD720U and XGAresolution XD700U ofer energyefcient, user-selectable options for brightness; a standby mode which uses less than .05 watts of power; and an auto-of function. the-art interactive displays bring big screen collaborative technology to the workplace with the 60-in., 70-in., and 80-in. class AQUOS BOARD line. Sharp's LED Backlit Touch-Panel Display is a complete interactive and digital solution with full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, in addition to the touch-screen capabilities. WWW.PLANNING 4EDUCATION.COM

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