Infotech Lead America: Barry University, a private Catholic university located outside of Miami, Fla., has extended its campus phone system using AT&T Dual-Mode Mobile Voice, based on ShoreTel Mobility.
The university installed AT&T Dual-Mode Mobile Voice (DMMV), a fixed-mobile convergence solution.
DMMV works with Barry University’s existing Avaya IP PBX and the campus-wide Wi-Fi network. Moreover, DMMV enables Wi-Fi calling by connecting these devices to the university’s Wi-Fi network, replacing per-minute cellular calling charges.
Faculty and staff will benefit from the university’s PBX features such as conference calling, directory lookup and extension dialing, no matter where they are located.
“Now students can call the extension and the support person will receive the call, regardless of where they are,” said Hernan Londono, associate chief information officer, Barry University. “With DMMV, smartphones connect to the same Voice over IP (VoIP) network as our phone system, so our staff can provide support without having to worry about whether or not they’re over their cellular minutes.”
“Educational institutions all share a need for advanced, reliable communications systems. Not only must students, staff, parents, and teachers regularly communicate to share critical news and updates, but they must often do so from mobile devices, remote locations, or extended campuses, as is the case with Barry University,” said Kevin Gavin, chief marketing officer, ShoreTel.
Barry University offers more than 100 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in disciplines ranging from science, business and law to arts, education and social work. The school serves a diverse population of 8,500 students and employs 2,100 faculty and staff. From its main campus in Miami Shores, Barry extends its reach through satellite programs located throughout Florida and in the Caribbean.