Convergence Technologies Group Inc. Wins Second Central Government Agency Telephony Contract

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    National Probation Service - Staffordshire Area place order for VoIP

    -  Open consultative approach

    -  Project managed transition to IP network

    -  Tailored VoIP solution for all sites

    -  Flexible and low administration costs

    LONDON, Aug. 20 /CNW/ -

    Project Managed VoIP transition programme

    Following the success of implementing this solution for another area and
the obvious potential operational savings relating to the obsolete need for
TDM Legacy equipment, as well as the operational efficiencies of the telephone
system, National Probation Service - Staffordshire Area wish to roll out
Convergence Technologies Group's IP solution to all of their sites.

    Business Challenge

    Convergence prompted the customer to look at their voice and data network
to see how operational improvements could be identified. After consultations
it was clear a VoIP based solution met their requirements to invest in a
flexible, future proof telephone system which could form the platform for
creating seamless communication of voice and data between all sites.

    The Solution

    The Area HQ located in Stafford, forms the pilot site for this IP based
solution. A process of consultation identified the existing network and
telephone infrastructure across all sites together with business and
operational needs. This enabled a tailored long term solution to be delivered.
Initial contract value is $42 000.00 for the HQ with 4 additional sites to
    The data security specifications of the Home Office require that each
central government agency area operate on an independent network. An
independent network will be configured and installed based on a managed power
over ethernet network switches. From this 5 IP handsets and 70 desk user sets
through a new Splicecom Maximiser telephone system will be installed.
    Ian Hewitt, the Business Support manager for the Staffordshire Area
comments "The development of an I.P. solution was an unknown journey for our
organisation, but with effective planning and dedicated support we now look
forward to achieving our roll-out programme across Staffordshire with Voice 2
Voice as our partners".

    Equipment List

    Splicecom Maximiser

    The Splicecom Maximiser is IP based and offers excellent flexibility to
expand users, links across sites and administer moves and changes from any
site simply and at no additional cost. The transition will be managed
effectively and without disruption to site operations.
    IP handset specified will enable the usage of all users to be viewed and
come with a large intuitive touch screen operation for ease of use and the
option to customise software and browse the internet.


    National Probation Service - Staffordshire Area is the second of 42 areas
within the National Service serving a population of around 1,312,000,
employing over 500 staff at various offices across the midlands; their
principal role is to work with offenders in a number of ways to reduce crime
and protect the public.
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