The Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Unified Communications project will replace the University’s existing Centrex telephone system with a new Cisco VoIP Unified Communications (UC) system. This system encompasses telephone, instant messaging, presence services and other current technologies.
Cisco VoIP Unified Communications provides several new features:
- New Cisco VoIP telephones with many advanced features including call history, feature buttons, a high-quality two-way speakerphone, and a phone model that includes a color display.
- Delivery of voicemail messages (as audio files) via email.
- Collaboration with the other campuses will be easier as the Lincoln campus will be part of the corporate directory. All calls to colleagues on the Lincoln campus will be toll free.
- Mobility features that allow incoming calls to your Cisco phone to simultaneously ring your cell phone or to hand-off in-progress calls to your cell phone.
- Jabber application for instant messaging, presence and call control capabilities of your desk phone. Jabber can be used in addition to a physical phone or optionally as a softphone in place of a physical phone.
IT is kicking off month long phases for the VoIP project, which means all Centrex phones will be replaced by new Cisco VoIP phones over the next 9 months. We will replace phones on a building-by-building basis.
The following is a tentative timeline that could change depending on conditions encountered during deployment, testing, and migration:
|A.O. Thomas Hall||Complete|
|Fine Arts Building||Complete|
|Otto Olsen||In Progress|
|Calvin T. Ryan Library||In Progress|
|Memorial Student Affairs||In Progress|
|Bruner Hall of Science||Jan 2018|
|Copeland Hall||Jan 2018|
|Museum of Nebraska Art||Jan 2018|
|Warner Hall||Feb 2018|
|College of Education||Mar 2018|
|Cope Stadium Field House||Mar 2018|
|Cushing Coliseum||Mar 2018|
|Foster Field||Mar 2018|
|Health and Sports Center||Mar 2018|
|Central Utilities Plant||Apr 2018|
|Communications Center||Apr 2018|
|General Services Building||Apr 2018|
|Heating Plant East||Apr 2018|
|Heating Plant West||Apr 2018|
|Ockinga Seminar Center||Apr 2018|
|Welch Hall||Apr 2018|
|Frank House||May 2018|
|Kearney Aviation Center||May 2018|
|Nebraska Student Union||May 2018|
|NSC Driving Range||May 2018|
|West Center||May 2018|
|Antelope Hall||Jun 2018|
|Centennial Towers East||Jun 2018|
|Centennial Towers West||Jun 2018|
|Conrad Hall||Jun 2018|
|Mantor Hall||Jun 2018|
|Men's Hall||Jun 2018|
|Nester Hall North||Jun 2018|
|Nester Hall South||Jun 2018|
|Randall Hall||Jun 2018|
|University Residence North||Jun 2018|
|University Residence South||Jun 2018|