Being connected to the world
Schools anywhere are like small communities with lots of people gathered together on a daily basis. Naturally, communication is a critical element in connecting with the outside world and for those linked to the institution to get in touch.
Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) is a communications technology in which voice calls, as well as video and data, are transmitted over the internet, instead of older technology like PSTN or ISDN lines. With VoIP, all hardware and software needed to run your school communication system can be either on site or off-site where it is often managed by a third-party provider.
Most schools in Australia, private or public, want to move their communication systems into the 21st Century. After all, computers have been a part of the scene in many schools for more than 30 years now. As have more advanced telephone systems.
By combining voice, video and data over a single high-speed network enables your school to benefit from enhanced school safety, improved parental involvement, more empowered staff, and better student outcomes – all the while helping to maximise your return on your investment on IT infrastructure.
There is a need for VoIP communications in many schools as it offers far more flexible communication, and lower costs in the long run.
A VoIP-based communications solution will also help you to reduce your cabling infrastructure resulting in 35 per cent to 45 per cent capital cost savings in the case of a new construction.
Here are just some of the benefits of installing VoIP:
- It will help make your admin office more efficient by automating and managing incoming and outgoing calls as well as interoffice calls and faxes, freeing up office lines and increasing office productivity.
- It can help improve parental involvement at the school by facilitating parent-teacher communications with multi-language access to student information and school services.
- It can help teachers and principals feel more empowered about their mobility, transparency, access and multi-media tools that facilitate greater collaboration and innovative learning techniques.
- It can help better involve students in the learning process thanks to things like classroom video infusion, targeted distance learning, tutoring, mentoring and more.
Moving your school into the 21st Century is easy when you speak with experts who have installed more than 600 communications solutions into schools in Australia. To find out more about VoIP for your school speak with one of our ICT consultants here.