St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES - Building Futures ~ Creating Meaningful Lives

Telephone Interconnect:
Centrex/Voice Over Internet Protocol
CoSer 621 
The Cooperative Telephone Interconnect service is designed to provide participating school districts with a more cost-effective and efficient network of voice and data communications. This is accomplished by establishing interconnections and calling patterns between individual school districts. Through a cooperative design utilizing Verizon's "Assume Dial 9" Centrex service, the districts share a large private branch exchange (PBX) type phone system.
Although the system acts as one large PBX, each District remains autonomous with respect to main numbers, switchboard operations, and extension numbers. The service is very flexible and allows each District to maintain control of those aspects of the telephone services within their own building. BOCES aid at 50% of local phone costs.
The Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) service routes phone calls over a data network (generally the same network that your computers use). Schools in the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES have an internal data network, a regional data network (DANC), and the internet.   Districts may wish to consider VOIP when replacing traditional PBX systems.  The BOCES will assist in analyzing factors leading to a district selecting either a VOIP or PBX systems.  BOCES aid on equipment.
Contact: Jennifer French, Supervisor of Instructional
Technology (315) 386-4504 ext. 15107
Craig Lalonde, IT Supervisor
(315) 386-4504 ext. 10154
Peggy Hayes, Senior Account Clerk
(315) 386-4504 ext. 10162
40 West Main Street, Canton, NY 13617 - Phone: 315-386-4504 - Fax: 315-386-3395
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