Centrex/Voice Over Internet Protocol CoSer 621
The Cooperative Telephone Interconnect service is designed to provide participating school districts a cost-effective, efficient network of voice and data communications. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is also incorporated to connect districts across the fiber optic (DANC) data lines to take advantage of least cost routing. Each district remains autonomous with respect to main numbers, switchboard operations, and extension numbers. BOCES aid at 50% of local phone costs, VoIP equipment and maintenance
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.
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.
ÄÄ621.020 Phone charges for local calls (must sign up for .010)
ÄÄ621.030 Maintenance contracts for VoIP equipment
ÄÄ621.040 VoIP telephone equipment purchases
ÄÄ621.050 VoIP network support - required for all districts implementing VoIP
St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES
P.O. Box 231 - 40 W. Main Street
Canton, New York 13617
Fax: (315) 386-2828
Informational Technology Supervisor
386-4504 Ext. 10154