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Telephone System Review & Replacement

The initial requirement was a feasibility study for Cranfield University‘s replacement campus telephone system. A telecommunications review covered all buildings, existing technologies and future strategy, including:

  • data networking via the PABX
  • options for private network connections to three other sites
  • use of ISDN

CAS provided a report covering technologies, management process and short term actions. A separate report covered telephony charges and recommendations for the use of network service providers. Following the review finalisation CAS was retained for the project management phase, which included a fibre-optic, campus-wide network infrastructure. A key similarity to the PRL project was the discussions held with the Institute’s representatives, including:

  • discussions with technical development personnel
  • liaison with selected professors, taking on board their requirements
  • listening to the Institute’s demand for technology development whilst concentrating on the business requirement