NEC Announces First UNIVERGE SV8500 UMG System Deployment at Wright State University

NEC Announces First UNIVERGE SV8500 UMG System Deployment at Wright State University

Leveraging existing investment, WSU seamlessly transitions to full-service IP communications solution

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wright State University (WSU), a Fairborn, Ohio research university, worked with NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced communication, IT and biometric solutions, to successfully complete the world's first UNIVERGE® SV8500 Ultra Module Group (UMG) deployment.

NEC, together with NEC-authorized dealer Black Box Network Services, led the implementation of WSU's new solution to provide access to advanced features such as the latest voice, unified communications, and mobility solutions. The solution also equips the university to quickly respond to both its immediate and future requirements.

WSU, a customer of NEC for more than two decades, decided to upgrade its main campus to SV8500 UMG after the IPX UMG was retired. Though WSU was the first to deploy the solution, the migration was seamless. The SV8500 allowed WSU to re-use some of its legacy equipment - including PIMs, circuit cards and terminals - which contributed to cost savings as well as provided added value from existing software and hardware investments.

"We have depended on NEC technology for many years, and when it was time to upgrade our infrastructure, we looked forward to continuing our relationship with NEC," said Larry Fox, associate director of technical services, Wright State University. "Being the first campus to install this new solution took courage, but the seamless deployment with NEC was rewarding and the result far exceeded our expectations."

"I have been involved in many beta programs with NEC over the years," said Michael Iacovone, Black Box Network Services. "This had to be the most thought-out and smoothest project that I have ever been involved with. You could not have asked for a better cutover."

"Existing customers can easily transition to the most-current full-featured IP communications system that supports advanced business productivity applications to extend the life of their current voice infrastructure," said Larry Levenberg, vice president of channel sales and marketing, NEC Corporation of America. "By deploying an extensive IP feature set in a flexible, scalable and secure package, customers can decrease expenses while increasing the value of their existing investments."


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