Dealer Communicate Better has tied up a new deal to provide a fully converged solution to the National Football Museum in Manchester.
It says it will provide all the communication requirements for fixed line, mobile and IT services, including multiple connections for multimedia services, utilising the latest communication technology.
Voice and data communications will also link over 50 users across three sites: the museum itself, the Manchester offices and the resource centre in Preston.
The museum which recently moved to the centre of Manchester, has attracted more visitors in its first six weeks of opening than in a whole year at its previous Preston home, and is expected to exceed its target of 350,000 visitors in its first year of operation.
Housed in the Urbis Building on the corner of the Cathedral Quarter, it covers four floors, comprising of thousands of items of memorabilia and interactive displays that include a virtual penalty shootout room and the opportunity for visitors to commentate on Match of the Day and watch their efforts online afterwards.
Communicate Better says it has also provided a solution in the form of a hosted telephone system, which enables calls to be answered and transferred seamlessly across the three sites.
The dealer said flexibility was key, as staff could be working in several locations and therefore needed the ability to log on to their extension anywhere.
The work has also included installing a high bandwidth to support the museum’s multimedia installations. A 100MB Fibre Leased Line Circuit has also been added for high speed internet access and is partitioned and utilised to pass call traffic.
Quality of Service (QoS) has been enabled for call quality, which has the added benefit of not having any additional telephone line installation and rental charges, making savings for what is a charitable organisation, according to Communicate Better.
A full computer upgrade programme was also undertaken incorporating Wi-Fi services, VPN and work from home solutions, with desktop and server support being provided on an ongoing basis. A range of smartphones was also supplied to integrate seamlessly with mail and calendar.
Picture credit: the National Football Museum