Prestige Executive Suites are serviced office providers offering a variety of corporate services including furnished office space rentals, virtual office services, and meeting room rentals. They own and operate two serviced offices in the southeastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia that provide a high-end corporate environment for long or short-term clients.
Prestige Executive Suites was using two different legacy PBX’s to run their communications network. Both utilized E1 ISDN services for voice traffic and each had a different call accounting system, making monthly client telephone invoicing complicated. Each office ran as a separate office with no form of integration between the two sites, and all of the E1 service plans they needed were costly. Prestige was looking to update the technology they offered their clients while integrating voice and data services onto the same network to reduce operating costs. They were also looking to implement a platform that could integrate both of their offices to increase staff efficiency while utilizing VoIP to cut carrier costs.
Prestige reached out to local system integrator National Telefonix Pty Ltd, who installed a Grandstream solution consisting of UCM6510 IP PBXs, GXP2170 High-End IP Phones, GXP2200 EXT Modules, and GXP1782 Mid-Range IP Phones.
A UCM6510 was deployed in each office and peered together to create one common network shared between the two sites. It was chosen for its processing power and ability to handle up to 2000 SIP accounts and 200 concurrent calls. The devices’ E1 interface also allowed Telefonix to install the system using the existing E1 service before porting their phone numbers over to SIP later on. Let’s take a look at some of the other UCM6510 features that were utilized by Prestige:
GXP2170, GXP2200 EXT, and GXP1782
The GXP2170 was chosen as the handset for reception and management staff so they could handle the required volume of calls and answer them using the correct business name. The GXP2200 expansion modules expanded the amount of lines that could be monitored and made call transfer easy. The GXP1782 was chosen as the default handset for clients as they offer the features required by mid-range users and provided the client with a Gigabit LAN Interface for their computers.
Results from Adopting Grandstream
- Reduced all costs by 50%
- Gigabit support improved network speeds by 20 times while cutting service costs in half
- Integration between both sites with seamless functionality
- Staff spends less time on the phone thanks to automated functions
- Customers can manage their own messaging and recordings with an easy-to-use, role-based GUI
- Savings on labor costs as fewer staff were required for the same service to clients
- Customers has access to new features and improved communication options at lower pricing