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La Salle College High School
Client:
  • La Salle College High School
Project:
  • Collaboration
Industries:
Headquarters:
  • Wyndmoor, PA

Challenges

La Salle College High School is a school which leverages technology to differentiate itself in a competitive private school marketplace. However, La Salle was in serious need of updating its outdated and unmanageable phone system. Their phone system is a critical component of day to day business operations, student communication, IT educational programs and emergency system outreach. With the existing phone system past end of support and the manufacturer out of business, La Salle was unable to make the necessary changes to the existing system. Dropped calls were common and security was at-risk without a reliable emergency response system.

Solutions

In order to provide a reliable, safe, secure and technologically advanced phone system that would serve the needs of faculty, students, parents, board members, donors and all those who interact with the school, Weidenhammer:

  • Laid the foundation for a VoIP phone solution by implementing a CISCO network infrastructure several years earlier
  • Worked with the client to determine that Cisco’s Unified Communications Platform would satisfy the school’s communication requirements
  • Ensured the new phone system provided scalability to support future initiatives
  • Selected Singlewire’s Informacast, a new campus-wide security solution which dramatically improved La Salle’s emergency notification system

Results

Since the new telephone and emergency communication system has been installed and implemented, documented results have shown:

  • Deeper control, stability and redundancy/high availability
  • A growing return on investment through increased productivity
  • Expanded capabilities to provide new educational opportunities
  • Enhancement of La Salle’s image and branding as a “technology school”