City of Eugene
The City of Eugene has awarded Obsidian Technologies an exclusive $1.1725M contract to replace the legacy phone system with a turnkey IP Telephony solution city-wide. The contract, won through a competitive bidding process, commenced on August 30, 2011 and plans for a 24-36 month roll out. Under the new agreement, the City projects substantial savings each year and is taking an important step toward modernizing and unifying communications throughout City departments.
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City of Bend
Bend, Oregon, a city of 55,000 at the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, prides itself on its diversity. But when it comes to the municipal government’s communications system, the city’s IT department believes strongly that many are not better than one… IT Director Steve Meyers expects to recoup the entire cost of the IP solution in three and one-half years. “And that’s just the hard dollars,” he says. [ read more]
Jerry’s Home Improvement Center
"The single-vendor, single-integrator part of the solution was really key,” says Michael Eldridge, IT Director. “In addition to the world-class Cisco technology, the Obsidian proposal allows us to have a single point of contact for the entire network. The solution delivers IP telephony and all of our networking needs, and it supports and manages our PoS traffic, voice, and data with one converged solution. That is very powerful. I did not want to deal with incompatibilities and the problems that you can have with different vendor solutions patched together.” [ read more]
Washington School for the Deaf
Lorana Myers, WSD Supply Officer, notes that to inspire hard of hearing and deaf people to become excited about a communications device is an extraordinary milestone. “For the first time our staff who are deaf or hard of hearing can contact outside resources on their own—without having to rely on someone else to make a phone call,” she says. “And they can receive calls without assistance, as well.
I hope my peers in other deaf institutions have the ability to realize a vision like this,” she says. “With the Cisco and NTS solution we can finally communicate equally, which is a huge step.” [ read more]
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City of Longview
Obsidian Technologies worked with the City of Longview to deliver a
converged, secure network-based IP Telephony solution to 32-sites
over a Metropolitan Area Network (MAN).