Education - Industry Solutions

Whether education means K-12/primary schools, a community college or a major university, Ribbon has solutions to keep faculty, staff and students connected.  Whether the task is to connect PBXs with secure SIP trunks, simplify and secure Microsoft Skype for Business deployments, migrate legacy Nortel PBXs or migrate to a hosted cloud UC solution, Ribbon is ready. It's no surprise that we are already the heart of communications in some of the world's preeminent education institutions.  Ribbon has the scale, resiliency, security and cloud migration choices organizations need. 

Mobility and Innovation

School administrators must constantly walk a tightrope, balancing their young students' deep engagement with the hottest communication tools vs the limited technical skills of some faculty and staff.  Ribbon's unified communication tools, communication APIs and Skype for Business integration can help administrators provide mobile solutions that are relevant to students and staff.  

Campus Scale

Major universities can be the equivalent of an entire municipality with hundreds of buildings, police, fire and maintenance staff. Of course, this is in addition to their core mission of education. That's why Ribbon's service provider heritage is so important, our solutions were designed for the scale and resiliency a campus community requires.  Many enterprise vendors just can't deliver Ribbon's scale or our ability to seamlessly transition these campuses from legacy TDM to standards-based IP communications

Cloud Choices 

Most universities have decommissioned dorm room phones, dramatically reducing the scope of their communication requirements. Likewise, K-12 and community colleges need a way to modernize without burdening CapEx budgets.  Ribbon has multiple solutions to migrate select users or an entire campus to the cloud. Organizations that desire to move to Skype for Business can do so securely with Ribbon solutions.  Likewise, organizations that want a complete cloud-based UC service or overlay services such as cloud-based voicemail, can count on Ribbon's Kandy Business Solutions cloud.

Nortel and Microsoft Migrations

Ribbon already supports Nortel SL-100 and CS2100 deployments.  Our C20 and Application Server can protect the value of existing Nortel investments, including CS1000 endpoints.  Ribbon solutions can also accelerate and secure migrate to Skype for Business deployments, either on-premises or from Office 365.

Secure Connectivity

Ribbon's delivers secure communications to campuses as well as remote users. Our solutions are uniquely qualified to transition organizations from TDM to IP while simplifying network elements, enabling new services and reducing expense from legacy voice-only networks. Ribbon SBCs protect the UC network, at wire speed throughput, from devastating DoS attacks, as-well-as maintain full session capacity while running multiple services. 

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