School District Extends PBX System With Unified Communications Solution
The Lemon Grove School District, near San Diego, California, includes eight schools with 4,600 students from kindergarten through the eighth grade. The district needed to find an affordable way to extend the life of its 12-year-old Private Branch Exchange (PBX) system, which had reached capacity and was too costly to upgrade or expand. The school district deployed a Microsoft unified communications solution - based on Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communicator 2007, and Exchange Server 2007 - which integrated conferencing and other new communications capabilities with its PBX system. The school district can now easily add phone lines and features at a fraction of the cost of upgrading or replacing its PBX system. The new capabilities will enhance the learning environment, increase productivity, and help users communicate more efficiently.