Asian Pacific Building Corporation, an Australian hotel development firm, has selected Nortel to supply unified communications, IP telephony and wireless capabilities, which are expected to save the company more than AUD300,000 over five years, compared to its incumbent system.
Nortel IP phones will replace existing handsets in the Rydges-managed Bell City Hotel and residences in Melbourne and a Nortel wireless network will provide mobile phone services in boardrooms and public areas with wireless handsets.
According to Nortel, its solution for Asian Pacific Building Corporation (APBC) includes a range of IP handsets, including the Nortel 2001, 2002 and 2007-series phones. It also includes Nortel’s HMS 400, a messaging solution for both guest and staff communications. The wireless network is based on the Nortel WLAN 2300 series switches.
Will Deague, director of APBC, said: At the time, the technology saved us the cost of running phone cables to 444 rooms, and since we intended to offer high-speed data services to our customers anyway, offering voice calls over the same network was a logical choice. It also meant being able to give our guests instant access to personalized voice and video-on-demand services from an integrated system, and to manage the system remotely from a maintenance and billings perspective, which is a distinct advantage of IP telephony over analogue services.