Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) offering enables Maryland’s premier community college to benefit from digital transformation that enhances learning and campus-wide communications
Silver Spring, MD – February 22, 2017 – Montgomery College, Maryland’s premier community college serving nearly 60,000 students a year across three campuses, has selected the Atlantech Online (AOI) Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) solution, powered by BroadSoft (NASDAQ: BSFT), for its digital transformation to a modern “connected campus” environment. The UCaaS solution provides administrators, faculty and students with a next generation telecommunications infrastructure that enhances learning and school operations.
Montgomery College faces challenges shared by many community colleges: a highly mobile and dispersed faculty and part-time workforce, multi-site campuses requiring access to a common telecommunications infrastructure, and a tech-savvy student body looking to communicate and collaborate from any device and from any location. As one of the nation’s larger and highly regarded community colleges, Montgomery College sought a proven partner to lead its telecommunications infrastructure transformation initiative.
“Our students, faculty and the broader community expects Montgomery College to provide a best-in-class education experience, and this increasingly means putting in place the technology infrastructure to enable learning without boundaries,” said Carl Whitman, VP of Instructional and Information Technology and CIO, Montgomery College. “With Atlantech Online’s UCaaS solution, powered by BroadSoft, we are able to initiate a smooth transition from a legacy, premises-based PBX system to a next generation connected campus.”
Key Benefits of Atlantech Online UCaaS solution powered by BroadSoft:
- Access to broad range of cloud voice and UC services. AOI’s UCaaS solution is designed around a comprehensive, end-to-end service operating platform and provides industry-leading hosted PBX plus rich communications services such as instant messaging (IM), presence, HD voice and video calling and conferencing, meet-me-conferencing, call center, file sharing, desktop collaboration, fax and mobile integration
- Mobile enablement. BroadSoft offers an industry-leading cloud PBX with a mobile-first unified communications platform, delivering a consistent user experience on all devices: desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets.
- Improved communication to students and faculty. Connected campuses can take advantage of the current context in which students, administrators, and instructors operate. Unifying information from devices and data sources and streamlining the communications of campus data with students’ work, schedules, time of day - the institution can send more effective reminders and alerts, personally tailored to the student.
“Through the cloud, we are able to utilize Montgomery College’s installed IP network with professional best practice services to transition them from legacy premise PBX to the advanced capabilities offered by a modern UCaaS system, providing a seamless path to a high-tech connected campus that will give the college and its students a competitive edge,” adds Ed Fineran, President of Atlantech Online, Inc. “AOI’s new UCaaS offering, powered by the BroadSoft platform, is optimal for academic institutions.”
Michael Tessler, chief executive officer, BroadSoft, adds: “By adopting our proven platform for their cloud UCaaS offering, AOI can deliver enhanced unified communications that we can tailor for customers with scale, flexibility and control. We are delighted to be helping our local Montgomery College benefit from a best-in-class education experience with a mobile platform that makes it simple to connect and collaborate.”
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About Montgomery College:
Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 130 areas of study.
Atlantech Online, Inc. is a Telephone and Internet Service Provider headquartered in Silver Spring, MD delivering service to business and government. The company provides telephone service, broadband Internet and data connectivity services, dedicated and managed server hosting and collocation services. Atlantech’s four (4) Terabit per second (4 Tbps) fiber backbone has the scale to support a wide variety of telecommunications solutions as its customers’ networks evolve. Additional information about Atlantech can be found at www.Atlantech.net/