Success Case Study
The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) is India & premier public engineering institution located in Powai, Mumbai,India.
The IIT Bombay campus is located at a suburb in north eastern Mumbai, between the Vihar and Powai lakes. The campus is divided into clusters of buildings. The academic area chiefly comprises the main building, various departmental annexes and auditoria. There are a total of 16 hostels, of which two hostels (Hostels 10 and 11) and a part of the newly constructed hostel (Hostel 15) are for female students.
The institute campus at Powai extends over 200 hectares and is situated in picturesque surroundings with the Vihar and the Powai lakes on either side or green hills in and around.
Project Scope :-
There was a requirement to provide phones to everyone on campus including their residence members. There were options of either expanding the existing FlexiCom 6000 system or to choose a server based solution to provide phones in colony.
Due to availability of LAN network in colony, IIT decided to take advantage of the LAN network and went ahead with a server based solution and decided to provide SIP phones to colony residents.
Initially, basic IP phones were required for their staff to communicate with other existing users. Also, a requirement for video phones arose for top faculty members, in addition to SIP clients for their mobile users. As most of the faculties are on the move, they wanted to explore SIP client technology with existing Wi-Fi network.
Seamless integration with existing users was also a primary requirement.
The Customer had tremendous trust in Tadiran and hence decided to go for Tadiran solution due to the ruggedness of the product.
Deployed Solution Benefits :-
Seamless connectivity for all users with close numbering schemes of existing 4000+ users. Feature transparency between old and new users like call back, call forward,message wait lamp etc. was the additional advantage.
IIT kept existing and previously deployed infrastructure effectively for IP phone connectivity.
Usage of existing PSTN lines for incoming and outgoing calls for new SIP phone users without spending on additional PSTN lines was achieved thanks to seamless connectivity.
Enabling mobility by usage of existing WI-FI network for SIP clients on smart phones was also achieved.