Years of History
OverviewMagnificat High School is an all-girls private Catholic High School located in Rocky River, Ohio. One has to only enter the building to see that the absolute best education that can be achieved is the mantra for the institution.
Their mission is to “educate young women holistically to learn, lead, and serve in the Spirit of Mary’s Magnificat.” The Laketec role there was to provide a best of breed communications system which is in accordance with the school’s policy of being first class in every way.
Our specific solution was the Avaya IP office. The needs of the students, faculty and staff led us to the design of a phone system, that was reliable, simple to use and administer and had a good overhead paging interface. The training and installation went without incident and the staff is more than pleased.
The Magnificat project show cased a lot of areas for Laketec. The first stage of the project was to refresh their existing vintage Nortel voice telephone system. Due to age, the system was no longer supported by the manufacturer and replacement parts were becoming scarce. In short, it was time for a refresh. In the deployment of the new Avaya IP office phone system we replaced all existing phones with new Avaya IP phones. Included in stage 1 we installed a few new data switches along with programming a new voice VLAN on all data switches. In stage 2, we added new Avaya IP phones to all classrooms to enhance emergency communications with the classrooms. Previously there were no classroom phones at all. In stage 3, we integrated to a new paging system to enhance campus wide communications.
We are proud to be associated with Magnificat and consider them to be a showcase customer.
We love our phones and the PA System. Laketec Communications installed our phone system without interruption and made sure everyone was thoroughly trained on the features. We are very happy.
Senior Network Engineer
Amy oversaw the project and was very easy to deal with. Some major triggers from Magnificat were: no interruption of operations, training of all personnel, and making the timelines set. We were able to implement building-wide Paging, emergency call procedures, and streamline interoffice communications. In five short days we competed all assigned tasks. They were great to work with.