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University of North Alabama Deploys ADTRAN's NetVanta Unified Communications Solution to Drive Network Migration from TDM to IP


December 09, 2011

ADTRAN, Inc., provider of networking solutions and communications equipment, announced that its NetVanta Unified Communications solution will support the campus-wide network migration at the University of North Alabama from TDM to IP. The open-architecture of the NetVanta UC solution made it possible for the university to use its existing infrastructure to seamlessly migrate its network to advanced UC services and helped saved both time and cost.

By deploying the NetVanta UC solution from ADTRAN, the university can now deploy feature sets based on its requirement and can easily scale up to provide support for its growing number of users. The highly scalable solution also makes it possible for the UNA to extend its reach and service offerings to address future demands.

In a release, Stephen Putman, Interim Director of Computer and Telecommunication Services at the University of North Alabama, said, “UNA needed a reliable solution to support our communication needs today and in the future and ADTRAN’s proven stability and continued innovation made it the right partner. NetVanta UC has provided UNA with an affordable solution on which we can update our entire, campus-wide communications network to provide higher-quality communications services and the means to easily expand the deployment as needed as our campus grows.”

The ADTRAN NetVanta UC Enterprise Communication Server has been designed to provide advanced support and flexibility and offers a comprehensive IP-based feature set capable of supporting unified messaging, voicemail and fax server, as well as call redirection services and auto-attendant among others. UNA has been successful in customizing the configurations to effectively address deployment criteria requirements on an individual basis. The university will now be able to do away with the PBX solution and will be able to provide its user base with advanced services cost-effectively.

Jeff Wissing, NetVanta UC Product Manager, ADTRAN’s Enterprise Networks Division, said that, “NetVanta UC is an ideal solution for campus environments, like UNA, that are looking to upgrade or move away from aging TDM-based technologies and serve their staff, faculty, students, and guests with next-generation communications capabilities. By selecting NetVanta UC, UNA has taken the necessary steps to migrate its network to IP and can rest easy knowing those steps are backed by a strong product, extensive feature set, the dedication of our service and support departments, and ADTRAN’s continued commitment to product excellence.”


Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves




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