Written by Wendy Karpel Kreitzman Friday, 04 September 2009 00:00As published in the July 30 issue of the Great Neck Record (Page One story, “New, Modern Phone System for School District” by Marc Epstein, GNPS district technology director), all of the Great Neck Public Schools facilities and personnel now are part of a new telephone system and all have new telephone numbers. In an effort to assist the Great Neck community, the Record is once again publishing these new telephone numbers.
This new state-of-the-art telephone system is the new Voice-Over-Internet Protocol (VOIP) solution from Alcatel-Lucent, which replaces the district’s outdated Verizon Intellipath Centrex system, which has been in use for the past 25 years. A VOIP solution differs from a traditional phone system in that it uses the district’s internal network, and saves the school district a considerable amount of money. The district will receive BOCES aid on the project and E-Rate reimbursements on the phone service for additional savings.