New Unified Communications System (UCS)

Computer Information Services Division
Glenn R. Marchi, Ph.D. Commissioner


Newspaper graphic - Headline: CHANGES AHEAD!In 2013 the County Office of Central and Information Services (OCIS) completed the two-year implementation of a new network infrastructure and phone system that integrates voice and data services.

The implementation leveraged the existing county fiber optic backbone. As part of this initiative, an IP-based Unified Communications System (UCS) replaced the County’s outdated and expensive PBX-based phone system. This collaborative effort will result in improvements in staff efficiencies as well as a projected 10-year “net” savings of nearly $2 million.

A next phase for 2014/2015 involves implementing many advanced features including:

  • Paging within building through IP phones

  • Automated Calling to County Clients

  • Unified Messaging (Email/Voice)

  • Video Conferencing

Initiatives like the Unified Communications Systems are important as the County looks to find ways to save taxpayer monies and, at the same time, improve staff efficiencies.

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