Collat, School of Nursing get new phones

Employees in UAB’s two newest buildings — the Collat School of Business and the redesigned School of Nursing — are among the first on campus to have new internet-connected phones.

The VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) phones will be installed across campus in an 18- to 24-month project to transition from traditional phone lines to internet transmission.

The new Cisco phones offer clear audio quality and special features including voicemail to email capability.

UAB IT is finalizing the schedule for the next phase of installation, which will include buildings on the west side of campus this fall.

In all, more than 8,000 new phones will be installed over the next 18 months to two years. Once the entire campus is outfitted with new phones, new collaboration and mobile features — including Cisco Jabber — will be available.

Last modified on August 30, 2018