NEC Announces First UNIVERGE SV8500 UMG System Deployment at Wright State University

  NEC Announces First UNIVERGE SV8500 UMG System Deployment at Wright State

Leveraging existing investment, WSU seamlessly transitions to full-service IP
                           communications solution

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IRVING, Texas -- April 15, 2013

Wright State University (WSU), a Fairborn, Ohio research university, worked
with NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of
advanced communication, IT and biometric solutions, to successfully complete
the world’s first UNIVERGE^® SV8500 Ultra Module Group (UMG) deployment.

NEC, together with NEC-authorized dealer Black Box Network Services, led the
implementation of WSU’s new solution to provide access to advanced features
such as the latest voice, unified communications, and mobility solutions. The
solution also equips the university to quickly respond to both its immediate
and future requirements.

WSU, a customer of NEC for more than two decades, decided to upgrade its main
campus to SV8500 UMG after the IPX UMG was retired. Though WSU was the first
to deploy the solution, the migration was seamless. The SV8500 allowed WSU to
re-use some of its legacy equipment – including PIMs, circuit cards and
terminals – which contributed to cost savings as well as provided added value
from existing software and hardware investments.

“We have depended on NEC technology for many years, and when it was time to
upgrade our infrastructure, we looked forward to continuing our relationship
with NEC,” said Larry Fox, associate director of technical services, Wright
State University. “Being the first campus to install this new solution took
courage, but the seamless deployment with NEC was rewarding and the result far
exceeded our expectations.”

“I have been involved in many beta programs with NEC over the years,” said
Michael Iacovone, Black Box Network Services. “This had to be the most
thought-out and smoothest project that I have ever been involved with. You
could not have asked for a better cutover.”

“Existing customers can easily transition to the most-current full-featured IP
communications system that supports advanced business productivity
applications to extend the life of their current voice infrastructure,” said
Larry Levenberg, vice president of channel sales and marketing, NEC
Corporation of America. “By deploying an extensive IP feature set in a
flexible, scalable and secure package, customers can decrease expenses while
increasing the value of their existing investments.”


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