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Any ideas? Wireless solutions required.

Any ideas? Wireless solutions required.

Hello All;

It's been a while since I've needed to ask something. Normally I can get all I need from the FAQ's, or previous threads!

Here's the need:
Customer is planning to install commercial WiFi with access points throughout their premise. They require a wireless/mobile solution for their staff, and the Engenius system in place is not providing the coverage required. I was thinking of getting them some CHEAP smart phones and utilize their WiFi. But I need to interface with old Nortel Key system. (MICS). Is there an affordable solution out there? They really only require 911 service as they are a medical type business. Any help is appreciated as always!

Thanks, Scott

RE: Any ideas? Wireless solutions required.

I do not think you will find a way to integrate any WiFi with a system that is too primitive for voip.
Even BCM would be tough but you could connect WiFi sets to it.

Is a new system out of the question?

Did you link with me I forget? you in Niagara?


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RE: Any ideas? Wireless solutions required.

If all you are using the wireless for is calling 911, a cell is perfect. You do not require a cell phone account. By law even deactivated cell phones can call 911.

Marv ccna

RE: Any ideas? Wireless solutions required.

I've not linked with you! I am from brantford but work The Golden Horseshoe. New system would be out of the question at this time. It's an not for profit. Spectralink was too expensive as a solution. Their Engenius handsets are $500 and up. I was just hoping for an "outside of the box" solution! Smart phones for $150 are more attractive to the customer!

Thanks, Scott.

RE: Any ideas? Wireless solutions required.

This is true what Marv said above if only 911 and no need for excepting or making normal calls......but who once to carry a phone around for a once in a blue moon emergency?
In fact it could be just a regular flip phone.

What about wall mounting red M7100's here an there?


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RE: Any ideas? Wireless solutions required.

If you use system phones (M7100 / T7100) You would probably want to use Restrictions and have a COS password...

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