The telephone system on a large agricultural farm was damaged by a lightning strike and its function was restricted. Since the company had wanted to modernize the system for a long time, long-held wishes could be included in the planning. The system should be able to serve the old, analogue extensions, but also control new system telephones in the office, be IP-capable and enable the uninterrupted use of standard cordless telephones across the entire premises.
In order to ensure that the changeover went as smoothly as possible, an overview plan of telephone numbers, extensions and their physical location was drawn up together with the customer on the basis of the old telephone system. A test base station was used to carry out a radio survey of the site. Afterwards, the plan was extended to include the customer's wishes and the illumination data. The telephone system, system telephones and base stations were then pre-configured in our service workshop. This enabled us to dismantle the old telephone system and to ensure the accessibility of the connection with the new system minutes later. Afterwards, the base stations for the radio telephones were installed, each extension was tested and the answering machines were set up in the system.
The area-wide use of cordless telephones is now possible. Basic functions such as toggling and connecting now work the same on all telephones. New call groups have been created for groups of people and individuals who can be reached under an internal number across several devices. The system telephone now shows which person is speaking and which extension is currently busy. Analogue telephones did not have to be replaced. The system is flexibly expandable, including with IP telephones.