Micron installs solutions across 2 hospitality sites
The William Cecil Hotel - A Unique voice and data installation.
The William Cecil at Stamford re-opened in late July 2011 after a complete refurbishment inside and out. The hotel lies within the magnificent Burghley Estate, the centrepiece of which is Burghley House, one of the foremost Treasure Houses of the United Kingdom.
The William Cecil is a 28 bedroom hotel run by successful hotel group ‘Hillbrooke Hotels'. It also has a partner pub site 200 yards away which has 9 guest bedrooms requiring infrastructure and guest services as well as the facilities associated with a thriving pub and restaurant business.
What was needed from us?
The group required a cost effective solution at each site to facilitate admin and guest telephony, IT and wireless connectivity as well as a full Cat5 cabling infrastructure .
The William Cecil also required a state of the art audio visual suite for guests wishing to use business conferencing facilities as well as background music.
Micron was able to use the very latest cloud technology to provide a unified telephony and IT solution across both sites.
In short, Micron was able to reduce the Capex requirement dramatically by having one set of servers and equipment at the William Cecil shared across a virtual network to serve the adjacent pub.
A complex and adventurous installation across 2 properties. Micron's credibility as a high class provider of voice and data solutions to the hospitality industry really shone through at the design and specification stage of this project.
Its engineers and pre sales teams were able to architect a converged solution hosted across the cloud to achieve the required solution with half of the equipment and at a fraction of the expected cost budgeted for the project.
It was recognised early in the project that both sites had sufficient connectivity to facilitate a cloud based solution for both voice and data.
Micron turned to trusted telephony partner Mitel for its IP pedigree and also its potential to offer a partitioned solution.
The two sites would be serviced using ISDN30 lines connected at the William Cecil. Calls in and out from the pub site would utilise the ISDN30 lines via a free of charge SIP trunk link between the two sites.
The IT infrastructure was designed in much the same way with servers hosted at the William Cecil which connected securely via a VPN link up to work stations based at the pub site.
"We've always said to our sales teams that is not the equipment we use that adds the value but how we make it work", said Gary Bristow, Sales Director, Micron Communications.
"This project was a prime example of how the right technology combined with many years of experience and some great minds can achieve world class solutions. We're really proud of this one".
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