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  • Writer's pictureAllison Holland

Keeping Emergency Phones Connected

As copper-based phone lines become increasingly obsolete, the need for viable alternatives becomes more pressing, especially for critical devices like blue public emergency phones on college campuses. These phones serve as vital communication links, providing individuals with a direct avenue to campus security in times of distress. However, the reliance on copper infrastructure poses challenges as telecom providers shift their focus to newer technologies, leaving traditional POTS (plain old telephone service) lines behind.


In response to this evolving landscape, CDP emphasizes the importance of adopting POTS replacement solutions to ensure the continued functionality of emergency phone systems. While the transition away from copper lines may seem daunting, it presents an opportunity to explore innovative alternatives such as Ooma AirDial®. As a trusted partner, Ooma offers a range of solutions designed to seamlessly integrate with existing infrastructure, providing a reliable pathway for emergency communication without the need for costly infrastructure overhauls.


One of the primary concerns surrounding the replacement of public emergency phone lines is the potential disruption to critical services and the associated costs. Traditional approaches often involve extensive infrastructure upgrades, which can be financially burdensome, particularly for large college campuses. However, Ooma's AirDial solution offers a cost-effective alternative that minimizes both complexity and expense. By leveraging digital connections and wireless technology, AirDial eliminates the need for extensive infrastructure changes while ensuring compliance with regulatory standards.


Ooma's comprehensive package includes not only hardware and software but also robust support services, including assessment, installation, and ongoing maintenance. With features such as battery backup and remote device management, AirDial provides a reliable and efficient solution for maintaining emergency communication capabilities, even in challenging circumstances. By partnering with CDP and Ooma, institutions can safeguard their critical infrastructure and ensure that emergency response remains swift and effective, thereby enhancing overall campus safety.


While the era of copper-based phone lines may be coming to a close, the need for reliable emergency communication persists. Through strategic partnerships with industry leaders like Ooma, CDP offers access to cutting-edge solutions that address these challenges head-on. By embracing POTS replacement technologies such as Ooma AirDial, institutions can navigate the transition seamlessly, safeguarding their essential services and ensuring that help is always within reach.



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