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Communications

In-house business and residential telephone, cable TV, and Internet service are provided to the main campus and satellite locations, to the medical center and related clinics, to several faculty/staff residential communities, and to student resident halls.

The enhanced Automated Call Distribution (eACD) system is an essential tool for campus call centers, providing a means to effectively manage large volumes of incoming phone calls. The system answers each call immediately and, if necessary, holds it in a queue until it can be directed to the next available call center agent.

Campus cable TV service for student and faculty/staff residences, classrooms, conferences rooms, and offices. Courtesy Service is provided free-of-charge in student rooms and residential lounges. Cardinal Cable Basic and Cardinal Cable Premium is by subscription and is billed monthly.

Call recording systems for Avaya Contact Centers provide call and operation control centers with the ability to monitor and record phone calls to ensure quality control, verify orders, reconstruct incidents, and ensure regulatory compliance. Call recording is also available for individual Cisco phones.

The Avaya Callback Assist (CBA) application gives contact centers the option to have agents call clients back rather than wait on hold when the contact center is experiencing peak volume.

University IT provides a full range of enterprise grade telephone, voice messaging, mobile/wireless, and advanced call management services.

University IT (UIT) is pleased to offer contact centers a single, unified, enterprise-wide workforce optimization (WFO) solution. Workforce Optimization offers organizations a comprehensive way to capture, evaluate, manage, and analyze customer interactions.

Slack is a tool that enhances work group communications. It provides a platform for individual and groups to chat live online and keep conversations organized and accessible from anywhere, anytime. 

With Stanford Slack it's easy to discover and join other workspaces that are central to your work, although some workspaces require approval to join. You'll also be able to send a direct message to almost anyone at Stanford.

Jabber is a comprehensive communication and collaboration tool that's easy to use, reliable, and secure.

Stanford contracts with AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon to provide cellular phone services for faculty and staff professional needs. University and Hospital departments can charge services to their department account. For personal purchases, faculty and staff are eligible for Stanford employee discounts.

The Stanford Paging System is available to faculty, staff, and students affiliated with the Stanford Medical Center. Services supported by the system include SmartPage: a web-based tool for sending pages and looking up pager IDs.

Pocket Telephones play an important role in the Hospital/Medical Center setting, where cell phone use is not allowed. The pocket telephone functions as a mobile desk phone, allowing Medical Center personnel to place and receive calls on their Stanford telephone number while away from their desk.

Information about telephone, voice mail, cable TV, and internet services for Olmsted Terrace, Stanford West, and Welch Road Apartments.

University IT provides basic phone service and a network connection with multiple IP addresses in every on-campus residence. Most single rooms have phones; quads share one phone, usually located in the common area. All residents in Stanford student housing are assessed a technology fee on their university bill. Basic phone service and network service are included in this fee.

University IT (UIT) offers Cisco VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) for faculty and staff requiring telephone service. VoIP technology offers a variety of advanced features and gives you the freedom to move your phone from one office to another within the same building without having to place a service call. A simplified business model called Converged Communication streamlines ordering and billing.

University IT (UIT) offers Cisco VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) for Stanford Health Care (SHC) and Stanford Children’s Health (SCH) departments requiring telephone service. VoIP technology offers a variety of advanced features and gives you the freedom to move your phone from one office to another within the same building without having to place a service call.

See Cable TV (Cardinal Cable).

Stanford's video conferencing options include online solutions to host and join video conferencing meetings and onsite solutions to create your own meeting room, get technical support for your meeting room, or get technical support and equipment for a video conferencing event.

 Easily receive, send, and manage voicemail messages with UIT's voicemail service for faculty and staff.

The WebEx service lets you schedule, host, and attend video conferencing meetings.

The Zoom service, Stanford's recommended video conferencing tool, lets you schedule, host, and attend video conferencing meetings.