Temporary offices with hosted IP telephony
Formed in 1977, Speedy is a major provider of equipment and support services to the construction, manufacturing, industrial, rail and related industries operating from over 450 depots throughout the UK. Speedy tasked STL to come up with a solution that would provide their clients with an easy to use, reliable communications system that was capable of being rapidly deployed in often challenging circumstances where customer requirements frequently change daily.
Mobile offices with telephones
Speedy is currently installing over 250 mobile office units on a large building site in Stratford, East London at the venue of a forthcoming global sporting event. Each mobile unit arrives on site as a ready fitted out office, including furniture and a telephone system. They will be used by site managers and construction firms working on the project as the communications hub and will have up to 400 phone users. STL has formulated a ‘standard package’ for Speedy accommodation units, which includes the router, POE switch and broadband provision; the only variable being the type and quantity of IP phones required. In addition, STL is able to twin desk based phones with mobile devices so that users can report back from where the actual work is being undertaken rather than from a desk to increase productivity.
Cable free telecomms
Paul Mills, Business Development Manager for Speedy, commented, “We turned to STL on the recommendation of one of their existing clients. STL came up with an innovative solution to our problem of providing telephone lines on a site where it was not possible to get cable laid and consequently not possible to get services to.” STL has installed a hosted IP telephone service for Speedy clients who use the temporary buildings. Voice over IP enables normal telephone calls and video to be digitally transferred and routed over wireless data networks,
thus removing the need for cabling.
Clients will receive their own individual monthly bill from Speedy, generated by STL’s online billing service, which enables Speedy to monitor the telephone usage of each individual user. This ensures regular billing and faster payment.