Filed Under:

  • Solution: Data, Voice
  • Application: Networking, VoIP Telephony
  • Market: Travel & Leisure

Modern telecommunications has always proven to be an implementation challenge on Catalina.  Located over twenty miles from the California coast, the island is served only by a single carrier-owned telephony switch connected back to the mainland.  The majority of Catalina’s hospitality and business operations are supported by analog phone service, leased Centrex phone lines and three aging non-networked PBXs, limiting the expandability of telecommunications infrastructure while simultaneously driving high long term maintenance and leasing costs.  While the island enjoyed an existing network of 10 gigabit and 1 gigabit dark fiber between the company’s primary locations, little of that potential could be realized with the island’s aging and increasingly underpowered voice and data network equipment.