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"I am impressed with both the functionality of the system and the efficient and seamless transition to the new system; I would have no hesitation in recommending Vision's telephony offering"Timothy Clarke
Partner, August Equity LLP


Private equity firm August Equity invests up to £25 million in UK based companies, financing ambitious organic growth and acquisition programmes in sectors including healthcare and technology.

Business Challenge

With a move to new offices in Covent Garden pending, August Equity was looking for a telecoms solution to meet their needs for responsive, state-of-the-art technology that would also reflect the innovation and professionalism of the business.

  • Customer Agenda
  • High quality communications
  • Enhanced call functionality
  • Smooth transition to new office environment
  • Cost savings

Vision Solution

Vision proposed the Avaya IP Office 500, a highly modular telephone system that offers the latest advancements in converged voice and data technology. Using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), August Equity now take advantage of improved call management, conferencing facilities and lower call costs. Vision also managed a full implementation of ISDN30, providing a dedicated 2MB digital telephone line connection and direct dial (DDI) facilities which makes it easier for customers to reach their contacts at August Equity.


Vision's solution combined advanced functionality and high quality communications with cost savings. The solution reduced telecoms installation costs at the new office for August Equity and facilitated the transition to their new location. The dual LAN technology uses one data switch and less internal cabling, which eliminated the need for multiple data switches to support the desktop computers and telephone system. Only one network port is required per computer/telephone connection and devices retain their own IP address, so the system is much easier to administer. The ISDN30 implementation provides faster telephone communications, with lower costs compared with their previous supplier.

Detailed Solution

Vision's solution included an ISDN30 circuit, multiple PSTN telephone lines and a new Avaya IPO 500 phone system with 9600 series IP handsets. The handsets provide context sensitive graphical interfaces and large colour touchscreens to allow for easy call control.

Phased Implementation

Vision's professional consultancy provided a one-stop service for the telecoms installation, enabling August Equity to focus on the other elements of their office move. Vision managed the sourcing, delivery and installation of the solution, including the survey, the management of the telephone service, the equipment and the porting of the existing telephone numbers.

Vision also provided comprehensive training on the Avaya administration tool to enable August Equity to manage their system in-house. Changes can be completed simply and easily without requiring expensive call-out charges. August Equity's Timothy Clarke added "our users have received professional, comprehensive and relevant training and I am pleased to report that the project was completed on time and on budget."

Experts in our Field

With over twenty years' experience in telecoms and an accredited Avaya reseller, Vision can supply and implement your data and voice networks, structured cabling and fibre connections. Our telecoms solutions include reliable high-speed broadband, fixed lines, phone systems and software applications using the latest technology to turn your telecoms requirements into a competitive advantage.

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