OnSIP Channel Manager Andy Ogg recently attended the TCEA 2013 Convention & Expo in Austin, Texas. Andy shares with us his experience.
For three days, the TCEA convention floor was buzzing with excitement as both solutions providers and content providers educated decision makers from the dozens of school districts eager to get their hands on new technologies..
OnSIP and LiveAir Networks co-sponsored a booth together at the convention. We presented a whole host of solutions centering around bandwidth, Wi-Fi, networking, and of course, voice.
The IT directors we spoke with seemed most impressed by 2 aspects of our combined offerings. The first was the ease of use; it's no secret that OnSIP is easier to deploy and maintain than traditional PBX systems. One of the highlights was seeing the response when people realized that they could configure their phones with just MAC addresses and their web browser. Our price point was also a shock to some; LiveAir Networks can bill under E-rate so combining OnSIP and LiveAir's data solutions is incredibly cost effective.
Our booth at TCEA 2013
During the convention I was able to accomplish my two main goals: learning about what is important for IT directors working in education and developing relationships with these decision makers. Schools have strict budgets, but need up-to-date technology for more effective ways to communicate just like any other business client. In my humble opinion, OnSIP's easy of use + LiveAir was a great fit.
I would definitely recommend the TCEA Convention & Expo to anyone interested in bringing innovative technologies into the classroom. Hopefully I will see some of you there next year for TCEA 2014.