Project Description

In May 2018, UBIT started a two-year project to replace most campus phones, which are nearly the end of their support from Cisco.

UBIT will work directly with distributed IT support staff to determine the right replacement option and previous phone configurations will be preserved.

Use the schedule on this page to learn when the phone replacements are coming to your area, and what to expect.

VOIP Phone Replacement

employee using phone

UBIT Communication Systems Engineer Tom Jauch uisng Jabber along with new phone models on display.

Project Fast Facts

Start:
Spring 2018

Project Manager:
Tom Jauch

Network Partner:
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Phone Replacements Remaining:
7,162

Common Questions

What phone models are scheduled to be replaced?

The following phone models are eligible for replacement:

  • 7940
  • 7941
  • 7941g-ge
  • 7942
  • 7945
  • 7960
  • 7961
  • 7961g-ge
  • 7962
  • 7965
  • 7821
  • 7841

I use a phone in an area scheduled for replacement. Is there anything I need to do?

A liaison from UBIT's Network and Communications Systems team will work directly with distributed IT support staff to determine the right replacement option based on the needs of the department.

Check with your distributed IT support or the UBIT Help Center for additional help.

How did UB determine which areas needed to have phone replacements first and when my building is being upgraded?

UBIT surveyed phone replacements that have reached end of life cycle with the manufacturer.  A deployment schedule was formulated based on these criteria.

Where do I learn more about Jabber for your computer as an option for phone replacement?

Where can I find information on new phones?

VOIP Phone Replacement Schedule

Locations are listed in order of upgrade. Dates are tentative and are subject to change.

Please email Tom Jauch at thomasja@buffalo.edu with any questions about the schedule.

Last updated March 15, 2019

  Building or Area Start Finish
1 Computing Center 4/26/18 5/25/18
2 Knox Hall 7/2/18 7/2/18
3 Dorsheimer Greenhouse 7/16/18 7/17/18
4 Flickenger Court 7/24/18 7/24/18
5 Campus Mail 7/25/18 8/2/18
6 South Lake Village 7/31/18 7/31/18
7 Creekside Village 8/1/18 8/2/18
8 Center for Tomorrow 8/3/18 8/3/18
9 Jacobs Hall and Alfiero Center 10/5/18 10/16/18
10 955 Main Street (JSMBS) 10/23/18 11/8/18
11 Park Hall 11/13/18 12/14/18
12 Biomedical Education Building 12/10/18 1/9/19
13 Squire Hall
1/7/19 2/12/19
14 Foster Hall
1/16/19 2/20/19
15 Biomedical Research Building 1/29/19 2/19/19
16 Farber Hall
2/12/19 3/8/19
17 Sherman Hall and Annex 3/11/19 3/14/19
18 Parker Hall
3/18/19  
19 Kimball Tower    
20 Baldy Hall    
21 Clemens Hall    
22 Natural Sciences Complex    
23 Cary Hall    
24 CBLS    
25 M. Wile    
26 O'Brian Hall    
27 Capen Hall    
28 MFAC    
29 Kapoor Hall    
30 Alumni Arena    
31 Center for the Arts    
32 Baird and Slee Chamber Hall    
33 Davis Hall    
34 Crofts Hall    
35 Cooke Hall    
36 Fargo Quad    
37 CTRC    
38 Fronczak Hall    
39 Spaulding Quad    
40 Bell Hall    
41 Wilkerson Quad    
42 Red Jacket Quad    
43 Porter Quad    
44 Hochstetter Hall    
  Building or Area Start Finish
45 Bonner    
46 Furnas Hall    
47 Richmond Quad    
48 University Commons    
49 Diefendorf Hall    
50 University Bookstore    
51 Student Union    
52 Ross Eye Institute    
53 Wende Hall    
54 Norton Hall    
55 Talbert Hall    
56 Baird Point Day Care    
57 Harriman Hall    
58 Baird Research Park    
59 Butler Annex    
60 Goodyear Hall    
61 Greiner Hall    
62 Research Institute on Addictions - RIA    
63 Abbott Hall    
64 Governors Residence Halls    
65 Lockwood Library    
66 Statler Commissary    
67 UB Stadium    
68 Ketter Hall    
69 Jarvis Hall    
70 HRD Building    
71 Flint Village    
72 Beane Center    
73 Diefendorf Annex    
74 Michael Hall    
75 Bissell Hall    
76 Hadley Village    
77 Clement Hall    
78 Beck Hall    
79 Clark Hall    
80 Helm    
81 Howe Research Building    
82 889 Lebrun (President's Residence)    
83 Jacobs Executive Development Center (Butler Mansion)    
84  UB Downtown Gateway    
85 Library Storage Facility    
86 Allen Hall    
87 Educational Opportunity Center    
88 Mackay Heating Plant