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

Tom Jauch project manager 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.

Project Progress:
32% complete (3,003 of 9,495)

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 May 13, 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 3/25/19
19 University Libraries
3/22/19 4/3/19
20 Kimball Tower 3/28/19 4/3/19
21 Cary Hall 4/4/19 4/19/19
22 Crosby 4/15/19 4/18/19
23 Hayes Hall /Annex 4/15/19 5/3/19
24 Abbott 5/1/19 5/7/19
25 Clement Hall 5/8/19 5/8/19
26 Clark Hall 5/8/19  
27 Harriman Hall 5/6/19  
28 Michael Hall 5/14/19  
29 Beck Hall 5/20/19  
30 Wende Hall 5/20/19  
31 Kapoor Hall    
32 Diefendorf Hall    
33 Child Care Center South Campus    
34 Goodyear    
35 Mackay Heating Plant    
36 Garage South Campus    
37 Howe Research Building    
38 220/250 Winspear    
39 Baldy Hall    
40 Clemens Hall    
41 Natural Sciences Complex    
42 CBLS    
43 M. Wile    
44 O'Brian Hall    
45 Capen Hall    
  Building or Area Start Finish
46 MFAC    
47 Alumni Arena    
48 Center for the Arts    
49 Baird and Slee Chamber Hall    
50 Davis Hall    
51 Crofts Hall    
52 Cooke Hall    
53 Fargo Quad    
54 CTRC    
55 Fronczak Hall    
56 Spaulding Quad    
57 Bell Hall    
58 Wilkerson Quad    
59 Red Jacket Quad    
60 Porter Quad    
61 Hochstetter Hall    
62 Bonner    
63 Furnas Hall    
64 Richmond Quad    
65 University Commons    
66 University Bookstore    
67 Student Union    
68 Ross Eye Institute    
69 Norton Hall    
70 Talbert Hall    
71 Baird Point Day Care    
72 Baird Research Park    
73 Butler Annex    
74 Greiner Hall    
75 Research Institute on Addictions - RIA    
76 Governors Residence Halls    
77 Statler Commissary    
78 UB Stadium    
79 Ketter Hall    
80 Jarvis Hall    
81 HRD Building    
82 Flint Village    
83 Beane Center    
84 Bissell Hall    
85 Hadley Village    
86 889 Lebrun (President's Residence)    
87 Jacobs Executive Development Center (Butler Mansion)    
88  UB Downtown Gateway    
89 Library Storage Facility    
90 Educational Opportunity Center