May 27, 2015: Premises features their video conferencing solution - Lifesize


How does it work?

There are three main types of video conference solutions for businesses: point-to-point, multipoint and streaming.

  • Point-to-point: (sometimes referred to as single call) is a direct connection between two locations. It’s like a telephone call, just with video.
  • Multipoint: lets three or more people or locations participate in the same video conference. Multiple parties can meet through HD video in a meeting room, from a desktop at work, from a home computer, or even over a smartphone or tablet when on the road.
  • Streaming: connects your video conference to others who may choose to view the meeting on a remote computer or mobile device using software instead of hardware. You can even access the video conference at a later time via a web browser.

Why pay for video conferencing?

Free is good. Reliable, lifelike and effortless are better, especially when it comes to getting business done. Think about the loss of productivity when you’re forced to squint at a low quality web video with choppy sound or perhaps you have to sit through background noise and distraction found on typical audio only web conferences.  Now envision the leap in productivity when teleconference participants communicate with superior clarity using Lifesize technology and HD displays in their locations.

The benefits of the lifesize cloud:

  • Save money: Affordable subscriptions; No up-front infrastructure costs & No IT administration
  • Get up and running right away: Deploy instantly; Manage quickly & Use immediately
  • Pay for only what you need: Scale up as needed: Perfect for growing businesses; No IT equipment worries
  • Make IT happen automatically: Automatic software updates & Set it and forget it
  • Discover ultimate ease of use: Technology managed by Lifesize; Ultra simple web settings console;     Immediate intuitive user interface and The Connected Experience is always just one call away
  • Use Anywhere with Any Device - Including Mobile

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ShoreTel IP 930D Cordless Phone

Ideal for the receptionists, retail store staff, facilities and warehouse managers needing in-building mobility, the IP 930D delivers a comparable feature set to the IP230 in a cordless phone, including three line appearances, four function keys, three soft keys, and a 2.5 mm headset jack.

One Base supports up to four handsets, and a single site or location can support up to a maximum of 40 handsets in the USA and Canada. Optional Repeaters extend the distance IP 930D users can roam from the Base but may reduce the total number of handsets that can be used in the same airspace.


  • Picture33 Lines
  • Headset jack
  • 12 hours talk time, 5 days standby time

Feature Keys: Transfer, Conference, Redial (History), Hold

Display: 176 x 220 pixels backlit

Speakerphone: Half duplex (on-screen indicator)

Audio Controls: Volume (independent control) ;Mute (on-screen indicator) ; Speakerphone (on-screen indicator) & Headset (on-screen indicator)


ShoreTel IP 930D IP Phone

ShoreTel’s new enterprise cordless phone ShoreTel IP 930D is able to address the need of business organizations for complete telephony features and in-building roaming capabilities.

ShoreTel states that while other IP phones are limited to offering only the basic single line features, its cordless IP 930D has the full set of features found in ShoreTel IP desk phones, including access to enterprise directory and multiple line appearances.

In addition, the new cordless solution does not “sacrifice quality for mobility,” which ShoreTel claims is something often seen among alternative cordless versions of enterprise phones. With IP 930D, the user does not have to be present behind the desk in order to manage incoming calls or to keep an eye on shared extensions. ShoreTel also touts that the new cordless IP 930D business phone has enough talk and standby times to take in a full day of calls.


May 27, 2015: New Site

Premises Systems has recently introduced their new website. Please visit to view our updated products & services, testimonials and our other offerings.



REMINDER: ShoreTel 100/200/500 Series Phones End of Sale Notification

Effective September 1, 2015 ShoreTel will no longer sell the button box and 100/200/500 series of IP phones. The increasing difficulty of obtaining and managing parts for the manufacture of these phones is the primary factor leading to this action. In addition, the demand for these older phones continues to decline as the 400 series phones now represent the largest proportion of sales. The 400 series phones are ShoreTel’s principal portfolio of desk phones and ShoreTel continues to invest in these. A number of enhancements to the 400 series will be delivered in the coming months. ShoreTel has committed to  supporting the discontinued 100/200/500 series phones in future software releases for a minimum of 5 years.


May 27, 2015: Did You Know?

Shoretel provides the hot desking feature on any shoretel phone?

Picture7Hot Desking: This standard ShoreTel application allows users to log into any ShoreTel phone on their network and automatically changes that phone’s settings to match their “home” extension.  All incoming calls now ring to the new location including voicemail notifications and   direct dial numbers.  Great for users that travel and work out of        multiple offices within the organization.


Shoretel provides sa-100 conferencing?

The SA-100 is entirely managed from the ShoreWare Director and runs on a Linux operating system. Its upgrades are accomplished via the network from the Headquarters Server in the same method as the ShoreTel Voice Switches.The SA-100 is a sealed appliance, optimized for resiliency and security, capable of running services. One SA-100 can support 50 audio conferences, 30 Web, and 500 IM. There can be up to a maximum of five SA-100 on a ShoreTel system. The SA-100 cannot be daisy chained to create a conference of greater than 50 audio conferences. Just as the distributed architecture of ShoreTel system, the SA-100 can also be distributed across the network.



Different Types of Conferencing:

Instant Conference – Spontaneous conference that is started in response to an immediate need, rather than scheduled in advance.

Reservation less Conference - A ShoreTel Conference that has no fixed start time or date.

Scheduled Conference - A ShoreTel Conference that is created to occur on a specific date and at a specific time.

ShoreTel Audio Conferencing Service – A ShoreTel service to enable virtual meetings of        people in different locations using communication tools to speak with each other.

ShoreTel Conferencing – A Web, Audio or IM virtual meeting. Users require access codes to access the conference. A ShoreTel Conference can be associated to a Microsoft Outlook       meeting.

ShoreTel Web Conferencing Service - A ShoreTel service to enable online gatherings of people to present or exchange information using application and/or desktop sharing, or another type of Web tool for presentation sharing.

February 16, 2015: Shoretel 400 Series

Premises Systems is introducing “The Hub,” its periodical newsletter for clients. The Hub is designed to communicate in a casual fashion, product and service innovations, software end of life information and other information related to the solutions provided by Premises Systems.



The SIP-based 400 series phones were recently introduced by ShoreTel. They are available in four models – IP420, IP480, IP480G, and IP485G – ranging from a basic phone to a more  advanced backlit, color display phone for executives. The 400 series phones have superior sound quality on the handset and speakerphone; multiple line appearances; an ergonomic design; easy to read display; and convenient access to features, including voice mail, directories and conferencing. They require a minimum software version of 14.2 to be supported on your ShoreTel system. Please note that the ShoreTel 200 series phones are still available and supported by ShoreTel.

See a Better Way

ShoreTel IP Phone 420

2 lines

Choose the Best Solution

ShoreTel IP Phone 480

8 lines, backlit grayscale display, Visual voicemail, 10/100 Ethernet

Compare the Costs

ShoreTel IP Phone 480g

8 lines, backlit grayscale display, Visual voicemail, Gigabit Ethernet


See a Better Way

ShoreTel IP Phone 485g

8 lines, backlit color display, Visual voicemail, Gigabit Ethernet

Choose the Best Solution

ShoreTel IP Phone 655

12 lines, Large Color Touch Screen, Integrated VPN Client, Gigabit Ethernet

February 16, 2015: Premises Specialized Divisions

Premises Systems also offers the following services through its affiliated companies

Since 1992, Cabling Concepts, Inc. has completed structured voice and data cable plant systems ranging from small projects to multi building campus projects in reuse, remodel and new construction environments. CCI has RCDD certified estimating staff and expert installation teams with a 20 year plus average experience level for our installers.


  • Copper and Fiber Cabling for Data & Voice Communications
  • Paging Systems
  • Audio/Video Intercom
  • Video Teleconferencing
  • Sound Masking Solutions


  • Structured Cable System Design
  • Certified Cable System Installation
  • Testing; Complete Labor; Material
  • Application Assurance Warranties
  • Projects from Small Service (Move, Add, Change) to Multi-Building Installations



Premises Control utilizes industry best practices when delivering safety, compliance, and physical security to clients. Our highly trained engineers and technicians design build and support security technology solutions to accommodate every unique client circumstance.


  • Electronic Access Control - Software House Advanced Integrator; C-Cure 800, 8000 & 9000 Platforms (Card Access & Biometrics)
  • CCTV Video Surveillance System IP, Analog and Covert


  • Comprehensive Security Analyses & Risk Assessments
  • Installation, Design, and Service/Software Support
  • Dedicated Service Team Electronic Door Hardware, and System Software Troubleshooting & Repair
  • Upgrades to existing Security Technology Systems