SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH IT
Level 8 Technology has been committed since it’s founding to giving back to our local communities through IT. Here are a few recent projects supporting non-profits in our area.
SOCA (Soccer Organization of the Charlottesville Area) - 2014
SOCA was struggling to maintain an aging legacy PBX system. At the same time, they were opening a new office in their Augusta sub-region. Level 8 was able to leverage an open source software PBX, deployed in a cloud hosting environment, paired with 18 gently used 5-year old Aastra handsets from a customer that had just upgraded. We ran new CAT 6 cabling at their Charlottesville offices, configured, set up and tested the PBX and hardware, and handled the SIP trunking contract and primary number porting from Century Link, all at no charge. SOCA now has direct extension dialing between offices, unlimited long distance, and a software PBX with no ongoing licensing fees. Level 8 will also continue to provide free support for the system, helping the organization defray ongoing operational costs and focus on its mission to our community.
R.R. Smith Center - 2015
Level 8 was approached by a board member for the R.R. Smith Center in Staunton, VA. The center is in a unique position, where the building itself is a non-profit needing community support, but the focus of the center is primarily on the three other non-profits housed within the building. The board was hoping to replace an old website for the building with something newer that would promote the building and its place in Staunton, yet still direct focus to the three organizations sharing the space. Level 8 produced a simple, but artistic single page site that accomplishes these goals at no charge to the organization.
Waynesboro Family YMCA - 2015
The Executive Director for one of our local YMCA’s called seeking assistance with a long term IT needs analysis. As we worked through that effort, we realized that with donated equipment and services, we could accomplish their goals in a single project. In the end, Level 8 provided all new structured cabling to the facility, a new server rack and used server, new wireless access points covering the entire facility, open source software PBX and used Aastra phones. We then worked with Lumos, the local fiber provider and CLEC to set up the Y with SIP trunking to preserve their main number which couldn’t be ported. Today, the Y enjoys a complete IT infrastructure upgrade with wireless access for staff and guests and a modern phone system, at no charge to the organization and with free ongoing support from Level 8.