DES President Bob Dagostino (center) accepting Alcatel-Lucent’s award for Higher Education Partner of the Year on Jan. 18, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise)
PHOENIX — Dagostino Electronic Services is Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise’s Higher Education Partner of the Year for 2017.
ALE presented DES with the award Thursday night at its annual Connex event held at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak hotel in Phoenix, Arizona.
Most notably in 2017, DES replaced the data and wireless networks using Alcatel products and installed a new Alcatel-Lucent IP-based phone system at West Virginia’s West Liberty University.
The project was among the largest for DES in 2017.
“I’ve been through many cutovers, but this certainly has been the most successful that I have ever seen,” said Bob Oglinsky, who managed the project for West Liberty University.
“We’ve migrated from a very minimal environment to the best in class,” added Chief Technology Officer James Clark.
Other DES higher education customer utilizing Alcatel products include Duquesne University, Clarion University, Morgan State University, Butler County Community College and Washington College in Baltimore.
About Dagostino Electronic Services
Founded in 1973 and the preferred technology provider of the Pittsburgh Steelers, DES provides sales, design, installation and maintenance of voice, data, video, security, surveillance, multimedia and structured cabling systems in western Pennsylvania and surrounding regions.
About Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
A heritage of innovation and dedication to customer success has made ALE, marketed under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise brand, an essential provider of enterprise networking, communications and services to over 830,000 customers worldwide. ALE has a global reach and local focus with more than 2200 employees and 2900+ partners who serve over 50 countries.