The SpectraLink Pocket Telephone (PT) system functions as a "mobile desk phone," allowing you to place and receive calls on your Stanford line while you're away from your desk.
Two systems of the PT are used at Stanford:
- Ascom (APT), which is available in the Stanford Hospital and Clinics as well as the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital; and
- SpectraLink (SPT), which covers Stanford University Hospital, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, attached buildings in the Medical Center Central Core; East Pavilion; B, C, D, E, F pods; Boswell; Grant; Edwards; Alway (Science); Clark Center; Cancer Center; LPCH Clinics (730 Welch); Lane Library; and Jordan Quad.
PTs provide considerable efficiency in the medical setting:
- Both systems provide 5-digit dialing. SpectraLink includes voice mail integration with the existing Stanford telephone system, allowing you to use your PT as an adjunct to your desk phone in the same way you're accustomed to using your desk phone. For information on features, please see the Ascom and SpectraLink pages.
- PT base stations (ceiling mounted antennas) allow you to use your PT throughout most of the Hospital/Medical Center complex, so you can be fully mobile and reachable via your usual telephone number.
- Superior to cordless phone systems, the PT provides for secure conversations via state-of-the-art technology and digital encoding.
- Five-digit dialing from cell phones back to campus phone lines with the prefixes 723, 724, 725, 736, 497 or 498;
- Lightweight ergonomic handset allows ease of use; the PT is also headset-compatible, for hands-free use.
For service activation, please submit an online order at the OrderIT web site, choose Voice Services,and click New Wireless Pocket Phone Service. To learn more about OrderIT, see the help pages at Ordering Services for Faculty and Staff.