Otis Technology Committee Meeting Minutes February 17, 2021

Otis Technology Committee

Meeting Minutes

Remote Meeting

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

5:00 pm

Member Attendees: Bill Hiller, Frank Tolopko, Steve Schultze, Larry


Public Attendees: Eric Steinberg, Anne O’Donnell, Zac Kelly, Brad


1. Approval of minutes

Minutes from 7/23/2020, 11/19/2020/, 11/23/2020, 12/2/2020 and 2/10/2021 were

submitted and approved.

2. Continue VOIP discussion. Hosted VS Un-hosted

Eric Steinberg of ELS Communications presented information about Un-hosted VOIP

phone systems. Premise based IP which uses a combination of a wired and internet

solution with hardware installed at the town hall to provide the interface. 10 trunk lines

would be included in a package which equates to ten individual phone lines operating at

the same time. This is similar to the existing system. To provide back up there would

need to be a continuing number of phone lines or cell modems in case there is an

emergency with fiber, internet or power. This is trunk line licensing not per seat user

licensing. Hosted service requires per seat user licensing.

This discussion will be continued.

3. Old and New business.

Discussed moving forward with research into camera installation at the town hall. A

staff meeting to discuss needs for and locations of cameras was held. A flexible, cloud

based system, with no onsite hard storage is being investigated.