The UC Program Office expects iBuy will have a UC Device price list posted for all users to browse through within the coming week.
University Sourcing has solicited best pricing offers from a list of vendors and “awarded” the individual devices to the provider with the lowest price. Basically, this special iBuy catalog will be a listing of devices in the CITES test plan that have been specially discounted for the University. Although the coming catalog will have special discounts, that doesn’t preclude other vendors, even the ones that were “awarded” the devices, from having devices from the CITES test plans in their own catalog.
Please keep in mind, the UC Program Office is not recommending nor supporting any particular device or devices. The devices that will be listed in the UC Device Catalog on iBuy and the devices found at the Illini Union Flash Drive are just the devices in the CITES test plan. Users are also encouraged to wait until their new UC Voice accounts are activated before contacting their individual units about obtaining a device. For now, the iBuy catalog and Flash Drive should be seen as a way for users to browse around and possibly test devices to see what they may want to use in the future with Unified Communications.
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