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Centre National de la Danse (CND)

Centre National de la Danse (CND)
Industry: Education
Country: France
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The Centre National de la Danse is an institution sponsored by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication which studies dance in all aspects: promotion of shows and choreographers, dissemination of choreographic culture, artistic creation, and teaching intended for experienced students. The CND decided to invest in a solution allowing the employes to be reached at all times, no matter where they are in the building.


  • The CND has a 15,000 m² building accommodating employees, students and participants and 12 dance studios. It is vital that the employees can be reached at all times no matter where they are in the building
  • The CND therefore had a major requirement in terms of mobility. The initial telephone installation was 100% TDM
  • The CND has an office in Lyon and also required a multi-site high speed solution




  • The Alcatel-Lucent OpenTouch Business Edition solution meets the requirements of mobility, management simplicity thanks to full-IP, and scalability. Due to the flexibility of the offer, it is very easy to demonstrate the new applications to the staff
  • The Alcatel-Lucent OpenTouch Business Edition solution does not require a dedicated team for telephony, which reduces the operating budget. The scalability of the solution smoothes out budget
  • The DECT handsets are so easy to use that all persons – employees and artistic participants – can communicate from and to anywhere in the CND

"It was very important to have scalable IP equipment that would be easy to manage. It must cover the Center's 15,000sqm area. Considering the mobility of the artists and participants, it is also essential that the telephony system is extremely easy to use. Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise and its partner Résophone were ready to listen to our requests, present and reliable throughout the installation. "

— Laurent Dassier, IT Manager