The new system allows employees better contact with each other, the public and advertisers. The system, NEC DSX 80, includes an intercom system, speaker system and voice mail. The system is capable of 16 lines and 32 extensions.
"The new Banner communication system marks a continuing upgrade in our ability to effectively and efficiently serve our readers, advertisers and the overall general community through this new world class communication platform," said James Jenkins, publisher of The Logan Banner.
The NEC DSX 80 replaced an antiquated telephone system which could not keep up with today's advancing technology.
"The older system was at least 30 years old, probably installed in the early '80s," said Dana Spade, who installed the system. "It was a system I had never saw."
Spade said the NEC DSX 80 improves efficiency by offering hands free talk.
Those contacting the Logan Banner will now receive an automated answering system which allows the caller to select who they wish to speak with by listening to the recording and selecting the correct extension.
The new communication system follows the recent installation of a Computer to Plate system that results in a improved print product.