Mitel IP solutions books into Qatar’s Grand Hyatt Resorts

Seiat Systems to deploy Foundry-based infrastructure

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By  Published  September 1, 2006

Grand Hyatt Resorts in Qatar has selected an IP communications solution from Mitel, which will support 1,500 end users across the luxury complex. The solution will operate over a Foundry Networks platform and will provide push-to-talk (PTT) and private automated branch exchange (PABX) solutions from Qtel — Qatar’s incumbent PTT and PABX solutions provider.

Seiat Systems has been selected to deploy the solution — a Mitel 3300 internet protocol (IP) communications platform (ICP) and Foundry Networks data infrastructure based on Foundry’s FastIron SuperX and FastIron Edge Switch Power over Ethernet (PoE) family.

“I am delighted that the Grand Hyatt Resorts has selected Mitel’s IP solutions. The Grand Hyatt Resorts in Qatar follows on our recent successes in the region, such as with Etisalat (UAE) and Jeddah Islamic Port (Saudi Arabia),” said Hisham Amili, general manager of Mitel in the GCC.

“This is another addition to our hospitality services customer base, following our recent deployment at the five-star Al Murooj Rotana located in Dubai. We would also like to commend our channel partner, Seiat Systems, for providing us with the regional expertise,” he continued.

“Together we present compelling IP communications solutions to progressive enterprises wanting to take advantage of the cost-effective, scalable and highly flexible solutions that Mitel’s IP solutions offer,” Amili went on to add.

The plan is for the Grand Hyatt Resort’s 56 luxury villas to be IP ready by December — coinciding with the start of the 15th Asian Games to be held in Doha. Once the entire resort complex is complete in 2008 the IP network will support over 1,500 end users with plans to expand to 2,000 users.

“The collaboration between Foundry and Mitel provides customers best-of-breed IP telephony and networking solutions that are secure and interoperable, without locking them into expensive proprietary systems,” said Val Oliva, director of product management for Foundry Networks.

“The Grand Hyatt Resorts is a bellwether in their industry, leveraging the benefits of a standards-based, high-performance converged infrastructure to increase their business efficiencies and to reduce ongoing networking costs. We are pleased to be partnering with Mitel to deliver this advanced networking solution.”

Mitel’s IP-based communications solutions are made up of a combination of telephony hardware and software that integrate voice, video and data communications with business applications and processes.

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