Systimax educates Riyadh

Systimax Solutions has begun its ‘Breaking Boundaries,’ series of seminars in Saudi Arabia. The events are aimed at anyone involved in the planning, design or specification of network connectivity.

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By  Simon Duddy Published  March 15, 2005

Systimax has completed the first leg of the ‘Breaking Boundaries,’ series of seminars in Saudi Arabia. The first seminar was held in Riyadh on March 14 and further events will follow in Khobar and Jeddah on the 16th and 30th March, respectively. The conference in Riyadh examined the cutting edge of UTP, fibre and wireless connectivity technologies as well as standards, issues and drivers underpinning 10 Gigabit over UTP. The conference also focused on the recently launched revolutionary 10 Gigabit copper cabling solution, an industry-first that brings a whole new world of speed, throughput and opportunity to the Kingdom’s thriving enterprise, telco and education sectors. Dr T.C. Tan from the Systimax Labs, played a key role in the Riyadh event. “The focus has very much been on 10GBASET and I have been updating partners on where the standards body is at and what our products can deliver. Another key issue has been the data centre. With stock exchanges imposing new rules on companies, there has been greater emphasis on business continuity in the data centre and this has had a knock on effect on cabling, leading to a demand for our quick to install fibre solutions,” said Tan. The conferences are open to all IT and network professionals, architects, engineers and consultants interested in network technology trends, innovations and the latest developments that will directly impact their businesses, including 10 Gigabit Ethernet. Already the three Saudi conferences has seen over 500 professionals register for this unique event. Dominic Morris, Saudi Country Manager, Systimax Solutions, said: “We are working closely with Saudi organisations, helping them build highly advanced network infrastructures as convergence gains momentum within the Kingdom. We believe that this is a critical time in the market with an all encompassing drive towards connectivity in the Kingdom and an enormous demand for reliable network cabling solutions as organizations form various sectors deploy new technologies and recognise a solid and reliable network as a fundamental and strategic asset for their businesses moving forwards. “In 2004 we saw the networking industry take a huge step forward with the announcement that 10 Gigabit over UTP is now available. We are particularly excited about our new 10 Gigabit solution which delivers an end to end next generation solution to support both the bandwidth needs of today’s enterprises and the needs of more demanding applications such as high resolution video, grid computing and Storage Area Network/Network Attached Storage (SAN/NAS).” Morris says the conference series will demonstrate exactly what 10 Gigabit over UTP means to end-users, especially those responsible for data centers. The conference also offers an open and informed environment to those in the industry who wish to have an unrivalled opportunity to learn about the latest trends, such as wireless and patching, along with many common problems and innovative solutions to those problems.” Covering the Kingdom through its channel base of seven business partners, Systimax Solutions has been involved in some major developments in the Kingdom over the last year, including project within SABIC, the HADEED Steel Plant in Jubail, King Abdul Aziz University, the Hilton Hotel in Jeddah, the General Organization for Technical Education and Vocational Training (GOTEVOT) and STC where Systimax was re-awarded the frame contract for providing structured cabling solutions for the telco’s voice and data systems. Systimax continues to have close ties with other important military, petrochemical, government, health and educational organisations.

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