US Robotics goes back to school with Al Ain sector

Implements hybrid wired and wireless solution

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By  Published  December 16, 2006

US Robotics (USR) has scored its first major contract in the education segment — implementing a wireless solution in six government schools in Al Ain in the UAE.

Along with IT solution pro-vider InterNetwork Technology, with whom it recently teamed up, the networking vendor provided the schools with an advanced computer network that consisted of a hybrid wired and wireless solution to connect the schools’ administration and library departments.

Although the vendor has won smaller deals in the education sector, the contract in Al Ain —worth in the region of US$900,000 — gives the firm its first major coup in the sector.

“This is a high-profile achievement for USR. We have been aggressively targeting the education sector in the UAE, which is laying strong emphasis on advanced IT networking solutions to increase efficiency and enhance the learning experience of students,” said Sumit Kumar, regional manager, US Robotics Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

“This partnership with InterNetwork has created significant new opportunities for us as a le-ading network solution provider.” Kumar said that USR is increasingly developing products catering for the education segment and added that the vendor had already received interest from other schools in the region for its wireless solutions.

“We expect the demand for school management system applications and e-learning and virtual labs will increase in the coming months, and we are prepared to tap into this fast growing market with innovative, reliable, cost effective products.”

USR’s USR5453 Professional Access Point and ethernet switches were used in setting up the hybrid wired and wireless network connecting the administration and library departments of the schools.

Murali Rajamani, operations manager, InterNetwork Technology, said, “We are pleased to further strengthen our association with USR through this project. USR’s superior range of networking solutions and InterNetwork’s unique expertise in providing such advanced solutions has created a winning combination, as evidenced by our portfolio of successful projects.”

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