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Naturalisation and Residency Administration set to upgrade

Emirates Computers, using new switch technology from Cisco solutions, has confirmed it will complete major upgrades to the Naturalisation and Residency Administration network.

The Naturalisation and Residency Administration has confirmed it will upgrade its entire network, seeking to extend the services already enjoyed by residents of Dubai.

The project, which involves upgrading the local area network (LAN), will be executed by Emirates Computers — the first project it has undertaken for the Naturalization and Residency Administration.

Emirates Computers will deploy new multi-service switch technology from Cisco solutions, increasing the speed of the entire system. In addition, a fibre optic network will be used to link Terminal One to the Branch of Dubai Airport passport central section at Dubai Airport.

“We were among the first departments in Dubai to provide our services electronically to Dubai residents," said Colonel Saeed Bin Belaila, director of Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Administration.

"In keeping with the e-government venture and HH Sheikh Mohammed’s vision, we are pleased to offer technologically advanced systems to facilitate and ease the legal procedures that visitors to our country have to undergo.”

“We have selected Emirates Computers for this project due to their vast experience in providing reliable and quality solutions to various government departments,” he added.

The current network, formerly updated in 1995, is no longer able to meet the Administration’s increasing demands.

Thus, the improved network will permit a wider range of applications, such as imaging and administration applications along with Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP).

“The Naturalisation and Residency Administration and Emirates Computers will be working as a joint team to ensure the success and completion of the project,” said Ramez Bsaiso, project manager and senior network consultant of Emirates Computers.

“We do not envisage any difficulty in completing the project in a record time of one month,” he confidently predicted.

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