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Ministry of Hajj deploys Tripp Lite UPS

Upgraded data centre to support pilgrim services protected by new UPS systems

The project will have an impact on the lives of millions, says Sharma.
The project will have an impact on the lives of millions, says Sharma.

Tripp Lite has provided two new UPS systems to help support Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Hajj and its upgraded data centre.

Sejel Technology, the consortium that is overseeing the development of new IT infrastructure and issuing of visas to pilgrims on behalf of the Ministry, selected two 80 kVA UPS Systems to support Umrah Database Centre.

The UPS have been deployed as part of an SR800,000 ($213,000) upgrade project, to improve the process of issuing visas and other services for pilgrims to Makkah and Madina. The project has considerably speeded up visa processing, which can now be issued in 24 hours compared to six weeks before the project. The centre aims to be able to handle up to a quarter million transactions per day.

Installation of the UPS was carried out by Tripp Lite local partner TUNSI Electronics & Computer (TEC). The project involved the replacement of the centre's existing UPSs and batteries, air-conditioning system, power and network cabling, and generator.

Eng Sameer Abu Mattar, projects manager of TEC said: "We had more than 25 engineers and technicians work round-the-clock to ensure that the new system would be up and running by the deadline. The superior features of Tripp Lite products and our expertise in implementations of such scale have resulted in the success of this project and we are glad that the Ministry of Hajj was pleased by the end-results."

"This project is of particular relevance to us, given the massive extent of benefits it can afford Muslims worldwide stemming from seamless information sharing between the Ministry of Hajj and the private organisations that provide the necessary services to pilgrims," said Vipin Sharma, VP of EMEA & India Sales, Tripp Lite. "We are proud to have been a part of this exceptional project, which underlines our commitment to the region and our competence in undertaking massive implementations with significant impact on the lives of millions of people."