3Com signs cooperation agreement with Arab International Optronics
Egyptian computer manufacturer, Arab International Optronics Company (AIO) has signed a cooperation agreement with 3Com Middle East (ME) to provide 3Com products in future networking projects which will be undertaken by AIO in the Egyptian market.
This agreement, valued at $10 million, is an inherent part of the current drive by the Egyptian government to provide information technology (IT) project facilities throughout the local market. 3Com and AIO also confirmed that part of this agreement will involve the deployment of a 3Com network infrastructure solution in multi-media laboratories which are to be established in preparatory schools across Egypt.
The 3Com / AIO schools project is part of the Development of Electronic Learning program currently being implemented by the Egyptian Ministry of Education. It is one of a number of programs recently outlined by Hussein Kamel Bahaa El Din, Minister of Education, which will be implemented by the government in the education sector. This program will focus on providing e-learning facilities in 7,700 preparatory schools across the country to improve IT skills amongst Egyptian students.
While a number of suppliers will be involved in building and fitting out the multi-media laboratories, the network infrastructure for the laboratories across the 7,700 schools will be supplied by 3Com. Each lab will feature 20 PCs which will be connected to the network using a 3Com SuperStack 3 Switch 4226T and a 3Com OfficeConnect 56K LAN Modem.
3Com is a tier-one provider of networking products for enterprise customers. 3Com is also a provider of Internet protocol (IP) service platforms and access infrastructure for the network service provider market.
Established in 1982, Arab International Optronics is part of the National Service Project Organization of the ministry of defense (NSPO). AIO manufactures computer systems and advanced optical, Electro-optical and Electronic systems for military and government applications. — (menareport.com)
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