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TANDBERG and Dimension Data to Video Enable Every State School and TAFE in NSW

TANDBERG and Dimension Data Awarded NSW Department of Training and Education Video Conferencing Contract
  • 20 May, 2009 10:07

<p>Sydney, 20 May 2009 —TANDBERG (OSLO: TAA.OL), a leading global provider of telepresence, high-definition video conferencing and mobile video solutions, and Dimension Data will provide upgraded core video conferencing infrastructure for access by every school and TAFE in NSW as part of the state’s $158 million Connected Classroom Project.</p>
<p>The Connected Classrooms Program is a NSW State Government initiative to provide Department of Education and Training (DET) staff and their students with new opportunities to connect with each other across enhanced facilities for sharing resources and data collaboration.</p>
<p>Under the terms of the contract, TANDBERG and Dimension Data will deliver a solution with capacity for the department to securely connect 2,200 locations via multi-site high-definition video and audio conferencing.</p>
<p>Once fully deployed students from any New South Wales state school will have increased capacity to interact with each other and receive course material irrespective of both their location and the teacher delivering the lesson.</p>
<p>DET’s Interactive Classrooms allow students to take virtual excursions anywhere in the world, while schools will be able to beam experts into classrooms for real-time lectures, communicate with peers in other parts of the state, and significantly expand subject choice by providing classes online through videoconferencing.</p>
<p>“This is an extremely exciting project, which TANDBERG and Dimension Data are very proud to partner with DET to enable great educational outcomes for NSW students, teachers and the community. Students and teachers can now be part of a global community and enjoy a richer, engaging and more compelling learning experience,” said Philip Siefert, Regional Director ANZ, TANDBERG.</p>
<p>“The initial deployment of video conferencing technology has already had a big positive impact on NSW school students. By utilising the bridging technology from this project, it will raise collaborative learning in our state education system to a whole new level. Dimension Data is really pleased to be working with TANDBERG and DET on this initiative, which is building on the good work we have been doing to date for DET in the areas of video, IP telephony and security,” said Pete Murray, NSW State Manager, Dimension Data.</p>
<p>This latest contract for TANDBERG and Dimension Data builds on its tender win last year, to supply the department with 2,200 video conferencing units, one for each state school and TAFE in NSW, the first phase of the state government’s Connected Classroom project.</p>
<p>About TANDBERG</p>
<p>TANDBERG is the leading global provider of telepresence, high-definition video conferencing and mobile video products and services with dual headquarters in New York and Norway. TANDBERG designs, develops and markets systems and software for video, voice and data. The company provides sales, support and value-added services in more than 90 countries worldwide. TANDBERG is publicly traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker TAA.OL. Please visit www.tandberg.com for more information.</p>
<p>TANDBERG is a trademark or registered trademark in the U.S. and other countries. All other product and company names here in may be trademarks of their respective owners.</p>
<p>About Dimension Data</p>
<p>Dimension Data plc (LSE:DDT), a specialist IT services and solution provider, helps clients plan, build, support and manage their IT infrastructures. Dimension Data applies its expertise in networking, converged communications, security, data centre and storage, Microsoft and contact centre technologies and its unique skills in consulting, integration and managed services to create customised client solutions.
www.dimensiondata.com</p>

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