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Cisco, NCR Open Tech Lab in Dubai

Cisco Systems Middle East and NCR Corp. have launched their new Multiservice Networking Center in Dubai.

This technology center, claimed to be the first of its kind in the Middle East and one of only four similar centers in the world, is intended to assist businesses in evaluating and implementing data/voice/video network technologies.

The center aims to address the needs of the rapidly increasing number of companies in the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe that are interested in bringing together their data, voice and video networking to reduce operational costs, particularly for organizations with large networks connecting multiple locations.

Rowland Griffiths, regional director of Cisco Systems Middle East, said that his company strongly supports the initiative and expects the center to demonstrate "tangible business benefits" of Cisco's products.

The new Multiservice Networking Center in Dubai is part of a global roll-out of the new convergence technology. The center spotlights multiservice products from Cisco Systems, including demonstrations of Cisco's IGX WAN switches.

NCR also provides a 'Rapid Prototype' Service through the center, which allows organizations to trial the technology in the company's own environment. NCR consultant evaluations are also offered.