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Cisco to Transform UST Global's New Campus to a Smart Campus

UST Global's Thiruvananthapuram Campus is Pioneering Smart+Connected Real Estate

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, INDIA - Aug. 30, 2010 - Cisco today announced its engagement with UST Global, a leading provider of services and solutions for Global 2000 enterprises, to transform UST's upcoming campus, in Thiruvananthapuram, into a smart and intelligent campus with Cisco's Smart+Connected Real Estate solution.

Cisco® Smart+Connected Real Estate solutions converge building, safety, and communications networks onto the open Internet Protocol (IP) standard, streamlining processes by providing a single connection for building management and IT systems. The IP-based network can dramatically reduce capital expenditure by simplifying building design and construction, and also enable building managers to reduce carbon footprint and build a sustainable and more energy-efficient environment. This can help the campus achieve a higher rating on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.  

Joe Nalkara, president, UST Global, said "Through Cisco technology, we're breaking new ground in terms of our infrastructure. This campus reflects our enduring focus on innovation and lives up to our promise of providing the very best for our associates and customers. We expect this to be the most intelligent campus in India."

Cisco Services has been working closely with UST on this initiative and has helped design the technology roadmap and architecture blueprint.

G.B. Kumar, managing director, Asia Pacific Vertical Enterprise Practice, Cisco Services, said "We believe that this smart and intelligent campus of UST in Thiruvananthapuram will become the workplace of the future. A Smart+Connected campus can offer significant benefits to the company in terms of operating costs. It also goes a long way towards achieving the goal of a green and sustainable organization, in addition to the motivation and pride it brings to the employees."

UST Global will roll out the Cisco Smart+Connected Real Estate solution in a phased manner, designed to support their existing and projected business requirements. The scope of the project at the campus includes integrated energy management systems that can be delivered over the converged IP network. This also includes centralized monitoring and control of elevators, Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), a Network Operations Centre (NOC), and Security and Facilities Operation Centre (SFOC) operations for physical security, building operations and maintenance. 

Once the Cisco Smart+Connected Real Estate solution is commissioned, the interoperable solutions enabled by the network will increase operational efficiency of office resources and offer a better user experience for employees. The converged management platform of the solution will allow for the collection of real-time data from building systems to improve fault management, alarms for critical situations, dash-boarding, remote monitoring, and automated reporting, leading to improved safety and security.  

About UST Global

UST Global® is a NEXT-Gen IT services and solutions provider focused on the Global 2000 market. Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California and London, England, it provides IT and business process outsourcing services through its state-of-the-art centers in India, Chile, and the Philippines. UST clients get the advantages of its highly efficient Global Engagement Model; a seamless blend of expertise from locally based senior resources with the productivity, cost, scale, and quality of its offshore teams. Since its inception in 1999, UST Global has grown to over 7,000 employees and has been recognized for an unmatched focus on its clients and for its "Commitment beyond Contract." It follows a philosophy of "fewer CLIENTS, more ATTENTION" to be able to service each of its customers individually. For more information visit: www.ust-global.com

About Cisco Systems

Cisco, (NASDAQ: CSCO), the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate, this year celebrates 25 years of technology innovation, operational excellence and corporate social responsibility. Information about Cisco can be found at http://www.cisco.com. For ongoing news, please go to http://newsroom.cisco.com. Cisco equipment in India is supplied by Cisco Systems International BV, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cisco Systems, Inc.

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