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Siberia's Largest Electric Grid Deploys Cisco Videoconferencing Solutions

MOSCOW October 7, 2013 – Cisco today announced that Interregional Distributive Grid Company of Siberia, one of the largest electric grids in Russia, has completed a project of building a videoconferencing system capable of connecting up to 50 branches in Siberia and linking them to a parent holding company. The project has been implemented by Galex Scientific and Technical Center, a Cisco® Premier Certified Partner in Russia. 

The competed project enables real-time conferences and meetings between Interregional Distributive Grid Company of Siberia and its partners in the territories of Altai, Buryatia, Tyva, and Khakassia republics; Altai, Transbaikal, and Krasnoyarsk regions; as well as Kemerovo and Omsk areas.  Apart from one-to-one video communications, the new system supports centralized conferencing and multimedia sharing during negotiations, which enhances speed and efficiency of interactions between employees. 

At the customer's headquarters, an end-to-end videoconferencing system, a server group based on Cisco TelePresence® MSE 8000 Series and Cisco TelePresence Video Communication Server (VCS) was rolled up and integrated with the existing enterprise-wide communications system. Cisco C60 and Cisco C40 user sets, as well as integrated conferencing systems and audio systems, were deployed in conference halls.  

The following functions and features have been implemented: 

•           Point-to-point calls between subscribers of the system 

•           Integration of hybrid multipoint conferences in mixed Cisco TelePresence and Microsoft Lync environment 

•           Common address space for all video subscribers 

•           Use of all available tools to visually demonstrate reference materials  

Deployment of the videoconferencing system will make Distributive Grid Company of Siberia more dynamic and flexible, boosting performance, radically accelerating decision-making processes, and supplying decision-makers with higher-quality data.  

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About Galex

Galex Scientific and Technical Center is a versatile IT company providing a full complex of services in information and technical support. The company has been working at the corporate market of information technologies of Siberian federal district since 1993 and today is one of the Russia's largest versatile regional IT companies. 

About JSC Russian Grids

JSC Russian Grids is the largest energy company in Russia and worldwide. The total spread of networks of JSC Russian Grids operating subsidiaries exceeds 2.3 million kilometers, 463 thousand substations with transformer capacity about 726 gigavolt amperes. The staff on the payroll of the company is 213 thousand top-ranked specialists.

The JSC Russian Grids property portfolio comprises interests in 43 joint-stock subsidiaries and affiliates, including interests in 16 interregional and regional distribution grid companies (IDGCs/RDGCs).The controlling shareholder is the Government 61.7 %. 

Interregional Distributive Grid Company of Siberia carries out transfer and electric power distribution in territories of the Republics of Altai, Buryatia, Tyva and Khakassia, the Altai, Transbaikal, Krasnoyarsk regions, the Kemerovo and Omsk areas. The service territory is 1,856 million square kilometers. The general extent of power lines is 250,220 thousand kilometers.

 About Cisco

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. For ongoing news, please go to http://thenetwork.cisco.com. Cisco equipment in Russia is supplied through its authorized channel partners by Cisco Systems International BV, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cisco Systems, Inc. 

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