Russia's Largest Water Supply Company Chooses Cisco Video Conferencing Solution
MOSCOW – April 3, 2014 – Cisco today announced the deployment of its video communications solution by JSC Mosvodokanal, which provides water supply and sanitation for more than 15 million residents of Moscow and the Moscow region. A geographically distributed HD video system based on Cisco® hardware was deployed in five months at 33 sites with 65 end-points. As a winner of the contract for the project delivery, I-Teco, a Cisco® Gold Certified Partner in Russia, inspected the existing Mosvodokanal communication channels and used the inspection results to design and deploy the video conferencing solution, including:
- Cisco TelePresence® MSE 8000 Series, Cisco TelePresence MCU MSE 8510, connectivity licenses, and Cisco Unified Communication Manager registration server;
- Cisco EX90, Cisco EX60, and Cisco DX650 desktop terminals, Cisco MX300 and Cisco C40 Integrator Package for meeting rooms.
The new solution enables video telephony for regular weekly conferences under the leadership of general director and operational meetings of water supply and sanitation departments. The system capabilities simplify the interaction of employees in remote locations and improve the quality of communications services while significantly reducing the decision-making times and cutting costs. According to future plans, the Mosvodokanal video conference network will be expanded to connect to new end-points and integrated with existing communication tools such as Microsoft Lync and Cisco VCS Control.
Leonid Golovin, deputy chief engineer, Mosvodokanal:
“Striving to follow current trends we rely on reliable and secure high-tech products while actively using telecommunication innovations. We need state-of-the-art tools like versatile video conference solution supporting a number of business-critical services to increase the efficiency of interaction in the distributed Mosvodokanal structure. Completing the project, the I-Teco’s team of engineers successfully connected Mosvodokanal’s headquarters and remote offices in a single communication network, providing a foundation for future expansion."
Oleg Tolkachev, business development director, I-Teco:
“The I-Teco experts built a common IP telephony environment unifying audio and video contact segments, delivered the infrastructure for mobile device support, and installed multimedia projectors, additional lighting, blinds and other accessories for video conferencing. The new system allows us to create and easily manage HD video conferences for more than 60 simultaneous participants without using cascading technology. For emergency cases, such innovative features as live transmission are provided."
Maxim Repin, business development manager, Collaboration Technology Group, Cisco Russia and CIS:
"Intelligent interaction with the data network infrastructure, and media technologies implemented in Cisco end-points, software clients, and server components, enable the new solution to ensure the quality and availability of video services, which is critical for a distributed network spanning more than 30 customer sites."
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JSC Mosvodokanal is the Russia's largest water supply company, which provides reliable and uninterrupted water supply and sanitation for more than 15 million residents of Moscow and Moscow region. Mosvodokanal supplies water from 15 reservoirs of Moskva-Vazuza and Volga hidro systems. The catchment basin territory is about 50,000 sq. km. Mosvodokanal runs 12.7 thousand km of urban water supply network and 8.5 thousand km of sewer network.
I-Teco is a leading Russian systems integrator and supplier of information technologies for corporate customers. The company operates on the IT market since 1997. I-Teco ranks among TOP-400 largest Russian companies, TOP-10 IT outsourcing companies, TOP-5 leading IT consultants, TOP-3 suppliers of banking, HRM, and BI solutions. By the end of 2012 the company was ranked #1 in IaaS market in terms of revenue. I-Teco is a leading HP’s corporate partner, it has the largest practice implementing the IT management processes outlined in ITIL. The I-Teco-built TrastInfo data center for 1200 rack space is the Russia's largest commercial Tier III data center.
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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