News Release

InventQjaya Builds Intelligent Converged Network with Cisco Equipment

Deployed by Datacraft, advanced network will provide solid foundation for InventQjaya's R&D activities
Dec 02, 2004

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - December 2, 2004 - InventQjaya Sdn. Bhd., an R&D laboratory joint venture between the Malaysian Government and U.S.-based technology incubator, Reveo, Inc., has completed the deployment of an advanced Internet Protocol (IP)-based network that will provide both voice and data communications to its 150 engineers and staff. The network was built with equipment from Cisco Systems® and systems integration led by Datacraft.

As an R&D organization, InventQjaya faces great challenges in operating its business. Its business model - InventQbation - is a first for Malaysia as it follows a defined process and approach in all its R&D endeavors. The model first identifies an unsolvable problem, finds a solution through R&D and then commercializes the technology. A critical component of InventQjaya is its communications infrastructure, which needed to be reliable, cost-effective and have the intelligence to prioritize traffic across the network.

"At InventQjaya, we need quick and reliable access to records, statistics and many other vital data in order to establish an environment for innovation and fundamental technology discoveries. In our daily operations to develop and commercialize new technologies, sharing of huge files in real time between employees and also with external parties means that our network has to be reliable, stable and robust," said Simon Chang, vice president, IT & Facilities of InventQjaya. "We also needed a telephony solution which was flexible enough to support a wide variety of phone and software applications because the operational functions of the R&D laboratory, business development facility and the manufacturing plant differed from one another."

The solution was a Cisco® IP telephony system built over an end-to-end Cisco IP network. InventQjaya saw immediate results. "We have created a 'bulletproof' data network with IP telephony built in. The IP network gives us reliable and consistent access to data we require — at a significant cost savings. With Cisco, we have built a foundation-class network that gives us highly reliable systems," added Mr. Chang.

InventQjaya is also experiencing an improved communications environment. Complex graphic files can be shared easier across the laboratory and the plant, and users are enjoying enhanced capabilities offered by Cisco IP Communications.

The IT department is also enjoying dramatically simplified administration tasks as the IP communications system did not require the services of a voice engineer. The administration of the IP telephony system can be handled by personnel with experience in routers and switches to configure the Cisco CallManager system, which is not the case for a traditional private automatic branch exchange (PABX) system.

"This green field infrastructure project is a key win for Datacraft in Malaysia, given the strategic nature of the customer in helping the country achieve its 2020 vision," said Mr. Shum Mew Toong, managing director, Datacraft Malaysia. "R&D environments can be amongst the most demanding of networks resources. Deploying reliable voice, video and data services on a unified IP infrastructure is, however, a Datacraft specialty and forte. Our engagement with customers such as Inventec, Teledex , the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand, Telkomsel, New Bangkok Airport and Vietnam's Quang Trung Software Park, for their IP implementation affirms our track record in this area."

"The network has evolved from a technical resource to a key business resource. Organizations today rely on their networks for data, voice and sometimes video with their mission-critical resources dependent on the network. InventQjaya has an important role to play in the national agenda and we are glad that they had confidence in Cisco's technology to entrust us with their communications needs," said Johnson Khoo, managing director, Malaysia, Cisco Systems.

About InventQJaya

InventQjaya is a growing, world-class R&D lab created as a joint venture between the Malaysian government and Reveo, Inc. to invent, innovate and discover for Malaysia. A major initiative for Vision 2020, InventQjaya takes advantage of the Malaysian culture, education and diversity to invent and produce technologies for the world. Housed in a new, state-of-the-art 28,000 sq. meter laboratory in Cyberjaya, InventQjaya has brought back Malaysian scientists from abroad and attracted some of the best researchers from many nations. Using the "InventQbation" methodology, these researchers are spinning-out new companies based on "made first in Malaysia" technologies.

About Datacraft

Datacraft Asia is the leading independent IT services company in Asia Pacific. It specializes in providing IT solutions and services that enable businesses to operate seamlessly across Application Networks. Application Networks are the convergence of two previous separate areas of IT: application integration and network infrastructure.

The Group's expertise in networking integration, application deployment and global managed services makes it uniquely positioned to deliver the IT solutions that businesses need to connect information, applications, business processes, people and organisations. A member of the worldwide Dimension Data, Datacraft Asia is listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange and is a component company of the Straits Times Index. Anchored by a distributed headquarters in Hong Kong and Singapore, Datacraft spans more than 50 offices and has 1,100 employees in 13 Asia Pacific markets. More information about Datacraft Asia can be found on the Web at