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Cisco Solutions Foster Collaboration at Punto México Conectado Sites in the Country

Cisco Press Release

The collaboration solutions Cisco TelePresence and Cisco WebEx help to set up communication within centers.

Cisco Live!™ Cancun, November 3, 2015.- As a result of Cisco’s commitment from Cisco to Mexico’s digital agenda and to reinforce the work developed by the Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transportation, SCT, Cisco™ has deployed 32 TelePresence SX80 Codecs, in the Punto México Conectado (PMC) network of digital centers, working with Cisco’s local market channel partners. The PMC’s will also have access to the Cisco WebEx®collaboration solutions.

Cisco solutions which now support the services offered by the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Leon at PMCs will help to establish the connection vía Internet between sites. They will also support external organizations, such as academy and industry, to promote collaboration, and enhance the social impact of the PMC in the community where they are based.

Additionally, three PMC will host a Cisco Networking Academy® with the initial learning programs, and they will also have a IoT/IoE Innovation Lab to develop talent and promote innovation in the country. Courses of the Networking Academy will also be available to the 32 sites through these solutions and supported by America Digital, Cisco Non-profit Partner to promote Digital Inclusion.

Punto Mexico Conectado is a national network of community centers for digital education and training. There are 32 sites, one in each state of the country. There attendees have access to new technologies and learn how to use them, with the objective of developing creativity and starting innovative projects. Up to date PMCs have received over 105,000 participants.

The courses available in PMC through Cisco Networking Academy are:

  • Digital Inclusion
  • Linux Essentials
  • Introduction to Internet of Everything
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • Collaboration applications
  • TechnoEntrepreneurship
  • Be Your Own Boss

The IoT/IoE Innovation Labs provide Software Development Kits (SDK) combining local resources and testing spaces based in the cloud, as well as learning tools to foster innovation through development and entrepreneurship of Internet of Everything applications supported by the Cisco technology platform and its ecosystem.

The solutions deployed at Punto Mexico Conectado are:

  • Cisco TelePresence® SX80 acts as the audio and video engine to incorporate high-definition video collaboration applications into large meeting rooms, boardrooms and purpose-built or vertical application rooms.
  • Cisco WebEx: Cisco WebEx industry leading Web and video-conferencing enables people to easily meet, collaborate, and stay productive anywhere, anytime, on any device. It can help users to accelerate decisions and keep projects on track in real time with integrated audio, HD video and content sharing. Experience secure, reliable WebEx® meetings from any device or location.

Supporting Quote:

  • Rogelio Velasco, Vice President Cisco México:

“Cisco is committed with the development of IT in the country and the digital social inclusion. Now working with the Universidad de Nuevo Leon, to deploy Cisco TelePresence and WebEx solutions in the 32 PMCs, we drive up the PMC network helping to develop collaboration as well as knowledge through the Cisco Networking Academy and IoT/IoE Innovation Labs to the 105,000 attendees nationwide.”

About Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy is an IT skills and career building program for learning institutions and individuals worldwide. More than 5 million people have joined the Networking Academy and become a force for change in the global economy since 1997. For further information go to https://www.netacad.com.

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