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December 21, 2009

Desca Earns TelePresence Authorized Technology Provider Certification from Cisco

By Jayashree Adkoli, TMCnet Contributor

Desca, a Miami, Fla.-based provider of network infrastructure, as well as system integration products and services in Latin America and the Caribbean, reportedly received the Cisco TelePresence Authorized Technology Provider, or “ATP,” status for the Central America North South America Caribbean – CANSAC - region.

According to officials with Desca, the authorized technology provider certification from Cisco (News - Alert) will validate company’s role as a visual communications solutions provider. This designation will also make the company one among a select group of Latin America partners with the skills to distribute, design, install and support Cisco TelePresence solutions regionally.
The Cisco Authorized Technology Provider program aims to develop market opportunities for advanced and emerging technology solutions via qualified Cisco channel partners. Through ATP (News - Alert) Program, Cisco defines the core knowledge and skills required to deploy an advanced or emerging technology.
According to Cisco, its TelePresence Partner certification requires a company-wide focus on developing expertise in complex networking technologies as well as a high number of certified sales and support personnel.
Currently, Desca is occupied with customers who are planning new Cisco TelePresence deployments and is also prepared to implement solutions immediately. Officials with Desca said that the TelePresence ATP designation enables Desca to meet the growing demand of customers as well as partners for Cisco TelePresence real-time, face-to-face advanced unified communications or conferencing solutions.
Moreover, this ATP certification not only supports a full complement of Cisco TelePresence solutions but also adds new capabilities to Desca's extensive list of Cisco technology certifications and awards and thereby bloating its visual communications offerings.
'Desca is committed to continue delivering innovative networking solutions that help our customers solve business problems and gain market advantages,' Jorge Alvarado, president and CEO of Desca, said in the release. 'Cisco TelePresence is a game-changing solution and many of our customers already have plans for implementing it to overcome time and distance barriers, extend expertise cost-effectively, strengthen customer relationships, and improve executive effectiveness.'
In order to help customers to implement video and collaborative applications on networks optimized for high levels of interactivity, Desca is unveiling a dedicated Visual Communications Practice. In this regard, the company will be opening new interactive visual communication demonstration centers in key Latin America offices.
The Cisco TelePresence solutions provide in-person meeting experience among geographically dispersed users over a network. With the help of these telepresence solutions, teams located globally can collaborate without having to spend hours or days on travel. Additionally, these systems synchronize with presentation tools as well, thereby enhancing presentation capabilities during meetings.
To find out more about Cisco, visit the company at the 4GWE Conference. To be held Jan. 20 to 22 in Miami and collocated with ITEXPO East 2010, the 4GWE Conference will focus on the realities of deploying 4G technologies and delivering broadband wireless applications to a growing community of wireless broadband consumers. Ken Gawlek, worldwide head of WiMAX (News - Alert), Cisco, will speak on a session “Stimulating Broadband Growth in the year of the $4.7B Stimulus.” Don’t wait. Register now.

Jayashree Adkoli is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jayashree's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Amy Tierney


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