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Grand Hyatt goes IP in Qatar

Grand Hyatt Resorts in Qatar is to adopt a new IP-based communications system, supporting up to 1,500 users by 2008.

Grand Hyatt Resorts in Qatar is to adopt a new IP-based communications system, supporting up to 1,500 users by 2008.

The system, which will be composed of Mitel and Foundry network products, will give IP communications capabilities to Hyatt’s 56 villa residences by December 2006, in time for the Asian Games being held in Qatar.

“I am delighted that the Grand Hyatt Resorts has selected Mitel’s IP solutions. This is another addition to our hospitality services customer base, following our recent deployment at the five-star Al Murooj Rotana located in Dubai,” said Hisham Amili, Mitel’s general manager for the GCC.

The Hyatt development will use a Mitel 3300 IP communications platform, running across FastIron SuperX and FastIron Edge Switch Power over Ethernet systems from Foundry.

”The collaboration between Foundry and Mitel provide customers best-of-breed IP telephony and networking solutions that are secure and interoperable, without locking them into expensive proprietary systems,” said Val Oliva, director of product management for Foundry Networks.

“The Grand Hyatt Resorts is a bellwether in their industry, leveraging the benefits of a standards-based, high-performance converged infrastructure to increase their business efficiencies and to reduce ongoing networking costs. We are pleased to be partnering with Mitel to deliver this advanced networking solution.”

National telecoms provider Qtel has subcontracted the implementation to Seiat Systems.

“We would like to commend our channel partner, Seiat Systems, for providing us with the regional expertise,” added Amili.

“Together we present compelling IP communications solutions to progressive enterprises wanting to take advantage of the cost-effective, scalable and highly flexible platforms that Mitel’s IP solutions offer.”

”The Grand Hyatt Resorts is a milestone for Seiat and together with Mitel, we are focused on delivering customer driven communication solutions,” said Rajeev G Krishnan, general manager at Seiat Systems.

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