An ICT Firm, Open Media Communications Has Exposed Cutting edge technology products from a US-based organization, Transition Networks to a select audience of chief information officers and procurement managers at a one-day seminar which held in Lagos last week.
Open media is a service management and technology consulting firm with core competence in analyzing, advising, and providing solutions to business, operational, and ICT challenges of public and private sector organizations in order to enable them achieve set goals and objectives.
At the seminar, Zak Admani, Regional Sales Manager (UK, Ireland & Africa) for Transition Networks walked his audience through a presentation featuring key products and services from Transition.
According to him, his firm offers applications and products for industrial environments such as oil and gas, energy, utilities, transportation, and security solutions.
From his presentation, Transition targets governments for solutions to challenges in the military arena, in city (urban) management, as well as broad options for state governments.
Speaking further on burgeoning security needs and solutions from Transition, Admani said: "The world is becoming a terrible place -- terrorism, bombings, killings, and people are afraid. You can actually make a lot of money out of peoples' fears."
For governments, the key need these days seem to be in the area of information protection. Transition offers fibre optics cabling, which Transition, in a flier, says ensures superior data security.
"This is because copper cabling is easy to tap into without being detected by a network management application. Any attempt to tap into fibre cabling however would involve a link loss accompanied by traps that are sent by the network management system."
Solutions in this area include fibre to the desk, PoE (Power-over-Ethernet) switches and media converters. These switches come with built-in fiber interfaces to manage powered devices - including IP video cameras, Voice-over-IP (VoIP) phones and wireless access points (WAPs).
For transportation systems, ethernet is now being used "across a wide spectrum of transportation applications. Whether in trains, buses, ships or traffic control systems each application requires fast, efficient and robust operations in order to meet the performance expectations of that particular network. Communications uptime is of the utmost importance to ensure that safety and security of passengers and equipment are maintained."
The above, and more, from Transition Networks is what Openmedia will be providing its clients through advisory and consultancy services over a wide range of management, telecommunications, and information technology requirements.
Immediate past Executive Vice-Chairman of NCC, Dr Ernest Ndukwe is Chairman of the Openmedia Group.