The City of Johannesburg has commissioned Gijima, NEC System Integration Business Partner in South Africa, to provide – in partnership with Dimension Data – a completely new Unified Communications & Collaboration (UC&C) solution for its Metro Police offices in Martindale.
The project involves the delivery and installation of multiple NEC servers and NEC’s software-based UNIVERGE 3C UC&C solution supporting over 2,000 users. The solution includes soft media phones for 500 PC-based, Android or iOS users, state-of-the-art audio and video web conferencing and multiple PC-based Operator and Supervisor positions. NEC’s BX-series Gateways and Session Border Controllers complete the total solution.
According to Gijima it was able to land this project due to its dedicated service and support to the City of Johannesburg for over 20 years and the company’s dedicated commitment to NEC’s wide range of IT & Communication solutions.
“The powerful capabilities of the state-of-the art communication platforms and terminals of NEC and the great support services and commitment by Gijima has resulted in awarding this project to Gijima”, said Anthony Bunseelall, the Deputy Director of the City of Johannesburg’s Telecommunications Department.
“We are extremely pleased to win this large project that extends the close relationship with our appreciated end-customer the City of Johannesburg,” said Karien Ciggaar of NEC Enterprise Solutions. “As one of the leading IT & Communications companies in South Africa, our business partner Gijima deploys a wide range of activities ranging from network design, tailor made solutions, implementation and support services. They even deploy their own 3C Training Centre and can serve our joint customers with latest technologies and services that keep them abreast of times with efficient and effective solutions,” she continues. “Furthermore, it is also pleasing to experience that the City of Johannesburg is willing to support a customer reference interview that will underline the power of our UNIVERGE 3C solution and the capabilities of our business partner Gijima in South Africa,” Karien concluded.