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NEC empowers Smart Digital Transformation in business and society at GITEX 2018

- Powerful showcase of Smart Enterprise and Digital City technologies -

Dubai, 27 September 2018 NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced its participation in the GITEX 2018 Technology Week, the biggest technology show in MENA and South Asia, taking place 14-18 October at the Dubai World Trade Center. NEC will showcase the latest solutions for equipping organizations and society for smart transformation in today's digital landscape at booth Z1-D20 in Za'abeel Hall.

The development of digital strategies has become a core priority for businesses as well as governmental institutions as they face overwhelming challenges in adapting to a changing world. Mobile integration, real-time collaboration, data analytics, AI and high availability are becoming essential ingredients for the smart and secure enterprise.

At GITEX 2018, NEC will demonstrate the latest products and solutions for overcoming these challenges, including some of the world's leading biometrics solutions for ensuring safety and security, advanced display solutions, Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Unified Communications (UC) solutions under the theme of "Co-creating the Future through Smart Digital Transformation."

GITEX brings together attendees from more than 120 countries, including 4,000 exhibitors spread throughout 21 halls.  

"At GITEX 2018, we are demonstrating how Smart Enterprises, Government Institutions and Carriers can leverage converged technologies to optimize business practices, drive workforce engagement and create a competitive edge," says Ronald Schapendonk, Marketing Director EMEA, NEC Enterprise Solutions. "Our Smart Enterprise Framework brings together all key technologies, applications and smart workspaces that deliver scalable, resilient and secure services for productive and efficient operations," he explains.

Please see below for the various NEC technologies on display at GITEX 2018:

Unified Communications and Team Collaboration
NEC's efficient and intelligent UNIVERGE communication servers offer small, medium and large organizations enterprise-grade UC&C and mobility at an extremely competitive price. It enables businesses to provide the high levels of customer service required today, keeping colleagues and customers up-to-date and connected by means of single number reach, built-in web based conferencing, remote worker/home office support and the ability to use smartphones as system extensions.

NEC's Smart WorkSPACE allows users to securely access their working environment from anywhere, at any time, with any device and delivers a consistent, rich-media experience in combination with the ease of central management.

High Availability and Disaster Recovery
NEC's integrated EXPRESSCLUSTER, the industry leading High Availability & Disaster Recovery solution, minimizes the damage organizations experience from system outages, whether they are planned or unplanned, and offers market-proven quality of high availability for many applications.

Smart Data Management & Storage - HYDRAstor High Performance Capacity-optimized Storage
NEC HYDRAstor's secondary storage consolidation platform delivers a strong long-term track record in the industry for performance, data resiliency, non-disruptive technology refreshes and more:

Software Defined Networking - NEC's Award Winning Enterprise and Smart Cloud Solution
Installed in networks around the world, NEC's ProgrammableFlow Networking Suite was the first commercially available SDN solution to leverage the OpenFlow protocol. The suite enables full network virtualization and allows enterprises, data centers and service providers to easily deploy, control, monitor and manage secure multi-tenant network infrastructures. More info on:

Biometric Facial Recognition
NEC's industry-leading advanced recognition system, NeoFace, is the world's fastest and most accurate facial matching product and is adopted by organizations throughout the world, including police forces, immigration offices, and public facilities.  NEC will showcase NeoFace Access Control at GITEX 2018, helping to make authentication faster and to improve security levels with two-factor authentication.

At Gitex NEC demonstrates Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) by means of an enterprise that recently became subscriber to an SD-WAN service. By using SD-WAN and value-added services as examples, the purchase and provisioning process is shown, highlighting the benefits that NEC Netcracker's solution delivers to both end customers and operators in purchasing, managing and configuring network and cloud services. This demo also illustrates how operators can effortlessly create new and complex products and bring them to market rapidly through a digital marketplace. The service onboarding and design leverages NEC's extensive partner program, Ecosystem 2.0, allowing operators to create various service bundles and offerings from hundreds of functional components provided by third-party vendors.

Netcracker Digital Customer Enablement.
Netcracker's Digital Customer Enablement offering shows how service providers can quickly adapt to the challenges of the new digital age. It shows quick partner on-boarding to enrich service portfolios with next-generation digital products. It highlights the tools necessary for efficient sales and marketing activities and facilitates the management of intelligent, personalized and dynamic customer journeys regardless of interaction channel. The demo also shows how service providers can accurately charge, bill, collect and settle across trillions of transactions as well as real-time decision scenarios and operational efficiency with an embedded analytics engine.

NEC/Netcracker Smart City Operations
Public safety, massive IoT, industrial internet, connected health—these are just a few use cases that require sophisticated infrastructure, real-time management, AI-driven analytics and extremely high availability. The scenarios demonstrated at GITEX 2018 underscore the growing role of network automation that goes beyond conventional telecom use cases and focuses on an AI-driven operations approach to managing smart cities. They cover zero-touch operations at scale, real-time big data processing and AI-driven analytics, including security, as well as next-best actions enforced by next-gen OS.

Display solutions for Control & Command Center and professional workspaces include:

NEC InfinityBoard
The NEC InfinityBoard is an advanced meeting room solution with an interactive whiteboard canvas alongside superb built-in camera and high quality audio that enables corporations to save costs and boost productivity.

Hiperwall – Command and Control Center
Combining NEC hardware with Hiperwall software makes it easy and affordable to display content when and where it is needed. The result is a video wall and distributed visualization system that is ideally suited for many applications, including command and control, digital signage, education and entertainment.


About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. The NEC Group globally provides "Solutions for Society" that promote the safety, security efficiency and fairness of society. Under the company's corporate message of "Orchestrating a brighter world," NEC aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new social value for the changing world of tomorrow. For more information, visit NEC at

About NEC Enterprise Solutions, EMEA
NEC Enterprise Solutions provides IT & Communication solutions to small, medium and large enterprises in both the private and public sectors. Designed for open connectivity, high availability and flexible growth, our innovative solutions incorporate the latest voice, data and video technologies and enable real-time, collaborative working, increased productivity and customer satisfaction. Our servers, storage solutions, software and virtualised workstations enable businesses to maximise operational efficiency, performance and profitability.

NEC Enterprise Solutions serves its customers across EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) through a network of direct sales organizations, business partners and value-added resellers. For more information, please visit:

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