ABK Launches Mobile Communications Solution for Training Sector

From: ABK
Published: Wed Jun 15 2005

Technology specialist ABK has launched a mobile computing resource centre designed specifically to deliver flexible, onsite training and provide an efficient and cost-effective means of maximising skills without the inconvenience of having to move to an off-site training centre, or the expense of installing a dedicated IT infrastructure.

The company's Commun-IT division has developed a mobile satellite van which provides on-demand IT on wheels, wherever it is required. The van comes fully equipped with a wireless network, broadband and Internet connectivity and all the necessary hardware to host a fully functional in-house training session.

A core feature of the satellite van lies in its simplicity - it's a mobile computing centre that can be deployed quickly and easily anywhere. The van is fully self-powered and operates on a wireless local area network, removing the need to lay extra power cables and Internet lines or rig up generators.

This flexibility means that organisers can deliver more innovative and varied forms of training. Staff are not restricted to sitting in the ICT suite for long spells, but can instead benefit from tailor-made and flexible training programs, which can take place in the actual working environments where they will be needed.

A truly mobile computer resource, the Commun-IT van removes the headache of organising and installing costly IT infrastructure, and also the problem of disposing with the IT equipment after the work has been completed. The satellite van is made operational simply by pressing four buttons, which initiate the server, set up the wireless network and lock the satellite into a fixed signal for consistent and uninterrupted Internet access.

Equipped with the latest laptop computers, the Commun-IT van offers trainers the flexibility to host their sessions wherever they skills will be used, be that in reception, the call centre or on the factory floor. The 100 base Ethernet connectivity is ideal for a host of additional business functions, with DSL/T1 digital lines for 2-way real-time transmission of video, voice and IP via satellite for video-conferencing.

Commun-IT manager Mike Rimmer said: "The van is taking the latest computing technology and communications tools beyond the traditional confines of the office or IT suite and on-site to where it is actually needed.

"The Commun-IT van brings the networking facilities and hardware necessary to run a mobile corporate computing centre, without the need for any wires, cables or complex IT infrastructure."

About ABK
ABK is a specialist technology provider to the education sector, with over 10 years of experience and an in-depth knowledge of today's teaching requirements. ABK deliver complete managed services to schools, meeting all curriculum technology requirements, offering finance and maintenance packages to meet specific educational needs. www.abkplc.com
Company: ABK
Contact Name: Luke Ford
Contact Email: luke.ford@contextpr.co.uk
Contact Phone: 01625 511966

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