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Digitec 2009 was held in Yerevan

Digitec 2009, the fifth yearly exhibition on ICT/hi-tec, was held on October 2-4 at the Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex in Yerevan.
“This year the number of exhibition participants has grown by 15% against the previous years, in particular 52 companies have bided and they will have the opportunity to display their solutions and services at 47 pavilions”, - Tigran Sargsyan, Prime Minister of Armenia said at the opening ceremony. The exhibition included large state-assisted projects aimed at developing the information and communication technology (ICT) sector and creating an electronic society, particularly “Computer for All” Program and Gyumri Technopark Project, Executive Director of the Union of IT Enterprises (UITE) Karen Vardanian said. According to Vice President of Ericsson Jan Campbell, the ICT sector of Armenia is entering a development phase, which will improve the quality of life of population. He said their company is gradually increasing its operation in Armenia. An agreement on cooperation was signed between the RA Ministry of Economy and Microsoft Company, and in the words of Director of Microsoft Armenia Office Grigor Barseghian, under the agreement, Microsoft shall assist with the protection of the websites of Armenian state bodies from hacker attacks. The number of Armenian Internet service providing companies is on the increase, which is conducive to a decline in prices and the improvement of the quality of these services. Orange company (France) had allowed lying an Internet cable, but it is not known yet when it will be able to provide Internet services.

 

Digitec 2009 - Armen Baldryan
Armen Baldryan showing a new notebook designed especially for schoolchildren
 PM Tigran Sargsyan

At Digitec 2009 Unicomp presented new solutions for the educational system, including new notebooks for school students - in accordance with the principle “One Student, One Computer” Program. The notebook whose size does not exceed an ordinary textbook, according to Unicomp Founding CEO Armen Baldryan, is a necessary tool for a student both at school and home. The latest and in fact the world’s best video projectors of Epson Company were also presented by Unicomp for the first time ever in Armenia; they are extensively used in spheres such as education, science, healthcare, and business. Another novelty of Unicomp was the video conferencing system of Tandberg Company which allows transmitting high definition sound and images through the Internet. Unicomp displayed also solutions for corporate customers such as those based on equipment of Cisco, and servers of Intel and Hewlett-Packard, specifically on the Cisco solutions related to such a pressing problem as information security, also solutions related to the IP phone connection which is very convenient, reliable, and at the same time cheap.

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