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Power Scan Data Center Design Experts expand into IP TV, IP Telephone solutions

Sep 5, 2011 3:05:07 PM - www.ft.lk

Power Scan (Pvt) Ltd started its operations in 2003. Throughout the years the company’s product offering and related services has expanded to Data Center Design Building and Total IT infrastructure solutions creating a name for itself in the IT industry in Sri Lanka.

The company has tied up with world reputed brands like Emerson/Liebert for power and cooling solutions, Systimax/CommScope for structured cabling, APC by Schneider Infrastructure range of data center solutions, FM200 for Data Center Fire suppression systems, Firetide for Wifi Solutions, Twisted Pair Solutions for Land Mobile Voice IP Integration. Together they design and deliver world-class solutions for the local companies.
The focus of Power Scan is to design and build IT Infrastructure solutions that are of international standards. Commenting on this, Lalith Hewage, Director/General Manager of Power Scan says, “In Sri Lanka many companies are setting up data centers but unfortunately they do not meet at least the minimum of standards. Many companies claim to offer data center solutions but sadly are not aware what is required for a high availability Data Center”. As a qualified data center professional from the Institute of Data Center Professional-USA Lalith Hewage hopes to organise data center training programmes in the near future in order to enhance the standard of the industry, which he believes, has room for improvement and standardisation.   
The latest venture that Power Scan is stepping into is IP Telephony. IP television, IP telephone and IP security systems are some of the areas covered through IP Telephony offered by the company. They have tied up with a leading Russian based IP TV solutions company NETUP. The main advantage of NETUP is that its in a single 1U rack-mountable box which includes all the hardware required to deliver channels to the rooms. NETUP is extensively used in top Middle Eastern and European Hotels.
The advantage of IP Telephone solution offered by the company is it consists of a software base IP BPX and most importantly runs on windows platform. Unlike other Linux based IP PBX systems where Linux expertise is required to configure and manage, this can be managed by any person with a little knowledge of Windows operating system. The entire system can be backed up on a pen drive and installed within minutes.
Power Scan aims to support the booming hospitality industry in the country through IP Solutions. While IP technology is cost effective, time saving and efficient, it also gives a positive impression to the hotel guests with customised messages and an user friendly interactive interface.
Presently Power Scan is implementing the structured cabling solution using Systimax for Serendib Leisure Hotel in Bentota.
According to Lalith Hewage the success behind Power Scan is their commitment to design innovative and technologically upto date solutions along with their foreign partners and deliver a quality job at a reasonably good price.
Their biggest clients include companies like South Asia Gateway Terminal (SAGT), John Keells Holdings, Bharti Airtel, Credit Information Bureau (CRIB), ICICI Bank just to name a few.
Power Scan was able to make significant changes in the work processes of SAGT through introducing more efficient technologies. Currently, SAGT holds the biggest Wi-Fi network in the country, used for their container yard management system and their IP based land mobile integration implemented by Power Scan. Airtel and John Keells has the biggest Data Centers totally designed, built and maintained by Power Scan. Hemas Group is their newest addition to their Data Center clientele for whom a fully-fledged Data Center in being implemented. Power Scan has also been privileged to be awarded the FM200 Data Center Fire suppression system for the Inland Revenue Data Center being implemented by Samsung.

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