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NEC Technology facilitates cultural exchange between NZ and Japanese schools

Zafirah Salim | April 8, 2014
NEC New Zealand contributes its video conferencing technology to the Lower Hutt-Minoh City Conferencing Link Project

説明: Skype test at Tui Glen Primary School
Students engaging in a video conference call with their Japanese counterparts in Minoh

Internet, broadband networking and enterprise business solutions provider, NEC New Zealand, announced today its partnership with Hutt City Council for the Lower Hutt-Minoh City Conferencing Link Project.

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility Programme, this project enables real-time cultural exchanges between New Zealand and Japanese students via Live Skype Windows. Such international connections are made possible with NEC’s 46-inch commercial grade LED screens, which are designed for low power consumption and longer life span. This apparently helps to reduce costs in the long run.

To enhance the video conferencing experience, students also get to enjoy the benefits of built-in speakers, full HD webcams, and permanent high-quality video conferencing links.

“Having marked over 50 years of business in New Zealand recently, we are honoured to contribute to this project through our Social Corporate Responsibility program. The conferencing technology is a great catalyst for better cross-cultural understanding and development, enabling students to establish virtual friendships through daily interaction,” said Leonard Dench, Managing Director, NEC New Zealand.

To date, the Lower Hutt-Minoh City Conferencing Link Project has established three permanent conferencing suites.

 

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