State Trading Corporation Partners with Huawei to Introduce IdeaHub to the Government Sector

Sri Lanka’s state trading supply giant that caters to leading public and private corporations – State Trading (General) Corporation, partnered with world’s leading ICT solutions provider Huawei to introduce Huawei IdeaHub, a productivity tool for the smart office, bundled with intelligent writing, High Definition (HD) video conferencing and wireless sharing.

A Red Dot Award 2020 winner, IdeaHub is designed to suit any environment and effortlessly turn conference rooms, executive offices and open areas into smart spaces.

Minister of Trade Hon. (Dr.) Bandula Gunawardena speaking on the new partnership said, “In today’s world technology continues to change life, as we are all aware of. Everything from the way we operate in our offices to homes, and even in government sector offices and in public places as well as in our professional working environments. Especially with movement and travel restrictions, it is important that government sector explore technologies that help us to conduct live and virtual presentations and meetings. I believe this partnership will enable State Trading (General) Corporation to introduce these latest digital technologies that enable government sector to smoothly and efficiently carry on day to day operations and processes with support of digital innovations such as Huawei IdeaHub.”

“With the current situation of the ‘New Normal’, an area that is changing at a fast pace in the office environment is the conferencing and presentation space. Therefore, both government sector and private sector as well as public corporations need to have digital technology solutions that are converging capabilities into connected offices which would fast track office functions”, Yoga Perera, Chairman, State Trading (General) Corporation (STC) said.

He further pointed out that as a powerhouse that strives to make Sri Lanka as a nation that is globally competitive, Huawei IdeaHub solution will be introduced to government sector organizations that will facilitate connected offices to fast track day to day functions of public sector in this era of New Normal. He also added that this new partnership between Huawei and STC will lead the two entities to explore more digital technologies that could cater to public sector digital transformation.

Commenting on the collaborative partnership, Huawei Sri Lanka’s Chief Executive Officer Liang Yi went on to say, “We are indeed delighted to partner with State Trading (General) Corporation to introduce our cutting edge technologies such as Huawei IdeaHub to enable collaborative smart ecosystems that are essential in a modern, connected office, to deliver a seamless user-centric experience, designed to enhance the way teams work together wherever they work from.”

Liang Yi highlighted that Huawei has already installed a number of IdeaHub terminals at its Sri Lankan head office, as well as at some of Sri Lanka’s leading private sector offices making local businesses successfully undertake their digital transformation journey.

“These services cover every step of the digital transformation process — and beyond — from strategic development and implementation to operational support, effectively helping the government sector to successfully realize digital transformation, now and in the future” Liang Yi further added.  

Huawei’s IdeaHub is a perfect team collaboration board that takes all the elements of a conferencing or boardroom multimedia solution and converges them into one smart device.

The ultra-smart board incorporates five major highly integrated capabilities: It is a fully functional smart board; it has a built-in 4K camera; a built-in high-definition microphone array; an optional built-in Android system/Windows OPS, surround speaker system; and can be wall mounted or attached to a mobile stand.

In enterprise and government sector, it would be perfect for policy promotion scenarios that involve interested parties who are based in different locations, and also for remote training. In the education space, it can also be used for remote learning and will enable students who are based in far-reaching areas or unable to attend lectures in specific locations to engage in a live video conference. It can also be used to engage a guest lecturer from another province or country. In addition, it can also be used to facilitate group discussions. In the healthcare space, medical institutions can apply it to several telemedicine scenarios such as remote diagnosis, where doctors are unable to travel to give second opinions, and also for surgical teaching, where a specialist is also unable to be physically present for a procedure.

About State Trading (General) Corporation

Sri Lanka State Trading (General) Corporation caters to a variety of industries with the aim of fueling their future growth. As the state supply giant that caters to leading public and private sector institutions, STC provides a wide range of products and services including Office Stationery and Equipment, Construction and hardware items, Medical Equipment, Educational Requisites, Sports Goods, ICT Products, Electrical & Electronics, Office Furniture, FMCG, Automotive Batteries & Tyres, Agricultural products, Power Tools & Hand Tools, Chemical products etc. As the country is experiencing progressive growth in segments such as Tourism, Construction, Agriculture and Manufacturing, STC is geared to help the nation thrive in the future, with their vast range of services.

About Huawei Sri Lanka

Having been in operation in Sri Lanka for over 20 years, as a leading global provider of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services, Huawei Sri Lanka is serving all major operators and island wide Sri Lankan population. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices and cloud services – it is strongly committed to providing digital solutions to every person, home and organization for a fully connected and intelligent Sri Lanka.

Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. Huawei consists of over 194,000 employees, and operates in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world.

Its mission is to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. To this end, it will drive ubiquitous connectivity and promote equal access to networks; bring cloud and artificial intelligence to all four corners of the earth to provide superior computing power where you need it, when you need it; build digital platforms to help all industries and organizations become more agile, efficient, and dynamic; redefine user experience with AI, making it more personalized for people in all aspects of their life, whether they’re at home, in the office, or on the go.

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Christophe Lee – Director Public Affairs (From Extreme), Indika De Zoysa – Vice President of Huawei Enterprise, Liang Yi – CEO of Huawei Sri Lanka exchanging the partnership agreement with Minister of Trade Hon. (Dr.) Bandula Gunawardena, Chairman of STC Yoga Perera and other officials.


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