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E-University project at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris

Press Release

Tanjung Malim, 27th February 2001- Magnifix Sdn Bhd, Malaysian leader in open source solutions, today announced that the company had secured the E-University project from Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI). The 1.15 Million project includes supplies, integration, installation, development and implementation of solutions, software, hardware and network equipment for the University "Electronic University" plan.

Solution included in the project are Linux as overall platform, Red Hat High Avaliblility for server clustering, WebCT for the E-Learning, Decosoft and SiteScape for workflow and intranet application and Netscape Delegated Server. The project is plan to be completed by April 2001. UPSI will be arguably the first higher learning institution in the country to adapt linux for their E-Learning initiative.

" The university is a huge Linux user and has always a firm believer of a solution , Now they are expanding and thus putting more trust on the platform." Commenting on the appointment of Magnifix by COO, Meor Fauzi.

For additional information, visit www.magnifix.com. Media should contact Syed Azlele at Magnifix (603 4142 1775, syed@magnifix.com).

About Magnifix Sdn Bhd (Magnifix)

Magnifix Sdn Bhd is a leading Total Linux Solutions Provide with vast experience in offering solutions and services in Internet, Intranet and Extranet areas. The company formed in 1997, also distributes and supports the full range of cost-effective software for Linux.

Todate, the company has provided solutions and consultancy services to large, mid-sized and small organisations. Magnifix is also the authorized distributor and support for SuSE and Red Hat Linux in Malaysia. For more information on Magnifix, please visit Magnifix.com.my or its' development portal at workconnect.com.my.

About Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)

Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), situated in Tanjong Malim, Perak was established in 1997. UPSI's vision is to become an unique higher learning institute with high quality teaching methods to produce an intellectual breed of graduates.

Beginning next year, the universiti intends to offer degree programs and in conjunction with this, a few new faculties have been set-up, the IT Communications Faculty, Sports and Recreational Faculty and Management Faculty, as additional to the existing faculties.

The universiti has over 3,258 students in year one, out of which 2,463 of them are based at the Tanjong Malim campus and 795 students at ten other teacher's training institutes. In the new millennium, UPSI is expected to have about 15,000 students and hopes to be able to help local education market achieve its Vision 2020 targets. UPSI's website is at www.upsi.edu.my

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