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Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Magnifix and Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), Tanjong Malim, Perak, For the research and development of School Information System on Linux Thin Client Infrastructure Solution

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Kuala Lumpur, 10th October 2001- Magnifix Sdn Bhd, Malaysian leader in open source solutions, today announced that the company had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) to research and develop a School Information System based on Linux Thin Client Infrastructure Solution in Malaysia.

The signing ceremony was done in conjuction with the IPTA Rnd Event in PWTC, Kuala Lumpur. Signing was made by Meor Fauzi from Magnifix and UPSI's Vice Chancellor Prof. Dato' Mohammad Nor Salleh, witnessed by the Minister of Education Tan Sri Musa Mohammad.

By signing the MOU, it will enable both party to work very closely hand in hand with each areas of expertise in development of the product. Currently, at the ALPHA stage the product which will be co-owned by both party is targeted to be release sometime in the first quarter of next year.

Commenting on the signing, Tan Sri Musa said that " It is in the government directions that more Research & Development projects to be a collaborations between Universities and local companies" . The project is headed by En. Zahar Osman from UPSI and Izauddin Isa from Magnifix. For more information on Magnifix Linux Thin Client solution please go to the Magnifix Thin Client page .

E-SChool Logo 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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