NEC to install massive LED wall at STC facility

NEC Display Solutions has signed an agreement with STC to install a 256-square-meter LED display on the STC campus in Riyadh.
Updated 05 August 2019

NEC to install massive LED wall at STC facility

One of the world’s largest control room LED displays is set to come to Saudi Arabia as Japanese display technology manufacturer NEC Display Solutions has signed an agreement with STC to install a 256-square-meter LED display, featuring over 200 video wall screens, at the Unified Network Operation Center (UNOC) on the STC campus in Riyadh.

NEC’s comprehensive involvement in the project includes design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the massive video wall. Working along with Saudi Media Systems SMS, NEC will be responsible for the supply and installation of about 216 video wall units, several meeting room displays as well as other smaller LED solutions. It will also provide the complete back-end processors for the successful functioning of the UNOC.

“Our agreement with STC represents a landmark project that highlights NEC’s status as one of the very few manufacturers in the world that is capable of providing a complete custom-made display solutions to government entities and major companies. NEC covers the entire aspect of the project, starting from feasibility studies, design and manufacture to installation, testing and commissioning. We select the right display technology and the right kind of back-end processing solution for not just network operation centers but also data centers, control rooms, and security operation centers,” said Bernd Eberhardt, CEO of NEC Display Solutions GmbH.

“STC is happy to join hands with NEC Display Solutions to provide a complete turnkey solution for the successful functioning of the UNOC. The agreement reflects STC’s constant efforts to build strategic partnerships with global entities to provide world-class digital services and innovative solutions to our customers, enabling the digital transformation of the Kingdom,” said Abdullah Al-Mazrou, general manager, buildings and fleet management at STC.

As a total display solutions company, NEC holds a leading position in the display market in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. The installation of the massive LED wall in Saudi Arabia is the latest milestone for the company that has earlier pioneered other major projects such as the world‘s first RB laser projector in 2017. 

NEC Display Solutions has so far manufactured and delivered over 1.5 million large-format displays. Its success story includes partnerships with more than 200 airports worldwide and delivery of over 125,000 displays over the last five years in leading fast food restaurants across Europe.

The Japanese display technology manufacturer, headquartered in Tokyo, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, which has been a global technology leader for over 120 years.


Pearson unveils Mideast winners of BTEC Awards

Updated 09 July 2020

Pearson unveils Mideast winners of BTEC Awards

Outstanding students, tutors and colleges from 25 countries, including from the Middle East, saw their achievements recognized at the BTEC Awards 2020 ceremony, held online for the first time due to coronavirus.

Hosted by presenter of the United Stand, YouTube influencer and BTEC ambassador, Flex, 17 category award winners were celebrated from the UAE and around the Middle East as well as internationally in subjects such as health and social care, performing arts, engineering, IT, business and sport.

Double Olympic gold medalist Max Whitlock and architect, TV presenter and campaigner George Clarke were among those presenting awards. 

They were joined by journalist and TV presenter Steph McGovern who spoke about her passion for vocational education and the BTEC Awards.

Spanning across 21 categories, the awards showcase the exceptional BTEC learners and teachers that have been nominated to win a gold, silver or bronze BTEC award. Accepted in more than 200 universities worldwide, BTEC is a highly regarded, career-focused qualification, studied in over 60 countries.

The Middle East winners are:

• BTEC Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Student of the Year Silver Winner — Finn Page, DESC, UAE

• BTEC Teacher of the Year (schools only) Bronze Winner — James McBlane, British School Al-Khubairat, UAE

• BTEC IT and Computing Student of the Year Bronze Winner — Sangeetha Philip, Cambridge International School, Dubai, UAE

• BTEC Business and Enterprise Student of the Year Bronze Winner — Delma Sharyl D’Silva, The Winchester School — Jebel Ali, Dubai, UAE

Cindy Rampersaud, senior vice president, BTEC and apprenticeships at Pearson Education, said: “This year I’ve been overwhelmed by the quality of BTEC Award nominations we received, and I am delighted to celebrate this year’s winners and the achievements of all learners who will be awarded a BTEC this year. 

Over the past few weeks and months, we’ve seen how the current pandemic has highlighted the critical role of key workers and individuals who are likely to have followed a vocational educational pathway such as BTEC.”

In the UAE, BTEC qualifications are available in sectors including applied science, art and design, business, childcare, construction, engineering, media, health and social care, hospitality, ICT, performing arts, public services, sport, travel and tourism.

Pearson has been delivering BTEC qualifications worldwide since 1984. A recent study revealed that 90 percent of BTEC students are employed full-time after graduating.

Globally, nearly 1 million students studied toward a BTEC in the past year, via 784 approved BTEC centers in 60 countries.

In response to new careers emerging within industries and ongoing change, Pearson is continually adapting and innovating its BTEC curriculum and learning to ensure it is relevant for young people and adults, supporting progression and career aspirations throughout lives.