Msona and its Distribution Partner Northgate Managed Services Showcase School-in-a-Box Solutions at BETT 2010, Olympia London between 13-16 January on Stand No. D70

Press Release : January 12, 2010
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LONDON 12 January 2010, Msona Ltd. (www.msona.co.uk), an innovative European manufacturer of unified IP communications and networking systems for small, medium and distributed enterprises, today announced that together with its distribution partner Northgate
Managed Services (Northgate), a pioneer in delivering Information & Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure solutions to schools across the UK and Ireland will be showcasing School-in-a-Box Solutions at BETT 2010, Olympia, London. The School-in-a-Box solution is the first 21st Century ICT Infrastructure platform optimised for schools, nurseries and youth clubs requiring simple, affordable and easy to use, manage and support platform. School-in-a-Box is designed and packaged for forward-thinking educational institutions looking for advanced and feature-rich multi-service ICT platforms without the complexity and cost of traditional systems

BETT attracts more than 30,000 visitors and brings together the global teaching and learning community for four days of innovations and inspirations and we intend to use this platform to communicate with our customers and channel partners on how they can benefit
from our fully integrated solutions and our strategic partnerships like the one with Msona, said David Hyland, Managing Director, Education, at Northgate. The Msona product range is great at delivering secure, radically simple and reliable ICT infrastructure in one single robust box which can be managed by the school, Northgate or our channel partners, Hyland added.

Msona offers All-in-One Multi-service Internet appliances known as the mBox 2000 series that consolidate up to eight networking, communications and IT devices. The mBox preintegrates a simple and modular solution for schools ICT needs including Broadband
gateway, shared and secured Internet access, telephony, data backup, security, remote access, resource sharing, email, web servers and collaboration applications. Acting as the main access gateway to the Internet, the mBox offers the ability to host schools public
websites and Intranets as well as run a secure email infrastructure for staff and pupils. The device offers the full capability to monitor Internet usage, filter access to inappropriate material and content on the web while blocking viruses and spam from reaching schools network. Msona also offers a range of cloud computing based services known as mRepublic which complement the applications running on the mBox and enhance the schools quality of experience for web presence, security updates as well as maximum uptime and availability of ICT services.

Rami Houbby, Msonas Vice President of Business Development, commented, The School-in-a-Box offering is an innovative solution brought to market by top educationfocused system integrator and leading-edge European technology manufacturer to deliver
easy-to-use and affordable ICT solutions that cater for schools, nurseries and youth clubs across the UK and Ireland. We are looking forward to participating at the event together
with our partners Northgate to demonstrate our joint determination to offer our customers best-in-class solutions tailored to the education market, Houbby added.

The mBox offers educational institutions the ability to securely connect to the Internet over Broadband while providing an environment for hosting web-based applications and collaboration tools to develop communities and interest groups that span across the
institution and its community to include pupils, staff, parents and other schools.

Msona products showcased on Northgates BETT stand are:

mBox 2000 Multi-service Internet Appliances
mPhone M6730i IP Phone
mPhone M6755i IP Phone

mBox 2000 Key features:
Internet presence:
o Fully integrated web presence and domain management enables schools to locally host and manage their own websites for greater performance, reliability, control and security.
Secure web-browsing
o Blocking inappropriate material on the Internet and enforcing schools Internet usage policies where access to all network services is controlled by passwords providing a greater level of security. Through detailed and extensive filtering of content categories, all information delivered to the school is guaranteed to be appropriate for minors access.
Unified IP Communications Infrastructure
o Full-featured PBX delivering many telephony features tightly integrated with email so teaching staff can communicate better and never misses a phone call!
Anti-Virus and Anti-Spam
o All emails are scanned for spam and virus signatures before being delivered offering total protection.
Secure Internet Access
o A built-in firewall protects the schools network from Internet attacks.
Network Access Control
o Protecting the schools network from the inside with seamless access admission control over wired and wireless networks to control who can go where on the network.
Local e-mail delivery
o All internal communications are delivered locally. No need for email messages to go up and down the Internet link and use up valuable Internet bandwidth
Round-the-clock Collaboration
o Full groupware and collaboration functionality for Microsoft Outlook users.
Remote Connectivity
o Staff members as well as pupils with access permission can access schools resources from their homes or while travelling so pupils can engage and interact with teachers and other students as well as access homework assignments and lesson material even while not at school.

mPhone M6730i IP Phone Key features:
Exceptional Value in an entry level IP Phone
Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
Auto-provisioning of extensions from mBox
Basic LCD screen display
AC power adapter (included)
10/100 RJ-45 Interface

mPhone M6755i IP Phone Key features:
Exceptional Value in an advanced level IP Phone
Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
Auto-provisioning of extensions from mBox
Large LCD screen display
Power Over Ethernet (POE) support
AC power adapter (included)
2 x 10/100 Switched RJ-45 Interfaces

For media enquiries, please contact Renata Shashova, call 01344-989888 or e-mail renata.shashova@msona.co.uk).

About Northgate Managed Services (www.northgate-is.com/managedservices)
Part of Northgate Information Solutions, Northgate Managed Services provides infrastructure services to both public and private sector organisations and specialist managed services in the education, government and utilities sectors. Northgate Managed Services currently employs over 1,000 staff and operates in England, Ireland and Scotland. With over 25 years experience in the education sector, Northgate Managed Services is a leading ICT company providing ICT services and solutions to over 1,200 schools, colleges
and academies across the UK. More than 380,000 learners and teachers are successfully supported by the company.
Northgate Managed Services provides services to every school in Northern Ireland through C2k, the largest and most comprehensive e-learning initiative ever implemented in the UK. It also provides Information and Communication Technology (ICT) managed services to
Bristol, Leicester, Kent and Blackburn with Darwen and Bolton as part of the Government’s Building Schools for the Future Programme (BSF). The Academies programme which falls under BSF will see 400 academies built across England and as part of this programme,
Northgate Managed Services is now working with Trent Valley Academy in Gainsborough, Bristol Cathedral Choir School in Bristol, Havelock Academy in Grimsby and Litherland High School and Abraham Guest High School, one school BSF Pathfinder projects school in Sefton and Wigan, In January 2007 Northgate was awarded an ISO 20000-1 accreditation by the British Standards Institution, for provision of IT service management activities.

About Msona (www.msona.co.uk)

Msona is changing the way ICT applications and services are
delivered to small, medium and distributed customers in the Broadband era. Msona is unlocking the full potential of
convergence between communications, networking and IT applications to enable forwardthinking service providers and ICT channel partners to deliver profitable managed services to the market. Msona is innovating the way in which ICT services and applications are
created, delivered, managed and supported eliminating the need for the enterprise user to have any IT expertise. The company offers the first market leading All-in-One multi-service Internet appliance and a portfolio of subscription-based managed ICT services. Msona is
based in the UK, Italy and Sweden and has distribution agreements covering countries across the EMEA region. For more information about Msona, please visit www.msona.co.uk or contact Renata Shashova on 01344-989888, e-mail renata.shashova@msona.co.uk.

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