Leading European Tourism and Hotel Management School Pioneers 3Com Security and Voice Solutions to Better Prepare Students
Founded in 1992, the Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies prepares skilled professionals for two overlapping industries vital in Europe - tourism and hospitality. To provide its students with the finest education possible, the institute needed to improve its communications dramatically. Its legacy data network, which provided basic Ethernet connectivity, was overmatched by new generations of applications and resources, many of which are designed exclusively for the tourism/hospitality industries. Moreover, the institute used basic telephones that connected only to the public telephony system. For assistance, the Estoril Higher Institute turned to its value-added reseller, IEMS. To meet the school's voice and data needs, IEMS found that 3Com platforms most effectively met the school's demand for advanced but economical systems.