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3M focuses on higher education networking – at this year’s Networkshop

February, 2010 - Bracknell, UK

3M, the diversified technology company, will be demonstrating its latest range of structured cabling solutions at this year’s Networkshop and showing how it is addressing specific needs of the education market.

Networkshop 38 is the UK’s premier education and research networking event and offers a unique opportunity to present and discuss technical and practical aspects of providing advanced Internet services and applications to the research and education community in the UK.

Drawing on its extensive R&D track-record, 3M is already one of Europe’s leading providers of structured cabling and is now focused on delivering voice and data communications solutions to the UK education sector. Under the brand name of Volition, 3M has an established and comprehensive range of copper and fibre optic structured cable systems and accessories, across all main internationally recognised standards.

3M will also be showcasing its newly introduced intelligent cabling range at this year’s Networkshop. The 3M Volition Intelligent Management System is designed to help network managers maximise control of the physical cable network and improve overall efficiency of voice and data networks. The system is designed to accommodate even the most complex of networks and includes an exceptionally broad range of options for every component, including UTP and STP copper cable, LC and SC fibre optic cable connectors.

3M and Volition are registered trademarks of 3M Company.

For more information, please visit: www.3M.co.uk/telecommunications or call 01344 857171.

For more information, please visit the Networkshop 38 website.

Media contacts:
Maxine Ambrose/John Farmer
Ambrose Communications
Tel + 44 (0)1491 412944

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3M employs some 75,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 60 countries. It produces tens of thousands of innovative products for customers in dozens of diverse markets and its 45 technology platforms touch nearly every aspect of modern life. The company has applied its expertise in RFID (radio frequency identification) technology to map and locate underground utilities; it has used its understanding of the healthcare industry to develop innovations that help the early diagnosis of heart and lung conditions; and its range of pocket projectors are the ultimate presentation devices for business people on the go.

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