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Portuguese technology solutions company JP Sá Couto will supply 500,000 low-cost computers to schools in Argentina, according to local media outlet Canal AR.
JP Sá Couto will supply its Magellan Classmates model, which is a small laptop equipped with education-specific applications. The laptops, resistant to damage from liquid spillage or being dropped, will be distributed to various schools around the country.
While JP Sá Couto created and developed the computers, the equipment will be distributed through three of its local partners - NEC Argentina, Newtronic Corporate Corp and Novatech. The project is part of the company's plan to expand into the Latin American market.
Argentina's national government will be in charge of distributing the computers in education establishments during the 2011 academic year.
This initiative falls within the framework of Intel's Classmate PC social responsibility project, which is being carried out in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Latin America and has reached more than 2mn children and their families.