Roundup: CPqD, Navteq-Garmin, Intel, BancoEstado-Chilenter

- Monday, October 17, 2011

Roundup: CPqD, Navteq-Garmin, Intel, BancoEstado-Chilenter

Brazilian IT and telecoms R&D firm CPqD will present its RouteFlow technology at Stanford University's Open Networking Summit, being held October 17-19 in the US, CPqD said in a statement.

The event focuses exclusively on software-defined networking (SDN) based on the OpenFlow protocol, developed by the university.

RouteFlow is an open source IP routing solution that allows the programming of network components based on the OpenFlow protocol. The solution was developed as part of a high-speed experimental network supported by the Brazilian communications ministry's ICT fund Funttel.

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US digital mapping provider Navteq has joined forces with satellite navigation solutions developer Garmin to launch the latter's Nüvi navigation devices in Mexico, the companies said in a statement.

Garmin will provide Mexican consumers with portable navigation devices, integrating Navteq's map data and content.

In addition to Mexico, Navteq provides maps to Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela.

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US chip manufacturer Intel (NYSE: INTC) has trained more than 1mn teachers in Latin America during the first decade of its Intel Education program, the company said in a statement.

Globally, the company has trained 10mn teachers and expects to reach 13mn this year.

Intel Education enables teaching and learning through free professional development, tools and resources that help teachers engage students with effective technology use.

Intel has trained 350,000 teachers in Mexico, 28,000 in Peru, 77,000 in Argentina and 150,000 in Brazil. The program has also been implemented in Chile, Colombia and Costa Rica. For the next decade, the program will combine online and onsite instruction.

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Chilean state bank BancoEstado has donated 11 reconditioned computers to local foundation Chilenter to benefit children and young people at a social prevention center in the southern city of Puerto Montt, BancoEstado said in a statement.

The donation is part of a joint initiative between both institutions that aims to reduce the digital divide. The initiative includes delivering 900 PCs and three servers during 2011.

To date, more than 720 educational establishments in Chile have received at total 4,911 computers. The bank expects to close 2011 with a total of 5,811 PCs under the program.