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Tunisia's Telnet Group, exclusive maker of robotic systems for a US company.

Sfax, Nov. 22, 2010 (TAP) - Tunisia's Telnet engineering and consulting group will be the exclusive maker of robotic systems for a US company based in Houston (Texas) which is specializing in oil and gas industries.

After telecommunications, multimedia, industry, e-banking, smart cards, cars , security, defence, avionics and information systems, Telnet is embarking in a new very strategic field , namely robotics.

The robotics branch, created under the new partnership with the US company, is part of Telnet innovation programme which is based on the development of its technological capacities and its human resources numbering 400 engineers, according to Mohamed Frikha, General Director of the Group.

The latter stated that "the know-how of Tunisian skills will allow to develop innovative solutions in energy-related robotics, through Tunisia-made robots that will be marketed throughout the world and offer new solutions to problems of hydrocarbon tanks monitoring , which could not be resolved by any other technology."

To meet this new challenge, Telnet will draw on its technological skills including mechanical, electrical, electronic, and computer engineering, to create a new generation of engineers specialising in robotics.

Some Telnet engineers will thus take part in the new programme of robotics management due to start in September 2011 as part of collaboration with the Sfax National Engineers School (ENIS)and Rice University in Texas.

Care for Research and Development (R&D) has found expression recently in the signing of an outline agreement on collaboration providing for the setting up of LINKLAB between Telnet Group and the Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) in France.

LINKLAB is a common R&D platform which allows to start and develop joint ventures in the fields of ICTs and New Energy Technologies.

Created in 1994,TELNET group employs 500 employees including 400 engineers. It has one site in France and 4 sites in Tunisia (three in Tunis and one in Sfax).

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Date:Nov 22, 2010
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