3Com Corporation (Nasdaq: COMS) today announced that Casino Club of Argentina has awarded the company a significant contract to deploy its H3C® enterprise networking and TippingPoint® security solutions at City Center Rosario, Latin America’s largest entertainment complex. The megaproject opened in Rosario, Argentina in October 2009.

The largest of its kind in Latin America, this City Center will boast a casino with high-stakes games, a five-star hotel, and a convention center with capacity for 2,000 persons. In addition, the complex will provide tourism, culture, and arts offers in the Rosario area, making it a significant economic development opportunity for the city.

“After a competitive bidding process, we unanimously selected 3Com’s H3C enterprise networking and TippingPoint security solutions because of our high satisfaction with the H3C portfolio at business operations in the complex, such as the Palermo Race Track Casino ( Casino del Hipódromo de Palermo) and the Puerto Madero Casino,” said Emmanuel Bonaroti, manager, Organization and Systems, City Center Rosario. “3Com understands our business – the company’s executives and engineering teams understand how we operate as a company and as a group. Furthermore, 3Com knows what our needs are and they know how to meet those needs. They guarantee our continuous operation with their high performance, high value solutions, which is critical to us.”

City Center Rosario required a high-value secure networking solution for the Casino that lowered its total cost of ownership without sacrificing performance, scalability and reliability. By leveraging 3Com’s H3C enterprise networking switches, Casino Club of Argentina will be able to help ensure 24x7 operational continuity for its high-stakes games, guaranteeing optimum ROI. In addition, this huge facility required implementing the best security solutions to safeguard information, as well as state-of-the-art connectivity for its closed-circuit surveillance system, and for guest services at both the hotel and convention center.