Railways launches new vendor registration system

In-line with the key objective of the government to make systems and procedures digital and transparent, Research Designs & Standards Organisation (RDSO), (headquartered at Lucknow),the research arm of Ministry of Railways, has launched “New Online Vender Registration System”. According to a government release, public access to the information, expeditious process completion with defined timelines, simplification of procedures, round-the-year services, availability of all related information on RDSO Website, constant monitoring at all levels, reduction in cycle timelines, regular updation of online data, user friendly interface etc. are the hallmarks of the new system. RDSO…

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DMIC’s logistics data bank services available Pan- India

DMICDC Logistics Data Services (DLDS), a joint venture between Government of India represented by National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust(NICDIT) and Japanese IT major NEC Corporation, has announced the launch of the Pan-India operation of its Logistics Databank (LDB) Service. A formal announcement was made on Monday. LDB Service is a one-of-its-kind Indo-Japanese technology partnership that provides easy-access single window digital visibility solution to streamline container logistics operations. After successful implementation at ports in the Western Corridor including JNPT, India’s biggest port, the service is now being expanded to three…

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Consumer IoT firm KaHa announces partnership with Titan

Singapore-based technology firm KaHa (owned by YourNest) has raised $4.5 million in a recent round of funding which will aid in its immediate expansion drive. The company has also announced a partnership with Titan. KaHa provides IoT platform and solutions for smart wearables and watches.  Recently Titan launched its first offering on KaHa platform, the “Titan WE” smartwatches for woman KaHa provides fully-customisable, end-to-end smart wearables IoT solutions that can be plugged into any stage of the value chain.  Their products include electronics design, PCBA, an application framework for iOS…

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Zebra’s 2018 Insights: Digital Transformation is moving along

(Excerpts of a recent report released by Zebra Technologies) 2017 has been another great year for technology. Among the many new and exciting developments, one thing stood out clearly – organizations and enterprises want, and need, increased visibility into their operations to gain actionable insights. As companies have started their digital transformations to become more intelligent, they will look to adopting what we call the 3 As: Analytics, Automation, and Artificial Intelligence. This ties in with the increasing focus for real-time information and the wider use of locationing technologies. Be…

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FedEx Delivery Manager launched in India

FedEx Express has launched FedEx Delivery Manager in India. The new interactive e-commerce delivery solution allows retailers to provide extra flexibility to their customers in India by allowing them to customize the timing and location of their deliveries at no extra cost. Recipients expecting deliveries to their residence will receive a notification by email from FedEx when their package is shipped. The recipient can choose to change the delivery instructions in a few simple steps via a secured website. This is available for both international and domestic shipments. “E-commerce, is…

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OBOPAY secures a pre-paid instrument license from RBI

OBOPAY, the global mobile payment solutions company, has secured a license for Prepaid Payment Instrument (PPI) from the Reserve Bank of India to operate a semi-closed loop wallet in the country. The company will also be using the license in propelling the business in its B2B operations by co-branding the prepaid instrument with a partner brand. Using the PPI license, OBOPAY will solve various payment related problems for their partner clients – bringing efficiency and transparency to the payments process, improving reporting, and reducing turnaround times for funds transfers. Commenting…

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John Chambers invests in IIT Madras incubated start-up

IIT Madras incubated start-up, Uniphore Software Systems, a leading software product vendor in the speech analytics and virtual assistant verticals, has recently announced that it has successfully closed its Series B round of funding. The highlight of the Series B round was substantial participation by John Chambers, Chairman of USISPF (US-India Strategic Partnership Forum) and Executive Chairman of Cisco. Chambers has made the investment in his personal capacity. This is  Chambers’ first investment in a startup outside of the United States. He has been designated with the title “Chief Guru” in Uniphore. Commenting…

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Indian passengers in favour of more self-tech support at the airport

As passengers in India become more familiar with the use of technology – particularly mobile – they expect to use it more on their airline journey. This is according to the 2017 SITA Passenger IT Trends Survey, a global survey released by IT provider SITA and co-sponsored by Air Transport World. While the use of technology among Indian airline passengers remains high at check-in (87%) and booking (52%), 2017 saw tremendous growth in usage other points in the journey. The research showed while adoption remains low, self-bag drop usage climbed to 21%…

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TempoGo receives funding support

Goa headquartered TempoGo, an IoT (internet of things) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions provider for transport sector, has reported raising US $250,000 (Rs. 1.6 crores). The company last week announced receiving this fund from Javelin Startup-O Victory Fund, after winning an international startup competition held by Singapore-based investment platform, Startup-O. TempoGo is known for manufacturing IoT enabled  sensors which deliver a clutch of functionalities – location of the vehicle (with GPS hardware unit in the sensor), the speed of the vehicle on the move and can also help the users in constantly monitoring the fuel consumption level…

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ALE positioned as a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant

ALE, operating under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise brand, has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure” published on October 17, 2017 by Tim Zimmerman, Christian Canales and Bill Menezes. This marks the sixth consecutive year Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise has been recognized as a Visionary in this report. New to the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise networking portfolio are OmniAccess Stellar Wireless access points, which enable ALE to respond quickly to new vertical requirements, and deliver a secure and unified solution, simplifying IT operations. Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista®…

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