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Tuesday, February 16, 1999

In brief 

Pagelink to provide music round-the-clock: Pagelink on Monday launched a technically advanced international range of `Sprinter FM' pagers in the country which will enable subscribers to access FM music round-the-clock. The pager has been introduced in several attractive colours and comes with high quality headphones, a Pagelink press release said.

Subscribers can listen to music and still get their messages while on the move, it added. The Sprinter FM pager has all the features of a normal pager including message memory, date and time stamping, choice of music, alert or silent mode etc, it said.

GIIC launches website: The Gujarat Industrial Investment Corporation (GIIC) on Monday launched its site on the internet. The site,, will provide global and Indian investors information input for making investment decisions in Gujarat and also source their financial needs from the GIIC, a statement said.

HP strengthens Microsoft exchange server management: Hewlett-Packardhas introduced HP open view manager for Microsoft exchange server, a software solution that combines two key HP open view products to provide intelligent, comprehensive and centralised management of distributed Microsoft exchange servers. The product, which expands HP's electronic messaging and collaboration solutions, is part of a worldwide HP initiative with Microsoft to provide the industry's most comprehensive end-to-end solutions for Microsoft exchange.

Tata Infotech launches QUIDS: R Gopalakrishnan, director, Tata Sons, has handed over Tata Infotechs' latest offering; an infokiosk brand named QUIDS to RP Singh, IAS, resident commissioner, Kerala government. QUIDS is an interactive, sophisticated and technically advanced system. Tata Infotech has estimated the total market size for infokiosks in 1999-2000 to be around Rs 50 crore, of which Tata Infotech expects to capture 30-40 per cent of the market. QUIDS is basically a touch screen based system which enables consumers to have instantelectronic access to information, bi-directional flow of information. The kiosks provide visual, audio and textual information on touch. Tata Infotech provide the complete integrated solution for touch screen kiosks which include the hardware, software, content development and content management.

CMC signs tripartite agreement: CMC India, the development of electronics irrigation department, Maharashtra government and the Maharashtra Krishna Valley Development Corp (MKVDC) have signed an agreement to develop and implement technology at the Khadakvasla irrigation canal for optimised scheduling and distribution of water along the canal network in the region. CMC, the IT partner for the project, has been entrusted with this task following the successful implementation of the software in the `canal control & communication phase-I'. The technology after development and demonstration could be readily replicated in other medium-size irrigation canal project.

SAP appoints executive V-P for Indianoperations: SAP South Asia Pacific, the leading provider of integrated end-to-end business application solutions, has appointed Ruth Connolly, executive vice-president, of its Indian sub-continent operations. Ruth takes over from Rokiah Ahamed. Ahamed will move on to a newly-created position in the regional office as vice-president of strategic sales.

Wipro SuperGenius clears NSTL Y2K certification: Wipro SuperGenius personal computers (PCs) have became the only Indian PC range to obtain the prestigious US-based National Software Testing Laboratory (NSTL) certification for the Year 2000 (Y2K) compliance in hardware for all its models. The operating systems of Wipro SuperGenius PCs are also Y2K compliant. This is the only Indian PC range to have passed the Microsoft PC 97 millennium test for its Pentium MMX, Pentium II and Celeron models for operating systems Microsoft Windows 95 and 98, and Windows NT.

Electric Data Systems recommended for ISO 9001: Electronic Data Systems has beenrecommended for the ISO 9001 certification for excellence in quality systems for its India operations. The certification is a result of a detailed audit by KPMG Peat Marwick at the company's facilities in Chennai and New Delhi. The scope of this certification encompasses design, development, enhancement, conversion.

Nasscom launches Y2K directory on CD-Rom: Nasscom on Monday launched version 2 of its directory on Y2K solution providers in India. The directory was formally released by Montek Singh Ahluwalia, member, Planning Commission.

Copyright © 1999 Indian Express Newspapers (Bombay) Ltd.


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