Monday, 4 April 2016

MAIT-Intel-Datamini® Announce Launch of India's First Aadhaar-enabled Tablet-based PoS System: 'Janunnati Pad'

TPOS7 Janunnati Pad is a first-of-its-kind enterprise class, touch-enabled mobile device with integrated STQC-certified fingerprint scanner for Aadhaar authentication from Datamini®, in technical collaboration with Intel

New Delhi, India - March 31, 2016

MAIT, India's premier ICT hardware industry association, Intel, a world leader in computing innovation and Datamini®, one of India's premier OEMs today announced the launch of TPOS7 'Janunnati Pad', to support the government's ongoing flagship programs such as 'Digital India' and 'Make in India'. The Janunnati Pad, a first-of-its-kind enterprise class, touch-enabled mobile device comes with integrated STQC-certified fingerprint scanner for Aadhaar authentication. As such, the Tablet can be used to help in the implementation of key e-Governance initiatives such as DBT (Direct Benefits Transfer) via Aadhaar-linked savings bank accounts of scheme beneficiaries, through its in-built fingerprint scanner, payments card reader and barcode scanner. It can also be deployed in the 'Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana' (PMJDY), to extend banking services to the rural and urban poor; make wage payments linked to Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS); deliver subsidised foodgrains to BPL families via the e-PDS (Public Distribution System); monitor public health services under the National Health Mission (NHM) and so on.

The Datamini® TPOS7 Janunnati Pad was unveilied today by Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, Govt. of India.

Images for the device may be accessed here.

Thanking Mr. Kant for gracing the launch event and commenting on the Intel-Datamini® collaboration
Mr Anwar Shirpurwala, Executive Director, MAIT said
, "We will always promote ideas that address the needs of the Indian masses. The Janunnati Pad has been designed and developed in India, thus contributing directly to achievement of the goals envisaged under the government's 'Make in India' program."

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The India ICT hardware industry is at the cusp of a huge growth opportunity to become a global hub for manufacture and supply of products for world markets. This would necessarily involve utilising existing capacities and setting up new facilities to fully utilise the benefits provided under the 'duty differential' regime. The current launch is one small step in this direction," Mr Shirpurwala added.

"Intel actively collaborates with the government, educational institutions and civil society organizations to empower local communities through the use of technology products and platforms. The launch of the Intel architecture-based Datamini® Janunnati Pad is another step towards supporting the vision of Digital India, as it helps to expand the reach and deliver secure e-Governance services to end users", said Ms Debjani Ghosh, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group & Managing Director, South Asia - Intel, and President, MAIT.

"From a MAIT perspective, we see this collaboration as an opportunity to further the culture of technology innovation in India, and an important milestone in realizing the goal of an integrated, end-to-end ESDM manufacturing ecosystem in the country," Ms Ghosh added.

"The government's futuristic vision reflected through the Digital India and Make in India programs augurs well for the overall improvement of the ecosystem in the country. With an established background in manufacture of quality ICT hardware, we strongly believe the timing is apt for such a revolutionary product to be introduced in the country that can address the emerging needs for custom-built, application-specific enterprise class Tablets in the Indian as well as export markets. We are confident of the value proposition of this product and aim to extend its benefits to other countries as well in the near future", added Mr Pitamber Ahuja, Managing Director, Datamini® Technologies (India) Ltd.

Quick Specifications
Model Name
Datamini® TPOS7 'Janunnati Pad'
Colour
Black
Display
7" IPS, 1024 x 600 pixels
CPU
Intel® Atom™ x5-Z8300 Processor
RAM
2 GB
Storage
32 GB internal
(64 GB external with micro SD card)
WLAN
802.11 b/g/n
BT
BT 4.0
Camera
Front: 2 MP
Rear: 5 MP with Auto Focus
OS
Windows 10 Home or Professional
Warranty
1 Year
Connectivity
3G Embedded (4G available on demand)
Sensor
A-GPS/GPS
Battery
5,000 mAh
I/O Port
Micro SIM/Micro SD/Micro USB
Unique Features
Fingerprint Scanner, Bar Code reader or SAM slot, Smart Card reader
Weight
550 g
Price (INR)
Starting from 12,500

NOTES TO EDITORS

50-word summary
MAIT, India's premier ICT hardware industry association, Intel, a world leader in computing innovation and Datamini®, one of India's premier OEMs today announced the launch of TPOS7 'Janunnati Pad', with integrated, STQC-certified fingerprint scanner for Aadhaar authentication, to support the government's flagship programs such as 'Digital India' and 'Make in India'.

90-word summary
MAIT, India's premier ICT hardware industry association, Intel, a world leader in computing innovation and Datamini®, one of India's premier OEMs today announced the launch of TPOS7 'Janunnati Pad', to support the government's flagship programs such as 'Digital India' and 'Make in India'. The Janunnati Pad, a first-of-its-kind enterprise class, touch-enabled mobile device comes with integrated STQC-certified fingerprint scanner for Aadhaar authentication. As such, the Tablet can be used to help in the implementation of key e-Governance initiatives such as DBT (Direct Benefits Transfer) via Aadhaar-linked savings bank accounts of scheme beneficiaries.

150-word summary
MAIT, India's premier ICT hardware industry association, Intel, a world leader in computing innovation and Datamini®, one of India's premier OEMs today announced the launch of TPOS7 'Janunnati Pad', to support the government's flagship programs such as 'Digital India' and 'Make in India'. The Janunnati Pad, a first-of-its-kind enterprise class, touch-enabled mobile device comes with integrated STQC-certified fingerprint scanner for Aadhaar authentication. As such, the Tablet can be used to help in the implementation of key e-Governance initiatives such as DBT (Direct Benefits Transfer) via Aadhaar-linked savings bank accounts of scheme beneficiaries. It can also be deployed in the 'Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana' (PMJDY), to extend banking services to the rural and urban poor; make wage payments linked to 'Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS); deliver subsidised foodgrains to BPL families via the e-PDS (Public Distribution System); monitor public health services under the National Health Mission (NHM) and so on.

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About MAIT
MAIT was set up in 1982 for purposes of scientific, educational and IT Industry promotion, Representing Hardware, Training, R&D & Hardware Design and other associated service segments of the Indian IT Industry, MAIT's charter is to develop a globally competitive Indian IT Industry, promote the usage of IT in India, strengthen the role of IT in national economic development, promote business through international alliances, promote quality consciousness in the IT Industry and transform the Indian IT Industry into a World Scale Industry leading to a World Class Usage and thus a World Size Market.  MAIT is recognized by both Govt. and Industry for its role in the growth & development of the IT Hardware industry in India and has emerged as a strong & effective mouthpiece of the industry in the government corridors.

About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) expands the boundaries of technology to make the most amazing experiences possible. Information about Intel and the work of its more than 100,000 employees can be found at www.newsroom.intel.com and www.intel.com.

Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.
*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

About Datamini®
Datamini® Technologies (India) Limited was established in 1993 and has head office located in Mumbai and branches across India. Our core strength has been OEM manufacturing, Integration, R&D and Production for Desktop computers, All-in-One computers and Tablet PCs. For more details, please visit www.datamini.co.in

450% Increase in App Downloads During Cricket Season: 9Apps Report

Cricket-related apps have seen over 450% surge during the ongoing T-20 World Cup; the traffic peaked during the second week into the cricket season with India-Pakistan match adding to the frenzy, according to the latest data shared by 9Apps Trends, 9Apps’ app tracking service. 9Apps is part of Alibaba Mobile Business Unit and one of the most popular third-party app stores in India. The report offers a glimpse on how the android app market has reacted to the cricket mania that has gripped the nation.

Talking about the app download trends, Ebrahim Popat, Country Manager of 9Apps said: “9Apps is very popular among Indian users due to its local apps and features. We are encouraged by the strong growth in sports-app downloads, and happy to help so many users connect with their favorite sport.”

Maximum Downloads during India vs Pakistan

The following chart demonstrates the download trend of top 5 cricket-related apps. Before the WT20 started, top 5 cricket-related apps were downloaded around 300,000 times per week; the download surged 340% once the World Cup kicked off. The trend coincides with schedule of the Indian cricket team.




Take Hotstar TV Movies Live Cricket for example - the most trending cricket app. Since its launch on March 8th, the app has quickly made it to the top 20 in Overall Ranking on 9Apps Trends. Its daily downloads peaked and reached over 200,000 downloads on March 19th – the day India beat Pakistan in a league match.

The keyword search “cricket” has also been trending. Before the WT20, 3 cricket-related app ranked among Top Searches and only 1 ranked among New Ranking. The number went up to 7 and 5 during the third week of the cricket season.




Video apps are becoming more and more popular

Increased smartphone penetration and better network infrastructure is allowing millions of users to enjoy a cricket game on the go. Three of the top 5 cricket-related apps - Hotstar, Cricket T20 2016 Live TV and Cricbuzz provide videos and even live streaming of the matches. The content consumed by cricket fans is getting diversified as users’ appetite for video is fast growing.

Everyone wants to have a piece of the pie

Cricket season is too big to ignore. Sports app developers and content providers have either updated their apps to bring world-cup-theme features, or providing new content to attract users. For instance, UC Browser, the No.1 mobile browser in India with over 59% market share, has revamped its in-app widget UC Cricket to provide a variety of cricket content. It even provides web-based cricket-themed games for users to share the joy of cricket. 9Apps, the No.1 third-party app market of India, has also geared up with push notification features to remind users of the upcoming matches.
The cricket season offers a unique opportunity for app developers and content providers to test their ability in catering to seasonal demands.


About 9Apps 

9Apps is one of the most popular Android marketplaces globally with a huge user base as well as an abundant and varied app repository. 9Apps supports incremental updates to help users save traffic and increase the speed of product upgrades. Serving 140 million monthly active users around the globe, 9Apps is available in 7 languages and covers China, India, Indonesia, Russia, Brazil, Vietnam, Middle East and other emerging markets. 9APPS is a major product of UCWeb - a business within Alibaba Mobile Business Group. Download 9Apps from 9apps.com.