Airtel Digital TV Introduces LIVE Tweets

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Airtel Digital TV, the DTH service arm of Bharti Airtel, has announced a first-of-its-kind integration with Twitter to display LIVE Tweets on TV. A convergence of tweeting and television viewing, the concept is an innovation in the DTH industry across the world that allows customers to experience Twitter on TV. 

Airtel Digital TV customers will now be able see what the world is tweeting about popular TV programmes, celebrities, sports personalities etc. on their TV screen. Customers will also be able to tweet about their favourite TV shows, celebrities, sports/ sports personalities or any ongoing TV programme across channels while watching it. What’s more….your Tweet will be broadcasted LIVE and you can read your Tweets on the TV screen along with the Tweets of your favourite celebrities.

Shashi Arora, CEO – Airtel Digital TV said, “Twitter on Airtel Digital TV is an innovative product launched as part of our continuous efforts to enrich the lives of our customers. Given the ever increasing popularity of Twitter across the globe with over 500 million Tweets generated every day including breaking news and first reactions which trend within minutes of its occurrence, all our customers will now be a part of the convergence phenomenon along with the rest of the world.”

LAVA Tablets To Empower Education Sector

LAVA International, a mobile handset comapany, has announced that the company is committed to facilitate customised products to harness the potential of digital learning in India. The objective is to empower the students with e-learning tools by offering students an access to a whole new view of their world—right at their fingertips.

The education sector worldwide is changing too rapidly as a consequence of the ICT revolution and global competiveness for any finality that might be implied by the word ‘best’ to be given to current practice. A recent report by global research firm TechSci Research states that the Indian Tablet PC market will cross $2 billion of revenue by the end of 2013. One of the major contributors of this growth is increased use of tablets in education and enterprise sectors.

According to a report by India Ratings, the Indian education sector’s market size in FY12 was estimated to be Rs. 341,180crore ($54.20 billion). The sector grew at a compounded annual growth rate of 16.5 per cent during FY05-FY12. The adoption of digital technologies in both the formal and informal education sectors is currently being driven by increasing Wi-Fi connectivity, proliferation of portable end user devices such as tablets & smartphones and 3G cellular networks. LAVA aims to harness the potential of the Indian Education industry, which is expected to increase to Rs 602,410crore by FY15. The new range of LAVA tablets is not just an affordable alternative to laptops but also incorporates the most sophisticated tools of digital learning.

Array Networks Offers Complete App Delivery Networking Solution 
Array Networks Inc, an application delivery networking company, has further expanded its offerings to meet the increasing demand for more comprehensive Application Delivery Networking (ADN) architectures and solutions. Array’s WAN optimization, Web Application Firewall (WAF), application gateway and popular Application Delivery controllers (ADC) solutions sync together to build Array’s holistic ADN solution. ADN solutions optimize, secure, classify and prioritize applications, content and user access in real-time to provide significant improvements in latency, bandwidth optimization, reliability and performance.

Array’s broad product portfolio comprises application delivery controllers, WAN optimization controllers, secure application gateways and Web application firewall (WAF). Together, these products make Array much more than just an application delivery controller vendor. With its suite of products and solutions, Array is able to address all needs relating to delivering applications: availability, scalability, performance, security, network bandwidth optimization, latency and control. With more than 250 implementations from its start in India, Array Networks has won multiple orders for its Web application firewall (WAF), SSL VPN, WAN optimization and ADC product lines. With the ability to manage and monitor Array’s SSL VPN and ADC solutions from a single system – the Array CMS (Centralized Management System) – Array anticipates many more orders based on the capabilities of its ADN architecture.

Shibu Paul, Country Manager – IN, ME & ASEAN at Array Networks said, “To secure and optimize mobile and non-mobile access to enterprise applications and services enterprises are increasingly looking to vendors with a complete ADN solution. Array Networks is helping enterprises to quickly respond to the changing business needs of all users , the way they access applications and services, and the devices used to harness the  power of both mobile and wired networks by providing a complete ADN solution which meets the demand for greater application mobility, security, performance and availability of distributed and mobile enabled enterprises.”
ad2c introduces ad2campaign ‘made for mobile’ 

ad2c, a full service mobile advertising and marketing agency, has announced the launch of a “made for mobile”, single view, campaign management platform – ad2campaign, to enable better campaign planning & execution on the mobile advertising ecosystem. This platform intelligently tracks, monitors & helps optimize campaigns to serve the evolving mobile advertising and marketing industry in India. Needless to say that the platform is mobile ready and all the dashboards are optimised for smartphones & tablets.
ad2campaign plugs critical gaps in the mobile ad ecosystem where measurability and accuracy are still challenges by keeping to its mobile first philosophy that relies on native technologies than heavy use of java scripts. It attributes all data points and results of these campaigns back to the source, which makes optimization easier for brands, and enables publishers/ networks to monetize better. The platform does all of the above on a real time basis giving clicks, installs, leads or activations as they happen. In keeping with the mobile first approach the analytics platform is accessible over tablets and mobile devices so you can monitor your campaigns on the go.

Windows 8.1 Is Available Globally
Microsoft has announced the global availability of Windows 8.1, a feature-rich update to its popular Windows 8 operating system, enabling customers to create experiences that keep pace with their lives – at work, at home or on the go. Beginning today, consumers with a Windows 8 device can download the free update via the online Windows Store. Over the next few weeks and months, Windows 8.1 will also be available on new devices at retail locations.
Windows 8.1 evolves the Windows vision for highly-personalized computing while showcasing Microsoft’s continued commitment to rapid and responsive development. It marks a wave of new, innovative devices coming for consumers and businesses – from the convenience and mobility of tablets and 2-in-1s to the productive experience expected from laptops and all-in-ones. Many of these new devices are touch-enabled and will deliver advancements in processing power, battery life and design, across a range of price points.
Rays Power Received Asian Power Awards 2013
Rays Power Experts, solar power company, has been recently felicitated with the prestigious Independent Power Producer of the year award. The award was won for the company’s noteworthy contribution across all categories such as coal, hydro, wind etc.
The jury behind the decision comprised John Goss, Managing Director at Ceejay International; Narayan Bhat, Head, Power Asia at Lloyd’s Register Group; and John Yeap, Partner and Head of Energy – Asia at Pinsent Masons.

Rahul Gupta, Director, Rays Power Experts said, “We are thrilled at receiving such acknowledgment within 3 years of our existence. Awards like these justify and exemplify what a group of hard working people are capable of doing even in such a short span of time.”
The success chart of Rays Experts can be gauged with the recent completion of 11 projects totalling 29 MW in the last 10 days. This makes the total project size 55 MW with 27 different projects in just 15 months, with the total area of construction being over 400 Acres. This is the highest number of projects undertaken by any solar power project based company in India.

Fujifilm Brings X-M1 To Indian Market
Compact and lightweight premium, third interchangeable-lens camera with the same APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor as the X-Pro1

Fujifilm India is proud to announce the launch of the FUJIFILM X-M1, the third premium interchangeable-lens camera from the company.  Compact and lightweight, the X-M1 offers enhanced operability whilst bringing the outstanding design, picture quality and performance of the multi-award-winning FUJIFILM X-Pro1 and X-E1 cameras not only to photo enthusiasts but also to a broader scope of users.  

Rohit Pandit, EVP – Sales & Marketing, Fujifilm India says ‘We are expanding our Interchangeable Lens Category cameras line-up and therefore after XPro1 and XE1, we have now brought the entry level Mirror-less Interchangeable Lens camera XM1. For consumer’s convenience, we have kitted it with Fujinon XC16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS lens. I am extremely delighted to launch the XM1 and am sure that Fujifilm will carve a segment of X systems’

NComputing Is Enterprise Client Device Market In Q2 2013
According to the IDC Worldwide Enterprise Client Device Tracker Q2 2013, published September 25, 2013, NComputing, a desktop virtualisation company, has showed 70 per cent QoQ growth, as well as 65 per cent YoY growth, far stronger than Dell Wyse or HP. The impressive showing closed the market share gap between NComputing and the two traditional market leaders to just a few percentage points.
The report tracked quarterly growth and shipments from Q2 2012 to Q2 2013 for 583 thin client vendors, with NComputing not only as the third ranked vendor for worldwide client device shipments, but with the highest growth QoQ and YoY. The report also shows that NComputing dramatically increased its number one market share position in the APAC/Japan region, with QoQ growth of 138.93 per cent.    
Manish Sharma, Vice President-Asia Pacific, NComputing, Inc. said, “We appreciate the recognition accorded to us, of being the leader in the desktop virtualisation market space. All this would not have been possible without the support of Redington, our value added national distributor, and our strong base of 800 partners spread across 120 (plus) cities in India” – See more at: