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Sony Announces TV Tuner Module For Mobiles

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Sony has announced its new Digital TV (DTV) Tuner Module designed for mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, automotive infotainment systems, navigation systems and PCs. The high performance DTV tuner module boasts the world's smallest size and superior reception as well as extremely low power consumption, making it an optimal candidate for inclusion into mobile devices. The SMT-EW100 series is the DVB-T2 compatible module, especially designed to be incorporated in the mobile devices and is the first module from Sony specialized for mobile usage.
 
The tuner module supports various types of digital terrestrial TV broadcast systems, including DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVB-T2 Lite, ISDB-T and ISDB-Tmm. Sony India will offer, along with the SMT-EW100 series tuner module, the antenna, software and technical support as well. Provided with this total solution package, manufacturers of mobile devices will be able to easily incorporate a DTV feature into their products.
 
TCS Recognised As Leader By Everest Group
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, on Friday (23 January) announced it has been ranked as a ‘Leader’ and ‘Star Performer’ in Capital Markets specific Application Outsourcing (AO) services for the third straight year by Everest Group in its report, “Everest Group’s PEAK Matrix for Capital Markets AO Service Providers,” December 2014.
 
The Everest Group analyzed the capabilities of 23 leading AO service providers specific to the global capital markets sector. These providers were mapped to Everest Group PEAK Matrix which is a composite index of a range of distinct metrics related to each providers capability and market success. TCS scored in the highest percentile for both delivery capacity and market success. The report also recognized TCS for its ongoing commitment to domain investment, project scale and scope, delivery footprint and overall buyer satisfaction. In addition, the firm was recognized for its tremendous achievements in raising their operating margin by more than two percent and growing revenues in the Business Financial Services Group by more than 15 percent in FY14.
 
“TCS continues to maintain its ”Leader” and ”Star Performer” positioning in the capital markets AO space for a third consecutive year, given its ever-growing scale, market success and buyer satisfaction,” said Jimit Arora, Vice President, Everest Group. “TCS earned this year’s recognition for being a reliable and trusted provider for several capital markets buyers who value the company for their solid delivery capabilities, strong domain knowledge and ongoing investments in client relationships.”
 
MOWA App Launched
iKaaz, the leading mobile payments company providing innovative Tap & Pay solutions has unveiled its latest mobile application MOWA: a simple mobile payment enabler through smart phones. The app facilitates consumers and merchants to make and receive payments in an easy and convenient way based on the mobile number. It enables sending money through the mobile to any phone number or to a phonebook contact without sharing private bank account details of sender or receiver. The app supports all banks in India and is available free of cost.
 
MOWA is launched jointly by iKaaz and DCB Bank, this innovative mobile app helps you manage your cards to make payments as well as bank accounts to deposit money. The most differentiating feature of this app is it requires no pre-payment of account like other wallets as consumers’ money resides in their own bank account until they do the transaction. The users can avail the app by registering with mobile number, name and date of birth. One must then attach the credit or the debit card as a payment medium and start making payments by entering mobile number of receiver.
 
The money is debited from the payer’s card only at the time of the transaction and deposited directly in to the receiver’s bank account. People can also request for money and if accepted & paid, the amount gets deposited into the bank seamlessly. One can pay using any of the cards linked to the MOWA account. The app also facilitates small business merchants to accept digital payments which include debit, credit and pre-paid card payments. They can save money by registering with MOWA for an absolutely free POS solution with no need of an additional hardware POS terminal.
 
BLK Hospital Chooses Microsoft CRM
BLK Super Specialty, a 650-bedded hospital providing tertiary care, is migrating to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online to enhance patient experience by leveraging data insights. By providing dashboard views of crucial information about the patient in real time, the CRM offering will enable BLK’s medical staff to make timely and effective decisions, improving patient experience, care as well as the overall efficiency of the staff. BLK Super Specialty Hospital has chosen Microsoft CRM Online because it is easy to set up and use and, along with Office 365, significantly enhances patient relationship management. 
 
Naresh Kapoor, Director, BLK Super Specialty Hospital said, “We want to provide our patients with world class services in treatment and care.  Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online will help us with key insights to achieve this goal by enabling us to maintain a single information repository, giving 360- degree view of patients’ history. This will also help us improve post-discharge engagements and manage patient feedback. This solution integrates well with our Hospital Information System (HIS), supporting us in keeping the patient profile updated real-time, for preventive care and provide patients with a seamless experience-making us future ready.”
 
Samik Roy, Director, Microsoft India said, “Data insights help support and strengthen businesses across the organization. When it comes to healthcare, these insights impact not just growth but more importantly, the well-being of people. The current deployment will allow healthcare practitioners to access information anytime, anywhere on a device of their choice, resulting in a timely response and better patient care.”


Audi Opens New Showroom In Bengaluru
Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, on Friday announced the opening of its second world-class showroom in Bengaluru. This is the third Audi showroom in Karnataka. Based on a unique Central Business District concept, this showroom is the second of its kind in the country after Audi Delhi Central. The showroom was inaugurated by Joe King, Head, Audi India and K. Subramaniam, CEO Audi Bengaluru Central. The entire Audi model range in India will be available at Audi Bengaluru Central showroom. 
 
"Audi is the undisputed No.1 luxury car brand in India. We command a leadership position in the state of Karnataka as well. Exceeding the expectations of our customers and delighting them at every step has been the key to our success in India. Audi Bengaluru Central, based on a unique lounge concept, is yet another endeavour designed to give our customers a truly personal and customized luxury experience. This new world-class showroom will bring us even closer to luxury connoisseurs and Audi enthusiasts in the state, not just geographically, but also in terms of an unparalleled luxury experience, that truly reflects our core brand values - sporty, progressive and sophisticated," said Joe King, Head, Audi India.