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Winjit Tech Migrates To Windows Azure

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Winjit Technologies, a mobile application development company, has deployed Windows Azure to manage its IT requirements more effectively and has reduced its infrastructure cost by 30 per cent. Winjit needed to partner with a strategic cloud solutions provider to cater to the explosive growth in the reach of their mobile applications.

Ashwin Kandoi, Co-founder, Winjit says, “Windows Azure has proven to be the cloud platform that helps us focus our energy on doing what we do best – build high quality apps – without worrying about where our backend infrastructure is. In fact, seeing the success and the cost benefits of moving to Windows Azure, we are now considering moving our complete infrastructure over to Azure!”

Winjit leveraged Windows Azure services such as support for PHP, Java and Linux and Azure media services that helped create a media streaming server on Azure in no-time. By migrating its development infrastructure - Team Foundation Server and Exchange Server - to the Windows Azure platform, Winjit’s cost per development seat has also reduced significantly.

Tata Comm, PCCW Global Bring VO IPX, HD Voice To Mobile Operators
Tata Communications, a provider of communications, and PCCW Global, an operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s  telecommunications service provider, have signed an agreement to interconnect their IPX (IP-Exchange) communities.

This will enable IP communications services such as HD voice and HD video in various global markets. As 4G adoption continues to gather pace, this agreement further expands the global community of interconnected mobile network operators (MNOs) who will be able to capitalise on the latest technology innovations in mobile broadband.

Christian Michaud, Senior Vice President of Product and Business Strategy, Global Voice Solutions, Tata Communications, says, “As we see more mobile operators introducing next generation IP-based communication services, global IP interconnectivity between networks is vital to delivering the highest quality end-to-end service experience. Through our latest IPX peering agreement with PCCW Global, we continue to expand our global community of interconnected mobile operators across Asia and Africa, providing the broadest global reach across emerging markets.”

Hathway Selects STMicroelectronics To Power Its HD Set-Top Boxes

STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has announced that Hathway, a cable Multi-System Operator (MSO) in India with more than six million digital subscribers has chosen ST’s highly integrated systems-on-chips (SoC) to power two of its advanced high-definition (HD) set-top boxes. ST’s STiH273 (Palma) drives Hathway’s newest HD entry-level set-top box and the STi7141 forms the heart of the new-generation interactive, Multi-Tuner HD DVR set-top box.

A highly-integrated, secure and optimized HD cable chipset, the STiH273 allows Hathway to deliver a great user experience in entry-level set-top boxes. The technology will help broaden market access to HD zappers and enable Hathway to win extra subscribers and grow revenues. Manufactured in 40nm process technology, the chipset supports an enhanced processing engine with integrated on-chip features that simplify set-top box design, enable operators to take advantage of lower-cost memories, and meet the latest low-power objectives. The STiH273 integrates a field-proven and widely deployed DVB-C demodulator and it has been optimized to work with high-performance external CAN and silicon tuners to meet the stringent RF-performance requirements of the Indian Cable networks. The STiH273 also delivers high-quality Faroudja video, 3DTV support, connectivity, and advanced security schemes with all the latest CAS (Conditional Access System) support, such as NSK2.

With the ongoing mandated transition to digital TV services across India, ST’s comprehensive and complete solutions, designed for fast time-to-market, will enable service providers to bring out the best and most affordable digital set-top box solutions to their subscribers. Expands Selection With Baby Products, Toys has announced the opening of four new stores: toys & games, baby products, personal care appliances and health care devices on The company also announced that it will be launching additional categories including home and kitchen products in the coming weeks in time for Diwali shopping.

The announcement that comes three months after Amazon’s entry into India reiterates the company’s commitment to offer its customers a broad selection at low prices and a reliable and trustworthy online shopping experience. With the four new stores going live today, customers can now shop with confidence from an extensive selection of products across eleven categories including over 9 million books, more than 70,000 products from hundreds of brands, and over 1.7 million eBooks.

Amit Agarwal, Vice President and Country Manager, Amazon India, said, "We are excited to launch four new stores today and expand selection on in time for the festive season. We look forward to delighting customers with broad selection, low prices, great convenience, and reliably delivery.”

Customers can shop with ease and confidence across categories at one convenient place from the continually growing pool of 500 plus retailers. They can be assured of a safe and secure ordering experience, convenient electronic payments, no-risk hassle-free returns policy, Amazon’s 24x7 customer service support, and a globally recognized and comprehensive purchase protection provided by Amazon’s A-Z Guarantee.

PremiumAV Introduces Single User License Product
PremiumAV, developers of antivirus, has launched its single user license product with one year protection for its customers. The latest product of PremiumAV will provide single users to derive its services hassle free for a year. It is very light as an application and provides complete solution against all kind of virus to the virus, spyware, malware, Adware etc.

Sanjay Garg, CEO at PremiumAV said, "Its services will definitely quench the thrust of those users who want to protect their PC`s without impacting on its potency."

Unlike other anti viruses in the market, PremiumAV does not slow down the computer ensuring higher efficiency while working. To ensure complete scanning of end-points and securing them, PremiumAV is enabled with file path scanner, process/memory scanner, powerful virus cleaning and USB scanning.

Product is equipped with effective technical support team ensuring glitch free use for users. It can be activated anywhere in the world

TAG 400 Headset For Gamers, Music Adorer
Technology and Gadgets, distributor and a player in accessories and peripherals with its own brand 'TAG', has launched TAG 400 Headset with microphone. The new headset TAG 400 will provide ultimate comfort and high quality audio output. This is specially designed for gamers and music adorers.

TAG 400 comes at an price of Rs 900 and available ex-stock with 1 year of warranty.

Vikas Gupta, CEO and Founder at Technology and Gadgets (TAG), said "TAG 400 headset provides its users unrivaled sound quality and comfort for playing music and enjoying PC gaming. The headset modulates sound to exacerbate 360- degree surround sound experience."

TAG 400 headset is elegantly structured to the shape of ears for the comfort of users. The headset has 40mm handmade driver unit with frequency response of 12-22000 Hz. Omni directional digital microphone on TAG 400 offers better frequency response, sensitivity. With 2 meter cord and approx 200gms weight, headset stimulates 360-degree surround sound experience while playing games, listening music.

PT. Collega, ElectraCard Services Enter Into Multi-Million Dollar Agreement
ElectraCard Services (ECS), a provider of software and processing solutions for enterprise payment systems, has announced a 10-year, multi-million dollar agreement with PT. Collega Inti Pratama (Collega), a banking technology services provider in Indonesia.

PT. Collega has selected ECS to replace their legacy payment processing systems with ECS’ PA-DSS compliant electra solution suite.

PT. Collega offers ATM driving, inter-bank and network switching and card processing services for banks across Indonesia. Collega has initiated its technology modernization effort to facilitate an advanced services offering to its member banks. The ECS platform will help PT. Collega scale to drive 5000 ATMs and process 10 million cards for 20+ banks and enable Collega to provide Value Added Services including remittances, bill payments, mobile top-ups, ticket bookings, Haj payments and teller initiated payment transactions. PT. Collega also plans to launch new services like contactless payments, e-commerce and m-commerce acquiring, Islamic and conventional credit cards, financial inclusion and loyalty solutions.

The electra iTx series is a next generation SOA based transaction processing platform that includes a configurable message transformation engine which facilitates integration with external systems using online messages, offline extracts and configurable services.

Fujitsu Launches ScanSnap SV600
Fujitsu, a provider of ICT-based business solutions, has announced the launch of SV600, a new lineup in the ScanSnap series, which delivers simple and speedy paper-to-PDF digitization in a compact design. The very first of its kind, SV600 pioneers a design unrivalled that of others yet has the prowess of conventional book scanning with optimum sophistication.

More and more users around the world choose ScanSnap series personal scanners because they deliver simple and speedy document digitisation to PDF files.

SV600 offers scanning of large size documents (up to A3 size) as well as bound books directly in document quality*1 which are particular in ScanSnap series for its sharp scanned image data. Inheriting the symbolic “One Touch” feature from the ScanSnap Series and equipped with “Book Image Correction”*2 (to correct distortion caused by the curve of an opened book) and “Page Turning Detection”, various media can be converted into digital data without hassle.

The prowess of SV600 led Fujitsu to support digitizing media that cannot be scanned easily until now, and will continue to evolve customers’ lifestyle.