Month: August 2011

NVIDIA unveils dates and venue of GPU Technology Conference

NVIDIA has announced the dates and venue for “GTC Asia,” the next event in NVIDIA’s international series of GPU Technology Conference (GTC) events which focuses on the latest advances and research in science, academic and commercial fields enabled by GPU computing.

GTC Asia, which will take place at the China National Convention Center in Beijing on Dec. 14-15, builds on the success of recent GTC events in Israel, Japan, Singapore, and Taiwan, which drew thousands of attendees across a broad range of industries and disciplines.

The comprehensive two-day agenda will include keynotes, roundtable discussions, presentations, an emerging companies summit, academic posters, tutorials, and more than 60 instructional sessions.  The sessions, which will be conducted in both Chinese and English, are intended for developers, programmers and research scientists working on complex computational problems by harnessing the power of GPUs.

“Exascale computing is the next frontier to tackle to enable future advances in virtually all areas of science. To achieve this worthy goal, worldwide collaboration on driving higher levels of computing performance is needed. GTC brings together the key researchers, academics and technologists to help make this goal a reality.” said Professor Wei Ge, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Matrix Comsec announces Interoperability of Cetis IP-Phones

Matrix Comsec has announced interoperability of Cetis make Teledex and TeleMatrix IP-Phones with its range of hospitality IP-PBXs.

The TeleMatrix and Teledex range of IP phones were tested by Matrix’s R&D team and are now interoperable with Matrix IP-PBX. The testing included interoperability of basic and advanced call management feature transparency between IP-PBX and IP-Phones.

Matrix ETERNITY is a feature-rich IP-PBX designed to meet the diverse communication needs of hospitality industry. It incorporates specialized hospitality module, third-party PMS and CAS support and many other utilitarian and productivity enhancing features along with support for PSTN, GSM/3G, ISDN and IP networks. The IP-PBX actively contributes in routine functioning of the hotel with the increased staff mobility and productivity.

“Matrix has developed a fine range of IP-Phones compatible with IP-PBXs, to further increase customer value, we have identified the need to offer more purchase alternatives of IP end-terminals to hoteliers. After identifying various IP-Phones available, we have selected Cetis for its wide range of hotel-specific IP-Phones. Cetis has a good market reach and is known for their hotel-specific IP-Phones. To strengthen Matrix presence in the hospitality domain, the bundled solution of Matrix IP-PBX with Cetis IP-Phones will offer comprehensive solution with extended IP end-terminal alternatives for guest rooms,” said Ruchir Talati, Product Manager, Enterprise Division, Matrix.

This interoperability will increase the scope of hoteliers to buy a reliable, feature-rich and value- for-money comprehensive hotel telephony system – Matrix IP-PBX with an alternative to select compatible IP end-terminals from the exclusive range of Cetis IP-Phones.

Westpac selects TCS BaNCS Insurance to drive growth in New Zealand

Westpac Life NZ Limited (Westpac) has selected TCS BaNCS Insurance to assist the financial institution to upgrade and transform its Life Insurance software platform.

Kevin Crowley, Head of Insurance, Westpac, said, “After an extensive evaluation process, we selected TCS BaNCS Insurance solution due to its flexibility, ease of configuration and strategic technical fit with our insurance-related business requirements. The transformation programme will enable the insurance business to respond rapidly to the changing market conditions as well as offer improved levels of service to Westpac’s customers.”

Pradipta Pandit, Product Head – TCS Financial Solutions, said, “We are delighted to be working with Westpac to introduce new and exciting insurance products in New Zealand. The innovative platform will provide Westpac the ability to define, configure and launch new products in a swift and efficient style. Our experienced delivery team is looking forward to activating another successful TCS BaNCS implementation.”

“We are very pleased to be partnering with Westpac’s Insurance division in New Zealand and see this as a strategic expansion of our growing relationship with Westpac, both in New Zealand and in Australia,” stated Deborah Hadwen, Chief Executive Officer, Tata Consultancy Services – Australia and New Zealand.

TCS BaNCS Insurance provides a complete end-to-end solution for the insurance business, supporting all mainstream products, sales channels, and lifecycle functionalities, including customer management, product definition, policy administration, claims management, insurance accounting, and reinsurance. TCS BaNCS Insurance supports insurance firms of different sizes and complexities across the globe and offers functionally rich, flexible and user-friendly support for insurance operations. The solution operates through an easy-to-use web-based interface supporting global organizations having multiple languages and currencies. The solution can be easily customized to meet the specific business needs of any insurance service provider.

Indiatimes Shopping crosses Rs. 1-Crore a Day Mark

Indiatimes Shopping has crossed Rs.1-crore a day mark in sales and clocked over Rs.20 crore in July.

Rishi Khiani, CEO, Times Internet Ltd., said, “With a comprehensive range of products, the best deals and our reliable and timely service initiatives like the next-day delivery promise we have been seeing a constant rise in our sales. We will continue to build on these strengths that our customers have come to expect from us. Our mission is to delight each and every customer on our portal.”

The top-selling category on the site is the mobile phone, with 40 per cent of the sales coming from this category alone. Closely following on its heels are computers, mobile accessories, computer accessories, apparel and electronic goods. 17 per cent of the sales were gifts. The top grossing brands are also from the mobile phone category and include BlackBerry, Nokia and Micromax.

Kavveri Telecom rolls out new product for North American Market

Kavveri Telecom has launched a new product for the North American market. This product is a 16dBi Array Antennae in AWS Band (1710-2155 mhz) which will be used for cellular networks in AWS Band in North America. The requirement of this product is estimated to be about US$10 million over a period of next three years.

Shivakumar Reddy, Managing Director, Kavveri Telecom Products Limited, said, “We, at Kavveri Telecom, have our pulse on the North American market and have launched this product to take care of the demand in this sector. We are confident that the returns on this investment will be high and it will greatly enhance our market value.”

Sony Ericsson and Qualcomm debut Smartphone Portfolio in India

Sony Ericsson, in collaboration with Qualcomm, has launched its latest smartphones – Xperia ray and Xperia active in India. The Company brings these smartphones on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform, Qualcomm Incorporated’s high-performance Snapdragon S2 processor and comes packed with Sony’s camera technologies, in addition to its own capabilities to enhance multimedia experiences for users.

With a 3.3 inch-screen, the Xperia ray features 1 GHz processor, camera capabilities and HD video recording. The Xperia active is a compact smartphone which is targeted at consumers with an active lifestyle. Being dust-proof and water-resistant does not stop this phone from being supported by the same technologies as the Xperia ray, and its 3-inch screen and 5-mega pixel camera are as delightful. This rugged smartphone uniquely incorporates wet finger tracking, to ensure that the phone works perfectly when either the screen or a user’s fingers are wet. Sony Ericsson Xperia ray comes in Orange /White, Orange/ Black colours.
P. Balaji, Managing Director, Sony Ericsson, India, said, “Sony Ericsson is a playful and dynamic brand. We aim to reach all those who are young at heart and indulge in gadgets that imbibe style and utility. The launch of the Xperia ray and active continues our journey into tapping the smartphone market in India. With the launch of Xperia arc and PLAY in April, we marked a milestone through the collaborations and innovations we brought to the market. While the Xperia ray makes for a sleek companion, the Xperia active is the perfect partner for Indian consumers with a hectic lifestyle, especially those who are outdoors. The unique proposition of our phones is strengthened by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S2 processor that ensures that users run multiple apps smoothly and do more than one thing on-the-go.”
“We congratulate Sony Ericsson on the launch of Xperia ray and Xperia active, powered by Qualcomm’s highly integrated Snapdragon S2 processor. Combining GHz processing power, rich graphics, HD video, and best-in-class 3G HSPA connectivity, Xperia ray and Xperia active are compelling devices that will cater to sleek and sporty consumer lifestyles,” said Dr. Sandeep Sibal, Country Manager & Vice-President – Business Development, Qualcomm India and South Asia.

Aspect releases Social Media into the Contact Center

Aspect has released Aspect Social Media Channel Integration to help businesses turn social media engagements into productive customer dialogues that create a positive experience and deliver significant business value. With the Aspect solution, organizations can better manage their interactions with today’s hyper-connected consumers who are increasingly relying on social media not only to communicate with peers but to seek answers about products and services.

Aspect’s approach addresses the complete business issue of routing the right issue at the right time to the right resource, managing the resources needed for an effective social media response, and measuring the efficacy of the social media strategy. Aspect customers can apply Aspect’s sophisticated workflow rules, call center performance analytics, and workforce optimization capabilities to social media-based communications. This allows social media communications to be easily integrated into the overall customer contact strategy as a distinct channel, leveraging existing resources and investments. It ensures that this new channel can be compared to and put in the context of the total engagement strategy, rather than remaining an isolated medium. The Aspect solution provides a powerful engagement framework backed by Aspect Unified IP.

Aspect Social Media Channel Integration customers can productively respond, plan for, and measure social media interactions through Aspect’s core interaction management and workforce optimization capabilities. Aspect’s vendor-agnostic approach supports its open standards methodology, giving customers complete freedom as to which social media monitoring tools they choose. This approach also enables Aspect to easily integrate with new social media channels as they emerge.