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Networks to Expand India Operations
Networks India Ltd., networking major that took the Internet
infrastructure market by storm, is expanding its operations
in the Indian market. To begin with, it is adding manpower
to its existing staff. The company will also be opening offices
in Mumbai and Bangalore to help its sales head office for
India in New Delhi. The company is also setting up a proof
of concept center in Delhi.
the rationale, Karthik Natarajan, manager, sales-India, Juniper
Networks said, "The way we are positioning ourselves
is focussed on the fact that India is the second largest market
for us in terms Internet growth. So we are gearing ourselves
for that kind of growth."
Natarajan refused to give the exact investment amount, he
said that their major investment has gone in setting up the
offices and putting up the equipment for the proof-of concept
center. "This center would help us in demonstrating the
advantages of using Internet router at the core of a network
to the service providers that are building their infrastructure
today in the country," Natarjan pointed out.
company is already testing its products with some service
providers in the country. According to Natarajan, most of
the service providers in the country today are using legacy
systems that are based on outdated software and microprocessors.
"They are realizing that their present infrastructure
is not going to support them and they will need faster networks
to be in sync with the global trend. So we see a great demand
for our products and we already see these infrastructure builders
within the country as potential customers," he informed.
is promoting a whole range of Internet routers ranging from
M5, M10, M20, M40 to M160. It has appointed Bluestar as it's
India partner and has global partnerships with Ericsson, Alcatel
and Nortel. "Except in the US, we follow an indirect
method of marketing globally. We are following that model
in India too. While our global partners in India are responsible
for selling to big service providers and infrastructure providers,
the local partner here will target the smaller ISPs,"
Juniper is selling all its products in the country, Natarajan
feels that its M5 and M10 Internet routers will gain ground
in the Indian ISP market faster than its other products. He
also sees the smaller ISPs adopting the smaller range of Internet
routers at the core of their networks. In fact, he is confident
to make some major sales in the country this year.
launches storage management software
Corporation has introduced a new management software for mixed-vendor
information storage networks. The new software unifies and
streamlines management of heterogeneous information storage
networks, providing a single point of management for storage
area network (SAN) configuration and control.
has also announced that it has qualified four non-EMC storage
systems for interoperability in
an Enterprise Storage Network, thus enabling customers to
leverage resources in mixed-vendor environ-
ments without the need to perform their own complex testing.
to enter storage marketplace in India
Inc., a US-based producer of network test and measurement
products and network storage and appliance servers, is making
its entry into India. The company is planning to conduct a
series of seminars in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore beginning
March to create awareness about its product range.
first such event is scheduled for 20th of March in Mumbai
where the company would meet prospective distributors, system
integrators, manufacturers and OEMs, etc. In its attempt to
establish its presence here, Microtest is also looking for
distributors in Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi.
company, which entered into the network appliances market
in the late eighties, now has a wide range of products for
the storage segment. Way back in 1997, Microtest introduced
a new line of thin server network appliances products called
first product released in this product line was WebZerver,
a compact intranet server targeted at workgroups and departments
within organizations. In 1998, Microtest introduced the DiscZerver
line of appliances for small and medium-scale CD-ROM and DVD-ROM
networking and CD publishing.
Microtest's full line of network appliances and storage is
designed to make it easier for departments and workgroups
to access and manage networked CD-ROM, DVD-ROM and hard disk
resources and applications. This product line includes packaged
user-ready appliances as well as fully customizable OEM subsystem
the year 2000, Microtest made a dramatic entry into the hard
drive Network Attached Storage (HD-NAS) with the FileZerver,
an appliance developed for the workgroup NAS market.
is usually sold to OEM partners and system/storage integrators,
who embed the engine to
create leading edge, highly competitive storage servers.
FileZerver is targeted at the fast growing workgroup Network-Attached
Telecom forays into videoconferencing market
Telecom Limited (BTL), the networking and information technologies
arm of the BPL Group, has struck an alliance with VCON of
Israel to target the videoconferencing market in India.
part of its Enterprise Communication Solutions business, BTL
offers videoconferencing solutions for the entire range of
videoconferencing applications--desktop, group and studio
conferencing--for both ISDN and IP Networks.
It aims to spearhead the growth of an estimated $10 million
Indian market for enterprise applications, distance learning,
tele-medicine, financial/banking, security, legal, defense
and the government sectors.
offers these high-end videoconferencing products through a
co-branding tie-up and alliance with VCON.
develops XML content application
Technologies has designed a new web application, which converts
news stories to XML (Extensible Markup Language) files automatically
web publishing tools are designed to output content only to
one web-site. When local news producers enter into a national
or local partnership, they are usually required to re-enter
their material through a new tool.
Now, MSNBC.com affiliates will be able to quickly and easily
move their full story--headlines, text, and accompanying photographs
as XML files, to multiple web sites. This eliminates the need
to duplicate work, and allows local producers to focus on
generating fresh news stories.
new web-based application does not require affiliates to install
and configure software. It is available to any affiliate using
IE 5.0 or better, so the work of producing the local news
for the web can be divided between several writers and producers
in a local newsroom, taking news production beyond the work
of a single web producer. As an added benefit, the tool generates
files based on NITF (News Industry Text Format) standards,
meaning the files can be sent to any web site that supports
NITF and XML.
develops product for Call Centres
based Siemens Communication Software (SCS), has developed
MSBV5, a new version of its product "Multifunctional
Switch Board (MSB)" for the Advanced Multifunctional
Operator Service System (ADMOSS).
ADMOSS, a common development of SCS, is at the call center
market, which works with the world's leading digital telephone
switching system, the Siemens EWSD. It is an aid for the telephone
operator and is currently installed in about 25 countries
with more than 5500 operator positions in operation.
the MSBV5 console, which is based on standard PC hardware
and Microsoft Windows NT, ADMOSS can perform directory and
traffic assistance in a more user friendly and efficient manner.
In addition, MSBV5 aids ADMOSS offer a variety of call center
functions such as optimized call distribution, automatic booking
of calls, establishment of conferences, internet services,
launches DIAS and H-Connect
based, Banyan Networks has launched Direct Internet Access
System (DIAS) and H-Connect. Both the products have been developed
in association with IIT, Madras. H-Connect is a remote Ethernet
bridge that interconnects LANs that could be separated by
about 16 kms. The connectivity is achieved using HDSL technology
that can pump in as much as 2 mbps on ordinary twisted pair
of copper wires, depending on the distance and thickness of
the wire. H-Connect can network several educational and industrial
is an Internet access solution based on the HDSL technology
providing symmetrical high-speed access using existing telecable
networks. DIAS facilitates simultaneous voice and data over
the same telephone line providing up to 2 mbps of data. When
the telephone is in use, the data rate drops by 60 kbps and
comes back up to full rate once the telephone call is over.
As it directly connects to the ISP, it saves the subscriber
the telephone costs spent on Internet and enables the user
to be always on the Net.
introduces wireless access product
Ltd., the partner of BreezeCom Inc. in India, has introduced
BreezeACCESS 2.4, broadband wireless access system for data
and voice communications and is targeted at ISPs, access providers
employs wireless packet switched data technology to support
high-speed IP services including fast access to the Internet
and VPN. BreezeACCESS users are provided with a network connection
that is always on, supporting immediate access to the Internet
and other IP services at data rates of up to 3 Mbps. NM
3D Graphics Workstation Speeds Past Sun
says that its newly-launched Unix-based computing workstation,
offers nearly two times the performance of similarly configured
new UltraSparc-III based servers from Sun Microsystems.
IBM Model 170 workstation features the most powerful Unix
3D graphics capability on the market. The IBM Model 170 Unix
workstation uses copper-fueled microprocessors and the latest
GXT6000P 3D graphics accelerator from IBM and is ideal for
companies designing products such as airplanes and automobiles.
Model 170 workstation contains a built-in service processor
designed to continuously monitor operations and take preventative
or corrective actions as well as perform sophisticated remote
system management functions.
Model 170 is priced at Rs. 500,000. NM