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MobiApps Launches India Operations

US based MobiApps; a provider of wireless communications technology has launched its operations in India by opening a development center in Bangalore.

MobiApps Incorporated is a wholly owned Indian subsidiary, with its current operations in Arlington, Virginia and Singapore. The Bangalore operations will work on developing next generation wireless technologies.

The company will promote both product developments as well as fundamental technology research in the field of wireless protocol stacks for GPRS, WTLS and UMTS to middleware, application servers and mobile applications development as well as deployment.

The company is a development partner for vendors such as Nokia, Intel, PalmOS, Motorola, Nextel International Inc, and Ericsson. NM

Tektronix's Testing Equipment Bags Technology Award

Fiberoptic Product News has selected OTS9000 optical test system from Tektronix a provider of optical network test and monitoring equipment for a 2000 Technology Award based on its significant contribution to the optical industry.

Fiberoptic Product News editors selected the award nominees in each of five categories based on design, technological innovation, and usefulness. The publication's readers were asked to vote on the "top product", resulting in the OTS9000 receiving the award for test equipment.NM

Conexant To Develop Cable Modems With Samsung

Conexant Systems has entered into an agreement with Samsung Electronics to develop a range of cable modem products using Conexant's InfoSurge family of broadband communication ICs and software. Cone-xant's InfoSurge family features the industry's only single-chip programmable cable modem device designed to meet the needs and standards of the global marketplace.

SCM120R external Ethernet cable modem, the first Conexant-based product in Samsung's portfolio has received CableLabs' certification. NM

ITTIAM Begins India Operations

Ittiam Systems Pvt. Ltd. has launched its India operations. Headquartered in Bangalore, the venture is represented in the U.S.A and the UK.

Ittiam is focused on Digital Signal Processor (DSP) based systems in wireline, wireless audio-speech and video-imaging markets. DSP systems are

the core of new age devices from mobile phones, digital modems, MP3 players, digital still cameras, palm tops to high end disk drives, motor control and so on. NM

D-Link To Network XLRI Jamshedpur And IIT Khargpur

D-Link has bagged the contract to network the Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur and IIT Khargpur. The Jamshedpur based management school has a 750-node campus wide network with managed switches and fibre optic backbone while IIT Khargpur has a 4000 node hostel network, UTP cabling and will see 28 kilometers of fibre optic cable with fibre accessories. The cost of the entire project is estimated at Rs. 1.5 crore.

Other key institutions in the east, which D-Link has networked, are the Asiatic Society, National Library, Kolkata and IDCOL Software, Orissa and so on. D-Link is also a communication partner for XLRI, which is using D-Link's active and passive components. The cost of the project is estimated to be in the range of Rs. 45 lakhs. NM

ICSoft Updates Rainmail Intranet Server

Chennai based ICSoft has launched a new version of its product Rainmail Intranet Server, which helps integrate a corporate LAN with Internet. Based on Red Hat Linux, Rainmail Intranet Server offers integrated internal and external messaging through e-mail. The server also features firewalls and anti-virus protection toolkit.

Rainmail Intranet Server offers the flexibility of connecting to the Internet using dial-up lines, cable modems or leased lines. ICSoft claims this to be the only product to offer the same set of features in all the above scenarios. Rainmail Intranet Server can be installed and maintained by small firms that do not have dedicated technical personnel. Rainmail Intranet Server provides additional functionality in the form of a Web server for building dynamic intranets, a file server for storing company data and packet filtering firewall for protection against IP spoofing and DOS attacks. Additionally, it also provides you with "Email Domains"—they help corporates implement intranet and VPN solutions without investing in expensive leased lines. NM

Motorola And Conexant Strike Alliance

Conexant Systems and Motorola have entered into an agreement to define, develop and manufacture system silicon solutions for broadband communications devices.

As part of the agreement, Conexant will supply standard cable modem chipsets to Motorola's Broadband Communications Sector and will support Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector as a second source for these devices. In addition, Conexant and Motorola will collaborate to create new, customized silicon solutions for cable modems, set-top terminals and Voice-over-IP (VoIP) products. These silicon solutions will be produced and sold by Conexant and Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector to Motorola's Broadband Communications Sector. NM

DV2000 Passes Multivendor Interoperability Test

Intel Opens E-business Development Centre In Bangalore
Intel Corporation has opened the Intel Solution Center in Bangalore to accelerate deployment of e-business applications on Intel-based servers. The center will provide solution providers and system integrators solutions for e-business and networking, ranging from server hardware, network infrastructure, operating systems, middleware, databases to e-business application packages.

This will be followed by the opening of 15 solution centers worldwide in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific.

The new Intel Solution Center will provide hardware, software, lab testing equipment, engineering services that solution providers and system integrators will use to validate and deploy e-business and networking solutions in conjunction with leading industry suppliers. NM

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