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Month: November 2006 (page 2 of 6)

What is IP television?

Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) is digital television delivered on your television (and not PC) through high speed internet (broadband) connection. In this service, channels are encoded in IP format and delivered to the TV through a set top box. IPTV service also includes video on demand, which is similar to watching video CDs/DVDs using a VCD/DVD player.

How does it work?

IPTV converts a television signal into small packets of computer data like any other form of online traffic such as email or a web page. There are three main components of IPTV. First, the TV and content head end, where the TV channels are received and encoded and also other content like videos which are stored. The second component is the delivery network, which is broadband and landline network provided by a telecom operators such as MTNL.

The third component is the set top box, which……………….

Read More @ Economictimes

Strong Global Demand for MMS and Mobile Email

Multimedia messaging (MMS) has become a popular service among mobile phone users worldwide and mobile email may have even greater potential, according to a survey commissioned by the GSM Association.

More than 40% of the 3,061 consumers surveyed by Circle Research in Europe, North America and Asia regard MMS, which allows mobile phone users to swap pictures, music and video, as an indispensable service, while 38% see mobile email in the same light.

When asked which mobile data services they prefer, the respondents ranked text messaging (SMS) first, followed by email and MMS ranked third.

“This comprehensive survey shows that there is considerable……………..

Read More @ Cellular-News

IT majors eyeing Vizag

IT majors and IT-enabled services units are eyeing Visakhapatnam and many IT units are likely to come up in the near future, according to Mr Shakti Sagar, the convener (IT and communications panel) of the AP region of the Confederation of Indian Industry. He was addressing a conference on “bridging the digital divide” here on Friday, organised by the Vizag zone of the CII.

He said Vizag had the potential to become a major IT centre, with a vast talent pool and congenial atmosphere. The infrastructure would have to be built up. Mr D. Ramakrishna, MD of Efftronics Systems Pvt Ltd, emphasised the need for improving human resources. Mr G. Vivekananda, the Chairman of the CII (Andhra Pradesh), and Dr Varma Vegesna, the Vizag zone vice-chairman, also spoke.

Read More @ Business Line

TCS to train science grads to tackle manpower crunch

Mr S. Ramadorai, CEO & Managing Director, Tata Consultancy Services, during a press conference in the Capital on Friday. To tackle the manpower crunch in the IT industry, TCS has announced that it would start a seven-month training programme for science graduates. At present, the company employs only engineering graduates.

Around 500 science graduates are now being trained under the pilot programme in Chennai.

To tackle the manpower crunch in the IT industry, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced that it would start a seven-month training programme for science graduates.

Around 500 science graduates are now being trained under the pilot programme at its Chennai facility. However, depending on the success of the programme, TCS plans to scale up and make offers to 2,000 science graduates during the next fiscal.

Read More @ Hindu Businessline

IBM bags Pentagon’s computer contract

The Pentagon awarded almost $500 million in contracts to IBM and Cray on Tuesday to design a supercomputer several times as fast as today’s most powerful systems.

The Cray contract is for $250 million and the IBM contract is for $244 million, to be spent during the next four years. They prevailed over Sun Microsystems. The contracts are part of the High Productivity Computing Systems program being led by the Pentagon’s research arm, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or Darpa.

Read More @ DNA

Microsoft acquires 10% stake in TCS’ China venture

US software company Microsoft has picked up 10% stake in TCS China, a joint venture promoted by Mumbai-based IT services company, Tata Consultancy Services and three Chinese companies.

The US software behemoth has signed an investment agreement to join the JV, a company statement said. The agreement was signed at an Indo-Chinese business forum, which had been addressed by Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday. The entry of Microsoft follows the granting of the business operating licence to TCS China.

Read More @ Economic Times

Company and Logo Relations Demystified

What does a logo signify ????

Does it means a lot for the company !!!!

Read More on what Major companies logos are meant for , what they depict …and how they came into existence @ Ravi Mevcha ‘s Blog

Oracle grows stronger in Lahore

Oracle Pakistan announced on Wednesday that it is strengthening its presence in Lahore as part of its expansion plan into Pakistani growth cities.

Samina Rizwan, Regional Director for Oracle South Asia Growth Economics, said Pakistan is experiencing unprecedented economic growth today and emerging companies in Pakistan’s high-growth cities provide the foundation upon which our country’s economic success would ride. “We want these companies to have lots of choice in world-class software to meet their growing information needs. Easy access to affordable technology solutions, world-class support and services to manage their business and IT infrastructure are critical to their success.”

She said the Oracle has expanded its presence into more than 45 high-growth cities across the Asia Pacific region

Read More @ Daily Times

Samsung Develops Super Thin Phone Screen

Samsung Electronics says that it has developed the thinnest reported LCD panel, one no thicker than a credit card at 0.82mm, which is 0.07mm thinner than the panel previously reported to be the world’s slimmest. The company also announced that it has developed a new mobile technology, which it is calling, “i-Lens“, for integrating the entire panel assembly, including a protective layer, into a single, thinner module that is more shock-resistant and easier to read than conventional panels.

Executive Vice President Yun Jin-hyuk, in charge of the Mobile Display Team within the Samsung Electronics LCD Business division, said, “Samsung’s R&D initiatives, including LCD module thickness reduction and reinforced shock resistance, will enable our customers to develop truly differentiated and more reliable, ultra-thin mobile products.”

Read More @ Cellular-news

Bharti ties up with Lenovo for laptops

After PCs, telecom companies are turning their attention to bundling offers for the fast-growing laptops segment. Telecom major Bharti Airtel has entered into a tie-up with Lenovo for bundling laptops with fixed broadband connection.

It is also eyeing a similar arrangement for bundling notebooks and datacards for mobile connectivity. Bharti’s primary competitor in cellular space, Reliance Communications, which already has a tie-up with Hewlett Packard for bundling its wireless data card, has now entered into similar deals with both Lenovo and HCL.

“PC penetration is essential to drive up……………………..

Read More @ Economictimes

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