C-DAC to launch 3 new products

Thursday, 11 April 2013 - 5:40am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: DNA
The centre, which, celebrates 26th foundation day today, has built T-learning Suite.

Making the education process more fun learning and interactive, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) has developed T-Learning Suite that will open new avenues, besides assisting classroom learning for students.

On the eve of its foundation day, C-DAC director general Rajat Moona said, “We will be celebrating our 26th foundation day on Thursday. Our R&D labs have been successful in developing three products — T-Learning Suite, Bio-Chemistry Analyser and EDGE (Enterprise Wide Self-Managed Network Solution).”

“All these products are targeted at a particular sector of the IT community,” Moona said.

“T-learning is a television-based doorstep educational programme, which would be seen at homes through set top box,” said senior director Mahesh Kulkarni.

Kulkarni said, “It is a platform which is available in our mother tongue. This offers the learner-viewers with the facility to take lecture notes, self-evaluation tests and access supplementary information, making learning a fun acitivity. We have tied-up with Educational Media Research Centre (EMRC) for the educational content in 80 subjects, besides there are other agencies too that will provide the content.”

The tool will help to record and convert the content, Kulkarni said, adding that there is T-Mandi, wherein farmers can get information regarding the market.

Executive director Hemant Darbari said that it is developed in 20 different languages, including Persian and Arabic. It is free to air but some content may or may not be free for all. It will depend on the subscription.

Automatic Bio-chemistry analyser

“Automatic Bio-chemistry analyser is a medical laboratory, which will automatically perform the biochemistry tests on blood samples reducing the human assistance. This analysers are based on Lamberts and Beer’s law of photo-chemistry. At one time 100 samples can be checked and it is benefical for hospitals. It weighs only 20 kgs and can conduct all blood tests like lipid profile, liver functions, glucose, urea and others,” said Vikas, staff at C-DAC Bangalore campus. He claimed that it would cost three times cheaper than the laboratory tests.

EDGE
According to a C-DAC official, it is a sort of anti-hacking system which will alert the user about the unusual behavior in the system. It is supported by the department of electronics and information technology and provides aspects like high-speed connectivity and dynamic configuration of nodes, wide range of services and security threats as well.

CM to launch products

Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan will launch the C-DAC products at Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) at 6 pm on Thursday. Indian Institute of Science, (Bengaluru) associate director Prof N Balakrishnan and Defence Research & Development Organisation’s (DRDO) Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL) top scientist and Agni-V project director Tessy Thomas will be present.

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