Telit Boosts Presence in India with Major R&D Center in Bangalore

Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), is expanding its presence in India with a substantial R&D center in Bangalore. With the recent acquisition of Silicon Valley-based GainSpan Corporation, a wireless connectivity solution provider specializing in design and development of ultra-low power Wi-Fi technology, Telit gained about 60 software development, application and support engineers in one of India’s top high-tech regions.

The new Telit R&D center will continue working on Wi-Fi technologies for battery-powered devices along with related intellectual property (IP) in embedded software, including network stacks and application reference designs. Efforts from the Bangalore team have resulted in state-of-the-art developments in Wi-Fi and advanced security protocols, reflected in key patents that have influenced Wi-Fi industry standards. Wi-Fi is a desirable technology for IoT applications and the arrival of ultra-low-power options opens the door to a vast market of battery-powered application areas that have been protracted to date.

ABI Research forecasts the global wireless connectivity market, excluding cellular, to reach more than 10 billion annual integrated circuit shipments by 2021, with 47% of devices enabled by Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi will see its most significant growth in IoT verticals, such as wearables, automotive, the smart home, and other nascent IoT verticals that demand low power. With the new Bangalore R&D center, Telit bolsters its foothold in India and augments talent and capabilities critical to maintaining its innovation leadership edge. The strategic move will enable Telit customers to benefit from an extensive end-to-end IoT solutions portfolio, now addressing the growing market of battery-powered devices that rely on Wi-Fi and other low-power technologies.

“With the new Bangalore R&D center, we look forward to working closely with our solution partners to help our customers leverage the power of an IoT solutions portfolio that now addresses the full gamut of technologies for the growing market of battery-powered devices, including Wi-Fi, BLE and other low-power technologies,” said Ashish Gulati, Country Head, Telit India. “Access to the existing GainSpan talent at the Bangalore facility brings Telit into a leadership position in technology development capabilities. The resulting combined R&D strength helps us to deliver even more comprehensive solutions to our target segments and customers.”

The recent acquisition of GainSpan strengthens the company’s “sensor-to-cloud” solution proposition and positions Telit to better exploit new short range opportunities leveraging existing products including cellular, BT/BLE, GNSS modules; IoT connectivity and platform services. The integration of the unique variety of low-power Wi-Fi technology from GainSpan, with low standby current and fast wake-up time into the Telit portfolio enables customers to extend the battery life of their devices for years. Additionally, customer devices can be designed with a simple and inexpensive MCU or without one at all, enabling increased sales to existing customers and the capture of customers in new segments.

electronica India 2016 and productronica India 2016 return to become the biggest ever trade fairs in the Indian ESDM industry

electronica India 2016 and productronica India 2016, the leading trade fairs for electronic components and manufacturing technologies take place from September 21-23, 2016 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) in Bangalore. This edition is set to be the biggest edition of the trade fairs marked by over 400 exhibitors representing 650 companies from 16 countries including Japan, France, Korea, Malaysia, Switzerland to name a few. The trade fairs will also see country pavilions from six countries, Germany, UK, China, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong.

The participation of leading exhibitors from across the industry reaffirmed the need and focus of electronica India 2016 and productronica India 2016 as an industry event. These include Murata, Rohm, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, Bosch, NXP, Master Instruments Corporation, Juki India, NMTronics, Panasonic India, Samsung, Maxim SMT, Kaynes Technologies, Sahasra, Transtec, Mycronic, Komax, Atotech, Leaptech, SGS Tekniks, and many more.

Concurrent to the trade fairs, there will be various conferences, a buyer-seller forum, a B2G (business to government) forum, and exclusive pavilions from IPC India and CLIK (Consortium of Electronic Industries of Karnataka).

The trade fairs for the first time will have participation from various Indian states including Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh in the State Pavilion. ELCINA and Messe München India have jointly organized Invest India – a CEO forum, wherein the states will bring in attractive investment opportunities in the Electronics System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) space to domestic as well as global manufacturing firms.

The electronics market in India is expected to reach USD 400 billion by 2020 and PCB, being the backbone of almost all electronics product – hold huge growth potential in India. As per ELCINA’s research, the PCB industry in India is expected to grow up to USD 6 billion by 2020. Messe München India and ELCINA are jointly introducing ‘India PCB Tech’, which will showcase the PCB technologies from the best manufactures and their suppliers from across the globe to cater to the growing demand of PBCs in various industry segments. The joint initiative will bring the entire PCB industry eco-system and related supply chain together.

The trade fairs are largely supported by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), and leading national and international associations such as the Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA), India Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA), National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association (CEAMA), the Consortium of Electronic Industries in Karnataka (CLIK), the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association (ZVEI) and many more, resulting in the outstanding quality of electronica India and productronica India.

According to Mr. Bhupinder Singh, CEO, Messe München India, “electronica India and productronica India have been promoting electronics manufacturing in India by attracting the leading electronic companies from across the globe to showcase their latest technologies in the Indian market and partner with the domestic manufacturing companies. This year, we have reached an important milestone by being the biggest ever edition and to ensure return on our exhibitors’ investments, we will be organizing the largest ever buyer-seller forum wherein India’s largest manufacturing companies from various segments viz. EMS, automotive, consumer electronics, defense and aerospace, industrial electronics etc. will make their sourcing decisions. Considering Indian Government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative to encourage domestic manufacturing and to invite the investors, we are organizing the biggest ever investor summit in the ESDM segment with the participation from 10 states, creating tremendous business opportunities for the stakeholders”

electronica India and productronica India 2016 will showcase latest offerings in categories including semiconductor and display manufacturing, soldering technology, PCB and other circuit-carrier manufacturing, test and measurement, quality assurance, Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS), production materials/equipment, environmental technology and clean-room technology, organic and printed electronics etc with exhibitors from across the industry. The trade fairs will be held in conjunction with LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA 2016 and creating attractive synergies and added value for visitors.

Greenwood High students celebrate 12 years of preaching Yoga

Students at Greenwood High International School celebrated the second edition of International Yoga Day joining the rest of the world with rolled out yoga mats today. More than 3000 students began the day with a yoga practice organized at its campus at Varthur, Sarjapur Road.

“We have included Yoga, as a subject in our school curriculum for over a decade. We have special Yoga instructors who help the students practice yoga ritually. Yoga also holds the power to enhance discipline and concentration in children. It brings the mind, body and spirit together and helps reduce anxiety and muscle tension. Prior to board exams, Greenwood also conducts special yoga classes to improve the children’s concentration as well as to calm their exam fears. This is done through meditations and specific Asanas”, said Ms. Niru Agarwal, Trustee, Greenwood High.









GREENWOOD HIGH AT A GLANCE . . .

Greenwood High is a highly-reputed Day cum Residential International School in Bangalore, India established in 2004 offering IB, IGCSE and ICSE curriculum. We are the only International School in Bangalore to have received the honour of bagging 5 National awards and to be ISO 18001:2007 accredited with a “Safety and Health Management Systems Certificate”. Greenwood High stands out with complete nurturing care, emphasizing on the all round development of the student. The futuristic curriculum lays equal emphasis on academics and personality development. With over 3100 students Greenwood High not only focuses of educational “best practices”, but also thrives to provide total personality and intellectual development.

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Greenwood High Student finishes Top 2 in the US Kids European Golf Championship 2016

Greenwood High student Ms. Avani Prashanth of Grade IV has finished Top 2 among Girls in the Girls 9 Age Category in the US Kids European Golf Championship 2016 held at Longniddry, East Lothian, Scotland recently. Avani was the best performing Indian amongst girls in the tournament and played a round of 2 under par on the last day of the tournament to finish with an even-par score of 108 over 3 days. Avani demonstrated superior skill to manage the cold temperatures of 10-14 degrees and wind speeds of 24 kmph that are very different from Bangalore. She also had to adapt to a Links Golf course and very hard greens that do not grip the ball well.

The tournament in the Girls 9 age category was won by Ms. Rosie Bee Kim of UK, who played 5 under par 103 for the tournament. Over 630 junior Golfers across various age categories from over 50 countries descended on East Lothian, Scotland to participate in the prestigious U.S. Kids European Golf Championship, the young champions had a chance to make history at the birthplace of Golf.

Ms. Niru Agarwal, Trustee, Greenwood High International School said “We at Greenwood High are elated at Avani’s latest performance and wish her the best in her future endeavors. We commend Avani for her dedication and persistence towards the sport and would continue to support her with any help we can provide. She has always been an inspiring example to other students and we congratulate her on her recent achievement”.

Avani was awarded the order of Merit Trophy for 2015 by South Zone Junior Golf, under the auspices of the Indian Golf Union, for scoring the highest merit points by winning all the tournaments she participated. She has also finished Top 3 and Top 4 in her age group at the US kids World championship held in 2014 and 2015 at Pinehurst, North Carolina respectively.




Avani started learning golf when she was 3 years 10 month under Mr. Nathan Sundaram. She currently trains under Mr. Abdul Raheem KH, practices at Eagleton Golf Course at Bidadi and is presently busy preparing for the US Kids World Championship in Pinehurst, North Carolina in August 2016.

GREENWOOD HIGH AT A GLANCE . . .

Greenwood High is a highly-reputed Day cum Residential International School in Bangalore, India established in 2004 offering IB, IGCSE and ICSE curriculum. We are the only International School in Bangalore to have received the honour of bagging 5 National awards and to be ISO 18001:2007 accredited with a “Safety and Health Management Systems Certificate”. Greenwood High stands out with complete nurturing care, emphasizing on the all round development of the student. The futuristic curriculum lays equal emphasis on academics and personality development. With over 3100 students Greenwood High not only focuses of educational “best practices”, but also thrives to provide total personality and intellectual development.

Welcoming the 6th edition of India’s biggest social media festival

Social Media Week, from June 9-10, will explore how digital technology has successfully been used for good

June 9 – 10 this year has been earmarked for the 6th edition of the Social Media Week, at India’s biggest start-up hub – Bangalore! One of the most popular platforms worldwide to discuss the power of technology and global impact, SMW Bangalore has speakers from all over the world who are experts in the digital space.

Social Media Week is an independently organized event that has become hugely popular with technology and social media enthusiasts from across the subcontinent. Technology today is changing the way people connect, consume and communicate. This welcome change in technology and communications drives the global theme for 2016 – ‘The Invisible Hand’: Hidden Forces of Technology (and how we can Harness it for Good).

SMW is a platform to interact with experts and explore new opportunities and avenues for growth. With its diverse line-up of speakers, SMW aims to highlight the cause and effect of social media across industries and economies.

SMW Bangalore is expected to attract over 2000 professionals, including people from advertising & marketing, brand management, entrepreneurs, start-ups, students and other communities of relevance and interest.

SMW Bangalore will be hosted by R SQUARE Consulting, an integrated marketing services agency. “The evolution of communications technology primarily catered to the growing demand for staying interconnected, even when mobile. However, mobiles and other smart devices have had a far-reaching impact on behaviour and efficiency, owing to creative uses. This edition of Social Media Week at India’s IT headquarters, brings together experts who have first-hand experience of how this has panned out – from establishing a stronger connect between brands and customers to grow the invisible horizon” Rohit Varma, Founder R SQUARE and Director Social Media week.

Furlenco unveiled the first look of its infomercial with TVF in Pune

By joining hands with India’s favorite online hangout, the furniture rental giant discloses its expansion plans in Pune targeting the youth with their aspirational products

Furlenco, India’s first and largest online furniture rental company revealed the first look of its infomercial in association with TVF (The Viral Fever), a popular digital content platform, at Pune’s Hard Rock Café. The furniture rental giant also announced its expansion plans in the city amidst a mixed audience including media, first few customers of Furlenco from Pune, TVF Team, Furlenco exec team, Members from Lightbox Venture Capital team and many more.

Based out of Bangalore, Furlenco was established in the year 2012, followed by its Mumbai launch in October 2015 with the purpose of elevating the living standards of urban aspirers who often end up compromising on their need for a good-looking home due to lack of desirable and convenient solutions. Furlenco gives them access to premium and aspirational products which can be used for as long as it is required, without investing heavily in buying it. After beautifying 5000+ homes in Bangalore and Mumbai in the past one year, Furlenco made its grand entry into the Pune market riding on a campaign with Uber on 1st April. The Pune operations will coincide with launch of three new offerings including a Chill Zone, Bachelor’s Pad and Sleepover. Customers can place their orders online at Furlenco and get free doorstep delivery and installations within a week. They can also swap furniture annually based on their needs.

Commenting on the launch, Ajith Mohan Karimpana, Founder and CEO of Furlenco said, “TVF is an immensely popular youth-centric digital content platform in our country, which boasts of more than 15,00,000 viewers. The idea of launching an infomercial with TVF came from a simple thought of introducing Furlenco to the youth of this city as well as all the other metropolitan cities, who are also our target group. We aim to make aspirations of Pune’s aspirers more accessible by providing premium designer furniture on rent. They can now Have Everything and Buy Nothing.”

From the living room to bedroom and dining, Furlenco makes furnishing a house quick, easy and affordable. Carefully designed & curated, Furlenco’s premium furniture packages come with exquisite soft furnishing, home decor and accessories on a monthly subscription fee. This Pune launch is a part of Furlenco’s nationwide expansion, which it will follow by setting up its operations across every tier 1 city in India. By reaching out to every urban Indian on the move, Furlenco envisions to create a successful global name in the rental furniture service category and provide a seamless rental experience to all its customers.

360Ride Announces ‘Doctor on-Wheels’ on World Health Day to the Villages around Bengaluru, Delhi & NCR

The Campaign will strive to Educate the villages on‘Health & Hygiene’

360Ride, a Bengaluru-based start-up that offers a ride-sharing platform for personal vehicle owners, today announced the launch of ‘Doctor on-Wheels’ campaign, to promote health and hygiene practices in villages around Bangalore, Delhi & NCR.

The Doctor On-Wheels campaign will reach out to possible villages like Nelanmangala, Hosakote and Anekal around Bangalore; and Narela, Alipur and Najafgarh around Delhi & NCR. The campaign will use the services of doctors registered on the 360Ride sharing platform.

360Ride will organize a day long Free Health Check-up & a Knowledge Sharing Session on benefits of Healthy Hygiene Practices. A local school will be identified, which will be used as a venue for the campaign. The first hundred registered people from these villages will be given a free hand wash to encourage them to follow the healthy hygiene practices conveyed during the session.The Knowledge Sharing Sessions will be handled by trained registered doctors. The initiative will be implemented during the month of May 16 – May 22, 2016.

According to World Bank, India loses Rs. 24,000 cr.annually due to lack of hygiene.The cost of treatment for diseases due to poor hygiene was estimated at over Rs 17,000 crore.Worldwide, millions of people are infected with neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), many of which are water or hygiene-related, such as Guinea Worm Disease, Buruli Ulcer, Trachoma, and Schistosomiasis. These diseases are most often found in places with unsafe drinking water, poor sanitation, and insufficient hygiene practices.

Speaking about the campaign Lokesh Bevara, CEO and Co-founder, 360Ride said, “We are excited to announce ‘Doctor on-wheels’ Campaign from 360Ride on World Health Day to bring about hygiene and health awareness messages to the nearby villages of Bengaluru, Delhi & NCR. We will strive to reach out and educate over 4000 people in these areas. The idea is to make each one of them understand healthy hygiene practices.”

Greenwood High Students holds 1st TEDx Conference

The students of Greenwood High International School organized their first ever TEDx event- TEDxGWHSchool, under the auspices of TED. The event saw participation of around 100 students from various schools in a gala event filled with brilliant speakers, thought-provoking video and mind-blowing conversation. The theme for this event, which was an independently organized TED event, was ‘Transcending Synapses’. The event had eminent personalities sharing ideas on the massive platform.

The event, curated over the last seven months through organized efforts of the students, offered a platform to unleash new ideas, inspire and inform the students across the city. Focusing on its theme, the event revolved around Cultural Gaps, Language and Misunderstanding and ‘Why Ideas Take so Long to Spread’. The event hosted renowned urban vigilantes as guest speakers who spoke about their experiences and ideas in the context of this theme. Speakers such as Subrat Mohanty, Manoj Kabre, Radhika Nathan, Dr. Raju Gubbi, Meera K, Nelson Vadassery spoke at length about their journey and shared their inspired narratives with the attendees at the event.

Students from the organizing team, Ms. Raksha Murali, Content Producer, Ms. Shaili Mathur, Sponsorship and Funds Manager and Ms. Riya Agrawal, Event Manager said, “TEDxGWHSchool gave us the opportunity to galvanize our talents while balancing our other responsibilities as students. We learned a great deal about the nitty-gritty of finances, business and developing inter-personal relationships. We spent months and countless hours in scriptwriting and rehearsing that helped us put on a great show. Sketching out a schedule, overseeing logistics, procuring supplies, and planning the numerous attendee activities was a mammothous task and we shall forever be indebted to Greenwood for giving us the opportunity to carry out the event.

Ms. Niru Agarwal, Trustee, Greenwood High International School, said, “Obtaining a license for organising a TEDx event is a herculean task. We have always been supportive to the students and trust their capabilities to execute an event independently. The event was well thought and intricately planned by our students who had responsibly delegated work amongst themselves. We are glad that our institution has got the opportunity to host such a prestigious event. We always encourage our students to come up with new ideas and innovations and hope that this event will help bring out many such ideas among the participants”.



GREENWOOD HIGH AT A GLANCE . . .

Greenwood High is a highly-reputed Day cum Residential International School in Bangalore, India established in 2004 offering IB, IGCSE and ICSE curriculum. We are the only International School in Bangalore to have received the honour of bagging 5 National awards and to be ISO 18001:2007 accredited with a “Safety and Health Management Systems Certificate”. Greenwood High stands out with complete nurturing care, emphasizing on the all round development of the student. The futuristic curriculum lays equal emphasis on academics and personality development. With over 3100 students Greenwood High not only focuses of educational “best practices”, but also thrives to provide total personality and intellectual development.

For Further details contact –
K2 Communications Pvt Ltd:
Sumit Jain
Mob: 9886021715
Email: sumit.jain@k2communications.in

Medikoe Ties Up With Manipal to Launch In-App SOS Feature For Emergency Medical Services

Customers can click the SOS Button to alert 5 people about any medical emergency and get immediate help from Manipal Emergency Care

Medikoe has disbursed 30 ambulances for immediate assistance in cases of health crisis and accidents.

Medikoe, the first online medical platform to provide value-added offers on 360-degree Healthcare & Wellness products and services on a single platform, has joined hands with “Manipal Ambulance Response Service” (MARS) along with technology partner Helpzone Technologies to initiate emergency care treatment in Bangalore. The new SOS feature on Medikoe’s app allows the customer to alert 5 people about the medical emergency including the geo-location, as well as get automatically directed to the first level emergency consultation by Manipal Doctors. If need be, they can also get access to an ambulance rushed to the emergency location as fast as possible.

Commenting on this association, Sreevalsan Menon, Founder and CEO of Medikoe said, “Living independently in metro cities these days can be risky for older adults, senior citizens or ailing individuals. Moreover, we come across cases of emergencies like road accidents quite often. When we encounter such crisis situations that also include elder treatments, cardiac arrest etc., finding the right number to calling in a hurry becomes tough. Moreover, if the patients are outside their town when they need emergency care, it is quite possible that they may not be aware of how to contact the closest hospital with advanced emergency care facilities.

Dr. Sudarshan Ballal, Chariman, Manipal Health Enterprises said, “By joining hands with a holistic platform like Medikoe, we will be able to provide total monitored emergency medical assistance during any crisis situation. Capitalizing on Medikoe’s wide reach, we will also help the patients and community at large, save precious lives during the ‘golden hour’, Along with our technology partner Helpzone Technologies.

“Helpzone Technologies has piloted a brand-new concept of “Titanium Seconds” with Manipal Hospitals Bangalore with the primary objective of enabling consumers’ quick access to credible medical emergency assistance within a few seconds of raising an alert. With the Medikoe partnership, we hope that a larger number of citizens can make use of the service” says Deepa Jeetu, cofounder Helpzone Technologies.

Launched in October 2015, Medikoe was brought into existence by ex-IBM colleagues Sreevalsan Menon and Raman Shukla, as a disrupter in the online healthcare space. The non-availability of prescribed medicines online, lack of information on healthcare services in different cities and lack of access to verified and specialised home care treatment faced in daily life convinced them to introduce this novel platform.

Treebo expands its operations to Pune and Kolkata

Treebo, a Bangalore based tech-enabled chain of reliable hotels today announced the launch of its operations in Pune and Kolkata. The startup will initially launch one property each in these cities, thereby extending their presence to 52 hotels in 11 cities. With Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad already covered, the company has now established presence in all major metros in India.

Commenting on this expansion, Sidharth Gupta, co-founder of Treebo said, “Expanding into Pune and Kolkata is a significant milestone for us as these are important travel destinations for both business and leisure traveller. They will also act as hubs for us to extend our presence to the tier 2 and tier 3 cities in the western and eastern regions of the country.”

Treebo works with standalone hotels to help them improve their quality standards and capture a higher market share. The company markets these properties under its brand name and has exclusive rights to market the full inventory of the hotel. It uses technology to maintain a constant oversight and control on the quality of service offered by the hotel.


“We have been pioneering a host of new industry initiatives including a mobile app for our operations team to conduct daily quality audits, a crowdsourcing platform to receive independent feedback, a robust ecosystem of service providers for WIFI, breakfast and laundry. These mechanisms help us maintain high quality standards even as we expand rapidly, ” said Gupta.

The company said it will continue its expansion in new and existing territories reaching a network of 10,000 rooms in 20 cities by the end of 2016.