C-DOT launches solar powered Wi-Fi hotspots as part of Digital India programme

C-DOT launches solar powered Wi-Fi hotspots as part of Digital India programme

As part of Digital India Week, the Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) recently launched four new products, including solar powered Wi-Fi hotspots and long distance Wi-Fi.

The solar powered Wi-Fi hotspots can be used for smart cities, rural schools or panchayats, extending broadband connectivity to remote/ unconnected places. It can also be used in ship-to-ship communications on the deep seas.

Such technology can also be used for remote video surveillance and site monitoring, meteorological applications, sensor networks and disaster management networks, said C-DOT.

Apart from these, C-DOT also launched a Next Generation Network solution that will address the needs of the changing telecom sector and enable smooth transition from Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).

Digital India, which we launched last week, is about connecting people with such means. I would request the young engineers of C-DOT to develop more such devices/ products, said Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

He said Digital India would become a reality if it was complemented by the governments programme to boost local manufacturing (Make in India) and if people were trained in the relevant skills for employment.

I hope technology developed by C-DoT get translated into widely accepted products. I have asked my officials to give list of companies where C-DOT products are being used and in what numbers, Prasad said. Any quest for digital empowerment would always prosper and institutions such as C-DOT have to play a very crucial role, he added.

To demonstrate some of the products, Prasad also made a video call on the MTNL network to showcase the capability of C-DOTs Next Generation Network (NGN) product.

C-DOT has developed a 100 Gbps optical fibre cable that can transmit data up to a distance of 50 km without a booster or an amplifier.

Source: The Hindu Business Line

Smart Grid Bulletin February 2019

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