Category — Information Technology

Mercedes-Benz Inaugurates Second R&D Facility in India

Mercedes-Benz, the German automobile manufacturer opened its second research and development in Bangalore to expand R&D and IT activities in India for its parent firm Daimler AG.

“The India R&D center plays a crucial role in our global R&D organization, with 200 patents filed for innovation in automotive development since our entry into India 18 years ago,” Mercedes-Benz R&D India officiating chairman Thomas Merker said in a statement. “As India is a high potential market for us, the center will ensure that development initiatives are in accordance to customer needs,” he added.

Daimler’s chief information officer Michael Gorriz said that the new R&D center was in line with the company’s IT strategy to further expand and have diverse skills, know-how and foreign cultures.

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Cigniti Technologies Expands Engineering Operations in India

Irving, Texas-based Cigniti Technologies has invested more than $4 million in its second Global Test Engineering Center in Hyderabad, India. The facility has a cloud-enabled performance test lab in addition to labs used for testing mobile applications, compatibility, performance and stress, and robotics.

Sriram Rajaram, executive vice president of Cigniti Technologies Limited said, “This facility represents the beginning of a new phase of growth for Cigniti as we aim to become the world’s largest independent testing services company in the next few years.”

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VISA to Set Up Technology Center of Excellence in India

In a bid to strengthen its resources, global payments provider Visa has chosen Bangalore as the site for its new technology center slated to open early next year, and fully staffed by early 2017.

“India is fast becoming a global technology epicenter with an incredible pool of technology talent,” said Nitin Chandel, senior vice-president of Visa’s Developer Platform based in India.

Teams at the new center will focus on the development of key application programming interfaces  and software development kits  in order to help an expanding group of global partners more easily access VisaNet,  the technology backbone to support Visa’s payment innovations and services when creating new commerce and payment experiences.

The announcement is one of many initiatives that Visa has undertaken to strengthen its global technology resources.

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Cisco’s New Networking Products Designed in India

Networking major Cisco showcased three networking products spanning the areas of mobility, cloud and computing technologies, which were conceptualized and designed entirely at its India Engineering Center:

  • The ASR 920-O, a temperature hardened and low power consumption router designed to perform in the Indian environment
  • The ISR 800 M, a router that simplifies large-scale wireless wide area network deployments providing secure connectivity to retail stores, bank branches, and small offices
  • The MDS 9250i, Cisco’s next generation Storage Area Network  switch which enables a cost-effective SAN in a box in small enterprises while providing replication and disaster recovery capabilities to large enterprises

“The products continue Cisco’s tradition of ‘reverse innovation’, where engineers in India design products to address the requirements of emerging countries like India but end up developing products that are globally attractive and competitive,” said Amit Phadnis, president, Engineering and India Site Leader, Cisco Systems India Private Ltd.

Innovation is a core part of the Cisco culture, and $5.9 billion is invested annually in R&D worldwide, Phadnis said. 830 patents have been filed from India and 500 patents have been issued for innovations across all technologies, he added.

 

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Blackberry to Integrate Medical Devices in India

Canada’s Blackberry is launching an ambitious project in India to integrate medical devices such as scanners, ultrasound machines and electrocardiograms with their mobile phones. Cloud-based services will enable the use of data and analytics in decision making.

According to the Economic Times, the mobile phone maker is teaming up with California healthcare IT company NantHealth (whose clinical operating system connects more than 16,000 medical devices at 250+ hospitals around the globe) for this project.

“Work has started on it but we haven’t finalized an official launch date,” said Sunil Lalvani, managing director of BlackBerry India. “We are running trials with multiple hospitals in India. It includes integration with different hospital information systems as well as various medical equipment.”

The company’s  QNX operating system will be deployed in the medical devices venture. In July, Blackberry launched a version of the software designed for medical devices and said it complies with International Electrotechnical Commission standards.

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