Projects Info | 14 - 20 January 2008

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Telebrand launches Table-Mate
Telebrands India launches Table-Mate the portable, folding and easy to store table. Table Mate has been designed keeping in mind the space constrain faced by urban people. This portable table is easy to assemble with out tools. It is light weight and can be set in any place and used by students and elderly people. Table-Mate is an ultimate portable table for anything you would use a table surface for eating, serving table, side table, lap top table, study desk, reading, writing, drawing, board games, gardening. Table-Mate can be adjusted for six different heights and three different angles.

Tagit's new mobile technology out TAGIT Pte Ltd, a Singaporebased mobile solutions company, announced the launch of its new mobile image recognition technology which will enable camera phone users to connect with any media channel to obtain information or digital content from any advertised brand product or enterprise service. Trials of the new technology are scheduled to commence in India exclusively on Nokia camera phones, company said in a release. Increasing adoption of camera phones offers a huge potential for brand advertisers and enterprises as it speeds up fulfillment in response to customers needs.

The process starts with one snap of the camera phone by which a user captures the "tagged" image. The Tagit application software then decodes and enables the user to obtain information about the product or service in both text and visual form. The user may decide to make a purchase through the transaction feature in Tagit, which will connect the user directly to the e-commerce site of the business.

Suzuki launched new car
Suzuki's A-Star to be launched in India and Europe; Splash coming soon Japanese car major Suzuki Motor Corporation unveiled its fifth global car "A-Star". Suzuki will manufacture A-Star in India and the car is showcased at auto expo. Suzuki Chairman, Osamu Suzuki said that A-Star will be manufactured in India only and will be promoted under Suzuki's "family theme". A-Star will be a compact car and will be powered by Euro V engine with a capacity of one litre manufactured by Maruti Suzuki India. Presently, Suzuki will sell AStar in a petrol variant only. Suzuki Powertrain India will manufacture the manual transmission for the car. Suzuki also plans to launch Splash in India in near term. Splash will be available in Diesel and Petrol variants. Suzuki plans to sell 1 lakh units in Europe and 50 thousand in India.

Cranes unveils Mystat 12
Cranes Software has launched Mystat 12, a freely downloadable statistical analysis software package designed specifically for use by students and the teaching community. Mystat 12 is a streamlined variation of Syastat 12, designed specifically for educational use. It contains statistical and graphical features related to topics that are generally covered in undergraduate- level and beginning-graduate level statistics-related courses. By making Mystat freely available at www.systat.com/products/mystat, Cranes Software enables teachers and students to install the software on their personal and lab computers. The software can help students virtually in any course that involves quantitative analysis, including psychology, social sciences, biology, economics and market research.

Hunter launches light louver
Hunter Douglas Inc has recently introduced Alouette Light Louvers in the Indian market. This product combines the features of a shutter, a shade and a blind. The elliptical louvers make an impressive architectural statement, while the soft lightweight and yet durable structure renders similarity to the softness of shades. The elliptical louvers help to control light and privacy like blinds. These elliptical louvers are 2.75" wide, when fully opened allows a completely unobstructed view. The translucent fabric louvers filters the harsh sunlight, cuts out the harmful UV rays almost 100 per cent and the soft light cascades into the room. The colours available are mostly European and subtle pastels and self-prints. They are energy efficient and easy to maintain and clean. The product is scientifically engineered with child and pet safety features, eliminating dangling cords.

Palladio launches glass mosaics
PALLADIO, through an exclusive collaboration with Trend Group, S.P.A., Italy is proud to present their premium range of glass mosaics- LUX Smalto Mosaic. LUX, Palladio's new collection of glass mosaic originates from the amalgamation of modern production technologies and natural raw materials, such as silica sand and coloring oxides. Distinguished by its solid colors and glossy surface with a very smooth finish Palladio's LUX range exudes a rich and suave look. The exuberant effect of these mosaics makes beautification of any place, be it your home or any other commercial complex, a very easy task. Every tile in the LUX collection is crafted to meet the resilience true of a Palladio mosaic. Proposed in tesserae with a new 1.5 x 1.5 cm format, LUX is available in many color variants. The LUX range is available in 50 colors in 1.5 x 1.5 cm and 18 colors in 2 x 2 cm.

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Kishor is Symphony's Senior VP
Global product engineering services company Symphony Services has announced the appointment of Kishor Wikhe as its new Senior Vice-President of Pune Operations. He would also manage its enterprise technology business unit. Kishor brings with him over 16 years of experience across business strategy, business development, product development, delivery and operations in the IT services industry. He would be based out of Symphony campus in Pune.

Anil Gupta is Aditi Tech COO
Aditi Technologies has announced the appointment of Dr Anil Gupta as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) worldwide. Dr Gupta will be based at Aditi's India headquarters in Bangalore. Prior to joining Aditi, he was at Sun Microsystems for 11 years in various senior executive positions. His last role was as Vice-President of the India Engineering Center at Bangalore. Earlier, he had conducted research at AT&T Bell Labs, New Jersey, and later was part of AT&T Sale s and Marketing in San Francisco. He was also an advisor to the Ministry of Power, Government of Nicaragua.

Manish Porwal appointed as CEO
Manish Porwal has been appointed CEO at Percept Talent
Management. Porwal who has been with Starcom since the last four years, quits from his position of Managing Director, India (West and South). Percept plans to build and strengthen its asset-based businesses through Talent Management and revamp its business model, said the company. "The idea of dealing in human capital and being able to leverage their strength in enhancing brand value gives me goose pimples. I have spent more than 12 years in media and marketing and bring to this new world, nothing but my core skills of understanding and developing business, brands, people, ideas and opportunities," said Porwal.

New RBI Regional Director
Suma Varma has taken over as Regional Director (Andhra Pradesh) of Reserve Bank of India, replacing R Gandhi. Gandhi has been transferred to New Delhi. Varma, who joined RBI in 1982, worked in the areas of financial inclusion and rural development, foreign exchange management, banking operations and regulation.

Yogesh is Ajanta MD
The board of Ajanta Pharma has promoted Yogesh Agarwal as the managing director of the company. Yogesh, who's a management graduate from Johnson and Wales University in the US, was an executive director in the company. The move is seen as early succession planning by the company whereby Purushottam Agrawal, the current managing director, and Madhusudan Agrawal, current joint managing director, have been elevated as vice chairmen of the company.


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