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C-DAC, E2E ink TETRA tech transfer deal

Posted: 28 Jan 2010     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:TETRA  railway application  C-DAC E2E MoA  mobile radio 

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune has signed an agreement (MoA) with E2E Wireless and Network Solutions Pvt Ltd (E2E), Bangalore for the technology transfer of its TETRA technology. Under the terms of the MoA, C-DAC and E2E will jointly work towards adapting the TETRA technology for railway applications.

Rajan T. Joseph, director general, C-DAC and G Sreenivasa Rao, chief mentor, E2E Group signed the papers on behalf of their respective organisations. Also present during the signing ceremony were Uday Poharkar, registrar, C-DAC, Simon Zachariah, senior director, C-DAC, Thiruvananthapuram, Thomas Varghese, managing director, E2E and other senior officials of C-DAC.

E2E will develop railway signalling applications and other professional mobile radio applications using the TETRA technology. They will also use the TETRA technology to provide control and communication services to railway and other potential customers. The scope of the agreement also includes the manufacture and sale of C-DAC's TETRA products.

The E2E group is promoted by its chief mentor, G. Sreenivasa Rao who is also the founder and managing director of the McML Group, a leading Railway Company in India and abroad. The E2E group focuses its business models on both railway and non-railway businesses.

Commenting on the MoA, G. Sreenivasa Rao said, "the E2E group provides a platform for next-generation entrepreneurs to build successful business through strong technology base and collaboration, and contribute to the nation's economic growth. We are proud to partner with C-DAC, which is one of the leading R&D institutions in India to take their TETRA solutions to the global market. We believe that TETRA has great potential in the railway sector and will provide huge opportunities to offer improved and enhanced services through multiple applications development."

Addressing the media, Rajan T Joseph said, "TETRA combines Cellular Mobile Telephony, Packet Data and Digital Mobile Radio together on one open cellular platform to offer a broad range of services. C-DAC has been working in the TETRA technology for over a decade with more than 250 Engineer years of effort, resulting in total system solution. This is the only indigenous work carried out by any R&D Institution in India in the area of advanced digital mobile radio communication. We look forward to working with the E2E Group towards amalgamating our TETRA solutions for applications in the railway domain that is sure to redefine a whole plethora of services in this sector".

TETRA is the open standard for professional mobile radio. C-DAC has successfully developed totally indigenous solutions for digital mobile radio technology based on TETRA standard of ETSI. TETRA is used world wide for public safety, homeland security and military. C-DAC technology development in this arena includes technology for the TETRA terminal equipment, infrastructure, gateways and network components.

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