MAIT, India’s ICT hardware industry association, Intel, and Datamini have launched TPOS7 Janunnati Pad, to support the government’s ongoing flagship programs such as Digital India and Make in India. It is India’s first touch-enabled mobile device with integrated STQC-certified fingerprint scanner for Aadhaar authentication.
“It can be used to help in the implementation of key e-Governance initiatives such as DBT (Direct Benefits Transfer) via Aadhaar-linked savings bank accounts of scheme beneficiaries, through its in-built fingerprint scanner, payments card reader and barcode scanner. It can also be deployed in the ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana’ (PMJDY), to extend banking services to the rural and urban poor; make wage payments linked to Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS); deliver subsidised foodgrains to BPL families via the e-PDS (Public Distribution System); monitor public health services under the National Health Mission (NHM) and so on,” said the company.
Datamini TPOS7 Janunnati Pad Specifications
- 7-inch (1024 x 600 pixels) multi-touch display
- 1.44GHz Intel Atom x5-Z8300 processor (up to 1.84 GHz in turbo mode) with Intel HD Graphics
- 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 64GB with micro SD
- Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Professional
- 5MP auto focus rear camera
- 2MP front-facing camera
- 3G (Via SIM) / 4G (Optional), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
- Fingerprint Scanner, Bar Code reader or SAM slot, Smart Card reader
- 5000mAh battery
Datamini TPOS7 Janunnati Pad comes in black color, will be priced between Rs. 12,000 and Rs. 20,000 depending upon the configuration and will be available later this month.
Commenting on the launch, Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, Govt. of India said:
The National Policy of Electronics, 2012 (NPE) and the ‘Digital India’ mission have set ambitious targets of achieving ‘Net Zero’ imports of Electronics and IT hardware goods by 2020, by substituting imports with locally manufactured products, and increasing exports. This new Tablet, designed, developed and produced in India by MAIT members Intel and Datamini is a step in the right direction to help India achieve an important national economic goal, and at the same time establish a foothold in overseas markets.
Anwar Shirpurwala, Executive Director, MAIT said:
We will always promote ideas that address the needs of the Indian masses. The Janunnati Pad has been designed and developed in India, thus contributing directly to achievement of the goals envisaged under the government’s ‘Make in India’ program.
Debjani Ghosh, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group & Managing Director, South Asia – Intel, and President, MAIT, said:
Intel actively collaborates with the government, educational institutions and civil society organizations to empower local communities through the use of technology products and platforms. The launch of the Intel architecture-based Datamini Janunnati Pad is another step towards supporting the vision of Digital India, as it helps to expand the reach and deliver secure e-Governance services to end users.
Pitamber Ahuja, Managing Director, Datamini Technologies (India) Ltd, said:
The government has provided the IT industry a great opportunity through the ‘Digital India’ and ‘Make in India’ programs. With an established background in manufacture of quality ICT hardware, we feel this was a great opportunity to create a product that would address the emerging needs for custom-built, application-specific enterprise class Tablets in the Indian as well as export markets. We believe this product has the potential to be used in other countries which are coming up with similar Digital Infrastructure.