C-Dot Gets Excellence Award

The premier telecom technology R&D Centre of Government of India under Department of Telecom, Ministry of Communication and IT, Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) has once again got a unique recognition at the International level as its product Gyansetu being adjudged the best product capable enough to bridge the gaps in connectivity and meaningful communication dissemination at the vast rural part of the country.

C-DOT showcased its products live during the ITU Telecom World 2015 at Budapest, Hungary this month as part of Digital India Pavilion.

C-DOT’s GyanSetu, Terabit Router, 100G OTN Platform, GPON – Fiber to the Desk Solution and Telecom Geo-Intelligence Solutions were also demonstrated at the event.

It is a matter of great pride for the entire C-Dot team that GyanSetu, an innovative product for rural India, received Recognition of Excellence Award at the ITU World Telecom 2015 event.

The product was launched by Honorable Minister of MoC&IT, Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad on ‘Good Governance Day’ last year in New Delhi, India.

C-DOT’s GyanSetu overcomes the limiting factors of rural masses and facilitates for connecting them to internet in local language. It bridges the digital divide between rural and urban areas by providing multi-lingual text, audio and video based solution.

It was unanimously selected by the jury for an Excellence award at the ITU World Telecom 2015 for its innovative approach and Social impact.

C-DOT’s GyanSetu technology has already been transferred to ‘Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL)’ and ECIL is the manufacturer for C-DOT’s GyanSetu System.

ITU Telecom World is an annual ICT event organized by ITU Telecom, part of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN agency responsible for ICT-related issues.

ITU Telecom World is a global platform for accelerating ICT innovations. It aims to deliver economic development and social good faster through its exhibition for digital solutions, forum for sharing knowledge, and networking hub connecting nations, organizations and individuals.

C-DOT’s GyanSetu is one such innovation of C-DOT, which is designed and developed to enable Rural ICT and bridge the digital divide by helping the rural population interact with the application in a way that is comfortable & understandable to them.

This system is targeted at overcoming low/no-literacy levels and physical disabilities, thereby helping to achieve self-reliance, bringing the advantages of the digital world and facilitate inclusion in the mainstream society.

Gyan Setu GUI is a web based application which is user friendly with standard self-explanatory large image icons and minimal texts. It provides results in text format along with audio announcements in the language selected/preferred by the PwD user.