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Azuri unveils custom 32-inch pay-as-you-go solar satellite TV system for off-grid Africa

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04 February 2019, Nairobi, Kenya: Azuri Technologies, a leader in affordable pay-as-you-go solar technology, today unveiled its new 32-inch solar satellite TV system specially designed and customised for off-grid customers in Africa.

The 32-inch Azuri TV is the latest product release from the company which already has in its product portfolio a 24-inch solar satellite TV. Azuri was the first pay-as-you-go company back in 2016 to integrate solar TV with satellite entertainment in one affordable package for households without access to mains electricity.

Azuri’s 32-inch TV Solar Home System comes with 4 high brightness LED lights, mobile phone charging and a rechargeable torch and radio.  More than 60 satellite TV channels and 20 plus radio channels complete the package.

To ensure durability and to meet the conditions of rural environments, the TV features Azuri ToughScreenTM technology, designed to resist accidental damage during normal use in the home.

The 32-inch AzuriTV will initially be launched in Kenya at only KSh129 per day. The company plans to launch the new TV in other markets across Sub-Saharan Africa later in the year.

Kenya has around 10 million households, yet only around 3.9 million households have TV.

Azuri CEO Simon Bransfield-Garth said there are three obstacles preventing rural off-grid consumers from watching TV – access to power, service coverage and the high up-front cost of the installation. AzuriTV addresses all three by providing affordable TV, anytime, anywhere.

“Azuri’s vision is one that sees a level playing field where all consumers have the ability to benefit from modern products and services, regardless of where they live,” said Simon Bransfield-Garth.

“Solar TV provides a range of important social benefits including access to news and information and unprecedented connectivity for people without access to power,” he added.

According to the Efficiency for Access Coalition, a coalition to accelerate global energy access through energy-efficient appliances, televisions are the second most desired off-grid appliance, with only solar lighting ranking more highly. (See Global LEAP video highlighting impact of solar television: https://youtu.be/iVm3A9IDfXc

In a survey of Azuri customers, 98% customers said they felt more aware of local and international news while 92% of customers said watching television programs in their preferred language had improved their communications skills. 60% of customers reported seeing their children improve reading, writing and speaking skills since installing an Azuri solar TV.

Educational entertainment, such as the popular farming programme Shamba Shape-up in Kenya and Tanzania can also help rural customers learn and adapt new practices on their farms to improve production and income. (AzuriTV was featured recently on Shamba Shape-Up: https://youtu.be/a-SvjXWXDnw)

Azuri’s pay-as-you-go solar lighting and TV products require customers to make small weekly payments via mobile money to unlock the system’s power. Using this easy payment service, customers are able to access a wide range of modern digital capabilities and services including micro-insurance and media content.

LINK TO ARTICLE: https://www.azuri-technologies.com/azuri-unveils-custom-32-inch-pay-as-you-go-solar-satellite-tv-system-for-off-grid-africa/

NOTE TO EDITORS: More images of the Azuri 32-inch solar smart TV and official launch are available on request.

 

About Azuri Technologies Ltd.

Azuri Technologies is a leading provider of affordable pay-as-you-go solar home systems to off-grid consumers. Combining the latest solar innovation and mobile payment technology, Azuri delivers reliable, renewable and distributed power to the millions who have no access to modern powered services. Azuri operates in five key territories; Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia, Tanzania and Uganda with East Africa Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and West Africa Headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria.

For more information, please visit: www.azuri-technologies.com

 

For all media enquiries, contact:

Gina Ghensi | Azuri Technologies Ltd. | gina.ghensi@azuri-technologies.com | +44 (0) 7769875422

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Safety in the Cloud: HubStor advances their cloud data technology with strict identity intelligence, establishing clear security and privacy requirements

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Leverages Microsoft Azure Active Director to automate intelligent data management for secondary – storage use cases

KANATA, Ontario — HubStor, the software-based cloud storage innovator, has announced new cloud data management capabilities that enable enterprises to join Azure Active Directory’s extended identity attributes in policies that control the storage, preservation, and security of unstructured data.

The HubStor cloud data management platform uniquely protects unstructured data workloads while incorporating a query-optimized mapping of data access rights, users, and group memberships. Now with extended identity metadata correlated into HubStor’s intelligent policy engine, enterprises can streamline their management of critical information in the following ways:

  • Storage: Automated enrollment into secondary storage – HubStor can now dynamically detect when a user leaves the organization and automatically enroll their Office 365 mailbox and OneDrive for Business site in a backup/archiving policy that captures the data into Azure-based secondary storage
  • Preservation: Retention or legal hold automation – HubStor can dynamically set retention periods on a user’s data in secondary storage when, for example, the user joins a department or leaves the organization.
  • Security: Role-based access control for data streams – HubStor can restrict access permissions into global data streams so that privileged users can search, access, or recover information relating to precise sets of users only. HubStor’s new ability to automate a logical separation within a single data stream for role-based access control is gaining traction in the following scenarios:
    • Email journaling – Storage rules that leverage the Organizational Unit attribute can support controlling access to messages so that legal discovery users can conduct searches, apply holds, and perform exports on email custodians within their particular domain only, for example.
    • Office 365 audit log retention – Similarly, storage rules leveraging the Department attribute work to create a logical separation of events so that particular IT and security administrators can review and produce Office 365 event history for users within specific departments or office locations only.

“We try to keep a keen ear tuned to the needs of our customers as we enhance the HubStor cloud data management platform,” said Brad Janes, VP of Product Management at HubStor. “Enhancing HubStor’s integration with Azure Active Directory and the HubStor policy engine to incorporate identity metadata unlocks never-before-seen data management capabilities in the IT industry.”

About HubStor :

HubStor is a leading innovator in cloud-based storage software. Enterprises use the HubStor cloud data management platform to transform their data storage and protection practices, backup their Office 365 data, journal electronic messages, enable cloud-tiering of file systems, and manage long-term retention of unstructured data. HubStor is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and is a Microsoft Co-Sell Prioritized and Gold ISV Partner.  More information is available at: www.hubstor.net

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Zinnov recognizes increasing capabilities of QuEST Global for converging mechanical, electronics and new age software engineering technologies

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  • QuEST Global retains leadership position in the study titled “Zinnov Zones 2018 – ER&D services” for the fourth consecutive year
  • Positioned in the leadership zone across Automotive, Transportation, Aerospace, Energy & Utilities and Medical Devices
  • Rated as an ‘Expansive and Established’ player in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Design and Simulation Engineering, and Platform Engineering segments
  • Entered into the execution zone of enterprise and consumer software

 Bengaluru, India, February 13, 2019: QuEST Global, the pioneering engineering services provider, today announced that it has retained leadership position in the “Zinnov Zones 2018 – Engineering and R&D Services Rating”, for the fourth consecutive year. The report was published by Zinnov after evaluating more than 35 global engineering service providers in major industry segments. The key parameters for the study included product development capabilities, innovation, client relationships, eco system linkages, scalability etc.

According to Zinnov Zones 2018 report for ER&D Services, QuEST has been positioned in the leadership zone in automotive, transportation, medical devices, energy & utilities and aerospace verticals. The company has gained presence in artificial intelligence & machine learning, design and simulation engineering, and platform engineering where, Zinnov has placed QuEST in the expansive and established zone. Zinnov has also placed QuEST in the execution zone for consumer software, enterprise software, computer peripheral, consumer electronics and industrial automation sectors.

Commenting on this achievement, Ajit Prabhu, Chairman and CEO, QuEST Global said, “This recognition from Zinnov is a re-affirmation of our dedication to solve engineering problems of our customers by converging mechanical, electronics and software technologies. With the help of our proven expertise across the spectrum of advanced technologies, we are committed to enable OEMs and Tier1s across the world to launch new products and discover newer possibilities. Our integrated local-global solution delivery approach and more than two decades of in-depth engineering experience across industries enable us to address the increasing market demand for safety critical and reliable connected products that provide superior customer experience.”

As a pioneer in the engineering services and solutions industry, QuEST has been helping customers to identify problems, proactively create innovative solutions and make products safer and more reliable in today’s digital age. The company’s strong capabilities in areas such as artificial intelligence, connected engineering, augmented reality and software technologies is enabling OEMs and Tier1 suppliers cross the digital divide, while continuing  to provide a reliable backbone of support in the mechanical and electronics world.

About QuEST Global

QuEST Global is a trusted engineering services and solutions partner to many of the world’s most recognized Fortune 500 brands in aero engines, aerospace & defense, automotive, medical devices, oil & gas, power, hi-tech, industrial and rail with 10,000+ associates. For more than 20 years, QuEST has been a trusted partner providing comprehensive support across the complete engineering lifecycle to help our customers improve efficiency, increase quality, create new products and open new markets. Through a collaborative and customized approach, QuEST enables its customers to manage traditional engineering requirements as well as convergence of digital and mechanical technology to help them create safe, dependable and high quality products and services.

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Anto T Ouseph – anto.ouseph@quest-global.com

Pratvii Ponnappa, Weber Shandwick – M: 9886321381| E: PPonnappa@webershandwick.com

About Zinnov

Founded in 2002, Zinnov is headquartered in Silicon Valley and Bangalore. In over a decade, they have built in-depth expertise in engineering and digital practice areas. They assist their customers in effectively leveraging global innovation and technology ecosystems to accelerate innovation and digital transformation.

Zinnov’s team of experienced professionals serves clients in Software, Automotive, Telecom & Networking, Semiconductor, Consumer Electronics, Storage, Healthcare, Banking, Financial Services & Retail verticals, and in the United States, Europe, Japan & India.

For any further media queries, please contact Nitika Goel at media@zinnov.com

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itel Empowers Consumers with the Magic of Technology!

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The Brand Launches Its New Campaign ‘Ab Har Haath Mein Jaadu’

  • itel enables its consumers with the power of magic in every hand
  • Exhibits its latest range of segment-first smartphones, with A23 featuring Face Unlock, A44 Power with big battery and A44 Air with an AI Dual Camera.

 New Delhi |xx February 2018 – Explore the Magic of technology in your smartphones at the best ever prices! Well, yes. itel launches yet another path breaking campaign – ‘Ab Har Haath Mein Jaadu’ for its discerning customers as it completes 3 successful years in India. Aiming to connect with the mass market consumers and enhancing their smartphone experiences by democratizing technology, itel’s new brand campaign creates an aura for all its customers.

For brands, being tuned into people’s aspiration matters and this is what itel has been constantly striving to achieve since its launch in India. With this continuous and conscious effort, itel is aiming towards fuelling the aspiration of the masses thereby, empowering them with a life filled with magic. A life where one is able to connect with the loved ones, communication is not confined to a language, one is able to capture the happy moments of his life without any inhibitions and people come together as one big and happy family. This is itel’s life of magic!

 To Celebrate the onset of the brand campaign, we have worked on our market insights strongly and met people across segments, genres and realised that value is fuelled by creating desirability and affordability, said Goldee Patnaik, Head of Marketing, itel Business Unit, TRANSSION Holdings.

“Har Haath Mein Jaadu resonates with our core belief of providing latest mobile features at the best prices further making customers’ experience magical while using itel smartphones. The new brand campaign compliments itel’s latest range of portfolio which are bringing newness and affordability together to make sure that our customers have a magical experience with each offering,” Mr. Patnaik added.

itel A44 Air, the latest product offering, is a segment-first AI Dual Camera with a full screen display and face unlock at an incredibly affordable price. In 2019, itel’s smartphone portfolio will be primarily driven by AI and hence empowers the consumers with magic of technology while making them feel confident and liberated.

itel, in its true essence, has always been democratising technology for masses.  Its robust footprint via mass market distribution, customer-centric approach, and innovative product portfolio have together made itel one of the most reliable & value-driven brand for 4cr + customers.  As the entry level brand of TRANSSION Holdings, itel aims to continue the same strategy by empowering consumers with the magic of premium features at budget-friendly prices.

 For this new campaign, itel has rolled out a full-fledged and integrated marketing campaign to foster engagements across all the media platforms. From a special retail visibility drive to on-ground activations across all its markets, the campaign will be supported extensively with tactical TV campaign to drive awareness followed by radio amplification to create consumer engagements. To further drive meaningful local connections with consumers during the festival, itel also participated in Pongal and Kumbh Mela, making its presence impactful across markets. Way forward, it is geared up to participate in key festivals across its top markets and connect directly with customers.

Along with the exciting campaign and new brand philosophy, get ready to experience the magnificence of itel’s latest product portfolio – itel A23 with face unlock and bright display at INR 4299, itel A44 Power with full screen display and 4000 mAh battery at INR 4,999 and itel A44 Air with full screen and AI dual camera at INR 4,599. These are well aligned with the current needs and demand of customers, promising a delightful smartphone experience for them thereby, truly democratizing technology for masses.

About itel:

Established in 2007, itel, TRANSSION Holdings entry level brand, is a reliable mobile phone brand for everyone. itel’s mission is to provide budget-friendly mobile communications and it democratises technology for everyone. After more than 10 years’ development, itel has expanded its presence in around 40 emerging markets globally. itel has a product portfolio of smartphones, tablets and feature phones and in 2017, it achieved a landmark sale of more than 77 million devices globally.

itel forayed into the Indian market in April 2016 and has established its leadership position by bringing in unique product portfolio backed by strong service proposition. itel emerged as the second largest player in the overall mobile phone market in India by capturing 9 percent market share for the year 2017, registering an exponential growth of 217% year-on-year as per Q4 2017 CMR report. itel also maintains strong distribution channel and wide service centre presence PAN-India with more than 960 touch points and its exclusive service brand, CarlCare.

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@itelMobileIndia

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For further information log on to: http://in.itel-mobile.com/

For any media query:

Joyeeta Mitra
joyeeta.mitra@transsion.com

Priyanka Malhotra

+91 9873990454| Priyanka.Malhotra@text100.co.in

 

 

 

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