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Godrej Security Solutions launches Godrej INTELI-ACCESS



NEW DELHI: Godrej & Boyce, the flagship company of the Godrej Group, has  announced that one of its business divisions, Godrej Security Solutions has launched Godrej INTELI-ACCESS – a new age lockers’ system that is set to transform the banking institutions.

Touted as one of India’s most trusted and leading security brand, Godrej Security Solutions launched this high-end technology led banking security solution at the backdrop of the revised RBI guidelines for safe deposit lockers at banks, announced in August 2021.

In accordance with the revised infrastructure and security standards, the newly launched Godrej INTELI-ACCESS is designed to eliminate system bottlenecks and enhance customer experience through intelligent integrated automation. The high-end technology led safe deposit lockers provides customers the convenience of a key less access, eliminates forgery and fraud, by reducing dependence on manual interventions. Some of the key features of the product include thumbprint verification which confirms bio-signature, interactive networking authenticates the Actual customer, secure instant keyless access eliminates risks of unauthorized access, unlocking is easy with a smartcard or a biometric access.

Commenting on the launch, Pushkar Gokhale, Vice President & Global Head – Marketing & Sales, Godrej Security Solutions said, “The updated RBI guidelines are set to transform the future of banking in India by creating a comprehensive security ecosystem and we believe that this will go a long way in ensuring a win-win situation for all stakeholders. We at Godrej Security Solutions are the largest suppliers of security solutions such as safety lockers to several prestigious banks across the country. With the revised RBI guidelines, there is a huge growth potential for Godrej Security Solutions to establish a stronger hold in the industry and increase our market share. We are happy to also take this platform to announce the launch of technology led smart safety lockers such a Godrej INTELI-ACCESS – an innovative locker that will further augment the security of valuables across institutions.”

With increasing sophistication of cybercriminals, banks and financial institutions, Godrej Security Solutions has always been at the helm of pioneering solutions for institutions for over 120 years. Currently, the brand offers over 100 products to the entire banking fraternity in the country. Godrej Security Solutions offers a wide range of smart safety deposit lockers such as Secunex & Autovault that are developed using an User Insights based Innovation process.

The launch was celebrated at their annual conclave called ‘Secure Spaces’. This year the theme was ‘Future of Banking – Building a secure ecosystem’.

Industry stalwarts like Brig. Pravin Shinde – Chief Security Officer – State Bank of India, Col .Tejinder Singh Shahi – CSO – Punjab National Bank, Capt. Akhilesh CSO – Bank of India, Col. Sujit Mondal – CSO – UCO Bank, and Capt. Rakesh Patney – Ex-CSO – Bank of India, were present at the conclave to discuss the various benefits the new set of RBI guidelines will have on the entire Banking industry and its customers at large.

Some of the insights gathered from the discussion were-

The virtual panel discussion focused on discussing various aspects that will transform the future of banking in India and how this can create a more secure ecosystem for customers. There is a significant trend among customers who are increasingly looking for simple, holistic and secure banking experiences. Through the panel discussion, the industry experts shared their insights on how banks need to become more agile and resilient with the rising customer expectations and regulatory requirements.

Session Moderator Capt. Patney – Ex CSO, Bank of India said, “We are witnessing a change in customer expectations when it comes to digitized banking experiences. As digital technologies play a key role in every aspect of life in the current times, providing digitized and high- tech security solutions to customers is crucial for banks. It is an opportune time for the industry to come together to build a secure ecosystem for customers. As a result of the recent mergers, the expectations of Banks as well as their customers are very different, especially for the merged entities. The suppliers / OEMs to the Banks have to realize this aspect and come upto these higher expectations”.

Godrej Security Solutions aims to continue investing 12-15% towards building digital technology based products to meet the requirements of its customers. The company has been at the vanguard of bridging the security gap in the country by developing comprehensive high-tech security solutions for residential, industrial, and business premises.

Smart Lockers and Strengthening Solutions for Pre-1990 Doors and the retrofitting solution for existing Lockers shall help Banks to upgrade their Security Infrastructure to align themselves to the recent guidelines and thus be future ready.

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Vi showcases 5G



NEW DELHI: Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL), leading telecom operator, today demonstrated a range of 5G-based technology solutions as part of its ongoing 5G trials on government allocated 5G spectrum in Pune, Maharashtra and Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

According to Ravinder Takkar, MD & CEO, Vodafone Idea Limited, “With our 5G trials underway, Vi is preparing to take India on the next journey of fifth generation wireless mobile communication technology. Our 5G trials showcase a whole new world of possibilities across various domains that promise a new era of technology advancement in India. I am confident that 5G will bring a better tomorrow that will deliver significant benefits to consumers, businesses and society, driving digital economy growth in India.”

With the purpose for a better tomorrow, Vi has been conducting 5G trials and developed a wide range of use cases relevant for Enterprises and Consumers in India. Vi has partnered with industry leaders like L&T Smart World & Communication, Athonet, Indian start-ups like Vizzbee & Tweek Labs, and technology leaders – Ericsson and Nokia for trialling use cases in the two locations.

Committed to helping its customers thrive and have a better tomorrow, Vi is leveraging the power of 5G technology across segments such as industry 4.0, smart cities, smart healthcare, smart workplace, smart education, smart agriculture, gaming, amongst others. Vi’s trials have proven that high data speed, low latency and reliability of 5G technology, can bring about massive developments by enhancing business performance, revolutionizing customer experience, changing consumer lifestyle and positively impacting people dwelling in remote corners of India.

Vi has been allocated 26 GHz and 3.5 GHz spectrum in the mmWave band by the DoT, for 5G network trials and use cases. Vi has achieved peak speeds in excess of 1.5 Gbps on 3.5 GHz, more than 4.2 Gbps on 26 GHz and up to 9.8 Gbps on backhaul spectrum of E-bands.

The 5G trial network set up by Vi in Pune, deploys Ericsson Radios and Ericsson Dual Mode Core based on cloud native technology comprising of 5G SA, 5G NSA & LTE packet core functions. All use cases demonstrated in Pune have been developed over Ericsson’s 5G technology solutions.

In Gandhinagar, Vi is using Nokia’s AirScale radio portfolio and Microwave E-band solution for the trial that support enterprises, both large and small and medium businesses with reliable connectivity. Vi use cases in Gandhinagar were demonstrated via a live telecast at the special media preview held in Pune.



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LTI, IBM inaugurate innovation and experience center in Bengaluru



NEW DELHI: Larsen & Toubro Infotech, a global technology consulting and digital solutions company has opened an Innovation & Experience Centre at LTI Whitefield campus in Bengaluru (India) focusing on IBM technologies. The Center will assist enterprises in modernizing their operations and accelerating digital transformation journeys.

This Innovation and Experience Center will showcase LTI solutions that have been co-created using IBM technologies such as IBM Cloud and Cloud Paks. The Centre will also serve as a forum for customers to engage with LTI and IBM technical resources for in-depth technology briefings, solution demos, software, tool access and solution workshops.

Sudhir Chaturvedi, President-Sales and Executive Board Member, LTI, said: “The rapid technological advances make it necessary for customers to experience solutions before adopting them. Our new center in Bengaluru fulfils this need for the joint customers of IBM and LTI. This center will offer combined benefits of LTI’s rich domain proficiency and IBM’s deep technical expertise, and thereby assist clients in their transformation journey.”

Through this center, IBM and LTI will collaborate and invest in creating joint solutions and develop industry viewpoints around digital transformation, hybrid cloud, data & AI, and security services. In addition, both LTI and IBM teams, will work with customers to address their requirements around driving digital transformation and managing multiple clouds.

Evaristus Mainsah, GM, Hybrid Cloud and Edge Ecosystem, IBM, said, “This center is an outcome of our growing alliance with LTI to help clients predict, automate, secure, and modernize their business operations. We are confident our clients will benefit from the ease of access to industry-specific assets and customized joint solutions with IBM’s open hybrid cloud approach that will help to accelerate their transformation journeys.”

Distinct features of the center include an IBM Playground for associates to explore and experiment with prototypes, History Zone that highlights LTI-IBM alliance journey, joint customer success stories, Innovation Zone for brainstorming on innovative ideas and planning future offerings, and Discussion Zone with feedback mechanism to ensure continuous improvement.

LTI has strong capabilities in IBM’s Digital Business Automation portfolio. LTI’s Automation consultants are helping clients in driving productivity improvements with industry specific pre-built IBM frameworks. Earlier this year, LTI and IBM had announced expansion of their global alliance.

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Cygnet Infotech’s Cygnature adds a new feature; helps procure an electronic stamp online



NEW DELHI: Cygnature by Cygnet Infotech, the global Technology Products & Services company, has added an important feature called ‘e-stamp’ to its e-signing solution. Cygnature is an award-winning signing solution that securely authenticates signers, offers them a range of signature types for signing and protects the integrity of the documents.

With the e-stamp feature, businesses will be able to procure e-stamps through Cygnature platform and significantly ease the process of stamping documents.

COVID-19 has been a catalyst in pushing industries to move towards a paperless economy by offering a faster way of executing documents. Cygnet Infotech’s Cygnature supports organizations when it comes to digitally transforming their businesses. Cygnet Infotech’s Cygnature has added a useful feature ‘E-Stamp’ in its latest release providing multiple benefits. E-stamp can be generated within minutes using this feature. It can help you save time as physical stamp paper procurement is a time-consuming process. Users can prepay the stamp duty amount and then issue stamp papers against that balance.

With Cygnature, the solution can help digitize the process of paying the stamp duty and procuring e-stamp challan online rather than going to a stamp paper vendor to procure traditional stamp paper:

1. Initiate a workflow by uploading an agreement on Cygnature

2. Add E-stamp, select state and stamp duty amount to be paid for the relevant document category

3. Provide details of first and second party

4. On confirmation of details, the e-stamp challan will be generated and gets added instantly to the uploaded agreement

5. Both the parties can then continue to sign the document using Cygnature by adding placeholders to e-sign the document

6. The stamp duty amount will be deducted from the prepaid amount you deposit in your Cygnature account

7. The physical copies of the stamp paper will be couriered at the end of the month to the consumer’s address

Cygnature will not provide advice on the amount of stamp duty to be paid. This will have to be decided by the user.

Niraj Hutheesing, Founder & Managing Director at Cygnet Infotech said, “Cygnet Infotech’s product, Cygnature has been developed with an aim to promote seamless digital signing of documents. With the introduction of Cygnature’s E-stamp feature, we seek to further support businesses in speeding up the process of authorization of documents. Paying stamp duty is mandatory for many transactions across the country, and to simplify the process, e-stamp will help tackle counterfeiting and will further make the payment of stamp duty easier and glitch free.”

In this latest release, Cygnature’s E-stamp feature will be available for 5 states – Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

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