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A PC for Rs 3,500!

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Hyderabad , Jan. 6

NOVATIUM, a company incubated by a telecom group set up by the faculty of IIT (Madras), has developed a network personal computer (PC) that would cost just Rs 3,500.

The PC, which will be connected by a common server, will have no virus issues, no need for constant upgrades and no need for a back-up, according to Dr Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Professor of IIT (M) and part of the TeNet (Telecom and Networks) group.

The network administrator needs to upgrade the common server, which can be configured by spending Rs 15,000 upwards.

"This will be very useful for rural areas," he said, speaking on `Academy-industry partnership: Working for India - The TeNet experience' on Friday at the 93rd Indian Science Congress being held here.

Listing the group's achievements in expanding tele-density and increasing access to technological benefits to rural areas, he said it was important to create commercial entities to drive the dreams.

He said a research park near the institute would be up by the year-end. This would house research and development companies of different sizes.

Dr D. Yogeswara Rao, Head of Technology Networking and Business Development Division of CSIR, said a sub-Rs 10,000 simple office-computing platform was up for marketing.

It had multi-lingual capability, built-in software and modem and touch screen.

He also said the CSIR would roll out two microchip-based diagnostic method for early detection and intervention to treat glaucoma and ocular infections.

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