MAIT-Intel-Datamini Announce ‘JanUnnati Pad’; India’s First Aadhaar-Enabled PoS Tablet System
Aadhaar-enabled tablet-based PoS system is now a reality in India thanks to MAIT-Intel-Datamini. Named as ‘Janunnati Pad’ (Datamini TPOS7) this tablet makes life easier as it can facilitate the delivery of many digital services offered by the Indian government.
Janunnati Pad is an indigenous product which not only supports ‘Make in India’, but also promotes ‘Digital India’ campaign.
The tablet was unveiled by Amitabh Kant, CEO at Niti Ayog, Government of India, in the presence of many industry dignitaries.
MAIT is interested in promoting all the ideas that address the needs of Indians.
“The India ICT hardware industry is at the cusp of a huge growth opportunity to become a global hub for manufacture and supply of products for world markets. This would necessarily involve utilising existing capacities and setting up new facilities to fully utilize the benefits provided under the ‘duty differential’ regime. The current launch is one step in this direction,” said Anwar Shirpurwala, Executive Director, MAIT.
Datamini TPOS7 is powered by Intel as it is the result of collaboration of Intel with government for empowering the local communities through tech products and modern platforms.
“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,” said Debjani Ghosh, VP Sales and Marketing & MD, South Asia, at Intel and MAIT President.
This collaboration not only marks an important milestone in realizing the goal of an integrated end-to-end ESDM manufacturing ecosystem in India, but will also push the culture of technology innovation in the country.
Features of “Janunnati Pad”
Janunnati Pad is a first-of-its-kind enterprise class touch-enabled mobile device having STQC-certified fingerprint scanner supporting Aadhar authentication. This would be very useful in the implementation of many key government initiatives like DBT (Direct Benefits Transfer). This would be possible via its inbuilt fingerprint scanner and by using payment card reader and barcode scanner.
Under the hood, the tablet is powered by Intel Atom Z8300 processor coupled with 2GB RAM and 32GB expandable storage. It comes with 7-inch IPS display and can be configured with Windows 10 or Android OS.
The tab can also be used for extending banking services to the poor in rural and urban areas via ‘Pradham Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana’ (PMJDY) scheme. The tab would also aid in making wage payments linked to Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), for delivering subsidized food grains to BPL families via e-PDS (Public Distribution System), monitoring public health services under the National Health Mission (NHM), and many more.
In short, TPOS7, a custom-built enterprise-class tablet would not only further Indian government’s digital initiatives, but can also be exported for earning foreign exchange.
“The government’s futuristic vision reflected through the Digital India and Make in India programs augurs well for the overall improvement of the ecosystem in the country. With an established background in manufacturing of quality ICT hardware, we strongly believe the timing is apt for such a revolutionary product to be introduced in the country that can address the emerging needs for custom-built, application-specific enterprise class Tablets in the Indian as well as export markets. We are confident of the value proposition of this product and aim to extend its benefits to other countries as well in the near future”, said Pitamber Ahuja, MD, Datamini Technologies, Ltd.
It is not yet clear whether the tab would be available in the consumer market but it will certainly find a lot of industrial buyers. The price has also not been disclosed, but it is expected to be in Rs. 12,000 to Rs. 20,000 range.