IIT Bombay’s annual Tech Fest sees many new innovative products. This year too, the fest showcased some truly unique offerings from around the globe. Amidst all of the eye-catching technological marvels on display, Reliance JioInfocomm’s (RJIL) booth saw lot of action. MukeshAmbani owned RJIL has a nation-wide license to provide 4G service and saw a great opportunity to exhibit its upcoming attractions at IIT-B’s tech fest.
Among many interesting devices on display, Wireless machines that measure blood pressure and record data in the cloud so that it can be accessed remotely, Mobile phone-based urine analysis, etc., were some of the ones that got a lot of attention. These devices were displayed by RJIL. At this festival, RJIL also gave a sneak peak of what we can expect from the next-generation of mobile network.
RJIL’s entertainment services also allow people to watch TV without any sort trouble. These include a set-top-box that is Android enabled. It also has a service called Catch-up TV, wherein one can watch TV shows which are seven days old. A person close to RJIL, when talking about ‘Catch Up’ commented, “There is no need for recording TV shows. We store seven days of programming on our server, and a user can access it anytime (within seven days),” said an exhibitor at the company’s stall. Jio, which has been procuring entertainment-based content, has around 500 Indian movies and 2,500 episodes of Indian TV shows to be streamed and watched online.
RJIL is also offering many new features that have never been seen on Indian Shores. For example, a user can watch a part of a TV program on the TV and the rest on a mobile device without missing any part of the program. The mobile device will also use the same login details. The company also has a Jio Drive service, where 100 GB of storage on the cloud is offered free to subscribers. This could be used to store videos, documents and pictures, and allows for easy peer-to-peer sharing. This service is available across Windows, Mac and Android operating systems.
RJIL has also joined forced with fellow telecom operators BhartiAirtel and Reliance Communications to strengthen its infrastructure. The company carried out an interesting experiment when it was at IIT-Bombay. It setup test-networks of its ultra-high speed 4G connectivity to illustrate and give the 4G experience to students. When using fiber-optic networks, the speeds were found to be close to a mind-boggling 51 mbps. Tablets and mobile devices were connected through a technology that was spread across the field of devices present. Even here, the speeds were over 2mbps. Commenting on this setup at the Indian Institute of Technology, a RJIL official was quoted as saying, “This is merely to test our networks and get feedback from these young users,”
Mukesh Ambani’s wife’s brainchild – Reliance Foundation is also a beneficiary of RJIL. Reliance Jio’s pilot remote healthcare project, which is now restricted to six Reliance Foundation clinics, was also on display at Techfest.