Dated, March 27, 2009
It is celebrating 22nd foundation day on Friday.
The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) has come out with four new products from its stable. These products include software for mobile navigation solutions, medical informatics standards software development kit, seismic checking and design concrete structures and handwritten recognition for
technology for mobiles. "Each of these products have a significant trait aiming to address the challenges
in various fields of technology," C-DAC Former Director-General S. Ramakrishnan told reporters on Thursday. C-DAC is celebrating its 22nd foundation day on Friday. Union IT secretary Jainder Singh will be present as the chief guest for the function which will be organised by C-DAC at the Chandrasekhar auditorium
on the University of Pune campus.
C-DAC is a premier Research & Development (R&D) outfit functioning under the Union Ministry of Information
Technology. It has 10 R&D centres across India. The software for mobile navigation solutions nicknamed Saarathy will ensure Global Positioning System - enabled mobiles for routing, tracking, warning and even
Except for the rescue, the software would function even if there is no network or a SIM card. It shall warn
if a person is not taking a planned route. "The software can be used in an emergency, by the police,
for mobile tracking, medical information, personal safety and tourism & transport," C-DAC officials
said. C-DAC is in touch with different mobile manufacturing companies for marketing of Saarathy.
The low-cost software for seismic checking and design for concrete structures enable the engineers, researchers and experts to verify whether the structures are earthquake resistant as per the Indian standard
codes. The software can help save buildings and lives in earthquake-prone regions.
"We have come up with a new technology for online handwritten character recognition. The technology facilitates and simplifies the human machine interaction by aiding natural text," C-DAC Director S .P. Dixit said.
According to C-DAC officials, the organisation has come up with a technology for implementation of international and national standards, tools and applications in medical and health informatics.
"The software shall be of great help to original equipment manufacturers involved in manufacturing of
medical and pro-medical devices like CT scan, X-Ray, Ultrasound and ECG," officials said.