Gets established in September as internet and communication technology services company, by Mr Ashwin Desai, a second generation entrepreneur. Makes a modest beginning with developing interactive websites, with tie ups with M/s.Folklore Communications Management Services Ltd., and M/s.India Yellow Pages. Diversifies into sales of post computerization hardware products for internet and intranet for corporate, SMEs and home segments. Becomes the Authorised Regional Distributor for M/s.Powertel Boca Ltd., makers of most reliable data modems.
Segments itself into software and hardware divisions to focus on niche application areas.
Develops innovative software applications such as the First Trilingual Touch Screen Information Kiosk installed in India at the Madurai Railway Station; a core Java-based software for educational Institutions to develop their own website and interactive intranet content, and a customer relation application for exporters to track their orders.
Enters into direct import and distribution of modem, routers and other ISDN products by tieing up with for M/s Asuscom Inc, Taiwan. Holds a massive 70% market share in South India Establishes the first ISDN based internet browsing parlor. Plays an important role in creating Cyber Club, the first network of internet browsing centres in South India Ties-up with a US-based international network and organises several events including an internet-based simultaneous video conferencing programme on the Valentine's Day. Over 100 people from 19 countries participate. Starts offering personal and professional video conferencing solutions in a more focused manner with a tie up with Motion Media, a Video Conferencing equipment manufacturer from UK. Develops its own PC-based ISDN video conferencing kit and prices it at 60% lesser than the competition. Introduces cost-effective equipments from Hi View and launches the products in India under the brand name, imeet. Launches a full array of new generation IP communications products including IP-based phones, video phones, IP faxes and remote surveillance systems. Becomes a technology partner for Apollo Hospitals as the hospital initiates its first telemedicine project. Ties-up with RAD for leased line modems and Motorola and Cisco for routers Becomes the first partner for Banyan Networks Ltd., an IIT Chennai incubated company, manufacturing DSL modems. Becomes the first to supply DSL modems to the Indian Railways. Becomes the authorized agent of BSNL for marketing the latter’s value added services. Through the partnership, BSNL achieves 120% growth in its ISDN and internet subscriber base in Tamilnadu.
Gets appointed as an agent for VSNL for internet and leased circuits for India. Becomes the first business partner of Hughes Escorts Communications Ltd., and brings in the Ku band VSAT based internet connectivity solutions. Ties up with C Com Corporation of Taiwan for bringing in next generation xDSL products to offer better performance and connectivity applications to PSU, educational Institutions, and banks.
Becomes the first Indian distributor for Aethra, the Italian Video Conferencing specialist.
Organizes the first of its kind 11 site multi-site virtual conference during the 6th International Vascular Surgeons conference. Connects for the first time Sri Lanka and Lahore. Implements the first video conferencing project for Indian Railways with designing, networking and providing system integration on railway IP network on hybrid networks. Implements the first telemedicine project in Indian Railways. Implements video conferencing in Kolkotta Judiciary, linking 7 courts and 4 jails using video conference for daily hearings. Establishes Accident Site Video Transmission: First in Indian Railways for 2 way video communication with any officers on the Railway network from an accident site and other stations on the track.
Partners with Chennai Egmore Railway Station and makes it the first railway station in India to be a WiFi zone. Creates the first Train Information Display System using latest technology that enables Indian Railways to update specific information at any particular station or platform. Ties up with NCAST for distributing their Rich media communication appliances exclusively in India.
Ties up with Huawei as the plements state-of-the art video surveillance system using the world’s best cameras at Chennai Central, Mambalam and Beach station
Implements state-of-the art video surveillance system using the world’s best cameras at Chennai Central, Mambalam and Beach stations Implements the first of its kind project of Collaborative Multimedia Classroom at the prestigious Indian Institute of Science – formerly TATA Institute – Asia’s number one technical research institute. It covers 23 of the 47 departments spread around 400 acres. .
Revamps with a change in the Business model from Systems Integration to Value Added Distribution reaching out to wider region in india & SAARC countries. Participates at the Infocomm India show exhibiting the range of video conferencing & Video streaming technologies Ties up with Tely Video conferencing system as their exclusive distributor.
Launches "BRICKYARD, a software based tegrated Digital Learning Platform at Didac India. Launches "Kickle" - A Sype for Business collaborative product at Infocomm India.
AVer appoints A&T Video INDIA as National Distributor for VC systems.