India Ready to Help Make Tablet Indonesia Rp 300,000

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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Rajasthan is ready to assist Indonesia manufacture low-cost tablet computers for $ 35 U.S. to provide technical assistance to the development of production.

A press release from the Embassy in New Delhi said the Chairman of the Development Team tablet “Aakhaas”, Prof S Yadav, who was accompanied by the acting director of IIT Rajasthan Prof. Ravindra B, expressed willingness to the Ambassador to India, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Andi M Ghalib, in his visit to IIT Rajasthan, Jodhpur, India, Wednesday (01/02/2012).

IIT Rajahstan India recently horrendous world of information technology to produce the world’s cheapest tablet computer for $ 35 U.S. (about USD 315 000). Prof Yadav explained that the key to cheap tablet computer is simple.

“First, the components must be chosen low without sacrificing quality,” he said. “Secondly, the production process must be optimized, taking into account aspects of location, labor and distribution.

Is important, he added, is the amount of production that must be achieved so that the mass number of economies of scale can be achieved.

Government of India through Ministry of Human Resource Development (Ministry of Education) has targeted to split tablets to the 18 000 schools across India, so total production is more than enough to be able to suppress the price.

Tablet “Aakaash” has been developed further, as shown in the visit. If the first version of the processor is only 300 MHz, so slow for video playback, it is now increased up to 1.2 GHz so that its performance is much better.

“It’s the price to 60 dollars,” said Prof. Yadav.

During the visit Ambassador Andi M Ghalib who was accompanied by Counsellor, Embassy in New Delhi Education Dr. Son Kuswadi it welcomed the offer and will take several universities in Indonesia to welcome the offer.

In addition, the ambassador will propose to the Education Minister to conduct a similar program in Indonesia, by cooperating with IIT Rajasthan that have been willing to provide technical assistance.

The visit also aims to see firsthand how the new IIT Rajasthan was built in 2008 has grown so fast.

Andi M Ghalib ambassador was impressed upon the concept of the development of IIT, which is not simply just use the conventional approach.

“Considering we’re going to build two new institutes of technology in Kalimantan and Sumatra, then we will invite the designer to perform benchmarking to the country,” said Ghalib.

Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) and the Surabaya Institute of Technology (ITS) has been appointed by the government to develop each technology institute in Sumatra and Kalimantan.


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