ITI Limited’s Palakkad Plant has bagged two laptop orders from Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) for the supply of 6,600 units and 1,883 units worth Rs 220 million and Rs 30 million, respectively.

Under the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, ITI Limited had launched SmaasH trademarked/branded micro personal computer (PC), desktop PC, laptop computer, and video conferencing camera, among other information and communication technology (ICT) products which are currently available for sale in market standard configurations.

ITI’s Palakkad Plant was started in the year 1976 as the first switching unit of the country and most of the telephone exchange equipment was supplied from ITI Limited’s Palakkad plant. Later on, the plant diversified into the latest technology areas like such as information technology (IT) infrastructure and software services.

As an innovative solution, 36 smart classrooms for Calicut University had been recently established by ITI Palakkad Plant. Data centre setup for Calicut University, Student Lifecycle Management program for Kerala University, Digital Studio set up at MG University Innovation Foundation, Online Examination facility for MG University, website design for Kannur University etc. are a few projects that have been successfully executed and implemented by ITI Limited’s Palakkad Plant. 

ITI Limited has also ventured into the transport sector with its IT expertise and launched the ‘Kerala Savaari’ project at Trivandrum City, an online-taxi service by the government of Kerala, in association with Kerala State Motor Transport Workers Welfare Fund Board (KMTWWFB). Kerala Savaari is going to be expanded to other districts of Kerala soon.

In addition, ITI Limited has emerged as a digital solutions provider and is currently executing the digitisation of Government Moyan Model Girls Higher Secondary School, Palakkad. Once the project gets completed, it will be a new model for the entire education sector and will pave the way for a complete shift to the present-day concept of ‘smart classrooms’.

ITI I-Max, an innovative artificial intelligence (AI)-based, finishing school setup for engineering students to prepare them in appearing for job interviews is another innovative project from ITI Limited’s Palakkad Plant. Refurbishing of lead acid batteries and lithium ion batteries are some other areas which ITI Limited is planning to enter into. Scanning of documents and data digitisation for various organisations are being carried out by ITI Limited’s Palakkad Plant.

Commenting on the development, Rakesh Chandra Tiwari, chairman and managing director, ITI Limited, said, “We are happy to begin the new year by bagging this order and we are thankful to the Kerala government. During fiscal year 2021-22, ITI Palakkad has manufactured and supplied more than 1,500 Smaash PC to various customers such as Kerala State Electronic Development Corporation Limited (KSEDC) for e-health project, MG university, District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) Karnataka, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology etc. I am confident that ITI Palakkad Plant will maintain this tempo and continue this partnership with the Kerala government and other government bodies.”

Recently, the Palakkad Plant was appreciated by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for realising the flight packages with respect to  the launch of the LVM3 M2/OneWeb India-1 Mission in a time-bound manner meeting all Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) quality norms. Palakkad Plant’s other business areas include smart energy metres, smart banking cards, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) duct manufacturing, and managed leased line network (MLLN) products.