logo
Share SHARE
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

HCL Info Wins Rs.278 Cr. Laptops Order From ELCOT

HCL Infosystems Ltd. said it had won a contract for Rs.278 crore from Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu Ltd., or ELCOT, for supply of two lakh units of HCL ME Laptops to government and state aided schools and colleges across Tamil Nadu.

This is the first phase of the 5-year project and in this phase HCL will supply two lakh laptops, out of a total order volume of 9 lakh laptops units, the company said.

It said it would provide two lakh laptops to students in seven districts, comprising 24 Taluk Offices. The company will also set up its Service Centres in all of these Taluks to offer comprehensive maintenance and handle any service requests.

The laptops will also cover both Open source 'BOSS' operating system as well as Microsoft Windows. ELCOT is also planning with other respective government organizations to provide a few useful educational applications along the each laptop. These applications will be then pre-loaded in the HCL laptops.

Executive Vice President A.P.S. Bedi, said, "We have always been committed towards the cause of revolutionizing education in the country through adoption of technology and are really grateful to be associated with this prestigious project initiated by the Government of Tamil Nadu. The efforts made by the Government of Tamil Nadu and ELCOT for encouraging ICT enabled education are truly commendable and we look forward to this continued association. We are confident that such initiatives will boost PC penetration and democratize access to technology by students."

At the BSE, HCL Infosystems shares are currently trading at Rs.49.80, up by 3.21 percent from the previous close.

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Editors Pick
Lab equipment maker Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has agreed to acquire electron microscope maker FEI Co. for about $4.2 billion in cash, the two companies said Friday. Thermo Fisher noted that FEI's electron microscopy platform will complement its own mass spectrometry systems to accelerate advancements in structural biology. While reporting a wider loss for the first quarter, Sears Holdings Corp. said it has decided to "aggressively evaluate" all potential alternatives for its top brands - Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard or KCD, and the Sears Home Services or SHS businesses. Sears has retained Citigroup Global Markets and LionTree Advisors to assist in its efforts. Philips Lighting, the splinter group of Dutch consumer electronics giant Philips, saw its shares rally around 8.50 percent on its debut on Friday at the Amsterdam stock exchange. The shares are currently at 21.70 euros, above its set pricing of 20 euros per share.
comments powered by Disqus
Follow RTT