HCL Infosystems wins Rs 278 crore order from Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu

By Telecom Lead Team: HCL Infosystems has bagged a
contract from Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu (ELCOT).


It has been selected as a vendor for the Government of
Tamil Nadu project, which has started to distribute free laptops to students of
Government and State aided schools & colleges across the state.


ELCOT is the nodal agency for procurement of laptops for
the project.  This is the first phase of the 5-year project and in this
phase HCL will supply 2 lakh laptops out of a total order volume of 9 lakh
laptop units.


The company will provide 2 lakh laptops to students in 7
districts comprising of 24 Taluk Offices. The company will also set up its
service centers in all of these Taluks to offer comprehensive maintenance and
handle any service requests.


The efforts made by the Government of Tamil Nadu &
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,”
said APS Bedi, executive VP, HCL Infosystems.


The project will enhance PC adoption among students in
the state and the student community is expected to immensely benefit from the


ELCOT is also planning with other respective government
organizations to provide a few useful educational applications along with each
laptop. These applications will be then pre-loaded in the HCL Laptops.


The company added that the laptops will cover both Open
source BOSS” operating system as well as Microsoft Windows.


A few months back, HCL Infosystems
signed an agreement with Sadbhav Infrastructure to implement the Automation,
Computerization and Integration of 22 Border Check Posts (BCPs) in the State of


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