Cygnus Microsystems, a Hyderabad based datacom and networking products provider is all set to come our with its own routers and modems for the Indian market. "We are planning to roll out our routers early next year in the Indian subcontinent. It is going to be the entry level router for us, initially we are going to target the ISPs and other telecom companies for the product," informed, Pankaj Sethi, joint Managing Director of the company.
The company is currently developing and designing the router for the Indian conditions. "We are making the router much more friendly and more suitable to the Indian market needs and will release the product early next year," he added. The company is also developing 2MB leased line modems to be released next year.
The company started its operations in the year 1989 and has supplied its statistical multiplexers to the Indian railway for facilitating the online reservation throughout the country. "We have been supplying Indian Railways the multiplexers, which are used for sharing long distance leased communication, link between user devices," he explained.
The multiplexers supplied by the company connect the booking offices to the central main frame servers of the Railways. At present the railways are having five main frames located at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Secunderabad. As of now there are around 650 locations connected through the network all over India. Indian railways is finalizing another 70 - 80 locations by the end of this year within the country.
"Till now we have supplied around 5,000 multiplexers to the Railways and as they expand their operations and around 6.5 transactions per day take place through our multiplexers. We would continue to supply them the infrastructure needed for networking, at present we are concentrating to supply them with multiplexers which could deliver both voice as well as data through the same line of network," he added.
The company also plans to go for the untapped market outside the sub-continent once its products are released. "First we would like to unveil the routers and modems in the Indian space and then go for the foreign market as well. At present the company has a work-force of 55 professionals, it generated revenues of Rs 6.5 crore for the last year and this year it is expecting to garner around Rs 8 crore for the next year.