Delhi Traffic Police to acquire Simputers

DQW Bureau
07 Jul 2006

The Delhi Traffic Police is all set to become tech savvy with the
introduction of low cost portable handheld Simputers. The department intends to
purchase 100 Sim-puters to be used for field tran-sactions by the police
officers like writing out challans and other services related with smart
card-based driving license and vehicle registration certificate (RC). The
depart-ment had floated a tender for the procurement of Simputers in January
this year.

Simputer, which was first launched in the year 2002, is distributed by two
Bangalore-based firms - Encore Soft-ware and Picopeta Simputers.

According to Prashant Anantraman, Business Dev-elopment Manager, Encore
Software, Delhi Traffic Police's decision is a great opportunity for Simputer
to get the desired recognition in the market. “We have already initiated talks
with Delhi Traffic Police to explore the opportunity of ba-gging the order for
supplying Simputers. The device will allow the traffic wing of Delhi Police in
eliminating the laborious paper work involved while issuing challans,” said

A senior Delhi Traffic Police official said that encouraged by the success
story of Banga-lore traffic police, the Delhi Police have also initiated the
move to introduce Simputers. Delhi Police had a meeting with the Bangalore
policemen late last year and decided to introduce Simputers. “Around 100
policemen have already been trained on how to use the Simputer and the benefits
of this gadget,” the official said.

Encore Software has al-ready supplied 30 Simputers to Bangalore traffic
police department.

Simputer is a mobile port-able computer that works on high speed even on
minimalist hardware support. Simputer only requires wireless network connection
and backend server to become operational. When the Simputer is dep-loyed on the
Delhi roads they would be wirelessly connected online to the RTO (road transport
office) databank and Delhi Police database, and traffic police personals would
be able to issue on the spot printed challans to the traffic rule violators.

Ajnali Choudhary New Delhi, June 30

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