In a bid to tap into a new product line, new Delhi-based Challenger Computers
has recently launched a USB wireless modem under the brand name 'Robotics'. The
new range of USB modems, launched in the month of January, supports several
operators including Airtel, Dolphin, Idea, Vodafone among others.
Sharing details on the product, Manoj Gupta, Proprietor, Challenger Computers
stated, “We have been into the distribution of leading brands including LG,
Canon and Lenovo, among others. However, we were planning to offer something
from our end that was very much in tune with the latest technology. Given that
laptop users these days need a USB modem to stay connected even when on the
move, we resolved to launch Robotics. This USB modem offers a speed of 236Kbps
and a user simply needs to plug and play it without installing any CD.”
Talking about the demand for the modems, Gupta mentioned that the product
range has been widely accepted in markets including Delhi and NCR region, and in
order to extend added benefits with the product, Challenger is bundling K7
Computing anti-virus software free with the USB.
“In the past three months since its launch, we have sold over 6,000 units of
the product and keeping in mind the demand for it, we are now extending support
by offering K7 Computing anti-virus for free along with the USB. We want to go
slow in promoting the product further and are also planning to add other
features to the USB device. We will be launching an enhanced version of the
same, in which the USB can also be alternatively used as a pen drive.”
Challenger is offering a one-year warranty on the USB device. The company has
also been approached by various laptop vendors to sell Robotics as a bundled
product with their laptop but Challenger is yet to evaluate the offer.
“Several leading laptop vendors have approached us whereby they have offered
to club our USB modem with their laptops, but we are at the moment more keen on
pushing the device as an independent product,” stated Gupta.
The new Delhi-based company is looking to address laptop users with the USB
modem christened Robotics, and is bundling the device with K7 Computing
anti-virus software, free of cost.