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Hardware industry body MAIT launches Aadhaar authentication featured device

India: The India-based association, MAIT, which deals in empowering the country’s Information and Technology industry, has unveiled a fingerprint scanner integrated mobile tablet, in alliance with Datamini and Intel, in order to upkeep the “Make in India” and “Digital India” initiatives of the country.

The tablet can be deployed in various initiatives such as “Pradhaan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) for providing the banking services across the poor population of urban and rural areas and also for Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) through the Aadhaar-linked savings bank accounts.

In addition, the product can be deployed under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) for simplifying the wage payments and also under the National Health Mission (NHM) to observe public health services and related operations, etc. The product will also help the government in minimizing the cost of transactions.

In addition, the MAIT’s President and Intel’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing Group & Managing Director for South Asia area, Debjani Ghosh, also stated that Intel has been associating with the government, civil society as well as educational organisations to enhance the native societies with emerging technologies and the launch of this tablet will help the company in taking the Digital India initiative to a next level.

TechSci Research depicts that the launch of specialized mobile tablet will lead the government towards its aim of making India a digital country by its excessive deployment across different areas.

The fingerprint scanner property of the tablet is enabled through biometric technology. According to the recent report published by TechSci ResearchIndia Biometrics Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020”, biometrics market in India is projected to grow at a robust CAGR of over 35% till 2020. Growth in the market is anticipated on account of increasing use of various biometric products in government and BFSI sector across the country. Increasing use in corporate houses, schools and industries for time and attendance monitoring, coupled with rising demand from IT / ITeS to authenticate access to confidential data, are other factors that are expected to propel market growth over the next five years.

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