ACC launches Bagcrete, a user-friendly, pre-blended concrete solution

Bangalore, 17th May 2023: ACC Limited, the cement and building material company of Adani Cement and part of the Adani Group, has been a pioneer in building innovative concrete solutions. The company’s ongoing innovation process is consistent with ACC Bagcrete, a proportional balance of premium components produced to generate high quality concrete mix.

The company has added a new product dimension to the building industry with ACC Bagcrete, a hassle-free, smart, and user-friendly concrete solution for all types of construction demands. A stronger, more durable final product is produced as a result of the pre-blended components being meticulously measured to ensure uniform quality.

The product was created to offer the best compressive strength (10 MPa to 80 MPa), exceptional workability retention, and unmatched ease of placement, a trifecta of attributes that set it apart from competing products. In contrast to traditional concrete, which necessitates the mixing of various components on-site, it is a pre-blended mixture of cement, sand, and aggregates. For building projects that call for a quick and effective application method, ACC Bagcrete is ideal.

There are two functional variants of the versatile building material ACC Bagcrete: Dry-Mix and Wet-Mix. The Dry-Mix is pre-blended concrete that may be used right away with just the addition of water. Wet-Mix is pre-mixed, immediately usable concrete that doesn’t require any additional mixing before use. This can be especially helpful in places with scarce water supplies or where conventional concrete mixing techniques are impractical. Both kinds of ACC Bagcrete are of exceptional quality and effectiveness. This unique concrete solution is ideal for remote job sites and maintenance projects since it can be easily transported in the form of bags, enhancing productivity.

Mr. Ajay Kapur, CEO, Cement Business, said “We are dedicated to pursuing product innovations and offering the finest products and services to our customers. We have always strived to create products of the highest calibre in order to meet the varied needs of our customers and assist them in constructing robust structures. ACC Bagcrete is a unique product that not only meets but also exceeds the demands of our customers.”

The prestigious university IIT Bombay has recently reaped significant benefits of using ACC Bagcrete for a special need in its R&D Lab of Civil Engineering Department. The M80 Grade ACC Bagcreate has also been used in various NHPC projects in spillway repairing. ACC Bagcrete is a unique solution that guarantees minimal waste, accelerates construction, and improves longevity with constant quality. In conclusion, dry-mix concrete is a versatile and convenient option for construction projects of all types.

Godawari Electric Motors receives ICAT certification for its Li-ion battery

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Raipur, 17th May 2023: Godawari Electric Motors, manufacturers of the Eblu range of products, has announced that its 200Ah lithium-ion battery pack which is manufactured by Ruchira Green has received AIS 156 authorisation under Amendment-III Phase-II from the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT). Godawari Electric Motors have started using these certified batteries in its e-auto Eblu Rozee and e-loader Eblu Reino. The battery was tested extensively and has managed to meet all the safety and performance parameters that is mandated by ICAT under the latest amendment.

Mr. Hyder Khan, CEO of Godawari Electric Motors, said, “This is one of the key milestones that we have achieved since the inception of Godawari Electric Motors. The battery is one of the core components of an EV and with our 200Ah pack receiving ICAT certification, we are compliant with the latest regulations laid down by the governing authorities. Our focus has been on creating quality products with rider safety in mind and this certification will further enhance the customer awareness and help in building trust in our products.”

Godawari Electric Motors currently retails the e-auto (L5M) Eblu Rozee and e-bicycle range Eblu Spin and Eblu Thrill which are available in three variants. The company as part of its network expansion strategy has commissioned 28 dealerships across the country.

Axis Three Dee Studios display’s sound & light show at Statue of Belief in Rajasthan

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New Delhi, 17th, May 2023: Axis Three Dee Studios—a one-of-its-kind initiative in immersive visual media and projection mapping—launched a fascinating son-et-lumière (light-and-sound) show display at the recently inaugurated ‘Vishwas Swaroopam’ (Statue of Belief) as a permanent installation. Revolving around the themes of ‘Aarambh’ (The Beginning) and ‘Shabd Utpatti’ (Origin of Language), the shows keep the audience enthralled throughout the entire 20-30-minute program. With many more stories to be introduced shortly, the 369-foot Statue of Belief promises to be a ‘must-visit’ landmark already thronged by thousands of visitors every day.

The unique narration is in a ‘Kathavachak’ or narrative form, and has been scripted and narrated by Shri Madan Paliwal Ji, Chairman of the iconic conglomerate, Miraj Group, of Udaipur. The language brings alive the timeless knowledge and wisdom of this ancient land weaving lucidly into the narrative numerous anecdotes, references and direct quotes from the Sanatani scriptures. All of it is in a form easily understood by the young and old alike.

This projection is a daily event. Painting the night sky aglow in a riot of colours, the resplendent Statue of Belief comes alive with the help of 24 Barco’s UDX series projectors, each shooting out a staggering 40,000 lumens of brightness and that, too, in 4K resolution for an ultra-vivid and crisp rendition.

Located atop the hill of Ganesh Tekri within the ‘Tat Padam Upvan’ grounds, the ‘Vishwas Swaroopam’ statue was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Shri Ashok Gehlot, along with Sri Morari Bapu and Rajasthan Assembly Speaker, Shri CP Joshi, in October 2022. ‘Vishwas Swaroopam’ is the world’s tallest Shiva idol, and constructed by Tat Padam Sansthan. The statue depicts Mahadev in a rare sitting posture, as He benevolently looks below at the surrounding expanses of Nathdwara and beyond. The ‘Tat Padam Upvan’ is spread over a sprawling 31 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds.

‘Vishwas Swaroopam’ can be seen from as far as 20 kilometers on days when visibility and the weather permits. It has become the latest iconic landmark for the region. Every evening, this majestic statue comes to life in a stunning riot of colours, sound and light during the projection mapping show, created and commissioned by Axis Three Dee Studio Pvt. Ltd.

The Statue of Belief was envisioned by Shri Madan Paliwal Ji. The Miraj Group had selected and entrusted the entire projection design and execution job to Axis Three Dee Studios. Mr Avijit Samajdar, CEO, Axis Three Dee Studios, who is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning Projection Designer, having numerous projects in India and the world to his credit, is Producer and Director for the content design of this amazing projection mapping show. He and his immensely talented, creative, installation and mapping team had created the unique blueprint for such a complex project—right from conception to execution and its successful conclusion for handover.

The mesmerising, fluidic visuals with their vibrant colours and seamless transitions, sprinkled with lavish visionary art, have come to be recognised as the hallmark style of its Director, Avijit Samajdar. Avijit praised his content team for their deep insight in connecting words with images, even on such complex topography and surface colours, while always maintaining the storyline’s sanctity.

“All credit goes to the technical team, including experts from Dataton led by Mr Ashok Sharma, regional head, DATATON, Sweden, for A-Pac, whose Watchout system provided the robust backbone. For a show that required communication between a multitude of hardware and software with clockwork precision,” says Avijit, “nothing but the best can suffice and Watchout mapping systems and Dataton media servers were my first choice. Having worked with this hardware and software many times before, I know they’re real workhorses under the most challenging conditions and, once again, they have proved me right.”

As Avijit so eloquently sums up his craft, “Content designing is nothing but a clever play of abstract geometry and colors woven into a storyline to draw the audience into its seductive flow… Based on the audience reaction, I’m happy that we’ve managed to achieve the visual magic we set out to do.”

In conclusion, Avijit Samajdar was all praises for the team at Miraj without whose cooperation and teamwork this herculean task would not have been possible. He added, “I consider it a privilege to have got the opportunity to work closely with Shri Madan Paliwal Ji, whose deep understanding and grasp of complex subjects, coupled with his infectious personality, has only made us all richer in experience and wisdom.”

Leading Web3 app, Chingari rewards Rs. 8 crores to creators and users through its Mining program

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Bengaluru, 16 May 2023: World’s leading Web3 short video app, Chingari today announces the distribution of 15 million Gari tokens (Chingari’s native crypto tokens) equivalent to $1.01 million USD or Rs. 8.3 crore (approx) to creators and users through its innovative Gari mining program. Launched in June 2022, the GARI Mining program is an initiative aimed to empower creators and users by providing native crypto tokens as an incentive for engaging on the app.

Since the launch of the program less than a year ago, Chingari has directly disbursed 15 million Gari tokens equivalent to $1.01 million USD or ₹ 8.3 crore (approx), to wallets of creators and users, ensuring complete ownership of content remains with creators. The milestone is a testament to Chingari’s commitment to empowering content creators and democratizing the creator economy. Chingari, being a Web3 app has also implemented transparent on-chain payments, further promoting fairness and decentralization. On Chingari, a user starts earning crypto tokens from day one by liking, commenting, and watching videos.

Moreover, Chingari generated a remarkable gross revenue of 10 million USD in the financial year 2022-23, marking a significant jump of 56.25% as compared to the previous year. In FY 2021-22, Chingari generated revenue of 6.4 million USD.

Sumit Ghosh, CEO & Co-Founder, Chingari said, “The creator economy has long been plagued by issues like concentration of wealth in the hands of a few, a lack of incentives for users and a small pool for creators. Considering these challenges, the GARI Mining program was launched in June last year. We are now seeing the positive impact of our Gari mining program on the creator economy. We are committed to providing transparent and decentralized incentives that enable content creators to thrive and bring their vision to life.”

St. Louis Area Diaper Bank Hosts Second Annual Benefit Concert

Local nonprofit to raise funds for its diaper program.

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(St. Louis, Mo., May 16, 2023) — The St. Louis Area Diaper Bank will host its second annual Fantastic Father’s Benefit Concert on Thurs., Sept. 21 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The fundraiser will be held at the .Zack Theater located at 3224 Locust St. Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit’s diaper program.

The concert will feature JAM: Jackson & MARS, a high-energy live band and production that showcases Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars. The band includes a Michael Jackson impersonator plus Bruno Mars’ look-alike who will perform 40 songs spanning 40 years. The evening includes drinks, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and raffle.

This year the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank – through a network of 70 community organizations, educational and health partners serving low-income families – will distribute 4.1 million diapers to more than 70,000 families in the St. Louis region.

Founded in 2014, the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank provides diaper and period supply access to the region’s low-income families, as well as raises community awareness about the causes and consequences of diaper need and period poverty. The nonprofit is a member of the National Diaper Bank Network and its sister organization Alliance for Period Supplies, a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to eliminating diaper need and “period poverty” in America. The period supply program ensures access to menstrual hygiene products, which allows full participation in daily life with dignity.

The period supply program distributes period supplies through community partners and advocates for the elimination of “period poverty”. This year the period program will distribute 1.1 million period products. Two-thirds of low-income women in St. Louis cannot afford menstrual hygiene products, with 46% of low-income women having to choose between food and period supplies.

General admission tickets are $65 per person, and the VIP experience – which begins at 6 p.m. and includes a pre-show open bar and hors d’oeuvres – is $115 per person. For more information about the fundraiser and sponsorship opportunities, call (314) 624-0888 or visit their website.

Missouri Artist Collaborates with Michael Grey Sandal Factory

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Art by Lari’s owner Cindy Larimore to showcase her designs on custom-made Birkenstock sandals.

(St. Louis, Mo., May 16, 2023) — Art by Lari’s owner Cindy Larimore was recently selected to join Michael Grey’s Collaborative Artist’s Capsule, which takes individual artist’s work and displays them on Birkenstock sandals manufactured by the Michael Grey Sandal Factory. Larimore is the only Missouri artist selected to participate in this collaboration.

The limited edition, custom Birkenstock sandals cost $250 plus shipping. The hand-crafted sandals, which come in European shoe sizes 35 to 46, are 100% genuine leather using Birkenstock cork beds and buckles. Larimore’s made-to-order sandals – featuring her “My Happy Place” and “Professional Dreamer” designs – will be available for sale beginning May 15.

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Michael Grey Sandal Factory is a U.S.-based company operated by fashion designer Michael Grey that focuses on custom sandals and artisanal leather goods. He has worked as a designer in many leading fashion companies including Robert Cavalli, Vince Camuto, Bass, Levi’s, and Steve Madden.

Founded in 2019, Art by Lari creates original abstract artwork starting with plexiglass and glass as a canvas. Larimore then utilizes reverse painting—which involves applying layers of paint to the back of a transparent material so the artwork can be viewed through the unpainted front side. The technique starts with the details completed first and then the background is layered, creating a finished piece of art that is viewed through the glass. Art by Lari also designs select merchandise including drink coasters, throw pillows, prints and cell phone cases.

“This is an exciting opportunity to work with renowned footwear designer Michael Grey and gain national visibility for my art,” said Larimore. “Sandals are the perfect medium for my artwork because they showcase the vibrant and colorful designs I have continued to create throughout my career.”

For more information about Art by Lari, call (314) 609-8111 or visit www.artbyclari.com. To place an order, visit https://www.mgsandalfactory.com/collections/cindy-larimore.

Altos India launches powerful and cutting-edge Workstations and Solutions for Indian Market

Mumbai, India, 16th  May 2023: Altos India, a subsidiary of Acer India, the global PC giant unveiled a lineup of cutting-edge workstations to meet the increasing demand for high-performance computing solutions in the country. Altos India executives, IT professionals, Partners and industry experts attended the launch event to demonstrate their commitment to delivering comprehensive solutions to customers, including commercial hardware and integrated software development to meet the ever-changing needs of the industry. Altos India has a specific focus on AI, cloud computing, and high-performance computing.

The new range of workstations and solutions includes:

Altos aiworks: Altos aiWorks offers an all-in-one solution that includes the Altos Accelerator Resource Manager (AARM) management platform and a range of Altos BrainSphere™ AI systems, from servers to workstations. With automatic resource allocation, users can easily tackle the challenges of AI and data science computing, streamlining their operations and achieving optimal performance.

AltosCloud VDI/IDV/VOI: With AltosCloud VDI, schools and enterprises can leverage the latest VDI software platform and robust Altos BrainSphereTM servers to implement cutting-edge remote desktop access solutions. This enables them to increase workspace flexibility, gain a competitive edge, and meet the evolving needs of their users.

AltosCloud HCI: AltosCloud HCI is a hyper-converged infrastructure solution that combines computing, storage, and networking resources into a single software-defined system. It is designed to simplify data center operations, improve performance, and reduce costs. AltosCloud HCI can be used for a variety of applications, including virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), business-critical applications, and private cloud environments.

Altos Smart CCTV: This is video surveillance system that uses advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to provide real-time monitoring and analysis. It can detect and alert users about suspicious activities, track people and vehicles, and offer insights into customer behavior. Altos Smart CCTV is suitable for various settings, including retail stores, banks, and public areas.

Altos Brainsphere, services, workstation, and thin client: Altos Brainsphere is a cloud-based service that provides businesses with a range of solutions such as data analysis, virtual desktops, and enterprise-level workstation capabilities. Their thin client technology allows for easy and secure access to company resources from any device with an internet connection.

Jackie Lee, President of Altos Inc, expressed at the launch event, “We are introducing a new range of Altos server and workstation to meet the growing demand for high-performance computing solutions. Our aim is to provide comprehensive IT infrastructure solutions to help our customers prepare for the future. This move will enhance our ability to serve our Indian customers and reinforce our position as a leading provider of IT infrastructure solutions.”

Sanjay Virnave, Altos India Country Head, stated, “The launch of our workstations and solutions is a significant step towards strengthening our commitment to the Indian market. We take pride in manufacturing and delivering high-performance computing solutions that are customized to the unique requirements of Indian businesses. Our focus on AI, cloud, and high-performance computing highlights our dedication to delivering all-encompassing solutions to our customers. We are thrilled to introduce these new products to the market and are eager to empower businesses with the latest technology to aid in their growth and success.”

Universalize India’s Public Digital Goods into Global Assets, say Experts at C20 Summit on Technology & Security in Coimbatore

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Mumbai /16th, May 2023: The C20 Summit on Technology and Security for One World concluded at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in Coimbatore with 52 Indian and international experts shedding light on various aspects of technology and security. The five plenary sessions and ten policy breakouts across two days led to ideas and a roadmap that will directly impact the policy recommendations to be launched at the C20 Summit in July 2023. The two-day event was hosted by the official Engagement Group of C20 on Technology, Security & Transparency (TST).

Addl. Secretary (G-20) with India’s Ministry of External Affairs and Sous-Sherpa, G-20 India Ambassador, Abhay Thakur, was the Chief Guest at the valedictory session, which also saw the presence of Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri, Vice Chairman, Mata Amritanandamayi Math and Troika Member C20. Yigal Unna, Former DG of Israel National Cyber Directorate, and Alessandra Nilo, C20 Troika member, addressed the delegates virtually.

Making a strong pitch for treating technology as a public good and turning India’s digital public goods into freely available global assets, Sous-Sherpa, G-20 India Ambassador, Abhay Thakur, said: “The world needs a completely non-commercial, public-service approach to technological advancement, and India can take a lead in facilitating the use of digital technology as a global public good which is free and easily accessible to all. The country is among the fastest digitizing economies in the world and is expected to add USD 1 trillion of economic value from its digital economy in the next 2 years. India today is in an exclusive position to help other countries build their digital public infrastructure. We need to transform our national digital public goods like UPI, Aadhar, and DigiLocker into global digital public assets. If universalized, these carry immense potential to contribute to global economic development and ease of living. A key priority of India’s G20 presidency is to share its model of digital public infrastructure across the world as open, inter-operable, inclusive, secure, and market-friendly public digital platforms.”

Said Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan, National Coordinator of C20 Summit on Technology, Security & Transparency and Dean, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham: “With this summit, we have taken a very successful first step towards technology and security policy changes. The use of technology and creation of policies surrounding it must be grounded in compassion for civil society. This summit has come up with several recommendations. First, to bridge the digital divide, we must create incentives for investment in under-served communities and fund community technology centers, while ensuring that government services are accessible online. We must also re-skill and upskill people to rethink the future of work and become capable of working jobs that utilize AI.”

Recounting the recommendations of experts, she added: “For safe internet practices, we must organize digital literacy campaigns to educate citizens on safe use of technology. Multi-language models will help promote equitable access to technology. Countries need to lobby for the right to repair and use refurbished technology while strengthening technical skills of youth and workers. Policy makers must take a human-centric approach to design cybersecurity policies so that they don’t infringe on fundamental human rights. Regulations should be drafted to assign liability for harm arising from AI tools. We also need to establish global regulations on how social media platforms should identify and regulate disinformation while safeguarding freedom of speech.”

Three significant initiatives for technology and security were announced at the Summit. The Global Internet Governance, Digital Empowerment and Security Alliance (GLIDES), a grouping of civil society organizations, was formally launched to enable inclusive, open, non-discriminatory, and fair digital societies. It is intended as a launching pad for evolving multi stakeholder policy-making process for security and internet governance and other pressing issues like digital access, safe harbor, net neutrality, data privacy, fake news, multilingual Internet, and digital rights.

The Technology Advancement & Capacity Building Initiative (TACTICS) for CSOs is a step towards enhancing the cybersecurity posture of civil society, according to Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan. It is a cyber-awareness training program created to educate its members about common cyber threats and attack techniques. It provides information about best practices for securing personal and professional data and the safe use of social media and email.

The third initiative, a collaboration between the C20 Working Group on TST and How Women Lead (USA), has been started by women for women. It is led by top executive women for the digital empowerment of other women through personal leadership, investment, and philanthropy.

CriticalRiver Announces Partnership with Spryker to Help Merchants Achieve Business Growth Through Advanced eCommerce Solutions

Hyderabad,16th, May 2023– CriticalRiver has taken a major stride towards revolutionizing eCommerce solutions with its latest partnership announcement. The global digital and technology consulting services company has joined forces with Spryker, the leading composable commerce platform for Sophisticated Commerce Use Cases in B2B, Enterprise Marketplaces, and Thing Commerce. This partnership will enable CriticalRiver to expand its eCommerce capabilities, providing headless and composable commerce solutions to B2B and B2C clients worldwide.

Anji Maram, CEO of CriticalRiver, said, “Our partnership with Spryker will enable us to deliver advanced eCommerce solutions and help merchants streamline and automate financial, inventory, and order management processes. This collaboration is a testament to our commitment to helping clients excel in the ever-evolving digital landscape.”

Spryker is known for its exceptional track record in driving digital transformation and sophisticated transactions for enterprises across B2B and Enterprise Marketplaces. This is further validated by Gartner® recognizing Spryker as a visionary in the 2021 and 2022 Magic Quadrant™ for Digital Commerce.

Boris Lokschin, Co-founder, and CEO at Spryker, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “We’re excited to announce our new digital commerce partnership with CriticalRiver. By joining forces, we’re able to offer our customers an even wider selection of high-quality products and streamline their shopping experience. This partnership is a win-win for both companies and, most importantly, for our valued customers.”

CriticalRiver has already taken the first steps in preparation for this partnership by developing a manufacturing accelerator based on Spryker’s B2B Marketplace model. By using a fully headless approach with Next.js and React, CriticalRiver empowers manufacturers to incorporate Spryker’s Composable approach or create a complete headless commerce solution using modern technologies.

“At Spryker, we are thrilled to join forces with our partners in technology consulting to shape the future of digital commerce and empower our customers to reach new heights of success and compose outcomes beyond technology. This strategic partnership will not only enhance the tech stack for our customers but also provide them with a solid foundation for business growth and expansion,” added Boris Lokschin, Spryker.

This partnership marks a significant milestone in delivering cutting-edge eCommerce solutions to clients globally. With CriticalRiver’s technology consulting expertise and Spryker’s intelligent composable commerce platform, clients can now create new revenue streams and elevate customer experiences with unparalleled precision and efficiency.

Staqu Technologies Unveils JARVIS’ Heat Mapping Feature: Revolutionizing Audio-Video Data Analysis

New Delhi, India –16th, May 2023: Staqu Technologies, a leading artificial intelligence solutions provider, has unveiled a new heat mapping feature for their JARVIS platform is poised to revolutionize video analytics. The heat mapping feature uses a real-time camera feed to track human movement and has a wide range of potential applications across various industries.

One industry that could greatly benefit from this technology is retail. The JARVIS heat mapping feature offers insightful data on customer behavior, demographics, consumer preference, and store layout optimization. In addition, it can also enhance inventory management, analyze sales and customer metrics, and identify potential revenue generators.

According to Mr. Atul Rai, founder, and CEO of Staqu Technologies, ” Empowering offline players with the JARVIS heat mapping feature is a game-changer across industries, bringing them on par with their online counterparts. By providing comprehensive data analysis and insights, we can help businesses enhance their customer experience and create effective business strategies to achieve the best revenue growth for their business. At Staqu Technologies, we believe in tailoring to use the existing camera to use it deduce the insights which are helpful in revenue growth. With JARVIS heat mapping, we are revolutionizing the way businesses operate and grow, one insight at a time.”

An illustrative example is a retail store with clearly defined sections for things like clothing, shirts, and trousers. In a conventional format, the store’s owner might not be aware of how much time each customer spends in these areas. Additionally, the owner is unaware of the reasons why a particular section—perhaps a coat—is selling out so quickly while many customers are browsing another section, perhaps a shirt.

However, it is now possible to study consumer behavior and gather useful data thanks to the use of AI-powered video analytics with heat mapping technology. The retailer may then alter the cost or the quality of its goods to better suit consumer preferences. Heat map analysis is a helpful tool for retailers, allowing them to track foot traffic in each section, gauge customer dwell time, and assess sales conversion rates.

In addition to JARVIS, a heatmap feature for the retail industry, JARVIS is further used in smart cities, real estate, manufacturing, and airports for safety hazard prevention, as well as to track unlawful activities, fire hazards, and other analytics.

JARVIS has more than 90+ analytics being used to provide businesses with valuable insights and cost-saving operational benefits in real time along with a Video management (VMS) feature. JARVIS further is capable of performing audio analytics using audio coming from a camera mic.

Staqu Technologies’ JARVIS platform continues to set new standards in the AI industry with innovative features like heat mapping technology. The company is committed to delivering cutting-edge solutions that address the complex challenges faced by businesses in today’s fast-paced world.