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Why in News?

  • MEITY launches C-DAC Information Media Server (CIMS) for enhancing Good Governance.

C-DAC Information Media Server (CIMS):

  • It is a dedicated computer appliance having specialized application software to provide audio and video on demand.
  • This low-cost affordable system is built with single board computer having powerful and energy efficient multi-core processor.
  •   It does not require any special purpose internet service provider or data connectivity.
  • The common feature includes displaying text, images for viewing, video streaming, e-brochure; for viewing or downloading for offline reference.

Utility of CIMS:

  • CIMS is very easy to setup and configure for deployments at locations such as-
  •  Parliament (Today in Rajya Sabha, Members details),
  • Education Institutes (eBooks, Timetable, news of the day, notices),
  •  Railways (Train running information, station layout maps),
  • Hospitals (Doctors on duty, patient records).
  • A user can connect via any smart device with WiFi capability and freely access the available information.
  • Web pages are retrieved and deliver it across the Internet.
  • In the simplest case, the video file is embedded in a web page and stored on the same host as the other components of the page.

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC):

  • The C-DAC is an Autonomous Scientific Society of Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India.
  • It is headquartered in Pune.
  •  The setting up of C-DAC in 1988 was to built Supercomputers in context of denial of import of Supercomputers by USA.
  • Since then C-DAC has been undertaking building of multiple generations of Supercomputer starting from PARAM with 1 GF in 1988.
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