C-DAC information media server (CIMS)
23, Sep 2018
Prelims level : Particulars & Features of CIMS Mains level : Particulars & Features of CIMS
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.