Bangalore, Oct 26: Availabity of Worldwide Interoperable Microwave Access (WIMAX) technology and an exclusive zone for Intellectual Property (IP) are some of the new features at the Asia's largest event IT.IN 2006, to be inaugurated by Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy here tomorrow.
Briefing newsmen today Information Technology and Biotechnology Secretary and Software Technologies Parks of India Director B V Naidu said the event would be attended by over 300 Indian and multinational companies besides representation from 13 countries.
Leading Indian companies such as Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant and Texas Instruments would also take active part in the four day event, he added.
ON WIMAX, he said Aircel Business Solutions and Microsense had made arrangements at the Palace grounds, the venue of the exposition, to enable exhibitors and business delegates to get a first hand experience of the technology. An innovation for the first time was the SMS facility wherein visitors and delegation could receive information on the event by messaging INFO to 600642.
For the first time, IT parks would have a focussed pavilion for developers of IT park to exhibit their projects.
Replying to queries he said trade delegations from Britain, Barcelona, Australia, New Zealand, Baveria, China, Baltic, Taiwan and Germany would be part of the trade show.
He said the "IP Zone" was to highlight the fact that India was involved not only in delivering IT services but also in creating IP that enables India to compete with other developed countries in creating high-end technology products for global markets. The theme for the "IP Zone' was "Innovative India" and on display would be prodeucts developed by those companies or their customers that incorporate IP created in India, he explained.
Answering a question on providing infrastructural facilities the Secretary said it was a ongoing process and the government was committed to provide necessary infrastructural facilities to the IT sector. Mr Naidu, intervening, said the Brand Bangalore was also helping the sector and quoted an instant wherein a US dollars 40 billion foreign multinational retail company had evinced keen interest in coming to the city only on the brand factor.