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New Delhi: A doctor’s initiative in harnessing technology has produced an mobile application which can help locate a person trapped in debris in an earthquake or other disasters when communications fail.

Pradeep Bhardwaj, CEO of Six Sigma High Altitude Medical Services for Rescue, says his company has developed a software application which can be tracked through the mobile phone.

The concept is based on ham radio used by amateurs to communicate with one another. However, the application developed by Six Sigma, which can be downloaded to a mobile phone, is not for communication but for continuously sending out a signal which can be detected by special equipment.

“The application does not require mobile network or internet connection to communicate. This is based on satellite which will continuously transmit coded signals but which cannot be used to communicate,” Bhardwaj to IANS.

The transmitted signals can be detected within a radius of 50 kilometres.

He said that keeping the security concerns in mind, the application had been designed in such a way that people tracking the signal can get information on its location with accuracy. Bhardwaj said the Telecommunications Ministry had already given them a licence to operate the system.

Six Sigma medical services have been recognised by the Central government, several state governments and countries like Nepal and China for its contribution in saving and counselling thousands of people during the Uttrakhand cloud-burst in 2013, Nepal earthquake in 2015 and China earthquakes, Bhardwaj said.

“The Real Time Location application is made keeping in mind the rescue operations in high altitude areas where mobile towers network or Internet fails being hit by a natural calamity. People or soldiers who get trapped in the debris or snow can easily be helped out using the application,” Bhardwaj said.

Till now, Bhardwaj said, he and his team had saved more than 5,600 victims who were stuck in high altitudes.

The Six Sigma is also known for setting up a base camp at a height of 24,500 feet on Mount Everest during the Nepal earthquake, where they had played a major role in helping the Indian Army rescue people.

Bhardwaj said they would send a proposal on the application to the Health Ministry soon, urging it to get it installed in the cell phones of soldiers and people living in high altitude areas which are prone to earthquakes and landslides.

C.K. Misra, additional health Secretary in the ministry of health, told IANS: “This is a good initiative which will help people in high altitude areas. But, he said, the government would need to look into such applications.”

Bhardwaj claimed the application could have helped track Indian soldiers caught in the avalanche recently in Siachen, had these been installed in their mobile phones.(IANS)

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Only Citrix offers the most complete and integrated workspace to enable people to securely access their web, SaaS, Windows, Linux and mobile apps, desktops and files from anywhere and across any device, the company claimed.
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Desktop virtualisation leader Citrix on Wednesday launched the new “Citrix Workspace” to enable enterprises deliver a superior work experience by unifying apps and content across all endpoints in one place while meeting the security needs.

According to the company, to ensure employee engagement and productivity, companies must deliver a unified workspace experience that adapts to how and where work needs to get done.

“We, at Citrix, are committed to enabling people-centric computing within organisations. Our solutions deliver the experience, security and choice that people and organisations need to innovate, engage customers and be productive — anytime and anywhere,” CEO Citrix David Henshall said at the Citrix Synergy conference which is being held in Anaheim city in the US state of California.

With this offering, Citrix will expand its portfolio of delivering virtual apps, desktops and mobile apps to provide secure access to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) apps and content via Citrix Workspace app, creating the first unified digital workspace for business.

The company would also provide day-one support for Windows Server 2019 to deliver virtualised apps with XenApp.
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Only Citrix offers the most complete and integrated workspace to enable people to securely access their web, SaaS, Windows, Linux and mobile apps, desktops and files from anywhere and across any device, the company claimed.

“Citrix Workspace” gives users secure, single sign-on (SSO) access to all the applications and content in a digital workspace that delivers a consistent and unified experience on several devices.

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Citrix also said that it would continue to work with Microsoft to deliver Citrix value-add capabilities on top of Remote Desktop Management Infrastructure (RDmi) — the next generation RDS platform for Azure.

The company would also provide day-one support for Windows Server 2019 to deliver virtualised apps with XenApp. (IANS)