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Smart City: Delhi to get WiFi connectivity by 2016



By Newsgram Staff Writer

The Aam Aadmi Party’s pet scheme of making entire Delhi WiFi enabled will now be possible in two years time. The announcement regarding setting up of 700 WiFi hotspots in Delhi by February 2016 was made by Adarsh Shastri, Parliamentary Secretary to IT Minister on Thursday.

Explaining about the plan of action, Shastri said, “We will get the budgetary allocation in June and issue tender for WiFi by July. In the first phase, 600-700 hotspots will be set up by February 2016 and in two years time, entire Delhi will have access to Internet.”

A few days back, the AAP government had proposed a cheaper and efficient way to bring Internet to the people.

Under the plan, Delhi government was mulling the idea of mounting WiFi antennas on electricity poles instead of cellphone towers.

The move was motivated by the need to reduce expenditure and increase efficiency.

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Samsung Brings 40 ACs, Unveils ‘Wind-Free AC 2.0’ with Wi-Fi

Customers can also avail 10 per cent cashback on Wind-Free models and 5 per cent cashback on the premium Triple Inverter Series, said the company

To get ahead in the fast-changing tech industry, Samsung said it will expand investment in burgeoning tech segments to propel growth. Wikimedia Commons

South Korean major Samsung on Thursday launched 40 conditioning models across price-range that include ‘Wind-Free AC 2.0’ with Wi-Fi capability that automatically goes into an energy-saving mode if does not detect any human presence for an hour.

Available in stores from this month, the new split AC range will start from Rs 35,990 and will go up to Rs 73,990.

“With our new range, we have ensured all those expectations are met. In addition, consumers also get Samsung’s best-in-class technology and the most trusted brand,” said Rajeev Bhutani, Senior Vice President, HVAC division, Consumer Electronics Business, Samsung India.

There are three Wind Free 2.0 models, for Rs 57,990, Rs 67,990 and Rs 73,990.

Customers opting for Wind-Free 2.0 AC will get an express installation service wherein the AC installation will be done within 4 hours from time of delivery.

The ‘Wind-Free’ 2.0 AC uses 23,000 micro-holes (from 21,000 in the previous version) to spread air evenly throughout the room, maintaining a comfortable level of coolness.

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Apple and Samsung are very big players, they can change scenarios for private sector manufacturing. LifetimeStock

The Wind-Free 2.0 enables users to control ACs with Smart Home App via Wi-Fi.

The product comes with 10 years of warranty on the compressor and features an energy-efficient Digital Inverter. The users can save up to 77 per cent energy as compared to the ‘Fast Cooling Mode’.

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Samsung’s 2020 AC line-up includes ACs across series like Premium Triple Inverter Series Inverter, Eco Inverter, On/Off and Window ACs.

The company has re-entered the On/Off AC segment with freshly designed split AC in 1 Ton and 1.5 Ton 3-star AC configurations.

Customers can also avail 10 per cent cashback on Wind-Free models and 5 per cent cashback on the premium Triple Inverter Series, said the company. (IANS)