The Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) has launched five new open source products, including a directory of open source projects, a network security tool, and a supply chain management solution for SMBs in India.
C-DAC has launched these products at the Electronics and Information Technology Exposition (ELITEX) 2007 a two-day trade fair organised by the Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India, New Delhi. C-DAC has launched one of the country's largest IT platforms, which will take its products to the market on the large scale. C-DAC five products are Bharat Operating Systems Solutions (BOSS), Network@Guard Enterprise Edition, Area Traffic Control System (ATCS), e-SAVYA and Bangla-Assamese-Manipuri Speech Corpora.
BOSS has been developed at the National Resource Centre for Free and Open Source Software (NRCFOSS) of C-DAC. It will develop the ecosystem for the Indian software industry to address the needs of a variety of users. BOSS Linux is an Indian distribution of GNU/Linux based on the Debian. It consists of the Linux operating system kernel, office application software suite BharateeyaOO, Internet access software and file sharing / converter and multimedia applications. The desktop environment and applications have been localized to enable the use of Indian languages. Initially the Linux distribution (distro) is targeted at the government users, kiosks, SMEs, and general users. Community Information centres (CIC's), and Internet cafes would also be able to take benefit from BOSS Linux as this software utilizes less power and it is affordable and easy to install, use and support.
C-DAC has also launched e-SAVYA or “e-Saral Vyapar Suvidha” as an “Affordable Supply Chain Management System for the SME Sector. It is web-based solution to facilitate the automation of processes in SME Industries to improve their operational efficiency. The C-DAC Area Traffic Control System (ATCS) is a fully adaptive road traffic control system that uses data from vehicle detectors and optimizes traffic signal settings in an area to reduce vehicle delays and stops. C-DAC is also working on other products like Telemedicine, Health, Information system, e-Solutions, wheel chairs for handicapped and Bio-Informatics portal.