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First ‘Indian, Repairable, Sustainable’ Designed AI-Enabled Educational Tablet, Unveiled

Designed by EPIC Foundation, a non-profit organization headed by
Dr. Ajai Chowdhry along with S Krishnan, Secretary, MeitY, GOI
unveiled “MILKY WAY by Iris”
India’s first – Make in India (MII) Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled, indigenously manufactured education tablet was recently launched
at the capital amidst grand celebration.
The launch was jointly announced by stakeholders from VVDN Technologies, CoRovers.AI, along with manufacturer & distributor Iris Global Services Founder & CMD Sanjiv Krishen, a Rs 2,000 crore Delhi headquartered
home-grown IT distribution & Integration enterprise

The Secretary, MeitY, said – “It is a matter of great pride that we are launching an India-designed, India-inspired education tablet which will be of great use to a vast majority of students.
It will inspire the youth to take up the mantra of design and making things
in India, for India and for the world.”

An MOU for delivering 12,000 units of the new MILYWAY Tabs was
signed between Iris Global & Vedavag, a public listed financial inclusion company running 6,000 Citizen Service Centers for PSU banks pan India to provide basic services in the remote areas.
With banking customers like SBI, PNB etc they are always abreast
with cutting edge technology to deliver services to the last mile.
Himanshu Chawla, Director CEO, Co Founder, Iris Waves with
Mr.Rama Seshu Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, Automation Division, Vedavaag Systems Ltd signed the MOU and exchanged papers.
The announcement came after the launch, proved the company’s
commitment to the cause of Make in India or MII.

Speaking to newsman Chawla said “We are excited about this First n Best
in Class fully Repairable & Upgradeable Milkyway Tablet by Iris and the immense opportunities it presents in the Edutech space for our partners and customers”

Manufactured by VVDN Technologies in collaboration with MediaTek India and CoRover.ai, the MILKYWAY AI-tablets come embedded with unique features of repairability and upgradability to address the pressing concerns of the digital divide and the accumulation of electronic refuse in India.

Ajai Chowdhry, Chairman, EPIC Foundation said “Aligned with our overarching goal of elevating Indian electronics to real AtmaNirbharta or
self-reliance, we want to build products in such a way that the components are easily replaceable and upgradable.”
The new Tablet will address two critical aspects of education and social empowerment – drive demand for ‘Indian, Repairable, Sustainable’ electronics products and brands in high impact high-volume categories; and remove financial and logistical obstacles that prevent schools from obtaining repairable, high impact devices and increase life of the product.
Iris Global Founder CMD Sanjiv Krishen said “The demand for indigenously manufactured educational tablets in states is very encouraging. The new tab comes with a variety of use cases. Crucially, it is repairable and upgradable. Adding an AI-enabled education tablet represents the high-water mark of our MII dream”.

Aimed at playing an active enabler of digital learning, the education tablet is first of its kind to come integrated with the BharatGPT virtual assistant and will highlight AI/ML based inter-lingual translation for Indian languages to support language diversity of India and inclusion of differently abled fellow citizens.

While wishing all the best to be the preferred brand for students,
EPIC is happy to have OEM partner like Iris Global to scale India’s First Designed PC Tablet under brand “MilkyWay ” Chowdhry concluded.

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