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TPOS7 Janunnati Pad launched with fingerprint scanner for Aadhaar authentications, prices start from Rs 13,000

A new tablet has been launched, boasting a fingerprint scanner that can authenticate Aadhaar accounts. The government is expected to use the device to boost direct benefits transfer schemes.

  • Published: April 1, 2016 1:01 PM IST
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To support Digital India and Make in India programs, hardware industry body MAIT in association with Intel and Datamini launched a tablet which has got fingerprint scanner for Aadhaar authentication. Called TPOS7 Janunnati Pad it is priced from Rs 13,000 and can be used for initiatives such as direct benefits transfer (DBT) via Aadhaar-linked savings bank accounts.

Launching the device, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said the government’s entire focus is on DBT across board and the key to that is the ability to have machine like this one. “We must understand that a machine like this radically reduces the cost of transaction,” Kant said.

Datamini TPOS7 Janunnati Pad specifications, features: This new tablet features an Intel Atom x5 Z8300 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, 5-megapixel rear camera, and 2-megapixel selfie camera. It also boasts a fingerprint scanner, and will be priced between Rs 13,000 and Rs 20,000.

The device, can also be deployed in the ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana’ (PMJDY), to extend banking services to the rural and urban poor; make wage payments linked to Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS); deliver subsidized food grains to BPL families via the e-PDS (Public Distribution System); monitor public health services under the National Health Mission (NHM) and so on.

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“Intel actively collaborates with the government, educational institutions and civil society organizations to empower local communities through the use of technology. The launch of the Intel architecture-based Datamini Janunnati Pad is another step towards supporting the vision of Digital India,” Debjani Ghosh, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group & Managing Director, South Asia – Intel, and President, MAIT said.

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  • Published Date: April 1, 2016 1:01 PM IST