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About the Technology
Tibtec is a not for profit working to harness technology to benefit the community. We are based in Tibetan Children’s Village, Dharamshala, H.P. Our expertise are in building Wireless networks and we help organizations in and around Dharamshala with IT consultancy.
Brief about Innovation
Rural telephony is an integration of wireless network and IVRS to develop a community outreach and engagement system. It will offer the benefits of an IVR system like MobileVani without the call costs as call data will get collected, stored at a local system located within a selected village and the same data will be transferred to the CR station using wireless network facility. The pilot consists of establishing a local computer system in form o
Advantages
1. It can be a useful tool for increasing community engagement by CR stations 2.Can enable community members to call-in the CR station without any call cost 3.IVRS will provide options to the users for listening to particular audio or to leave their comments. 4.Uploaded content can be modified by the CR station. It does not require any additional efforts by CR station other than used that required by any IVRS (uploading data and analyzin
Limitations
1. Wi-Fi connection is required in the selected area. 2. Requires to build a kiosk with the complete phone system 3. Requires proper community systems for maintenance and mobility of the kiosk across different villages.
Technology Cost
Installation Cost: 0
Recurring Cost: 0
Requirements
A wireless link between the Studio and the Transmitter/Antenna location, Raspberry Pi and VoIP phones or Analog Telephone Adapters.
Tested Anywhere
Tested on: 05/2015
Tested by: NA
Outcome: Successful
Relevent to CR
Helps CR in connecting remote villages via WiFi and Telephone System over VoIP to facilitate community participation. It enables the station to generate contents by enabling the stakeholders to call the station (at no cost)
System Requirement
About Organisation
Name of Organisation
Tibetan Technology Centre
Type of Technological Innovation
Mobile
Type of Usage
Capacity Building
Contact details
Phuntsok Dorjee
Tibetan Technology Centre, c/o Head Office TCV, Dharamshala Cantt. Distt. Kangra, H.P. 176216
Tel:
Fax: 01892221670
Mob: 9816684664
phuntsok@tcv.org.in