Nivio launches World's first online Windows desktop

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 29 May 2009, 10:10 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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Nivio launches World's first online Windows desktop
Bangalore: Nivio, a computing company launched the nivioCompanion - a tiny set-top box that runs on the internet. Powered by Microsoft Windows, users can access programmes like iTunes, Skype, MSN Messenger or Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint through this device. Nivio has partnered with Bharti Airtel to provide the product with the objective of extending accessibility to computing for those who don't own a computer. The first stage of the launch will be limited to New Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) region followed by a national release.

The nivioCompanion costs around Rs 4999 and is also available with a 15" LCD screen, keyboard and mouse at Rs 7999. It offers a full Windows XP experience complete with a full version of Microsoft Office and 10 GB of storage. Sachin Duggal, President & CEO, Nivio says, "With the launch of nivioCompanion, we plan to make the whole ecosystem more efficient by offloading the work to the internet."

This online Windows Desktop does automatic back-up of daily data and saves it online. Installation of new programmes doesn't take too much time and users need to pay for only what they use on a monthly basis. Users also don't have to bother about updating programmes as they are automatically updated online.

Nivio has nearly 80,000 customers and although it specializes in software, nivioCompanion is their first piece of hardware. The company was recently awarded the Technology Pioneer Award at the 2009 World Economic Forum.

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