Our story started as a humble discussion between two friends in a management school over a cup of coffee. Education in India has been a long standing challenge with a growing population that struggles with poor infrastructure, low quality of teachers and availability of good quality study material. These being just a part of the problem, one of the crucial elements missing was the availability of low-cost computing devices that accelerate the learning process. Ira (another name for Goddess of Knowledge - Saraswati) was conceived to solve this precise problem and take it a step further by creating a content provisioning platform altogether.
Breaking through the clutter of bulky desktop computers that require excess power and space, Ira was conceived with the notion of providing low-cost, yet highly effective tablets to take on a herculean task of facilitating millions to connect to the internet. In addition to this, Ira would give access to quality educational and multimedia content through a proprietary content delivery network (CDN). Hence, Ira is not just a low-cost product but a long-term, efficient platform for the masses.
IRA has been designed as per specifications from IIT Rajasthan as a part of their low cost computing devices project, under the National Mission on Education through ICT and sponsored by the Ministry of Human Resource.
Wishtel is the maker of IRA; a young and dynamic company whose ambitious goal is to bridge the technological gap in the education industry. It’s ability to innovate and deliver efficiently has made it one of the most competitive players to build products for Aakash 2, the government’s low cost computer project. Its journey from building proto-types to commercial models has been very exciting and today, Wishtel with its associates possesses in-depth expertise and experience with real time embedded systems and development tools. Thus building an ecosystem of highly integrated hardware and software for Tablet PCs and multimedia boxes.
Manufacturing: We drive manufacturing efficiencies, inventory, lead time and cost reductions in the manufacturing operations through quality orientated and lean operating principles.