Hyderabad, September 24, 2008 - IMImobile, the global provider of value added services for mobile operators, content providers and media agencies, today announced that the company has teamed up with BPL Mobile to help Mumbai Police track drunk drivers.
Hyderabad based IMImobile has developed a unique customised solution for the Police force with an easily accessible mobile database and interface to track repeat and new drunk drivers. With BPL Mobile providing the network connectivity, Police are able to access criminal records at speed and crucially, at the scene of the crime via their mobile phones. Police are therefore able to check offenders’ records with greater efficiency ensuring repeat offenders do not slip through the net and new offenders are logged on the system from the outset.
“We are pleased to able to offer this bespoke solution to Mumbai Police free of charge," said Mr. Vishwanath Alluri, IMImobile Chairman, Founder and CEO. “Drink-driving is a dangerous crime and any help we can provide to our busy Police force can only be a good thing. We hope to extend this solution to other parts of the country.”
Mr. Harish Baijal, Deputy Commissioner Traffic Mumbai police, “With the support from IMImobile and BPL mobile, our officers can now get the information of previous convictions of drunk driving within a few seconds. This technology has been very beneficial and will help us in maintaining more discipline on Mumbai's roads.”
Mr. Sunzay Passari, vice president, value added services, BPL Mobile said, “It has been a great experience working with IMImobile on this solution and we hope it continues to help Mumbai Police successfully record and track offenders of drunk driving.”
An added benefit of the solution is the fact the system is able to send out SMS alerts on known offenders to the entire police units, especially useful during busy festival season. The database is confidential with only top ranking officials having complete access.
Notes to editors:
IMImobile is a leading provider of carrier-grade messaging platforms and gateways, content management systems, and voice platforms through managed services. Services provided by these platforms include interactive portals, community and user generated content applications, caller ring back tone and video streaming. IMImobile delivers managed VAS and content platforms and aggregates content for operators and portals, manages the delivery of content for content partners and manages mobile campaigns for media, advertising and enterprise customers. The customers include operators such as Airtel and Vodafone Essar enterprise customers such as Google and Reuters, content partners and portal customers such as Yahoo!, Sony, Disney and Universal. IMImobile is a profitable fast-growing global company with over 350 employees worldwide. It has operations in 40 countries and currently supports 80 operator deployments and over 350 content partners. IMImobile’s differentiation comes from its unique combination of content management, operational model, business model and technology based on own IPRs, to achieve a quality and breadth of solution, cost effective managed services delivery model and high service level availability unmatched in the industry.
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