Opto Circuits India Ltd's wholly-owned subsidiary Cardiac Science Corporation has added two electrocardiographs (ECGs) under its Burdick brand.
The ECGs, available only in the US, deliver built-in, bi-directional communication so that customers can connect to leading electronic medical records (EMRs).
The Burdick 8500 ECG features a user friendly interface, multi-angle seven-inch widescreen, adjustable protocol settings, and colour display to make reading the continuous waveform data easy.
The Burdick 8300 offers similar performance, connectivity, reliability and workflow in an economic package.
Both ECG devices clean the ECG waveform before it is measured and analysed by the Glasgow Royal Infirmary (GRI) algorithm. With more than 30 years of continuous refinement, the GRI algorithm is the first and only to consider five clinically significant variables-including gender, age, race, medication, and classification-to interpret patient data.
On Friday, Opto Circuits gained 3.82% at Rs269.05 on the Bombay Stock Exchange, while the benchmark Sensex closed 2.31% down at 19,242.36 points.
The subscriber was told to dial *121# for checking balance and validity of his mobile number, but when he did it, Airtel promptly deducted money from his account for activating ‘Hello Tunes’
Even as Bharti Airtel Ltd has become India’s largest telecom operator, the growth has given rise to many problems, not for the company but for subscribers. The number of complaints from subscribers against Airtel is growing phenomenally across the country (Also read: ‘Mystery charges’ in your mobile bill? You are not alone http://www.moneylife.in/article/78/11125.html; Airtel calls for ‘dues’ that it says it forgot to bill earlier http://www.moneylife.in/article/78/11071.html). Most of the complaints are related to wrong billing, automatic activation of value added services (VAS) and thus deduction of money from accounts.
However, here is a strange case where one subscriber was asked to call *121# to check the balance in his account and the validity of his subscription. But, when he dialled the given number, Airtel promptly deducted Rs30 from his account for activating ‘Hello Tunes’ services. What is stunning in this matter is the subscriber received two emails with different utility of the number *121# from Airtel’s customer services!
The subscriber, Pradeep Nayak, wrote a mail to Airtel after the mobile operator activated ‘Hello Tunes’ services and deducted Rs30 from his account. He received an email from Sudha N, Customer Care, Bharti Airtel Ltd, which says, "We would like to inform you that, you may dial 543211 from your Airtel mobile to activate the Hello Tune service. We request you to maintain a minimum balance of Rs30/- and song downloading charges will be Rs15. Further, we request you to dial *121# to check the balance and validity."
In the second email, Karthik, the other customer care executive from Airtel, says, “We regret to inform you that the balance has been deducted from your account for the activation of Hello Tunes on your mobile number. Further, we would like to inform you that the same has been activated on your mobile number by dialling *121#. Also, we regret to inform you that there is no provision to refund the same since the same has been activated from your end."
The question is who among the two customer care executives is telling the truth and for what exactly is the number *121# being used by Airtel? We are still waiting for the answers from Airtel. In fact, the company officials have not even bothered to send an acknowledgement to our emails.
Anyway, as per our information and past experience of this writer, the number 121 is used by Airtel subscribers for queries like new schemes, billing plan and VAS information. Since this is an interactive voice response system (IVRS), the subscriber has to mandatorily listen to instructions and follow it to get information out of it. When someone adds * or # before or after the given number, while calling from a mobile, it is supposed to reach the service provider’s computers through unstructured supplementary service data (USSD) protocol.
Mostly Airtel uses ‘12345’ as standard ending number for its customer care services. For example, for Mumbai subscribers 9892012345 is the customer care number for post-paid subscribers.
In the above-mentioned case, Airtel had even asked the subscriber to provide a landline number for quicker response! We all know that Airtel also provides landline phone services. However, asking a mobile subscriber to provide a landline number for quick response seems very odd and unheard of in the telecom industry.
QInvest and Ambit launch largest Sharia’a Compliant India Fund; Deutsche MF unveils Fixed Term Fund–Series 77; Reliance MF introduces Fixed Horizon Fund–XVI–Series 6; SBI Mutual Fund floats 90 days plan
QInvest and Ambit launch largest Sharia’a Compliant India Fund
Qatar’s investment bank, QInvest in collaboration with India’s financial services partner, Ambit, has launched Ambit Qinvest India Fund, an open-ended Sharia’a compliant Indian equity fund.
The fund is the India’s largest Sharia’a compliant equity fund with an investment strategy that will combine dynamic equity allocation to generate returns.
The fund offers an attractive entry point for investors to leverage the potential for long term price appreciation underpinned by strong growth drivers in the Indian market. Qinvest conviction in this project and the Indian market is further demonstrated by seeding capital into the product.
QInvest’s CEO, Shahzad Shahbaz, said: “The Indian equity market provides investors with a highly attractive opportunity to invest in a diversified range of Sharia’a compliant equities. The market capitalisation of Sharia’a compliant companies within the Nifty, stock market index is nearly 60%.”
“The Sharia’a compliant strategy’s performance in the last three months, since inception, is 10.4%” Shahbaz added.
“Key Sharia’a compliant growth sectors in the Indian economy are likely to witness significant activity including power, roads, automotive, pharmaceutical and consumer staple and non-staple products,” said Andrew Holland, Equities CEO at India’s Ambit Capital.
Deutsche MF unveils Fixed Term Fund–Series 77
Deutsche Mutual Fund has launched DWS Fixed Term Fund–Series 77, a close-ended income fund.
The objective of the Fund is to generate regular income by investing in debt and money market instruments maturing on or before the date of the maturity of the scheme.
The scheme offers dividend (payout) and growth option. The new issue opens on 10th December and closes on 13th December. The exit load is nil. The minimum investment amount is Rs5,000.
CRISIL Short Term Bond Index is the benchmark index. Avnish Jain is the fund manager.
Reliance MF introduces Fixed Horizon Fund–XVI–Series 6
Reliance Mutual Fund has launched Reliance Fixed Horizon Fund–XVI–Series 6, a close-ended income scheme.
The primary investment objective of the scheme is to generate regular returns and growth of capital by investing in central and state government securities and other fixed income/debt securities normally maturing in line with the time profile of the scheme with the objective of limiting interest rate volatility. The tenor is 368 days from the date of allotment.
The scheme offers dividend (payout) and growth option. The new issue opens on 10th December and closes on 14th December. The exit load is nil. The minimum investment amount is Rs5,000.
CRISIL Short Term Bond Fund Index is the benchmark index. Amit Tripathi is the fund manager.
SBI Mutual Fund floats 90 days plan
SBI Mutual Fund floats SBI Debt Fund Series–90 Days–36, a close-ended income scheme.
The investment objective of the scheme is to provide regular income, liquidity and returns to the investors through investments in a portfolio comprising of debt instruments such as government securities, PSU & corporate bonds and money market instruments maturing on or before the maturity of the scheme.
The new issue opens on 10th December and closes on 14th December. The minimum investment amount is Rs5,000.
CRISIL Liquid Fund Index is the benchmark index. Rajeev Radhakrishnan is the fund manager.