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- Reli-e-Marg announced that it has achieved International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2000 certification, the most widely accepted standard for quality management.
ISO 9001:2000 certification requires organizations to develop and adhere to stringent quality management standards and to have controls in place to ensure consistent and effective processes. This certification also requires continuous improvement and monitoring of customer-satisfaction measures. The company went through a thorough audit of all quality management processes prior to receiving certification. Various measures were incorporated to build a robust framework to satisfy the stringent audit measures required to demonstrate adherence to international standards, for better quality management aimed at enhanced customer satisfaction.
Mr. Narayana Mandayam, the Director said that this certification was a proof to the strong commitment of their employees who strive to meet and exceed their customers' expectations through the on-time delivery of innovative, reliable products and systems. He remarked that achieving this certificate was crucial in proving that the company was committed to providing the highest possible quality in the solutions they deliver to their customers, by incorporating best quality practices to further enhance loyalty and customer satisfaction.
- Reli-e-Marg presents paper on innovative power applications for Indian Power Utilities at the Power Sector Conclave in Bangalore:
A Power Sector Conclave for the Southern Region of India was conducted under the aegis of Rural Electrification Corporation (REC), by the Ministry of Power, Government of India on September 9th and 10th at Hotel Atria, Bangalore. The aim of the Conclave was to review the developments under APDRP-2 reforms during the 11th Plan, and was chaired by the Principal Secretary for Power, Joint Secretaries, the heads of Power Finance Corporation, and the T&D utilities in the Southern Region states.
Reli-e-Marg was invited to present a paper on how their products for the Power utilities could help in implementation of APDRP-2 for the T&D utilities in the Southern Region states of India. The presentation focussed on the range of OpenNIS™ software applications offered by Reli-e-Marg and their partner Cascade, the areas of operations in the utilites where they could help and a case study of actual implementation and experiences in CESC utility. A live demo of the grid operations on a stand-alone system as well as on PDA was performed.
The highlight of the presentation was how field data for e.g. poles, transformers etc. and consumer indexing could be easily collected real-time with DGPS instruments and integrated into the grid database with minimal effort, using the OpenNIS™ applications.
- Article in GIS Development Weekly magazine:
The OpenNIS™ GIS project
for CESC is featured in the premier English magazine
for GIS projects GIS Development Weekly
in their April 2008 issue.
the article here (Link opens new window) »
OpenNIS™ GIS project for CESC is featured
in the premier English magazine for the Indian Power
Sector Powerline in their March 2008
Powerline describes how CESC went about selecting Reli-e-Marg for implementing a GIS-based application for management of their electricity distribution facilities. The various phases of work such as Phase 1, II and III have been described for implementation of the OpenNIS™ GIS applications.
Finally, the benefits derived by this implementation process by CESC already, have also been highlighted.
Read the article here (Link opens new window) »
- CESC demonstrates the implementation of Stage 2 of the OpenNIS™ GIS applications from Reli-e-Marg..
The Hindu on 20th February 2008:
Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Company (CESC) on Monday launched the second phase of its plan to introduce Geographical Information System (GIS) technology to improve distribution in Mysore, Mandya, Chamarajnagar, Hassan and Kodagu districts.
The first phase of the project involved survey and mapping of 11 kV distribution network, and work has been completed in 14 sub-divisions of the 53. Mapping work is in progress in seven sub-divisions. Barring eight sub-divisions in Madikeri, Sakleshpur, Virajpet, Kushalnagar, Heggadadevankote, Periyapatna, Hanur and Alur, which are covered by hills and forests, the CESC has announced that it will complete work by April.
Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Authority (KERC)
Chairman K.P. Pandey launched the second phase of
GIS project at a function in Kadakola near Mysore
on Monday. Speaking to press persons here, CESC
Managing Director Vijayanarasimha said the software
used has unique data acquisition in real time basis.
The second phase of GIS project involves incorporation of the technology in day-to-day planning process. The third phase of the GIS technology will cover consumers, he said. Read the article here »
- CESC to launch GIS soon... Press release in Star
of Mysore newspaper in English dated 18th February
- Announcement of the Demo in The Indian Express newspaper...
An announcement by the CESC regarding the demonstration of Stage 2 of the OpenNIS™ GIS applications from Reli-e-Marg, was released in The Indian Express newspaper in English
dated 18th February 2008. Read
- Announcements of the Demo in Vijayakarnataka and Mysooru
An announcement by the CESC regarding the demonstration of Stage 2 of the OpenNIS™ GIS applications from Reli-e-Marg, was released in various Kannada newspapers such as Vijayakarnataka and Mysooru Mithra dated 18th February 2008. Read