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The coveted Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize was given away to twenty-one scientists on Wednesday by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi.

Midas Communications Technology Ltd won the prestigious C ouncil of Scientific and Industrial Research Diamond Jubilee Technology Award for the year 2004, which is considered the highest technology award of the country.

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Midas won for designing, developing and commercialising corDECT WLL (wireless local loop) access system and developing a range of broadband access products in collaboration with TeNet (Telecommunication and Computer Network) of IIT, Chennai.

The system provides simultaneous basic telephony and Internet connectivity. It also facilitates deployment of applications in the areas such as distance education, E-governance, and telemedicine.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh presenting the CSIR Diamond Jubilee Technology Award-2004 to Shirish Purohit CEO of Midas Communication Technologies in New Delhi on Wednesday. CSIR Director General R A Mashelkar is also seen in the picture.

Text: PTI | Photograph:Ranjan Basu/Saab Pictures

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