Thursday, 26 September 2013

Streetwise Foundation Follow Up Visit


Yesterday we conducted a four-month follow up visit with the staff and children of the Streetwise Foundation project. The purpose of the visit was to conduct a survey of their progress (in relation to tablet usage), have a question and answer feedback session and give an introductory talk on what programmers do & programming as an occupation.



Saturday, 31 August 2013

ACL Partners with University of Virginia Research Team


In May of this year Amadeyr Cloud Ltd. (ACL) was approached by a research team from the University of Virginia (UofV) for the purpose of testing the Amadeyr Tablets at BRAC’s Gonokendros (community libraries). The intention was to test “the potential integration of tablets into this system”.  ACL supplied the team with five tablets fully loaded with the Digits to All projects' content using the ADS to deliver information, monitor and measure usage.
The team found that regardless of age, the Gonokendro users were highly interested in the tablets, had no difficulty accessing the information on the tablets which could be easily integrated into the library system.


All photos By: Paige McDermott
A big thank you to University of Virginia Research Team members: Paige McDermott, Daniel Ng, Jack Sullivan, and Sarah Turkaly
 for including us in their "needs and capabilities assessment" of the BRAC Gonokendros!  The university team members were recipients of the Jefferson Public Citizens Award: http://www.virginia.edu/jpc/projects.html


Special thanks to Paige McDermott for all the photos contained in this blog! 

Saturday, 1 June 2013

ACL Partners with StreetWise Education Foundation


On May 30, 2013 Amadeyr Cloud Ltd. loaned 21 Android seven-inch tablets to the beautiful students of the StreetWise Education Foundation.  The six-month project’s aim is to provide public information to the children through a focused delivery system. On the tablet there are informational videos on health, education, agriculture and government. In addition there are interactive applications such as ACL's Okkhar, Alif, and English Alphabets. 
For more information on the StreetWise Education Foundation, please visit their Face book page:https://www.facebook.com/streetwise.bangladesh     



Monday, 22 April 2013

BBS Consumer Price Index (CPI) Tablet Training Complete!

April 13th 2013 marked the last day of training on the Consumer Price Index!  Four batches  of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics CPI collectors and supervisors received training on the digitized CPI system. 

Photo of final batch of CPI trainees on April 13th, 2013

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

ACL Intern Selected as a Session Chair for ICCSPA'13 in UAE


Ms. Sabah Shamsy, an intern with Amadeyr Cloud Ltd. was selected as a session chair for the First International Conference on Communications, Signal Processing and their Applications (ICCSPA'13) in Sharjah, UAE (February 12 – 14, 2013).  During the event she presented her paper on “EXIT Chart Analysis of Repeat Accumulate Codes for Log-BCJR Algorithm in Iterative Decoding” which will be published in IEEE Xplore next month.  Her presentation outlined a simplified version of the complex BCJR algorithm (used in wireless communications) that she developed by using a trellis diagram and then preformed the algorithm in a turbo-like code to analyze the performance.  Ms. Shamsy did her MSc in Wireless Communications from University of Southampton, UK, and is currently focusing on Network Latency and Alternative Energy.