November 2015

ApartmentADDA Co-Founders to relocate to Bengaluru Engineering Team to expand from City

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Bengaluru, November 26, 2015:ApartmentADDA, India’s #1 NeighbourhoodNetwork, announced the relocation of their Co-Founders to Bengaluru following a decision to expand the Engineering team from this city, which has established itself as the Startup and IT hub of India.

ApartmentADDAwas established in Bengaluru in 2011 and has one of its largest user-base in this city. The product is presently being used by almost 70% premium apartment complexes in Bengaluru. In 2012 the Co-Founders relocated to Mumbai to incorporate the Best Practices present in Society Management in Mumbai, as well as build a strategic team.

While the Mumbai team continues on its growth path under the leadership of Nitin Juneja, Branch Head, the Engineering team will be built further from Bengaluru.

“We find our engineering hiring filling much faster in Bengaluru as compared to Mumbai. Also Bengaluru has the early adopter user-base that will be essential for the oncoming innovations lined up in ApartmentADDA,” said San Banerjee, CEO, ApartmentADDA.

“Mumbai will continue to grow as our strong base for ensuring Customer Success and Rising High on our core modules of Society Billing, Online Collection and Society Taxation & Accounting,” saidMr. Juneja.

Ms. Banerjee added, “We have seen many initiatives around Community Development, like waste segregation and management, being championed in Bengaluru over the recent years. We think that Bengaluru will be the right city to incubate solutions to the many problems unsolved at a neighbourhood and community level.”

Bathe in the Arms of Sensual Luxury

Kaldewei presents its MEISTERSTÜCK INCAVA Bathroom Collection

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Today’s modern bathrooms have evolved into a personal space that reflects the true luxurious opulence of a connoisseur of fine living. Authentic, harmonious and sensual, like a piece of fabric that hangs freely, forming a soft hollow; so are the interior contours of Kaldewei’s latest range of baths and washbasins by Anke Salomon called Meisterstück Incava. This new product series from Kaldewei are an unmistakable designer object for the bathroom.

The Kaldewei Meisterstück Incava has been created in collaboration with designer Anke Salomon. The freestanding bathtub features an interior with harmoniously flowing lines, an ultra narrow rim, and uniquely conical enamelled panelling. These design features lend the bath an extraordinary lightness and panache. The contrast between the softly shaped interior and the geometrical exterior creates a new kind of elegance thanks to the delicate tension between straight and gently curving lines. The Meisterstück Incava was awarded the Red Dot Award for Product Design 2015 in recognition of its master craftsmanship and flawless design.

The latest Meisterstück Incava bathroom collection from Kaldewei guarantees the highest quality along with exquisite aesthetics to offer the ultimate in luxurious bathing. Create your own exclusive bathing experience for all your senses with the Meisterstück Incava bathroom collection from KALDEWEI!

Make in India initiative by Tata Hitachi


Tata Hitachi’s Global Initiative, the ZAXIS GI Series Hydraulic Excavators are being showcased at EXCON 2015 in tune with ‘Make in India’ Initiative. With the launch of the ZAXIS GI series,  the Indian construction scenario would take a quantum leap into a new dimension of excavation work in Mining and Infrastructure sectors. As a corollary to this, The Zaxis GI series of Excavators will mark the beginning of a new era for Tata Hitachi as this range will cater to the Indian as well as the global construction equipment markets through exports as part of our overall Make in India program.

Mr. Sandeep Singh, Managing Director – Tata Hitachi, said While passion for customer and production excellence will continue to be our driving force, we will strive to become a truly global manufacturing and development hub apart from excelling in the domestic arena.

The new ZAXIS GI series from Tata Hitachi has taken the excavator technology to the next level through its features and offerings. HIOS-III (Human & Intelligent Operation System), which is the latest in Hydraulic Technology offering from Hitachi across the globe, coupled with a powerful engine, not only delivers higher production in tight job schedules, but also improves fuel efficiency by 10%. Features such as Auto Idle, Power Modes, Work Modes and longer change intervals of consumables enable the customers in achieving significant savings in operating costs.

ZAXIS GI series features such as on board ICX (Data Controller) and Global e- service, enable data downloads, machine location identification and machine maintenance and performance monitoring by the customer. However, what puts Zaxis GI series ahead of its contemporaries is ConSite – Next-generation service solution utilizing ICT. ConSite closely monitors machines’ operational status and alarms, ensuring the customer have optimally tuned machines to meet their specific needs by sending monthly operational reports and notifying emergency alarms via email.

Data report service – Lets customers visualize operational status of machines and monitor machines day to day operation status in order to maintain optimum efficiency and performance.

Alarm report – If the machines alarm goes off and the problem requires urgent attention to the prevent downtime, an emergency alarm report will be sent to the registered email address.

Monthly report – A detailed report of the operational status for each machine will be sent to the registered email address on a monthly basis.

Mr. Shin Nakajima, Director (Sales, Marketing & Customer Support) said “We are taking rapid strides to contribute towards the growth of the Indian Construction Equipment and Mining Industry and our endeavor shall be total customer satisfaction at all times.”

Tata Hitachi is the leader in the Indian hydraulic excavator market, with a range that straddles the diverse requirements of the customer. While the ZAXIS GI series excavators address the cutting edge technology segment, the popular EX Super series is widely accepted in the market for cost effectiveness, easy maintainability and low operating costs. Hitachi’s original Optimum Hydraulic System, at the core of the EX Super series allows for easy, smooth and swift combined operations which translate into a superior machine performance. Advanced features such as the Fuel Saving Pump System and Cross-Sensing Summation System help in higher working speeds.

The EX Super sports a new and ergonomically designed roomy cabin amongst a host of aesthetic design features which help in boosting the efficiency of the operators.

Mr. A Krishnakumar, VP (Sales & Customer Support) said “We are committed towards customer excellence and shall strive to meet their expectations at all times”.

Powered by the reliable and fuel efficient engines EX Super series , now comes equipped with the Power Mode selection feature which makes optimum use of the engine horsepower. Depending on the job, operator can suitably select the mode to match the need resulting in fuel savings. Further, contemporary feature enhancements such as the Auto Idle and Auto Deceleration which provide an increased saving in fuel, thereby lowering customer’s operational costs.

CSR Activities

The Operator Training School at Kharagpur rests on the twin pillars of Innovation and Creativity. The idea behind setting up of this Training Center is to offer skill training to the rural youth in order to provide then with employment opportunities and thereby creating a talent pool of trained operators for the earth moving industry. It is an innovative matrix which involves our customers, dealers, colleagues ,and the communities around our plant site which works in unison from the time the trainees are selected to the time they are able to find a proper placement. It rests on a creative platform involving modern teaching methods, creative classroom and tool room sessions, computer literacy programs etc which helps a discerning customer, dealer or a large infrastructure company source its operators from our Center duly certified by us. Further more we have been able to create an unique hub and spoke model with the Kharagpur Center as the main hub while the Center at our plant in Dharwad, Karnataka emerging as the spoke for the initiative. These creative pursuits have excited our students to contribute brilliantly at all academic sessions and at the same time to think laterally and to offer solutions which are way beyond the ordinary.

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Asia’s leading Green Design Award to GoodEarth Malhar ‘Footprints’

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GoodEarth Homes, known for constructing environment-friendly and sustainable neighborhoods has been recognized by Asia’s largest leading Green Design competition in Singapore: The FuturArc Green Leadership Award 2015. The FuturArc Green Leadership Award recognizes sustainable design in “new, restored, rehabilitated or converted” buildings in Asia. The participating entries included property developers, architects, and professionals in construction and building design. This award had six categories: Individual Residential, Multiple Residential, Commercial, Institutional, Interior, and Socially-Inclusive Development. GoodEarth Malhar Footprints in India won a citation award in the Residential – Multiple Houses category at FuturArc Green Awards 2015.

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GoodEarth was started by a team of architects & builders. The team comprising of Stanley George, Parthasarathy S, Jeeth and Natasha Iype has been experimenting with alternatives in architecture, exploring concepts of holistic development, through ventures in construction, housing, organic farming, tourism for the past 28 years. The properties are built-up with Green Technology bringing out the most esthetic designs close to the nature. GoodEarth is the only project to have built over 4lakh sq.ft of space entirely in mud blocks. The mud has been excavated from the site itself and they have worked with the Indian Institute of Science to design the block. These Blocks are called Compressed Stabilized Soil Cement Blocks have been built with since 1970, GoodEarth are the first to have used it on a scale such as this.

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GoodEarth Malhar Footprints is an eco-village spread over seven Acres of land, located in Kengeri, Bangalore. The GoodEarth Malhar Footprints project is the first community of the Malhar Eco-village. Footprints is kept free of vehicular movement in the compound and homes are extended around a network of streets and landscaped courtyards.

The FuturArc Green Leadership Award was launched in 2009 by the BCI Group of Companies to seek out innovative and ecologically responsible buildings in Asia. The competition [formerly known as the BCI Green Design Award] recognizes the team behind a completed project: the developer, consultants and contractors, who have collectively pushed the limits and definition of what a Green building is in Asia.

Bentley Introduces ContextCapture, Supporting Reality Modeling for Infrastructure Project Delivery and Asset Performance


The Year in Infrastructure 2015 Conference – 2 November 2015 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced General Access to its new ContextCapture offering. ContextCapture is Bentley’s first product release of the Acute3D software technology acquired earlier this year. The software is ideally suited for any organization that could apply 3D models of real-world context to benefit infrastructure design, construction, or operations.

With ContextCapture, users can easily produce high resolution 3D models of existing conditions using photos taken with any digital camera. The software generates a detailed reality mesh incorporating the referenced photography. This results in a navigable 3D model with fine and photorealistic detail, sharp edges, and precise geometric accuracy. These highly detailed models can be of virtually any size or resolution, up to city scale, and created much more quickly than with other technologies.

Bentley also announced General Access to ContextCapture Center for “grid computing” power to dramatically expedite processing time for very large models (typically involving more than 30 gigapixels of imagery).

Taking Acute3D technology to the next level, Bentley’s new ContextCapture offers significant new advantages to users, including: a new multi-platform browser plug-in and desktop viewer that supports multitouch and allows users to easily and consistently share reality meshes on desktop and mobile devices, even for models of entire cities;· enhanced level-of-detail generation and adaptive tiling, including tools for surface and volume measurement;directly providing context for engineering and geospatial workflows, including native support within MicroStation CONNECT Edition;

Pascal Martinez, Bentley Systems director of business development, said, “ContextCapture offers a new and versatile way of capturing reality to serve as context for design, monitoring, inspection, and surveying processes, complementing Bentley Pointools and Bentley Descartes. I’m pleased to say that reality meshes produced by ContextCapture can now be intrinsically integrated throughout Bentley’s common modeling environment, by way of native support within MicroStation CONNECT Edition.”

David Byrne, technical director, AEROmetrex, said, “With ContextCapture, we’re able to automatically construct highly detailed 3D models of virtually any size for our clients, faster and at much less cost than with traditional methods. But what’s most powerful is the amazing context that it provides to facilitate better decisions throughout design, construction, and operations. ContextCapture allows you to create a fully photo-textured, geographically located 3D model, all derived directly from digital photography. And, once the models have been built, they can be quickly and easily viewed on any desktop or mobile device. We think ContextCapture is going to revolutionize the geospatial industry.”

ContextCapture, and digital photography including from UAVs, can provide any infrastructure professional with: unrivaled 3D mesh creation and optimization from ordinary photographs, with high-quality texture mapping and optimal aerotriangulation accuracy;· high performance, through multi-core support and optimization for use with general purpose graphics processing units;· extensive scalability through sophisticated tiling mechanisms and “grid computing” support;· robust and flexible publishing capabilities to produce and publish 3D visualization-ready models through a variety of formats and viewer applications with the required level-of-detail – in a way that maintains the highest quality but minimizes hardware requirements.

For additional information:

· ContextCapture and the ContextCapture Center

· The Be Inspired Awards Program

· The Year in Infrastructure 2015 Conference

Follow @bentleysystems and #YII2015 on Twitter. Like Bentley on Facebook.

Brigade Group Announces the Launch of Plumeria at Brigade Meadows, Bangalore


Bangalore, 21 November 2015: Brigade Group, one of India’s leading real estate developers, announced the launch of Plumeria at Brigade Meadows, a new phase of luxury apartments at Brigade Meadows, Kanakapura Road, Next to the Art of Living, Bangalore.

Plumeria at Brigade Meadows offers 2 & 3 bedroom luxury homes with sizes ranging from 1110 to 1630 sq. ft.  It is part of a 60 acre integrated enclave that comes with a host of amenities never before offered in South India like Soccer field, Horse riding school, Dog park, Golf chip & put, gymnasium, swimming pool, jogging track ,yoga deck, tennis, badminton, basketball courts, cricket practice pitch, parks, playgrounds and children’s play area.

The project also has a party area in the 2 clubhouses, a neighbourhood shopping arcade,kindergarten school, a healthcare centre and office spaces. The integrated nature of the enclave ensures not just a great lifestyle but maximum appreciation for the buyers.

The project is strategically located on Kanakapura road, South Bangalore’s new corridor of growth and is well connected to Electronic city, Bannerghatta & Mysore Road and has easy accessibility to Airport via NICE road. With the proposed metro station nearby along with a number of educational Institutions, hospitals, offices, retail and entertainment options, this stretch offers a strategic mix of accessibility & convenient living.

For information on Plumeria, please visit

For more information, please contact: Mathew Abraham, Brigade Enterprises Ltd.,  Head – PR & Corporate Communications  Phone: + 91 80 41379200

Kutchina introduces new range of 3rd Generation Auto Clean Chimneys


Bangalore, 19th November ’2015– Kutchina, one of the leading names in the kitchen appliances segment has revolutionized cooking in India and made it a lifestyle experience. The pioneers of auto clean chimneys in the country, Kutchina recently introduced a new range of kitchen chimneys with all new features.

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The new range comprises of 10 models namely Freshy, Fiena BK, Fieona SS, Silviano, Cresta, Cresta WHT, Wales, Elizza, Elizza WHT and Lavendor with salient features like 3rd Generation Auto Clean (Dry) Function, Power saving LED lamp, Innovative Touch Control Interface and Better Suction Capacity. The 3rd Generation auto clean technology also provides hassle free cleaning and gives a fresh and healthy environment in the kitchen. The power saving LED lamp and the touch control panel along with ease of utility gives a perfect finesse to the chimneys.


Kutchina has always stood out for its commitment of offering smart kitchens to today’s generation making it a perfect blend of technology and luxury.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Namit Bajoria, Director, Kutchina, said, “Kutchina has always strived to offer kitchen solutions for the Indian home-maker. We are always in sync with time and technology and therefore all our products are designed keeping in mind the contemporary taste and needs of the consumers so that cooking becomes a celebration and a lifestyle experience for every Indian household”.

The new range of chimney starts at Rs 9990/- and will be available at all exclusive and dealer outlets of Kutchina across the state.

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Häfele Launches world’s finest refrigeration technologies from LIEBHERR!

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Häfele introduces LIEBHERR, the world’s leader in finest refrigeration in India. LIEBHERR engineering excellence provides the widest range of freezers, refrigerators and wine cabinets across the globe. Häfele has launched this commitment of excellence and outstanding track record to India 2 years back. Numerous innovative products and ideas, top quality, as well as advanced design make LIEBHERR a leading brand. LIEBHERR has been pioneering the technology to create innovative refrigeration storage for under counter cabinets.

Häfele’s range of refrigerators from LIEBHERR provides different temperature zones required for various kinds of food to be stored and preserved in the refrigeration unit – all in the same unit. This all is achieved with the most sophisticated electronics and refrigeration technology available today. Even in case of a power cut the LIEBHERR refrigerators and freezers can hold their optimum temperature up to 48 hours eliminating the possibility of loss of nutrients due to sudden change in the temperature inside the refrigerator.

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Commenting on the futuristic refrigeration technologies from LIEBHERR, Mr. RadhaKrishna Somayaji, Liebherr Indiasays “The right choice of kitchen appliances can entirely change the way your kitchen looks and functions. Whether your overall kitchen look is classical or modern, appliances always bring in a futuristic appeal and functionality to your kitchen. We bring to you LIEBHERR, the best in refrigeration technologies from the heart of Germany”

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