The team at Zone24x7 receiving the overall Gold award at the NBQSA 2015
Zone24x7 team with the award-winning product AZIRO
In its continuous effort to prove as a provider of quality and innovative technology solutions, Zone24x7 recently was adjudged the overall winner at this year’s National Best Quality ICT Awards (NBQSA), organised by the British Computer Society (BCS) Sri Lanka Chapter.
Additionally the company also won the Gold award in the R & D category for its winning product AZIRO (Autonomous Inventory Robot). Developed by Zone24x7, AZIRO will go on to represent Sri Lanka at the upcoming Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) which will be held in Sri Lanka this November. Zone24x7 will be the only contestant to represent Sri Lanka in the R&D category this year.
AZIRO competed against 11 contestants in the R & D category with over 70 plus contenders overall that represented prominent IT organisations, technology institutes and universities amongst others. AZIRO is an intelligent surface robot platform with autonomous navigation capable of performing RFID (radio-frequency identification) based inventory taking and cycle counting for retailers. RFID technology improves inventory accuracy and supply chain efficiency and in turn retailer productivity.
Zone24x7 has already been granted a United States patent in addition to two provisional patents for the intellectual property related to AZIRO.
This recognition reflects the company’s outstanding achievements and its vast contribution to the development of ICT in the country. Dr. Sankalpa Gamwarige, Zone24x7 General Manager and VP of Engineering, said: “We are proud to be recognised and adjudged the winner among many other organizations that competed in this prestigious annual awards ceremony. This showcases our talent in innovative technology solutions and ability to compete in international markets.”
Zone24x7’s uniqueness is in its ability to implement solutions, which deliver new experiences defined by both hardware and software working harmoniously together. Partnerships with leading R&D institutions such as the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) augments the delivery of solutions to unique and challenging problems faced by the growing Fortune 1000 clientele. Ultimately AZIRO is a culmination of supreme home grown technical expertise bringing together multiple branches of engineering and design talent in Sri Lanka.
Headquartered in the heart of the Silicon Valley in San Jose, California with operations in Sri Lanka including a state-of-the-art Electronic Systems Research Lab at University of Moratuwa, Zone24x7 is a leading global provider of innovative technology solutions with established business, technology and research centers in both USA and Sri Lanka employing over 180 top notch engineers. While North America (United States and Canada) remains the major market for Zone24x7 the company has recently expanded its customer base to United Kingdom and Norway as well.
Since its inception in 2003, the company founded by its CEO Llavan Fernando has today diversified into many verticals which include hi-tech, government and non-profit, retail, logistics and transportation industries, and have eight centers of excellence thus providing complete technology solutions from initial custom hardware designs to software development and implementation services.