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ISO Accredited Technology company, SBL, wins another customer for its Testing Automation Framework Service.
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Sitting within the over-arching Technology division, SBL has built up a Centre of Excellence for Testing. This centre has the expertise, flexibility and resource to operate in different capacities based on the clients’ requirements: on the one hand it functions as a support to larger IT projects; on the other it operates as a standalone testing service, where external testing or the creation of automated testing frameworks is all that the client needs.

An area of particular strength is in Mobile app test automation. This is still a specialist service, not least because there are multiple automation tools and frameworks available in the market for iOS, Android, Windows Mobile and Blackberry applications. To assemble a permanent in-house team that is expert in all of these options is difficult, time-consuming and expensive for our clients, which is why our on-demand resource pool is such a popular option. For some projects, engaging our team for manual testing is the best solution; however it is worth bearing in mind the potential cost savings of asking us to build an automated testing framework instead.

Depending on the client’s needs – something which our consultancy team can help advise on if applicable – we can build a test automation framework either from scratch or on top of existing tools or frameworks already available in the market. Following completion of the framework build, we can provide resources to build the test cases, and either train the clients’ teams to use and maintain the automated test framework or take on the maintenance ourselves. Again, the size and multi-disciplinary nature of our staff resource means that we can be completely flexible in terms of advising and selecting the best option. Furthermore, utilizing our proven QA tools and practices minimizes possible delays to the ‘go to market plans’, including launch and marketing activities, thereby removing unexpected penalty costs and lost revenues.

On a final note it is worth mentioning that we are increasingly involved in testing applications which are built in Micro services based architecture (E.g. Amazon). We anticipate this trend will only grow.

If you would like to discuss SBL’s IT or Software Services, including Testing,
please contact us : marketing@sblinfo.com

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Visual Effects (VFX) with a New Dimension – Explore it in 2015

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We often thought about this! In a highly competitive world of media and entertainment industry, what is that makes SBL stand out in the crowd? We asked this question to the customers who engaged us for their VFX projects, and were happy to know that we make ‘a difference’!

Our resources, a blend of technology geeks and creative minds, are skilled in materializing the VFX requirements for International feature films and commercials. They have taken the responsibility to ensure that we deliver according to the customer’s needs in terms of perfection, time and cost. Weaving our talents with the expectations of our customers has led to create a right formula that makes us stand out from the crowd. This has earned us great appreciation from our customers.

SBL has been accredited with ISO 27001 certification for data security which ensures privacy of the pre-releases. This is awarded based on the security measures we have in place for design, development and testing processes, including detailed Business Continuity plans.

At the helm, are the industries experienced project managers who have handled several international projects by meeting the expectations exceedingly well. All of this has helped SBL to expand in visual effects to cater large international projects.

With our capabilities in VFX and Stereo Roto, Digital Paint, Keying and Rotomation, we have managed to win the accolades of our clients in US, UK, India and Australia. SBL is thus emerging as a global player in the field of visual effects.

Our proactive as well as systematic and disciplined approach has given us quick lead time in our projects. We are continuously striving to be a responsive organization delivering smart solutions and services to our clients.

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www.sblcorp.com/multimedia-services/video-post-production-services/rotoscoping-services.php

eVidhan Project is Awarded the Civil Service Award 2015 by the Himachal Pradesh Government

SBL is proud to be a part of the eVidhan project along with Himachal, Vidan sabha, NIC and NICSI. This seems to be the highest civil award in Himachal Pradesh. The award was presented to the Secretary of Vidhan Sabha in a ceremony at Chamba.

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SBL at Sustainability Live 2015

Sustainability Live 2015

Stand: L83 | 21-23 April | NEC Birmingham UK

SBL UK are delighted to be exhibiting in partnership with IDC. We believe that between us we offer compelling location-based solutions to the Sustainability community. Operating under 3 sub-divisions – LiDAR, Remote Sensing, and GIS – we offer multi-disciplinary Geospatial services to a wide range of sectors and end users. We are 3 times ISO Accredited – for Security, Quality and Staff Development – and enjoy Six Sigma certification for Project Management. As well as providing technical and data processing support to IDC’s environmental solutions, we are heavily engaged in major UK Government agendas such as Building Information Modelling (BIM) and INSPIRE.

http://www.sustainabilitylive.com/exhibitor/id-consulting-sbl-infotech/

SBL UK LEADING ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION @ STRATEGY INSIGHTS MEETING

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On 16th April 2015, UK companies will have the opportunity to observe SBL’s ISO Accredited Services in person.

The SBL team will be presenting solutions, taking one-to-one meetings and leading a round table discussion.

Event delegates will be able to engage with a dynamic, international outsourcing company which holds a number of globally-recognized accreditations. These include ISO 9001:2008; ISO 17024; ISO 27001:2005; Six Sigma Practices. The team will be on hand to answer questions, provide live demonstrations and offer general insight into perceived strategic threats and opportunities.

Venue:16th April 2015 – Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London, UK.

Represented by:Geoff Blissitt, Director, Sales and Marketing Europe

Email: geoff.blissitt@sblinfotech.co.uk

VFX – Making dream a reality at SBL

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The world of entertainment offers great scope of creativity and innovation to individuals and organizations associated with the industry. Being in a highly specialized and technical field of VFX services, SBL has developed competencies and has made a mark in the industry. With expertise in ate area of VFX, Stereo Roto, Digital Paint, Keying and Rotomation, VFX has garnered faith and trust of individuals and companies who have nurtured the dream of making a big name in the entertainment industry.

Team of professionals at SBL bring out the best for its clients and customers. Apart from offering a plethora of services for the entertainment industry, SBL, as an organization offers in-depth understanding of work, which requires precision and accuracy in delivering results within specified timelines. Amongst leading VFX service providers, we take efforts in understanding requirements of our customers and offers specialized and customized services that brings the best output. SBL has a professional team of people, artists and creative individuals who has a special and additional role of adding value to the effort of clients, in general, which include companies, film-makers and individuals. As an integral part of service providers for entertainment industry, SBL believes and nurture the idea of innovation and improvisation in its thinking and approach that makes us stands ahead from the rest.  

SBL believes in leading the trend by having talented resources in place and are prepared with best resources to manage and execute large scale assignments and projects of international feature films and advertising commercials. With talented workforce, backed by technical resources, SBL offers great conviction and confidence in delivering work, as desired by its customers. SBL has remained first preferred choice for companies and professionals as SBL through its professional approach offers perfection in its deliverables.

Keeping up with the ever-changing demands of entertainment industry, SBL believes in scaling up its resources to meet and match the expectations of its esteemed clientele. With substantial work done on major international and global assignments, SBL’s management and technical professionals believe in improving their delivery and service standards to match at-par with the industry.

Our team of professionals offers expertise in VFX services which integrate people and technology by building on the core value of trust. With systematic and disciplined approach towards assignments and projects, SBL has quick lead time on each project.  Being an integral part of entertainment industry, SBL understands the importance of data security which is an important issue for film-makers. SBL is accredited with ISO 27001 certification that ensures and guarantees data security compliance. We fulfill our commitment and promise of securing and maintaining the privacy of pre-releases by film-makers and companies associated with entertainment industry.

Equipped with best-in-class infrastructure, creative minds and latest tools, SBL is poised to offer services which will bring your imagination to life and showcasing the most perfect result of your dreams. 

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Rail Utility mapping and digital asset preparation from 3D point clouds

Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) technology provides most accurate input data source for utility mapping. High accuracy, operation from multiple platforms, and ability to survey through tunnels makes this technology unique for rail utilities. Lidar data can be acquired in discrete patches and later register to get a complete 3D point cloud of the rail corridor. Hence data handling and processing will be faster when comparing with other technologies. Another added advantage is that its feasibility to get minute details of the intricate features. Ability to collect RGB values along with intensity makes this technology most relevant for 3D model preparations. This will be of great help to rail engineering, designing and maintenance and constructing organizations. So survey grade spatial information can be collected in a faster pace with this kind of data. More over this data can be processes in multiple software platforms like Auto CAD, Leica Cyclone, Terra, Micro station and combination of these.

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Digital rail asset mapping

The mail application of lidar survey in rail utility mapping area

  • Condition assessment of tracks and switches
  • Digital rail asset register preparation
  • Signage management
  • Vegetation encroachment monitoring
  • Corridor monitoring
  • Corridor design
  • Corridor maintenance
  • Kinetic monitoring

Sample Gantry

Sample Gantry

Rail right of way area is an asset intensive corridor. So mapping these corridors is labor intensive. SBL has got the technical capabilities to map, capture features and model them in a 3D environment for various design and maintenance activities. In a recent project SBL geo spatial team has collected an exhaustive list of more than 100 features related to rail assets. These are ranging from base structures to huge bridges. Presentation of output files in various 3D models pertaining to rail assets was one of the peculiarities of the project. SBL has prepared the data in 3D wire face model, 3D surface model, MX GENIO format as well as in lexica true view formats. Initially all the features were captured as wire frames and later converted to surface models. A digital terrain model of the area has been created by classifying the data to ground and non ground categories. Trimming adjustment with digital terrain models were performed to bring the features to ground level and to obtain accurate height of the features.

Sample electrical structure

Sample electrical structure

Challenges of using lidar data in rail corridor mapping are a). Possibility of features missing due to low intensity of the point clouds, b). Masking of the features due to presence of debris, c). Blockage of features due to presences of temporary articles present over the area and d). Registration related issues.

Sample over bridge

Sample over bridge

Rail operators are benefited in using such kind of data due to

  • It provides a complete digital record of all assets
  • Change detection is very easy
  • Encroachment of vegetation, unauthorized occupation and missing of features can be monitored
  • Condition assessment is very easy
  • Standard maintenance programme can be implemented and managed effectively.
  • Alternate and optimal routes can be established for new tracks and yards
  • Prefeasibility studies will became easy

e-Vidhan Mobile App Launched

Shimla, 30 March 2015

Yet another proud moment for SBL’s technology division. Being India’s first paperless legislative assembly, the Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha launched another technological initiative inline with the e-Vidhan project. A mobile app, to equip MLAs and ministers with information on their android phones and tablets to facilitate smart-working is launched on 30th of March 2015..

e-Vidhan mobile app provides all necessary information about the day’s business to the Legislative Members & journalists. The information can be accessed by MLA’s 45 minutes before the question hours on android devices. MLAs will be provided the information of the entire proceedings of the House in the digital form on their mobile sets and tablets immediately after end of the day’s work.

Shri.Virbhadra Singh, the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh had launched the e-Vidhan mobile application for Legislative Members on 30 March 2015.

On the keynote speech Speaker Shri.B B L Butail, highlighted the cost and time saving features of the e-Vidhan mobile App and appreciated the efforts by Himachal PradeshVidhan Sabha, Himachal Pradesh Government, NIC, NICSI & SBL in the success of e-Vidhan Project.
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Key features of Mobile App

  • Information about the day’s business can be accessed by the MLA’s 45 minutes before the question hours.
  • The bills introduced or laid for discussion will also be made available to the members.
  • The reports laid in the house by the committees, information about government notification, budget speech and salary and perks’ drawn by members could be view on the apps.
  • It will give notifications of the Vidhan Sabha’s press releases, bulletins, budget speeches, documents and the bills tabled in the House.
  • The ministers who have to reply to the House, can seek supplementary replies on their mobiles from the administrative secretaries.
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    Reference Links:

  • http://hpvidhansabha.nic.in/News/NewsDetails/137
  • Ref: Page no-35
    http://evidhan.nic.in/Home/GetAssemblyFilePdf?filepathName=http://10.25.128.163/FileStructure/Notices/vp30032015.pdf

e-Vidhan Successfully complete India’s first Digital Budget session

Shimla | 21-March- 2015

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Budget session at Himachal Pradesh Assembly was different from what it used to be. The e-Vidhan project, commissioned in the last monsoon session launched on (August 4 2014), transformed the session as country’s first web-based paperless budget session.
During the month-long budget session that began on March 11, the not-so tech-savvy members were seen busy in tapping their fingers on their desktop computers.
Soon after the chief minister announced the schemes and incentives in his budget speech, the members were busy in scrolling down to see the entire text of the speech and view the budget related books. Members had the provision to search the earlier budgets for making any references.
e-Vidhan reduced the printing cost of the Budget documents drastically by availing the digital copies of Budget speech and related documents on the internet immediately after the speech is completed by CM.
Governor Kalyan Singh, in his inaugural address, said the digitalisation of the assembly proceedings, ensures paperless work of the house and its committees, would not only save approximately Rs.15 crore but also the environment.
In his budget speech, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, said the e-Vidhan system, which has  helped in saving a huge quantity of paper has been lauded all over the country.
Speaker BBL Butail said, for the first time, all copies of bills and reports were laid online and from the next session all replies to questions would only be provided online.
The e-Vidhan project was developed as a joint venture between the Himachal Pradesh State Legislative Assembly, National Informatics Centre Services Incorporated (NICSI) and the Government of Himachal Pradesh which was sanctioned by Department of Electronics & Information Technology of India.
Based on the track record in implementing similar projects in government and public sectors, NICSI selected SBL as Associate Partner for the development and implementation of the entire system. With a reputation for intelligent, efficient and highly-organized development and project-management skills, SBL’s technology division has successfully developed and implemented the entire system within the guidelines of NICSI and is proud to be associated with the first ever hi-tech legislative house in India.