NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) announced on 1st November that field testing for a brand-new, high-tech entertainment content distribution eco-system service had started. This service will allow content to be transferred to mobile devices at 400 times the speed of 4G without requiring an active internet connection.
The technology, developed by Japanese firm HRCP Research and Development, enables the transfer of a full-length two-hour HD movie in 2 seconds and has been designed for the convenience of metro passengers on the move. Trials will be conducted over the next 30 days, and based on the feedback received, the company will try to make the service available for public use by the end of next year, DMRC said.
Anuj Dayal, principal executive director, of corporate communications at DMRC, said, “A demo of the technology was done at Metro Bhawan in the presence of DMRC’s managing director Vikas Kumar and officials from DMRC and HRCP.”
DMRC said that once downloaded, the content can be played without any buffering and can be accessed at any time by a passenger. To avail of the service, users will have to attach a dongle (attached to a mobile) to a touch point (transfer device) and download content from an app developed by HRCP.