Television

Star India goes whole hog on mobile

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/27/vishwanath%20%281%29.jpg?itok=28VwCsHy

MUMBAI: Even as fierce rival Zee Entertainment continues with its ban on the use of mobiles in its corporate headquarters at Marathon Futurex in Mumbai, Star India has taken steps to make its HQ mobile friendly – a stone’s throw away from the Subhash Chandra promoted firm. 2,500 employees, who work in the 32 floor swanky Urmi Estate in central Mumbai,  can  enter the Star India premises using their handsets. Last year, the media conglomerate issued mobile IDs to employees and also installed numerous iCLASS SE readers at doors and gates throughout the building  (apparently 19 or 20 floors of it are occupied by Star India).

The solution was provided by HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions  courtesy its HID Mobile Access solution, powered by Seos, “As India’s largest multimedia company, we have extremely high security standards,” says Star India senior vice-president (administration & facilities) Sumir Yadav. “HID Global, known for being the market leader of access control solutions, was able to fulfill all our requirements. With HID Mobile Access, we can now take advantage of the latest technology in this mobile-first age and achieve better security without being intrusive or compromising the user experience.”

He reveals that the company relied on smart cards for building access in the past. The cards were easily damaged and often misplaced, resulting in costly re-issuance of badges. Another weakness of the card-based access system was its inefficiency. Each new or replacement card had to be provisioned manually, costing Star India time and money as it continued to grow over the years.

With the popularity of smartphones and other smart devices soaring in India in recent years, Yadav started to look for a new solution that could enable Star India to make use of employees’ smart devices for better physical security. “Mobility has always been rated highly in our offices, so from the get-go we knew the new access control solution had to work with smartphones,” adds Yadav.

The deployment, from the initial planning to the solution going online, took Star India only 12 weeks, and has been in operation since January 2016.

Mobile IDs, a core component of HID Mobile Access  were provisioned via the solution’s robust online portal, making it possible for Star India’s IT administrators to issue or revoke mobile IDs quickly, easily and efficiently. Whenever a new employee joins the company, the IT administrators can effortlessly enroll them into the system by simply sending the employee an email invitation. The system-generated email contains directions and an activation code for the recipient to download and use the HID Mobile Access App. Upon entering the code and successfully activating the app, the employee can begin using his or her mobile device to unlock doors and gates at Star India.

“HID Mobile Access is very intuitive to use and helping to create a mobile-driven and secure workplace is the goal of our mobile access solution,” says HID Global India & SAARC director of sales, physical access control Vishwanath Kulkarni. “We are pleased that both Star India employees and the company’s IT administrators managing the solution are enjoying the experience.”  

Feedback on HID Mobile Access from Star India employees has been positive, and the company is currently exploring options to deploy it to secure its canteen as well as its collaboration spaces. It is also considering expanding the scope of the solution to cover the management of its visitor and enable secure printing in the future.

HR managers are all praise for Star India’s initiative but they question how long Zee is going to continue with its mobile fatwa issued a couple of years ago wherein employees were barred from using their mobile phones at their desks; the devices are kept in custody and calls forwarded to their land lines.

Also Read :

Star India channels outshone in English entertainment, movies genre

Star reignites 'World Cupwali feeling'

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/20/FOX.jpg?itok=Bhdsm2nj
Disney makes $70.3 billion counterbid for Twenty-First Century Fox

21st Century Fox has announced that it has entered into an amended and restated merger agreement with The Walt Disney Company pursuant to which Disney has agreed to acquire for a price of $38 per 21CF share the same businesses. Disney agreed to acquire under the previously announced merger...

Television Production House Post Production
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/20/mpa.jpg?itok=vqd31YXu
MPA REPORT: THE MARKET VALUE FOR SPORTS MEDIA RIGHTS TO SOAR 22% IN ASIA PACIFIC EX-CHINA TO REACH US$5.0 BILLION IN 2018

MPA REPORT: THE MARKET VALUE FOR SPORTS MEDIA RIGHTS TO SOAR 22% IN ASIA PACIFIC EX-CHINA TO REACH US$5.0 BILLION IN 2018

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/20/and.jpg?itok=xIv703YO
&pictures to air the World Television Premiere of the critically acclaimed Mukkabaaz on Saturday, 23rd June at 8pm

In a love story of a sportsman set in Bareilly, Vineet Kuma Singh plays a Kshatriya boxer who falls in love with a deaf-mute Brahmin woman. Co-produced and directed by National Film Award winner Anurag Kashyap, Mukkabaaz was screened at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and the 2017...

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/20/disney.jpg?itok=_e6XbSdU
Disney appoints new creative officers for animation division

Jennifer Lee and Pete Docter have been named as new chief creative officers (CCOs) for Disney’s animation division. While Docter will handle the Pixar Animation Studios, Lee will head the Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Television Production House Post Production
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/20/shinde.jpg?itok=TZAJ4Ibs
Epic TV appoints Rajiee Shinde as president

Infotainment channel EPIC TV has announced the appointment of Rajiee M Shinde as president. In her new role at EPIC, she has been entrusted with the responsibility of expanding the business and building the EPIC network.

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/20/sell.jpg?itok=91wnij2K
Endemol Shine hires banks for a possible sale

Netherlands-based TV production company, Endemol Shine Group, has hired Deutsche Bank and Liontree to explore a potential sale that could be valued between $2- $4 billion including debt.

Television Production House Post Production
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/20/flix.jpg?itok=xMcG7N6B
Leap into the world of robots and cyber terrorists as &flix brings the premiere of ‘Ghost in the Shell’

&flix, the all-new destination for the most-awaited Hollywood hits, is all set to bring the Indian television premiere of the 2017 American sci-fi action film ‘Ghost in the Shell’, this Sunday, June 24 at 1 PM & 9 PM. The movie, which is part of the channel’s ‘Flix First Premiere’ property...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/20/cnbc.jpg?itok=a0MUy3Eu
CNBC-TV18 announces the 8th edition of the india healthcare and wellness awards

CNBC-TV18, India’s leading English business news channel along with ICICI Lombard, announces the 8th edition of the‘Indian Healthcare and Wellness Awards.’ The awards will acknowledge and felicitate the best of medical and wellness service providers in the industry. The event will also serve as a...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/20/Mihir-Bhatt.jpg?itok=0_g71hzd
Times Network appoints Mihir Bhatt as chief editor - IPs

MUMBAI: Times Network, part of India’s largest media conglomerate, The Times Group, today announced the appointment of Mihir Bhatt as chief editor – IPs. In his new role, Mihir will spearhead efforts to create unique and content-rich offerings on all IPs of the network, in addition to his...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories