HCL Industrial Visit

HCL Industrial Visit is very beneficial for ECE and CS students, at HCL plants students can see and observe their entire line of assembly , there quality control measures , inventory management system , and number of other systems that goes into manufacturing of one of the worlds most trusted brands.
Founded in 1976, HCL Infosystems Ltd has established itself as India´s premier hardware, services and ICT systems integration company offering a wide spectrum of products which include – Computing, Storage, Networking, Security, Telecom, Imaging and Retail. Over the years, we have developed specialized expertise across verticals including Telecom, BFSI, e-Governance and Power.
At HCL Infosystems, understand that different customers have different needs. Therefore for over a quarter of a century, HCL have constantly innovated to offer a range of products to cater to different requirements of the customers.
We have pioneered the home PC market of India – whether gaming, enjoying music, movies or connecting to the Internet, our systems offer ease of use that transcend to greater performance and more satisfaction for the individual user, be it from work or home.


• Foundation of the Company laid
• Introduces microcomputer based programmable calculators with wide acceptance in the scientific / education community


• Launch of the first microcomputer-based commercial computer with a ROM
• Based basic interpreter
• Unavailability of programming skills with customers results in HCL developing bespoke applications for their customers


• Initiation of application development in diverse segments such as textiles, sugar, paper, cement, transport

HCL Infosystems Ltd, established in 1976, is one of the pioneers in the Indian IT market. For over quarter of a century, we have been in the forefront of introducing new technologies and solutions. The highlights of the HCL saga are summarised below:


• Software Export Division formed at Chennai to support the bespoke application development needs of Singapore


• HCL launches an aggressive advertisement campaign around the theme – ‘even a typist can operate computers’, popular in the Small & Medium Enterprises segment. This proposition involved menu-based applications for the first time.
• Develops special program generators to speed up the development of applications


• Bank trade unions allow computerisation in banks; however, a computer can only run one application such as Saving Bank, Current account, Loans, etc.
• Sets up core team to develop the required software Advanced Ledger Posting Machines (ALPM). The team uses reusable code to reduce development efforts and produce more reliable code. ALPM becomes the largest selling software product in Indian banks.
• Designs and launches Unix based computers and IBM PC clones
• HCL promotes 3rd party PC applications nationally


• Zonal offices of banks and general insurance companies adopt computerization
• Purchase specifications demand the availability of RDBMS products on the supplied solution (Unify, Oracle) HCL arranges for such products to be ported to its platform
• HCL assists customers to migrate from flat-file based systems to RDBMS


• Enters into a joint venture with Hewlett Packard
• HP assists HCL to introduce new services: System Integration, IT consulting, Packaged Support Services (basicline, teamline)
• Establishes a Response Centre for HP products, which is connected to the HP Response Centre in Singapore
• There is a vertical segment focus on Telecom, Manufacturing and Financial services


• HCL acquires and executes the first offshore project from IBM Thailand
• HCL sets up core group to define software development methodologies


• Starts execution on information System Planning projects
• Execution of projects for Germany and Australia
• Begins Helpdesk services


• Sets up Software Technology Park (STP) in Chennai to execute software projects for international customers
• Becomes national integration partner for SAP


• Chennai and Coimbatore development facilities get ISO:9001 certification


• HCL buys back HP stake in HCL Hewlett Packard
• Kolkata and Noida STPs set up


• Acquires and sets up fully owned subsidiaries in USA and UK
• Sets up fully owned subsidiary in Australia
• HCL ties up with Broadvision as an integration partner


• IDC rated HCL Infosystems as No.1 Desktop PC Company of 2001
• Launched Pentium IV PCs at below Rs. 40,000/-


• HCL Infosystems & Sun Microsystems enters into an Enterprise Distribution Agreement
• Declared as Top PC vendor by Dataquest
• Realigns businesses, increasing focus on domestic IT, Communication & Imaging products, solution & related Services


• Becomes the first vendor to register sales of 50,000 PCs in a quarter
• First Indian company to be numero uno in the commercial PC market
• Enters into partnership with AMD
• Launched Home PC for Rs. 19,999/-
• HCL Infosystems info structure services Division received ISO 9001:2000 certification
• Launches infiniti Mobile Desktop on Intel Platform
• Launched Infiniti PCs, workstations and servers on AMD Platform


• 1st to announce PC price cut in India, post duty reduction, offers Ezeebee at Rs. 17,990/-
• IDC India –DQ Customer Satisfaction Audit rates HCL as No.1 Brand in Desktop PCs
• Enters into partnership with Port Wise to support and distribute security and VPN solutions in India
• Partners with Microsoft and Intel to launch Beanstalk Neo PC
• Becomes the 1st company to cross 1 Lac unit milestone in the Indian Desktop PC Market
• Launched RP2 systems to overcome power problem for PC users
• Registers a market share of 13.7% to become ‘No.1 Desktop PC Company’ for year 2004
• Crosses the landmark of $1 billion in revenue in just nine months


• Launch of HCL PC for India, a fully functional PC priced at Rs. 9,990/-
• Rated as the ‘No.1 Desktop PC’ company by IDC India – Dataquest
• ‘Best Employer 2005’ with five star ratings by IDC India – Dataquest
• ‘The Most Customer Responsive Company 2005’
• IT Hardware Category by the Economic Times – Avaya Global Connect
• ‘7th IETE –Corporate Award 2005’ for performance excellence in the field of Computers & Telecommunication Systems by IETE
• ‘Best Bhoomi Brand 2005’ by 360 magazine:
o In Pc Category
o In the LCD Monitor Category
• ‘India’s No.1 vendor’ for sale of A3 size Toshiba Multi Functional Devices for the year ‘04-‘05 by IDC
• Toshiba ‘Super Award 2005’ towards business excellence in distribution of Toshiba Multifunctional Products
• Strategic Partners in Excellence Awards by Infocus Corporation for projectors
• ‘Most Valued Business Partner’ Award for projectors by Infocus Corporation in 2005


• Launches Beanstalk 2007 collection – a range of four new HCL Beanstalk Digilife enablers, Beanstalk Nano, Beanstalk Slim, Beanstalk Lifestyle & Beanstalk Dominator
• +75,000 machines produced in a single month
• Enters into a partnership with Toshiba to help them expand their retail presence in India by unveiling ‘shopToshiba’
• Nokia Corporation and HCL Infosystems announce a long term distribution strategy
• Unveils India’s first segment specific range of notebooks’ brand ‘HCL Leaptops’
• Showcases Computer Solutions for the rural market in India
• First in India to launch the new generation of high performance server platforms powered by Intel Dual – Core Xeon 5000 processor
• Forms a strategic partnership with Apple to provide sales & service support for iPods in India
• Rated as number one Desktop PC Company by IDC, sixth year successively
• Sustains its Commercial Desktop PC Leadership for the fifth consecutive year
• Launches India’s first high performance Enterprise Server Platform powered by dual core Intel titanium processors
• Creates Dual Core Xeon Server at a price point of Rs. 43,900/-
• Completes 30 years in India
• In association with The Music Academy, Chennai brings ‘HCL Concert Series’ to the city
• Enter into partnership with Casio
• Establishes its manufacturing facility in Uttaranchal
• ‘Top 50 fastest growing Technology Companies in India’ & ‘Top 500 fastest Growing Technology Companies in Asia Pacific’ by Deloitte & Touche


• Breaks the one terabyte storage barrier in computers by launching India’s first ‘one terabyte’ personal computer
• Introduces eco-efficient Notebook PCs complying with RoHS directive
• Unveils initiative to create industry ready ICT professionals – launches HCL Career Development centers
• Kodak and HCL ink agreement to distribute digital cameras in India
• Launches India’s first multilingual POS printer ‘HCL Star’ – TSP 700, designed exclusively for the needs of rural retailers
• Unveils enterprise class 16 core server – India’s first server with 16 computing cores in a 7-inch (4u) form factor
• Launches a new range of eco-efficient desktop PCs, complying with RoHS directive
• Launches NETMAX suite of networking products & solutions expanding its portfolio for emerging enterprises
• Announces ‘360 Degrees Technology Refresh Program’ – new initiative aimed at capturing latest trends in technology & delivering them to Indian enterprises
• Announces launch of its workstation 2008 series for MCAD & DCC professionals
• IDBI selects HCL as SI partner for 100 branches ICT infrastructure rollout


• Unveils the future of personal computing – next generation, ultra portable, sub Rs. 1,400/- laptops for the first time in India.
• Connect India-Africa to implement IT infrastructure for prestigious Pan-African e-network project for Tele-education & Tele-medicine.
• Launches next generation ‘Datacentre in a Box’ – simplified IT infrastructure with power-packed blade servers in one system that integrates storage, computing & networking
• Announces a pioneering initiative in the India ICT sector to further strengthen its Customer Care Services
• Introduces ‘Safe State’ – a 100% subsidiary to provide System Integration Solutions for security & surveillance
• Introduces ‘Laptop Series 39’ – excellent thermals, Energy Star 4.0 compliance and imprint designs customized for Indian consumers
• Equips Delhi Police with technology to fight crime
• Launches ‘MiLeap MH 0.4’
• Partners with Echelon to bring ‘Smart Metering’ to India – improving electricity supply and reducing energy theft are key goals
• Connect India-Africa to implement IT infrastructure for prestigious Pan-African e-network project for Tele-education & Tele-medicine
• Strengthens its BFSI system integration portfolio by acquiring a niche banking software product company
• Unveils the future of personal computing – next generation, ultra portable, sub Rs. 1,400/- laptops for the first time in India


• Awarded ‘Best Telecom Support Services Company’ at the 5th National Telecom Award by CMAI Association of India.
• HCL awarded Electronics Company of the Year 2009.
• HCL Infosystems rated No.1 Employer by DQ-IDC 2009
• Nokia Corporation announces a joint venture with HCL Infosystems to sell mobile value added services directly to consumers in India
• Kick-starts ‘Green Bag’ campaign to facilitate eWaste collection
• Bags BSNL IT deal – a system integration project worth Rs 240 cr. for implementation and support
• Announces a tie-up with Korean major Nautilus Hyosung, to provide complete ATM solutions for Indian banks across the country
• Wins ‘DQ: IDC Best Employer Award 2009’


• Bags the VARIndia 2011 award for ‘Best Projector DLP (Infocus)’, ‘Best PC Indian Brand’ and ‘No. 1 Distributor’.
• Wins DDI’s ‘Grow your own Leaders’ award for overall management culture and effectiveness of the organization’s talent management system.
• ‘No. 1 Employer of the Year’ by DQ-CMR Best Employer Survey – 2011
• Wins Skoch Digital Inclusion Award in the Technology in Service Delivery category for successful implementation of Kohlapur Municipal Corporation e-Governance Project
• Rated No. 20 in the Great Place to Work Survey
• Launches its new sleek Next-Gen ME Tablet, the X1
• Launches India’s first BEE-Star compliant laptop
• First ever HCL flagship store launched in Delhi-NCR


• HCL Desktops rated No. 1 in the Dataquest Channels – CyberMedia Research Channel Satisfaction Survey.
• HCL Infosystems ranked No.1 for IT Services in DQ-CMR CSA 2012
• HCL Digischool wins ‘Best ITC Enabeled Content for K 12 Education’ at National Education Awards presented by Star News
• HCL Digicampus wins ‘Best Technology Based Solution for Higher Education Institutes’ at the National Awards presented by Star News
• HCL Institute Management System awarded the ‘Best Cloud based Education Institute Management System’, at the B-School Excellence Awards 2012
• HCL Learning wins 7th eINDIA Jury Award for the ‘Best Open and Distance Learning Practices in Higher Education’


• HCL Digischool wins ‘Best Smart Classroom Solution Provider’ at the prestigious Shiksha Ratan Award – State Education Summit 2013

HCL Labs

Our roots are Indian and focus is global thus enabling us to build world class products which are helping in building a smarter and better future by providing the power of information in hands of the common man. We convert problems into opportunities and products into an experience at our labs.

• Noida Development Center

Noida development center was established in June 2011 for opening yet another chapter in the transformation journey of HCL Infosystems.

At HCL R&D Noida we believe innovation is the key to stay ahead in the market. Since NDC’s inception in the year 2011, we have taken huge strides in the field of mobile technology. We believe in creating solutions which address the global issues like effective delivery solutions, managing manpower, streamlining processes to reduce operation cost, delivery of information in regional languages and making education interactive and wholesome.


o Centre is responsible for research in mobility products including Tablet PCs and appliances
o Carries out research leading to development of technologies to enhance mobile computing experience and create new usage models of Tablet PCs
o Research in UI, Apps and OS for HCL ME Tablet PCs
o Design and development of UI, Apps and OS for HCL ME Tablet PCs

Technology Focus Areas

o Embedded OS Development
o Multimedia Codecs
o User Interface / Man-Machine interaction
o Communication protocols covering GPRS, 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
o Embedded Apps Development
o Android Apps Development
o Linux Driver development
o Multimedia Support
o Flash, Audio/video Streaming,
o User interaction design
o Support for GPRS, 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth


• Jaipur Development Center


o Jaipur development center was established in May 2008 with an idea to use extensive experience in working under multiple platforms
o Our expertise extends beyond technical. A wide experience in business computing coupled with emphasis on software engineering processes has led to a high success rate in completion of projects.
o Carrying out research leading to development of products and to cater to the emerging needs of sectors like:
o Banking –
 for Financial Inclusion
 for Cooperative sector
 for MIS
o Cloud
o e-Governance
o Education

• Chennai Development Center


o Started in 1988
o Specializes in Embedded System and Hardware Technology
o Outcome of research has led to development of products for Banks, Educational Institutions, e-Governance projects, utilities etc.
o Edge at Designing & Developing:

o Range of Thinclient

o Medical device interface cables

o Display for ATM with UL, FCC DoC, CE, MPR-II and CCC certifications

o Power distribution box for industrial control panels with UL 508A standards

o Hand held terminals for emerging needs of e-Governance, banking, financial inclusion etc.

o Self service terminals such as ATVM’s, utility payment kiosks, cash dispensers etc.

Core competencies

o ARM 9/ Cortex A8 based Board Design skills
o Microcontroller based designs
o Linux kernel porting to ARM and x86 Platforms
o Windows CE/XPe/ 2009 porting to x86 based motherboards
o Application porting (Firefox, Open Office etc) on Linux
o UI developments
o Power supply design with battery backup support
o Multilayer PCB design
o Sheet metal enclosure design
o ID design / out sourcing
o Supporting BOSS consortium for Indian Language Technology
o Products developed using GIST Technology Transfer from CDAC
o Reliability, Serviceability & Manufacturability engineering
o Product Certifications for International Standards (FCC / UL / IEC standards)


o IEC 61xxx standards, CISPR11, CISPR22 for EMI/EMC and Safety
o VESA standards for Display
o IEEE 802.X, RS232, USB1.1
o IPC-M-106 for PCB Design
o SEMI Standards for Power Distribution and Ergonomics
o CUSS standard for KIOSK
o UL60950, UL508A
o QM333 for Telecom
o ISO Biometric Standards – 19794-2, 19794-4, 19794-5, 19794-6
o Smart Card Standards – ISO 7816, ISO14443 -1,2,3,4
• Pudducherry Development Center


o Carrying out research leading to development of products that help enhance computing experience and create new usage models of servers, laptops, desktops and HCL HPC Suite and to cater to the emerging needs of various sectors like Telecom and Infrastructure management, banking etc.
o Research & Development of products on IP and Telecom Management, Embedded HHT S/W (for Financial Inclusion) based on HCL Handheld, HPC, Value Added Software, Desktop and Server Management Software, Backup Software etc.
o Research activity for Product Development to Verticals like Telecom, IT Infrastructure, BFSI, e-Gov and also for all our main stream products like Desktops, Laptops & Servers

Core competencies

o Domain: Infra and Telecom Management, Embedded Systems, Smart Card, HPC, Biometric, BFSI, e-Governance
o Protocols/Standards:
 Protocols: CORBA, IPMI, SOAP, SNMP, Telnet, PPP, SSL etc.
 Bus Protocols: RS32, RS422, RS485, I2C, USB, CAN, Ethernet, 1Wire, GPIO
 Standards: TMF 814, 3GPP, NGOSS, Tech GR, ISO 8583
 Mass storage (HDD): SMD (Storage Module Device), IDE, SATA, SCSI
 Smart Card: ISO7816, ISO14443A, B, SCOSTA, JavaCard, Mifare
 Bio Metric (Fingerprint): ISO19794-1, -2
 Communication: GSM, GPRS, Bluetooth, Zigbee
 HDL: VHDL, Verilog HDL
o OS/Framework/RDBMS:
 OS: Windows, Linux (Android, Redhat, Monte Vista, Scientific Linux etc.)
 Java Framework: JMS, JMX, Spring, Hibernate, EJB, J2EE etc.
 Other Framework: Lab-view, Dot. Net, QT
 RDBMS: MS-SQL, ORACLE, MySQL, PostgreSQL , SQLite etc.
o Processors/Controllers:
 RISC: ARM Core, PIC Controllers, MCS-51 core, AVR & DSP
 VLSI: CPLD, FPGA Processors
o Analog:
 Power: AC-DC, DC-DC (Buck, Boost Converters), SMPS
 Control: Analog Filters, Power amplifiers, PID Controllers
o Mixed Signal: Data Acquisition systems: High Speed/Low Speed Data Converters (ADC/DAC)

Sedrapet R & D center (PUDDUCHERRY)


Edge at designing and developing:

o SMD-E compatible hard Disk for data for message service station
o PC based high performance electronic warfare sub-system used to monitor the electronic-magnetic signals around the equipment
o ATE for testing of the modules of DAU & ADR
o Linux kernel to support one CPU for multiple users independently as individual system
o Encryption module for cheque truncation system to encrypt cheque image while transferring to central clearance house
o PC power supply with built-in with UPS facility that runs off a tractor battery
o Battery charging solutions based on solar
o MIS solutions for banks based on MS SQL, MS share point portal & DOT NET framework

Thattanchavady R & D center (PUDDUCHERRY)


o Solutions for providing medical advice & distance education
o Solutions for managing the 2G GSM telecom
o Providing HPC cluster for doing computational work by scientists

Product Highlights

HCL Infosystems Ltd. is one of the pioneers in the Indian IT market, with its origins in 1976. For over quarter of a century, we have developed and implemented solutions for multiple market segments, across a range of technologies in India. We have been in the forefront in introducing new technologies and solutions. The highlights of the HCL saga are summarized below:

Product Description
Hand Held Terminal
A mobile Hand Held terminal for usage in Financial Inclusion project with Biometric identification, online connectivity and Smart card based transactions
Thin Client
A GUI based client for use in server based computing environment; Cloud Ready Thin Clients – A new series for supporting Cloud Infrastructure
PC Projector A PC cum Video projection unit for use in schools and colleges
Touch screen based Self service Information and Transaction kiosks
Video Display Terminal (VDT) Video terminal for users in Unix Machines; Motorola 68000 processor based design running at 10MHz.
Terminal Server A product to connect serial devices on the LAN network; NetARM processor based design running at 50 MHz.
Key Board (Mechanical) 107 Mechanical Keyboard with switches with life of 50 Million operations; Got Microsoft HWQL certificate
OSS Tefilla MAGNet
Manage and Monitors all elements in the GSM Network of any Telecom Service provider – like, BSNL, MTNL, Indian Air force, only few MNC having this Software. Apart from revamping of code additional features likes NGOSS compliance, Policy based system –SOA architecture, MPLS support, Static NE Modeling, Report builder etc.
NMS – Network Management Software (ITSM) Manage and Monitors all elements of any IP network, OS, Data Base Neutral – Total IP will be Indian; additional features – Cloud enablement
HCL HPC HPC is today’s’ Supercomputer Solution using off the shelf components. Additional features: Infiniband, parallel file systems support which is must for Petaflop class supercomputers; Grid enablement etc.
FIT-Embedded Micro ATM S/W for Financial Inclusion Handheld based Embedded Application capable of processing Financial Inclusion Transactions with secured biometric authentications, smart card, printer, made especially for Financial Inclusion and under RBI, IDRBT, UIDAI etc. guidelines
Disaster Recovery & Management Soft (PIDR, HDMS, ESMS, HAMS) PCs and Servers are going through Continuous Technology changes and providing Newerv, Wider, Faster Solutions and Experiences. It is thus imperative for all Manufacturers to Continuously Research and adds New Features, Upgrade Technology etc., so that we can successfully compete in market. Also native Indian PC’s with home grown software is of vital importance to Security and Defense Establishments to Prevent hacking.
Bilingual, Tri-lingual software methodology to meet requirements of OLA, 1968
BancMate TBA,CBS, Pension, retail, SFMS, RTGS, FCS, FI, NREGA Total Branch Automation, Centralized Banking software, Pension Management system. Retail lending-score based, consolidation of Distributed and centralized CBS, Product for financial inclusion, Primary agricultural cooperative society, SFMS management system, RTGS management system, FCS management system, national rural employment guarantee scheme, remote access systems
Offmate, Offmate RTI Document Management System, RTI management system
HrMate (EmpSol) Human Resource Management
mBanc Mobile Banking
eVitran Proposal Tracking System, Public distribution system
ezTax Excise and Service Tax Management System
Cqure Credit Quality Review and management audit review
BancScan Enterprise wide MIS reporting system
TouchMate Kiosk Management System
BancR Banc reconciliation
iBanc Internet Banking
iATM ISO 8583 based Interface for ATM’s
CallMate Call Management Software
HCL ME UI UI components for HCL ME Tablet – Android Launcher, Widgets, Boot Animation sequence, Live wallpapers, Themes
HCL ME Apps Suite
App for syncing content with Desktop, HCL Touch
HCL ME OS Android 2.3 based OS supported on HCL ME Tablets (Telco drivers, PC connectivity, Device updates, UI integration)
HCL Order & Billing App This app will allow tablet-based customer ordering and billing for restaurants and shops
Phone Appliance for Senior Citizens To provide senior citizens with an easy-to-use phone interface
Medical Appliance To help patients record medical readings such as blood pressure, blood sugar
Ambulance Appliance To enable monitoring and reporting critical patient parameters
SFA Appliance for BFSI To enable Sales Force Automation for credit card agents, loan agents, insurance agents
SFA Appliance for Pharmacy To enable Sales Force Automation for pharma sales representatives