Two Chennai corporations – Microsense, promoted by a former chess champion, and Animaker floated by an novice participant – are taking a look at offering their providers for the upcoming Chess Olympiad to be held at Tamil Nadu’s Mahabalipuram.
The $10 million funds Chess Olympiad will probably be held in July-August and is claimed to be the biggest sporting occasion to be hosted by India with over 150 nations anticipated to take part.
The Microsense Networks promoted by S. Kailasanathan, a former Champion of Tamil Nadu and who has additionally performed for West Bengal and Delhi, is taking a look at offering web connectivity for the Olympiad broadcast and in addition on the lodge rooms the place the gamers and different officers will probably be staying.
A serious supporter of Indian chess sponsoring a number of younger chess gamers, Microsense additionally organised teaching camps for upcoming Indian chess gamers roping in two chess legends — former world champion Grandmaster (GM) M. Vladimir Borisovich Kramnik and GM Boris Gelfand.
The corporate is majorly into providing WiFi connectivity in main lodge chains in India, residential flats, and others.
“There will probably be greater than 150 groups taking part within the Olympiad. Every staff could have 4 gamers taking part in. All of the chess boards are digital ones and are to be related to the Web for broadcast worldwide,” Kailasanathan, Chairman, Microsense Group advised IANS.
Based on him, the corporate is already offering WiFi connectivity in lots of the accommodations the place the chess gamers are going to be housed.
“We’re an ISP (Web Service Supplier) offering the end-to-end WiFi providers within the hotels-like bandwidth provision and the software program for visitor login and utilization,” Kailasanathan stated.
Within the accommodations the place Microsense just isn’t at present current he stated, the properties must bump up their bandwidth for the gamers to have an excellent connectivity and the corporate can present the identical.
Based on him, accommodations usually purchase the Web bandwidth from a telecom service supplier and supply the visitor login and utilization particulars software program from one other.
Microsense had supplied the bandwidth and WiFi infrastructure for the FIDE World Chess Championship Match held right here in 2013 and in addition for the Indian staff that participated within the latest On-line Chess Olympiad.
The corporate sponsored the Indian staff that participated within the On-line Chess Olympiad.
Additional 25 of the highest Indian chess gamers have been sponsored by Microsense.
However, Animaker Inc., floated by R.S. Raghavan and Loganathan – is into do it your self (DIY) animated video creation with over 10 million customers and is able to supply its providers for the promotion of Olympiad.
The corporate is majorly into the enterprise section and in response to Raghavan, a number of corporations have began investing loads in movies for advertising and marketing their merchandise/providers, human assets coaching and others.
The Tamil Nadu authorities and the All India Chess Federation (AICF) is planning to advertise the sport in a serious means as part of the Olympiad runup.
“We will create the animated content material for Olympiad promotion and for different wants,” Raghavan, Founder and CEO, advised IANS.
Hailing from Thanjavur, Raghavan had performed chess for his college.
The 200 worker Animaker which has already created animated characters for a number of sports activities will probably be submitting its proposal to AICF, Raghavan stated.
Citing social media posts, he stated individuals eat a variety of movies now and Chess can be an enormous recreation on the Web.
“Even a weblog textual content might be transformed right into a video content material with our instruments sitting in a single place,” Raghavan added.
Based on him, animated characters of main gamers and different creatives might be made.