first_imgEircom says that fault levels in Donegal remain high as a result of the continued adverse weather conditions.There are currently over 500 customers without service, and this number could rise as the volume of reported faults continues to increase due to the unprecedented level of sustained severe weather during the past three weeks. Specifically, damage in the region has been caused by hurricane force high winds, lightning storms and flooding. Customers are encouraged to report faults as soon as possible. Due to exceptionally high fault volumes in Donegal it could to be three to four days before all existing faults across the county are repaired.The worst affected areas include coastal areas of the Southeast (Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford), the South and Southwest (Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Clare), the West and Northwest (Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Roscommon, Donegal).The sustained severe weather over the past two weeks has been unprecedented. During the past fortnight, eircom has restored service to more than 17,000 customers. However, they have received 9,000 new fault reports this past week and 22,000 faults in the past 14 days.A spokesman said: “Eircom would like to reassure all customers who are currently experiencing a disruption to their telephone and broadband service that we are working as hard as possible to restore service. “All available technicians have been diverted onto fault repairs.”eircom currently has 700 repair crews deployed throughout the country, with a plan to mobilise staff from the eastern half of the country to the west to assist with the worst impacted areas.All available technicians with repair skills have been mobilised to work on individual fault localisation and repair, as well as crews to deal with specific structural damage (cabling and poling).Customers should log faults on the “Log a Fault” section of our website (www.eircom.ie) or through our automated customer service line 1901. Faults can be reported to either service 24 hours a day, seven days week. EIRCOM: 500 DONEGAL HOMES STILL WITHOUT SERVICE was last modified: January 6th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EIRCOM: 500 DONEGAL HOMES STILL WITHOUT SERVICElast_img read more

India’s First Automated Cashier-Free Store Opens in Kochi

first_imgWatasale, created by a group of Indian technology professionals, has ushered in a new roadmap for India’s retail companies by offering a complete autonomous cashier-free shopping experience for customers. Shoppers can walk into the store with their mobile phone, take a product and just walk away without having to interact with a billing accountant.Offering a no-fuss, no cashier, no scanning, no waiting-in-line service, Watasale, which was launched at Kochi in Kerala last week, does not employ any salesperson or cashier. The retail store uses artificial intelligence, and computer vision and sensor technology to allow customers to buy a range of products by just scanning the QR code generated through the Watasale app to enter the shop. The bill amount is automatically debited from their prepaid e-wallet account.The Indian startup, Nayasale Retail Pvt. Ltd., has now received offers of a strategic partnership and funding from Japan’s Mitsui & Co Ltd, the Indian Express reported.“Back in 2015, it was a time when machine learning and artificial intelligence was really coming out. We knew any segments can be disrupted using this technology. If you look at the market structure, the retail segment was still following the age-old technologies. We found it as a ripe ground for innovation and disruptive technologies,” COO Richu Jose told the publication. Jose came up with the app along with four other friends with technology and engineering backgrounds.Heralding the emergence of #Justwalkout #shopping technology in #India.#watasale is opened for public with no limited hours @kharijohnson pic.twitter.com/KJeLzXgQhq— watAsale (@watasale) September 1, 2018The idea of a cashless store was first conceived by the team in 2015 after which it took them three years to work with AI for hassle-free shopping.Jeff Bezos’s Amazon Go concept of unmanned stores is already running at three locations at Seattle in the United States, and is expected to reach New York soon, according to BloombergQuint. Jack Ma’s Alibaba has also tried to adopt the concept at Tao Cafe in China, the report added.Watasale uses the same core concept but has devised its own technology. “We have created the same experience with our own propriety software,” Rajesh Malamal, Chief Marketing Officer, Nayasale Retail, was quoted as saying in the report. “We believe that our systems are more economical and scalable in comparison to Amazon’s solution,” he added. Related ItemsAmazonartificial intelligenceKochilast_img read more