In the year 1991 Association of
Computer Professionals (INDIA) started an in-house magazine
entitled SOFTDISK for circulation amongst its
members. It was an attempt on the part of the Association to bridge the
gap between the user and the Industry. However difficulties in publication
of the magazine prompted Dr. Sai to take over its reigns in January 1992
and it was just a matter of time that magazine caught the imagination of
computing community and circulation started soaring with every passing
It was this time during 1992-93, when Dr. Sai realized
that no IT magazine was concentrating on UPSs although at the back of
every IT equipment to function smoothly, there is a UPS providing quality
power and continuity. It is since that time that we have been surveying
the Power Electronic Industry year after year. It was highly scattered and
with no history of its own to say. There were very high number of
unorganized players or you may call them fly by night operators, for most
of them it was a battery in a box with minimum of technology. It was here
Softdisk educated the masses for the need to have a pure power and
criticality of the IT Equipment and hence their businesses and risk they
were running into for the lack of quality UPS System. It started then in
1993, when the first of the awards were given.
Fourteen years down the lane, we still keep
researching, even going down to the end users, taking the views. Educating
them. And doing what we know the best, transparent reporting. With this we
have always been advocating the need for having a well addressed Power
Electronic Industry addressing the needs of our Power starved nation.
We kept on moving forward and with us grew the UPS
fraternity, to what we can call a well organized UPS Industry today.
Although a lot, still needs to be done. But what we have successfully done
is that we have created a process and put it in place and practiced it for
14 long years now. A process that encourages & envisages a route for
healthy competition among the UPS manufacturers and will surely cut down
the fly-by-night operators and the process continues.
With the advent of UPS DAY,
we are re-energized, and look forward to strengthen the industry further,
in the times a head.