Lenovo India has introduced the Lenovo ThinkCentre M60e – one of India’s first Desktops with the Rupee Symbol on its keyboard which is Microsoft compatible. Lenovo will incorporate the rupee symbol in all its products in the next few months. This initiative is in line with the Indian Government’s regulations for PC manufacturers to make the new Rupee Symbol a standard introduction in all PCs sold in India.
To make this feasible, Lenovo’s technical teams from India and US worked closely with Microsoft in designing a user friendly software solution for enabling the new Rupee Symbol as stipulated in the BIS (Bureau of Industry Standards) guidelines.
Incorporating the Rupee Symbol on keyboards is sure to enhance the ease with which PC users utilize various Microsoft software applications – such as spreadsheets, word documents etc; as a result, this will greatly help in day-to-day business in India.
“The Rupee Symbol highlights India’s critical role in the global business landscape. Lenovo is proud to be one of the first PC players in India to launch Microsoft software compatible Rupee ready keyboards. We are in the process of getting the entire product range to be Rupee ready in the next few months,” said Rahul Agarwal, Executive Director - Commercial Business.
The incorporation of the new Rupee Symbol on keyboards will facilitate a wide usage of the symbol and help the Indian Rupee join the club of globally accepted currencies like USD, Euro, Yen, etc. Speaking on the development, Pradeep Parappil, Lead Product Manager, Windows, Microsoft India Pvt. Ltd. said “The Rupee symbol lends a distinctive character to the currency and reinforces India’s growing role as a global economic power. We are delighted to have partnered with Lenovo to create one of the first PCs in India with the Rupee Symbol!”