KUALA KANGSAR, PERAK, JUNE 15 – Students of the female boarding school, Sekolah Menengah Raja Perempuan Kelsom Kuala Kangsar, will be now be able to have easier telecommunication access with the latest cashless telephone technology developed by Pure Spectrum Technologies Sdn. Bhd. in collaboration with Technology Park Malaysia Corporation Sdn. Bhd (TPM).
The innovative product known as “Myfon” will be officially commercialised under the Malaysia Commercialisation Year 2016 later this year. It was locally developed by Pure Spectrum Technologies’ founding chief executive officer, Tuan Haji Shafiee Saleh,
MyFon is the first of its kind in Asia to be commercialised in replacing the coin-operated telephone technology. Its first prototype was developed in collaboration with TPM Engineering Sdn Bhd.
The introduction of Myfon to students, teachers and parents of Sekolah Menengah Perempuan Raja Kelsom Kuala Kangsar was attended by Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Datuk Dr. Abu Bakar Diah.
Pure Spectrum Technologies Sdn Bhd, an ICT company based in Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, plans to implement its innovative cashless GSM and SIM-based public telephones for students in 10,000 schools and national service centres nationwide within the next two years.
According to Hj. Shafiee Saleh, who has more than 20-year experience in the telecommunications industry, MyFon would also be the first public phone with SIM card capability to address the communication needs of students in schools and national services centres, especially for those who do not have access to their mobile phones.
“The technology was developed in the first half of 2013. Its pilot project in 2014 involved 550 MyFon Public Phones (MPP) in 120 various schools nationwide. With the obsolescence of coin phones technology in the world, the world needs a new solution, which is cheaper, easily accessible, and more reliable technology.
“MyFon, which utilises the CELCOM Network, caters for current lifestyle with safety features and serves the needs of students especially in mobile phones prohibited area,” he added.
In efforts to further enhance the capability and capacity of MyFon, Shafiee said his company will be working closely with TPM Engineering to enhance the quality and standard of the products.
On the application of MyFon, users will require either one of the two SIM cards, one to be used in their mobile phone at home and the other one to be used in MyFon Public Phones (MPP in schools with credit sharing features)
Pure Spectrum to date has invested more than RM2 million in R&D activities to develop MyFon. The company is currently in negotiation with a few partners to export its products to Thailand, Indonesia and Bangladesh.
The company aims to produce and operate 20,000 units of this MPP’s within the next two years. It expects to achieve an annual turnover of RM220 million when it is fully implemented. The bulk of its revenue stream will be mainly from the Myfon SIM top-ups.
Meanwhile, TPM President and CEO, Dato’ Ir. Mohd Azman Haji Shahidin, expressed his confidence that Pure Spectrum Technologies’ revolutionary technology would be able to attract strong prospects from other countries in the region.
“We are delighted to have played our role in helping drive Pure Spectrum Technologies’ state-of-the-art technology through the relevant technopreneurship programmes offered by TPM IIC and precision engineering services by TPM Engineering.
“It is our hope that the successes of our present and past incubatees will be an inspiration for the future entrepreneurs to explore the collaborative efforts and services of TPM in helping them to commercialise their products both in the local and global market,” added Azman.
Technology Park Malaysia Sdn Bhd, an agency of MOSTI, has an integrated infrastructure, facilities and support services to assist technopreneurs and entrepreneurs who are keen to commercialize their ideas in the four industry clusters, namely, ICT, Engineering, Biotechnology and Green Technology.