BeWo Technologies a Qualcomm incubatee took off in 2010 with the aim of transforming rural India and empowering the Below-Poverty-Line segment to tackle the fundamental challenges of poverty alleviation by developing mobile ICT technology that can be used by the semi-literate. By leveraging the largest network in India — the cellular network, the enterprise has been successful in building an effective rural service delivery platform.
BeWo specializes in holistic last-mile products & services serving rural markets, these comprise of field devices, software platforms, and applications. Their flagship MACH-1 (Multi Authentication Cellular Handset) is a rugged Android tablet-based field device integrating biometrics, thermal printer, smartcard readers, 2G/3G, GPS, dual camera with regional language capability, payments options, and an extended battery life which is UIDAI Aadhaar & Govt of India MicroATM standards compliant.
Their success in this space has been aided through partnerships with NGOs, governments and global institutions. Their long term goal is to meet the needs of rural entrepreneurs, financial institutions including rural banks, healthcare, and e-Governance.