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Rohde & Schwarz Consolidates its Cybersecurity Expertise

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MUNICH /PRNewswire/ — The electronics group combines its IT and network security subsidiaries in Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity GmbH. Ammar Alkassar and Reik Hesselbarth will be responsible for expanding this business field and developing the company’s comprehensive portfolio of technically advanced solutions to meet tomorrow’s needs. Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity will apply a new security-by-design technological concept to deliver proactive protection against outside attacks.

Rohde & Schwarz has been active in the field of IT security for over 20 years. In 2014 and 2015, the group enhanced its know-how by acquiring Adyton GmbH, gateprotect GmbH and Sirrix AG. Long-standing subsidiaries ipoque GmbH and Rohde & Schwarz SIT GmbH will continue to contribute to the portfolio with their expertise and solutions. The Munich-based electronics group will use the Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity brand to strengthen its position as a trusted European provider of first-class, high-tech solutions made in Germany. Existing cybersecurity expertise will be enhanced with outside impetus.

Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity offers a wide range of technologically leading solutions for information and network security. Highly secure encryption solutions, next-generation firewalls and software for network analysis and endpoint security protect enterprises and public institutions worldwide against espionage and cyberattacks. The award-winning IT security solutions made in Germany range from compact, all-in-one products to customized solutions for critical infrastructures. The development of trusted IT solutions focuses on the new security-by-design technological concept for preventing external attacks proactively instead of reactively. Attacks such as zero day exploits, which take advantage of vulnerabilities and cannot be countered by reactive tools like anti-virus software or traditional firewalls, are increasing. Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity can provide security solutions that take on the present and future challenges of advanced IT applications.

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Visit Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity at CeBIT 2016 in Hannover and RSA Conference 2016 in San Francisco:

  • CeBIT 2016, March 14-18, 2016, Hannover/Germany, hall 6, booth G16.
  • RSA Conference 2016, February 29 – March 04, 2016, San Francisco/USA, German Pavilion, North Expo, #N4020.

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Source: Rohde & Schwarz

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February 12, 2016 at 5:33 pm

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Harry Winston, Inc. Introduces the Countdown to a Cure Timepiece

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-20% of the Retail Sales Price of each Limited Edition Timepiece will Benefit amfAR’s Efforts to Develop the Scientific Basis of a Cure for HIV by 2020

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — International fine jeweler and watchmaker, Harry Winston, Inc., today announced the launch of the Countdown to a Cure Timepiece, in honor of its second year of partnership withamfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.  Designed exclusively for amfAR’s “Countdown to a Cure” campaign, this limited edition timepiece, of 20 men’s and 20 women’s models, is the first official product to benefit amfAR’s efforts to develop the scientific basis of a cure for HIV by 2020.

Part of Harry Winston’s timeless Midnight Collection, the men’s version features a 42mm white gold case with a navy blue dial that is accented with a multicolor gradient, representing amfAR’s Countdown to a Cure campaign colors that symbolize the fade of the disease from crisis to cure, while the complementing 32mm women’s model is meticulously set with 12 brilliant-cut diamonds and 19 vivid gemstones, from rubies and sapphires to spessartite garnets.

Retailing for $21,200 for the men’s timepiece, and $16,200 for the women’s, the Countdown to a Cure Timepiece will be sold exclusively at Harry Winston salons worldwide, with 20% of the retail sales price from each limited-edition timepiece benefitting amfAR.

In January 2015, Harry Winston announced a groundbreaking three-year partnership with amfAR, in support of the organization’s mission to end the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research, and its “Countdown to a Cure” initiative, which is aimed at developing the scientific basis for a cure by 2020.  Launched in February 2014, the Countdown is designed to intensify amfAR’s cure-focused HIV research program through strategic investments of $100 million over the next five years.

Harry Winston’s support for amfAR marks the Brand’s first collaboration with a global organization, signifying not only its expanding presence, but also its increased philanthropic commitment to vital causes that affect millions of people worldwide.

“We are proud to introduce the new Countdown to a Cure Timepiece and further strengthen our commitment to amfAR,” said Nayla Hayek, CEO of Harry Winston, Inc.  “Through Harry Winston’s support, amfAR has been able to make significant research investments into cutting-edge research studies that address the remaining roadblocks to a cure.  It is our hope that through our continued partnership, amfAR will be able to advance its efforts to end the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, giving millions of individuals around the world a more brilliant and healthy future.”

“We are deeply grateful to our friends at Harry Winston for their partnership and support,” said Kevin Robert Frost, CEO of amfAR. “The AIDS epidemic continues to take lives with every passing minute, so the Countdown to a Cure timepiece is a fitting symbol of the urgency with which we’re pursuing our goal of a cure for HIV.”

About Harry Winston, Inc.:
Founded in New York City, in 1932, The House of Harry Winston continues to set the standard for the ultimate in fine jewelry and high-end watch making.  From the acquisition of some of the world’s most famous gemstones, including the Jonker, Hope and Winston Legacy Diamonds, to adorning Hollywood’s leading ladies on the red carpet, for over eight decades, Harry Winston has been a symbol of the best there is.  Headquartered in New York, the company operates retail salons worldwide, in locations including: New York, Beverly Hills, London,Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

About the Harry Winston Brilliant Futures Charitable Program:
Supporting local communities and giving hope to those in need is a longstanding House tradition that began with our founder, Mr. Harry Winston.   From 1949-1953, Mr. Winston organized an exhibition known as “The Court of Jewels” – a magnificent traveling collection featuring his most impressive and historic gems – which toured key cities across America raising money for local charitable causes.

Today, we continue this legacy of giving through The Harry Winston Brilliant Futures™ Charitable Program. Within this program, the company is proud to support organizations in our local salon communities that strive to give young people access to a quality education and the skills necessary to be successful in life and enable healthy futures.

About amfAR:
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy. Since 1985, amfAR has invested close to $400 million in its programs and has awarded more than 3,300 grants to research teams worldwide. For more information, please visit

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February 12, 2016 at 5:24 pm

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UL Whitepaper By Chief Economist Dr. Erin Grossi Outlines Renewable Energy Success With Power Grids In Germany & Potential Opportunities For Other Nations

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NORTHBROOK, Illinois /PRNewswire/ — UL, a global safety science organization, recently conducted a study to learn what Germany is doing to successfully add increasing amounts of renewable energy sources to its power grids. The study and its result is available in a free white paper titled Putting the Pieces Together: Transition and Transformation in Global Energy Markets,” written by UL Chief Economist Dr. Erin Grossi.

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The study for this white paper included on-the-ground research and interviews with the German energy ecosystem working on the country’s energy transformation. Germany was of key interest to Grossi, as the country is making a large economic bet by setting aggressive goals to replace nuclear plants with renewable sources of energy. In terms of overall renewable energy usage, the country passed the 30 percent mark in 2014, and plans to reach 40-50 percent countrywide by 2025, and as much as 80 percent by 2050.

“We wanted to uncover why Germany would take such significant economic risks on renewable energy, why its government believes it will ultimately be successful with it, and what other markets around the world could contribute to and learn from it,” says Grossi.

The white paper describes the overall differences between Germany’s environmental and security views, its razor-sharp focus on maintaining grid sustainability, and the rise of its virtual power plants to solve some of the more sophisticated engineering challenges. However, the study also shows there are some energy blind spotsGermany will have to address to meet its energy goals—which other nations can lend their innovations to help fill.

“What we ultimately uncovered is that there is a variety of technology that Germany will ultimately need to support their own transformation efforts that manufacturing powerhouses in Asia and other markets can help fill,” says Grossi. “Specific innovations we looked at were battery storage, intelligent transformers and inverters, sensors and data analytics, and their associated standards.”

The white paper concludes a much more distributed, resilient and smarter energy future globally will take hold over the next decade, with developing nations leap-frogging to these systems rather than building centralized ones, because it is now technically feasible and economically viable with today’s mechanical, electrical engineering and information technology resources.

The full white paper is available for download at UL’s online library in a variety of languages at

About UL
UL is a premier global independent safety science company that has championed progress for more than 120 years. Its nearly 11,000 professionals are guided by the UL mission to promote safe working and living environments for all people. UL uses research and standards to continually advance and meet ever-evolving safety needs. We partner with businesses, manufacturers, trade associations and international regulatory authorities to bring solutions to a more complex global supply chain. For more information about our certification, testing, inspection, advisory and education services, visit

CONTACT: Dagmar Ebaugh
Global Public Relations & Social Media Manager
UL Commercial & Industrial
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February 12, 2016 at 5:18 pm

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Pharma Packaging in Indonesia: Helping in the Fight Against Counterfeits

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JAKARTA, Indonesia /PRNewswire/ — According to the IndonesianPackaging Federation (FPI) the pharmaceutical industry is of overwhelming importance for Indonesia’s packaging market, second only to the food and beverage industry. Noting the sheer size of this sector, hi-quality, sophisticated packaging is increasingly needed in the region in the fight against counterfeited pharma products. Indeed the WHO estimates that counterfeit drugs are currently worth over $75 billion in global trade and criminals are becoming more and more competent in packaging their products.

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As a result, the packaging sector at CPhI SEA — held during April 6-8 in Jakarta — is swiftly gaining visibility and relevance. Exhibitors like Schott, Aptar Pharma India, Polycine, Xinjitai and Bormioli Rocco, among others, will share with visitors the latest on packaging innovations for the pharma industry.

In Bormioli‘s words: “We see exhibiting at CPHI SEA as a great opportunity to strengthen our position in the pharmaceutical packaging sector in South East Asia. Our main aim is indeed to become an established player in the local market for glass and plastic packaging by leveraging our know-how, our innovative solutions, our top product quality and a strong customer oriented service. All of which will be on show at CPhI SEA and makes Bormioli Rocco one of the leaders in the market.”

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February 12, 2016 at 5:04 pm

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Agoda Valentine’s Day Study Reveals Couples’ Favorite Vacation Spots

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SINGAPORE  /PRNewswire/ — Agoda, one of the world’s leading accommodation sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), announced today the results of its most recent Travel Smart survey, which shows the destinations most favored by couples.

The study looked at millions of bookings and reviews on Agoda made by couples and singles. Customers on Agoda are asked to rate their vacation destination after their stay on a scale of 1-10.

Bruges, Belgium topped the global list of destinations with an 8.8, the highest overall rating*. This medieval town looks like it’s straight out of a fairytale, so it’s no surprise that it was so popular with couples. Verona, legendary home of literature’s most famous star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, came in a close second with an 8.7. Hoi An, Vietnam, another charming town seeped in history, came in third with 8.6.

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One thing most destinations on the list have in common is that they are smaller cities and have significant cultural attractions to draw in visitors. Many are also historic centers filled with architectural beauty.

“Famous destinations, such as Paris and London, tend to draw in more visitors,” said John Brown, Agoda’s Chief Operating Officer, “but experienced travelers know that the types of destinations on this list can often offer an even deeper travel experience and more opportunities to connect to the culture. Take Vilnius for example, it’s one ofEurope’s most charming cities, but it still feels like an undiscovered gem.”

It wasn’t only couples who favored these destinations. Solo travelers, too, ranked them highly. Their top 10 list was almost identical except that it included Crete, Greece and not Krakow, Poland.

*This study looked at destinations with more than 30,000 reviews. The overall ratings have been rounded up.

For more information about the study, please contact Nico Marco, public relations leader, at .

About Agoda Company Pte Ltd:

Agoda Company Pte Ltd ( is a leading Asia-based, online accommodation reservations company, which specializes in securing the lowest discount accommodation prices. is part of The Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN).’s network includes more than 750,000 hotels and other accommodation properties worldwide. The multinational staff of more than 2,000 professionals, located throughout the world, provides a first-rate reservation service that uniquely combines local knowledge and local connections to provide the best accommodation deals to both business and leisure travelers.

A member of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA),’s aim is to promote travel by making it more affordable and more accessible to more people. AGODA® is a registered trademark of AGIP LLC, used under license by Agoda Company Pte. Ltd.

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February 12, 2016 at 4:34 pm

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Fira de Barcelona Launches In(3D)ustry, a New Event Introducing the Future of Additive and Advanced Manufacturing

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BARCELONA, Spain /PRNewswire/ — Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via venue will host from June 21 to 23 In(3D)ustry From Needs to Solutions, a new international trade show focusing on the Additive and Advanced Manufacturing industry, more popularly known as 3D printing. The event aims to become a “global hub” that brings together all the players in the Additive Manufacturing ecosystem and showcases the latest technology and innovation.


Organized by Fira de Barcelona, this first In(3D)ustry will feature 30 of the world’s top Additive and Advanced Manufacturing companies along with corporations from various industrial sectors such as Health, Automotive & Aerospace, Architecture and Retail & Consumer Goods seeking solutions to their specific needs. Attendees range from first-generation producers of 3D printers to the manufacturers of machinery and tools, and companies that are strongly entering the 3D printing market.

According to the show director, Miquel Serrano, “In(3D)ustry will be an unprecedented event designed to meet the demands made by industries such as the automotive and healthcare to the creators of 3D machinery, to help them seize the opportunities created by this revolution in manufacturing technology.” “The goal of this new hub is to support a rapidly growing sector and provide a meeting place to accelerate this technology and successfully adapt it to the real needs of consumers and industrial users,” he adds.

One of the exhibiting companies, HP, will stage the European launch of their Multi Jet Fusion technology. As Ramon Pastor, Vice President and General Manager of HP 3D Printing states: “HP is committed to advancing the state-of-the-art of 3D printing with a disruptive technology and an Open Platform that will drive collaborative innovation with materials and software partners. To this end, platforms such as In(3D)ustry are key to enabling productive dialog amongst industry players, and encouraging open discussions to resolve common 3D printing industry challenges.”

In(3D)ustry will also feature an Open Innovation Marketplace, where companies, investors, users and manufacturers of 3D printing machinery will meet, a Call for Best Solutions that will select the best 50 prototypes and showcase them during the event, and the first In(3D)ustry Awards that will recognize the best solution presented at the show.

Source: Fira de Barcelona

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February 12, 2016 at 3:53 pm

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Frost & Sullivan Lauds Ciena’s Vision in Developing a Solution to Fill the Gaps in Traditional Optic Fiber Technology

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-WaveLogic Photonics Coherent Select’s unique techniques give service providers the flexibility and scalability to deliver services efficiently

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the optical networking industry, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Ciena with the 2015 Latin America Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award. Ciena’s WaveLogic Photonics Coherent Select addresses service providers’ need for higher bandwidth to serve a larger number of users. Its high-capacity architecture and industry-leading features make it ideal for customers seeking to evolve to a web-scale environment.

Ciena Receives 2015 Latin American Optical Networks Equipment Company of the Year Award
Ciena Receives 2015 Latin American Optical Networks Equipment Company of the Year Award

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Traditionally, optical networking deployments had two options: a technology utilizing Wavelength Selected Switch Reconfigurable Optical Add Drop Multiplexers (WSS ROADM) or passive fixed-filter-based solutions. However, these solutions represented the opposite ends of the spectrum and had significant drawbacks. WSS ROADM is powerful and flexible, but is expensive and requires state-of-the-art components; passive fixed-filter-based solutions are affordable but based on inflexible technology.

“Acknowledging the need for a middle ground, Ciena launched the WaveLogic Photonics Coherent Select. Featuring a novel photonics architecture, it delivers the cost benefit of passive fixed-filter-based solutions as well as the flexibility of WSS ROADM. It allows customers to optimize their network architecture, meet current traffic needs, and scale quickly,” said Frost & Sullivan Industry Manager Ignacio Perrone. “Besides, this capability and flexibility allow providers to remotely re-route traffic to different locations without making any hardware changes.”

WaveLogic Photonics Coherent Select is an optical broadcast and bridge architecture without WSS or optical filters, offering distinctive, cutting-edge capabilities, such as:

  • Colorless capability, which facilitates the changing of wavelengths to meet traffic demands through the system;
  • Directionless capability to reduce user error during deployment; and
  • Flexible grid capability to future-proof customer networks by allowing them to support more 100G carriers on the system.

Service providers can easily manage their network through built-in features such as remote provisioning, automated power management, alarming, and fault isolation. Its wavelength-tracking database is an especially attractive feature as it enhances network efficiency by making sure that these wavelengths will not be re-used. Ciena pioneers this photonic architecture and leads the industry for its photonic programmability and high-capacity coherent technology.

“Ciena is bridging the gaps in conventional fiber optics with specialized techniques to modulate optical signals. The result is higher-performing and more effective optics,” noted Perrone. “While other vendors apply a one-size-fits-all approach, Ciena provides focused, expert solutions incorporating advanced and proven technology in the optical networking space.”

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in devising a strong growth strategy and robustly implementing it. Ciena has shown strength in terms of innovation in products and technologies, leadership in customer value, as well as speed in response to market needs. In short, the award looks at the emerging market players in the industry and recognizes their best practices that are positioned for future growth excellence.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

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