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Air Products Supplies Oxy-fuel Integrated Solution to Techpack Solutions in South Korea

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Innovative combustion technology with multiple benefits from reduced emissions to improved productivity, energy and cost efficiency and quality

TAIPEI, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Air Products (NYSE: APD), a leader in oxy-fuel combustion technology and integrated solution supplier to the global glass industry, today announced it has signed a contract to supply its oxy-fuel integrated solution to Techpack Solutions in South Korea to reduce emissions and improve energy efficiency and productivity in container and tableware glass production.

Under the contract, Air Products supplies Cleanfire® HRi™ oxy-fuel burners and flow control skid. The company will also install its Prism® vacuum swing adsorption (VSA) unit at Techpack Solutions’ site to supply reliable and economical on-site oxygen used to power the oxy-fuel burners for melting glass.

With over 50 years of experience in oxy-fuel technology, Air Products offers an oxy-fuel integrated solution, from gases supply to oxy-fuel burners and technology, customized control system, technical and design expertise, commissioning service, safety and site training, maintenance contracts and project management. Air Products has installed more than 1,500 Cleanfire burners around the world. The company recently announced another contract for oxy-fuel integrated solution to a fiberglass manufacturer in China. For more information, visit

An innovative combustion technology, oxy-fuel technology brings various benefits such as over 80% reduction of nitrogen oxide emissions, about 25% increase in productivity, reduction of capitals, 25-60% energy savings and improvement in efficiency and glass quality.

“We are honored to be selected by Techpack Solutions to support their conversion to oxy-fuel combustion,” said Richard Huang, Asia industry manager for Glass, Air Products. “With South Korea’s new Low Carbon Green Growth Law coupled with increasing market demand, Korean glass makers can benefit from oxy-fuel technology to reduce emissions while enhancing productivity. Air Products is a leader in this innovative technology with proven track records worldwide, and our glass experts will help more glass makers in Asia grow stronger and greener.”

Founded in the mid-1950s, Techpack Solutions is South Korea’s leading packaging solution provider and the country’s largest manufacturer of glass bottles. The company makes a wide range of glass containers for the food, drink and medical industries.

About Air Products

Air Products (NYSE:APD) serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment. In fiscal 2010, Air Products had revenues of $9 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and 18,300 employees around the globe. For more information, visit

***NOTE: This release may contain forward-looking statements within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s reasonable expectations and assumptions as of the date of this release regarding important risk factors. Actual performance and financial results may differ materially from projections and estimates expressed in the forward-looking statements because of many factors not anticipated by management, including risk factors described in the Company’s Form 10K for its fiscal year ended September 30, 2010.

Media Inquiries:

Jessica Cheng
Tel: +852-2863-0585

Robert Brown
Tel: +1-610-481-1192

Investor Inquiries:

Simon Moore
Tel: +1-610-481-7461

SOURCE Air Products

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November 15, 2011 at 12:12 pm

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Splunk Adds PayPal President Scott Thompson to Its Board of Directors

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SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Splunk Inc.( ), the leading provider of software that provides real-time operational intelligence, today announced that PayPal President Scott Thompson has been elected to the company’s Board of Directors.

“We are thrilled that Scott Thompson is joining our board. As a leader in the electronic payments industry, Scott understands the importance and power of data and recognizes the value it adds to an organization,” said Godfrey Sullivan, president and CEO of Splunk. “Scott’s leadership at PayPal has transformed the company into a true enabler of global commerce. His insights will be extremely valuable to Splunk as more and more organizations worldwide embrace our software as the engine for their machine data.”

“The need for companies to be able to organize, understand and act on their data is more important than ever. At PayPal, harnessing our data drives commerce and customer value,” said Thompson. “Splunk is providing IT and a business with the ability to get valuable new insights from machine data in a way that I believe no one else is today. I’m honored to take on this opportunity.”

As president of PayPal (an eBay (Nasdaq:EBAY) company), Thompson has overall responsibility for establishing PayPal as the leading global online payment service. Thompson previously served as PayPal’s senior vice president and chief technology officer, where he oversaw information technology, product development and architecture for PayPal. He has 20 years of experience in the electronic payments and financial services industries.

Prior to PayPal, Thompson worked for Inovant, a subsidiary of Visa formed to oversee global technology for the organization. As executive vice president of technology solutions at Inovant, he was responsible for all development, support and maintenance of Visa’s global payment system. Thompson was also CIO at Barclays Global Investors, where he implemented a new strategic technology platform and global infrastructure. In addition, he has worked with Coopers and Lybrand, delivering information technology solutions to leading financial services clients such as Wells Fargo. Thompson also serves on the board of directors of F5 Networks Inc. and Zuora Inc.

Thompson is the second addition to Splunk’s Board of Directors this year, joining Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Graham Smith. Splunk’s other Board members are: John Connors, General Partner, Ignition Partners; David Hornik, General Partner, August Capital; Thomas Neustaetter, Partner, JK&B Capital; Nick Sturiale, General Partner, Jafco Ventures; Godfrey Sullivan, Splunk President and CEO; and Erik Swan, Splunk Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder.

About Splunk Inc.

Splunk(R) Inc. is the engine for machine data(TM). Splunk software collects, indexes and harnesses the massive machine data continuously generated by the websites, applications, servers, networks and mobile devices that power your business. Splunk software enables businesses to monitor, search, analyze, visualize, and act on massive streams of real-time and historical machine data. Over half of the Fortune 100 and more than 3,000 enterprises, universities, government agencies, and service providers in 70+ countries use Splunk Enterprise to gain operational intelligence that deepens business understanding, improves service and uptime, reduces cost, and mitigates cyber-security risk. To learn more please visit

Splunk is a registered trademark of Splunk Inc. in the Unites States and other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

For more information, please contact:

Paul Wilke
Splunk Inc.
SOURCE Splunk Inc.

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November 15, 2011 at 11:42 am

i.Tech Introduces MyVoice 615, the Sleek Stereo for Mono Headset of Choice for Style-conscious Trend Setters

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Now users on the road can enjoy music and online media with crystal clear audio quality.

SINGAPORE, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Today i.Tech Dynamic introduced the MyVoice 615, a lightweight stereo for mono headset that utilizes Bluetooth’s Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) for superior audio quality with a variety of multimedia.

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MyVoice 615 is specifically designed to complement the needs of fashionable smart phone and tablet users by letting them seamlessly switch between music, online media and phone calls. Unlike full stereo headphones, this mono headset enhances a user’s ability to multi-task while remaining fully aware of their surroundings. In addition, the headset allows streaming of audio, songs, movies and YouTube videos from A2DP-compatible Bluetooth smart phones, tablets or multimedia devices.

By using Clear Voice Capture (CVC) technology for noise suppression and echo cancellation, MyVoice 615 delivers exceptional sound quality that will exceed users’ expectations. What’s more, up to two mobile phones can be connected simultaneously through multipoint technology. Users on the go will appreciate the headset’s quick charge function that provides 1.5 hours talk time with a mere 15-minute charge.

A convenient voice dialing feature lets the user make hands-free calls simply by dictating the desired name stored in the contact list (this feature is phone-dependent). The headset also offers voice prompt messages to indicate low battery, successful pairing or connection, and call reject, redial and call terminated actions. A handy key lock button prevents calls from being made unintentionally.

“With the launch of the MyVoice 615, we are not only expanding our product range but also satisfying market demand for a high-quality, functional and fashion-focused headset,” said Ka Wong, Chief Technology Officer, i.Tech Dynamic Global Distribution Limited. “The A2DP and CVC technology gives users the pleasure of experiencing superior audio quality that they would only expect from full stereo headsets. Importantly, this headset can promote multi-tasking as a way to be more productive by allowing the user to easily stay in full control of their busy lifestyle.”

MyVoice 615 is not just a multi-functional Bluetooth headset — it is also a fashion accessory. Inspired by different themes of modern urban lifestyles, a selection of eight chic finishes will be available to reflect the user’s unique personality. From Civilized and Zen (peace of mind), Dazzle and Flirt (colorful life) to Soar and Zoom (racing pedigree) and Seduce and Tempt (fashion trend setter), there is a design to satisfy every person’s style.

Each unit will come with a number of handy accessories including USB charging cable, ergonomic ear hook, ear cushion, three extra ear buds and smart lanyard.

MyVoice 615 is available in stores from mid-November and the suggested retail price is USD 58.

Listen to your favorite stories using i.Tech Bluetooth Headsets

To highlight the superb A2DP audio quality of i.Tech Bluetooth headsets, i.Tech, CSR and Audible are pleased to hold a special joint promotion offer.

Now customers purchasing any designated i.Tech Bluetooth headsets, including MyVoice 615, SPLASH and ClipMusic 802i, will receive a free Audible credit valued at up to US$40 for their favorite audiobook. Audible is one of the most popular providers of audio entertainment, it has over 10,000 titles to choose from. Ideal for active listeners who enjoy a story well told, audiobooks are all the rage in the U.S. and Europe.

The promotion gives users a chance to listen to the latest best sellers or treat a friend with this awesome gift idea. Simply look for the Gift Tag on the i.Tech headset packaging and find the redemption code card inside. Then visit to redeem audiobooks until February 29, 2012.

MyVoice 615 Features and Specifications

— Up to 6.5 hours talk time
— Up to 5 hours music playing time
— Up to 150 hours standby time
— Less than 2 hours for full charge
(15 minutes charge time for 1.5 hours of talk time)
— Operating distance of up to 10 meters
— Bluetooth Version 3.0
— Bluetooth profile support: HSP, HFP & A2DP
— Dimensions: 53(L) x 18(W) x 9(T) mm /
2.1(L) x 0.7(W) x 0.35(T) inches
— Weight: 12 grams / 0.42 ounces

About i.Tech Dynamic

i.Tech Dynamic Global Distribution Ltd. specializes in mobile telecommunications accessories. Since its founding in 2002, the company has established a reputation for developing products with sleek designs and good value. Dedicated to innovation and supported with advanced research and development resources, i.Tech stands for Technology, Entertainment and Enjoyment, Communications and Creative, as well as Hybrid and Harmony. The butterfly graphic is to symbolize a transformation from chrysalis into free, lively, vitality and vivid butterfly. i.Tech is committed to developing mobile accessories based on these principles and that enhance users’ enjoyment of wireless communications. For more information, visit
SOURCE i.Tech Dynamic

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November 15, 2011 at 10:05 am