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Ubitus to Provide the Industry’s Most Scalable GPU-accelerated Cloud Gaming Solution

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Ubitus GameCloud(R) Lets Service Providers Stream Next-Gen Gaming with Native-like Quality to Nearly Any Device from the Cloud with Maximum Concurrency

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Ubitus Inc., the technology leader enabling interactive rich media cloud services, will demonstrate its next-generation GameCloud(R) technology at GTC 2012 using the new NVIDIA GeForce(R) Grid(TM) technology, which is based on NVIDIA’s Kepler GPU architecture. This technology combination will substantially increase game concurrency and reduce power consumption and GPU usage.

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In 2011, Ubitus created the world’s first cloud gaming platform for LTE networks and launched an MMORPG onto that platform. More than 500,000 users in Japan are actively playing on the cloud gaming service now and enjoying the premier gaming quality.

By incorporating GeForce Grid into the Ubitus Next-Gen GameCloud(R) platform, service providers will now be able to support gamers to seamlessly play the world’s best titles with native-like quality anywhere, anytime, from phones, tablets, TVs or PCs, on a truly massive scale.

“Ubitus is working closely with NVIDIA and is leveraging its new GeForce Grid technology to power our platform, GameCloud(R), which enables highly scalable cloud gaming solutions for service providers,” said Wesley, CEO at Ubitus. “We are committed to providing a state-of-the-art cloud gaming solution — faster and more cost-effective than other solution providers.”

“Getting an NVIDIA GeForce gaming experience on a smart phone or tablet is now possible with a game cloud built by Ubitus and powered by NVIDIA GeForce Grid processors,” said Phil Eisler, general manager of cloud gaming at NVIDIA. “In fact, Ubitus and NVIDIA have already built a GameCloud for Japan’s Market where gamers are already enjoying GeForce games remotely on an LTE network.”

This year, Ubitus will also take part in “Emerging Companies Summit” of GTC and once again compete for the “One to Watch” award. At GTC 2009, Ubitus won this recognition by NVIDIA. Ubitus develops and supports ready-to-launch solutions for gaming-as-a-service providers such as global telecommunications operators.

A live demonstration of Ubitus GameCloud(R) solution will take place in San Jose McEnery Convention Center, at booth 116, from May 15 to May 17. People can enjoy a rich library of action, FPS, racing, casual games and more.

About Ubitus Inc.

Ubitus Inc., the technology leader in deploying Cloud-enabled rich media services, offers innovative cloud computing solutions for device manufacturers, wired/wireless communication service providers, telecommunication operators and digital content developers. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, the company now has 150 employees and 5 local offices in Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Guangzhou and Nanjing.

Contact Us

Ubitus Inc. /Headquarters
TEL: +886-2-2717-6123

SOURCE﹛Ubitus Inc.

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May 17, 2012 at 5:52 pm

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Amadeus and OAG launch market-leading daily airline schedule updates for travel agencies

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— OAG processes up to 50,000 airline schedule-change messages per day

MADRID, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — OAG, the global leader in aviation intelligence, and Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, today announce a new enhancement to provide best-in-class airline schedule information. Under the agreement, OAG now provides to Amadeus a daily transmission of schedule data files. OAG’s data is used globally by Amadeus-served travel management companies, travel websites, and agencies.

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“Amadeus is the first global distribution system to use a daily OAG schedule feed,” said John Grant, EVP Networks of UBM Aviation, parent company of OAG. “This enables travel agents and their customers to access more accurate information when they’re looking to book a flight — a major competitive advantage for any global distribution system.”

The OAG database contains schedules for over 1,000 airlines and over 4,000 airports. The database tracks over 28 million departures a year ahead. This data is updated continuously, and OAG processes up to 50,000 airline schedule-change messages per day.

“Airlines change their flight schedules to enhance margins, meet market demand, and seize competitive advantage and it is key that this information is made available quickly to travel agencies,” said David Doctor, Director Distribution Marketing, Amadeus. “With this new agreement, we can ensure that, for airlines which file their information in OAG, schedule changes are processed and new flights proposed for sale, immediately on the day.”

Approximately one third of the flight schedules in the Amadeus system are based on OAG´s data. Airlines can also update their schedules directly in the Amadeus system.

Notes to the editors

About OAG
OAG, a UBM Aviation brand, is the trusted source for aviation information and analytical services. Our leading aviation databases unrivalled in their scale, accuracy and comprehensiveness are integral to the worlds’ aviation industry operations. For more information, visit

About UBM Aviation
UBM Aviation, a UBM plc company, is the pioneer of innovative market leading aviation solutions. Our instantly recognisable brands provide the data, analysis, events, media and consultancy services that drive route development and financial growth for our customers’ businesses. For more information, visit

About Amadeus

Amadeus is a leading transaction processor and provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel and tourism industry.

Customer groups include travel providers (e.g. airlines, hotels, rail, ferries, etc.), travel sellers (travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and individual travellers).

The group operates a transaction-based business model and processed more than 947 million billable travel transactions in 2011.

Amadeus has central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters), Nice (development) and Erding (operations 每 data processing centre) and regional offices in Miami, Buenos Aires, Bangkok and Dubai. At a market level, Amadeus maintains customer operations through 73 local Amadeus Commercial Organisations covering 195 countries.

Amadeus is listed on the Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia stock exchanges and trades under the symbol “AMS.MC”. For the year ended December 31, 2011 the company reported like-for-like revenues of euro 2,712 million and EBITDA of euro 1,039 million. The Amadeus group employs around 10,000 people worldwide, with 123 nationalities represented at the central offices.

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May 17, 2012 at 2:06 pm

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Boss Global Media to Handle Sponsorships for International Sports Management’s Client Athletes including: Darren Clarke, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, and Lee Westwood

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POMPANO BEACH, Fla., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Corporate sponsorship and marketing consulting group Boss Global Media has signed an exclusive partnership with International Sports Management (ISM) to handle sponsorships and endorsement representation for ISM’s client athletes. ISM is an international sports management agency that represents prominent international professional athletes focusing on golfers and cricketers. “ISM’s list of athletes is stellar,” says BGM VP for Business Development Hayden Trepeck. “We are excited about the opportunity to partner their high-profile clients with preeminent corporate sponsors.”

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ISM was founded in 1989 by former professional golfer and current Managing Director Andrew “Chubby” Chandler to meet the management needs of European professional golfers and cricketers. ISM is currently expanding its clientele into professional footballers/soccer players, as well. ISM’s roster of high-profile clients includes major’s champions Darren Clarke, Louis Oosthuizen, and Charl Schwartzel, as well as former #1 player in the world Lee Westwood. ISM also manages several golf tournaments around the world. “I am delighted that Boss Global Media will be representing ISM clients and excited about the opportunities this partnership will generate,” said Chandler.

To inquire about partnership opportunities for any of ISM’s athletes please contact BGM VP for Business Development Hayden Trepeck at 1.561.289.7952 or

A Worldwide Leader in Athletic and Entertainment Sponsorship

Boss Global Media is a worldwide leader in athletic and entertainment sponsorship with clients around the world. BGM is committed to serving its athletes, corporations, organizations and businesses through sponsorship, media, and entertainment marketing services with the goal of increasing the bottom line for all of its clients. BGM’s representation has led to many mutually beneficial partnerships between high-profile individuals, organizations and corporations.

Boss Global Media
Hayden Trepeck
Phone US: +1-800-385-0524

SOURCE﹛Boss Global Media

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May 17, 2012 at 11:35 am

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Bacardi Limited Gives Back To Communities Globally In Monthlong Corporate Responsibility Initiative

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– Bacardi builds on long-standing foundation of corporate and social responsibility in 150th anniversary year –

HAMILTON, Bermuda, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — In celebrating its 150th anniversary year, Bacardi Limited( ) highlights its long-standing legacy of philanthropy and community involvement with special focus on employees giving back through volunteerism. Through its “Spirit for Life, Caring Together” program, Bacardi celebrates its year-round corporate responsibility( ) (CR) activities and declares the month of May for employees to work together on community projects around the world including home building and meal distribution for needy families; fundraisers for educational, arts and cultural programs; clothing and blood drives; young adult mentorship programs; park and community center clean-ups; recycling programs; bat conservation efforts; among others.

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“Long before my great-great-grandfather founded the Bacardi company, he was a leader in giving back to his community. In 1852, he volunteered to be the organizer for relief aid after an earthquake devastated his hometown of Santiago de Cuba,” said Facundo L. Bacardi( ), Chairman of Bacardi Limited and a fifth generation Bacardi family member. “Both the Bacardi family and Company continue to carry on this commitment of responsibility and community service.”

The “Spirit for Life, Caring Together” initiative gives nearly 6,000 Bacardi employees in more than 75 locations around the world the opportunity to take time off from work to volunteer or support a cause through locally organized team activities. The program reinforces the Company’s purpose and values( ) and demonstrates the Bacardi commitment to the environment and sustainable business practices, to communities where we craft and sell our products, and to consumers who enjoy them.

“Bacardi recognizes the importance of local communities and plays an active role in giving back by supporting our employees to make a difference to an organization in a team experience. Our actions in corporate social responsibility are guided by our core values of Trust, Passion, Caring and Excellence,” said Ed Shirley( ), President and Chief Executive of Bacardi Limited, the largest privately-held spirits company in the world. “By caring about the world around us, we create trust with our consumers. We aim to strengthen these bonds by acting responsibly in everything we do.”

Philanthropy and community involvement is one of the areas of focus for Bacardi Limited in Corporate Responsibility.

Other CR achievements( ) include:

— Cut usage of natural resources to maximize reduction of its
carbon footprint, waste and water usage
— Over the past five years, water consumption globally reduced by
50% and energy used cut by 29%
— Bacardi operations in the UK achieved Carbon Trust Standard
( ) certification
— Bacardi is the only major spirits company to be certified by the
world’s most recognized standards for Quality, Environment, and
Health and Safety – the “Triple Crown
( )” of ISO 9001, ISO14001
and OHSAS 18001 – for all its production facilities globally,
putting the company among an elite group of the world’s best-run
— In 2011, five country-level operations were recognized in Great
Place to Work(R) and other top employer rankings
— The award-winning “Champions Drink Responsibly
( )” social
responsibility campaign featuring Bacardi Limited Global Social
Responsibility Ambassador and world tennis champion Rafael Nadal
has engaged with more than 45 million consumers worldwide

As part of this monthlong dedication in our 150th year to employee volunteerism, these facts, and more, are showcased in a just-published brochure featuring “150 Corporate Responsibility Facts( )” from the five Bacardi Limited CR pillars of Marketplace; Environment, Health & Safety; Responsible Sourcing; People; and Philanthropy & Community Involvement.

“It is extremely generous of a company such as Bacardi to become so involved in the work we do here in Hampshire to help the homeless and to take so much of all your time out from work to assist us,” commented Michele Price with Winchester Nightshelter in the United Kingdom. “The impact Bacardi has had with providing basic needs of shelter, food, and hygiene to the homeless is truly tremendous. We would not be able to achieve anything on this scale without such help.”

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami CEO Mario Artecona added, “Bacardi sets the benchmark as to corporate responsibility. The proof is they are out there getting their hands dirty and helping put families in homes.” Nearly 40 Bacardi employees helped build three homes for local South Florida families in need.

To learn more about Corporate Responsibility best practices by the Company’s internationally-recognized brands, including BACARDI(R) Rum, MARTINI(R) Asti and DEWAR’S(R) Blended Scotch Whisky, visit the Bacardi Limited YouTube( ) channel to watch videos about how the BACARDI facility in Puerto Rico utilizes wind power( ) and turns trash into treasure with recycled promotional banners, DEWAR’S commitment to the Scottish environment( ), and sustainable( ) business practices for MARTINI grape growing in Italy.

Download the Corporate Responsibility Report( ) to learn more about Bacardi Limited Corporate Responsibility (CR) best practices. Or, to learn more about Bacardi and its pioneering heritage, visit the 150th anniversary section at Media can register to receive information on Bacardi 150th anniversary activities, as well as access multimedia assets at

About Bacardi Limited Bacardi Limited, the largest privately-held spirits company in the world, produces and markets internationally-recognized spirits and wines. Its brand portfolio comprises more than 200 brands and labels, including BACARDI(R) rum, the world’s best-selling and most-awarded rum; GREY GOOSE(R) vodka, the world’s leading super-premium vodka; DEWAR’S(R) Blended Scotch whisky, the top-selling blended Scotch whisky in the U.S.; BOMBAY SAPPHIRE(R) gin, the top-valued and fastest-growing premium gin in the world; MARTINI(R) vermouth and sparkling wines, the world’s leading vermouth; CAZADORES(R) 100% blue agave tequila, the number-one premium tequila in Mexico and a top-selling premium tequila in the United States; ERISTOFF(R) vodka, one of the fastest-growing vodka brands in the world; and other leading and emerging brands.

Founded in Santiago de Cuba on February 4, 1862, and family-owned for the past seven generations, Bacardi now employs nearly 6,000 people, manufactures its brands at 27 facilities in 16 markets on four continents, and sells in more than 150 countries. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited.

SOURCE﹛Bacardi Limited

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May 17, 2012 at 11:16 am

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Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific interviews Rama Rebbapragada, Chairman of the Asia Cruise Association, on trends in the Asian marketplace

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HAMILTON, N.J., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific –conference and trade show focusing on the emerging Asian-Pacific cruise industry〞 interviews Rama Rebbapragada( ), Chairman of the Asia Cruise Association and supporter of the Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific show. The Asia Cruise Association (ACA) is a leading cruise association dedicated to the development and promotion of the cruise industry in the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Rebbapragada will be speaking at Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacificat the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore from September 17-18, 2012.

Rama Rebbapragada, Chairman of the Asia Cruise Association, describes the opportunities to come in the rapidly growing Asian Cruise marketplace.

What do you see as the major opportunities in your market in the next 2 years?

RR: The continuing popularity of cruising as a mainstream vacation option within Asia coupled by the increased deployment of newer and larger ships into the region. The continuing growth in South East Asia and China and the re-emergence of markets such as Japan, not only as a destination but as source markets present huge opportunities for cruising in Asia.

Among the challenges the industry faces, which do you think are the most pressing?

RR: Port infrastructure development to accommodate large ships in ports of call within South East Asia and Japan is the most pressing challenge. CIQ and guest visa regulations in North Asia and certain supply chain related issues are also areas that needed to be addressed to make Asia a cruise industry friendly region. Travel agent training and increasing the number of travel agents selling cruises in Asia is another pressing need for the industry.

What do you believe are the most creative solutions to these challenges?

RR: Encouraging private investment in port development with certain incentives similar to what is going on in Europe should help smaller ports get upgraded faster to accommodate the increased capacity in the region. Partnering with tourism boards, trade associations and adapting industry certified training modules and customizing them to the local needs would help address the lack of knowledge on selling cruising within the trade community.

The Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific Conference and Exhibition

Rama Rebbapragada, Chairman of the Asia Cruise Association,will be speaking on topics such as these at Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific conference at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore from September 17-18, 2012.The conference will highlight the expanding infrastructure within the entire Asia-Pacific region. Plenary sessions will begin with a state of the industry discussion and be complimented by discussions on new build, refurbishment and refitting, destination planning and development and reaching the burgeoning Asian customer market. In-depth discussion on customer experience, travel agent engagement, government involvement and ports and development will be featured in the masterclasses.

Other world-renowned cruise experts speaking at Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific include: Ann Sherry, CEO of Carnival Australia, Gianni Onorato, President, Costa Crociere, Roberto Giorgi, President, V.Ships, and Rama Rebbapregada, Associate Vice President, International Charters, Consumer Outreach & Business Development, Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited and Chairman of the Asia Cruise Association speaking on the key drivers for industry growth.

About Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific

Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific is an annual event organized by UBM Live organizer of cruise and maritime events including: Cruise Shipping Miami, Marintec China, Naval Shore and Sea Japan. Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific is supported by Asia Cruise Association, Florida –Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), International Cruise Council Australia (ICCA) and has the exclusive support of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) the global organization for the cruise industry.

To view all of the sessions please visit the website ).

To register and receive updates for Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific, please visit ).

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Media Contact: Allison Dowd, Cruise Shipping Portfolio Brand Marketing Manager, 609-759-4702, ), or Caitlin Devlin, Cruise Shipping Portfolio PR Manager, 609-759-4735 ).

About Cruise Shipping (

The Cruise Shipping Portfolio organized by UBM Live includes Cruise Shipping Miami, Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific, Seatrade Med and an array of digital products including webinars and Cruise Shipping Virtual online tradeshows. Since 1985 Cruise Shipping Miami has been the world’s premier annual event for the global cruise industry, featuring a three-day exhibition and four-day conference that draw more than 11,000 attendees and over 900 exhibiting companies from 120 countries. Focused on the emerging Asia-Pacific region, Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific’s tradeshow, conference and social program are the gateway to tomorrow’s marketplace. Seatrade Med’s exhibition, conference, travel agent training and social events constitute the Mediterranean region’s largest cruise gathering. Using cutting-edge technology, Cruise Shipping Virtual’s online events include educational and networking virtual tradeshows and webinars accessible via computer.

UBM Live is a division of UBM plc, a leading provider of business information services to the maritime, travel, fashion, technology, healthcare, media, and property industries. UBM Live offers services in trade shows, online, news distribution, and publishing to customers across the globe. Its brands are represented in more than 30 countries and are organized into specialist teams that serve their business communities helping them excel in their market by working effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to http://www.ubmlive.com ).

About UBM Asia (

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia operates in 18 market sectors with headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia, including UBM China in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Beijing. We have over 200 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. As Asia’s leading exhibition organizer and the biggest commercial organizer in the two fastest growing markets in Asia: China and India, we stage the leading events of their kind across Asia. Our 150 events, 24 publications and 18 vertical portals serve a 1,000,000 plus quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world with high value face-to-face business-matching events, quality and instant news on market and industry trends and round-the-clock online trading networks and sourcing platforms. We have 1,000 staff in 21 major cities across Asia, stretching from Japan to Turkey.

SOURCE Cruise Shipping Asia -Pacific

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May 17, 2012 at 11:04 am

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Langham Pays Tribute to its 147th Year of Afternoon Tea Heritage with its Book – “Once Upon A Tea Time”

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HONG KONG, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — International luxury hotel operator, Langham Hospitality Group celebrates the 147th birthday of its flagship hotel, The Langham, London, with “Once Upon A Tea Time” – an enchanting story book that showcases the history and etiquette tied to tea tradition through the eyes of a six year old girl.

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Afternoon Tea was first served at The Langham in London when it opened as Europe’s first grand hotel in 1865. This quintessentially British mid-afternoon delight has since been a brand signature at Langham hotels around the world. The hotel group continues to pay tribute to its long standing afternoon tea heritage with this delightful book, following the introduction of specially-created Langham Tea blends last year.

“As Europe’s first grand hotel, The Langham is synonymous with traditions. And we believe no withstanding ritual is as widely celebrated as the exquisite afternoon tea. ‘Once Upon A Tea Time’ is a story that captures the essence and celebrates the simple pleasures of afternoon tea, in a place where it all began,” said Brett Butcher, Chief Executive Officer.

Acknowledged as one of the most elegant and sophisticated of dining occasions, the first afternoon tea at The Langham, London, was served in the Salle A Manger, or general dining room for ladies and gentlemen for the princely sum of 1 shilling 6 pence. Billed as Teas, Plain – the first afternoon tea simply consisted of simple but dainty items including cakes, sweets, scones and jam, and complemented with fine tea.

Today, The Langham offers enchanting afternoon tea in its portfolio of hotels around the world.

About Langham Hospitality Group

Langham Hospitality Group( ) encompasses a family of distinctive hospitality brands which include hotels, resorts, residential serviced apartments, restaurants and spas, located on four continents.

It takes its name from the legendary Langham in London( ) which was opened in 1865 as Europe’s first Grand Hotel. For almost 150 years, this flagship hotel has represented sophisticated and gracious hospitality, a philosophy that reflects elegance in design, innovation in hospitality, genuine service and captivation of the senses across all properties.

The brands include the luxurious Langham and Langham Place, the upscale Eaton Luxe, midscale Eaton Smart and the award-winning Chuan Spa( ).

The Langham is where guests can enjoy service with poise and be enchanted by our innovation and traditions while Langham Place, the fun sibling of The Langham, is about living the 21st century through design, technology and attitude, epitomising stimulating hospitality.

Eaton, a premium member brand, aims to surprise and delight our guests with a value-for-money proposition that delivers a stylish, modern level of comfort with spirited, can-do service.

Currently 31 member hotels are open or in the pipeline across four continents.

Langham Hospitality Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings (Stock Code: 0041) which was founded in 1963 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1972.

Reservations for either Langham or Eaton properties can be made by logging onto ).

Properties around the Globe

EUROPE: The Langham, London

NORTH AMERICA & CARIBBEAN: The Langham, Boston The Langham, Huntington, Pasadena, Los Angeles The Langham, Chicago (opening soon) Langham Place, Resort + Spa, Port St. George, Bahamas (opening soon)

PACIFIC: The Langham, Auckland The Langham, Melbourne

ASIA: China The Langham, Xintiandi, Shanghai The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai The Langham, Dalian (opening soon) The Langham, Haikou, Hainan (opening soon) The Langham, Shenzhen (opening soon)

Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport Langham Place, EDZ, Guangzhou (opening soon) Langham Place, Guangzhou (opening soon) Langham Place, Ningbo Culture Plaza, Ningbo (opening soon) Langham Place, Xiamen (opening soon)

China (continued) 88 Xintiandi, Shanghai

Eaton Luxe, Nanqiao, Shanghai Eaton Luxe, Xinqiao, Shanghai (opening soon) Eaton Luxe, Shajing, Shenzhen (opening soon) Eaton Luxe, Xuzhou (opening soon)

Hong Kong The Langham, Hong Kong

Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong

Eaton Smart Hong Kong

India Eaton Smart, New Delhi Airport Transit Hotel Eaton Smart, Lavasa (opening soon)

Langham Place, Koregaon Park, Pune (opening soon) Langham Place, Lavasa (opening soon)

Indonesia Eaton Luxe, Nirwana Bali (opening soon)

Thailand Langham Place, Phayathai, Bangkok (opening soon)

For further information contact:

Sherona Shng Vice President – Communications and Public Relations Langham Hospitality Group Tel: +852-3552-3938 Fax: +852-3552-3902 Email:

Fiona Szeto Director of Public Relations (Asia) Langham Hospitality Group Tel: +852-3552-3846 Fax: +852-3552-3902 Email:

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May 17, 2012 at 10:36 am

ATERAS(R) Announces Savannah River Operations Eliminates Mainframe Processing

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Application Transparency Platform(TM) Provides a Low Cost, Efficient Re-Host Solution to Natural Adabas Clients

DALLAS, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — ATERAS, a leading provider of solutions for legacy migration and modernization, announced today the successful implementation of a Natural Re-Host project for the Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River Operations Office (SR). DOE-SR* required a highly-capable, cost-effective solution to rehost their Natural Adabas systems on a Windows Server based platform. The answer was to use the Application Transparency Platform (ATP) from ATERAS.


DOE-SR maintains Federal oversight of the Savannah River Site (SRS), a major industrial complex responsible for environmental cleanup, waste management and disposition of nuclear materials and focused on developing broader missions to address critical missions in environmental stewardship, clean energy and national security. DOE-SR is responsible for the oversight of the DOE’s environmental management operations at SRS.

Until recently, the DOE-SR Personnel Security Branch, Office of Safeguards, Security and Emergency Services utilized two mainframe databases and applications to record and track access authorizations. With the mainframe contract expiring in December 2011, it was imperative that database applications be migrated from the current mainframe environment to a Windows server-based platform within five months.

ATP is the sole industry solution that can provide Natural Re-Hosting with an end-to-end answer while lowering high license costs, supporting higher productivity and maintaining full preservation of legacy assets and business rules. ATP shortens the modernization window so that legacy modernization is no longer a long term project. The ATP solution provided DOE-SR the ability to remove their mainframe within the five month project window, while keeping the applications unchanged and providing a relational database.

“DOE-SR needed a fast solution to rehost in a Windows environment that met their technical requirements. ATP provides the only alternative in the industry for a fast, efficient solution for moving Natural Adabas off the mainframe to Windows without impact to the business. The ROI is accelerated to months versus years,” said Scott Miller, CEO, President, ATERAS.

DOE-SR had two applications that were written in Natural Adabas and hosted on an IBM zSeries model mainframe. Both applications were successfully migrated to Windows Server 2008 R2 standard and SQL Server 2008 standard. The requirement was to remove Natural Adabas as quickly as possible without changes to the application code. The Natural applications were moved without change from their current mainframe environment to a less expensive, more robust ATP environment on Windows. The Adabas databases and data were automatically transformed to SQL Server. The ATP development environment is enhanced with full documentation, impact analysis, dynamic debugging and version control. The transition was seamless with no impact to the business and no need for end-user or developer re-training.

“ATERAS is one of our key partners for migrating Natural Adabas to Windows and SQL Server,” said Bob Ellsworth, Worldwide Director of Platform Modernization for Microsoft. “The migration at SRO demonstrates the effectiveness of ATERAS’ newly announced ATP solution enabling SRO to speed their time to deployment on the Microsoft Application Platform, and improve their already compelling ROI.”

* Use of the Department of Energy and the Savannah River Operations Office names does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of the ATERAS product


ATERAS has supported global enterprises for over 28 years, offering state-of-the art services that exploit automation for transforming legacy applications and databases into modern technologies using patent-pending automated conversion and modernization, Re-Hosting technologies (DB-Shuttle(TM) & eav(TM) suite, ATP(TM)). ATERAS’ Application Portfolio Management (APM) solutions and Application code understanding range from Assessments of existing IT environments, enterprise field expansion, and COBOL/Natural workbenches to automated documentation tools. Information at:

Anna Stamatelatos, Vice President Sales & Marketing

(C) 2011 ATERAS. All rights reserved. ATERAS and all ATERAS products are either trademarks or registered trademarks of ATERAS. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.


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May 17, 2012 at 10:10 am

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PneumRx, Inc. Receives FDA Approval to Commence Pivotal Clinical Trial of RePneu Lung Volume Reduction Coil (RePneu LVRC) System

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Study Results Will be Used to Support PMA Application for the RePneu LVRC System

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — PneumRx, Inc. (, a medical device company dedicated to bringing innovation and improvements to the treatment of lung disease, today announced that it has received FDA approval to commence a 30-site pivotal clinical trial to support a PMA application for the RePneu LVRC System.

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The RePneu LVRC System is a minimally invasive device intended to improve lung function in emphysema patients by bronchoscopically implanting Nitinol coils into the lungs to compress diseased tissue (lung volume reduction), restore elastic recoil, and adjust lung compliance. This treatment offers a minimally invasive alternative to lung volume reduction surgery to a broad range of emphysema patients.

The RePneu LVRC has already undergone extensive clinical studies in Europe, with impressive results in over 250 treatments. The majority of subjects who underwent RePneu LVRC treatment in PneumRx’s European clinical trials experienced significant improvement in lung function, exercise capacity and quality of life at both 6 months and one year after treatment, with minimal risk. 74% of all clinical subjects maintained a clinically significant improvement in exercise capacity at 12 months post-treatment and 96% experienced significant improvement in quality of life.

Specifically, RePneu LVRC subjects experienced a mean improvement in Six-Minute Walk Test of 62 meters; a 12% increase in FEV1, a 10% decrease in Residual Volume and a decrease of 12 points in the St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaire, at 12 months. The European clinical trial results were used to support PneumRx’s CE Mark, and the RePneu LVRC System has been commercially available in Europe since 2010.

The RePneu LVRC has proven effective in patients with both heterogeneous and homogeneous disease, in both the upper and lower lobes, and it works independently of collateral ventilation. The safety profile of the RePneu LVRC System is comparable to that of a simple bronchoscopy procedure, with the majority of adverse results occurring, and resolving, within 30 days of treatment. Patients generally return home from the hospital the day after the treatment.

“We are thrilled to have IDE approval for the RePneu LVRC and are eager to bring this exciting technology to the United States,” said Erin McGurk, PneumRx’s President and CEO. “It has been so gratifying to see the benefits the RePneu LVRC treatment has brought to emphysema patients in Europe and we are especially pleased to be able to bring these benefits to a greater number of patients suffering from this debilitating disease here in the United States. We plan to treat over 300 subjects in our pivotal trial, and expect to start enrolling clinical subjects in the coming months. We look forward to submitting the pivotal trial results in support of a PMA application to sell the RePneu LVRC System in the United States.”

“The entire PneumRx team, in partnership with our accomplished team of Physician Advisors, has worked tirelessly to support the RePneu LVRC IDE application and design an appropriate clinical trial,” stated Kara Andersen Reiter, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at PneumRx. “We are grateful to the FDA team who reviewed our IDE application and worked with us to bring our submission over the finish line.”

About PneumRx, Inc.

PneumRx, Inc. is a rapidly growing medical device company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative products to treat emphysema using minimally-invasive techniques. It is a privately held company located in Mountain View, California.


SOURCE﹛PneumRx, Inc.

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May 17, 2012 at 9:43 am

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