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Maaii Launches Developer SDK at GSMA Mobile Asia Expo

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Mobile Voice & Text Platform Now Provides iOS & Android Developers with Embedded HD Voice Capabilities

HONG KONG, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Maaii( http://www.maaii.com/?utm_source=prwire&utm_medium=press%2Brelease&utm_campaign=GSMA-PR ), the multi-platform free talk and text mobile application that allows users to make free calls and send free chat messages to contacts and social network friends, today announced the launch of its Developer SDK at GSMA Mobile Asia Expo 2012. Since launching its iPhone application in January 2012, Maaii has attracted more than 1 million registered users worldwide and has recently announced the launch of its Android application into open beta.

“The SDK allows any 3rd party developer to add HD voice communications into their native iOS or Android application,” said Chris Lewis, Vice President at Maaii. “Deploying the voice SDK is just the first step. We will be rolling out chat capabilities to 3rd party developers via our IM SDK in the coming weeks.”

The Maaii SDK is designed to deliver HD voice and messaging functionality to developers across a broad spectrum of industries, primarily targeting developers across social, travel, gaming, and mCommerce eco-systems. This functionality will give content creators the ability to provide their users with a deeper level of engagement through carrier grade in-app communications.

Later in the year, Maaii will expose other SDK services through additional APIs for push and SMS, forming a suite of enriched platform services.

Two key offerings developed into this SDK release are:

Maaii Play

A self-serve plug and play solution offering clear, stable, and flexible VoIP and IM enabled functionality for game and social applications. The Maaii Play SDK delivers HD voice features that can be added to multiplayer native iOS or Android arcade and social games.

Maaii Biz

A fully customizable, solution for SMB and Enterprise level organizations looking to drive internal or external communications by:

— Increasing productivity and engagement through HD voice
and IM enabled applications; and
— Empowering internal corporate directories through bespoke
communications services.

Application developers who are interested in opening a developer profile or signing up for future updates on the program can learn more by visiting: http://developer.maaii.com.

Maaii will be showcasing its Developer SDK, example use cases and new features in its iOS/Android apps at GSMA Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai, 20-22 June, 2012. Visitors wishing to meet with Maaii may go to booth #: N2.L50.

About Maaii Limited

Maaii is a free mobile communications app for iOS and Android devices that combines voice calls, instant messaging, social network integration and other group sharing features. Maaii users can register with their mobile number and make free calls to other Maaii users, or call mobile and landline numbers worldwide with MaaiiOut(TM). For more information, visit: http://www.maaii.com.

MEDIA CONTACT

Christian Georgeou
Senior Social & Media Manager
Dir: +852-3472-0923
christiangeorgeou@maaii.com

SOURCE﹛Maaii Limited

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June 20, 2012 at 4:37 pm

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Maaii Launches Developer SDK at GSMA Mobile Asia Expo

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Mobile Voice & Text Platform Now Provides iOS & Android Developers with Embedded HD Voice Capabilities

HONG KONG, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Maaii( http://www.maaii.com/?utm_source=prwire&utm_medium=press%2Brelease&utm_campaign=GSMA-PR ), the multi-platform free talk and text mobile application that allows users to make free calls and send free chat messages to contacts and social network friends, today announced the launch of its Developer SDK at GSMA Mobile Asia Expo 2012. Since launching its iPhone application in January 2012, Maaii has attracted more than 1 million registered users worldwide and has recently announced the launch of its Android application into open beta.

“The SDK allows any 3rd party developer to add HD voice communications into their native iOS or Android application,” said Chris Lewis, Vice President at Maaii. “Deploying the voice SDK is just the first step. We will be rolling out chat capabilities to 3rd party developers via our IM SDK in the coming weeks.”

The Maaii SDK is designed to deliver HD voice and messaging functionality to developers across a broad spectrum of industries, primarily targeting developers across social, travel, gaming, and mCommerce eco-systems. This functionality will give content creators the ability to provide their users with a deeper level of engagement through carrier grade in-app communications.

Later in the year, Maaii will expose other SDK services through additional APIs for push and SMS, forming a suite of enriched platform services.

Two key offerings developed into this SDK release are:

Maaii Play

A self-serve plug and play solution offering clear, stable, and flexible VoIP and IM enabled functionality for game and social applications. The Maaii Play SDK delivers HD voice features that can be added to multiplayer native iOS or Android arcade and social games.

Maaii Biz

A fully customizable, solution for SMB and Enterprise level organizations looking to drive internal or external communications by:

— Increasing productivity and engagement through HD voice
and IM enabled applications; and
— Empowering internal corporate directories through bespoke
communications services.

Application developers who are interested in opening a developer profile or signing up for future updates on the program can learn more by visiting: http://developer.maaii.com.

Maaii will be showcasing its Developer SDK, example use cases and new features in its iOS/Android apps at GSMA Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai, 20-22 June, 2012. Visitors wishing to meet with Maaii may go to booth #: N2.L50.

About Maaii Limited

Maaii is a free mobile communications app for iOS and Android devices that combines voice calls, instant messaging, social network integration and other group sharing features. Maaii users can register with their mobile number and make free calls to other Maaii users, or call mobile and landline numbers worldwide with MaaiiOut(TM). For more information, visit: http://www.maaii.com.

MEDIA CONTACT

Christian Georgeou
Senior Social & Media Manager
Dir: +852-3472-0923
christiangeorgeou@maaii.com

SOURCE﹛Maaii Limited

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June 20, 2012 at 4:37 pm

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TriReme Medical Receives FDA Clearance for Expanded Matrix of Sizes of Chocolate PTA Balloon Catheter

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PLEASANTON, Calif., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — TriReme Medical, Inc. (TMI) announced today that it has received FDA clearance for an expanded matrix of sizes for its Chocolate™ PTA balloon catheter. Chocolate™ is now approved for the percutaneous transluminal treatment of lesions in the peripheral vasculature in balloon diameters from 2.0 – 4.0mm and in balloon lengths up to 120mm.

“This latest regulatory approval broadening the available size matrix of the Chocolate™ PTA Balloon marks yet another important milestone for TriReme Medical,” said Eitan Konstantino, President and CEO of TriReme Medical Inc. “There is more to come; our goal is to provide a broad range of innovative tools to improve outcomes in patients suffering from complex vascular disease.”

“Chocolate™ has become an essential part of my routine practice for treating below the knee lesions,” said Dr. Rajesh Dave, Chief Medical Executive and Director at Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, Holy Spirit Cardiovascular Institute, Camp Hill, PA. “With the approval of these new sizes, I will be able to expand my use of Chocolate™ and begin to treat patients with disease in the popliteal artery where we usually prefer not to stent.”

About Chocolate™: Chocolate’s novel design incorporates a constraining structure over a semi-compliant balloon to facilitate the formation of small modules (“pillows”). Through this advanced mechanism of action, Chocolate minimizes shear stress and allows for uniform inflation and rapid deflation. The Chocolate “pillows” can expand locally to facilitate plaque modification and are designed to lower the strain and trauma induced on the vessel wall.

About TriReme Medical, Inc.
Based in Pleasanton, California and Singapore, TriReme Medical, Inc. is a privately held medical device company dedicated to the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of next generation percutaneous devices for the treatment of complex coronary and peripheral arterial disease. The company is focused on the US and the emerging Asian markets.

SOURCE TriReme Medical, Inc.

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June 20, 2012 at 3:26 pm

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Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific talks to Buhdy Bok, Vice President Pacific Asia & China, Costa Crociere S.p.A

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NEW YORK, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific — conference and trade show focusing on the emerging Asian-Pacific cruise industry — interviews Buhdy Bok, Vice President Pacific Asia & China, Costa Crociere S.p.A. Mr. Bok will be speaking at Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore from September 17-18, 2012.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120619/NY25471)

What should be common goals within the marketplace?

BB: In Asia, I believe that the cruise market, despite registering strong growth, is still relatively under-penetrated. Therefore, the goal of cruise liners is still to actively promote the benefits of a cruise holiday. On top of marketing efforts, which every cruise brand is doing, cruise operators should work hand in hand to provide attractive itineraries, through port and destination development, to bring out the uniqueness of a cruising vacation. This will in turn provide for an attractive product and generate economically sustainable growth for the cruise economy with scale and synergies.

What is going to have the biggest impact on the marketplace in the next five years?

BB: Asia is on the rapid growth cycle in cruise market development. With more cruise brands bringing their attractive wares to this region, Asia is going to have the biggest impact in the next five years.

What are you doing to meet the changing needs in your marketplace?

BB: Costa Cruises differentiates itself with its “Italy at Sea” theme that rides on our Made in Italy DNA to present to the Asia market a uniquely European experience. In May 2012, we launched the Costa Victoria in Shanghai. During this summer season, Costa Victoria will deliver our “Fashion cruise” concept that will feature our luxury brand boutiques, bringing refined tastes and Italian style onboard. While taking the ‘Italy at Sea’ theme to heart, Costa Victoria also has many concurrent Asian elements to immediately put its Guests at ease.

The Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific Conference and Exhibition
Buhdy Bok, Vice President Pacific Asia & China, Costa Crociere S.p.A.,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 complemented 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 http://www.cruiseshippingevents.com/asia-conference.

To register for Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific, please visit http://www.cruiseshippingevents.com/asia-register-now.

For exhibiting information contact: sales@cruiseshippingmiami.com

Media Contact: Allison Dowd, Cruise Shipping Portfolio Brand Marketing Manager, +1-609-759-4702, allison.dowd@ubm.com, or Caitlin Read, Cruise Shipping Portfolio PR Manager, +1-609-759-4735, caitlin.read@ubm.com.

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.

About UBM Live

UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand their markets. Through premiere brands such as MD&M, CPhI, IFSEC, TFM&A, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show and many others, UBM Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.

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

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June 20, 2012 at 1:35 pm

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Diligent Board Member Services Inc. Added to NZX 50 Index

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Follows 176% Revenue Growth and 243% Share Price Increase over Prior 12 Months

NEW YORK, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Effective Monday, June 18, Diligent Board Member Services Inc. (DIL) will be added to the NZX 50 Index. The NZX 50 Index comprises the 50 largest and most liquid companies listed on the NZX (New Zealand Stock Exchange) Main Board. As Diligent is being added to the NZX 50 Index, it will also be added to the NZX Portfolio Index and the NZX MidCap Index.

Following the June 2012 Quarterly Index Review, NZX Indices announced changes to the NZX 50 Index including the addition of DIL to the Index. DIL achieved this distinction by meeting the Index’s ranking and liquidity requirements. The changes will include an index rebalance to remove two current members of the NZX 50, reflecting the addition of DIL and another entity to the Index.

“Entry into New Zealand’s top listed companies is an important milestone for Diligent. It follows over 12 months of exceptional growth and outstanding value to our clients and shareholders,” commented Alex Sodi, President and CEO, Diligent. “Becoming part of the NZX 50 Index will increase investor community focus on our company and give investors greater access to our shares over time, both in New Zealand and major financial markets,” he added.

“Technology companies are an emerging force in New Zealand’s economy,” said Rachael Newsome, Head of Direct Products, NZX Limited. “Diligent’s entry into the NZX 50 at this stage is a positive sign for other growing companies that inclusion in the headline index is an achievable goal. It also shows a trend toward an increasingly diversified industry mix on our markets, which is good news for investors and for new cohort of companies seeking to raise capital efficiently and achieve liquidity via NZX.”

About Diligent Board Member Services (NZX: DIL)

Over 1,800 boards and 33,000 individual directors, executives and administrators worldwide rely on Diligent Board Member Services, Inc. to speed and simplify how board materials are produced, communicated and viewed. As the world’s most widely used board portal, Diligent Boardbooks(R) has pioneered ease of use, stringent security, and superior training and support since 2001. Today we are a public company with cumulative sales totaling almost $US 32.4 million. Our ranking in the 2011 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 places us among the fastest growing technology companies in America. Diligent has offices located in New York (headquarters), Toronto, London, Sydney, Christchurch, Singapore and Hong Kong.

For the quarter ended March 31, 2012, Diligent produced record-breaking results across a variety of performance metrics. Growth trajectory is demonstrated by the increase in revenues which, at US$8.20 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2012, are up 176% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Another noteworthy milestone is achieving quarterly gross profit and operating margins of 73.6% and 23.1%, respectively. Also of significance in the first quarter is that cash generated from Diligent’s operating activities was US$3.66 million, a 487% increase over the first quarter of 2011. These significant milestones demonstrate the company’s continued upward financial momentum. To download the full PDF version of Diligent’s 10-Q filing, go to http://www.boardbooks.com/diligentbooks/us-filings.shtml

Diligent Boardbooks(R) is a registered trademark of Diligent Board Member Services, Inc. with all rights reserved. (C)2012 Diligent Board Member Services, Inc.

This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Terms such as “expect,” “believe,” “continue,” and “grow,” as well as similar comments, are forward-looking in nature. Although the Company believes its growth plans are based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurances that such expectations can be attained. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s expectations include: general business and economic conditions, competitive factors, raw materials purchasing, and fluctuations in demand. Please refer to the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings for further information.

SOURCE﹛Diligent Board Member Services, Inc.

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June 20, 2012 at 10:27 am

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Tektronix Communications Empowers Operators in Asia to Optimize and Monetize the Mobile Data Explosion

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Company Also Introduces New Vice President of Sales for the Asia-Pacific Region

SINGAPORE, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Tektronix Communications, the leading provider of customer experience, network test and service assurance solutions; will be exhibiting at CommunicAsia, June 19-21. At booth #BP4-01 in the Marina Bay Sands Center, Tektronix Communications will be discussing opportunities and challenges during the LTE evolution and how the Company is providing operators the cost-effective bandwidth to support the exponential increase in usage of smartphones and tablets across the region.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120522/SF11159LOGO )

With the surge in data and application traffic, some operators are struggling not only to optimize, but also monetize this traffic. The high-value, cross-domain data Tektronix Communications probes collect and correlate provides operators the ability to see quality and usage at the end-user level, including the handset and application. Since mobile usage varies tremendously by country and segment, operators need to quickly understand the types of applications that are being used in real-time in order to capitalize on opportunities for targeted custom upsell or cross-sell programs.

Tektronix Communications solutions, which address this need, include:

Deep Packet Classification (DPC) solution – Enables operators to clearly understand what services are consuming the valuable network bandwidth on a per-subscriber basis enabling them to protect and maximize their revenue-generating potential.
TouchPoint – Provides the ability to proactively monitor and manage, in real time, the lifecycle experience of every customer, ensuring true end-to-end Quality of Experience.
GeoProbe G10 – Based on the industry-leading GeoProbe, the high-speed, high-density 10GE probe features a distributed architecture optimized to handle high bandwidth IP traffic.
Iris Analyzer toolset – Includes Iris Protocol Analyzer (PA), Iris Session Analyzer (ISA) and Iris Traffic Analyzer (ITA), which provides L2 to L7 troubleshooting by characterizing IP traffic by links, applications and servers.
IrisView – Easy-to-use, configurable software framework that provides a single, integrated platform for all applications, including feeds to customer experience management (CEM) systems and third party OSS/BSS applications.
Iris Performance Intelligence – Provides unmatched end-to-end analysis and reporting capabilities coupled with an extremely flexible and powerful KPI/KQI modeling engine that allows operators to better link desired business outcomes to events that occur at the network level.
As first to market an LTE monitoring solution, Tektronix Communications has positioned themselves as the market leader by helping 15 customers worldwide address each phase of the LTE lifecycle – from NEMs to carrier labs to multi-vendor deployment. With end-to-end, scalable customer experience and assurance solutions deemed operationally ready from day one, Tektronix Communications has won 50 percent of the global LTE monitoring business.

New VP of Asia Pacific Sales Announced
The Company also announced that industry veteran, Mike Ropicky, has joined Tektronix Communications as Vice President of Asia Pacific Sales. Ropicky was previously with ADC Telecommunications as their Vice President and Managing Director for Asia Pacific. Prior, Ropicky spent 22 years with Motorola in senior level sales, marketing and business development roles focused on Telecom Operator, Government & Enterprise markets. As an American working and operating in Asia for over 15 years, he brings a wealth of go-to-market knowledge as a seasoned “East meets West” senior executive. Ropicky will reside in Singapore, where the Tektronix Communications head office for the Asia Pacific region is located.

“We are very excited to have Mike Ropicky join the TekComms organization and we are very committed to delivering value to our customers in the Asia Pacific region,” said Lyn Cantor, President of Tektronix Communications. “Ropicky is very skilled in creating innovative customer solutions in B2B selling environments and in addressing complex technology customer needs to drive growth for our business and our customers all around the globe.”

To learn more about how Tektronix Communications is helping operators optimize and monetize the mobile data explosion, check out this recent Pipeline article on “5 Ways to Add Millions to Your Bottom Line This Year” and visit us at booth #BP4-01 at CommunicAsia.

About Tektronix Communications
Tektronix Communications provides communication service providers and equipment manufacturers around the world an unparalleled suite of customer experience, assurance and test solutions for fixed, mobile and converged multi-service networks. This comprehensive set of solutions and services support a range of architectures and applications such as LTE, HSPA, 3G, IMS, mobile broadband, VoIP and triple play. Tektronix Communications is headquartered in Plano, Texas.

More information on Tektronix Communications can be found here:
Visit us online at http://www.tekcomms.com
Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/tek_comms or @Tek_Comms
Connect with us on our Facebook page, 4G Central at http://www.facebook.com/4gcentral

Tektronix is a registered trademark of Tektronix, Inc. All other trade names referenced are the service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

SOURCE Tektronix Communications

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June 20, 2012 at 10:17 am

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