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Synnex to Distribute Getac’s New Fully Rugged 10″ Tablet

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SYDNEY, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Getac Technology Corporation today announced the launch of a new fully rugged 10″ tablet — the E110 — offering field users one of the lightest and longest running rugged devices on the market.

Getac E110 Rugged Tablet
The E110 will be distributed by Synnex Australia Pty Ltd after the two companies announced a distribution agreement earlier this month.

Designed specifically for operators working in the public safety, transport, logistics and utility sectors, the touch screen device includes a 10.1 inch (1366 x 768) HD sunlight-readable display. The thin and light (1.6kg / 3.52lbs) unit also offers Lifesupport™ hot-swappable battery operation to extend operating time out in the field.

James Hwang, President of Getac, says the device will allow operators to work in the field for extended periods while maintaining seamless connectivity to central operations:

“The E110 is one of the most versatile devices in the Getac range — able to perform data capture operations in even the toughest of conditions,” Mr Hwang says.

The device comes with WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity as standard and offers users the ability to add contactless high-frequency RFID and smart card readers, a 3MP auto-focus camera, and GPS SiRFstarIV™.

Mr Hwang says the E110 includes Getac’s QuadraClear™ screen technology, offering a better contrast ratio and a wider viewing angle than its nearest competitors. The higher colour saturation and a viewing angle of more than 160 degrees ensure excellent visibility out in the field and the device is particularly suited to operators who require an in-vehicle solution.

“The E110 delivers a world-class in-vehicle solution because of its compact, quick release docking station, its multi-touch screen and its programmable function key, making it an excellent navigation and communication device for field-based staff,” comments Andrew Yu, Product Manager of Getac, from Synnex Australia.

The unit’s programmable function key can be configured to suit individual operational requirements. The hot-swappable battery ability means that the device will remain operational for 180 seconds whilst users change the battery. This allows the unit’s working hours to be extended without users having to switch off the device and without affecting productivity.

Getac’s unique, fanless design also provides users with a more powerful and reliable device in harsh conditions, as the heat from the CPU is dispersed evenly to prevent the processor overheating and avoid a reduction in performance.

“Getac has built this device to ensure that operators have tablet technology that allows them to maximise their productivity even in the most demanding environments,” Mr Yu says.

The unit is IP65 and MIL-STD-810G rated, with an ability to survive three feet drops, vibrations, and capacity to work in temperatures from -21 degrees Celsius to 60 degrees Celsius. The E110 also includes an Intel® Atom™ N2800 1.86 GHz CPU and 64GB SSD storage.

“We are proud to offer customers a unique opportunity to view and feel this new device, together with other Getac ranges, at Synnex Alliance Roadshow across Australia,” Mr Yu adds.

The E110 is showcasing in Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne over July and August. The next Synnex Alliance 2012 takes place during 4pm – 8pm at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, 25th July, follows by Sydney Showground, 8th August and ends at the Melbourne Olympic Park, 22nd August, 2012.

Getac E110 Rugged Tablet Features:

10.1 inch (1366 x 768) HD sunlight-readable display and more than 160 degrees viewing angle
Lifesupport™ hot-swappable battery
Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS SiRFstarIV™
Contactless high-frequency RFID and smart card readers (including 3MP auto-focus camera).
For more information visit: http://www.Getac.apac/products/E110/E110_overview.html or contact Synnex Australia.

Synnex Sales Contact: Martin Gotthard / Justin Spencer – getac@synnex.com.au
Synnex Service Contact: Khai Luu – Khail@synnex.com.au

About Getac

Getac Technology Corporation, a key subsidiary of MiTAC-Synnex Business Group (2011 consolidated revenue 25.3 billion USD), was established in 1989 as a joint venture with GE Aerospace to supply defence electronic products. Getac’s business coverage includes; rugged notebooks, rugged tablet PCs and rugged handheld devices for military, police, government, communications, manufacturing and transportation applications ranging from fully rugged to commercial-grade rugged. Getac’s strong R&D capabilities allow it to provide a high level of customisation and all-aspect hardware-software integration solutions. For more information visit http://apac.getac.com.

About Synnex

Synnex Australia P/L, a global IT Supply Chain services company and one of the largest distribution companies in Australia, is a significant division of Synnex Technology International Corporation, the largest IT distribution company in the Asia Pacific region and ranked the third largest worldwide.

Synnex endeavours to service all businesses in the IT industry including SME Resellers, System Integrators, Computer Retailers, Original Equipment Manufacturers, Corporate Retailers, National Retailers and VARs. For more information, please visit: http://www.synnex.com.au.

Media Contact

Irene Sun
Senior Public Relations Manager
Getac Technology Corporation
+886-916-976486
Irene.sun@getac.com

SOURCE Getac Technology Corporation

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July 12, 2012 at 3:52 pm

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Turner Selected to Manage Construction of Five-Star Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Turner recently signed an agreement to manage construction of the Pullman Saigon Centre Project in Ho Chi Minh City. Developed by the consortium of Saigon Tourist, an enterprise that manages hotels, restaurants, and tours across Vietnam, Que Huong 每 Liberty, a high-end hotel management group, and Invesco, an independent investment firm, the Kume Sekkei-designed business hotel will rise 28 stories and offer 328 guest rooms. The project is scheduled for completion in late 2013.

“Turner is very excited to work with the consortium on the Pullman Saigon Centre Project,” said Jimmy Antzoulis, Vice President and Regional Manager, East Asia. He continued, “We feel our mission – to provide the highest level of service and value 每 is a great fit with this group and we look forward to the successful completion of this hotel. It will be a welcome addition for visitors to Ho Chi Minh City and will provide guests with five-star amenities.”

Turner has worked in Vietnam for six years, beginning with construction of the Bitexco Financial Tower in Ho Chi Minh City. In addition to Pullman Saigon Center, which will be Turner’s fifth landmark project in the country, the company has three other active projects in Vietnam; the JW Marriott Hotel and VietinBank Headquarters in Hanoi, and Springlight City in Ho Chi Minh City.

About Turner

Turner’s East Asia headquarters is in Ho Chi Minh City, with local offices in Kuala Lumpur and Seoul. Turner first established a presence in the region in 1965 in Hong Kong and has continued its Asian operations with notable projects in Taiwan, China and Singapore. Turner East Asia is currently managing a number of major projects totaling US $3 billion in construction volume.

Turner International is responsible for Turner’s activities outside of the United States and Canada. Turner has successfully completed projects in 60 countries since 1965. The company maintains a regional and country-focused management structure to carry out building projects. Functioning on an agency project / construction management or consultancy basis the group provides clients with the accessibility and support of a local firm with the strength, stability and resources of an international company. With more than 1,000 employees, the company currently manages projects totaling more than 36.6 million square meters in building area with a value of US $39.1 billion.

Turner Construction Company is the leading general builder in the United States, ranking first or second in the major market segments of the building construction field. Founded in 1902, the firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, a publicly traded company and one of the world’s leading international construction service providers.

SOURCE﹛Turner Construction Company

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July 12, 2012 at 3:04 pm

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The 2nd Pharma Logistics China 2012 to be Held in Shanghai on 21-22 August

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A chance for discussing how to optimize cost savings in pharma logistics!

SHANGHAI, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — CPhI Conferences will launch The 2nd Pharma Logistics China 2012 on 21-22 August in Shanghai, China. The conference is the foremost and only gathering of head level pharmaceutical logistics professionals in China, and will bring industry regulators, pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors, logistics, storage & warehousing, packaging and instrumentation solution providers to discuss and share best experiences.

Highlight of the conference:

Brainstorming — how to optimize cost savings from industry regulators, pharmaceuticals manufacturers, distributors and logistics services?

Speakers:

Franko Guo, Deputy General Manager/Chairman of Supply Chain, Shanghai Pharma Group
Intro: Franko has more than 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Awarded by the China Pharmaceutical Quality Management Association in 2010 — “the top 20 ‘star managers’ in pharmaceutical quality in past 20 years.”

Kevin Gu( http://www.pharma-logistics-china.com/cultureNewsInfo2.asp?Id=98 ), Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Jointown Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd.
Intro: Responsible for logistics operations, supply chain management, information technology, e-commerce and group strategy in Jointown Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd.

Marco A. Vega( http://www.pharma-logistics-china.com/cultureNewsInfo2.asp?Id=98 ), China Quality Leader, Lilly China
Intro: Marco has broad experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with more than 20 years of experience. Currently he is China Head of Quality for Eli Lilly.

To know more details, please visit: http://www.pharma-logistics-china.com

Media Contact

Ms. Tracy Cui
Tel: +86-21-61573919
Fax:+86-21-61577299
Email: tracy.cui@ubm.com

SOURCE﹛CPhI Conferences

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July 12, 2012 at 1:48 pm

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The 2nd Pharma Logistics China 2012 to be Held in Shanghai on 21-22 August

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A chance for discussing how to optimize cost savings in pharma logistics!

SHANGHAI, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — CPhI Conferences will launch The 2nd Pharma Logistics China 2012 on 21-22 August in Shanghai, China. The conference is the foremost and only gathering of head level pharmaceutical logistics professionals in China, and will bring industry regulators, pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors, logistics, storage & warehousing, packaging and instrumentation solution providers to discuss and share best experiences.

Highlight of the conference:

Brainstorming — how to optimize cost savings from industry regulators, pharmaceuticals manufacturers, distributors and logistics services?

Speakers:

Franko Guo, Deputy General Manager/Chairman of Supply Chain, Shanghai Pharma Group
Intro: Franko has more than 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Awarded by the China Pharmaceutical Quality Management Association in 2010 — “the top 20 ‘star managers’ in pharmaceutical quality in past 20 years.”

Kevin Gu( http://www.pharma-logistics-china.com/cultureNewsInfo2.asp?Id=98 ), Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Jointown Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd.
Intro: Responsible for logistics operations, supply chain management, information technology, e-commerce and group strategy in Jointown Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd.

Marco A. Vega( http://www.pharma-logistics-china.com/cultureNewsInfo2.asp?Id=98 ), China Quality Leader, Lilly China
Intro: Marco has broad experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with more than 20 years of experience. Currently he is China Head of Quality for Eli Lilly.

To know more details, please visit: http://www.pharma-logistics-china.com

Media Contact

Ms. Tracy Cui
Tel: +86-21-61573919
Fax:+86-21-61577299
Email: tracy.cui@ubm.com

SOURCE﹛CPhI Conferences

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July 12, 2012 at 1:47 pm

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European Banks Using Structured Credit Insurance to Maintain Market Share of Asian Trade Finance Business: Marsh Report

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Amount of Insurance Limits Being Bought Increases by 425% in One Year
SINGAPORE, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — European banks operating are increasingly using structured credit insurance as a way of simultaneously remaining active in Asian trade finance market and deleveraging their trade finance portfolios. As the Eurozone debt crisis combines with Basel III capital requirements to increase pressure on balance sheets, banks are looking to innovative ways to maintain market share in emerging markets, according to a new report published today by Marsh.

According to Marsh’s report, Eurozone Crisis Threatens Asian Trade Finance Capacity, European banks have a significantly reduced appetite for financing trade-related deals in emerging markets, but are using structured trade credit insurance to remain active in these markets.

Structured trade credit insurance covers the risk of non-payment from a buyer for goods and services or a borrower for trade related loans. It covers transactions with a credit risk exposure of between one year to seven years, and many European jurisdictions allow banks to count it as tier one regulatory capital under Basel III rules that provide capital relief for banks.

“European banks face a choice in Asia: significantly reduce their trade finance business or use structured trade credit insurance to remain active in trade-related financing but with reduced levels of exposure,” said Richard Green, Asia Leader for Marsh’s Political Risk and Structured Trade Credit Practice. “Emerging markets are heavily reliant on trade financing, especially at a time when imports are critical and exports can generate much-needed foreign exchange.”

“In Asia, Marsh has placed around US$450 million in insurance limits in the first half of 2012, compared with US$85 million for the same period last year 每 a 425% increase. The majority of transactions have been large commodity-based transactions and shipments, such as the import or export of crude oil, liquefied natural gas, palm oil and coal.”

In addition, Marsh recently brokered a new $532 million trade credit policy, underwritten by nine leading insurers, for the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. This enabled the IFC to expand capacity under its Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP), which guarantees emerging market trade transactions.

Our Marsh Risk Management Research briefing on the increased use of structured trade credit insurance in Asia by European banks is currently available to members of the media and Marsh clients only. If you are a journalist and would like a copy, please contact william.sargent@marsh.com( mailto:william.sargent@marsh.com ). If you are a Marsh client, please contact your Marsh client executive.

About Marsh

Marsh( http://usa.marsh.com ), a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, teams with its clients to define, design, and deliver innovative industry-specific solutions that help them protect their future and thrive. It has approximately 26,000 colleagues who collaborate to provide advice and transactional capabilities to clients in over 100 countries. Marsh is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies( http://www.mmc.com ) (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. With 53,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $11 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Guy Carpenter( http://www.guycarp.com ), a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; Mercer( http://www.mercer.com/home ), a global leader in human resource consulting and related services; and Oliver Wyman( http://www.oliverwyman.com/index.html ), a global leader in management consulting. Follow Marsh on Twitter @Marsh_Inc( http://twitter.com/@Marsh_Inc ).

SOURCE﹛Marsh

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July 12, 2012 at 12:02 pm

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New General Manager Named For The Peninsula Beijing

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HONG KONG, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ –The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (00045) (HSH), owner and operator of the Peninsula Hotels, announced the retirement of Mr. Donald J. Harrington, General Manager of The Peninsula Beijing, who will be replaced by Mr. Joseph Sampermans, currently Hotel Manager of The Peninsula Hong Kong. Mr. Sampermans will assume his new role on 15 October 2012.

(Logo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/200804301910.jpg ) (Photo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2012/07/11/20120711104412354203.html )

On Mr. Harrington’s retirement, HSH’s Chief Executive Officer Mr. Clement K.M. Kwok said: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank Don for his leadership of The Peninsula Beijing over the last 12 years. Don and his team led the hotel through some significant challenges and dynamic times, including SARS, a major renovation, a hotel rebranding and the 2008 Olympic Games. Through it all, The Peninsula Beijing has been able to retain its premier position in the Chinese capital. We wish him well in his retirement.”

On Mr. Sampermans’ promotion, Mr. Kwok said: “We are very pleased that Joseph is taking on this position, eight years after joining HSH as Director of Food & Beverage at The Peninsula Bangkok. We wish him every success in his new position.”

Mr. Joseph Sampermans

Mr. Sampermans joined the Company in 2004 as Director of Food & Beverage at The Peninsula Bangkok. In 2007, he was promoted to be the pre-opening Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage for The Peninsula Tokyo and a year later, he was promoted again to be the Resident Manager. In mid 2010, he was transferred to Hong Kong to become Hotel Manager of The Peninsula Hong Kong, HSH’s flagship hotel property.

Aged 42, Mr. Sampermans is a Dutch national and a graduate of the Limburg Zuyd in The Netherlands with a Bachelor degree in Finance. His career path has taken him to Thailand, Germany and Cambodia.

About The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH)

Incorporated in 1866 and listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (00045), HSH is the holding company of a Group which is engaged in the ownership, development and management of prestigious hotel, commercial and residential properties in key locations in Asia, the United States and Europe, as well as the provision of transport, club management and other services. The hotel portfolio of the Group comprises The Peninsula Hotels in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Tokyo, Bangkok, Manila and Paris (opening in late 2013). The property portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower and The Peak Tramways, St. John’s Building, The Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and the Thai Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand.

For further information on this release, please contact:

Irene Lau Senior Manager, Corporate Affairs The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited Tel: +852-2840-7788 Fax: +852-2840-7567 Email: irenelau@peninsula.com Websites: www.hshgroup.com, www.peninsula.com

SOURCE The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited

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July 12, 2012 at 11:01 am