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The 3rd Annual MilSatCom Asia-Pacific Conference and Exhibition Takes Place on the 15th and 16th May 2013

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SINGAPORE, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —

SMi’s MilSatCom Asia-Pacific, 15 – 16 May 2013, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore.

The global military satellite communications market is expected to reach US$17.3 billion by 2022, and the Military Satellite market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.4% in the Asia-Pacific region, (according to PR Newswire, Global Military Satellites Market 2012-2022 report).

Momentum is fast building for SMi Group’s 3rd annual MilSatCom Asia conference and exhibition – Asia’s largest gathering of high level government, military and industry SatCom experts.

With SATCOM playing a larger role in military and government operations and companies investing further into new developments within the Asia-Pacific region, this is your chance to become fully up-to-date with current MilSatCom operations and emerging programmes.

Hear industry updates from a line-up of key military speakers and leading SatCom experts, and do not miss the networking drinks reception hosted by Astrium on the 15th May 2013. With satellite communications increasing in the region, MilSatCom Asia-Pacific will allow fantastic networking opportunities with senior SATCOM professionals from across the region and internationally.

The exceptional speaker line-up includes:

Commodore Roger Boyce, Director General ICT Policy and Plans, Department of Defence, Australia

Colonel Mark Patterson, J6 Division Chief, USPACOM

Commander Andy Rayner Royal Navy, SO1 Network Services, Joint Forces Command Cap C4ISR, UK MOD

Lieutenant Colonel James Dryburgh, JS01 CIS J6, NZDF

Lieutenant Commander Salvador Sambalilo, Naval Communications Electronics and Information Systems Center, Philippine Navy

Dr Pham Anh Tuan, Director, Vietnam National Satellite Centre

Inspector General of Police Ghulam Shabir Sheikh, Counter Terror Wing, Pakistan Police Force

For companies wishing to attend, visit to register online.

Alternatively contact James Hitchen on: +44(0)207-827-6054 or email

For sponsorship enquiries contact Alia Malick on: +44(0)207-827-6168 or email
Source: SMi Group

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April 30, 2013 at 1:11 pm

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Aiptek Pocket Cinema V60 to Australia and New Zealand

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HSINCHU, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Aiptek International Inc. (6225:Taiwan), a leading digital imaging technology company, announced today that its pico projector, the PocketCinema V60, is now available in Australia and New Zealand nationwide.

PocketCinema V60
“We targeted Australia and New Zealand because people there accept high-end and new technology much faster than other countries,” said Vincent Luo, marketing manager for Aiptek. “The concept of the PocketCinema V60 is sharing. Smartphones, tablets, and notebooks are designed for personal use; it’s hard to share content with other people. The V60 allows people to share their ideas, images, video without limitations. It provides good personal entertainment and is also great to use in a professional environment. It can certainly change people’s lifestyles.”

The PocketCinema V60 does this with its advanced features that suit both business and pleasure purposes. Weighing in at only 200 grams, its compact size reproduces powerful images using DLP technology, the same science found in cinema projectors, to create sharp pictures, rich colors, and vibrant contrast in a display of up to 152 cm (60″) with 50 lumens of brightness. Connections through a HDMI, AV, or micro USB port allow the V60 to connect to computers, laptops and smartphones, creating your own personal cinema wherever you go. Business presentations are also a breeze with the device’s built-in Microsoft Office and PDF reader that enables Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF documents to be presented professionally. And with its energy efficient LED technology and embedded rechargeable Li-Polymer battery, the V60 would run continuously for up to two hours regardless of whether you are watching a movie or presenting projects.

Distributed by Synnex, the PocketCinema V60 retails for A$349 including GST and can be found at Harvey Norman and Centre Com stores, and online at Computer & Parts Land and other stores.

About Aiptek International Inc.

Aiptek International Inc. (6225:Taiwan) is a publicly listed company with more than 12 years experience in digital imaging technology. Founded in 1997 in Taiwan with branches in Shanghai, the U.S., and Europe, the company launched the first ever pico projector, the V10, in 2008, which won 11 international design awards, and recently received the 2013 iF award for its MobileCinema A50P, a pico projector designed for Android smartphones.

For more information, please contact:

Vincent Luo
Aiptek International Inc.
+886-3-567-8138 #6619

Source: Aiptek International Inc.

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April 30, 2013 at 12:22 pm

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802.11ac Standards and MIMO Technology to Drive Global RF Test Equipment Market, Says Frost & Sullivan

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– Modular instrumentation set to displace traditional counterparts in a growing number of applications

LONDON, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The deployment of progressively more complex telecommunication techniques, including 802.11ac, together with the adoption of advanced multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) technologies will fuel the global radio frequency (RF) testing market.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (, Global RF Testing Market: Increasing Complexity of Products Translate into Growth Opportunities for Test Vendors, finds that the market earned revenues of US$3.02 billion in 2011 and estimates this to reach US$4.20 billion in 2016. The research covers traditional general purpose (GP) instrumentation, modular GP instrumentation, semiconductor automatic test equipment (ATE), and rental GP segments.

802.11ac is one of the key drivers for the RF test equipment market. With the 802.11ac standard, faster speed and higher data handling capacity through wider channels than the existing systems are achieved.

“The existing 802.11 protocol devices have managed to satisfy network requirements over the past decade,” noted Frost & Sullivan Measurement & Instrumentation Industry Analyst Prathima Bommakanti. “However, with the increasing consumption of digital data, mobile data traffic needs to be handled with more powerful wireless network infrastructure that would offer more capacity, reliability, and speed.”

Research indicates that with the 802.11ac standard, the usage of 8×8 MIMO to support 160 MHz bandwidth and that with LTE advanced, the usage of 8X8 MIMO to support 100 MHZ channel bandwidth, is becoming popular. The widening adoption of MIMO will, therefore, also boost market prospects.

While the overall market is poised to expand, modular RF test equipment is expected to compete with traditional GP and semiconductor ATE in a growing number of applications. This is due to its ease-of-use, scalability and ability to support lower test costs.

As competition intensifies, scalability is seen as one of the key parameters in selecting or short listing a test vendor. In addition, brand name plays an important role in winning RF test equipment deals. These factors pose a challenge to smaller vendors in an already competitive market.

“To leverage the market’s growth potential, companies need to develop a strong focus on customer relationship management, price-performance and product innovation,” concluded Bommakanti.

If you are interested in more information on this research, please send an email to Julia Nikishkina, Corporate Communications, at, with your full name, company name, job title, telephone number, company email address, company website, city, state and country.

Global RF Testing Market: Increasing Complexity of Products Translate into Growth Opportunities for Test Vendors is part of the Test & Measurement Growth Partnership Service programme. Frost & Sullivan’s related research services include: High Growth Testing Opportunity: Ethernet Test Equipment Market, European Calibration Services Market, North American Calibration Services Market, and Indian General Purpose Test Equipment Market. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

About Frost & Sullivan
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Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

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Source: Frost & Sullivan

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April 30, 2013 at 11:37 am

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The Fine Art of Signal Generation – The New High-end Vector Signal Generator From Rohde & Schwarz

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MUNICH, April 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —

The new R&S SMW200A high-end vector signal generator from Rohde & Schwarz combines maximum flexibility, outstanding performance and intuitive operation to outperform all comparable solutions available on the market. It is the perfect tool for generating complex, digitally modulated signals of high quality. Thanks to versatile configuration options, its range of applications extends from single-path vector signal generator to multichannel MIMO receiver tester.

The new R&S SMW200A high-end vector signal generator from Rohde & Schwarz combines a baseband generator, RF generator and MIMO fading simulator in a single instrument. The vector signal generator covers the frequency range from 100 kHz to 3 GHz or 6 GHz and features an I/Q modulation bandwidth of 160 MHz with internal baseband. Exceptional modulation and RF characteristics make it ideal for developing high-end components, modules and complete products for wideband communications systems such as LTE-Advanced and WLAN IEEE 802.11ac. The generator performs especially well when it comes to the verification of 3G and 4G base stations as well as aerospace and defense applications.

Wolfgang Kernchen, Director of the Signal Generators, Audio Analyzers and Power Meters Subdivision at Rohde & Schwarz, said, “We want our new flagship product to give customers an instrument that makes their work easier thanks to its outstanding performance and intelligent operating assistance features. At the same time, our unique, compact solution is highly scalable and future-ready. This gives developers the ideal framework to ensure their products comply with today’s sophisticated communications standards and those of the future, so that their products can be made ready for the market as quickly as possible.”

This press release is available on the Internet at A press photo for download is also provided there. Watch the video for further information:

Press contacts:
Christian Mokry, Phone: +49-89-4129-13052, E-mail:

Source: Rohde & Schwarz

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April 30, 2013 at 11:15 am

“Apple 1 Computer” at Auction

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COLOGNE, Germany, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —

From “Pascal” to “Apple”:
350 years of computer history under the hammer.

Last November Auction Team Breker of Cologne, Germany, made international news for selling an original 1976 Apple I computer for the world record price of U.S.$ 640,000 (Euro 492,000). – On 25 May 2013 collectors and Apple-aficionados will have the chance to buy another of the 6 surviving Apple I computers still in working order (estimate: Euro 200.000 – 300.000 / US$ 260,000 – 400,000).

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This is truly an auction of “firsts”: the world’s first “Intel 4004” microprocessor in a 1971 “Busicom-141PF” (Euro 8.000 – 12.000 / US$ 10,000 – 15,000) and the first major Personal Computer, the “Altair 8800”, which kick-started the PC revolution from the cover of Popular Electronics magazine in 1975 (Euro 3.000 – 5.000 / US$ 4,000 – 7,000).

Three hundred years before the birth of Steve Jobs & “WOZ”, French physicist and philosopher, Blaise Pascal, was designing the first commercial mechanical calculator. The “Pascaline” of 1652 could add and subtract two numbers together; multiplication and division relied on the 9’s complements principal still used in computers today!! Because of its importance to mathematics, 9 machines still in existence are all in museum archives. The 10th is being offered here at auction (Euro 100.000 – 200.000 / US$ 130,000 – 260,000).

In the late 18th century, poor roads and coach travel led English inventor James Watt to build his portable copying press: the first multiple-copying machine and the first patented instrument too (Euro 3.000 – 5.000 / US$ 4,000 – 7,000)!

A century later, and on the other side of the British Channel, mechanical life was being designed to amuse and be admired. Luxury Parisian toy makers of La Belle Epoque combined music, mechanics and magic in the creation of automata like Gustave Vichy’s “Marchande des Masques” (Euro 30.000 – 50.000 / US$ 40,000 – 65,000), perhaps inspired by Monet’s portrait of his wife Camille as “La Japonaise”.

Functionality came to the fore again in the 20th Century with mechanical encrypting devices such as the iconic second world war “Enigma” with codes so complex, its inventor claimed, it would take a code-breaker, working day and night, 42,000 years to exhaust them all (Euro 15.000 – 25.000 / US$ 20,000 – 33,000).

Also included in the auction are historic telephones, antique typewriters, telegraphy and all manner of technology. Says company founder Uwe Breker, “this sale is unique in presenting masterpieces from the spectrum of antique technology, from the 17th century to the 21st.”

Full details can be found at http://www.Breker.com and

– Cross reference: Picture is available at epa european pressphoto agency ( and –

Uwe H. Breker, +49-2236-38-43-420,

Source: Auction Team Breker

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April 30, 2013 at 10:05 am

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UK’s Largest Zoo Chooses Fluke Networks’ OptiView XG to Help Identify and Fix Network and Application Issues Fast

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EVERETT, Wash., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Chester Zoo, the largest zoo in the UK and home to more than 11,000 animals, has selected Fluke Networks’ OptiView™ XG Network Analysis Tablet to gain visibility that helps quickly troubleshoot problems with its network and applications. With more than 175 PCs, 300 IP phones, 100 PC-based electronic point-of-sales cash registers (or EPoS tills) and 50 printers, the 400 person staff relies heavily on the zoo’s network to meet the needs of the more than 1.4 million visitors a year. The OptiView XG allows the IT department to proactively monitor performance, and when problems emerge, immediately isolate and take issues by the horns before they impact productivity and operations.


“Prior to the OptiView XG, when an application crashed or the network went down, more often than not, we were notified by actual users in the field. At this point, the damage was already done and we had to hoof it to fix it as fast as possible,” said Martin King, IT manager at Chester Zoo. “Since most of our tools were complex and required significant training, engineers would spend days hunting down a problem and would have to manually correlate mountains of data to find a root cause. We just couldn’t fix problems fast enough.”

The zoo IT department also struggled to proactively monitor the overall health and performance of the network. Using a mixed bag of outdated tools, King and his team constantly burrowed into key network and application devices daily to verify performance. This took a tremendous amount of time, sometimes more than two hours a day.

“The solutions we had in place gave us some really basic ‘up or down’ insight into key technologies we had deployed, but we were blind as bats to real granular readings that gave us foresight into problems that might be building,” King said. “We needed a solution to automate and streamline this process. The OptiView XG was it. Not only does it give us visibility into performance in just minutes, but also when a problem does rear its ugly head, we can instantly use it to isolate that problem, from a remote location, and then send an engineer to the exact location to perform a fix.”

The OptiView XG has already paid for itself many times over at Chester Zoo and continues to save IT staff significant amounts of time and money. “It gives us proactive insight into information that previously we could only see by reacting with complex tools. Its built-in intelligence and graphical format helps us fix the problems fast, we can dig into packet level details, and the mobility of the tablet means we can quickly head into the field and get more detailed information from the source, if need be,” King said. “I’m so impressed with its ease-of-use and the depth of information it provides – it’s now our go-to networking guru.”

For more information on the OptiView XG or to arrange a demo, visit the website.

About Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo is a registered conservation charity located in Cheshire and welcomes more than 1.4 million visitors a year. It was established in 1931 and is the largest zoo in the UK. It is home to more than 11,000 animals and 500 different species, many of which are endangered. For more information, please visit the website.

About Fluke Networks
Fluke Networks is the world-leading provider of network test and monitoring solutions to speed the deployment and improve the performance of networks and applications. Leading enterprises and service providers trust Fluke Networks’ products and expertise to help solve today’s toughest issues and emerging challenges in WLAN security, mobility, unified communications and data centers. Based in Everett, Wash., the company distributes products in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit or call +1-425-446-4519.

For additional information, promotions and updates, follow Fluke Networks on Twitter @FlukeNetENT, Facebook, or on the LinkedIn Company or Group page.
Source: Fluke Networks

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April 29, 2013 at 12:31 pm

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“Smart Business” Seminar Was Successfully Held in Singapore

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SINGAPORE, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — On the 19th April 2013, together with Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC ), Yonyou held a successful half-day “Smart Business Seminar” at Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

(Source: Yonyou Singapore Pte Ltd)
(Source: Yonyou Singapore Pte Ltd)

The seminar was titled “Smart Business”. There were around 80 participants from over 60 enterprises in Singapore such as CNQC; Ha Li Fa; Hong Leong Asia; CGNPC SOLAR-BIOFUEL Power; China Sonangol International and etc.

Mr. Calvin Hu, President of  Yonyou Overseas Business Unit and Mr. Bowen Guo, General Manager of Yonyou Singapore, gave an introduction about the Yonyou valuation and economic trends in southeast Asia .This was followed by a presentation “Challenges of financial control and strategies management in MNCs with corresponding solutions” by Ms. Fu Jian Hua, Financial Expert at Yonyou Group; “HR Group Control Solution” by Mr. Sunny Lau, Project Director of Oversea Business Unit of Yonyou Group; “Supply Chain Cost Management” by Bill Zhao, Senior Manager at PwC Singapore;

In this seminar, Yonyou shared the best practices and main issues that often happened in business operations in different regions. This event received good feedbacks. All attendees showed very positive reactions towards the speakers.

About Yonyou:

Yonyou (Formerly known as “UFIDA”), is the largest local management software vendor in the Asia Pacific region. Currently, there are over 1.5 millions enterprise in Asia-Pacific with an annual increase of more than 80 thousand enterprises and 60% out of top 500 enterprises in China running Yonyou software. Over 5 million users are operating on the Yonyou software products every day. It enables enterprises to be more efficient in their operations, more rapid in response, and more remarkable in their benefits.

Yonyou offers a wide- range of management software products for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Human Resources Management(HRM), Business Intelligence (BI), Office Automation (OA), Mobile ERP  as well as on-line services which are implemented in a SaaS (Software as a Service) mode and aim to provide small enterprises with cost efficient, easy to use and integrated  business operation and management; It also develops solutions for organizations from different segment industries. Yonyou, which is certified with CMM Level 5 and ISO9002 certifications, provides software-related services such as software outsourcing for customers worldwide.

Source: Yonyou Singapore Pte Ltd

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April 29, 2013 at 11:32 am