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NetComm Wireless Signs MSM Partner Agreement with TData

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SYDNEY /PRNewswire/ — NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) today announced a strategic partner agreement with TData, a specialist Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and networking distributor, to deliver advanced wireless M2M and business continuity devices to value added resellers, system integrators and vertical market sectors in Australia.
The new partnership will further consolidate NetComm Wireless’ position in the Australian region, which is currently experiencing the world’s fastest M2M adoption rate. This growth is largely driven by a high uptake of M2M among small to medium sized organisations that stand to benefit from NetComm Wireless’ portfolio of open source M2M devices which easily integrate with applications in areas such as energy & utilities, transport, asset management, manufacturing and retail.
Under the agreement, TData will also distribute a range of business continuity products developed by NetComm Wireless to protect businesses from the escalating cost of Internet downtime which continues to rise in terms of lost sales, productivity and reputation as businesses become more dependent on IP-based services such as Point of Sale (PoS), VoIP, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and cloud-based systems.
“Our partner network is an important asset to NetComm Wireless and the targeted expansion of our distribution channel is of strategic importance. Australia is at the cusp of tremendous M2M growth and we are pleased to work with TData on building a strong sales pipeline and delivering significant value to customers,” said David Stewart, CEO and Managing Director, NetComm Wireless.
“With 50% of organisations expected to have adopted M2M by 2015, and 78% citing M2M as crucial to business success, there exists a huge opportunity for carrier and channel partners focused on differentiation through an innovative and flexible approach to M2M,” he said.
“NetComm Wireless’ industry-leading portfolio of M2M and business continuity products are easily customised to support virtually any business, industrial or commercial application, in any environment, making a valuable addition to our product offerings,” said Jeremy Campbell, Director, TData.
According to a new report by IHS, the immense expansion of wireless M2M connections, which are forecast to rise to 374.9 million worldwide by 2017, will drive significant value added service growth with the market expected to increase from AUD1.5 billion in 2012 to AUD10 billion by 2017.
About NetComm Wireless
NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) is a leading developer of innovative broadband products sold globally to major telecommunications carriers, core network providers and system integrators. For over 30 years NetComm has developed a portfolio of world first data communication products, and is arespected global providerof 3G and 4G wireless devices servicing the major telecommunications carrier, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Rural Broadband markets. NetComm’s products are designed to meet the growing needs of today’s data-intensive home, business and industrial broadband applications and customized to optimize performance in line with global network advancements. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, NetComm has offices in New Zealand, North America and the Middle East. For more information about NetComm visit:
About TData
Established in 1982, TData is a specialist M2M, Networking and Database distributor, providing IT business solutions for small to medium enterprises. We distribute a portfolio of leading products, supported by in-depth product knowledge and pre & post sales technical advice that is second to none. TData offers competitive pricing, fast delivery, exceptional support and rapid response times. From its Sydney Office TData services all Australian states and territories. For more information, visit
Enquiries to: Stephanie Wilson, NetComm Wireless Communications Manager
Phone: +61-2-9424-2045 or email:
Source: NetComm Wireless

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September 10, 2013 at 5:47 pm

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SMSGlobal CrewCommCenter Installations Surpass 3,000 Vessel Milestone

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Internet Cafe at Sea Allows Crew to Keep in Touch with Loved Ones While Offering Ship Owners Security, Cost Certainty and Ease of Use

SINGAPORE, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — SMSGlobal Ltd., a provider of personal communications for the global maritime industry, today announced that the number of vessels now equipped with its CrewCommCenter has reached 3,000. CrewCommCenter creates an onboard Internet Cafe, allowing seafarers to stay in touch with family and friends without interfering with the ship’s official business communications.

The milestone is doubly significant as SMSGlobal marks its tenth year in the maritime industry. Today, around the globe, more than 120,000 seafarers use CrewCommCenter to exchange approximately 2,200,000 messages with over 1,300,000 friends and loved ones on-shore each month.

“This milestone is a testament to CrewCommCenter and cements it as the crew communications solution of choice,” said Capt. Ivar Thomasli, Chairman SMSGlobal Ltd. “Much has evolved from the simple two-way e-mail and SMS messaging system we started with ten years ago to where we are today — a full-blown Internet Cafe facility. The entire SMSGlobal team is proud to reach this milestone and we are excited for the developments ahead.”

For ship owners, the significance of crew retention has been growing rapidly the last decade, so much so that crew welfare is now a key focus on the mind of any shipping operator. This is especially true in this age with quicker port turnaround times — more often less than a day — and longer stretches out at sea — sometimes 30 days straight. Crew access to personal communications and the ability to correspond with their loved ones and friends back home is widely acknowledged as the most crucial of all crew welfare initiatives.

In the past, affordability of personal communications has always been a big challenge. Seafarers typically spend at least USD100 per month on personal communications, which for some is already a tidy sum. Privacy and confidentiality of personal communications is also an ongoing concern for seafarers.

CrewCommCenter provides the seafarer convenient, affordable, private communications with their loved ones and friends, enabling them to send and receive e-mails and SMS, read news from home, ship manager announcements, converse through low data Instant Messaging and browse the Internet.

At the same time, CrewCommCenter also addresses the shipowners concerns, including cost and usage controls, ship operations security and IT compromises, support, maintenance and administrative hassles and costly initial investments or capital outlays. It allows operators to set limits for sending and receiving messages, establishes fixed monthly charges for each module ensuring that costs are predictable, and provides security by imposing restrictions on access, enabling content control and allowing owners to create white and blacklists.

“While most shipowners are currently providing their crews personal communications access such as e-mail and SMS messaging, many are still concerned with the challenges providing Internet access,” Thomasli said. “SMSGlobal’s success has been anchored on merging the divergent concerns of both the seafarer and the shipowner. And we are continuing to develop and offer new services to further enhance quality of life at sea, such as web-based, client-free interfaces, Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) environments, seafarer-focused social networking portals, native iOS or Android apps, online gaming, VOIP, video chatting and personalized content.”

CrewCommCenter offers simple, industry standard protocols and interfaces for system management. Remote configurations improve ease of maintenance and administration is guaranteed. As CrewCommCenter is a software-based solution, there is no need for costly capital outlays for additional hardware.

Thomasli concluded, “Simply stated, CrewCommCenter is well-equipped to address today’s demands for connectivity at sea. It is a dynamic technology that is highly leveraged to meet the growing demands of the continuously evolving ‘connected’ world.”

For more information, on CrewCommCenter, please visit:

About SMSGlobal ltd.

SMSGlobal was founded in 2003 when the company introduced the first universal two-way SMS text messaging and crew e-mail service for seafarers. SMSGlobal has offices in Hong Kong & Philippines and works hand-in-hand with over 800 telecom operators world-wide, integrating various state-of-the-art technologies. CrewCommCenter is offered by some of the biggest maritime industry service providers including Inmarsat, J-Sat Mobile, Beijing Marine and SeaSecure. For more information, please visit

Source: SMSGlobal Ltd.

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September 10, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Carlson Rezidor Signs 25% of All New Deals in India in the Second Quarter of 2013

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Asia Pacific portfolio gets a boost with seven new deals in India, China and Indonesia

SINGAPORE, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, announces the signing of seven new hotels in the second quarter of 2013. These deals are for Radisson Blu, Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson hotels and will strengthen Carlson Rezidor’s presence in gateway cities like Shanghai, as well as emerging cities and leisure destinations such Noida and Gorai Island in India. The signings also include a hotel in the holiday destination of Batam, marking Carlson Rezidor’s entry into the Indonesian market. These latest deals bring Carlson Rezidor’s Asia Pacific portfolio to 91 hotels in operation and 65 in development.

“Carlson Rezidor Asia Pacific closed the second quarter of 2013 on a strong note, especially in the key market of India, where 25% of all the deals signed in Q2 were for Carlson Rezidor hotels according to Horwarth’s Q2 Hotel Deal Signing Report. These seven new deals place us in good stead as we build our portfolio in Indonesia, grow our presence in China and reinforce our leadership position in India. We are continuing to take the lead in India and expect to open eight more new hotels in India before year end,” said Simon C. Barlow, President, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

New Deals in Q2 2013:


Radisson Blu Mumbai Essel World is a 200-key hotel next to Essel World Theme Park, the largest amusement park in India and the largest water-themed park in Asia, located on Gorai Island. Essel World welcomed 1.8 million visitors in 2010 and Gorai is well-established as a weekend getaway destination as well as a top venue for MICE events. The hotel is close to Mumbai International Airport and also accessible by ferry and via the Gorai-Borivali Highway, which connects Gorai to the rest of Mumbai. Radisson Blu Mumbai Essel World is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson Kota is an 84-key hotel located in Rajasthan, close to the Kota Industrial Area, Maharao Madho Singh Museum, Sawan Phuhar Water Park and Kota Railway Station. Kota is known for its textile, handicraft and limestone industries. It is one of the largest cities in Rajasthan, which is a major tourist destination famed for its natural beauty and architectural heritage, which includes temples, forts and palaces. Country Inns & Suites By Carlson Kota is expected to open in the second quarter of 2016.

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson Raipur is an 87-key hotel located on National Highway 6 in Chhattisgarh, a state that attracts tourists to its scenic waterfalls, hot springs, wildlife parks, archaeological sites, temples and palaces. The hotel is close to Raipur Junction Railway Station and Swami Vivekananda Airport, as well as Siltara Industrial Park; the 334-hectare Uria Industrial Area, which houses over 400 enterprises; and Bhilai steel plant, the largest steel plant in India. Country Inns & Suites By Carlson Raipuris expected to open in the third quarter of 2016.

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson Noida Extension is a 100-key hotel located in Tech Zone IV of Greater Noida. The hotel is close to the Noida Export Processing Zone, Logix Techno Park, India Exposition Mart, Okhla Industrial Area, the Pragati Maidan exhibition and convention center and the Formula 1 India Grand Prix circuit. Country Inns & Suites By Carlson Noida Extension is expected to open in the third quarter of 2016, adding to Carlson Rezidor’s presence in the area, which is also served by Radisson Blu Hotel Noida, Radisson Blu Hotel Greater Noida and Park Plaza Noida.


Radisson Shanghai Qingpu is a 200-key hotel located in Huaxin Town, close to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, Xijiao International Agricultural Product Trade Center and the Formula 1 China Grand Prix circuit. Radisson Shanghai Qingpuis part of a mixed-use development that will also have commercial spaces, offices, high-end residential units, a shopping mall and riverside food and beverage outlets. The hotelis expected to open in the third quarter of 2013.

Radisson Shanghai Pudong Jinqiao is a 250-key hotel in the heart of the Shanghai Pudong Jinqiao Export Processing Zone, where more than 80 Fortune 500 companies are located. The hotel is part of mixed-use development that will also house commercial spaces, high-end residential units, as well as entertainment and retail establishments. Radisson Shanghai Pudong Jinqiaois expected to open in the third quarter of 2013.


Radisson Batam is a 222-key hotel located on the Indonesian island of Batam, which is a popular leisure destination for Singaporeans as it lies just 20km from Singapore’s southern coast and is well served by ferry connections. The hotel is part of Bukit Indah Sukajadi, a 220-ha development with an 18-hole golf course, 1,700 residential units, offices and commercial and retail spaces. It is also close to Nagoya town, Batam Center, which is a hub for corporate and government offices, and Muka Kuning Batamindo industrial park. Radisson Batam is expected to open in the second half of 2015.

Upcoming Hotel Openings:

In addition to the new deals, Carlson Rezidor is on track to maintain its momentum in India, with eight hotels slated to open in the next two quarters.

1)    Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Mysore (Dec)

2)    Radisson Blu Hotel Guwahati (Dec)

3)    Park Inn by Radisson New Delhi IP Extension (Nov)

4)    Park Inn by Radisson Gurgaon Bilaspur (Nov)

5)    Country Inns & Suites By Carlson Bhatinda (Sep)

6)    Country Inns & Suites By Carlson Meerut (Oct)

7)    Country Inns & Suites By Carlson Jim Corbett, Uttarakhand (Dec)

8)    Country Inns & Suites By Carlson Kandla (Dec)

About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups. The portfolio of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group includes more than 1,300 hotels in operation and under development, a global footprint spanning 100 countries and territories and a powerful set of global brands (Radisson Blu, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM and Hotel Missoni). The group plans to grow the portfolio to nearly 1,500 hotels in operation and under development by 2015. In most of the group’s hotels, guests can benefit from the loyalty program Club CarlsonSM, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the world. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ more than 85,000 people.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels, Belgium.

Contact details

Joanna Ong, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group I +65 6511 9266 I
Kate O’Shea, AKA Asia | +65 6222 6136 |
Ben Gardeen, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group | +1 (763) 212-1418 or +1 (763) 212-8129 |

Source: Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

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September 10, 2013 at 4:44 pm

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EastWest Implements NetDimensions Learning in over 270 stores Nationwide

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EastWest Bank takes first step in establishing a competency-based learning organization
MANILA, Philippines /PRNewswire/ — NetDimensions (AIM: NETD; OTCQX: NETDY), a global provider of performance, knowledge, and learning management systems and AndradaBriones Inc. (ABI), NetDimensions’ certified reseller in the Philippines, announced today that EastWest Bank has chosen NetDimensions Learning to enable the bank to transform into a high-impact, competency-based learning organization.
EastWest Bank aims to become one of the most highly competent, world-class banks in the industry. The bank needed an enterprise Learning Management System (LMS) to implement and execute a blended learning strategy for developing critical employee competencies such as credit, branch operations, and project management across the organization.
“We looked at several LMS vendors and decided to partner with ABI and NetDimensions because we were impressed with how NetDimensions Learning can be easily customized to meet our specific needs,” said Judy Grace Capili, Vice President for Human Resources and Head of EastWest Academy.
“Although all the features and functionality that we wanted in an LMS were already available out of the box, NetDimensions Learning’s flexibility will enable us to develop learning portals on our own if required.”
EastWest Bank continues to grow rapidly, more than doubling the number of its branch stores in the Philippines to 245 in 2012. The bank aims to have 350 branches nationwide by 2014.
“Most of our employees are young and tech-savvy. They want access to information and knowledge anytime and anywhere, so a flexible and easy-to-access LMS is very important to us,” explained Capili.
Reduction of Operational and Travel Costs
With NetDimensions Learning, EastWest Academy can now offer a blended learning approach where employees can obtain fundamental knowledge first through online courses in order to help them enrich their classroom experience. In addition, EastWest Academy’s learning portal will support the knowledge gained from the classroom in an on-demand learning model.
“Having an online component for our learning programs means we no longer have to fly a teacher to our local branch stores or ask our employees to travel for training,” noted Capili.
Deployed via NetDimensions’ Secure SaaS offering, EastWest Academy expects minimal administration and maintenance costs. “Moreover, NetDimensions Learning allows us to efficiently monitor and administer all training notifications and records. We can also ensure our employees are competent and trained for their jobs through assessments that are available in the LMS,” Capili added.
Steve Young, General Manager for NetDimensions Asia Pacific said, “We are pleased that NetDimensions Learning was selected by EastWest as the learning platform for EastWest Academy. We are also very excited by the opportunity to be able to support their employees’ career development. NetDimensions Learning can help a service associate or bank teller determine his or her career path and acquire the competencies and skills needed to become a store manager. This is the kind of partnership that we strive to have with all our clients.”
About EastWest Bank
East West Banking Corporation (EastWest Bank) opened its doors to the public on August 1, 1994. The Bank is a subsidiary of the Filinvest Development Corporation (FDC), the publicly listed holding company of the Filinvest Group that evolved from a consumer business founded by Andrew L. Gotianun, Sr. in 1955.
FDC is one of the country’s premier conglomerates, with business interests in real estate, banking, sugar, hospitality and tourism, and power-generation. Through the years, EastWest has successfully capitalized on the financial strength and synergy from the business organizations under the Filinvest Group. As it continues to register strong business performance, EastWest remains committed to making good things happen for its clients.
For more information, visit
About AndradaBriones Inc. (ABI)
ABI provides Philippines-based clients with workforce knowledge, performance, and learning management solutions sourced from the world’s top suppliers.
ABI adds local implementation, training, and support services to these solutions and offers related hosting, consulting, and content development services.
For more information, visit
About NetDimensions
Established in 1999, NetDimensions (AIM: NETD; OTCQX: NETDY) is a global provider of performance, knowledge, and learning solutions.
NetDimensions provides companies, government agencies and other organizations with talent management solutions to personalize learning, share knowledge, enhance performance, foster collaboration, and manage compliance programs for employees, customers, partners and suppliers. Recognized as one of the talent management industry’s top-rated technology suppliers in overall customer satisfaction, NetDimensions has been chosen by leading organizations worldwide including ING, Cathay Pacific, Hunter Douglas, Chicago Police Department, Delphi Automotive, and Fresenius Medical Care.
NetDimensions is ISO 9001 certified and NetDimensions hosted services are ISO 27001 certified.
For more information, visit
Media Contact
Robert Torio
Senior Marketing Manager
+852 2122 4500
Source: NetDimensions Limited
Related stocks: LSE:NETD LSE:NETD.L

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September 10, 2013 at 2:22 pm

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Five Korean Foods in Danger of Extinction Join Speciality Catalog

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NAMYANGJU, South Korea, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Five traditional Korean foods have been listed in the Ark of Taste, an international catalog of heritage foods that are in danger of extinction, the Korean slow food exhibition organizer said Friday.

Korean foods-Ark of Taste
Korean foods-Ark of Taste

It is the first time that Korean foods have been registered in the international slow food catalog. It was launched in 1996 as part of the international slow food movement that began in Turin, Italy.

The selected foods include seasoned beans from the southern resort island of Jeju, dwarf wheat from the southeastern city of Jinju, wild duck from South Chungcheong Province, and Hanson Lily and beef from cows raised on medicinal herbs from the eastern island of Ulleung.

The Namyangju International Slow Food Conference Committee said it submitted the list of five products to the Ark commission to draw attention to the risk of their extinctions and encourage people to protect them.

The Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity listed them in the Ark list on Aug. 30.

The Ark of Taste project features small-scale quality products that belong to the cultures and traditions around the world.

The listed foods must have distinctive flavors, connection to a specific area and identity of local traditions. They must be produced in limited quantities that are at risk of extinction, the foundation’s website said.

Currently, 1,211 kinds of heritage foods, including fruits, vegetables, animals and cheeses, are registered on the list, according to the foundation.

Source: 2013 Namyangju International Slow Food Conference Committee

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September 10, 2013 at 12:20 pm

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Supermicro(R) 12Gb/s SAS 3.0 Server Solutions Deliver 2x Storage I/O Performance

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Expanding Line of 12Gb/s SAS3 Solutions Maximize PCI Express® 3.0 Bandwidth and Unlock Full Potential of 6Gb/s and 12Gb/s Storage Devices

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, announces new, end-to-end 12Gb/s SAS 3.0 server and storage solutions featuring LSI SAS 3108/3008 12Gb/s SAS3 controllers with MegaRAID technology and the LSI 12Gb/s SAS Expander with the unique DataBolt™ bandwidth optimizer feature. Supermicro’s 12Gb/s SAS3 server Building Block Solutions® enable a new class of high performance storage platforms with double I/O performance of the current 6Gb/s SAS interface and maximum utilization of PCI-E 3.0 bandwidth, especially with the latest SSD storage devices. Solutions include SAS3 optimized motherboards, PCI-E 3.0 add-on cards (3108/3008 based AOC) and chassis that offer maximum flexibility for any application requirement. Supermicro will feature the industry’s first end-to-end 12Gb/s SAS3 server solutions this week at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. Four models in high-volume production offer the benefits of a 12Gb/s SAS-enabled ecosystem, maximizing HDD/SSD storage performance and lowering latency for I/O-intensive applications in enterprise, data center, web, cloud, virtualized server and OLTP environments.

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“Supermicro leads the industry with a full range of 12Gb/s SAS 3.0 solutions, doubling acceleration in storage performance for I/O intensive applications,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “We are actively expanding our server platforms with the latest LSI technologies to bring the highest levels of performance to enterprise, big data analytics and mission-critical transactional database applications. Together we will drive faster adoption of the 12Gb/s SAS3 protocol and make it an accessible, cost effective standard for mass markets.”

“Supermicro and LSI are dedicated to delivering leading edge server and storage solutions that enable and accelerated business growth,” said Kelly Bryant, Vice President Marketing, RAID Storage Division of LSI. “Our engineering teams have seamlessly integrated LSI’s SAS3108/3008 controllers and MegaRAID technologies across Supermicro server platforms and are first-to-market with end-to-end 12Gb/s solutions providing maximum performance with highest reliability for rapidly evolving data intensive applications.”

12Gb/s SAS3 Highlights at IDF include:

  • Supermicro Solutions
    • Systems SYS-1027R-WC1RT/WC1R, SSG-2027R-AR24NV
    • Chassis CSE-216BE1C/2C-R920LPB/WB
    • Motherboard MBD-X9DRW-CF31/-CTF31 – HBA Mezzanine Module (AOM-S3108-H8) 8x 12Gb/s SAS3 Ports
    • PCI-E 3.0 Add-on Cards AOC-S3108L-H8iR, AOC-S3008L-L8i, HBA/AOC-S3008L-L8e
  • LSI 12Gb/s SAS 3108 MegaRAID on Chip (ROC), the industry’s first, connected to the LSI 12Gb/s SAS expander featuring the LSI unique DataBolt™ Bandwidth Optimizer feature that provides the performance benefits of 12Gb/s SAS while using 6Gb/s drive infrastructure

Supermicro’s 12Gb/s SAS 3.0 solutions will be on display at IDF13 in Moscone West Convention Center, Booth #826. For more information on Supermicro’s complete line of high performance 12Gb/s SAS3 server and storage solutions, visit

For more information about LSI 12Gb/s SAS solutions, visit:

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About Super Micro Computer, Inc.

Supermicro® (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.

Supermicro, Building Block Solutions and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.

All other brands, names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


Source: Super Micro Computer, Inc.

Related stocks: NASDAQ-NMS:SMCI

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September 10, 2013 at 12:04 pm

RTS Launches RTD Tango QUANT Version 2.0

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– Updated comprehensive tool enables quantitative traders to design, optimize, analyze and execute fully automated trading strategies based on technical analysis

CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — RTS Realtime Systems Group (RTS), a leading global trading solutions provider, today announced that the firm has just launched RTD Tango QUANT Version 2.0, enhancing its first product geared toward quantitative traders that was released globally last year. RTS created RTD Tango QUANT as a comprehensive tool to design, optimize, analyze and execute fully automated trading strategies based on technical analysis.

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RTS CEO Steffen Gemuenden said: “With this version of our successful RTD Tango QUANT solution, we’ve addressed clients’ evolving needs and made the offering more closely aligned with their behavior by providing comprehensive portfolio management, better information management, post-trade analysis and more connectivity options. We’ve had great feedback from clients on how RTD Tango QUANT enables them to manage the entire life cycle of their trading strategies with one platform.”

The major new features of Version 2.0 include portfolio analysis, post-trade analysis, integration into the order routing platform of Interactive Brokers and a historical market data repository.

RTD Tango QUANT Version 2.0 has portfolio management facilities that go beyond the original strategy-designing capabilities of the platform. It facilitates the easy creation of trading portfolios across multiple exchanges and asset classes that traders can back-test, analyze and execute in live markets. Traders can track their activities with real-time graphs and reports in the format of their choice.

The new post-trade analytics feature adds an additional dimension to the analysis-performing capabilities, allowing clients to analyze not only trades generated by RTD Tango QUANT but also any historical trade repositories for risks, problem areas and gaps in executions. Users can build and analyze a wide range of hypothetical scenarios.

Version 2.0 also enables clients of Interactive Brokers (IB) — a firm that offers direct market access to stocks, options, futures, foreign exchange, bonds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and contracts for differences (CFDs) — to access RTD Tango QUANT directly, providing the IB technology for execution along with the RTS functionality.

Organizations interested in maintaining their own history data can use the RTD Market Data Server to build and maintain their own in-house data repository, with easy-to-use interfaces and mapping capabilities.

RTD Tango QUANT was designed for individual and teams of quantitative traders, as well as technical analysts, proprietary trading firms, hedge funds, fund managers, asset managers and commodity trading advisors.

About RTS Realtime Systems Group

RTS ( delivers high-performance, end-to-end technology products and services across asset classes and continents to elite financial institutions and commodity trading houses. The firm is a global leader in robust electronic trading software, connectivity, hosting, matching and risk management solutions. With standardized low latency connectivity gateways to 135+ exchanges and execution venues worldwide, the firm provides proximity hosting and co-location services to 80+ venues via its global data center network. The RTS infrastructure enables clients to deploy sophisticated trading strategies quickly, securely and cost-effectively throughout multiple trading desks and sites. RTS has offices in Amsterdam, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, New York, Pune, Singapore and Sydney.
Source: RTS Realtime Systems Group

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September 10, 2013 at 11:15 am

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Pacific Conferences Addresses How Content is Transforming the Way Companies Engage Their Audience

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2-Day interactive workshop addresses proven strategies for insightful brand narratives and compelling storytelling
SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — With the emergence of social media, mobile and other online platorms utilised for engagement, brands nowadays are finding better ways to conceptualise, design and manage the content. The content creation and development transforms from building on a single channel towards leveraging on multiple channels where each part of the content is delivered and flexible enough to allow the audience to participate and inspire them to take actions. The scope of content is getting broader. It represents how companies want to present themselves to customers and the media.
However, creating content that reasonates with the audience is not easy. According to Rachel Catanach, Managing Director, FleishmanHillard Hong Kong, “the demand for content has never been greater, with some large corporates creating up to 40 new pieces of content every day. The challenge, however, is to create content that is truly engaging and appropriately designed for the audience in mind.” Customers’ taste and preferences change unpredictably, and that requires brands to go further to profile their customers, evaluate the touch points customers often visit and from there, design purpose-driven stories to attract and engage them. The media also needs stories that best present corporate persona. It should be interesting, relevant and meaningful.
In an effort to equip industry professionals with skills on formulating step-by-step strategies to master the latest techniques in transmedia storytelling and media pitching, from both traditional and digital aspects, the Transmedia Storytelling & Media Pitching workshop conducted this year will focus on the current media landscape, deconstructing a story, creating great insights for storytelling, writing for the online world, pitching to traditional media, engaging bloggers and measuring the effectiveness of your content. Practical and relevant case studies from CNN, BBC, CNBC, Levis, Puma, Volkswagen are included to illustrate how these techniques work in reality. Further exercises also enhance delegates’ abilities to master the skills required from the sessions.
Organised by Pacific Conferences, the workshop will be held in Hong Kong and Singapore on 7 – 8 October 2013 and 10 – 11 October 2013, respectively. Leading the workshop is Rachel Catanach, Managing Director, FleishmanHillard Hong Kong, who has more than 20 years of experience in the communications field. A well-rounded counsellor, she has advised senior clients across the finance, government, media, telecommunications, luxury and hospitality sectors. Rachel has also consulted on high-profile merger and acquisition activities, private equity deals, sensitive issues management, initial public offerings, and strategic events. Before joining FleishmanHillard, Ms. Catanach served as General Manager and Regional Corporate Practice Lead at the Hong Kong office of Waggener Edstrom Worldwide. Rachel will advise on the principles of great storytelling and media pitching, and leverage on these to suit different formats and tonality of various media coverage.
Event Details:
Title: Transmedia Storytelling & Media Pitching Workshop
Date & Venue:
7 – 8 October 2013, Regal Hongkong Hotel, Hong Kong
10 – 11 October 2013, M Hotel, Singapore
Organiser : Pacific Conferences
Contact Person : Ms Cindy Toh
Tel : +65-6592-7361
Attachment: Full Programme
Full programme can also be found at:
About Pacific Conferences
Pacific Conferences ( ) specialisesin organisingbusiness conferencesaimed at providing interactive, insightful information and analysis about issues facing businesses in Asia-Pacific. Catered to middle and upper level executives, its events are usually case studies driven with emphasis on providing in-depth and unbiased practical knowledge.
Source: Pacific Conferences Pte Ltd

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September 10, 2013 at 11:13 am

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Keystone Heart’s TriGuard(TM) Cerebral Protection Device Receives CE Marking

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CAESAREA, Israel /PRNewswire/ —
CE Marking for the TriGuard™ device, devised to minimize the risk of brain damage during TAVR, enables commencement of commercial use
Recent data demonstrates considerable reduction of new brain lesion volume during protected TAVR procedures performed with the TriGuard medical device
Keystone Heart, a leader in the development of cerebral protection devices for interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery procedures, announced today that its TriGuard™ Cerebral Protection Device has received CE Marking, enabling the company to commercially market the TriGuard in Europe and other territories. The CE marking recognises the conformity of the TriGuard device with the relevant directive of the European Community.
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The CE marked TriGuard is the only device designed to cover all three aortic cerebral branches to minimize the risk of cerebral damage during Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and other cardiovascular procedures. It is the only system designed for placement via one of two femoral artery access ports. The TriGuard™ accommodates most anatomical variations of the aortic arch and uses a Nitinol® frame and mesh – flexible and atraumatic, yet robust and sturdy.
Cerebral function is the essence of quality of life. Its preservation throughout medical procedures is a key component to procedural success and patient care. Dr. Andreas Baumbach, Consultant Cardiologist at University Hospitals Bristol, UK and honorary Reader in Cardiology at the University of Bristol: “TriGuard is the most sophisticated cerebral embolic protection device currently available.
The device has the potential to become a routine preventive measure in TAVI and other cardiovascular procedures associated with embolic lesions. European approval of the TriGuard device is an important advancement in patient care.”
New scientific data presented at EuroPCR, demonstrated a significant reduction of new brain lesion volume during TAVR using TriGuard™ Cerebral Protection Device, compared with historical data on unprotected TAVR procedures. The clinical data shows that Maximum Total Lesion Volume was 95% smaller and Average Total Lesion Volume was 57% smaller when compared with historical references.
The medical community is witnessing heightened focus and scrutiny on cerebral injury concurrent with cardiovascular procedures – and research on possible preventative measures and devices to protect against brain injury has increased. Data from the PARTNER A study show nearly twice as many strokes in the TAVR group compared with the surgical Aortic Valve Replacement (AVR) group at 30 days, the majority of strokes being peri-procedural and within the first 2 days. In addition, newer “next generation” TAVR devices have so far have apparently failed to reduce TAVR-related risk of stroke.
These data affirm that protecting the brain is an important goal during TAVR and that TriGuardTM may provide such protection during TAVR and other cardiovascular procedures.
The TriGuard Device is not yet commercially available in the USA.
About Keystone Heart
Keystone Heart Ltd is a medical device company developing and manufacturing cerebral protection devices to reduce the risk of stroke, neurocognitive decline and dementia caused by brain damage associated with cardiovascular procedures. The Company is focused on protecting the brain from emboli to reduce the risk of brain infarcts during TAVR, surgical valve replacement, atrial fibrillation ablation and other structural heart procedures. Novel devices are designed to help interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists and cardiac surgeons to preserve brain reserve while performing these procedures.
Keystone Heart is dedicated to advancing patient care through innovative technology and clinical research. Clinical studies with the TriGuard™ Cerebral Protection Device (TAVR procedures) are currently ongoing in Europe, Canada and Brazil.
Keystone Heart collaborates with renowned interventional cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and neurologists.
The Company’s management has extensive experience in the fields of interventional cardiology and medical devices.
Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Israel, Keystone Heart is funded by OrbiMed Advisors LLC and OrbiMed Israel Partners. The Company holds and maintains a comprehensive IP portfolio and is ISO certified.
Mr. Shuki Porath, President and CEO
Tel: +972-4-615-8000
Source: Keystone Heart

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September 10, 2013 at 10:37 am

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