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Etisalat Group Extends Agreement With NetComm Wireless to Supply M2M Technologies in the Middle East, Asia And Africa

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SYDNEY /PRNewswire/ — NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) and Etisalat Group, the Middle East’s leading telecommunications operator, today announced they have expanded their long-standing partnership to deliver wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication technologies to Etisalat’s vertical market customers across the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
The agreement extends NetComm Wireless’ M2M product portfolio to the operations of Etisalat Group in fifteen countries. The new arrangement will provide widespread access to M2M solutions designed to increase efficiencies and enable new services in areas such as smart metering, mHealth, digital signage, transportation and security.
“This contract takes our partnership with Etisalat to a new level, and reflects our shared commitment to accelerating M2M deployments throughout the region. We are pleased to strengthen a collaboration that combines Etisalat’s extensive network coverage with NetComm Wireless’ innovative M2M technologies to deliver the business benefits of M2M to Etisalat’s customers,” said Mr David Stewart, Managing Director and CEO, NetComm Wireless.
Etisalat believes that M2M is essential for the regional development and has made a commitment to build the best in class M2M capabilities to offer to the market. Etisalat launched an M2M control centre in the UAE last month, the first of its kind in the Middle East. Earlier in the year, Etisalat joined the M2M World Alliance, eight international telecoms operators working together to simplify and promote M2M technology for global deployment. Etisalat is also offering end-to-end M2M solutions including a group of fleet management solutions in many of its operations, Emirates Energy Star for building energy management in the UAE and a health care solution in Saudi Arabia. In addition to these applications, Etisalat Operations power a lot of Solutions in automotive, utilities, home monitoring, security and logistics with its M2M managed connectivity.
“We are committed to M2M and this agreement with NetComm Wireless will help us extend our capabilities in the area of M2M Gateways which is an important component in most M2M solution,” said Mr Khalifa Al Shamsi, Chief Digital Services Officer, Etisalat Group.
NetComm Wireless’ range of industrial M2M products are built to withstand harsh environmental conditions and extreme temperatures, are easily transported to remote locations without fixed line infrastructure and support a variety of interfaces to accommodate different customer needs.
Enquiries to: Stephanie Wilson, NetComm Wireless Communications Manager
Phone: +61 2 9424 2045 or email:
About Etisalat
Etisalat is the Middle East’s leading telecommunications operator and one of the largest corporations in the six Arab countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, with a market value of approximately Dh81 billion (US$22 billion) and annual revenues of over Dh32.9 billion (US$9 billion).
A multinational, blue-chip organisation, Etisalat has operations in 15 countries in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Nearly 42,000 people are directly employed by the company.
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 31 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:
Source: NetComm Wireless Limited
Related stocks: Australia:NTC

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October 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm

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HGC GlobalCentre Selects Newtech’s Turnkey Solutions for Data Centre Expansion Projects in Hong Kong

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Newtech, the leading data centre solutions provider in Asia, today announced that it had implemented the data centre solutions for HGC GlobalCentre Limited (“HGC GlobalCentre, HGCGC”), a member of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited.
The turnkey project included installation of redundant cooling and electrical systems, uninterruptible power supply system, fire prevention systems, BMS system as well as cabling and racking in HGCGC’s data centre in Wong Chuk Hang. This project covered a construction area of over 40,000 sq. ft. covering a data hall, office area and facility area as part of HGCGC’s expansion plan in Wong Chuk Hang. The project was completed successfully in September 2013.
“We collaborated with Newtech, an experienced solution provider, to build up and expand the facilities of our data centre in Wong Chuk Hang. Newtech’s high-quality data centre solutions help expedite the expansion of our data centre as we cope with the explosive growth of digital data in the big data era,” said YC Lee, Head of Data Centre of HGC GlobalCentre.
The new data hall can house 600 racks, for the provision of high-quality data centre services. Charles Lee, Managing Director of Newtech said, “As a professional service provider, we strive to meet and exceed the performance targets in response to our customers’ needs. Thus, we listened attentively to the needs of HGC GlobalCentre at the initial stage of the project, so as to address their concerns and identify the underlying problems. As a result, Newtech was able to fight unforeseen challenges and complete the project on time.”
With the remarkable performance, Newtech is again granted the opportunity to service HGC GlobalCentre in providing solutions for its data centre located at Kwai Chung in Hong Kong, with an area of over 80,000 sq. ft. The project is scheduled for completion by February 2014.
About Newtech
Established in 1992, Newtech Technology Company Limited provides total solutions for critical environments and IT infrastructure from consultancy services, design, implementation, project/system management to support services. Being the leading critical environment and IT infrastructure specialist in the industry, Newtech assures its customers by delivering top-notch services exceeding their expectations.
Newtech has expanded its reach throughout the Asia Pacific region with operations in Greater China, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Australia, where headquarters situated in Hong Kong.
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Newtech Technology
Annie Loi
Tel: +852-2993-5816
Source: Newtech Technology Company Limited

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October 10, 2013 at 4:47 pm

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Japanese encephalitis vaccine achieves WHO prequalification, a key step in expanding access and protecting more children

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— Milestone marks the first prequalified JE vaccine for children and the first Chinese vaccine manufacturer to achieve prequalification

SEATTLE and BEIJING, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — An affordable vaccine to protect children against deadly Japanese encephalitis (JE) has been prequalified by the World Health Organization (WHO), paving the way to reach millions more children across Asia at risk for the disease. The announcement was made today by PATH, a global health nonprofit organization, and China National Biotec Group Co., Ltd. (CNBG), the leading vaccine manufacturer in China.

The SA 14-14-2 live, attenuated JE vaccine is the first JE vaccine to be prequalified for use in children by WHO. This milestone also marks the first time a Chinese vaccine manufacturer has achieved WHO prequalification. The vaccine is manufactured by Chengdu Institute of Biological Products Co., Ltd. (CDIBP), a subsidiary of CNBG.

With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH led a series of pivotal clinical trials to establish the immunogenicity and safety of the vaccine in at-risk children and provided technical and financial support to help CDIBP meet the international manufacturing standards required for WHO prequalification.

“This milestone brings the world within reach of an audacious goal: the elimination of a devastating disease through expanded access to an affordable and lifesaving vaccine,” said Steve Davis, PATH president and CEO. “Our groundbreaking collaboration with leading Chinese partners also helped lay the foundation for reshaping global vaccine supply, pricing, and accessibility through increased competition. This milestone signals China’s rising importance as a global supplier of high-quality vaccines for the most vulnerable children in the world.”

WHO prequalification is a critical step in expanding access to this lifesaving vaccine. The WHO decision allows United Nations’ procurement agencies to purchase the vaccine and serves as an endorsement of quality for countries interested in adopting it. Prequalification also opens the door for the vaccine’s inclusion in the GAVI Alliance portfolio and for essential vaccine financing for low-resource countries.

More than 4 billion people live in JE-endemic regions in Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific. JE is carried by mosquitoes and causes a viral brain infection. It is the leading cause of viral neurological disease and disability in Asia, with nearly 70,000 cases and an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 deaths reported each year. However, because of limited surveillance and complexities in diagnosis, these figures likely underestimate JE’s impact. Children who survive JE are often left with severe neurological damage.

“We have reached two major milestones today. In addition to achieving WHO prequalification of our JE vaccine, we are proud to be the first Chinese manufacturer to produce a WHO-prequalified vaccine,” said Dr. YANG Xiaoming, CEO of CNBG. “As one of the largest vaccine manufacturers in the world, we take our mission of providing safe, effective, and affordable vaccines very seriously. With PATH’s support and WHO’s prequalification, we’re proud to bring China onto the global stage as an important vaccine supplier serving GAVI-eligible countries.”

Over the past decade, PATH has led a cross-sector collaboration with CNBG, CDIBP, and other global partners to pave the way for the prequalified JE vaccine — improving surveillance systems to better understand the disease burden; identifying the existing SA 14-14-2 live, attenuated JE vaccine and working to scale it up; collaborating on clinical trials; and helping countries plan for vaccine introduction. PATH worked with CDIBP to construct a new manufacturing facility that would meet rigorous international standards for vaccine quality and good manufacturing practices while ensuring adequate supply.

PATH also negotiated with CDIBP to establish an affordable public-sector price and supported vaccination campaigns in 11 countries outside of China that have already licensed or registered the vaccine for use ahead of WHO prequalification. Those campaigns have reached more than 200 million people to date.

“Today’s prequalification means that all communities in JE regions will have access to a safe, affordable vaccine,” said Dr. Kathleen Neuzil, director of PATH’s Vaccine Access and Delivery Global Program. “We’ll now work with our global health and in-country partners to accelerate the delivery of this vaccine to children in low-resource settings who are most vulnerable to the disease and its severe consequences.”

PATH also leads a multicountry JE project that is taking a regional approach to the adoption, introduction, and scale-up of JE vaccination in endemic countries, building on the lessons learned and best practices developed over the past decade.

Read more about PATH’s JE Project at:

About PATH

PATH is an international nonprofit organization that transforms global health through innovation. PATH takes an entrepreneurial approach to developing and delivering high-impact, low-cost solutions, from lifesaving vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, and devices to collaborative programs with communities. Through its work in more than 70 countries, PATH and its partners empower people to achieve their full potential.

For more information, please visit

About China National Biotec Group Co., Ltd./Chengdu Institute of Biological Products Co., Ltd.

China National Biotec Group Co., Ltd. (CNBG), a subsidiary of China National Pharmaceutical Group Corporation (Sinopharm Group Co., Ltd.), also a research-driven company with its corporate headquarters in Beijing, is one of the largest vaccine manufacturers in the world and supplies more than 60 percent of vaccines for the Expanded Program on Immunization in China. CNBG consists of six institutes of biological products in China, including Chengdu Institute of Biological Products Co., Ltd. (CDIBP), which is the well-known manufacturer of live, attenuated Japanese encephalitis (JE) vaccine (SA14-14-2). In the past two decades, CDIBP has contributed to JE prevention and control by supplying more than 400 million doses of JE vaccine to China and other JE-endemic countries.
Source: PATH

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October 10, 2013 at 3:28 pm

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LearningMate Solutions Celebrates 10 Years Impacting Education at Frankfurt Book Fair

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FRANKFURT, Germany, Oct. 9, 2013/PRNewswire/ — LearningMate Solutions, the world’s leading supplier of content and technology solutions for the education market, celebrated its 10-year anniversary this morning at Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany.


Established in 2003, LearningMate’s eight core members set out on a mission to infuse technology into education providing richer, more engaging learning experiences and access to insightful learning analytics and actionable data designed to enrich the learning process.

As a pioneer in the EdTech movement, LearningMate quickly became a go-to resource for production needs; however, as the company evolved and became more entrenched in publisher workflows and processes, insight and experience gave way to innovation and expansion. Proprietary tools designed to streamline production and add scale were introduced and new services were continually added.

“The device revolution had phenomenal impact on education and the market became increasingly focused on shifting print content to digital-online courses, learning labs and simulations. This is when our value really began to shine.” Said Sam Sen, CEO, LearningMate Solutions, “People began to realize that this trend was here to stay and they were looking for someone with the experience and expertise to help them transition.”

During this time, LearningMate’s Technology Group began to grow and invest in resources such as mobile specialists, user experience experts and enterprise architects to answer market demands. As the team grew, so did the level of engagements. The need for advanced, sophisticated learning platforms and systems that incorporated adaptive learning became prevalent and LearningMate was among the first to respond.

The team even set up a Learning Lab to stay abreast of new trends and test out experimental solutions that could add value to customers as well as the entire industry. It was here that products such as GoClass, a cloud-based teaching and learning application for mobile learning; QuAD, an assessment authoring, management and delivery tool; and Learning eXchange, a customizable learning management platform, were born.

The content team grew as well, adding editorial services and recruiting talent including instructional designers, editors, a network of 400+ SMEs and more.

“Our best resource is our talented team-their combined experience and skill sets. Every time we set out on a new customer engagement, hire new talent or get involved in solutions that benefit the industry, we step out of our box and we grow. That is what is driving the design, innovation, and operational efficiencies behind LearningMate. We never stop growing and learning.” Said Sen. “Our business model is truly a partnership. We want our publishers to succeed. We want education to succeed. And we won’t stop pushing for that.”

Today, the company continues to work with the largest education publishers in the world and has more than 600 employees in three countries.

About LearningMate Solutions, Inc.

LearningMate develops engaging, instructionally sound, interactive learning experiences on a variety of technology platforms and devices. The company has a significant presence in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and India. LearningMate serves a global clientele comprised of education publishers, online schools, universities, government agencies, non-profits and education consortia.

If you would like more information about this release or would liketo schedule an interview, please contact Danielle Holmes at +1-615-900-4109 or via e-mail at

Source: LearningMate Solutions, Inc.

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October 10, 2013 at 3:12 pm

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Highlights For Children, Inc. Launches International Editions of Highlights and Highlights High Five Magazines

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Today, family media brand Highlights launched the international edition of its flagship magazines Highlights and Highlights High Five at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the largest book and media fair in the world.
Highlights has introduced international editions of its flagship magazines for children, Highlights and High Five, designed specially for a global audience.
Highlights has introduced international editions of its flagship magazines for children, Highlights and High Five, designed specially for a global audience.

Founded in 1946, Highlights creates some of the most popular children’s magazines in the United States, with more than one billion copies distributed. Five years ago, Highlights began expanding its business internationally through partnerships with local publishers, and today sells magazines and books in more than 40 countries, including China, India, Brazil and Malaysia. As global interest in Highlights products continues to grow, the introduction of Highlights and High Five international editions enables the company to reach more children with content that is designed specifically for a global audience.

“Parents everywhere want to help their kids become confident and skilled learners. Because of our time-honored commitment to delivering ‘fun with a purpose’ content that supports educational development, Highlights can uniquely meet the needs of parents and children, wherever they live in the world,” said Kent Johnson, CEO of Highlights for Children, Inc.

The international editions of the magazines are published bimonthly, in English. Content is thoughtfully selected to appeal to readers around the world. Highlights is designed for children ages 6-12 and includes a mix of fiction, poetry, puzzles, crafts and reader contributions. High Five, for ages 2-6, is filled with fun activities as well as stories and poems that encourage a child’s natural curiosity and desire to learn.

The international editions of the magazines are available today in Australia, South Africa, Taiwan and Chile. Highlights leaders expect the introduction of the international editions to facilitate new partnerships in global markets and expand the brand’s mission to help children become their best selves.

“In many countries around the world, children are beginning to read English at a young age — and there is strong demand for high-quality products that can support this learning process. We have seen great interest in Highlights magazines and books because our content engages children with fun activities while encouraging their imagination and teaching them essential skills,” said Andrew Shafran, vice president of international business at Highlights.

The international editions of Highlights and High Five will be on display at the Frankfurt Book Fair through Sunday. Additional information can also be found at

Devoted to “Fun with a Purpose,” family media brand Highlights for Children, Inc. ( has helped children become their best selves for generations. Highlights magazines are among the best-read children’s magazines in the world, and total more than 250 million impressions each year.
Source: Highlights for Children, Inc.

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October 10, 2013 at 12:50 pm

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RS Components Releases Exclusive Arduino Robot Video Tutorials

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Series of five videos hosted by Arduino founder Massimo Banzi features guide to using and developing projects with the Robot; now available on RS YouTube channel

SINGAPORE, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has released five exclusive video tutorials that feature Arduino creator Massimo Banzi introducing the Arduino Robot and exploring various characteristics of this new open-source hardware on wheels.

The videos were unveiled today at the Maker Faire in Rome, and can be viewed exclusively through the RS YouTube channel in English language, with subtitled versions available in French, German, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Japanese.

The series of five 10 minute videos follow an instructive and entertaining journey through the use of the Robot, and show Massimo Banzi, along with Arduino co-founder David Cuartielles and Interaction Designer Xun Yang, having fun with some example projects:

  1. Introduction to Arduino Robot — how to unbox, mount, and use the Arduino IDE to program the Robot
  2. LOGO and Remote Control your Robot — where to find code examples on the IDE, and how to control the Robot using a universal TV remote
  3. Avoid Obstacles, Create Strategies —use different technologies to detect distance from the Robot to objects in the room
  4. Following Lines, Going to the Rescue —how to follow lines using the IR-array sensor on the motor board
  5. Images and Sounds — how to use the screen and play sound on the Robot’s speaker

Massimo Banzi said, “I am very pleased to announce Arduino’s partnership with RS at the Maker Faire. We have worked together to create five exclusive video tutorials, which feature the new Arduino Robot. David Cuartielles and Xun Yang joined me to cover everything from the Arduino Robot essentials to more challenging programming. This has been a very exciting time for Arduino, and the team is looking forward to learning how followers will be using the Robot.”

“These videos from the makers of Arduino give a simple, step-by-step guide to using and developing projects with the Robot,” said Glenn Jarrett, Global Head of Product Marketing, RS Components. “The informative yet light-hearted content will appeal equally to existing Arduino enthusiasts and to anyone dipping their toes into the world of computer programming for the first time.”

Watch the videos at:

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 550,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2013 had revenues of GBP1.24bn.

For more information, please visit the website at

Further information is available via these links:

Twitter: @RSElectronics@alliedelec@designsparkRS

RS Components on Linkedin

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Tan Soo Chun
Public Relations Manager — Asia Pacific
Telephone: +65-6391-5745

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Telephone: +86-10-5828-6580

Source: RS Components

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October 10, 2013 at 12:38 pm

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PhoneSuit(R) Invites you to Cut the Last Tether in your Connected Life, the Power Cord, with the PhoneSuit Elite Battery Case for iPhone 5/5S

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SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — PhoneSuit® invites you to cut the last tether in your connected life, the power cord. PhoneSuit, a leading manufacturer of innovative power solutions for smartphones and tablets, today announced their new product, The PhoneSuit Elite Battery Case for iPhone 5/5S. The sequel to the critically acclaimed PhoneSuit Elite Battery Case for iPhone 4, the Elite 5 represents the perfect balance of power, performance and protection for today’s iPhone users. It allows users to extend the iPhone 5’s capabilities by removing the power restrictions that affect their daily lifestyle. With the increased power requirements of iOS 7, new intensive apps and games should not limit the way one must use their iPhone. The PhoneSuit Elite Battery Case truly doubles the power of the iPhone 5 by providing enough energy to get through 2 days or more of usage without having to reach a power outlet. The integrated, custom 2100 mAh battery cell can provide a full 100% charge to the iPhone 5 in less than 2 hours. Beautifully designed to complement the iPhone 5, the PhoneSuit Elite retains the iPhone’s true form while also enhancing ergonomics and comfortability.
PhoneSuit Elite Battery Case for iPhone 5
PhoneSuit Elite Battery Case for iPhone 5

The PhoneSuit Elite is a seamless integration of energy and technology, encompassed in an ultra-slim, durable, meticulously refined case. “Competing portable power solutions just don’t have the proper design, feature-set and quality necessary for acceptable daily use. This is not an emergency charger, but a necessary extension that can truly change the iPhone user experience,” said Sumeet Gupta, President of PhoneSuit. PhoneSuit has taken on the challenge of delivering an ultra-thin battery case design with high energy capacity and the long lasting durability of a full protection case. The newest generation of PhoneSuit Elite is the result of 6 years of development from the award winning PhoneSuit design team. Based out of Santa Monica, California, PhoneSuit has been producing innovative and successful products for iPhone since 2007.

The PhoneSuit Elite Battery Case for iPhone 5/5S is available for $99.95 at and is coming soon to quality retailers worldwide. It’s currently available in two attractive colors: Metallic Black and Silver.

PhoneSuit Elite Feature Highlights:

The Integrated high capacity, 2100 mAh battery can provide over a full 100% charge to iPhone 5 in less than 2 hours.
A true power extension for the iPhone 5. PhoneSuit Smart Power Technology regulates and prioritizes iPhone power consumption to ensure the iPhone always has the power it needs with minimal user interaction.
Innovative bottom curved wide angle openings allow for full audio port access. Straight and angled headphone jacks can work fine without the need of an extra adapter.
Large acoustic sound channel design amplifies the iPhone speaker and microphone volume.
Switchless, digital power button easily activates power and increases the long term reliability.
High quality, durable, soft-touch rubber composite materials, laser etched nickel metallic accents in an ergonomic full protection iPhone case design.
Discreet 5 point LED battery status meter keeps the lights hidden until requested for an attractive uniform appearance.
Charge & Sync with iTunes. Users can charge and sync the iPhone with iTunes while it’s connected to the PhoneSuit Elite.

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About PhoneSuit
PhoneSuit®, established in 2007 and based in Santa Monica, California, manufactures innovative products with contemporary design for today’s smartphones, tablets and mobile computing devices. Its line of mobile power, audio, video and protection accessories allow users to have the tools they need to stay active in today’s connected lifestyle. PhoneSuit invests considerably in its technology, design and aesthetics to deliver best in class products. To learn more about PhoneSuit, please visit

Contact: Joseph Carrillo
VP of Marketing
Source: PhoneSuit

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October 10, 2013 at 12:27 pm

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Fusionex Wins the Data Analytics & Innovation Award at the 2013 Big Data World Asia Event

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SINGAPORE, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Fusionex (LSE: FXI), an international provider of enterprise software solutions with a specialisation in Business Analytics & Big Data, has won the coveted Data Analytics & Innovation Award at the 2013 Big Data World Asia Event.
Fusionex Managing Director Ivan Teh and Fusionex Programme Director Loh Chee Peng, recipients to the award
Fusionex Managing Director Ivan Teh and Fusionex Programme Director Loh Chee Peng, recipients to the award

The award honours and generates public recognition of the efforts, accomplishments and positive contributions of organisations in the Business Analytics / Big Data space in Asia. Fusionex’s latest win is yet another testament that it has demonstrated, and continues to demonstrate high standards of excellence and promise in the area of Big Data & Analytics.

The awards presentation ceremony (which was held in Suntec City, Singapore) saw more than 150 industry professionals attending in celebration of innovators and forward thinkers who have demonstrated high standards in their respective industry, and the winner was decided based on a combination of judges’ opinions and public voting. Fusionex was selected as winner from more than 20 shortlisted nominees.

“We are delighted to receive this Data Analytics and Innovation award,” said Ivan Teh, Managing Director of Fusionex, when approached in relation to Fusionex’s latest win. “Our solution demonstrates how the application of advanced analytic techniques to voluminous, high velocity and varied [i.e. structured, semi-structured and unstructured] data types can deliver true business value and insight to businesses. Our win demonstrates that our Big Data Analytics solution is a landmark technology breakthrough which uniquely addresses the Big Data challenge. This promises to be a very exciting period for Fusionex, and we look forward to keeping our customers and partners closely updated on our innovative developments in the Big Data space.”

Fusionex is no stranger where awards are concerned, having won a string of awards and accolades over the last few years including Microsoft’s 2013 and 2012 Business Intelligence APAC as well as Global/Worldwide Awards respectively.

Hot on the heels following its impressive award wins and strong traction in the market, the company certainly looks to be on the right track towards establishing itself as a market leader in this new frontier for Big Data innovation.

About Fusionex

Fusionex is a multi-award winning IT company listed on the London Stock Exchange. The Group provides enterprise business software through its core transactional engine and business intelligence products, notably in relation to addressing the Big Data challenge. Committed to its clients’ success, Fusionex helps its clients manage and derive value from their data.

Fusionex’s products and solutions are ideal for companies seeking superior level yet user-friendly solutions including business intelligence (BI) and analytics, data management & large databases (Big Data & Cloud based solutions), enterprise mobile solutions, CPM as well as CTE solutions. Fusionex is committed to providing clients with exceptional competitive advantage through the use of its innovative and user friendly software products and solutions.

To learn more about Fusionex, visit
Source: Fusionex
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October 10, 2013 at 10:54 am

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EnerSys Completes Acquisition of Purcell Systems, Inc.

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READING, Pa., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — EnerSys (NYSE: ENS), the world’s largest manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of industrial batteries, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Purcell Systems, Inc. headquartered in Spokane, WA, from Weston Presidio and other stockholders.

“With this transaction now completed we look forward to working with customers of both EnerSys and Purcell to provide them with systems solutions to meet their needs,” commented John D. Craig, chairman, president and chief executive officer of EnerSys.

“The Purcell team has done a tremendous job transforming Purcell Systems, a portfolio company of Weston Presidio, into an innovative, industry-leading, equipment enclosures solutions company that provides system level solutions to a blue-chip list of global customers,” said Weston Presidio managing partner Sean Honey. “We appreciate the management team’s hard work and wish them continued success with their new partners at EnerSys.”

Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This press release (and oral statements made regarding the subjects of this release) contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, (i) statements regarding EnerSys’ plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts, including statements identified by words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “will” or words of similar meaning; and (ii) statements about the benefits of the acquisition of Purcell Systems Inc., including any impact on our financial and operating results and estimates, and any impact on EnerSys’ market position that may be realized from the acquisition.

These forward-looking statements are based upon management’s current beliefs or expectations and are inherently subject to significant business, economic, and competitive uncertainties and contingencies many of which are beyond our control. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements: (1) our ability to successfully integrate Purcell Systems, Inc.; (2) the possibility that EnerSys may not realize revenue benefits from the acquired business within expected time frames; (3) operating costs and business disruption following the acquisition , including possible adverse effects on relationships with employees, may be greater than expected; (4) competition may adversely affect the acquired business and result in customer loss: and (5) other factors described in “Risk Factors” and “Caution Concerning Forward Looking Statements” in EnerSys’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 and reports on Forms 10-Q and Forms 8-K thereafter. The statements in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, even if subsequently made available by EnerSys on its website or otherwise. EnerSys does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date such forward-looking statement is made.

For more information, contact Richard Zuidema, executive vice president, EnerSys, P.O. Box 14145, Reading, PA 19612-4145, USA. Tel: 800-538-3627; Website:

About EnerSys: EnerSys, the world leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes reserve power and motive power batteries, chargers, power equipment, and battery accessories to customers worldwide. Motive power batteries are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other commercial electric powered vehicles. Reserve power batteries are used in the telecommunication and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies, and numerous applications requiring standby power. The company also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers from over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world.

More information regarding EnerSys can be found at

About Weston Presidio: Weston Presidio provides growth capital to companies with proven, exceptional management teams in the consumer, business services and industrial growth sectors. The Firm’s goal is to build and realize value through growth and operating improvements. Since its founding in 1991, the Firm has managed five investment funds aggregating over $3.3 billion in total commitments. Weston Presidio’s experienced team has helped identify, build and maximize value in over 100 growth companies.

More information regarding Weston Presidio can be found at

Source: EnerSys

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October 10, 2013 at 10:17 am

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Ethernet & SDN Expo Hits the Mark

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The New York City show covered some of the hottest topics in the communications sector today, with software defined networking (SDN) the big buzz at the show.

NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Light Reading, UBM Tech’s market-leading online community for the global communications sector, tapped into the hottest technology trend in the global communications industry Oct 1-3 as it held its annual industry awards program, the Leading Lights, followed by a highly successful two-day conference and expo at the Javits Center in midtown Manhattan.


That trend is software defined networking (SDN).

On October 1, Light Reading brand director Stephen Saunders and Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre handed Cyan Inc. the Leading Lights award for best telecom product for its Blue Planet SDN Platform at an awards dinner in New York attended by more than 220 industry executives.

Then on October 2 and 3, industry executives attended the Ethernet & SDN Expo, which was co-located with Interop New York at the Javits Center. The Expo attracted 25 sponsors and 29 exhibitors, while the conference sessions drew keynote speakers from major communications service providers and technology vendors, including AT&T, Ciena, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco Systems, and Verizon Communications.

The latest developments in Ethernet and packet-optical technologies and services were well represented on the Expo show floor and during the conference sessions, but the conference sessions focused on the development and management of SDN, and the related emerging technology development of network functions virtualization (NFV) drew significant crowds.

“There’s no doubt that the strong focus on the potential impact of SDN and NFV on networking in general, and on the future of technologies such as Ethernet switching, IP routing, and optical transport in particular, resulted in a highly engaged audience at the event,” stated Ray Le Maistre.

The momentum from the New York event and the Leading Lights awards is now being taken forward into the Big Telecom Event (Chicago, June 17-18, 2014), which will incorporate Ethernet & SDN Expo 2014. That new event, which is being developed in partnership with leading industry organizations such as the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), will expand on the game-changing developments highlighted at the New York event by integrating show floor networking and application demos with interactive conference sessions and unrivalled networking opportunities. For more information on the Big Telecom Event, contact

Le Maistre added:

We’ll be following up the hottest topics and trends on Light Reading in the coming months, and with the help of our analyst colleagues at Heavy Reading, digging even deeper at the Big Telecom Event in Chicago. The communications sector is at a critical juncture in its development, and it is crucial that we help service provider and technology development executives get to grips with how SDN and NFV will impact their companies and their roles in the industry. The team here believes that the event next June will help deliver real value to the communications networking community.

Carly Cohen
Marketing Coordinator, Light Reading

About Light Reading
Light Reading( combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 300,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content. and reputation. Light Reading produces targeted communications events and focused one-day conferences each year for cable, mobile, and wireline executives across five continents.

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Source: Light Reading

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October 10, 2013 at 10:12 am

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