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RS Components Expands Wireless Connectivity Solutions for Raspberry Pi

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Latest Raspberry Pi products available from RS feature Wi-Fi and RF technology to provide low cost, low power wireless functionality
SINGAPORE, April 1, 2014 /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 added two wireless connectivity options to its growing portfolio of products based on the Raspberry Pi computer. The new modules are built using Wi-Fi and low power radio technology respectively and deliver wireless interface capability for applications requiring low cost, low power, small form factor solutions, such as mobile devices.
Wireless nano USB adapter
Wireless nano USB adapter

The first module, a wireless nano USB adapter from Edimax, provides high-speed Wi-Fi functionality compliant with the IEEE802.11b/g/n wireless protocol via a tiny adapter that plugs into the USB port on the Raspberry Pi. The adapter supports transmission rates of up to 150Mbps, which is ideal for large data transfer and three times faster than standard 11g connections. The smart adapter adjusts the transmission output according to the distance and CPU offload to achieve a reduction in power consumption of between 20% and 50% when the wireless function is idle. It can be configured using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) to provide a simple, secure wireless network.
The second module, Connect2Pi from LPRS, also features a USB wireless device offering ‘plug-and-play’ connection to the Raspberry Pi, but instead uses low power RF transceiver technology to provide a bi-directional link to any device supporting serial communications, for example another Raspberry Pi. Frequency, bandwidth, power output and data rates can be configured to allow multiple devices to communicate free from interference from each other and any other RF devices. The RF technology employed enables significantly greater range (up to 200m depending on the terrain) and lower power consumption than other wireless protocols such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. The host device can send and receive up to 180 Bytes of data per packet to other hosts within range, making it particularly useful for ‘sense and control’ applications. 433MHz and 868MHz versions are available and an integral SMA antenna is included. A kit variant of this product is also available, which contains dual rather than a single transceiver.
All three Raspberry Pi wireless products are available to purchase from RS stock for same-day despatch.
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 http://www.rs-components.com.
Further information is available via these links:
@RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS
RS Components on Linkedin
http://www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components
RS Components on Weibo
http://e.weibo.com/u/3206377000?type=0
Relevant Links:
Electrocomponents plc
http://www.electrocomponents.com
RS Components
http://www.rs-components.com
DesignSpark
http://www.designspark.com
RS Components
Tan Soo Chun
Public Relations Manager – Asia Pacific
Email: soochun.tan@rs-components.com
Telephone: +65-6391-5745
Edelman Public Relations (Singapore)
Yvette Yeo
Manager
Email: yvette.yeo@edelman.com
Telephone: +65-6347-2355
Source: RS Components
Related stocks: LSE:ECM

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April 1, 2014 at 2:55 pm

New Global Initiative Aims to Improve Patient Outcomes in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

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DARMSTADT, Germany, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —
The multidisciplinary Oncology Partnership and Education Network (OPEN) aims to improve patient outcomes in oncology, with initial focus on metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC)
OPEN aims to raise public awareness and understanding of the importance of biomarker testing in mCRC
Merck Serono, the biopharmaceutical division of Merck, today announced the formation of the global Oncology Partnership and Education Network (OPEN). This global initiative, supported by Merck Serono, brings together a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders involved with the management of cancer to help improve patient care. Focusing on metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) as its first priority, OPEN aims to reinforce the important role biomarker testing has in personalizing care in mCRC. The launch of OPEN coincides with Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in many countries.
To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:
http://www.multivu.com/mnr/7140053-merck-serono-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
Based on recent scientific developments in the area of biomarkers in mCRC, OPEN’s first priority will be to establish a global campaign to improve awareness and understanding with the general public, patients and healthcare professionals. OPEN, chaired by Professor Ciardiello, is supported by an international steering committee of experts in the field of oncology, including healthcare professionals, patient advocacy groups and policy representatives.
“Biomarkers enable oncologists to create personalized, clinically proven treatment plans for patients right from the start in mCRC, thereby optimizing patients’ chances of extended overall survival,” said Professor Fortunato Ciardiello, Seconda Universita di Napoli, Naples, Italy and Chair of the OPEN Steering Committee. “OPEN aims to increase public awareness of the fact that getting a biomarker test done, ideally at the time of initial diagnosis, is vital for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer to ensure they receive the most appropriate 1st-line treatment,” he concluded.
Currently, 25% of patients with colorectal cancer already have an advanced stage of the disease at diagnosis, which makes it challenging to treat successfully.[1],[2] Recent developments in the field of biomarkers now allow physicians to identify those patients who are most likely to benefit from specific treatment options, based on the genetic profile of their tumor.
“Biomarkers are reliable clinical indicators that support physicians in their treatment decisions for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer,” said Dr Steven Hildemann, Global Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Medical and Safety for Merck Serono. “Merck Serono is proud to be able to support OPEN in its mission to raise awareness globally of the important role biomarkers play in improving clinical outcomes for people living with mCRC.”
An increased understanding of treatment options and greater involvement in decision making about their own care, together with equality of access to treatments that improve outcomes, are also core principles of the recently launched European Cancer Patient’s Bill of Rights.
About Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second most common cancer worldwide, with an estimated incidence of more than 1.36 million new cases annually.[3] Approximately 694,000 deaths from CRC occur every year, accounting for 8.5% of all cancer deaths and making it the fourth most common cause of death from cancer.[3] Almost 55% of CRC cases are diagnosed in developed regions of the world, and incidence and mortality rates are substantially higher in men than in women.[3]
Note to Editors:
Please click here to view the multimedia release which includes mCRC biomarker videos and additional information.
Additional information resources for media on mCRC are available online from: http://www.globalcancernews.com/
References
Sanoff HK, et al. J Clin Oncol 2008;26(35):5721-7.
Van Cutsem E, et al. Ann Oncol 2010;21(Suppl 5):v93-7.
Ferlay J, Soerjomataram I, Ervik M, Dikshit R, Eser S, Mathers C, Rebelo M, Parkin DM, Forman D, Bray, F. GLOBOCAN 2012 v1.0, Cancer Incidence and Mortality Worldwide: IARC CancerBase No. 11 [Internet]. Lyon, France: International Agency for Research on Cancer; 2013. Available at: http://globocan.iarc.fr/. Last accessed March 2014.
About Merck Serono
Merck Serono is the biopharmaceutical division of Merck. With headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany, Merck Serono offers leading brands in 150 countries to help patients with cancer, multiple sclerosis, infertility, endocrine and metabolic disorders as well as cardiovascular diseases. In the United States and Canada, EMD Serono operates as a separately incorporated subsidiary of Merck Serono.
Merck Serono discovers, develops, manufactures and markets prescription medicines of both chemical and biological origin in specialist indications. We have an enduring commitment to deliver novel therapies in our core focus areas of neurology, oncology, immuno-oncology and immunology.
For more information, please visit http://www.merckserono.com/.
All Merck Press Releases are distributed by e-mail at the same time they become available on the Merck Website. Please go to http://www.merckgroup.com/subscribe to register online, change your selection or discontinue this service.
Merck is a leading company for innovative and top-quality high-tech products in the pharmaceutical and chemical sectors. With its four divisions Merck Serono, Consumer Health, Performance Materials and Merck Millipore, Merck generated total revenues of 11.1 billion euro in 2013. Around 38,000 Merck employees work in 66 countries to improve the quality of life for patients, to further the success of our customers and to help meet global challenges.
Merck is the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company – since 1668, the company has stood for innovation, business success and responsible entrepreneurship. Holding an approximately 70% interest, the founding family remains the majority owner of the company to this day.
Merck, Darmstadt, Germany is holding the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are Canada and the United States, where the company is known as EMD.
Contact:
Merck KGaA
Frankfurter Strasse 250
64293 Darmstadt
Germany
Hotline +49(0)6151-72-5000
http://www.merckgroup.com/

Merck Serono is a division of Merck
http://www.merckserono.com/
Raphaela Farrenkopf
Phone +49-6151-72-2274
Video:
http://www.multivu.com/mnr/7140053-merck-serono-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
Source: Merck Serono

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April 1, 2014 at 12:23 pm

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Premiere Event! International Security Safety Expo & Forum

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The inaugural edition of ISF 2014 will be held on 4-7 November at IMPACT Exhibition & Convention Center Bangkok.

BANGKOK, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — With a rising population that is ever more vulnerable, security has become a major factor in protecting Thai society and enabling the country to advance in peace and stability. The need to protect people as well as businesses and government offices from attack by terrorists, domestic crime and cyber criminals has become more urgent than ever.

International Security Safety Expo & Forum 2014 (ISF) – Thailand’s Leading Commercial & Homeland Security Exhibition – will offer major opportunities for security manufacturers. The inaugural event will feature both commercial and internal security products that have been specially designed for private companies along with state enterprises including airports, maritime facilities, borders, banks, retailers, schools, hotels and more.

ISF is fully supported by the Armed Force Security Center, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Department of Corrections and the Royal Thai Police. The 2014 show will present unbeatable opportunities for manufacturers to promote their products and maximize business sources in Thailand.

The opportunities for security products in Thailand continue to grow with the government investing heavily in new systems, especially closed-circuit television (CCTV). Thailand is now one of the biggest security and safety markets in the region. And according to Mr. Hayden Hsu, Editor in Chief of A&S Publications, the Thai government’s overall annual spending on security and safety products is estimated at US$70 million (Bt2.39 billion) and is expected to climb steadily. The government is expected to make huge investments updating airports, maritime ports and general infrastructure affecting tourism and retail sectors. This will create enormous business opportunities for security-service enterprises.

ISF 2014 is projected to host more than 200 exhibitors from 15 countries and will feature national pavilions from mainland China, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan and numerous other countries. The exhibition will be trade-only and is set to be internationally recognized as a must- attend event for world leading companies. Over 8,000 quality trade visitors from both public and private agencies are expected to attend the premiere event.

General Sumpun Boonyanan (Former Minister of Defence, Kingdom of Thailand and Special Advisor) recently said, “The rise of threats has created the need to constantly evaluate security and safety measures. It is also the impetus behind a booming new industry that is largely dependent on science and technology. Exhibitors will be able to network with policy makers and buyers from both private and public agencies. With Thailand security market is booming, ISF is destined to become the best and most respected security event in Thailand.”

ISF 2014 is being held in conjunction with ASIAN DISASTER RISK REDUCTION EXPO 2014 (ADRE) a unique display of products and services featuring the latest rescue and disaster management systems and technology. The show creates an ideal platform to introduce new products to Thailand market. Both events are managed by GML Exhibition, the organizer of Defense & Security.

For further information on ISF 2014, please contact:
ISF 2014, 503/23 KSL Tower, 14th Floor Sri Ayuthaya Road, Phayathai,
Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Tel. +662-642-6911 ext 124
Fax. +662-642-6919 – 20
Email: info@isfthailand.com
Web: http://www.isfthailand.com

For press enquiries, please contact:
Bantawan Sugan, Senior Marketing Executive
Tel: +662-642-6911 Ext 133
Fax: +662-642-6919 – 20
Email: bantawan.s@ubm.com
Source: GML (Thailand)

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April 1, 2014 at 12:14 pm

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CleanEquity Monaco 2014 – Awards & Closing

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LONDON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — CleanEquity Monaco 2014, the forum for emerging cleantech and resource efficiency companies, closed on Friday 28th March with an Awards Ceremony and an address by co-founder of the event – His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco.
Logo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130923/CL84373LOGO
Over the two days, cutting-edge technology companies were showcased to a world-class group of specialist delegates, which included financial investors, corporate investors, established industry players, key policymakers and international trade media.
The 22 presenting companies from 11 countries were sourced and screened by Innovator Capital, the London based boutique investment bank, with help from international partners in Asia, Europe, Oceania, North America and South America.
A substantially increased level of multinational corporate involvement was evident this year.
His Serene Highness Prince Albert II commended all conference participants for their activities and commitment to event and presented the awards.
The award for Excellence in the Field of Environmental Technology Research went to Mango Materials (United States of America) – runners up were Nanofoundry (United States of America) & Vantage Power (United Kingdom).
The award for Excellence in the Field of Environmental Technology Development went to Frigesco (United Kingdom) – runners up were CINTEP (Australia) & Exeger (Sweden).
The award for Excellence in the Field of Environmental Technology Commercialisation went to One Earth Designs (Hong Kong) – runners up were GreenQloud (Iceland) & Pavegen (United Kingdom).
CleanEquity thanks contributing artist, Peter Regli, for creating this year’s remarkable awards.
Mungo Park, Chairman of Innovator Capital and CleanEquity Monaco co-founder, said, “It is essential, for all concerned, that the quality of the companies improves every year; by all accounts we have achieved our objective once again. This success is due to the continued, consistent support of our sponsors, our collaborators and the team at Innovator Capital. All CleanEquity participants contribute their time at their own expense and for this we are eternally grateful.”
CleanEquity says thank you, in particular, to: Qualcomm, Covington & Burling, The Renault-Nissan Alliance, Autodesk, PR Newswire, Kwittken, Renova Group & Polar Star Ventures, Climate-KIC, The Climate Group, the Monaco Chamber of Economic Development, the International University of Monaco and the Monte Carlo SBM.
For information about CleanEquity Monaco 2014 please contact:
Mr. Stephen Theodossi
Innovator Capital
+44-20-7297-6840
stephen.theodossi@innovator-capital.com
http://www.cleanequitymonaco.com
Source: Innovator Capital

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April 1, 2014 at 12:06 pm

25% Discount for Eurail Travelers on Thello Night Trains

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UTRECHT, Netherlands, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —
Additionally, SNCF Rejoins the Revamped Eurail Select Pass Portfolio
Good news all around for Eurail travelers this spring! Besides the attractive Mediterranean Deals promotion which is currently running, the French railways are rejoining the revamped Select Pass as from April 1, 2014, and Eurail has now announced Thello as a new benefit partner.
From April 1, 2014, Thello becomes a Eurail benefit partner by offering pass holders a special discount of 25%. Thello operates in France and Italy, connecting world famous European destinations such as Paris, Milan and Venice by night train (http://www.thello.com/). Traveling by night train provides passengers with the added value of saving money and time, whilst arriving well rested and ready to explore a new city the next day.
Thello is a French-Italian railway company born from the partnership between Trenitalia and Transdev. They offer departures every evening from Paris and Dijon in France, and in Italy from Venice, Padova, Vicenza, Brescia and Milan. In Italy, passengers can continue their journey by connecting with the high speed Frecciarossa network; which takes just under three hours to cover the distance of 576 kilometres (358 miles) between Milan and Rome. Pass holders can redeem this special discount from most Eurail Sales Agents, as well as Thello and Trenitalia points of sale.
Additionally, traveling in France with a EurailSelectPass is possible again. After a one year absence, SNCF, the national French railway, rejoins the redesigned Eurail Select Pass on April 1, 2014. “We are delighted to welcome SNCF back to the Eurail Select Pass. France is a top tourist destination of strategic importance to the European rail network and, as such, of great significance to our Eurail Pass product,” says Silvia Gorlach, Eurail Group’s Sales & Marketing Manager. Instead of having the option to choose any three, four or five countries, the Eurail Group offers a Four-Country Pass only. Customers can tailor-make their own pass by selecting four out of 26 countries, provided that they are directly connected by a participating Eurail railway or shipping line. Three and Five Country Select Passes are not available anymore.
Furthermore, travelers can still benefit from the current “Mediterranean Deals” promotion, running till April 30, 2014. This special promotion offers non-European residents a free travel day on any variation of the Italian One Country Pass and the following Regional Passes: France-Italy, France-Spain and Italy-Spain. Thus, Eurail offers its customers even more attractive possibilities to enjoy the extensive and modern rail network of the French, Italian and Spanish railways, ensuring a comfortable, relaxing and hassle free vacation.
Eurail Passes are available from a worldwide network of Authorized Sales Agents. Please visit: http://www.eurailgroup.org/eurail-vendors.
For more information, please contact:
Eurail Group corporate website and press room: http://www.eurailgroup.org/
E-mail: pressinfo@eurailgroup.org
Tel: +31-(0)30-7516-500
Source: Eurail Group G.I.E.

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April 1, 2014 at 11:10 am

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