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Birlasoft Emerges Winner of European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2014

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NEW DELHI, India, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —

Winner of ‘Vertical Solution of the Year’ category for delivering business value

IT Europa, the leading European IT channel publication and market intelligence organisation, has announced the winners of the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2014 – the pan-European awards event for ISVs, Solution VARs, System Integrators and Distributors.

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Birlasoft, the global IT services arm of CK Birla group, has emerged winner in ‘Vertical Solution of the Year’ category for excellence in driving business transformation for one of its customers in Europe. Birlasoft business intelligence team understood the business rules of the customer, analysed the patterns and developed a system to detect frauds. This led to significant saving for the client on account of fraud detection.

The awards attracted entries from 25 countries, and these entries, while submitted by the ISVs and solution providers themselves, each had to be supported by an endorsement by the client. 81 companies from 16 countries made the finals and the winners were selected by an independent panel of consultants and editors.

“We are finding a consistently high level of entries for each of these annual awards, and we had an impressively wide range of industries and solutions addressed,” says John Garratt, Editor of IT Europa. “What impressed us this year was the quality and the measurable returns many of these projects delivered. Many have total paybacks many times the value of the IT investment, and we are seeing many of these projects delivered as part of a continuing expansion of productive investment. This shows what a great relationship these IT suppliers have with their customers, and how customers are keen to work with suppliers on a long term change to their organisations.”

This award is a testimony to Birlasoft core principles – Speed, Predictability and Executive Commitment in each of its engagement and a reassurance of IT excellence with strong vertical expertise. Speaking on the occasion, Preeti Das, CEO, Birlasoft said, “Birlasoft constantly focuses on providing business value to its clients by delivering best-in-class business solutions in specialized verticals. This recognition by IT Europa is an acknowledgement of our global delivery excellence and vertical expertise. I congratulate our customers who have their continued trust on us and the Birlasoft team who have committed themselves to deliver significant value to our customers.”

About Birlasoft:
Birlasoft, part of 150 year old multi-billion dollar CK Birla Group, enables clients in Manufacturing, Banking & Financial Services, Insurance, Media & Healthcare industry, to become competitive in their business by providing value-based information technology services, in onshore, offshore and near-shore models. Birlasoft’s portfolio of services includes Enterprise Application Services, Custom Application Services and Specialized services like Testing, Analytics and Mobility. Birlasoft’s robust delivery processes embrace digitized project management methodologies, embedded within proven practices. Birlasoft has presence across US, UK, Europe, APAC including India. For further information, visit http://www.birlasoft.com

For More Information please contact:

Amit Tiwari
Manager – Global Marketing, Birlasoft
Email: amit.tiwari@birlasoft.com
Phone: +91-9818595609 IST
Source: Birlasoft

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April 9, 2014 at 5:38 pm

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Cavium Announces Availability of Complete TD-LTE Support for OCTEON Fusion(R) Small Cell Base Station Processors

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– Enables Operators with TDD Spectrum to Deploy Small Cells Powered by OCTEON Fusion

SAN JOSE, California, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Cavium, Inc., (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, wired and wireless networking, today announced a software stack update that adds support for TD-LTE on its OCTEON Fusion family of SoCs (System-on-Chip). Cavium’s TD-LTE software stack option allows small cell manufacturers to deliver both FDD and TDD-enabled products using the same OCTEON Fusion processors.

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Operators in China and India, homes to over 2 billion potential mobile data consumers, use TDD spectrum extensively and are preparing to introduce large scale TD-LTE deployments over the next 1 to 2 years. Operators in other global markets, where TDD makes up a significant percentage of their LTE spectrum, also have announced plans to add TD-LTE services.

Cavium is unique in offering feature-rich small cell solutions which include manufacturable hardware designs and fully integrated PHY, L2/L3 stack and management software, enabling manufacturers to quickly bring commercial base station products to market. The OCTEON Fusion TD-LTE stack enhancement initially targets 3GPP Release 9, supports up to 128 simultaneous users and 20MHz channel bandwidth. This functionality aligns with the requirements specified for the dense urban deployment market segment.

Caroline Gabriel, Research Director, Maravedis-Rethink commented, “Two important trends in wireless infrastructure have now become main stream: the adoption of small cells as a fundamental part of the radio access network (RAN), and the realization that TDD is a critical part of carrier deployments. This announcement helps fill an important need. The availability of SoCs and reference designs are an important sign that the TD-LTE ecosystem is catching up with its FDD sibling. This is significant to all carriers who are looking to make the best use of their expensive spectrum. This includes operators with TDD only, such as China Mobile; those with both TDD and FDD, such as Vodafone and BT; and those with legacy WiMAX spectrum such as Clearwire – now Softbank.”

“We have a very complete small cell offering, with chip, software stacks and reference designs that now support 100% of the LTE market,” said Raj Singh, General Manager of Cavium’s Wireless Broadband Group. “Operators are seeking fully integrated solutions that can serve high user counts while reducing deployment costs. Those carriers with TDD-only spectrum, or looking to add TDD spectrum to their FDD-based offerings, now have the ability to select a high-performance small cell option based on OCTEON Fusion processors.”

Spectrum regulators around the world have assigned capacity to TD-LTE, including 50MHz in recent European auctions. In many cases this is re-farming the spectrum that was to be used by WiMAX. Because spectrum is expensive and crowded, this “vacant prime real estate” is a major asset for carriers. TD-LTE has largely been supported by traditional macro cell products until now. The contemporary architecture of small cells, delivering better network efficiency and making best use of spectrum, had not been widely available for TDD.

At the Mobile World Congress conference in February, Cavium announced UniFiRAN, an end-to-end software solution that will enable a seamless RAN (Radio Access Network) architecture in 3G and 4G networks. The scalable software running on Cavium’s OCTEON and OCTEON Fusion processors allows a unified set of applications to run across platforms ranging from 3G/4G small cells to micro and macro cells, to Cloud RAN configurations.

About Cavium, Inc.
Cavium is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications and the digital home. Cavium offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors ranging in performance from 100 Mbps to over 100 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access & service provider equipment. Cavium’s processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium’s principal offices are in San Jose, California with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India and China. For more information, please visit: http://www.cavium.com/.
Source: Cavium, Inc.

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April 9, 2014 at 5:19 pm

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Top VARs Strengthen NetSuite’s Expansion in Asia Pacific

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– Bechelon Consulting, Chamomix IT Consulting, Cyber Business Solutions and SmartMegh Solutions Join NetSuite Solution Provider Program

SINGAPORE, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that Bechelon Consulting (Hong Kong), Chamomix IT Consulting (Australia), Cyber Business Solutions (Malaysia) and SmartMegh Solutions (India), have joined the NetSuite Solution Provider Program to meet the increasing demand for cloud solutions across Asia Pacific. These partners are adding NetSuite’s cloud business management solutions to their product offerings to enable businesses to run their core processes in the cloud, including ERP, CRM, ecommerce, professional services automation (PSA) and more.

“The channel is an important part of our strategy in Asia Pacific — the scale and resources required to meet the growing demand for cloud services throughout the region is best met by key selected partners that can offer local specialist support, advice and implementation services,” said Mark Troselj, managing director of APAC and Japan for NetSuite. “These new partners optimise our leading solutions for our growing customer base, backed by competitive revenue share, investment and resourcing models from NetSuite.”

Launched in 2002, the NetSuite Solution Provider Program is the industry’s first cloud channel partner program and brings industry leading margins and incentives to hundreds of channel partners. Designed to help solution providers transform their business model to fully capitalise on the revenue growth opportunity of the NetSuite cloud, the NetSuite Solution Provider Program delivers unprecedented services that begin during recruitment and range from business planning, sales, marketing and PS enablement, to training and education. For more information about the program, visit http://www.netsuite.com/AsiaPartners.

The new partners that have joined the NetSuite Solution Provider Program include:

Bechelon Consulting Limited (http://www.bechelon.com/)
Hong Kong-based Bechelon was founded in 2003 and is focused on delivering enterprise solutions to manufacturing and distribution companies in South China from its offices in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Macau. Bechelon is a key Oracle eBusiness reseller for ERP solutions and a Microsoft Business Solutions partner. To keep up with customer demand, Bechelon is looking to expand its footprint into cloud offerings and partnered with NetSuite to deliver its full suite of cloud-based business management solutions. Since partnering with NetSuite, Bechelon has won several key customer deals, including Asia Cardiovascular Product Limited, which migrated from Accpac to NetSuite for financials, inventory management, sales and purchasing.

“In view of intensifying global competition and demanding customers, many companies find it very difficult to keep up with their competitors if they are not agile enough, especially given most of our customers’ headquarters are based in Hong Kong and their manufacturing facilities in mainland China,” said Toney Chang, Director – Enterprise Solutions for Bechelon. “We are very excited to now be offering NetSuite’s cloud solutions, which can give manufacturers and distributors the agility and business tools they need to keep up with shifting economic conditions, accelerated time to value and the need to innovate rapidly.”

Chamonix IT Consulting (http://chamonix.com.au/)
Chamonix is an Australian IT consulting firm with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Darwin. It provides deep capabilities in process optimisation, driving value out of data, as well as change management and implementation services. It services span across the full lifecycle of systems integration and business analysis projects for large enterprise and government clients, such as building custom applications, implementing off-the-shelf software or developing cloud-based solutions. Chamonix has joined the NetSuite Solution Provider Program to strengthen its leadership in cloud integration services by deploying NetSuite’s leading ERP solutions to Australian businesses.

“Australian business managers understand their organisations need to streamline processes and improve their efficiencies to maintain competitive — we see the use of cloud computing as a major part of this enablement,” said Dave Pettet, Director of Chamonix IT Consulting. “Our partnership with NetSuite is crucial in helping us provide our customers with a powerful business management tool that supports this flexibility and efficiency and will enable them to adapt at a much faster rate than ever before. This is something many businesses have been struggling with using traditional on-premise software, not to mention the huge cost of using and maintaining such systems.”

Cyber Business Solutions Sdn Bhd (http://www.cbsagroup.com/)
Founded in 1996 in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Cyber Business Solutions provides specialised enterprise solutions and system integration services, primarily on RFID of asset management, security and e-procurement. The company operates as a subsidiary of Malaysian-listed CBSA Berhad, which specialises in IT, as well as search and advertising. Cyber Business Solutions can deliver NetSuite’s full suite of cloud-based business management solutions with a focus on the distribution and services industries, including search and advertising businesses.

“As MSC Malaysia continues to drive interest and adoption of cloud solutions by Malaysian businesses through its Cloud Computing Enablement Initiative, our partnership with NetSuite to deliver its leading cloud-based business management solutions is key in helping us actually make this a reality for them,” said Yee Teang, Consulting Director for Cyber Business Solutions.

SmartMegh Solutions (http://www.smartmegh.com/)
SmartMegh Solutions is a cloud-based enterprise solutions firm based in Chennai, India, with operations also in Dubai and Nairobi. It was founded by a group of experts with over two decades of enterprise business applications experience, with a strong background in Oracle, PeopleSoft and JD Edwards implementations. As a pure play cloud solutions provider, SmartMegh is focused on cloud deployment, development and consulting. It is currently partnered with Ramco systems for ERP and HCM, Adaptive Insights for corporate performance management and Fresh Desk for help desk management solutions. To broaden its reach in the market, SmartMegh has partnered with NetSuite to complement these existing solutions and deliver NetSuite’s full suite of cloud-based business management solutions, particularly focusing on CRM, ecommerce and retail solutions for the wholesale distribution industry in India.

“Indian organisations are becoming increasingly frustrated with the complexity and escalating costs associated with implementing and maintaining traditional ERP and CRM solutions and are looking for simpler solutions for their business problems,” said Venkat Aravamudan, Founder and Director of SmartMegh. “By partnering with NetSuite we can offer organisations of all sizes world-class business management solutions that will transform their businesses to become far more efficient and streamlined.”

Today, more than 20,000 companies and subsidiaries depend on NetSuite to run complex, mission-critical business processes globally in the cloud. Since its inception in 1998, NetSuite has established itself as the leading provider of enterprise-class cloud ERP suites for divisions of large enterprises and mid-sized organisations seeking to upgrade their antiquated client/server ERP systems. NetSuite excels at streamlining business operations, as demonstrated by a recent Gartner study naming NetSuite as the fastest growing top 10 financial management systems vendor in the world. NetSuite continues its success in delivering the best cloud ERP/financial suites to businesses around the world, enabling them to lower IT costs significantly while increasing productivity, as the global adoption of the cloud accelerates.

For more information about NetSuite please visit http://www.netsuite.com.sg.

Follow @NetSuiteAPAC on Twitter for NetSuite news and real-time updates.

NOTE: NetSuite and the NetSuite logo are service marks of NetSuite Inc.

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April 9, 2014 at 4:41 pm

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Suthep Leading a Thai Taliban, Says Lawyer Amsterdam

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LONDON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Following a speech delivered yesterday by lawyer Robert Amsterdam to a massive Red Shirt rally in Bangkok, the former Democrat Party member and anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban issued an aggressive attack quoted by local media.

“He is a bloody farang, why does he interfere in Thai politics?,” Suthep said, repeatedly referring to Mr. Amsterdam as a “bastard” for suggesting that individual members of anti-democracy network should face international sanctions. “They want to convince the world to be on their side and force us to accept the opinion of international community. But what does the international community know about Thailand?”

In response to Suthep’s statement, Mr. Amsterdam issued the following comment:

“It’s a great disappointment that this is what passes for dialogue among the PDRC. Under Suthep’s leadership, his organization has threatened and attacked voters much like a Thai Taliban. Using the language of ‘reform,’ the Democrat Party network of senators, judges, and bureaucrats are conspiring to deprive millions of Thai citizens of their right to vote by seeking the unlawful removal of yet another elected government.”

“It’s clear that Suthep is deeply concerned by the recent news that the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) is looking into alleged interference by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) in parliamentary affairs by probing of 308 senators and former members of parliament for voting for a constitutional amendment. The international community should continue to remind these anti-government Thai elites that another judicial coup shall not be tolerated.”

Robert Amsterdam serves as international counsel to the United National Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) of Thailand. More information can be read at http://robertamsterdam.com/thailand.
Source: Amsterdam & Partners LLP

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April 9, 2014 at 4:14 pm

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ThoughtBuzz Introduces a Brand New Analytics Platform, Omnio G

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Adds Facebook and Instagram support to its social analytics platform

SINGAPORE, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — ThoughtBuzz, the analytics arm of TO THE NEW, today announced the launch of its brand new analytics platform – Omnio G. It is an advanced, feature-rich social media analytics platform, that will help organizations listen, discover, measure and engage with today’s social and mobile first consumers. Omnio G will also support Facebook and Instagram along with all existing social media platforms including LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, blogs and forums, review sites like Amazon and CNET and QnA sites like Yahoo Q&A.

“Instagram allows brands to engage with users visually,” said Anshul Jain, Founder & CEO, ThoughtBuzz. “Addition of Instagram and Facebook along with the existing support for social platforms like Twitter will empower marketers with data to analyze which content connects best with their consumers and benchmark how are they performing against competitors.”

What makes Omnio G powerful?

Well-defined workflows and access controls make Omnio G a powerful platform for organizations of all sizes to monitor and analyze social channels in real-time so that they don’t miss out on conversations. Omnio G provides advanced analytics to identify industry- and region-specific influencers, brand ambassadors, engagement rates, persona analysis, and much more. You can also import all your Facebook fans and Twitter followers and further sort fans by platform.

Clients will now be able to connect their Facebook and Instagram accounts and get an in-depth view of analytics to measure effectiveness of their campaigns across a wide range of social platforms. Marketers would also be able to compare fan/follower activity with data outside their own assets and set industry specific benchmarks.

The tool also has a premium layer, geared towards agencies to track multiple accounts enabling them to compare fan growth rates, engagement rates and demographics across all their pages.

About ThoughtBuzz:

ThoughtBuzz, social analytics arm of TO THE NEW, delivers insights for businesses with a comprehensive analytics platform and insight solutions such as Full Spectrum Analysis, Social Intelligence Matrix and Digital Audit backed by statisticians, analysts and researchers. It supports 13 languages including English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Bahasa Indonesia and Bahasa Malayasian languages. For more information, visit: http://www.thoughtbuzz.net and http://www.tothenew.com

Contact:
Ashok Patro || ashok.patro@thoughtbuzz.net || +65-93280696
Source: ThoughtBuzz

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April 9, 2014 at 3:59 pm

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Supermicro(R) Real Time Computing and Visualization Solutions for Broadcast Media and UHD 4K/8K on Exhibit at NAB 2014

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– Highlights include Extreme Performance 4U 8x GPU SuperServer for NVIDIA® Iray VCA, 4U 4-Way 6TB SuperServer® and High Bandwidth 12Gb/s SAS3 SuperStorage Solutions
LAS VEGAS, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing brings its latest extreme computing and storage solutions to the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show this week in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the spotlight will be Supermicro’s latest Visual Computing Appliance, the NVIDIA® Iray VCA, an 4U 8x GPU SuperServer® (SYS-4027GR-TR) that delivers unprecedented rendering speed and performance using eight of NVIDIA’s most powerful GPUs for extremely interactive photo-realistic pre-visualization of computer models and final frame rendering of the highest fidelity. For large memory-intensive editing projects, Supermicro’s new multi-processor (MP) 4U 4-Way SuperServer® (SYS-4048B-TRFT) takes full advantage of quad Intel® Xeon® E7-8800/4800 v2 (155 watt TDP) processors and supports up to 6TB in 96x DIMM slots, up to 48x 2.5″ hot-swap HDD/SSDs, 12Gb/s SAS3, 11x PCI-E 3.0 slots and dual 10GBase-T ports for unleashed productivity. 4U 12x GPU FatTwin™ and 7U SuperBlade® 30x GPU platforms offer maximum compute performance for high density, highly scalable render farm clusters and applications. In addition, the new 2U Cluster-in-a-Box (CiB) SuperStorage server (SSG-2027B-CIB020H) offers 20TB raw storage capacity in 24x hot-swap 2.5″ SAS1/SAS2 drive bays populated with 4x SSDs and 20x 1TB nearline SAS HDDs. This solution is Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard certification for easy deployment and can cascade up to four Supermicro JBODs (16x 3.5″ hot-swap bays) to support over 400TB of performance tiered high availability storage for the most demanding, mission critical media production applications. For extreme storage requirements Supermicro will also exhibit its ultra high density/capacity 4U 90x hot-swap 3.5″ HDD/SSD bay (SC847DE26-R2K02JBOD) Double-Sided Storage® JBOD solution. With the explosive demand for HD and UHD 4K/8K digital media rising Supermicro has the widest range of complete server and storage solutions optimized for end to end acquisition, production and global distribution applications.
“Supermicro is the leading source for complete server and storage solutions optimized to meet critical infrastructure needs across the broadcast and entertainment media ecosystem,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “Our extreme performance systems are unrivaled in the industry featuring up to 12x GPUs in the 2 node 4U FatTwin and full range of 1U rack mount to 7U Blade form factors for ultra high definition media, CG and VFX production. Our high capacity, wide bandwidth storage solutions are always first to market with the most advanced performance and data protection technologies available such as 12Gb/s SAS3, NVMe and CiB fail-safe redundancy for maximum workflow productivity. As compute and storage needs rapidly increase in the media broadcast industry, Supermicro has the latest most cost effective solutions ready to scale on demand.”
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Server and Storage Solution Highlights at NAB 2014:
4U 8x GPU SuperServer® (SYS-4027GR-TR) — Platform behind the NVIDIA® Iray Visual Computing Appliance (VCA). Supports dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 processors, up to 1.5TB in 24x DIMMs and up to 48x 2.5″ hot-swap SAS2/SATA3 HDD/SSD bays
4U FatTwin™
(F647G2-F73PT+) — 2x hot-plug nodes supporting 12x GPUs (6x per node) dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 series processors (up to 130W TDP) per node and supports 8x 2.5″ hot-swap HDD/SSD bays
(SYS-F627G3-FT+) — 4x hot-plug nodes supporting 12x GPUs (3x per node), dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 series processors (up to 130W TDP) per node. Available with front I/O and supports 2x 3.5″ or 6x 2.5″ hot-swap HDD/SSD bays
SuperBlade® Solutions — The all-in-one 7U SuperBlade features redundant Platinum Level high-efficiency (94%+) power supplies, high speed connectivity through network switch modules, including 56Gb/s FDR IB (SBM-IBS-F3616M), FC/FCoE (SBM-XEM-F8X4SM), 10GbE (SBM-XEM-X10SM) and 1/10GbE (SBM-GEM-X3S+) and centralized remote management software.
3x GPU SuperBlade® (SBI-7127RG3) — Supports 3x NVIDIA Tesla K20X GPUs in the SXM form factor, dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 series processors, up to 256GB memory and onboard BMC for IPMI 2.0 support. 10x blades in 7U SuperBlade® enclosure scales to best density (180x GPUs and 120x CPUs) and performance (256 TFLOPS theoretical) per 42U rack.
2x GPU SuperBlade® (SBI-7127RG-E) — Supports 2x GPUs, dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 series processors, up to 256GB memory, 1x SSD or 1x SATA-DOM, and onboard BMC for IPMI 2.0 support. 10x blades in 7U SuperBlade® enclosure offers high density (120x GPUs and 120x CPUs) and performance (178 TFLOPS theoretical) per 42U rack.
4U 4-Way SuperServer® (SYS-4048B-TRFT) — Quad Intel® Xeon® processor E7-8800 v2 / 4800 v2 family (up to 15 Cores and 155W), up to 6TB DDR3 1600MHz ECC RDIMMs and LRDIMMs in 96x DIMM sockets, 24x 2.5″ hot-swap SAS3/SATA3 HDD or SSD (selected RAID/HBA cards) 48x 2.5″ hot-swap HDD/SSD optional
4U Double-Sided Storage® JBOD Solution (SC847DE26-R2K02JBOD) — Extreme storage with ultra high density/capacity 90x 3.5″ HDD/SSD bays in 45x (24 front + 21 rear) hot-swap drive bays (2x HDD or SSD per bay)
2U Cluster-in-a-Box Storage Server (SSG-2027B-CIB020H) — Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard certified, dual Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2403 (1.8GHz), 20TB (SSG-2027B) raw storage capacity in 24x hot-swap 2.5″ SAS1/SAS2 drive bays populated with 4x SSDs and 20x 1TB nearline SAS HDDs, 3x PCI-E 3.0 slots per node (can be used for host or storage expansion)
2U SuperStorage Server (SSG-2027R-AR24NV) — Dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 processors, NV-DIMM support up to 512GB in 16x DIMMs, 24x 2.5″ hot-swap 12Gb/s SAS3 or SATA3 HDD/SSD bays with direct attached backplane (12Gbps per bay)
1U GRID VDI SuperServer® (SYS-1027GR-TR2) — NVIDIA GRID™ VDI solution, 3x GPUs, dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2680 v2 processors, 16GB DDR3-1866, 2x Intel® 520 2.5″ 240GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC SSD
1U HPC SuperServer® (SYS-1027GR-TQFT) — High Performance Computing (HPC) solution, 4x GPUs, dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 processors (up to 115W TDP), up to 512GB memory and 4x hot-swap 2.5″ SATA3 HDD bays
3U GPU SuperServer® (SYS-6037R-72RFT+) –2x GPUs, dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 processors (up to 135W TDP), up to 1.5TB memory and 8x hot-swap 3.5″ SAS2 HDD/SSD bays
4U/Tower SuperWorkstation (SYS-7047GR-TRF / -TPRF) — Ultimate performance (NVIDIA Maximus™ Technology Certified) supporting up to 5x GPUs, dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 processors, up to 1TB memory and 8x hot-swap 3.5″ HDD bays — Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Demo
4U/Tower Hyper-Speed SuperServer® (SYS-7047AX-TRF) — Hyper-Speed hardware acceleration, dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 processors (up to 150W TDP), up to 1TB in 16x DIMMs and 8x hot-swap 3.5″ SATA HDD/SSD bays — CINEBENCH benchmark demo
High Bandwidth 10-Gigabit Ethernet Top-of-Rack Switches: Cost-effective 24-port SSE-X24S, 48-port SSE-X3348T/TR 10GBASE-T switch. Versatile 52-port SSE-G2252P with Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) capability.
Supermicro’s latest extreme-performance, high capacity server and storage innovations are exhibited in Booth SL14509 at NAB Show in the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 7-10. For information on Supermicro’s complete line of high performance computing solutions visit http://www.supermicro.com.
Follow Supermicro on Facebook and Twitter to receive their latest news and announcements.
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, SuperServer, FatTwin, SuperBlade, Double-Sided Storage, 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.
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April 9, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Fluke Biomedical launches rugged, portable electrical safety analyzer

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EVERETT, Wash., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Fluke Biomedical unveiled the latest addition to its Electrical Safety portfolio, the ESA609 Electrical Safety Analyzer, pairing portability and ruggedness with industry leading quality assurance.
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Engineered to meet the needs of on-the-go technicians, the ESA609 is built tough with a rubberized case that allows it to sustain the rigor of transportation and helps prevent damage if accidentally dropped. Additionally, its featherweight design and functional hand strap make it one of the most portable analyzers in its class.
“We’re very excited to introduce the ESA609 to the biomedical test market,” explains Shirin Khanna, marketing manager for Fluke Biomedical. “Our customers asked us to combine portability and ruggedness with the accuracy and reliability of our legacy analyzers, and the ESA609 is exactly that.”
This on-the-go analyzer is the latest in electrical safety testing solutions by the world leader in electrical safety analyzers. Versatile to global electrical safety standards of choice, the ESA609 tests to ANSI/AAMI ES1, NFPA-99, and parts of IEC62353 and IEC60601-1.
The ESA609 integrates all functions needed to test medical devices when patient lead testing is not required, including: line (mains) voltage, ground wire (protective earth) resistance, equipment current, leakage current and point-to-point tests.
Requiring no training to use, the simple push-button design on the ESA609 ensures quick testing and fast transition between tests for complete basic testing in minutes. Heavy-duty switches allow users to effortlessly change polarity and configuration of the neutral connection between open and closed.
For more information on the ESA609 Electrical Safety Analyzer visit: http://www.flukebiomedical.com/ESA609.
About Fluke Biomedical
Fluke Biomedical is the premiere, global provider of test and measurement equipment and services to the healthcare industry. We strive to be the best at delivering innovative solutions to improve quality of global health. We serve biomedical engineers, quality-assurance technicians, medical physicists, oncologists and radiation-safety professionals and are continually expanding our range of solutions to a broader range of health and safety professionals. For more information on Fluke Biomedical, visit http://www.flukebiomedical.com.
For More Information
Shannon Deveny
Marketing Communications Manager
+1-425-446-4600
shannon.deveny@flukebiomedical.com
Source: Fluke Biomedical

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April 9, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Broadridge Introduces a New Global Collateral Management Solution

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LAKE SUCCESS, New York, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: BR), a leading provider of technology-driven solutions for financial firms and corporate issuers globally, today announced the launch of CollateralPro™. A comprehensive enterprise-wide solution, CollateralPro is designed to help investment banks, asset management firms and service providers transform their regional or global collateral management functions.

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CollateralPro delivers end-to-end collateral management capabilities, which support bi-lateral and cleared derivatives, as well as securities financing transactions. In addition to providing excellent core collateral management functionality, CollateralPro offers an advanced optimization module which can assist clients in improving liquidity and profitability via efficient asset allocation. This new solution will be available as a hosted or licensed technology; integrated as a holistic solution with Broadridge or other platforms; or offered as a managed service.

“Financial services firms from many sectors are actively seeking strong collateral management tools that will help them respond to new regulatory requirements and optimize inventory usage across their businesses. CollateralPro leverages Broadridge’s global service delivery model and our world-class infrastructure to provide an integrated solution that meets those challenges,” said Jerry Friedhoff, Managing Director, Securities Financing and Collateral Management, Broadridge. “We are excited to add this powerful suite of collateral management tools to our existing portfolio of securities financing and securities processing solutions,” continued Mr. Friedhoff.

Designed to be one of the industry’s most flexible and scalable collateral management solutions, CollateralPro enables firms to upgrade key functions to help them comply with industry regulations and changes in collateral requirements. CollateralPro integrates with any existing system architecture to streamline workflows and provide a holistic view of firm inventory. This solution allows firms with even the most complex organizational structures to efficiently and effectively allocate their assets. Building on Broadridge’s alliance with Lombard Risk, CollateralPro incorporates best practices for managing collateral with leading product technology to improve efficiency, reduce costs and mitigate risk.

About Broadridge

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) is the leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions for broker-dealers, banks, mutual funds and corporate issuers globally. Broadridge’s investor communications, securities processing and business process outsourcing solutions help clients reduce their capital investments in operations infrastructure, allowing them to increase their focus on core business activities. With over 50 years of experience, Broadridge’s infrastructure underpins proxy voting services for over 90% of public companies and mutual funds in North America, and processes more than $5 trillion in fixed income and equity trades per day. Broadridge employs approximately 6,400 full-time associates in 13 countries.

For more information about Broadridge, please visit http://www.broadridge.com.

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Source: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.

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April 9, 2014 at 3:15 pm

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Centrisys Sets the Performance Benchmark in the U.S. Dewatering Market and Continues to Compete against Leading International Solution Providers

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— The company has outpaced competition and excelled in terms of treatment solution innovation, customer value, and entrepreneurial leadership
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the industrial and municipal dewatering market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Centrisys with the 2013 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Entrepreneurial Company of the Year. Despite the competitive nature of the market, Centrisys has emerged as the only U.S. centrifuge manufacturer to offer a mobile centrifugal platform technology. Through key growth strategies and partnerships in select municipal and industrial markets, it has developed a game-changing solution for the dewatering market.
Centrisys has created an International Standard Organization (ISO)-certified centrifugal system that lowers manual labor for visual operations, reduces maintenance costs and enables the treatment of greater volumes of sludge. The system is also available on a skid-mounted trailer, aiding flexibility, maneuverability, and lower installation costs for on-demand dewatering requirements.
With regionalization and long-term, whole-scale development, the company has become a successful interim solutions provider of mobile dewatering systems. It also has a servicing and maintenance department that fixes and repairs all centrifuges, regardless of the brand.
“Being the only decanter centrifugal system manufacturer in the United States that also employs U.S.-made process components, the company has enabled immediate transportation cost-savings for municipalities and industrial end users, as well as reduced assembly for clients, rather than the European or Far-East Asian competitors. Price is a critical element in the municipal market and providing additional cost-benefits such as reduced downtime benefits end users. ” said Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Ankur Jajoo.
Furthermore, the company utilizes a business model that includes a region-specific sales network that focuses on key states that are likely to retrofit and replace existing systems. The company refines the centrifuges to offer the specifications required for dewatering the varying sludge composition found in different states and industries. The wide range of deployments across the U.S. has helped build the brand nationally, and this region-focused business model has also held it in good stead when competing in diverse overseas markets.
Centrisys excels in a variety of projects, including multiple dewatering units, full commercial deployment, and pilot demonstrations to showcase its flexibility and excellence in growth implementation. Its centrifuge systems offer greater value additions than competing technologies by using 3-D modeling with finite analysis to validate design specifications for each facility. Additionally, the system requires only 1 to 4 hours to arrange and construct, unlike other systems that take an entire working day to implement.
The system consumes 0.11 kilowatt per gallon per minute, as opposed to the 0.23 kilowatt per gallon per minute required by standard centrifugal systems. Therefore, it has a smaller carbon footprint than conventional gravity filter presses and rotary drum thickeners. It also boasts a short return on investment payback period of 2.5 years due to the lack of a requirement for polymers.
Centrisys has also developed a new class of centrifugal separators, which are being piloted in three plants nationwide. The hybrid thickener utilizes the company’s patented hydraulic assist technology, which discharges the thickened sludge more efficiently while lowering costs. This technology replaces the need for two dissolved air flotation units.
In order to expand its global presence, Centrisys partnered with Tianbao in Chengdu, China, to develop dewatering systems and technology for its Asian clients. As a testament to the company’s entrepreneurial growth, it has installed more than 1,600 centrifuges around the world, using its proprietary technology to build and apply superior dewatering/separation systems.
“Centrisys’ entrepreneurial excellence is evident in its resolution of industry challenges and strong competition with tier-one market participants,” noted Jajoo. “Through various growth strategies, the company has been able to strategically apply its business model across the United States and other countries.”
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in devising a strong growth strategy and robustly implementing it. The recipient has shown strength in terms of innovation in products and technologies, leadership in customer value, as well as speed in response to market needs. In short, the award looks at the emerging market players in the industry and recognizes their best practices that are positioned for future growth excellence.
Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.
About Centrisys
Centrisys Corporation is a global innovator of decanter centrifuges, dewatering and sludge thickening systems and other technologies for dewatering in both municipal and industrial applications.
Since its founding in 1987 as a service and repair provider for all makes and models of decanter centrifuges, Centrisys has evolved into a technical leader for centrifuges producing breakthroughs that continue to improve efficiency, safety, performance and more. Based in Kenosha, Wis., Centrisys is the only U.S. manufacturer of decanter centrifuges for municipal water and wastewater applications. For more information, visit http://www.centrisys.us
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April 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm

World’s Largest Investors Engage Stock Exchanges on Sustainability Reporting Standard for Companies

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BOSTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Sustainability advocacy group Ceres, in collaboration with BlackRock and other major institutional investors across the globe, announced an initiative to engage global stock exchanges, via the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), on a uniform standard for sustainability reporting by all exchange members.

The group released the Investor Listing Standards Proposal: Recommendations for Stock Exchange Requirements on Corporate Sustainability Reporting, which includes specific recommendations for incorporating environmental and social disclosure requirements into listing rules for publicly-traded companies. The proposal has been formally submitted to stock exchanges in conjunction with the launch of an exchange comment period that will run for several months. The WFE will collect exchanges’ feedback on the Investor Listing Standards Proposal.

The proposal was developed through consultation with over 100 institutional investors from six continents, including many of the world’s largest pension funds.

The start of the exchange comment period coincides with the announcement that the WFE has launched a Sustainability Working Group.

“We need a joint solution that will help bring more consistent and comparable information to all markets, and will not leave any one exchange at a competitive disadvantage for taking leadership in this space,” NASDAQ OMX CEO Robert Greifeld said.

“Cross border collaboration by stock exchanges will help shift public companies towards more comparable and meaningful disclosure of ESG (environmental, social and governance) risk factors,” said Gwen Le Berre, Vice President of Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager. “This will enable investors to more accurately value companies and make better informed investment decisions.”

“A global standard for sustainability reporting would give investors data to assess performance and risk, while allowing exchanges and companies to address specific market regulations and cultures,” added New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, trustee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund.

Mindy Lubber, president of Ceres stressed, “The time has come for a broadly-adopted sustainability disclosure standard—one that moves beyond voluntary approaches.”

About Ceres

Ceres is a nonprofit organization that advocates for sustainability leadership in the financial markets. Ceres directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk, which represents more than 100 investors with $12 trillion in assets under management.
For more information: Peyton Fleming: fleming@ceres.org, +1-617-247-0700 x 120, http://www.ceres.org
For full press release: http://bit.ly/1l3XRgx
Source: Ceres

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April 9, 2014 at 2:38 pm

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