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Higher Ranking for Dorsett Hospitality International in Hotels’ 325 Special Report 2014 by Hotels Magazine

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-Dorsett Hospitality International has recently springboard in its ranking on Hotels’ 325 Special Report 2014 by Hotels Magazine.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — In the annual online survey carried out by the Hotels magazine, Dorsett Hospitality International has climbed up the ladder from a ranking of 228th in 2012 to 148th in 2013 amongst 300 of the top global hotel players. The improvement was brought about by the opening of four new hotels under the group, mainly Dorsett Tsuen Wan in Hong Kong; Silka Cheras Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Lushan Resort in Jiangxi, China and its first hotel in the United Kingdom, Dorsett Shepherds Bush London.

An Asia-based hotel group, Dorsett Hospitality International is headquartered in Hong Kong; it owns and manages 30 hotels in its portfolio, including eight more hotels scheduled to be opened in key Asian cities and the United Kingdom. By 2016, the group will have a total inventory of 8,500 rooms.

Dorsett Hospitality International has three hotel brands. d.Collection is a series of upscale, charismatic hotels in prime locations carefully chosen for their proximity to the pulse of each city; whereas the Dorsett Hotels & Resorts brand is comprised of upscale Dorsett Grand hotels – offering tasteful and rich hospitality experience. Midscale Dorsett Hotels – contemporary urban hotels in central locations and value-led Silka Hotels are famed for convenience, speedy service and attractive room rates.

Whilst each brand caters to different market segments, all hotels promise to deliver on Dorsett Hospitality International’s commitment to be The gateway to Asian Inspired Hospitality by providing guests with a memorable and unique experience that embraces Asian grace and warmth.

The group’s brand concept celebrates the intertwined stories of Asia and Britain to create something extraordinary. Touches of local Asian culture and tradition are deftly woven into the product and service offerings, alongside timeless British elegance of classic grandeur and modern edginess.

In the past, Dorsett Hospitality International and its hotels have received several hospitality awards including the “Best Valued Hotels Group Award 2014“, the “Hong Kong’s Most Valuable Company Award 2012″ by Mediazone Group, the “Outstanding High-Growth Company (Hotel) 2011 Award” at the Quamnet Outstanding Enterprise Awards and “Winner of the Best Small Cap Company Award” by Asiamoney under the Best Managed Company Awards – Hong Kong, just to name a few.

The group’s portfolio of hotels have also been endorsed for their best in class services. Amongst the hotels that have been most recently been recognised by industry players and related tourism boards are:

Dorsett Shanghai  Awarded the “Best Urban Ecological Hotel” award by The Global Hotel Human Resources Innovation Trend BBS and Most Beautiful Hotel People Award Ceremony, endorsed by Shanghai Tourism Trade Association.

Silka Far East, Hong Kong  Honoured with the Service Excellence Hotel of the Year 2014 at the Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macau (GHM) Golden Pearls Awards 2014.

Silka Seaview, Hong Kong Recognised as a Top Rated Hotel 2014 by The award was accorded to hotels that achieved over 80% recommendations in Genuine Guest Reviews.

Dorsett Kwun Tong  Rated as a Top Rated Hotel 2014 by The recognition was accorded to the finest properties in Asia Pacific over the last 12 months, based purely on guest reviews.  Dorsett Kwun Tong achieved an overall rating of 90% compared to an average of 50%.

President and Executive Director Winnie Chiu was most recently listed in the Forbes Asia’s 2014: Asia’s Power Businesswomen – 12 to Watch List.

About Dorsett Hospitality International

Dorsett Hospitality International (HKEx Stock Code: 2266), is a spin-off from Far East Consortium Limited. With three brands under its umbrella… the upscale and midscale Dorsett Hotels & Resorts and d.Collection comprising a range of charismatic boutique hotels; and the value-led Silka Hotels;  the group currently owns over 30 hotels in mainland China, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Singapore and Malaysia; including eight more scheduled to open within the next two years in mainland China, Hong Kong, United Kingdom and Malaysia. For more information on Dorsett Hospitality International, visit:

Media Contacts:

Kattie Hoo
Director of Marketing and Communications
M: +6016 2011 340

KahPeng Loke
Communications Manager
M:  +6016 2011 343

Y Yuen
Public Relations Manager
M: +852 6223 0100

Source: Dorsett Hospitality International

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September 12, 2014 at 5:20 pm

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Mobile App supports Jewellery Sourcing at September Jewellery & Gem Fair

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Visitors and exhibitors of UBM Asia’sSeptember Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair 2014 (15-21 September, 2014) will make use of the Mobile Buyer Guide to match buyers’ specialty buying needs with products available onsite.  In time for the opening, the fair’s online media, JewelleryNetAsia, announces new features and a new service in connection with the Mobile Buyer Guide.  In previous versions the Mobile Buyer Guide, the fair’s mobile app, consisted of a comprehensive directory, interactive floorplans and essential show information.


Visitors of the September Hong Kong Fair can now use the Mobile Buyer Guidedesktop interface to build a personal visit list by adding exhibitors to their favourites and synchronising their selection to their personal mobile device.

Another new item is the messaging and networking feature that allows visitors to send exhibitors questions and requests for appointments within the Mobile Buyer Guide.

Also, JewelleryNetAsia is offering specialty sourcing support through its Product Locator kiosks positioned throughout the fair venues. Visitors looking for very specific products can place a Trade Lead at any of the kiosks. These Trade Leads will be published with an in-app alert to suitable suppliers. Targeted exhibitors can see the offers in the app and can respond to visitors while they are still at the fair. Buyers will benefit from an increased sourcing efficiency, suppliers will benefit from new business opportunities generated by the mobile channel of the fair.

The 2014 Mobile Buyer Guide is sponsored by Antwerp World Diamond Centre, the organiser of the Antwerp Diamond Pavilions at the June and September Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fairs.

The Mobile Buyer Guide can be downloaded here free of charge.

For further information contact UBM Asia limited at or call +852 2827 6211.

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About UBM Asia (

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global network of 30 offices and over 1,200 staff in 25 major cities. We operate in 19 market sectors with 160 exhibitions, 75 conferences, 28 trade publications, 18 vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world.


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September 12, 2014 at 3:01 pm

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The 2nd Edition of Ecobuild Southeast Asia Kicks Off Next Week, to Feature Record Number of Companies, Robust Conference Program and Innovative Product Debuts

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-Leading Event for Sustainable Design, Construction and Built Environment will be held together with the International Construction Week (ICW 2014) – The Premier Annual Event for the Construction Industry in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — Ecobuild Southeast Asia 2014, hosted by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB Malaysia),kicks off next week and will feature a record number of participating companies, a robust conference program and major product debuts from some of the top brands inSustainable Design, Construction and Built Environment.

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Sharing session with industry experts at Ecobuild Southeast Asia
Sharing session with industry experts at Ecobuild Southeast Asia

Held along with co-located events: GreenBuild Asia 2014, SolarAsia 2014, Ecolight Asia 2014, Construction Showcase, ASEAN Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit 2014 and Malaysian IBS International Exhibition (MIIE) 2014, the event is designed to provide sustainable building solutions for over 620 million people across the 11 countries in Southeast Asia. It is modeled after Ecobuild London, the world’s largest event in sustainability of the built environment.

Ecobuild Southeast Asia is scheduled from 17 – 19 September 2014 in Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur.

The event provides a much-needed reality check for the Sustainable Design, Construction and Built Environment industry with companies showcasing their products & presenting their views and key facts which would make the industry more valuable, knowledgeable and focused. This year’s show will be bigger and better than ever with more exhibitors, quality messages and product demos than ever before.

Ecobuild Southeast Asia 2014 will feature more than 300 exhibitors from 24 countries, including CEMEX, Kingspan Insulation, Sennheiser Electronic, Saint-Global, Shanghai Building Materials Group, Sirim Qas International & many more.

Ecobuild Southeast Asia 2014 would also feature seminars and conferences presented by industry experts and associations on key topics leveraging on industry growth & updates, regional business opportunities & investments.

Ecobuild SEA seminars focuses on technical discussions and innovative know-hows with personalized presentations from industry experts such as Include Energy Commission, Chartered Institute of Building(CIOB), Malaysian Industry – Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) and others.

Another broad and robust conference, International Construction Week chaired by Ministry of Works, Public Works Department (JKR), American Concrete Institute (KL Chapter), Concrete Society of Malaysia (CSM) , UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), Malaysian Asset & Project Management Association (MAPMA) would focus on gathering, accessing and implementing solutions leading to better business.

Ecobuild Southeast Asia 2014 introduces ASEAN Real Estate & Infrastructure (ASEAN REI) themed “Investment Opportunities” and discusses key updates and issues shaping the business of real estate and infrastructure inSoutheast Asia.

The one of a kind Technology Symposium featuring a wide range of presentations from leading companies highlighting their innovative products and ideas will also be held at the same time. Featured brands include brands such as Kingspan Insulation, Rockwool Group, CEMEX, Faber Group Berhad, Alam Sekitar Malaysia, Trane Malaysia and Pikom Outsourcing Malaysia.

A comprehensive list of exhibitor products can be found by downloading the Ecobuild Southeast Asia Buyers Guide on the website.

For more information on exhibitors or conference sessions, or to register for Southeast Asia’s leading event for Sustainable Design, Construction and Built Environment, visit

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About UBM Asia (

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global network of 30 offices and over 1,400 staff in 25 major cities. We operate in 21 market sectors with 160 exhibitions, 75 conferences, 28 trade publications, 18 vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world.

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September 12, 2014 at 2:56 pm

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Expansion of Major Chemical End-User Industries Boosts Global Pump Market, finds Frost & Sullivan

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-Although North America and other developed markets show uptrends, Asia-Pacific is the most lucrative region for pump suppliers

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — With improving economies in North America, and theAsia-Pacific (APAC) regions, there are tremendous opportunities for pump manufacturers. As developing nations are expected to witness the highest growth owing to booming chemicals industries, manufacturers are gradually shifting focus away from developed economies. In particular, APAC, accounting for 46 percent of chemical sales worldwide, will command attention as it rides high on MNC investment and successful merger and acquisition activities in the chemicals industry.

Emerging chemicals industries in several regions provide new targets for pump manufacturers.
Emerging chemicals industries in several regions provide new targets for pump manufacturers.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Analysis of the Global Pumps Market in the Chemicals Industry, finds that the market earned revenues of more than $4 billion in 2013 and estimates this to cross $5 billion in 2020.

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The study covers trends in both centrifugal and positive displacement (PD) pumps. Centrifugal pumps will continue to hold a larger market share due to broad application potential. On the other hand, PD pumps will see higher compound annual growth owing to enhanced marketing efforts and customers’ realization of the advantages of using these pumps over centrifugal pumps.

“As the automotive, construction and manufacturing industries – top end users of chemical products worldwide – are likely to expand in the upcoming years, the demand for chemicals and thus pumps will rise,” said Frost & Sullivan Industrial Automation & Process Control Research Analyst Sakthi Pandian

These major end users of chemicals are still recovering from the recent economic recession, and hence the pumps market has not reached its full potential. While the global pump market in the chemicals industry has been showing signs of recovery, it will only reach the post-recession level by 2018.

Along with the residual impact of recession, tough competition from low-cost manufacturers in developing nations restrains market development. As customers are increasingly adopting these inexpensive but high-quality chemical pumps that comply with environmental standards, the market share of leading participants is being eroded.

“Since the leading pump manufacturers find it difficult to compete with low-cost rivals on the basis of price, they will have to rely on the quality of their products, services and maintenance to survive in the global market,” stated Pandian. “Participants looking to secure their position in the market must also quickly capitalize on customers’ preference for integrated solutions, services and asset-management technology.”

Analysis of the Global Pumps Market in the Chemicals Industry is part of the Industrial Automation & Process Control ( Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related studies include: Analysis of the Latin American Positive Displacement Pump Market, Global Automation Services Market for Process Industries, Analysis of the Global Sanitary Pump Market in the Food and Beverage Industry, and Pumps and Valves in the North American Shale Industry. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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September 12, 2014 at 12:09 pm

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CNH Industrial confirmed as Industry Leader in Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Indices for fourth consecutive year

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— With a winning score of 87/100 , the company which is a global leader in capital goods once again demonstrates the company’s commitment to sustain its Best in Class position in the field of Sustainability.

BASILDON, United Kingdom /PRNewswire/ — The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), World and Europe, has named CNH Industrial as Industry Leader for 2014. This is the Company’s fourth consecutive year in the Indices’ top position, an honour which is given following the careful review of the participating companies’ activities in the field. The 2014 assessment resulted in a score of 87/100 for CNH Industrial, compared with an average of 50/100 for the participating companies in the Machinery and Electrical Equipment industry. All companies chosen for consideration in the indices are evaluated by RobecoSAM, specialists exclusively focused on sustainable investment.

The DJSI World and DJSI Europe Indices are among the most prestigious sustainability-focused equity indices. Inclusion in these indices is limited to companies that are judged as exemplary in terms of their economic, environmental and social performance. 98 companies from the Machinery and Electrical Equipment industry were invited to participate in the DJSI World evaluation process, only 11 of which were then admitted to the index. For the DJSI Europe, 35 companies were invited to participate, 8 were admitted.

In response to the news of CNH Industrial’s appointment as Industry Leader, Chief Executive Officer, Richard Tobinexpressed appreciation for the acknowledgement of the Company’s work in Sustainability: “We are proud to see that our endeavours have once again resulted in us being named as Industry Leader. The worthwhile practices and activities we promote are essential for future strategic development, providing us with a solid and ethical basis by which to conduct our business worldwide.”

The Company’s position in the DJSI is a reflection of the results it has achieved in a number of areas. CNH Industrial received the highest score in the principal areas of analysis in the environmental dimension (environmental policies and management system, climate strategy and water related risks) as well as in economic dimension (supply chain and innovation management).

CNH Industrial is also included among other leading sustainability indices including: MSCI Global ESG Indexes, MSCI Global SRI Indexes, ECPI Global Agriculture Equity, ECPI EMU Ethical Equity, ECPI Euro Ethical Equity, ECPI Global Developed ESG Best in Class Equity, FTSE ECPI Italia SRI Benchmark e FTSE ECPI Italia SRI Leaders, Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI), NYSE Euronext Vigeo World 120, NYSE Euronext Vigeo Europe 120, NYSE Euronext Vigeo Eurozone120.

Additional information on Sustainability at CNH Industrial:

Additional information on the DJSI is available at:

CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) is a global leader in the capital goods sector with established industrial experience, a wide range of products and a worldwide presence. Each of the individual brands belonging to the Company is a major international force in its specific industrial sector: Case IH, New Holland Agriculture and Steyr for tractors and agricultural machinery; Case and New Holland Construction for earth moving equipment; Iveco for commercial vehicles; Iveco Bus and Heuliez Bus for buses and coaches; Iveco Astra for quarry and construction vehicles; Magirus for firefighting vehicles; Iveco Defence Vehicles for defence and civil protection; and FPT Industrial for engines and transmissions. More information can be found on the corporate

For more information contact:

Alessia Domanico
CNH Industrial Corporate Communications
Tel: +44 (0)1268 292 992

Source: CNH Industrial N.V.

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September 12, 2014 at 11:48 am

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DHL Delivers Electric Racing Cars to Beijing for Inaugural FIA Formula E Championship

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— Cars delivered using DHL’s green logistics solutions with innovative lithium batteries management
— Blue Sky Transport Design Award to be launched in tandem with FIA Formula E Championship series

BEIJING, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ DHL, the world’s leading logistics provider, today announced the successful delivery of 41 electric racing cars and related equipment to Beijing for the FIA Formula E Championship. The delivery was made possible with the help of DHL’s industry leading logistics solutions and is an exciting step towards seeing the DHL-Formula E partnership come to fruition with the first championship race.

DHL and Formula E's Race to Beijing
DHL and Formula E’s Race to Beijing


DHL delivers Formula E's inaugural race in Beijing
DHL delivers Formula E’s inaugural race in Beijing


As a part of DHL’s commitment to sustainability, it has also launched the Formula E-inspired Blue Sky Transport Design Award — inviting professional and aspiring designers to submit creative ideas to shape the future of sustainable electric transport. This competition will have a prestigious judging panel to be chaired by world-class designer Paul Priestman and will also include experts from design, transport and Formula E. The winner will be presented at the final FIA Formula ePrix race in London, UK.

“With a commitment to provide sustainable and innovative solutions that deliver value for society, we at DHL are delighted to have this strategic partnership with Formula E,” said Ken Allen, Chief Executive Officer, DHL Express. “Formula E have created a sport that pushes the boundaries of technology and which will inspire and educate people throughout the world to embrace sustainable technologies and practices. As a company that has pioneered green transport initiatives, our partnership with Formula E is a perfect platform to showcase our green logistics solutions globally and also to test and develop the solutions of the future.”

“The FIA Formula E Championship is the first of its kind, and it is a massive undertaking — spanning nine cities in almost 10 months. With DHL providing reliable and carbon efficient logistics solutions in delivering the cars and equipment to the race locations, we are able to deliver on the commitment we have made to deliver a sustainable, first class entertainment event to the world,” said Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag.

“Drawing on our global leadership in sustainable transportation solutions and over 30 years of motorsports experience, DHL successfully delivered Formula E cars to Beijing and will continue to bring them to eight other cities around the world,” remarked Fathi Tlatli, President Global Automotive Sector, DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation (CSI). “We met this large scale logistics challenge in our stride and are most proud of our DHL Global Forwarding Motorsports Team for finding efficient, seamless solutions to the challenge of delivering the large lithium-ion batteries, in particular, which require special handling and certification.”

“One of our present challenges is the need to respond to the very real concerns surrounding environmental sustainability — and DHL-Sinotrans is already strongly committed to the environment, providing greener logistics solutions. Carbon-neutral, sustainable transportation solutions are undoubtedly the key to success in China,” said Wu Dongming, Managing Director of DHL-Sinotrans and Executive Vice President of DHL Express Asia Pacific. “We have already made significant progress in our green initiatives in China, with our latest carbon accounting showing an improvement in CO2 efficiency of 17% in 2013 compared with 2012. We are committed to ensuring further carbon efficiency improvements in the future.”

DHL was the first international logistics company to introduce a measurable target for CO2 efficiency and has committed, through its GoGreen program, to generate 30% less CO2 by 2020 (versus 2007 levels) for every letter and parcel sent, every container shipped and every square meter of warehouse space used. DHL has launched a verified carbon neutral express product, available in over 60 countries, and has created its own climate protection project in Lesotho, Africa.

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DHL — The Logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics and CEP industry and “The logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, national and international parcel delivery, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation as well as contract and e-commerce related solutions along the entire supply chain. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and around 315,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting environmental protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenues of more than 55 billion euros in 2013.


DHL-Sinotrans is a 50/50 joint venture established in 1986 between DHL and China National Foreign Trade Transportation (Group) Corporation. Combining DHL’s leadership in global air express industry and Sinotrans’ unrivalled local experiences in China foreign trade transportation market, DHL-Sinotrans has become the most experienced and best established world-class provider of international express services in China. Over the past 26 years, DHL-Sinotrans has developed the largest air express services network in China with over 6,000 professional and dedicated employees, covering 400 cities and 95% of China’s major population and business centres. International express service can be directly offeredin 131 cities. Every week, over 500 commercial and dedicated flights deliver our shipments from China and throughout the world.

For further information, please visit DHL China website:

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MSLGROUP China (Beijing)
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Phone: +86-1085730517
Fax: +86-1085730666

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September 12, 2014 at 11:46 am

Emerging Intelligent Campus Industry Infuses Energy into Digital Cross-disciplinary Economy

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TAIPEI, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — In light of the fact that Intelligent Campus has become one of the major topics for the global advanced countries, Taiwan Industrial Development Bureau of Ministry of Economic Affairs commissioned the Institute for Information Industry to hold the “International Innovative Learning & Cross-domain Innovation Seminar and Exhibition” on September 11. The seminar and exhibition attracted more than 1,000 governmental officials, industry professionals and experts interested in the development of intelligent campus. By providing hands-on experiences and receiving feedback, the Taiwan government intended to motivate more collaboration between the research and industry and more innovative services so as to bring forth more domestic and international business opportunities.

The deputy director general of Taiwan Industrial Development Bureau, Mr. Jang-Hwa Leu, expressed that the strategies to assist digital learning industry since 2003 had been expanding, and integrating and internationalizing through the approaches of integrating hardware and software along with the cross-domain innovation. The development from the digital contents, total solution of smart classrooms to the new territory of intelligent campus innovative services increases the output value by 20% from USD1.9 billion in 2013 to USD2.3 billion. The International revenue increases by 40% from USD400 million in 2013 to USD566 million.

This year, Taiwan Industrial Development Bureau assisted Taiwan leading system integration enterprises to have more involvement in the research of technology and service innovation with the intelligent-campus research plan. The verification stages of POC (Proof of Concept), POS (Proof of Service) and POB (Proof of Business) has been planned to apply domestically in schools. The mentioned effort is to establish a comprehensive industrial chain and to accelerate the growth of intelligent campus industry. In addition, the seminars about intelligent campus have been held to encourage the interaction between the system integration enterprises and the end users in schools. Also, the group meetings for the standard development has planned various standards for different aspects of campus services to accelerate the development of the intelligent campus.

Deputy Director General Leu stressed Taiwan government’s endeavor for the exploration in the international market. For example, the bureau helped the integration of Taiwan intelligent campus products to develop integrated English cloud training services in Vietnam. With the collaboration of the Vietnamese partner, it is estimated to train 10,000 English teachers in the coming few years. In addition, the Industrial Development Bureau helped Taiwan enterprises to work with Singtel, the international telecom based in Singapore, to introduce Chinese digital learning plans for children and to establish overseas example sites so as to expand to the experiences to the potential global markets like Indonesia, Australia and etc. Besides, the government also played the role of leading Taiwan digital learning enterprises to participate in the Digital Education Show in Malaysia to market the Taiwan digital learning industry internationally.

The seminar on September 11 invited renowned experts from the USA, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam to share the future trend, introduce experiences and business model of intelligent campus and also to expound the development strategies and needs of intelligent campus in overseas markets. Furthermore, Taiwan leading system integration enterprises, Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd., Delta Electronics Ltd., MiTAC Information Technology Corporation and Wistron Corporation, also participated in the exhibition to demonstrate their products and services for Taiwan and international visitors to experience their world-class intelligent campus total solutions.

For more information, please contact Tina Shao at +886-2-6631-6736 or

This article is an advertisement of Taiwan Industrial Development Bureau of Ministry of Economic Affairs

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September 12, 2014 at 10:46 am

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Easy-to-use Vision Sensor Kit from RS Components Enables High-speed Part Inspection and Positioning in Difficult Production Conditions

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-High-speed part inspection provided by Inspector I20 kit ensures quality without production overheads

SINGAPORE, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced exclusive availability of a new vision sensor inspection kit that enables the user to perform high-speed part inspection and quality assurance across diverse applications, such as sorting systems, assembly verification, alignment and rotation checking, and size and shape inspection.

Vision sensor kit
Vision sensor kit

The Inspector I20 inspection kit comprises: a Sick Inspector I20 vision sensor; a 5-metre Ethernet cable for system set-up; a 5-metre power and I/O cable for triggering and signal outputs; and a bracket for easy assembly on to the production line.

The Inspector I20 is a compact, user-friendly and precise 2D vision sensor with integrated lighting.  It is able to check parts in any orientation or position and reliably determine in real-time if objects pass or fail. The vision sensor’s robust design is suited for difficult applications and its intelligent and fast evaluation algorithms enable it to keep up with high process speeds.

Logical output options are available in the Inspector I20. With simple and/or logic, multiple inspections can be combined to give the end user more detailed feedback. These inspection results can be used for sorting based on defects or for detailed control of other process steps in the production chain.

Key features of the Inspector I20 include:

  • High speed part inspection;
  • Robust pattern match algorithm to locate object independent of position, rotation and scale;
  • Multi feature inspection/reference object;
  • Multi reference object teaching;
  • Easy-to-use step configuration in PC;
  • Emulator, log, statistics and record for production control;
  • Industrial Ethernet for monitoring over network;
  • IP 67 metal housing.

The Inspector I20 vision sensor inspection kit requires no prior knowledge of vision inspection systems; it is easy to use and integrate into existing machinery. The kit is available to purchase globally from RS stock for same-day despatch.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2014 had revenues of GBP1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at

RS Components
Tan Soo Chun
Public Relations Manager – Asia Pacific
Telephone: +65-6391-5745

Edelman Public Relations (Singapore)
Yvette Yeo
Telephone: +65-6347-2355

Further information is available via these links:

@RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS

RS Components on Linkedin

RS Components on Weibo

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September 12, 2014 at 9:53 am

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