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Pronto Xi 720 offers hundreds of innovations to help businesses foster growth

SYDNEY, October 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Australian technology company, Pronto Software, has today released a major update to its flagship business management software, Pronto Xi. The new release enables mid-market organisations to better manage data, gain deeper insight into business operations and embrace mobility.

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Pronto Xi 720 represents the company’s first transition into a one-year release cycle. This new iteration is designed to help businesses adapt to today’s increasingly global marketplaces and transform operations.

Incorporating hundreds of fresh innovations and improvements, Pronto Xi 720 combines smart Enterprise Resource Planning software with innovative data analytics, Business Intelligence and intuitive mobile functionality.

David Jackman, Managing Director, Pronto Software, said the new features were developed after listening to Pronto’s customers across sectors as diverse as retail, mining, manufacturing, facilities management, supply chain and distribution.

“Pronto Xi 720 empowers all members of a business with the information they need to work smarter – whether they are in an office, on the shop floor, in the factory, warehouse, or out on the road.

“Not only have we made significant updates to the capabilities of our modules that cater to the changing needs of each industry, our analytics technology has also improved to better enable businesses to analyse every aspect of their business, so teams can work smarter and more efficiently,” added Mr Jackman.

In this latest release, Pronto Software has made significant improvements to its business management software, including delivering more flexibility and control to its financial systems, bringing finance teams a robust suite to efficiently manage assets, as well as more intuitive budgeting capabilities.

For sales and marketing departments, Pronto strengthens the management of their customer relationships with the ability for Pronto Xi CRM to synchronise seamlessly with third party Mail Servers.

For companies that specialise in distribution and supply chain driven operations, improved integration of warehouse management and shipment modules enables greater efficiency with store allocations. Additionally, inventory enhancements give companies the flexibility to manage stock through a variety of processes within the entire operation.

Pronto Xi 720 introduces a number of new tools specifically designed for asset and facility management organisations. These include the consolidation of preventative maintenance and improvements to overall workflow, from the back office to field service engineers. Enhancing automation of tedious areas of project quotation and cost tracking, the Pronto Xi 720 release also introduces a cost breakdown module, allowing for a greater level of costing granularity and margin management.

In this era of build-to-order manufacturing, additions to the sales configurator system helps manufacturers to staff on the shop floor gain greater visibility into work orders, enabling increased productivity throughout the production process.

Further, with the release of Pronto Xi 720, the suite of Business Intelligence modules are now available as an application on Android devices, in addition to iOS technology, enabling instant access to real-time business reporting and analytics from Pronto Xi.

Pronto Xi Connect now provides new Service, Fixed Asset, Inventory and CRM APIs, and full LDAP Support for easy integration to custom or third party service-oriented applications.

“Today, more than ever, organisations are looking to IT solutions to deliver competitive advantage and stay ahead of the curve. Pronto Xi 720 brings together the best in ERP, mobile and BI technologies into a fully integrated solution for the mid-market. With Pronto Xi 720, businesses are supported and empowered to take the leap from where they are, to where they want to be,” said Mr Jackman.

Pronto is proud to support many mid-market and enterprise businesses including Natures Organics, Leica Camera Australia, Greyhound, Mayo Group, Gasweld, Bondor, The Co-op, Hirotec and Wallace Bishop.

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About Pronto Software:

Pronto Software is an award winning Australian software developer of next generation Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software that integrates with advanced Business Intelligence (BI) solutions. With in-built intelligence, flexibility and an easy-to-use interface, its flagship product, Pronto Xi enables users to discover rich business insights.

Pronto Software prides itself on actively listening to customers and adapting its services to meet their needs to reveal the best solution.

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October 22, 2014 at 5:12 pm

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Sagemcom Unveils the Implementation of into its Next-Generation Residential Gateway

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RUEIL MALMAISON, France /PRNewswire/ —

At the 2014 Broadband World Forum, Sagemcom launches and demonstrates the first ultra-high speed broadband residential gateway.

This new Sagemcom F@st 5360 combines both a compact and powerful gigabit residential gateway with a well-featured home media center.


Confirming its leadership in communication terminals with a high-value add with this new innovative solution, Sagemcom provides a full range of residential gateways integrating both VDSL2 Vectoring/Bonding and solutions enabling internet service providers to deliver up to 1GBPS on the copper network.

Ahmed Selmani, Deputy CEO of Sagemcom Broadband explains: “Leveraging on more than 12 years experience in the broadband industry, we are proud to today place in the market the first residential gateway allowing FTTdp deployment. Complementing our VDSL2 Vectoring range, this will allow our customers to benefit from powerful solutions and thus deliver ultra-high speed to their subscribers.

Sagemcom and Alcatel-Lucent have been working together to ensure interoperability between customer premises equipment and networking equipment for VDSL2 vectoring. The companies will continue this collaboration for the introduction of technology.

Geert Heyninck, General Manager of Alcatel-Lucent’s Fixed Networks Broadband Access, commented: “ is set to have a major impact on the industry, enabling operators to significantly increase the broadband speeds they provide their customers. Alcatel-Lucent is at the forefront of this new technology and supporting interoperability with ecosystem players like Sagemcom is important to ensure an end to end solution is available to operators as quickly and widely as possible.”

About Sagemcom

A French high-tech group of international dimensions, Sagemcom operates on the broadband (digital home, set-top boxes, Internet routers, telephony and multimedia terminals), telecoms and energy (smartgrid and energy management) and retail.

With a revenue of around 1.2 billion euros, Sagemcom employs 4,200 people on five continents; currently a European leader on most of its key markets, Sagemcom aims to become a world leader in communicating terminals with high added value. // //

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Claire FLIN / Caroline Pierron
+336-829-294-47 / +336-336-223-31

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October 22, 2014 at 4:02 pm

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Sagemcom Releases a New Media Gateway, Sagemcom F@st 5360, Which Combines Ultra High Speed Access, a Media Center Solution and Innovative Services

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RUEIL MALMAISON, France  /PRNewswire/ —



Sagemcom F@st 5360 also supports multi WAN technologies: Gigabit Ethernet, GPON/EPON interfaces via SFP module, A/VDSL2 in Bonding mode and VDSL2 Vectoring. The product implements MU-MIMO superior Wireless, DECT CAT-iq for HD Voice and NFC.

It offers a rackable Hard Drive to enable shared multi-room PVR and a rich media center for efficient multimedia sharing and cloud synchronization. It is also ready for a real step towards smart home services by integrating the Sagemcom InTwo home automation solution with a cloud platform and a large ecosystem of sensors and devices.

Ahmed Selmani, Deputy CEO of Sagemcom Broadband, comments: “We are very pleased to offer to our customers the first residential gateway for FTTdp deployment combined with this rich set of features and services. With this new powerful residential gateway, we confirm Sagemcom leadership in broadband terminals and our capabilities to enable our customers offering a real greater experience to their subscribers.

About Sagemcom

A French high-tech group of international dimensions, Sagemcom operates on the broadband (digital home, set-top boxes, Internet routers, telephony and multimedia terminals), telecoms and energy (smartgrid and energy management) and retail.

With a revenue of around 1.3 billion euros, Sagemcom employs 4,600 people on five continents; currently a European leader in most of its key markets, Sagemcom aims to become a world leader in communicating terminals with high added value. // //

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Claire FLIN / Caroline Pierron
+33-6-829-294-47 / +33-6-336-223-31

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October 22, 2014 at 3:59 pm

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Opening Day: The Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum (SIGEF 2014) is Here

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GENEVA /PRNewswire/ —

SIGEF 2014, a Forum organized by Horyou, the Social Network for Social Good, opens its doors to the public for three days of NGOs showcase, keynote speakers, photographic exhibition, workshops, and screenings.

SIGEF 2014, the Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum opens its doors to the public for three days of interaction, dialogue and actions through NGO’s showcase, plenary Sessions led by international Keynote Speakers, a photographic exhibition, workshops as well as documentary screenings. The forum will be taking place at the International Conference Centre of Geneva (CICG) from October 22nd – 24th.

SIGEF 2014 will gather more than fifty organizations from all over the world that are promoting Social Good together with thirty keynote speakers, in six plenary sessions, discussing major social challenges modern societies are facing. Eight workshops will bring together the general public, academics, professionals, students and media to reflect further on key subject areas. More than twenty social entrepreneurs will present their socially innovative projects for which two awards will be granted.

SIGEF 2014 will also have a dedicated screening session presenting the Horyou TV documentaries featuring organizations members of the Horyou platform. Finally, the 2014 SIGEF Awards will honor the work of five international personalities that have distinguished themselves by their extensive work in favor of Social Good.

The Forum will be streamed online. SIGEF 2014 is open to the public.

SIGEF 2014 Founding Partners: ADEX Holding Group, Pencil Line Agency, MSQ Group, Horyou Foundation, International Conferences Centre of Geneva (CICG).

SIGEF 2014 Media Partners: Red Innova (Latin America), InTime (Italy), Nunnovation (South Africa), Instituto Filantropia (Brazil), Radio Tom Social (Brazil), IGIHE Limited (Rwanda), (Canada), United Nations Foundation (USA), Plus Social Good (USA), PVBLIC Foundation (USA), Slate Afrique (France), Mosaiques Africa (Cameroon), Hit Radio (Morocco), Corriere Innovazione (Italy), Alhilal Saudi Club (Saudi Arabia), Radio Ethic (France).

About SIGEF 2014:

The Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum (SIGEF 2014), gathers a diverse and universal audience of International Organizations (NGOs, Foundations, and Associations) and Keynote Speakers that promote and support social good, solidarity, constructive technologies and ethics in all disciplines and fields. It is an ideal place for all participants to rethink the future, identify current challenges, provide answers and draw new routes for truly sustainable development. SIGEF 2014 is an open invitation for reflection, dialogue and action.

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General Inquiries: , +41-22-321-98-20

Source: Horyou

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October 22, 2014 at 3:55 pm

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Microsoft Delivers the Industry’s Complete Cloud

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— Announces several Azure enhancements, cloud appliance and industry partnerships, and a marketplace to easily connect startups and enterprise customers.

SAN FRANCISCO /PRNewswire/ — Monday, at an event in San Francisco, Microsoft Corp. CEOSatya Nadella outlined how Microsoft is using Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Microsoft Dynamics to deliver the industry’s most complete cloud — for every business, every industry and every geography. Furthering this commitment, Microsoft announced several enhancements to its hyper-scale, enterprise-grade, hybrid cloud platform, including the new Azure G-series of virtual machines and Premium Storage; the general availability of the Microsoft Cloud Platform System, powered by Dell; partnerships with Cloudera Inc. and CoreOS; and a new Azure Marketplace.

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“The enterprises of today and tomorrow demand a cloud platform that is reliable, scalable and flexible,” Nadella said. “With more than 80 percent of the Fortune 500 on the Microsoft cloud, we are delivering the industry’s most complete cloud — for every business, every industry and every geography.”

A hyper-scale, enterprise-grade and hybrid cloud infrastructure

Worldwide demand for cloud computing continues to accelerate, and Microsoft is investing to meet this demand. Monday the company announced the latest milestone in the global expansion of Azure, with general availability of Azure in the Australia region next week. By the end of 2014, Microsoft Azure will be operational in 19 regions around the world — at least double the number of any other public cloud provider.

Microsoft also announced the G-series of virtual machines and premium storage for Microsoft Azure. Powered by the latest Intel Xeon processors, the G-series will be the largest virtual machines available in the public cloud to date, while Azure Premium Storage will provide incredible performance per virtual machine. Together they will deliver the enterprise-grade scale and performance that enterprises and developers need to run the most demanding workloads in the cloud.

As enterprises accelerate their adoption of cloud computing, the demand for security enhanced, scalable and reliable hybrid cloud solutions is on the rise. The Microsoft Cloud Platform System (CPS), powered by Dell, brings together Azure, Windows Server and Microsoft System Center to deliver an “Azure-consistent cloud in a box.” With pre-integrated hardware from Dell and software from Microsoft, CPS delivers learnings from Azure to customers and partners with the control of an on-premises appliance. CPS will be available for purchase on Nov. 3.

Enterprise + startups and ISVs = accelerated cloud adoption and innovation

With more than 40 percent of Azure revenue coming from startups and ISVs, the new Azure Marketplace will connect this important ecosystem with enterprise customers everywhere. Now Azure customers will be able to search for and deploy their favorite operating system, service or application with just a couple of clicks. Monday, two new partners join Docker Inc., Oracle and hundreds of others in the Azure Marketplace:

  • Cloudera, a leader in enterprise analytics and data management, will be Azure certified by the end of 2014. This will provide a quick and easy way to deploy Cloudera Enterprise, connect to Microsoft Power BI and discover new insights, in minutes.
  • CoreOS, the popular container-based Linux operating system, is now available to all Azure customers. Customers can deploy CoreOS images directly from the Azure Marketplace starting Monday. This broadens Microsoft’s first-class support for Linux on Azure.

“Our ecosystem is the backbone of our cloud platform, and our embrace of open source technologies is at the heart,” said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of Cloud and Enterprise at Microsoft. “By helping to create an open platform powered by choice and flexibility, we are enabling the enterprises and developers of today and tomorrow to connect with each other and create new business opportunities in the mobile-first, cloud-first world.”

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Source: Microsoft Corp.

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October 22, 2014 at 3:48 pm

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Mediso Extends the Preclinical Portfolio by 3T and 7T MRI, Via a New Strategic Collaboration

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GOTHENBURG, Sweden  /PRNewswire/ — Mediso Ltd announced today at the annual congress of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine the launch of new MRI subsystems with 3 and 7 Tesla field strength. This cryogen-free based technology is to be integrated into the nanoScan pre-clinical multimodality imaging platform.


Since 2012, fifteen integrated PET/MRI and SPECT/MRI systems based on permanent magnets have been installed successfully. However, to satisfy the need of researchers, Mediso’s portfolio has been expanded to include the new, compact, superconducting MRI system with a higher field strength.

“The secret to fast integration of the new 3T and 7T subsystems is to retain the existing platform of the nanoScan PET/MRI, preserving these benefits, makes the integration of the systems successful,” says Istvan Bagamery,founder and managing director of Mediso. “This challenging work is supported by long term strategic alliances with companies which have extensive experience in both superconducting magnet technology and in the development of preclinical MR imaging.”

Recently, Mediso signed an exclusive agreement with Superconducting Systems Inc, the original developer and manufacturer of high-field cryogen-free MRI magnets since 2011, for the supply of 3T and 7T magnets. “Our unique and patented cryogen-free superconducting magnet technology allows us to build portable magnets with a small footprint, low weight, and very low magnetic stray field, eliminating the need for liquid helium,” saysShahin Pourrahimi, founder and president of SSI.

In order to integrate the new magnets into the nanoScan product line, a strategic collaboration agreement has been signed with RS2D, developer of MR imaging systems, to create a new line of MRI Subsystems. “3 Tesla is the most commonly used field strength in clinical research. It represents good compromise between high and low field MRI for a wide variety of applications, ranging from contrast agent imaging, to high resolution anatomical imaging for oncology and functional imaging required for brain studies,” says Remy Schimpf, founder and president of RS2D. “Moreover it can be upgraded to a higher field system with 7T for high end research purposes.”

New MRI subsystems will be offered as standalone MRI or in combination with high-end PET modules, opening the way forward for PET/MRI systems with simultaneous data acquisition capability. These products complement the existing PET/MRI and SPECT/MRI scanners based on 1T magnet and will be also available as an upgrade package for these systems.

Mediso Ltd.
H-1022 Budapest, Alsotorokvesz 14.
Phone: +36-1-399-3030
Fax: +36-1-399-3040

Press contact:
Dr. Gabor Nemeth, Program Director, Preclinical Imaging
Mobile: +36-(30)9000-933

Source: Mediso Medical Imaging Systems

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October 22, 2014 at 3:43 pm

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President Bill Clinton selects Early Childhood Education as 2015 Hult Prize $1M Start-up Challenge

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— Applications to compete in the world’s largest student competition are now open.

BOSTON  /PRNewswire/ — The Hult Prize Foundation announced today that President Bill Clinton has selected Early Childhood Education as the topic for the sixth annual Hult Prize.  Student teams from over 600 universities and representing 150 countries will compete to develop innovative start-ups which seek to reimagine education, in order to reach ten million children, aged 0-6 over the next five years who reside in urban slums and beyond.  The winner will be awarded one million dollars in seed capital, along with resources to scale worldwide.

Since its inception in 2009, the Hult Prize has launched some of the most disruptive start-ups in the social enterprise sector including India’s largest loyalty and rewards program targeting the urban poor (m.Paani), the largest solar light distributor in Africa (SunnyMoney) and the fastest growing company in the insect agriculture sector (Aspire Food Group), a start-up that the UN called, “a company whose time has come and has a chance to eliminate poverty.”

Last month at the 10th annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York, President Bill Clinton named NanoHealth, a team from the Indian School of Business, as the 2014 Hult Prize winning start-up. NanoHealth was selected and announced by a live judging committee comprised of President Bill Clinton, Muhammad Yunus(Nobel laureate), Dr. Sanjay Gupta (CNN), Fadi Ghandour (Aramex), Ashish Thakkar (Mara Group) and Kathleen Rogers (Earth Day). Working towards solving the challenge of the proliferation of non-communicable diseases in urban slums, NanoHealth created a mobile technology which reduces diagnostics costs by nearly 100x. The start-up has paired their door-to-door diagnostics capabilities with a US$4 per month micro-insurance program, creating India’s largest slum-based EMR system and disease landscape map.

President Bill Clinton, who has supported the Hult Prize since inception in 2009, has described the Hult Prize in TIME Magazine as, “one of the top 5 ideas that are changing the world.” He has gone on to say,  “I love the Hult Prize, because it is a wonderful example of the creative cooperation needed to build a world with shared opportunity, shared responsibility, and shared prosperity, and each year I look forward to seeing the many outstanding ideas the competition produces.”

Founded only five years ago by Hult International Business School alumnus Ahmad Ashkar, the Hult Prize Foundation has fast tracked its way to the top, as the largest millennial movement for social impact in the world. The competition for the Hult Prize is the world’s largest international student competition with events hosted in over 100 cities globally each year.  Regional Finals take place in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai,Shanghai and on-line, with a final USD1 million round held in New York City, hosted by President Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting.

“We are mobilizing thousands of young entrepreneurs who are collectively spending over 2 million man hours each year on solving the world’s most pressing issues through a business lens.  Endorsements from partners like Clinton, Yunus and H.E. Sh. Nahyan have really cemented our seat at the international social entrepreneurship table and we are pleased to be disrupting the sector. Our global reach is unmatched with hundreds of established university chapters and access to nearly every college student and idea on the planet,” says Ahmad Ashkar, CEO of Hult Prize.

Applications are now open and students can apply online at

Media Contact:
Leticia Gonzalez
Tel: +1 609.772.6604

About Hult Prize Foundation

The Hult Prize Foundation is the world’s largest start-up accelerator for social entrepreneurship and millennial movement for social impact. Founded in 2009 by Hult International Business School alumnus Ahmad Ashkar, the Hult Prize is the world’s largest student competition and the planet’s largest crowd-sourcing platform for social good.  Events are hosted in over 100 cities around the world each year, with regional finals taking place inBoston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Shanghai and on-line. The final round takes place at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York City, hosted by President Bill Clinton.

The mission of the Hult Prize Foundation is to mobilize and empower the next generation of social entrepreneurs.  The Hult Prize has been funded and supported by the Hult family since its inception in 2009 and sponsored by the Hult International Business School and run in partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative. For more information, please visit

About The Clinton Global Initiative

Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) is an initiative of Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation that convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date, CGI members have made more than 2,500 commitments, which are already improving the lives of more than 430 million people in over 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at $87.9 billion.

Source: Hult Prize Foundation

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October 22, 2014 at 3:38 pm

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Premium Japanese department store ‘Takashimaya’ selects ICONSIAM as location for first store in Thailand

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— Signs joint venture agreement to set up new global landmark store with investment of Bht 3,000 million
— Aims to make Bangkok ‘Retail Capital of Asia’

BANGKOK /PRNewswire/ — Premium Japanese department store ‘Takashimaya’, together with ICONSIAM Co., Ltd., the developer of the Bht 50-billion riverside national landmark ‘ICONSIAM’, today signed a joint venture agreement to set up the first Takashimaya department store in Thailand at ICONSIAM as the national landmark’s retail anchor.

The new Takashimaya, to be built with a total investment of Bht 3,000 million – of which Bht 1,800 million is the building construction value – is expected to generate a wave of excitement because of its many new offerings for consumers in Thailand. It is also expected to be a major new tourism draw in Bangkok that will attract visitors from around the region who are familiar with the Takashimaya brand’s promise to provide one of the widest and most exclusive selections of products.

Mrs. Pasinee Limatibul, Chairman of ICONSIAM Co., Ltd., said, “Our joint venture with Takashimaya will help fulfill our promise to make ICONSIAM a place where the best of the world meets the best of Thailand. Takashimaya selects only the primest locations for its new stores and establishing a new, global landmark store at ICONSIAM further strengthens ICONSIAM’s position as a new landmark location for Bangkok.” 

Mr. Yutaka Yamaguchi, Managing Director of Thailand’s project, Takashimaya Co., Ltd., said, “Our new store in Bangkok will be a sensation.  We know that ICONSIAM’s location will attract millions of visitors annually from around the region, and the world.  We aim to complement that with one of the strongest supply chains in this sector to offer consumers a host of ‘first-time-in-Thailand‘ Japanese and international brands. There will be a great selection of products that will be exclusively available at this location.

“We look forward to working closely with Thai manufacturers, suppliers and service providers as well as distributors of Thai products to create an exciting new retail experience that brings together an extraordinary and complete range of products.”

He said that Takashimaya is studying plans for the potential opening of more stores in Thailand in the future.

Mr. Narong Chearavanont, Vice Chairman of ICONSIAM Co., Ltd. said, “Our goal is to help make Bangkok the Retail Capital of Asia. This important investment in Thailand by a top Japanese department store operator is a sign of confidence in the strength of the domestic economy. The joint venture enhances Thai-Japanese commercial relations and will also help Thai products find markets in Japan through Takashimaya’s distribution system.”

Established more than 180 years ago, Takashimaya is one of Japan’s most admired department store operators, with 22 stores in operation.

Mr. Yutaka said, “Thailand is an important destination for Takashimaya because Thai per capita income is reaching a level that will create a rapidly expanding customer base of people who both seek and can afford the type of quality products we offer.”

Takashimaya at ICONSIAM opens in 2017 with a gross floor area of around 36,000 square metres spread over seven floors, carrying a full line of luxury brands, cosmetics, ladies’ wear, ladies’ accessories, men’s wear and accessories, lifestyle products, as well as premium food and beverage offerings.

Takashimaya’s group sales were in excess of US$ 9,000 million (approximately Bht 300,000 million) in 2013.

For further information:
Iconsiam Co., Ltd.: S.Niyomsen — Tel: +662-658 1000 ext.2260
Bangkok Public Relations Ltd.: P.Kwantientong — Tel: +662-664 9500 ext.115

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October 22, 2014 at 3:33 pm

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TRACE And The Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore) Partner To Bring Greater Transparency To The Aerospace Industry

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. and SINGAPORE  /PRNewswire/ — TRACE, a globally recognized anti-bribery and due diligence organization, and the Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore) have signed an agreement to promote internationally accepted due diligence standards to the aerospace industry. The partnership will allow AAIS to provide its members with exclusive access to TRACEcertification, the only due diligence review that allows third parties to own their verified compliance information. “Since it was founded over a decade ago, TRACE has been actively engaged with the aerospace industry in the U.S. and abroad,” saidAlexandra Wrage, president of TRACE. “We’re pleased to partner with AAIS to provide TRACEcertification and training as a means to support their compliance efforts.”

The agreement between TRACE and AAIS, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting competitiveness within the aerospace industry in Singapore, demonstrates that AAIS encourages its member companies to work with TRACE on the TRACEcertification process.

“TRACE sets the bar for global compliance standards and we’re pleased to be in partnership with them,” saidKenneth Ang, Chief Executive of AAIS. “To boost our members’ new business efforts, we believe that TRACEcertification can give TRACE Certified AAIS members a competitive advantage. It’s a point of differentiation in the marketplace and aligns well with the aerospace industry’s continuous efforts to improve in their compliance practices.”

In the past 12 months, TRACE’s global reach has expanded significantly, with new business partnerships inTurkey, Ghana, Hungary, Zambia and Libya, as well as a new on-the-ground presence in Dubai, Manila and New Delhi. The growing network of TRACE offices and professional partnerships enables TRACE to better address the heightened need for anti-bribery compliance services worldwide.


TRACE provides an end-to-end, cost-effective and practical solution for anti-bribery and third party compliance. TRACE International is a leading anti-bribery business association that pools resources to provide members with technology-enabled compliance tools and an expansive knowledge center. TRACE members include hundreds of multinational corporations, as well as thousands of small and medium-sized enterprises throughout the world. TRACE International works with TRACE Incorporated to offer both members and non-members customizable risk-based due diligence, training and advisory services. With a shared mission to advance commercial transparency, TRACE International and TRACE Incorporated provide companies with one complete anti-bribery and third party compliance solution.

For more information, visit

About the Association of Aerospace Industries

The Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore) or “AAIS”, a non-profit organization, is a leading industry association dedicated to promoting competitiveness within the Singapore aerospace industry.  It represents organizations from the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO), Aerospace Manufacturing, Research and Development / Training sectors and suppliers for civil air transport and aerospace defense.

Working with government agencies, AAIS aims to assist aerospace organizations in growing existing businesses and developing new businesses/partnerships regionally and globally by facilitating strategies in innovation, competitiveness, technical standards and accreditation.

For more information, visit

Source: TRACE

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October 22, 2014 at 3:30 pm

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RS Components Introduces Duo of Integrated Dual-Wavelength Red and Infrared Laser Diodes that Offer Stable Power Output

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-New dual-laser optoelectronic components from Panasonic offer reduced size and weight for use in multiple applications in computing, industrial and biomedical markets

SINGAPORE, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has introduced a pair of new single-chip dual-wavelength red/infrared laser diodes that offer high output characteristics in a compact size. Manufactured by Panasonic, a worldwide leader in optoelectronic semiconductors, these devices are ideal for use in optical disk drives, barcode readers and a multitude of sensing-based applications such as laser distance sensors for industrial use, or flow cytometers in biomedical applications.

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The new Panasonic laser diodes provide a single-chip solution, eliminating the need for multiple components, with both red and infrared lasers on board a small flat three-pin package. Offering stable power output even under high temperatures, these new dual wavelength laser diodes are roughly 20 to 30 per cent more efficient than conventional laser diodes. In addition, the devices also exhibit exceptional accuracy in laser beam spacing, leading to greater design-in flexibility.

The LNCT22PK01WW and LNCT28PF01WW are MOCVD (Metal-Organic Chemical Vapour Deposition) fabricated 660nm and 780nm band dual-wavelength devices that feature a multi-quantum-well structure that has been adapted to fit an open frame type package to reduce size and weight.

Key specifications of the LNCT22PK01WW / LNCT28PF01WW are: dual wavelengths of 661/661nm (typical) and 785/783nm (typical); output power of 280/300mW (pulse) for red and 380/380mW (pulse) for infrared; and an operating temperature range of 10 to +85 degree Celsius for both devices.

These two new dual-wavelength laser diodes from Panasonic are RoHS compliant and are now available via RS Components in EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

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 2014had revenues of GBP1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at

About Panasonic

From capacitors, through batteries, to robots  the Europe-wide sales of a broad range of industrial products form the core business of Panasonic Industrial Europe. The group comprises the continental European company Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Europe GmbH with its headquarters in Hamburg, Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Europe (UK) GmbH located in London and Panasonic Energy Europe NV established in Brussels. In just two years after its incorporation on 1st April 1998, the company established its growth-oriented course. Some 300 people are employed in the Sales, Marketing and Support Divisions.

Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Europe GmbH, based in Hamburg, Germany, is responsible for continental European sales and marketing of the comprehensive industrial product range. The company also has sales and support offices in France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, etc., as well as other branch offices in Germany.

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

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October 22, 2014 at 2:48 pm

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