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With the largest LCD touchscreen, the Fluke TiX series takes Infrared Cameras to a whole new level

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-TiX560 and TiX520 Infrared Cameras offer a full 180-degree articulating lens and premium in-field viewing with the only 5.7 inch responsive LCD touchscreen in its class*
EVERETT, Wash., March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Sometimes the infrared images you need to capture are the ones that are almost impossible to take. With a full 180-degree articulating lens and 5.7 inch touchscreen, the new Fluke® TiX560 and TiX520 Infrared Cameras allow thermographers to easily navigate over, under, and around objects to preview and capture images with ease. The cameras are ideal for predictive maintenance, R&D, oil and gas, and utility applications where flexibility and higher resolution are essential.

The TiX560 and TiX520 feature a 5.7 inch responsive LCD touchscreen — the largest in its class with 150 percent more viewing area compared to a 3.5 inch screen. The large screen enables thermographers to quickly identify issues while still in the field as well as easily edit images directly on the camera – eliminating time in the office; time better spent solving the problem.

SuperResolution mode boosts resolution four times so the normal 320 x 240 (76,800 pixel) resolution of the images captured increases, to 640 x 480 (307,200 pixels) revealing even greater detail to better identify problems that might have been missed with lower resolution cameras. Optional telephoto and wide-angle lenses add versatility to meet a wide variety of applications.

Out of focus images may produce inaccurate temperature measurements that can be off by as much as 20 degrees, making it easy to miss potential problems. To ensure consistently in-focus images, the cameras feature LaserSharp® Auto Focus, exclusive to Fluke, which uses a built-in laser distance meter to pinpoint the target, and accurately calculate and display the distance.

The cameras also feature Fluke IR-Fusion® technology with Picture-in-Picture, full visible light, and AutoBlend™ modes for easier identification and reporting of problems. On-board advanced analytics allow users to adjust or enhance images right on the camera without additional software. Also included is Fluke SmartView® software, which provides a suite of advanced tools to view, optimize, annotate, and analyze infrared images, and generate fully customizable professional reports.

Fluke Connect

TiX560 and TiX520 are part of the Fluke Connect™ system (where available) — the world’s largest portfolio of connected tools — which allows technicians to wirelessly transmit measurement data from their test tools to their smart phones and tablets for secure storage on the cloud and universal team access from the field.** Fluke Connect with ShareLive™ video call enables teams to easily share and access infrared inspections on the go and look at trends over time. The Fluke Connect app can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

For more information about the Fluke TiX560 and TiX520 Infrared Cameras, visit:


Compared to industrial handheld infrared cameras with 320×240 detector resolution as of February 2, 2015.


Within your provider’s wireless service area. Fluke Connect is not available in all countries.

Fluke Corporation

For information on Fluke tools and applications, or to find the location of your nearest distributor, please contact Fluke South East Asia Pte Ltd, 1 Clementi Loop #06-02/03/04 Singapore 129808, call +65-6799-5566, fax +65-6799-5577, e-mail or visit the Fluke website at

About Fluke

Founded in 1948, Fluke Corporation is the world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, and metrologists who install, troubleshoot and manage industrial, electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes.

Fluke is a registered trademark of Fluke Corporation. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. For more information, visit the Fluke website.

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March 24, 2015 at 6:10 pm

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TechPro2: A brand new look for the specialised training project’s website

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— The new TechPro2 website is online as of today. This project came into being as the result of the collaboration between CNH Industrial and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The goal: to allow students from all over the world, wishing to undertake studies in the automobile and commercial vehicles sector, to find all of the useful information regarding the initiative as well as to provide support to operators in the sector that are looking for new technical personnel.

LONDON, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — CNH Industrial and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) present the new website for their TechPro2 initiative: a brand new look, new contents, and new features dedicated to students, dealers and workshops that are looking for new talent for their businesses.

TechPro2 is a professional training project set up in 2008 as the result of a collaboration between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and CNH Industrial together with the Salesians of Don Bosco. The programme provides professional vocational training for young people. Its aim is to find, train and place highly qualified personnel in the automotive and commercial vehicles sector, especially within the authorised CNH Industrial and FCA networks. This is also being done with the help of the Salesians of Don Bosco. This initiative has expanded over the years and today counts some 55 vocational training centres around the world, with more than 9,300 students and has provided more than 240 thousand hours of professional training, in eight different languages.

The new website – – has a brand new look, contents and functionalities that have been updated so that students, dealers and workshops can all access information in a simple and efficient manner, presenting both new employment opportunities and qualified personnel for businesses. In addition to being able to find all the information concerning the project and its developments in the different areas of the world where it is active, students can also directly contact the schools whose detailed information and training courses are listed on the new site.

Operators in the sector, such as workshops and dealers looking for new and qualified staff, can alternatively get in touch with the schools in order to set up internships or new career paths for those students who are nearing the end of their professional training.

Another important update to this website is that students and professionals have the possibility to fill in an online form through which, a message will automatically be sent both to the schools concerned as well as the respective project managers at CNH Industrial and in FCA. This allows for the progress of the project to be constantly monitored. As such, the TechPro2 initiative fulfils its two objectives: to guide young people from disadvantaged backgrounds that are looking for concrete job opportunities into the labour market, as well as to meet the needs of specialised operators for the various FCA and CNH Industrial authorised dealerships and workshops.

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 website:

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), the seventh-largest automaker in the world, designs, engineers, manufactures and sells passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, components and production systems worldwide. The Group’s automotive brands are: Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Lancia, Ram, SRT, Ferrari and Maserati, in addition to Mopar, the parts and service brand. The Group’s businesses also include Comau (production systems), Magneti Marelli (components) and Teksid (iron and castings). FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (“FCAU”) and the Mercato Telematico Azionario in Milan (“FCA”).

Media contacts:

Sara Buosi

Marco Belletti

CNH Industrial Corporate Communications – Italy

FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Press Office


EMEA Communications

Press Officer Institutional Communications

Laura Overall

Alessia Domanico

Corporate Communications Manager

Corporate Communications

CNH Industrial

CNH Industrial

Tel. +44 (0)1268 292 468

Tel: +44 (0)2077 660 326

Source: CNH Industrial

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March 24, 2015 at 6:04 pm

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Communications Minister To Open Datacenter and Cloud Conference in Iskandar

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— “The event is important not only to Malaysia but also to the South East Asia region”

LONDON, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — As investment agencies worldwide turn their attention to promoting the benefits of their locations for building datacenters or outsourcing, a new player in south-east Asia — Iskandar — is beginning to consolidate its position in this increasingly competitive arena.

Next month, government, businesses and international experts will gather in Johor for a regional enterprise datacenter conference ( and Datuk Ismailbin Ibrahim, CEO of the Iskandar Regional Development Authority will make its claim as the next big datacenter opportunity for the expanding sector in south-east Asia.

The event will be officiated by Dato’ Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, Minister of Communication and Multimedia Malaysia. In addition, Dato’ Sri Idris Jala, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department and CEO of Performance Management Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) is speaking on Malaysia’s journey in the Economic Transformation Program and how datacenters are positioned as one of the sectors identified to contribute to the national gross income of Malaysia.

Johor’s geographic position at the tip of Malaysia on the opposite side of the Singapore Straits provides easy access from the island state and importantly offers a wealth of land. In support of its vision, the conference will hear from representatives of operating companies to discuss datacenter deployments, fiber connectivity, the critical issue of energy supply and from the government agency MDeC responsible for driving inward investment in the tech sector.

The conference to be held in Iskandar, Johor on 8-9 April, and is enhanced by the presence of a range of international experts including Markku Lepisto, Technology Evangelist, APAC, Amazon Web Services, Christophe Maisonnave, Data Center Facilities Strategies Services Manager, Hewlett Packard, Shinya Kukita, Chief Engineer, Global Business Unit, NEC Corporation, John Murray, Chief Executive Officer, Brunei International Gateway, Gautam Saxena, Director, Head of Asia Media & Telecom, Merrill Lynch and Zou Xiaoteng, Chief Engineer of Data Center Infrastructure Solution, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd as well as other experts. The event will also host a special Finance and Investment symposium.

A key objective is to provide a current assessment of the datacenter sector in the region, as well as new business opportunities, how far the sector has moved in valuations, current and future risk, and forward outlook for IT infrastructure assets. It covers cloud, a comparative analysis of data governance across the region, finance and investment, new technological innovation such as modular datacenters, and a special panel on enterprise criteria in selecting sites for datacenter locations. Datuk Ismail Bin Ibrahim, CEO, Iskandar Regional Development Authority, Iskandar Regional Development Authority will also present the vision for the region.

“The event is important not only to Malaysia but also to the South East Asia region as Iskandar increasingly takes a position as an alternative hub for hosting and colocation. Combined with the existing Data Centre hub in Cyberjaya, Malaysia is poised to be the regional hub for cloud and content services,” commented Dato’ Yasmin Mahmood, CEO, MDeC. “Bringing together users and business leaders with an expert academy of speakers, the event also has a content rich agenda and high business networking values.”

“This is a much needed opportunity for datacenter businesses and investors in south-east Asia to assess opportunities outside of Singapore, so far the dominant market in the region,” commented Steve Wallage, Managing Director, BroadGroup Consulting and chairman of the conference. “Growth in the datacenter sector has been sustained globally and our forecasts suggest tremendous expansion in south-east Asia in the coming years.Johor’s proximity to Singapore and the availability of land certainly presents a powerful proposition.”

Designed for regional and international enterprises who are invited to attend the conference on a complimentary basis, the organizers will also host tour of Johor and the proposed datacenter sites and meet government and agency officials during their stay.

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March 24, 2015 at 6:01 pm

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Hamburg is Germany’s Nominee for the 2024 Olympic Games

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HAMBURG, Germany, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Today the General Assembly of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) has voted in favour of Hamburg as the official German nominee for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The north German city of Hamburg prevailed over Berlin and aims to present games with short distances, on the water and in the heart of Europe’s second largest port.

Hamburg’s First Mayor Olaf Scholz comments: “It would be excellent for Germany to host the Olympics for the first time since 1972. Not only the German sports sector, but also Germany as a whole would greatly benefit from hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games. It would be a great honour for us to welcome the world to Hamburg.”

The concept is sustainable and compact: An industrial-site in the port will be converted into the “Olympic City”, including the Olympic Village and the Olympic Park. The new quarter is situated only one kilometre from the city centre and will be changed into an inner city residential area after the Olympics. The Olympic Hall will be transformed into a cruise terminal and the Olympic Stadium will be largely retained for subsequent use. Moreover, the Hamburg Olympics will be climate-neutral, as energy demand and transport policies will focus on CO2 neutrality. The majority of competition venues will be within easy reach within a radius of 10 kilometres, perfect for using bikes. For Hamburg, the Olympic Games are a prime urban development project for the future, connecting the city center with suburbs south of the river Elbe.

In 2024, Hamburg aims to host games that are close to the public. During the last weeks Hamburg’s locals showcased their support and enthusiasm for the Olympics with more than 100 events held across the city. To support the decision, the DOSB conducted a representative survey in the applicant cities: 64 percent in Hamburg voted in favour of the games. The final decision will be taken by the citizens in autumn with a referendum on the official application.

Hamburg Marketing GmbH
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Source: Hamburg Marketing GmbH

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March 24, 2015 at 5:50 pm

Posted in Travel

World Halal Summit 2015 Set to Energise the Halal Ecosystem Through Thought Leadership

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Unveiling key topics and speakers of the World Halal Summit 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – The World Halal Summit (WHS), hosted by Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia and co-organised and managed by Shapers Malaysia Sdn Bhd — comprising of the 12th Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS), and six focused forums — is scheduled to be held from 30th March – 4th April 2015 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
The World Halal Summit (WHS) — comprising of the 12th Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS), and six focused forums — is scheduled to be held from 30th March to 4th April 2015 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia.
The World Halal Summit (WHS) — comprising of the 12th Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS), and six focused forums — is scheduled to be held from 30th March to 4th April 2015 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia.

Themed “Energising the Halal Ecosystem”, WHS 2015 is organised to encourage trading, networking and knowledge sharing amongst industry players and stakeholders, academics, and Islamic scholars, with the aim to unite the global Halal marketplace.

The forums will collectively discuss, deliberate and chart the direction for the next phase of growth within the global Halal ecosystem, and create new, innovative technologies for the industry.

Four forums — Certifiers Forum, Academics Forum, Scholars Forum and Business Forum – will address issues of genuine concern to industry stakeholders, to learn from new research and market data, to share expertise and experience, and to bring together some of the brightest, most creative minds in the industry.

The Certifiers Forum will tackle many of the on-going issues in the increasingly complex Halal food industry, such as finding common ground for global Halal standards and accreditation; the Academics Forum will explore ways to encourage the growth of new academic courses and programmes to equip a new generation of skilled experts to build on the existing foundations, and move forward into the next decade; the Scholars Forum will draws on the wealth of knowledge from respected ulama and Islamic scholars from around the world with dialogues on topics relevant to the wider Islamic economy such as food commodity speculation; and the Business Forum will open up new horizons for the business community of both entrepreneurs and investors by highlighting many aspects of the global Islamic economy, from food and agriculture to risk management to crowdfunding.

Over 70 confirmed key speakers and panellists for these forums include H.E. Nabil bin Ameen Molla, Secretary General of GCC Standardization Organization, Saudi Arabia; Dr. Mustafa Ceric, Former Mufti of Bosnia and Herzegovina; Abdullah al-Awar, CEO of Dubai Islamic Economy Development Corporation; Ms. Farah Al Zarooni, Director of Accreditation for Emirates Standards and Metrology Authority (ESMA), Dubai; Mr. Ihsan Ovut, Secretary General of Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC), Turkey; and senior representatives from the following companies and organisations: International Islamic Halal Authority, Saudi Arabia, Islamic World Entrepreneurs Network (ISWEN), Turkey; McDonald’s International, Dubai; DinarStandard, USA; Ethnic Focus, UK; MasterCard Asia/Pacific; Alchemiya Media, UK;, Malaysia; Crowdcube Ltd., UK; and many more.

The 6th JAKIM International Halal Certification Bodies Convention will convene 70+ Halal certification bodies from around the world. Speakers from relevant government agencies, corporations and organisations will discuss technical issues relating to certification management systems and standards across various sub-sectors such as ingredients, food biotechnology, and testing and analysis, amongst others, with reference to the Malaysian Halal Standard.

With speakers and panelists from banking and finance organisations, research and development institutes, government agencies, and Halal-related companies, the 8th World Halal Conference will reflect upon the need for a renewed global effort to further strengthen the integration of industries within the Halal ecosystem towards the realisation of a holistic Halal economy.

The World Halal Summit 2015 continues to build on over a decade of hosting international Halal market events, and anticipates uniting old acquaintances and new friends to explore the next horizon of this global market.

WHS 2015 is a joint effort between Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) and Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM), led by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). The International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Zilzar Technology, Maybank Berhad, Malaysian Airlines System Berhad and MasterCard comes on board as WHS strategic partners.

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Redza Abdullah
Communications & PR
WHS Secretariat
Tel: +603 6203 4433
Mobile: +6019 273 6969

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March 24, 2015 at 10:32 am

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Verifone Mobile Money and MTN Announce Agreement to Deliver Retail Payment Device to MTN Mobile Money Customers

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AUCKLAND, New Zealand and DUBAI, United Arab Emirates  /PRNewswire/ — Verifone Mobile Money and MTN Group, today announced an agreement to deliver retail payment devices to merchants across 16 of MTN’s operating countries. The solution will enable customers to pay for goods and services using their mobile phone and MTN Mobile Money wallet, while merchants will be provided with payment terminal solutions from Verifone.

“We are excited to partner with MTN to enable their growing base of 219 million subscribers, particularly the 22 million MTN Mobile Money users, to use this innovative retail enablement software,” said Chris Jones, CEO, Verifone Mobile Money. “Access to mobile money boosts financial inclusion and prosperity, offering mobile phone users a convenient and safe way to access a variety of financial services.

“This partnership will provide merchants with the technology needed to accept mobile payments from MTN’s growing mobile money customer base. Working with MTN, we also intend to provide merchants with additional ways to leverage this technology to further enhance the consumer experience.”

MTN Group Head of Mobile Financial Services, Serigne Dioum, said: “We have created a customer experience where the mobile phone remains truly central to retail payment, thus ensuring continuity with our mobile financial services. This partnership will also allow contactless payment in the near future. As MTN, we are hopeful that our relationship with Verifone will contribute to the growth of mobile retail payments in markets where cash remains predominant.”

About Verifone Mobile Money (

Verifone Mobile Money is a joint venture between Verifone Systems Inc. and Mobilis Networks Limited to provide complete mobile money solutions designed to meet the needs of mobile operators for telco-based money transfer and payment services in emerging markets.

VeriFone Mobile Money offers a complete mobile money solution for mobile money providers in emerging markets. In addition to mobile money transfer services, VeriFone Mobile Money delivers quick and easy mobile money payment acceptance at the point-of-sale through VeriFone Inc.’s range of secure biometric and contactless payment acceptance devices.

About the MTN Group

Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a leading emerging market operator, connecting subscribers in 22 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africaunder the share code: “MTN.” As of 30 September 2014, MTN recorded 219,2 million subscribers across its operations in Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (CongoBrazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia. Visit us at,,

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March 24, 2015 at 9:23 am

Posted in Uncategorized