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NSFOCUS Launches Tri-Dimensional Defense Solution for Web Application Security

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-Purpose-Built, End-to-End Solution Protects Enterprise Websites and the Entire Web Application Life Cycle

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — As the destructiveness, quantity, frequency and methods of web application attacks continue to dramatically increase, enterprises and data centers are forced to re-think their web application security. Network security experts NSFOCUS announced today a Tri-dimensional Defense Solution that not only acts as single-point solution to protect enterprise web sites, but also as a multi-dimensional solution that covers the entire web application lifecycle.

The solution consists of technical-layer modules that automate detection, protection and manual service functions. They are capable of working independently of each other or as a single, organic unit to deliver an end-to-end, comprehensive web application security platform. NSFOCUS is the only vendor to offer an integrated web application security solution based on its own products and services, including:

  • Detection module — Incorporates the NSFOCUS web vulnerability scanning system to accurately scan for web application layer vulnerabilities in the proactive and operational stages of the web life cycle. When combined with the protection module, it acts as a virtual patch and functions as a scanning sensor that then shares scanned data with the operation module.
  • Protection module — Uses the NSFOCUS web application firewall (WAF) to protect web servers. With built-in, precise web application signatures and behavior-based algorithms, the WAF protects all the real-time attacks from the application layer, as well as DDoS attacks from layer 3 to 7. Additionally, the WAF also incorporates results from the WebSafe SaaS to generate virtual patch protection.
  • Operation module — The NSFOCUS WebSafe SaaS is a cloud-managed service for web servers. As an integral part of the operations module it can be combined with the protection module to independently and remotely monitor, scan and manage customer websites as well as customer-side detection and protection appliances.

Jiong Liu, security solutions architect, NSFOCUS, said:

“Many enterprises today have purchased what they assume are relevant web protection devices. However, what they don’t realize is that company web applications are still at risk from web attacks. To protect vulnerable applications, it is important that companies incorporate universal countermeasures that protect the web application life cycle and technical structure of their networks. This solution helps enterprises (especially e-Commerce, government, energy, financial services and online gaming) solve web application security problems while relieving them of routine maintenance, and gives data center customers the ability to offer value-added services.”

About NSFOCUS

NSFOCUS, Inc. is a global provider of distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation solutions and services. Founded in 2000, the company provides enterprise-level, carrier-grade solutions and services for DDoS mitigation, web security and enterprise-level network security. With more than a decade of experience in DDoS research and development and mitigation, NSFOCUS has helped customers around the world maintain high levels of Internet security, website uptime and business operations to ensure that their online systems remain available. The NSFOCUS Anti-DDoS System (ADS) empowers customers to find and fend off a variety of incidents, from simple network layer attacks to more sophisticated and potentially damaging application-layer attacks, all while guaranteeing legitimate traffic gets through to networks and corporate-critical systems. For more information, visit www.nsfocus.com.

Source: NSFOCUS
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May 14, 2015 at 4:56 pm

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Fair Highlights — Dinosaur Fossils on Display at Mineral & Gem Asia 2015

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Mineral & Gem Asia’s first edition will be held from 27 to 30 June 2015 at the AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong. Organised by UBM Asia, the fair will gather around 100 local and overseas exhibitors in about 12,000sqm of exhibition space. Participants include exhibitors from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mainland China, France,Germany, Hong Kong region, India, Italy, Morocco, Myanmar, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Spain, Sri Lanka and the United States. Showcases will include a variety of rough and polished gemstones, fossils, decorative and ancient stones, art pieces and rough, loose, semi- and fully finished mineral products.

Apart from the dazzling display of rare mineral specimens, three dinosaur fossils await to awe visitors. The dinosaur fossils include a pair of dinosaur fossils in fighting position – Allosaurus atrox & Suuwassea emiliea – which will be displayed for the first time in Asia. Tyrannosaurus Rex — King Kong, which was displayed at the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2014, will be displayed at Mineral & Gem Asia as well. In addition, a three-dimensional model of the Thermopolis Archaeopteryx specimen, the first of its kind, will also be displayed.

“The launch of Mineral & Gem Asia is an important milestone in UBM Asia’s fair history. We are glad that the fair is receiving great support from the industry,” said UBM Asia Senior Vice President Wolfram Diener. “Not only will it showcase rare mineral specimens, the fair will also display invaluable dinosaur fossils.”

Allosaurus atrox & Suuwassea emilieae in fighting position

A pair of fighting dinosaur fossils -- the Allosaurus and Suuwassea from Miramare Castle, Italy
A pair of fighting dinosaur fossils — the Allosaurus and Suuwassea from Miramare Castle, Italy

The Allosaurus is a genus of large theropod dinosaur that lived 155 to 150 million years ago during the late Jurassic period. Allosaurus was a large bipedal predator. Its skull was large and equipped with dozens of large, sharp teeth. Relative to the large and powerful hind limbs, its three-fingered forelimbs were small, and the body was balanced by a long and heavily muscled tail.
(Source: Wikipedia.com)

Meanwhile, the Suuwassea is a genus of diplodocoid sauropod dinosaur found in the Upper Jurassic strata of the Morrison Formation, located in southern Carbon County, Montana, USA. Suuwassea is a basal diplodocoid, characterised by skull and axial skeleton features it shares with Diplodocidae and Dicraeosauridae though it is too primitive to pertain to any of the latter clades.
(Source: Wikipedia.com)

Allosaurus atrox and Suuwassea emilieae will be displayed in a fighting position. It is the first time for such a dramatic scene to be displayed in Asia and Mineral & Gem Asia is honoured to host such a landmark exhibition.

The Dinosaur Fossil -- Tyrannosaurus Rex (King Kong) sponsored by a private collector
The Dinosaur Fossil — Tyrannosaurus Rex (King Kong) sponsored by a private collector

Tyrannosaurus Rex — King Kong

Tyrannosaurus Rex — King Kong, was found in the Hell Creek Formation in the Badlands of Montana.  The cretaceous levels are from Maastrichtian ages, are aged between 65 and 70 million years and were formed in a delta environment under hot and humid climate conditions.  Approximately 65% of the skeleton of this Tyrannosaurus Rex has been preserved and thus this specimen is considered as one of the most complete ever found.  The missing bones were made out of resin moulds to complete the skeleton. This specimen owes its nickname “King Kong” to its black bone colour.  As such, King Kong is not a composite specimen, like most of the mounted and exposed Tyrannosaurus Rex skeletons.

Three-dimensional model of the Thermopolis Archaeopteryx

Archaeopteryx is a genus of bird-like dinosaurs that is transitional between feather-carrying dinosaurs and modern birds.  The name derives from the ancient Greek, meaning “ancient” and “feather” or “wing.”  Archaeopteryx, which lived 150 million years ago, was found in the Jurassic limestone beds near the German town of Solnhofen.  A total of 12 fossils in various stages of preservation have been unearthed.  The feathers are of an advanced form (flight feathers); the fossils are evidence that the evolution of feathers began before the Late Jurassic.
(Source: Archaeopteryx: An Early Bird; Ancient birds flew on all fours)

Register now to get a visitor’s badge in advance

Visitor pre-registration for Mineral & Gem Asia is now open. Please visit http://www.mineralandgem.com/pre-registration/en. Pre-registration enables visitors to avoid long lines at the registration counters and enjoy free admission. For walk-in visitors who did not pre-register, admission fees are HK$20 for ages 11-17 and HK$50 for ages 18 and above. Visitors below 11 years old can enjoy free entry. Visitors under the age of 11 must always be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Mineral & Gem Asia will run at the AsiaWorld-Expo in parallel with the 2015 edition of the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair at the HKCEC, which is scheduled for June 25 to 28.

Fair opening dates and hours

27 – 29 June 2015

10:30am – 6:00pm

30 June 2015

10:30am – 5:00pm

Fair venue:
Halls 3 & 6 of AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong

For visiting enquiries, please contact:
Visitor Promotion Department, Jewellery Fairs, UBM Asia Ltd
Tel: (852) 2516 2192    Fax: (852) 3749 7344
Email: visitmgf-hk@ubm.com

For Press enquiries, please contact:
Marketing Communications, Jewellery Fairs, UBM Asia
Tel: (852) 2516 2135    Fax: (852) 3749 7318
Email: wendy.pang@ubm.com

Notes to Editors:

About UBM Asia’s jewellery fairs (http://www.jewellerynetasia.com/)
UBM Asia, organiser of the most professional international jewellery fairs globally, offers opportunities to the world’s jewellery trade. UBM Asia’s jewellery fairs attract over 100,000 trade buyers and over 10,000 exhibitors from around the world. The September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, with over 3,630 exhibitors and over 52,000 visitors, is the world’s number one fine jewellery event. The June Fair is Asia’s biggest mid-year international jewellery fair. UBM Asia also organises jewellery fairs in Shenzhen, Hangzhou and Shanghai inChina; Chennai, Delhi, Gujarat, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai in India; Japan; Istanbul in Turkey; Singapore;Taiwan; Freiburg in Germany; and Moscow and St Petersburg in Russia.
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Source: UBM Asia

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May 14, 2015 at 3:21 pm

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ONE15 Marina Club Named Green Maritime Company of the Year

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — ONE15 Marina Club, an ultimate lifestyle waterfront destination inAsia, was awarded the “Green Maritime Company of the Year” at the 11th edition of the Asia Boating Awards held on 1 May 2015. The award recognises the leisure marina businesses in Asia that have contributed to the protection of the environment.

Brian E. Werner (center), General Manager of ONE Degree 15 Marina Club accepting the Green Maritime Company of the Year Award at the 11th Asia Boating Awards in Hong Kong. [Photo: Asia-Pacific Boating]
Brian E. Werner (center), General Manager of ONE Degree 15 Marina Club accepting the Green Maritime Company of the Year Award at the 11th Asia Boating Awards in Hong Kong. [Photo: Asia-Pacific Boating]

Established by Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines in 2005, the Asia Boating Awards is an annual event that acknowledges the best of the maritime industry in Asia and internationally. It also serves as a benchmark for the industry in the Asia-Pacific region. This year, the Awards saw nearly 200 industry leaders and VIPs from all around the world as the event kick-started with a range of Snow Leopard cocktails, followed by a 5-course dinner with Torres wine pairings and the presentation of the prestigious trophies, made of Baccarat crystal.

“We are thrilled to have achieved such high recognition for our efforts to protect the environment,” said Brian E. Werner, General Manager of ONE15 Marina Club, commenting on the award win. “This is a testament to ONE15’s eco-friendly practices and initiatives, and we will continue to display exemplary environmental stewardship for future generations to enjoy a cleaner Earth.”

Besides its recent win, ONE15 Marina Club was also the first marina in the region to achieve the internationally-recognised certification for Environment Management, the ISO 14001, in 2007. This standard ensures consumers that products and services offered by the Club have the lowest possible environmental impact and that they comply with all environmental laws, regulations and other requirements. For example, pontoons around the Club’s marina are made from composite wood, a fully sustainable resource made from reclaimed wood and polymer, as opposed to timber.

The Club’s Environmental Policy pledges to operate a clean and sustainable marina with minimal pollution and waste. To achieve this, the Club offers a waste pump-out system to ensure that waste materials from vessels are not discharged into the waters. In addition, strict regulations in the Club’s byelaws prohibit boat-owners from activities that may disrupt the marine’s ecosystem, such as fishing or depositing pollutants. Designated washing areas for yachts also limit the contact between harmful washing liquids or detergent and the marine life.

In conjunction with its commitment to environmentally-friendly practices, ONE15 Marina Club embarked on its own eco-initiative in 2008  Project Perna  which involves the breeding of mussels, also known as Perna Viridis, under the marina pontoon. These mussels function as filter feeders, helping to remove pollutants from the waters and provide a source of food for the fishes within the marina.

Additionally, ONE15 Marina Club takes special efforts to preserve and calibrate the growth of the marina’s eco-system. This can be seen in its World Ocean Day Celebrations in 2009 when the Club collaborated with theNational University of Singapore’s (NUS) Department of Biological Sciences in a coral project to re-establish corals in the marina. The project involves the installation of small coral fragments, also known as “nubbins,” from healthy colonies to encourage the development of coral habitats.

Aside from keeping the marina pollutant-free with a thriving marine biosphere, the Club is also mindful about other aspects of conservation. For instance, the Club participates in the annual worldwide movement, Earth Hour, organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF); in which it encouraged its hotel guests to switch off all non-essential lights for an hour.

About ONE15 Marina Club

Since its inauguration in 2007, ONE15 Marina Club is the winner of several international accolades including the Outstanding Hospitality Award at the Helm Magazine Singapore Yacht Show Awards 2013, Asian Marina of the Year consecutively from 2012  2014, Best Asian Marina/Best Yachting Club 2009 and the prestigious FIVE Gold Anchor Award. The Club also has the honour of hosting upscale international yachting events including the Clipper 2013 14 Round the World Yacht Race, the Volvo Ocean Race 2008/09, Asia Superyacht Conference 2009  2011, Asia Pacific Superyacht Conference 2012 and 2013, the Asia Pacific Yachting Conference 2014 2015 and the Singapore Yacht Show 2011  2015. Located in Sentosa Cove, the prime leisure district ofSingapore, ONE15 Marina Club features a beautiful marina of 270 berths with facilities to accommodate megayachts of up to 200 feet. The well-appointed clubhouse encompasses world-class facilities including fine restaurants and bars, luxurious suite rooms, a modern spa, a well-equipped gymnasium, members’ and kids’ lounges as well as conference and meeting rooms. Evoking the glamour and elegance of Monte Carlo, ONE15 Marina Club is Asia’s most desired waterfront leisure destination.

www.one15marina.com

For media enquiries, please contact:
Pamela Tan
Assistant Manager, Marketing and Communications
ONE15 Marina Club
pamelatan@one15marina.com
(65) 6305 9671

Hannah Lee
Corporate Communications Executive
ONE15 Marina Club
hannahlee@one15marina.com
(65) 6309 3482

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Source: ONE15 Marina Club

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May 14, 2015 at 11:50 am

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CenturyLink adds hydro-electric-powered data center services in central Washington

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— New facility offers global enterprises low-cost power and high resiliency services ideal for cloud and disaster recovery solutions
MONROE, La., May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the opening of a new data center in central Washington, adding hydro-electric-powered data center services to CenturyLink’s hybrid IT services portfolio. The facility offers global enterprises low power costs, and its high resiliency and geographic location make it ideal for cloud and disaster recovery solutions.

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The data center, located in Moses Lake, Washington, will ultimately support up to 30 megawatts of IT load on the site, with an initial ramp to 8 megawatts.

“CenturyLink’s new low-cost power data center services provide many benefits to our customers, including a highly resilient solution coupled with power costs and efficiency metrics that rank among the best in the industry, and the facility serves as an excellent disaster recovery location,” said David Meredith, senior vice president, CenturyLink. “Enterprises enjoy global access to CenturyLink’s portfolio of cloud and managed hybrid IT services, and we continue to extend the reach of our data center footprint to new markets to meet from the needs of our customers.”

CenturyLink’s commitment to environmental sustainability continues with the central Washington project. The facility’s electricity is supplied, in part, by hydroelectric generators powered by the nearby Columbia River. The central Washington climate also allows significant use of free-air cooling, driving some of the lowest power usage effectiveness (PUE) figures in the data center industry.

The central Washington facility offers on-site data center and network services, and includes access to cloud, colocation and managed services available through CenturyLink’s global data center footprint. The site also has a seismic rating of 2B, the lowest rating in the western United States, making it a key location for disaster recovery solutions.

“The central part of Washington state is one of the geographies in which I see substantial potential for further growth as a data center hub,” said Kelly Quinn, research manager with IDC. “Its potential stems from the area’s abundance of natural, power-generating resources, and its relative immunity from natural disasters. The location should help enable CenturyLink’s new data center to provide customers with the ability to achieve higher levels of density without incurring high power costs. It also may offer customers who are ‘green’ conscious the ability to work with a provider that can satisfy their data center needs with renewable energy sources.”

The property is owned by Server Farm Realty and leased to CenturyLink.

The launch of the central Washington data center comes shortly after CenturyLink announced the first deployment of Bloom Energy fuel cells to power a multi-tenant data center, located in southern California. CenturyLink also is the first company to pursue Management & Operations certification from the Uptime Institute at the global portfolio level.

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.

Source: CenturyLink, Inc.

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May 14, 2015 at 11:35 am

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Artsune Launches Online Store for Fans of Digital Art

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Artsune announced today the launch of its next-generation art shop providing collections of unique artworks from the best digital artists in today’s entertainment industry. Artsune.com is an online gallery store shipping internationally, where you can acquire remarkable digital artwork with limited editions of your favorite videogames, comic books, movies and TV Shows.

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“There is a shift in the traditional fine art industry as some of today’s most influential artists are working within the entertainment world. Artsune aims to represent these artists by curating and selling their exclusive digital art collections for your home or office,” said Pierrick Lemaret, co-founder of Artsune.

Artsune is looking for the 21st century Da Vinci of Digital Art. Our artists are passionate about their work and throw both heart and soul into designing out-of-this-world art. Each artwork is Certified Art Giclees™ Museum qualitywhich makes it unique, authentic and original.

Our artworks are available in numbered limited editions, various sizes (indicated on the artwork’s page) and on various materials (Canvas, Acrylic Glass) in order to provide a large choice and to suit every taste. We use first class quality baryta photo paper without PE coating for inkjet printers using dye or pigmented links, and Revers Printed on 3mm thick Acrylic with white ink and white vinyl sticker. We take pride in delivering the best quality artwork.

The art we love and sell on Artsune.com is a gate to extraordinary worlds and a key to shape imaginations.

ABOUT ARTSUNE:

Our two French founders are experienced in animation, gaming, film and design. They have a passion for Asian Art and Culture.

Artsune and logo come from Art and Kitsune, a legendary 9-tailed fox from Japanese folklore, with magical abilities, such as shape-shifting. Our hope is that Artsune’s art will spark your imagination in all areas of your life.

Our international digital artists consist of: Steven Stahlberg, Aaron Nakahara, Chang Mark, Yukari Masuike, Apple Zhang, Gabriella Eriksson, Shenshen Shao, Guillaume Ospital, Liam Peters, Park Jong Won, J.Otto, Liam Peters, Sephyka, Therese Larsson, Yu Cheng Hong, Zen Wang, Yvan Quinet and many more.

They work for the best companies in the entertainment industry, such as: Disney, Marvel, Square Enix, Namco, Konami, Ankama, NCsoft, etc. and for big corporations like Coca-Cola, Adidas, Google, McDonalds, Ikea, etc. They have been published and awarded in many Art magazines (D’artsite, Expose, Exotique, Digital Artists, CGsociety, etc.).

An example of artwork:

An example of artwork
An example of artwork

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Artsune is currently planning an Art Show end of 2015 in Singapore and 2016 in Hong Kong.

For additional product information, online ordering and upcoming Art Shows are available at www.artsune.com. You also may email Pierrick Lemaret at: contact@artsune.com

Point of Contact: Pierrick Lemaret
Telephone: +6594527414
Email: contact@artsune.com

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May 14, 2015 at 11:34 am

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ResMed Provides Update on Phase III SERVE-HF Study of Adaptive Servo-Ventilation (ASV) Therapy In Central Sleep Apnea and Chronic Heart Failure

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Study Did Not Meet Primary Endpoint

Safety Signal of Increased Cardiovascular Mortality Found For ASV Therapy In People With Predominant Central Sleep Apnea and Symptomatic Chronic Heart Failure

Results and Safety Signal Observed Only In This Specific Study Population

SAN DIEGO, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — ResMed (NYSE: RMD) today announced that SERVE-HF, a multinational, multicenter, randomized controlled Phase III trial did not meet its primary endpoint. SERVE-HF was designed to assess whether the treatment of moderate to severe predominant central sleep apnea with Adaptive Servo-Ventilation (ASV) therapy could reduce mortality and morbidity in patients with symptomatic chronic heart failure in addition to optimized medical care.

The study did not show a statistically significant difference between patients randomized to ASV therapy and those in the control group in the primary endpoint of time to all-cause mortality or unplanned hospitalization for worsening heart failure (based on a hazard ratio [HR] = 1.136, 95 percent confidence interval [95% CI] = (0.974, 1.325), p-value = 0.104). The results from SERVE-HF are preliminary and will be submitted for future publication after further analysis.

A preliminary analysis of the data identified a statistically significant 2.5 percent absolute increased risk of cardiovascular mortality for those patients in the trial who received ASV therapy per year compared to those in the control group. In the study, the cardiovascular mortality rate in the ASV group was 10 percent per year compared to 7.5 percent per year in the control group. There were no issues associated with the performance of the ASV therapy device in the trial.

“Patient safety is our first and foremost priority. We have alerted and are working with appropriate global regulatory authorities about the safety signal observed in this study,” said Glenn Richards, M.D., ResMed Chief Medical Officer. “The safety signal in SERVE-HF was observed only with the use of ASV therapy in people who have predominant central sleep apnea and symptomatic chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. We are further analyzing the data to understand why this unexpected result was observed in this trial.”

ResMed is working with global regulatory authorities to proactively revise the labels and instructions for use for ResMed ASV devices to include a contraindication for people with symptomatic chronic heart failure (with left ventricular ejection fraction, LVEF, less than or equal to 45 percent). The company is also proactively informing healthcare providers, physicians, and patients of the cardiovascular safety signal observed in SERVE-HF.

The safety signal observed in SERVE-HF was observed only with ASV therapy in patients with moderate to severe predominant central sleep apnea and symptomatic chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. The study did not include people with central sleep apnea in the absence of heart failure. It is also important to note that SERVE-HF did not include any patients with predominant obstructive sleep apnea, and did not include any other treatment modality such as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or auto-adjusting positive airway pressure (APAP).

“SERVE-HF did not meet its primary endpoint, however this study provides valuable, practice-changing guidance on how to best care for people with chronic heart failure,” said Prof. Martin Cowie, M.D., the co-principal investigator of the study and Professor of Cardiology at Imperial College, London. “SERVE-HF was a well-designed and executed study and because of it we now know that ASV therapy should not be used to treat central sleep apnea in people with symptomatic chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.”

Healthcare providers and patients who have questions or would like more information are encouraged to call 1-800-478-9010 and visit http://www.SERVE-HFFAQs.com

About Sleep-Disordered Breathing
Sleep-disordered breathing encompasses a spectrum of breathing problems during sleep. The two most common types of sleep apnea, a condition that results in repetitive pauses in breathing during sleep, are obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder in which the throat muscles relax, block the airways and stop the flow of breath during sleep.

Central sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which the brain does not transmit the “breathe” signal to the muscles that control breathing during sleep. In some cases, people with central sleep apnea also exhibit an abnormal breathing pattern known as Cheyne-Stokes respiration. With Cheyne-Stokes respiration, there is a period of shallow breathing followed by deep breathing, with intermittent central apnea, in which the breath is stopped for more than 10 seconds during each apnea.

In both obstructive and central sleep apnea, the lack of oxygen causes the person to wake up and start breathing again, interrupting continuous sleep. In central sleep apnea, this occurs more than five times per hour of sleep.

Sleep-disordered breathing is found more commonly in patients with heart failure than it is in the general population, and people with heart failure often report poor sleep as a symptom.

About SERVE-HF
SERVE-HF is a multinational, multicenter, randomized controlled Phase III study that was designed to assess whether treatment of moderate to severe predominant central sleep apnea with ASV therapy in addition to optimized medical care could reduce mortality and morbidity in patients with symptomatic chronic heart failure.

About ResMed
The global team at ResMed (NYSE: RMD) is united in their commitment to changing lives with every breath. With more than 4,000 employees and a presence in over 100 countries, the company has been pioneering new and innovative devices and treatments for sleep-disordered breathing, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and other key chronic diseases for more than 25 years. ResMed’s world-leading products and innovative solutions improve the quality of life for millions of patients worldwide, reduce the impact of chronic disease, and save healthcare costs. For more information about ResMed and its businesses, visit http://www.resmed.com or follow @resmed on Twitter.

Safe harbor statement
Statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are “forward-looking” statements as contemplated by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements — including statements regarding subsequent analyses of existing data and new data received from past, ongoing and future studies, the nature and scope of the impact that study results may have on the current or future markets for ResMed ASV devices, and the nature and timing of regulatory and other legal action — are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to materially differ from those projected or implied in the forward-looking statements. Additional risks and uncertainties are discussed in ResMed’s periodic reports on file with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. ResMed does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.

Contacts:

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SOURCE ResMed

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May 14, 2015 at 11:30 am

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Bosch marks seven percent growth in Southeast Asia

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-Annual financial results 2014 in Singapore
-Industry collaboration in Singapore vital to developing new technologies

SINGAPORE  /PRNewswire/ —

  • Third-party sales of SGD 1.06 billion (672 million euros) and SGD 260 million (154 million euros) inSoutheast Asia and Singapore respectively
  • Further growth of workforce in Southeast Asia to around 6,600 associates
  • Industry collaboration in Singapore spurs development of future technologies

In fiscal 2014, Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, achieved a year-on-year sales growth of around seven percent in Southeast Asia by generating SGD 1.06 billion (672 million euros).1 In Singapore, the company closed the fiscal year at SGD 260 million (154 million euros) in sales revenue, posting a double-digit growth of around 12 percent compared to the previous year.

“In Southeast Asia we attained double-digit growth in most parts of the region, with high potential markets such asIndonesia and the Philippines performing exceptionally well,” said Martin Hayes, president of Bosch in Southeast Asia, where Bosch is currently present in ten countries. “Southeast Asia remains one of the fastest growing regions for Bosch. We see an increasing demand for technology from the rising middle-class, as well as from industrial, commercial, and infrastructure projects.”

As of April 2015, Bosch had increased its workforce in Southeast Asia to around 6,600 associates. This figure includes associates from the company’s complete acquisitions of BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH(now BSH Hausgeräte GmbH), and ZF Lenksysteme GmbH (now Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH), that were previously joint ventures. Excluding these acquisitions, the workforce grew to around 5,400 associates, including newly-consolidated entities. Manpower in Singapore increased slightly over the course of 2014.

Positive development across all business sectors

The Mobility Solutions business sector, formerly known as Automotive Technology, continues to be the largest contributor to Bosch’s total revenue in Southeast Asia. It achieved regional sales at a similar level to the year before, while securing double-digit growth in Singapore. The acquisition of Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH added a plant in Penang, Malaysia, to Bosch’s manufacturing portfolio in the region. Furthermore, Bosch’s first plant in Indonesia commenced production of automotive components in mid-2014.

Consumer Goods was the fastest growing business sector in the region. This development was mostly due to the successes of Bosch’s cordless range of power tools as well as laser rangefinders, in addition to the penetration into online sales channels and widening of offline distribution networks. The sales of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH were not yet included.

Energy and Building Technology sales achieved moderate growth in Southeast Asia, but increased exceptionally in Singapore, largely attributed to new security solutions installed within commercial buildings over the course of 2014. Growing demand for industrial automation and positive developments within the marine and offshore industry contributed to the strong progress of the Industrial Technology business sector in the region and similarly in Singapore.

Strengthening industrial collaboration in Singapore

Many opportunities for pioneering technological advancements exist within Singapore. “Out of Singapore, we continue developing future-oriented technologies and solutions for the local and global market,” said Hayes. The legislative framework favours protection of intellectual property, while the mature technological ecosystem is teeming with global leaders and research institutions involved in cutting-edge innovations. These factors contribute to the attractiveness of collaboration within the industry.

“Bosch has strong technological expertise in fields such as mobility solutions and renewable energies, as well as sensors and software that connect things and devices. Through the collaboration with experts from other domains within the industry, we actively shape the industry by jointly developing innovative, ground-breaking technologies,” added Hayes. Several ongoing and successful collaborations illustrate this.

In September 2014, for example, the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) launched the Pre-Project Innovation Consortium (PPIC) — the first-of-its-kind in the building industry worldwide. The platform will enableSingapore to lead the adoption of cutting-edge technologies for green buildings that are customised for a tropical climate. Bosch is offering its Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) solutions to harness renewable solar energy from building facades, which is particularly suited for Singapore’s urban, high-rise landscape with small roof surface areas.

More recently in February 2015, Bosch committed to collaborate with information and communications technology service provider NCS’s Solutions for Urbanised Future (SURF@NCS) initiative, as part of a larger ecosystem of global technology players, local start-ups, and research institutes to co-develop smart city solutions. Bosch will contribute its domain knowledge and expertise in developing solutions for the Internet of Things through its Bosch IoT Suite 2.0 that will enable Singapore to be a world-leading smart, connected nation.

As a global supplier of mobility solutions and the worldwide market leader of Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS) sensors, Bosch participated in two research consortiums over the course of the past six years with A*STAR, the lead scientific research agency in Singapore. Bosch was a part of the second phase of the MEMS Consortium since 2012 that aimed to accelerate MEMS technologies in mobile devices. MEMS sensors are a key technology for the connected world. Today, there is a Bosch sensor in every second smart phone around the world. The company was also a member of the A*CAR consortium in 2008 that conducted pre-competitive research to drive technological advancement and innovation in the automotive sector.

Bosch Group business outlook for 2015

The Bosch Group expects global sales to grow within an exchange rate-adjusted range of 3 to 5 percent in 2015. Speaking at the company’s recent annual press conference in Germany, the Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner said: “Our economic and technological strength in established business fields is enabling us to tap into new market segments.” Web-enabled products and internet-based services are one of the focal points of the company’s future business. “We are driving connectivity forward in all our business sectors and playing an active role in shaping it,” Denner added. In 2014, Bosch launched many new products and connected solutions, including software solutions for smart heating systems and buildings as well as for connected industry and connected mobility. With the complete acquisitions of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH and Robert Bosch Au­tomotive Steering GmbH, Bosch has strengthened its position in the fields of smart homes and automated driving.

In Asia Pacific, Bosch grew its sales 17 percent (19 percent after adjusting for exchange-rate effects) in 2014, toSGD 22 billion (13 billion euros). At just under 27 percent of total sales revenue, the region’s share of sales reached a new high. Sales growth was especially strong in China, rising a nominal 27 percent to SGD 10.8 billion(6.4 billion euros).

Bosch in Southeast Asia and Singapore

Robert Bosch (South East Asia) Pte Ltd is a regional subsidiary of the Bosch Group, representing the Group’s interests in Southeast Asia, where it is currently present in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines,Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. Business operations in the 10 ASEAN countries report to Robert Bosch (SEA) Pte Ltd, located in Singapore. In fiscal 2014, the company generated SGD 260 million in sales inSingapore.* As per April 1, 2015 the regional headquarters employed over 910 associates. Bosch has been inSingapore since 1923, active in Automotive Aftermarket, Power Tools, Security Systems, Drive and Control Technology, Packaging Technology, Thermotechnology, as well as Software and Systems Solutions. The Asia Pacific headquarters for the Bosch business divisions of Automotive Aftermarket, Security Systems and Bosch Software Innovations, as well as operations for Corporate Research and Advance Engineering, and Information Technology, are part of Robert Bosch (SEA) Pte Ltd.

Additional Information can be accessed at www.bosch.com.sg, www.facebook.com/BoschSingapore

Bosch worldwide

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 360,000 associates worldwide (as per April 1, 2015). The company generated sales of 49 bil-lion euros in 2014.* Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, In-dustrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including its sales and service partners, Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the founda-tion for further growth. In 2014, Bosch applied for some 4,600 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com,http://twitter.com/BoschPresse   

*The sales figures disclosed for 2014 do not include the former joint ventures BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (now BSH Hausgeräte GmbH) and ZF Lenksysteme GmbH (now Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH), which have since been taken over completely.

Contact person(s) for press inquiries:

Amos Choy
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Email:
amos.choy@sg.bosch.com

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