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/C O R R E C T I O N — Mindtree/

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In the news release, “Milestone Quarter for Mindtree – Revenue Crosses $150 Million” issued on 16 Jul 2015 12:48 GMT, by Mindtree over PR Newswire, we are advised by a representative of the company that The headline was incomplete. The correct headline is as follows: ‘Milestone Quarter for Mindtree – Revenue Crosses $150 Million, Recommends Interim Dividend’ The following quotation was also missing from the release: “We have a great start to the year, driven by multi-year, multi-million dollar deals and strong contract closures. Our Digital story has taken off. We see tremendous opportunities to partner with our clients for their digital transformation initiatives. We have also crossed $150M in revenues this quarter” said Krishnakumar Natarajan, CEO & Managing Director, Mindtree. The above was incorrectly transmitted by PR Newswire. Complete, corrected release follows:

Milestone Quarter for Mindtree – Revenue Crosses $150 million, Recommends Interim Dividend

BANGALORE and WARREN, New Jersey, July 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Mindtree, a global technology services company, announced its consolidated results today for the first quarter ended June 30, 2015, as approved by its Board of Directors.

“We have a great start to the year, driven by multi-year, multi-million dollar deals and strong contract closures. Our Digital story has taken off. We see tremendous opportunities to partner with our clients for their digital transformation initiatives. We have also crossed $150M in revenues this quarter,” said Krishnakumar Natarajan, CEO & Managing Director, Mindtree.

Key financial highlights:

  • In USD terms:
    • Revenue at $154.9 million (growth of 4.8% q-o-q / 9.7% y-o-y). Constant currency revenue growth of 5.2% q-o-q and 13.3% y-o-y
    • Net profit at $21.8 million (growth of 5.5% q-o-q / 0.6% y-o-y)
  • In Rupee terms:
    • Revenue at INR 9,816 million (growth of 6.9% q-o-q / 16.4% y-o-y)
    • Net profit at INR 1,382 million (growth of 7.4% q-o-q / 6.8% y-o-y)

Other highlights:

  • Clients:
    • 218 active clients as of June 30, 2015
    • $50 million clients grow to 2
  • Employees:
    • 14,427 employees as of June 30, 2015
    • Added 900 employees during the quarter on a gross basis
    • Trailing 12 months attrition is at 18.4%
  • Multi-year and multi-million dollar wins with leading global clients:
  • A leading personal digital media company. Mindtree will provide Application and Infrastructure Management Services
    • World leader in computer software and technology. For this existing client, Mindtree will provide end-to-end services and support for its cloud offering
    • Leading global insurance company. For this existing client, Mindtree will provide maintenance and support services for its reinsurance applications
  • Awards and recognition:
  • Declared the Gold category award winner of the LearningElite awards 2015 by the Chief Learning Officer Magazine, for its innovative learning and development practices.
  • Earned a special recognition in the Sustained Excellence Category of BML Munjal Awards -2015, organized by the Hero Group for demonstrating business excellence through its learning and development initiatives
  • Awarded the Firm of the year in the Information Technology Sector at the CNBC-TV18 India Risk Management Awards
  • Dividend announcement:
    • The Board of Directors, at its meeting held on July 16, 2015 recommended an interim dividend of 30% (INR 3 per equity share of par value INR 10 each) for the quarter ended June 30, 2015.

About Mindtree

Mindtree [NSE: MINDTREE] delivers digital transformation and technology services from ideation to execution enabling Global 2000 clients to outperform competitors. Mindtree was ‘Born Digital’ and continues to bring extraordinary depth across the entire digital value-chain. With a strong blend of expertise and execution, Mindtree delivers remarkable customer experiences while driving greater efficiency and modernizing business operations. Mindtree’s expertise in infrastructure and applications management, combined with the unique Agile Center-of-Excellence, ensures that our clients release products and services to market faster and more cost-efficiently.

Visit us at www.mindtree.com

Safe harbour

Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf.

Visit us at www.mindtree.com. For more information, contact:

Siddhartha Tanti
Genesis Burson-Marsteller
+91 99863 62435
Siddhartha.Tanti@bm.com

Pamela Fieldhouse
PPR Worldwide
+44 0 207 300 6181
Kiran.Farooque@pprww.com

Priyanka Waghre
Mindtree
+91 98867 29295
Priyanka.Waghre@mindtree.com

Sarah Elder
Max Borges Agency
+1 415.548.6850
sarahelder@maxborgesagency.com

Kiran Farooque
PPR Worldwide
+44 0 207 300 6181
Kiran.Farooque@pprww.com

Mindtree Limited, Global Village, RVCE Post, Mysore Road, Bangalore-560059;

CIN: L72200KA1999PLC025564; Phone: + 91 80 6706 4000; Fax: +91 80 6706 4100;

E-mail: info@mindtree.com / investors@mindtree.com ; Website: www.mindtree.com

Source: Mindtree

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July 20, 2015 at 5:44 pm

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Huge Where’s Wally? Art Exhibition Opens in Harbour City, Hong Kong

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-First time to use Periscope for live broadcasting
-Martin Handford’s world famous pop-culture character visits Asia for the first time

HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — From July 9 to August 9, 2015, Hong Kong’s largest shopping & entertainment destination Harbour City will be transformed into the ‘Land of the Wallies,’ as the ‘Happiness Hunt — Where’s Wally? Art Exhibition’ unfolds.

“Happiness Hunt -- Where’s Wally? Art Exhibition” and Limited Edition Merchandise at Harbour City
“Happiness Hunt — Where’s Wally? Art Exhibition” and Limited Edition Merchandise at Harbour City
Harbour City has invited special guest Ms. Miriam Yeung to attend the press event of Where's Wally? Art Exhibition.
Harbour City has invited special guest Ms. Miriam Yeung to attend the press event of Where’s Wally? Art Exhibition.
Harbour City has collaborated with different partners to launch the Where’s Wally x MINI car show, PizzaExpress Wally’s Special menu and a series of kid’s workshop
Harbour City has collaborated with different partners to launch the Where’s Wally x MINI car show, PizzaExpress Wally’s Special menu and a series of kid’s workshop

Harbour City has collaborated with the Hong Kong Tourism Board and car maker MINI for the month-long event, celebrating Wally’s first steps on Asian soil since the elusive adventurer was created by British artist and illustratorMartin Handford in 1987.

On the Ocean Terminal Forecourt, Wally will emerge from the classic picture books and into the real world. During a search for his missing shoe, Wally, together with 47 other Wallies from the Land of Wallies, somehow stumbled into reality. The scene is curated with gigantic Wally books at the forecourt, where visitors can sit down, relax and indulge themselves in the colourful world of Wally.

The event will also see priceless original Where’s Wally art work go on display for the very first time in addition to activities and memorabilia, and also coincides with the release of Harbour City’s marketing campaign, carried out via Twitter’s new live video streaming app Periscope. As the first Hong Kong brand to release a campaign of this kind via the new platform, Harbour City can now use a live broadcast of Where’s Wally’s tour to share Hong Kongsites and Wally sightings in one of Asia, and indeed the world’s, most recognisable cities.

Commenting on the new venture, Karen Tam, Assistant General Manager, Promotions & Marketing, Harbour City Estates Limited said, “Periscope is the next big thing for our campaigns on Twitter. As Hong Kong’s largest shopping destination and a leader in social media marketing, we’re excited to be the first corporate brand in Hong Kong to engage with our visitors on Periscope. The Where’s Wally Happiness Hunt and art exhibition at Harbour City – #whereswallyHK – is our mega event for the summer, and we can’t think of a better subject to share with the world live on Periscope.”

To commemorate Wally’s first ever visit to Asia, the Hong Kong Tourism Board is also rolling out the red carpet, or should that be, the red and white striped carpet? Hong Kong Tourism Board has taken Wally on a tour to the Harbour City, Peak, Repulse Bay and on the Star Ferry, as part of the great globetrotter’s exciting Hong Kongexpedition. Moreover, Harbour City has invited special guest Ms. Miriam Yeung to attend the press event of Where’s Wally? Art Exhibition.

Courtesy of Mini UK, the bodies of seven MINI cars have been specially decorated with the faces of Wally and his friends and the vehicles will be on display for all to see as part of the colourful and imaginative world of Where’s Wally.

In addition to the wide ranging selection of activities that make up the Where’s Wally? Art Exhibition, a number of other companies are working with charities to organise fund-raising events. To complement their Where’s Wally themed menu, Pizza Express is also holding pizza making classes to raise money for Hong Kong Blood Cancer Foundation, while Creative Wally Workshops offer the chance to make your own Wally magical glasses and lost and found compass in aid of the Early Psychosis Foundation.

About Where’s Wally

Created by Martin Handford and first published in 1987, Where’s Wally? is one of the most recognizable characters in the world and a pop-culture icon. A global publishing phenomenon with 65+ million books sold worldwide, the successful series is published in more than 30 countries, has been translated into more than 38 languages and has been the #1 paid app in 11 countries.

About Harbour City

Spread over 2 million square feet of prime real estate, Harbour City is the largest and most diverse shopping destination in Hong Kong, with over 450 shops, 50 food & beverage outlets. #HarbourCity is on Twitter and Periscope as @hkharbourcity. To find out more visit www.harbourcity.com.hk

Contact:

Florence Man
T: +852-2118-8623
florenceman@harbourcity.com.hk

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July 20, 2015 at 4:41 pm

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/C O R R E C T I O N — Silent Circle/

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In the news release issued 16-Jul-2015 by Silent Circle over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that updates have been made. The complete, corrected release follows:

Silent Circle Completes SOTI Enterprise Mobility Management Integration

GENEVA, July 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Silent Circle is today announcing that its entire range of devices and software are now fully certified by SOTI Inc., the world’s leading provider of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy management.

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Earlier this year Silent Circle unveiled the world’s first enterprise privacy platform, a unique combination of devices, software and services, based upon and built from a fundamentally different mobile architecture – ZRTP. It included the announcement of the next generation Blackphone, the company’s privacy-first smartphone.

In the lead up to the launch of the next generation Blackphone, Silent Circle will be announcing a series of innovations to its enterprise privacy platform.

Vishal Gupta, Chief Product and IoT Officer at Silent Circle said:

“There are organizations that have been hacked and there are those that don’t know about it yet, which means that security in the traditional sense has failed us. As we get closer to the launch of the next generation Blackphone – which has been built to offer enterprises privacy without compromise – we will be announcing new innovations to our enterprise privacy platform to ensure our customers are fully protected.”

A particular area of focus for the company has been enterprise solutions that provide users with the tools they need to protect the privacy of their workforces’ communications. To meet this need, Silent Circle has been working withSOTI Inc., leading to today’s announcement that Blackphone devices have achieved certification status under SOTI’s OEM program, allowing deep management and flexibility for policy-driven IT controls.

In addition, the partnership will allow current SOTI users to access Silent Circle’s core set of applications that enable private, encrypted communication. The Silent Suite sets the standard for enterprise privacy and is available on the Blackphone as well as iOS and Android devices.

“Protecting sensitive personal or corporate data while providing reliable and stable service is crucial to a successful mobile strategy,” said Shash Anand, SOTI VP of Strategic Alliances. “Offering security and privacy without compromise is integral to what SOTI and Silent Circle can bring to the security-conscious enterprise.  Through our partnership with Silent Circle, we can ensure that users experience nothing but satisfaction while providing IT with the confidence to securely manage user devices without hindering productivity.

Joint client of Silent Circle and SOTI, Mark Bowman, Managing Director of Livvy’s commented:

“Our clients recognize that security alone isn’t enough. This addition from Silent Circle will enhance mobility security with Silent Circle’s privacy platform and maintain seamless management through SOTI’s EMM and BYOD controls. It’s an innovative combination of two powerful technologies that will deliver a unique opportunity for businesses.”

With two decades of leadership in the EMM space, SOTI has developed a reputation based on its consultative approach, advanced EMM solutions and expertise that has allowed its partners to build and grow their mobility management practices.

For more information on Silent Circle’s enterprise privacy platform please visit https://www.silentcircle.com or follow @SilentCircle on Twitter.

About SOTI Inc.
SOTI is the world’s most trusted provider of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solutions, with over 15,000 enterprise customers and millions of devices managed worldwide. SOTI’s innovative portfolio of solutions and services provide the tools organizations need to truly mobilize their operations and optimize their mobility investments. SOTI’s flagship product, MobiControl, allows enterprises to enable, optimize and secure their mobile workforce across all platforms to support corporate-liable and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies. SOTI extends secure mobility management beyond basic MDM to provide a total, flexible solution for comprehensive management and security of all mobile devices deployed in an organization.

About Silent Circle
Silent Circle is a leader in enterprise privacy, delivered through a revolutionary platform of devices, software and services, starting with ZRTP to build a fundamentally different mobile architecture.

Now led by Bill Conner, the former Entrust President and CEO and Nortel President, Silent Circle was co-founded by Mike Janke, former Navy SEAL and security expert; Phil Zimmermann, co-founder of PGP, developer of the ZRTP protocol and 2015 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame; and Jon Callas, creator of Apple’s whole disk encryption software and co-founder of PGP Corporation.

Silent Circle is headquartered in Switzerland, home to the world’s best privacy laws. For more information on Silent Circle, go to: https://www.silentcircle.com

Silent Circle Press Contact:
+44 (0) 203 003 6541
press@silentcircle.com

SOTI Press Contact:
Eric Berto
Voxus PR
254-444-6417

Source: Silent Circle

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July 20, 2015 at 4:32 pm

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NetComm Wireless Wins ACOMM Award for Innovation for Fourth Consecutive Year

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SYDNEY /PRNewswire/ — NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC)was named winner of the 2015 ACOMM Award for innovation at the Communications Alliance and Communications Day (ACOMMS) Awards Dinner last night in Sydney; and remains the only company to have been presented the Vendor Innovation (Emerging) award since its introduction last year.

“It is an honour to have received such notable acclaim for our commitment to innovation at a time of exciting change in our industry. The ACOMM Award is the communications industry’s most illustrious accolade and it is a privilege to have received this recognition as we continue to develop technologies ahead of network advances and market trends to give our partners a leading edge,” said Ken Sheridan, CFO and Executive Director, NetComm Wireless.

NetComm Wireless was awarded the Vendor Innovation — Emerging honour for its 4G WiFi M2M Router (NTC-140W). The globally certified device integrates LightweightM2M version 1.0 (LWM2M 1.0) — a new remote management standard specifically designed for M2M devices; and is designed to bolster large scale M2M market growth by facilitating lower operational costs, greater flexibility, and faster time-to-market.

The 2015 ACOMM Awards Dinner held on Thursday 16th July, 2015 was attended by 500 industry leaders to recognise excellence in the communications industry. “The ACOMM Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement for the Australian communications industry and I congratulate all the winners and finalists in the 2015 ACOMMS,” said Communications Alliance CEO John Stanton. 

About NetComm Wireless Limited

NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) is a leading developer of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) devices and solutions globally. The company provides 3G, 4G and rural broadband new generation fixed-wireless devices that underpin an increasingly connected world. Leading telecommunications carriers, core network providers and system integrators utilise NetComm Wireless’ solutions to optimise network performance and to support their connected products and services in the M2M and rural broadband markets. For the past 33 years, NetComm Wireless has developed a portfolio of world first data communication products, and is now a globally recognised wireless innovator. Headquartered in Sydney (Australia), NetComm Wireless has offices in the US, Europe/UK, New Zealand, Middle East and Japan. For more information visit www.netcommwireless.com.

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Related stocks: Australia:NTC OTC-PINK:NCLZF

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July 20, 2015 at 10:51 am

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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Best-In-Class Companies at Boston’s Historic Fairmont Copley Plaza

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— Innovative companies celebrated at black-tie awards gala

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — On Thursday, July 16th, Frost & Sullivan honored recipients of its 2015 Excellence in Best Practices Awards at a gala held in Boston, MA. With a festive ambiance and exciting Awards, the event brought together more than 80 top executives to celebrate their success. The Awards gala was preceded by a 90-minute CEO Growth Workshop, “The Impact of IoT On Your Industry and Company,” during which executives from selected companies discussed the most pressing issues facing their industries today.

2015 Excellence in Best Practices Awards Gala
2015 Excellence in Best Practices Awards Gala

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The Best Practices Awards are presented each year to companies that are predicted to encourage significant growth in their industries, have identified emerging trends before they became the standard in the marketplace, and have created advanced technologies that will catalyze and transform industries in the near future.

Awarded companies included:

AdTheorent – 2015 North American Mobile Advertising Customer Value Leadership Award

Averna Technologies – 2015 Global DOCSIS Cable Networks New Product Innovation Award

AVEVA – 2015 Global Engineering Information Management Solutions Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award

Becton, Dickinson and Company – 2015 North American Intravenous Drug Delivery Devices New Product Innovation Award

Bedrock Automation – 2015 North American Industrial Control System Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award

Bioness – 2015 North American Functional Electrical Stimulation for Walking Market Leadership Award

Carestream NDT – 2015 Global Computed Radiography Inspection New Product Innovation Award

Cisco – 2014 Global Network Access Control Market Leadership Award

ClickSoftware – 2015 North American Mobile Workforce Management Product Line Strategy Leadership Award

Cradlepoint – 2015 North American M2M Communications Growth Excellence Leadership Award

GE Healthcare – 2015 North American Cardiology Informatics Market Leadership Award

gen-E – 2015 North American IT Service and Solution Management Customer Value Leadership Award

Gyros AB – 2015 North American Immunoassay Market New Product Innovation Award

IBM – 2015 Global Identity and Access Management (IAM) Market Leadership Award
2015 North American Health Information Technology Company of the Year Award

Impinj, Inc. – 2015 North American RFID Readers in Healthcare Customer Value Leadership Award

Lexmark Healthcare – 2015 North American Healthcare Content Management Company of the Year Award

Librestream Technologies, Inc. – 2015 North American Video Collaboration Solutions for Manufacturing Customer Value Leadership Award

Lifesize – 2015 Global Video-as-a-Service (VaaS) Product Leadership Award

Mevotech LP – 2015 North American Automotive Aftermarket Growth Capital Investment Opportunity Award

NetCracker Technology – 2015 Global Stratecast CSP Billing – Partner Management Market Leadership Award

Nexidia – 2015 North American Customer Interaction Analytics New Product Innovation Award

Pharmaco-Kinesis – 2015 Global Healthwellness Sensors Customer Value Leadership Award

Prime Focus Technologies – 2015 Global Media Workflow and Resource Management Growth Excellence Leadership Award

ProntoForms – 2015 North American Mobile Forms Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award

RtTech Software – 2015 North American Asset & Energy Management Platform for Manufacturing SMEs Customer Value Leadership Award

RxRobots – 2015 North American Robotic Patient Care and Support New Product Innovation Award

SailPoint – 2015 Global Identity and Access Management (IAM) Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award

SGI-DNA, A Synthetic Genomics Company – 2015 North American Synthetic Biology New Product Innovation Award

Sprint Business – 2015 North American Mobile Workforce Management Customer Value Leadership Award

Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. – 2015 North American Medical Imaging Company of the Year Award

TUV Rheinland – 2015 North American EMC Test Services Customer Value Leadership Award

UNISEAL, Inc. – 2014 North American Automotive Body in White (BIW) Adhesives and Sealants Product Leadership Award

Unisys – 2015 North American Encrypted Network Security Solutions New Product Innovation Award

Vertical Communications – 2015 North American Enterprise Communications Customer Value Leadership Award

Vidyo – 2015 North American Video Conferencing in Healthcare and Financial Services Customer Value Leadership Award

Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices.

For further information about the Awards Gala, please contact a member of the Best Practices Team.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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July 20, 2015 at 10:44 am

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International Study Finds Global Benefits, Economic Gains From Mining Space Mineral Resources

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SAN JOSE, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — A study released today by the International Academy of Astronautics found that space mineral resources (SMR) can benefit humanity and serve as an economic “game changer,” especially in developing countries.

The study, the most comprehensive to date, examined the latest technologies, economics, law and policy related to SMR opportunities and included several recommendations to space agencies and analysis of options to advance this exploration.

“This study is not about how to leverage space mineral resources, but rather how best to leverage them,” according to Art Dula, co-editor of the study and a faculty member of the Houston Law School where he teaches space law. Dula is also Trustee of the Heinlein Prize Trust, one of the organizations participating in the study. “Improving the world we know today will be possible by leveraging the phenomenal resources available in our solar system,” he said.

Humanity, in general, will benefit from mining space mineral resources, with developing countries positioned to realize the most gains. The study found that SMR is a potential “game changer” for still-developing cultures by leveling the playing field and opening new opportunities for growth and exploration, giving them an unprecedented seat at the table.

SMR has the potential to provide resources for space sustainability. Mining water from asteroids, the Moon or Mars, for example, will ensure that human exploration will expand beyond low Earth orbit. The price to develop water resources on the moon or from asteroids is significantly less expensive than the delivery price from Earth, making water the new space currency. Establishing spaceports and selling water that was mined from the Moon or asteroids will enable growth of our solar system and unlock the space economy.

“Once we are able to extract water and various minerals from the moon and other heavenly bodies, it will have a tremendous synergistic impact on our ability to explore the solar system and establish a true space economy,” said Dr. George C. Nield, Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration. “This comprehensive report provides an outstanding reference for all those interested in understanding the details of how it can be done, why such an effort is worthwhile and what challenges we will face along the way,” Nield said.

The study also emphasized the importance of commercial space industry involvement in SMR, recognizing that we cannot be dependent only on government space programs. Commercial ventures are critical and will determine the optimum path for success in leading the way beyond low Earth orbit and mining SMR.

“Deep Space Industries believes this study focuses on what is possible now,” according to Rick Tumlinson, chairman of Deep Space Industries. “We urge the international community to continue engaging and working with the space resource industry to create a better tomorrow for our children,” Tumlinson said.

The study provides a roadmap that, if followed, will maximize the speed and likelihood of SMR development and the corollary benefit of protecting humanity from threatening circumstances including disasters with serious negative implications.

“This unprecedented study is the outcome of international collaboration, involving industry leaders and space professionals with different background from as many as 16 nations. The study shows how important it is to create a sound legal environment for SMR exploration and mining from both national and international perspectives,” according to Secretary General of the China Institute of Space Law, Zhang Zhenjun, who served as co-editor of the study.

Participation in and funding for the study was provided by international organizations, universities and corporations from around the globe. The study was released at NewSpace2015, an annual event that brings together Silicon Valley’s investors, technology innovators, space startups, established companies and government agencies.

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Editor’s Note: Media should contact Diane Smiroldo at diane@smiroldocommunications.com for a passcode for a complimentary copy of study. Media access with the passcode can be found athttp://www.heinleinbooks.com/#!smr-downlaod/c19zo. Non-media can purchase the study athttp://www.heinleinbooks.com/.

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Diane Smiroldo, +1.703.819.1963
diane@smiroldocommunications.com

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July 20, 2015 at 10:42 am

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Adapting to the Future of Nondestructive Testing

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— Industry 4.0 Disrupting Established Products, Technologies and Business Models for NDT

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /PRNewswire/ —

WHEN:

10:00 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, August 5, 2015

LOCATION:

Online webinar

REGISTER:

Online, with Free Registration: http://bit.ly/1dWqahO

SPEAKER:

Frost & Sullivan Industry Principal, Nikhil Jain

In the last decade, the nondestructive testing (NDT) industry has experienced incremental change in not only the technologies that have been adopted, but also in new products that have been introduced by equipment vendors. While many industry experts believe that disruptive innovation is not possible in the NDT industry, Frost & Sullivan looks to exhibit that with evolving technologies such as robotics, cloud computing, big data analytics and industrial IoT, disruptive innovation will occur sooner than later in the NDT industry.

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Reasons to Attend:

  • To understand the Industry 4.0 concept and key ideas
  • To gain insight on how Industry 4.0 is impacting the NDT industry and its key transformational implications
  • To identify opportunities for growth within the evolving NDT ecosystem for products, technologies and business models

Analyst Quote

“With the advent of Industry 4.0 or the smart factory concept, there has been significant investment and evolution of technologies such as cloud computing, industrial IoT, robotics and big data analytics,” said Frost & Sullivan Principal Lead Nikhil Jain. “Our analysis shows that the proliferation of these technologies across industrial verticals and especially in the manufacturing environment is resulting in the need for more innovative testing solutions. In addition, with the evolution of these testing solutions the traditional business model for NDT inspections services is expected to come under threat over the next 6 to 8 years.”

Registration

To register, click here or visit: http://bit.ly/1dWqahO

Supporting Resources

For more information about Frost & Sullivan’s Measurement & Instrumentation practice, please visit:http://ww2.frost.com/research/industry/measurement-instrumentation/

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible.  This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

Contact Us:     Start the discussion

Join Us:            Join our community

Subscribe:       Newsletter on “the next big thing”

Register:        Gain access to visionary innovation

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Frost & Sullivan
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July 20, 2015 at 10:39 am

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Demand from Aerospace and Defence Industry Boosts Prospects for Test & Measurement Vendors

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— Affordable products as well as comprehensive services and support will be crucial for success, says Frost & Sullivan

LONDON /PRNewswire/ — The aerospace and defence (A&D) industry policy of getting things right on the first attempt has created a greater need for testing and measurement/inspection. With a number of complex systems in place, the emphasis is particularly on electronic test and dimensional metrology solutions.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Global Test, Measurement, and Instrumentation Market(http://www.frost.com/maac), finds that the market earned revenues of $3.18 billion in 2014 and estimates this to reach $3.87 billion in 2019 at a compound annual growth rate of four percent.

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“Modularity is a key trend in any technologically-evolving industry and A&D is no exception,” said Frost & Sullivan Measurement & Instrumentation Industry Analyst Prathima Bommakanti. “It is a major aspect of aircraft design – components are in the form of separate modules, which are then integrated in the total engine system. Modular components are preferred as they offer scalability and flexibility. This, however, will reduce the cost of tests.”

With strict defence budgets, A&D participants are also less likely to invest in new capital equipment. Along with economic uncertainty and pricing pressure, these factors can negatively affect the growth of the global test, measurement and instrumentation market. Small players will be hit hard as global customers stay conservative and opt for bigger, well-established test equipment vendors.

“Further, widespread use and decreasing prices of electronics mean that end users continually demand attractively-priced software and hardware despite the enhanced performance of products,” noted Bommakanti. “Customers also want more extensive services and support from test and measurement equipment manufacturers.”

Focus on massive upgrades to existing systems and select new installations to improve high throughput connectivity will, nevertheless, create opportunities for testing, instrumentation and measurement equipment vendors that offer products with competitive price-performance attributes. Ease-of-use and minimum set-up time will be highly valued. By ensuring such solutions, which cater to evolving end-user technologies, vendors can considerably improve their market position.

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July 20, 2015 at 10:34 am

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Capsule Announces Reseller Agreement with InterSystems

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PARIS, July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

Move expands Capsules international partner network 

Capsule Technologie, the leading global provider of medical device integration solutions, today announced it has signed a reseller agreement with InterSystems, a global leader in software for connected healthcare. Under the terms of the agreement, InterSystems will be authorized to resell Capsule’s SmartLinx Medical Device Information System® (MDIS). The two companies’ partnership stems from a shared vision of connected care and strong global market presence.

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Capsule’s SmartLinx MDIS is healthcare’s first integrated system to enable hospitals and healthcare delivery organizations to increase efficiency and help improve patient care delivery through the capture of medical device data and context directly at the point of care. The system consolidates clinical workflow and puts data to work by integrating it with both electronic medical records and intelligent systems to drive informed clinical and operational decisions. Connectivity and data capture are achieved through integrated hardware and/or software solutions that meet the requirements of virtually any healthcare environment.

InterSystems TrakCare® is a unified healthcare information system that provides a comprehensive set of administrative and advanced clinical capabilities to rapidly enable a shared electronic medical record (EMR) across care settings. The partnership with Capsule will enable TrakCare customers to capture real-time observation data in ICU and operating theatres and store the data in the patient’s EMR.

Both companies share a global presence while providing pre-configured solutions to meet the needs of local markets. “Establishing this partnership with Capsule is an exciting opportunity for both companies,” said Christine Chapman, Vice President, TrakCare, at InterSystems. “The bundling of Capsule’s MDIS solution with TrakCare® will enable customers to seamlessly connect devices and make that data immediately available in the TrakCare EMR, triggering decision support, workflows and alerts for improved quality of care.

“Like InterSystems, Capsule works closely with our partners to localize our market strategy,” said Didier Argenton, Capsule’s Vice President of International Sales. This agreement will facilitate entry into new markets and will contribute significantly in developing our presence worldwide.”

For more information, visit InterSystems.com.

For more information, visit Capsuletech.com

Source: Capsule Technologie & InterSystems

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July 20, 2015 at 12:27 am

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