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First Wireless Charging Systems for Electric Vehicles May Appear in 2017, says Strategy Analytics

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— Deployments Limited to Luxury Models at First, Then Extending to the Mass Market That Could Displace Conductive Charging by 2028, With 7.9M Systems

BOSTON  /PRNewswire/ — A number of auto makers claim that current conductive charging systems, with their cumbersome and heavy cables, are making plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles difficult to sell.  Wireless charging systems are being developed to make the charging experience more convenient for consumers and to encourage them to recharge their vehicles more often.

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The Strategy Analytics Powertrain, Body, Safety & Chassis (Automotive Electronics) Service report, 2017: The “Important Year” For Wireless Charging In Electric Vehicles, looks at the progress in wireless charging developments, as well as commenting on possible deployment strategies and forecasting demand for wireless charging systems.

Click here for the report:  http://bit.ly/1gX4LYh

Technology providers believe that wireless charging systems will enter the electric vehicle market as early as 2017, saying that some OEMs have already implemented them in their next product cycle.  The SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) hopes to have its J-2954 standards finalized as early as 2017, with the recommendations released as early as late-2016.

“While the selling point for wireless charging systems is undoubtedly beneficial to the promotion of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, they will firstly be offered as costly optional purchase limited to mainly luxury auto brands, when they launch in 2017.  Other challenges include the speed of finalizing standards, since it is critical for wireless charging systems to be interoperable, in instances where the consumer buys a different brand of electric vehicle or when charging on public infrastructures,” said Kevin Mak, Senior Analyst in the Automotive Electronics Service (AES) at Strategy Analytics.  He added, “Once the hurdles of cost and standardization can be cleared after the first five years of deployment, then the long-term prospects could realize a mass market potential, with the possibility they could even displace conductive charging systems by 2028.”

About Strategy Analytics

Strategy Analytics, Inc. provides the competitive edge with advisory services, consulting and actionable market intelligence for emerging technology, mobile and wireless, digital consumer and automotive electronics companies. With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Strategy Analytics delivers insights for enterprise success. www.StrategyAnalytics.com

European Contact: Kevin Mak, +44(0) 1908 423 644, kmak@strategyanalytics.com

US Contact: Mark Fitzgerald, +1 617 614 0717, mfitzgerald@strategyanalytics.com

China Contact: Kevin Li, +86 186 0110 3697, kli@strategyanalytics.com

Source: Strategy Analytics

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August 12, 2015 at 5:05 pm

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Millimeter Wave Technology Set to Modify Transmission of Data across Wireless Communications

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— The telecommunications industry proves a fertile market for MMW technology due to spectrum availability, finds Frost & Sullivan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.,  /PRNewswire/ — The proliferation of smart devices and rising significance of interconnectivity is intensifying the demand for high-speed data connectivity, high-resolution data transfer, and cost-efficient data security; Millimeter wave (MMW) technology can address all of these demands. Recognizing this, government agencies across the world are actively funding their R&D in the fields of aerospace and defense, while consumer electronics and network carrier original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are eagerly adopting the technology to enrich the capabilities of existing applications.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Millimeter Wave Technology: Impact in Key Applications(http://www.frost.com/d672), finds that the telecommunications industry will develop MMW-based applications, which will have a huge impact in the next five to six years. This industry is seeking low-cost, high-capacity tools to transport data to the edge of the network, where small cells will reside.

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“MMW will find significant application in complementing the usage of the higher frequency spectrum in wireless communications,” notes Frost & Sullivan Technical Insights Research Analyst Jabez Mendelson. “The high frequency of MMWs would enable the creation of small-sized antennas and multiple-element phased arrays on a substrate chip. Furthermore, it would also aid in the design and development of compact MMW equipment.”

While the advantages are significant, MMWs also exhibit certain technical deficiencies. Millimeter waves are susceptible to rain fade (60 GHz and 70/80 GHz), wherein the heavy oxygen absorption in the atmosphere at 60 GHz limits the distance of signal transmission. Although there are various vendors who claim to have minimized rain fade, no MMW technology has effectively addressed this issue.

Nevertheless, technological advances are spawning new applications and ultimately, new opportunities for MMW technology across diverse industry verticals such as telecommunications, healthcare, aerospace, defense, automobile and commercial security.

In particular, there is a wealth of opportunities for such technology in the telecommunication industry, since there is more spectrum available for usage in the MMW bands than in the wave bands presently used for mobile communications. Similarly, when used in driver assistant systems, MMW technology can accelerate the commercialization process of unmanned vehicles. Furthermore, the technology has considerable utility in the healthcare and commercial security industries due to its incorporation in scanning and imaging devices.

Ultimately, MMWs can improve the accuracy and proximity of sensors in wireless sensor networks, while the greater precision of radar systems developed using the technology can boost satellite communication. Overall, it helps reduce the load pressure faced by lower frequencies and most importantly, enables the transmission of data without interference from nearby radio waves.

“Overall, with superior technology sophistication, the number of applications that can benefit from MMW will multiply, as will the business models and end-user markets,” remarked Mendelson.

Millimeter Wave Technology: Impact in Key Applications, a part of the Technical Insights (Information & Communication) subscription, provides an overview of the MMW technology landscape and its applications, drivers, and challenges. It also offers insights into the global trends, innovation indicators, and the breadth of applications affected. Additionally, it presents technology and application roadmaps detailing the future prospects of MMW technology. Further, this research service includes detailed technology analysis and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

Technical Insights is an international technology analysis business that produces a variety of technical news alerts, newsletters, and studies.

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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August 12, 2015 at 4:54 pm

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USAA Senior Vice President Tom Grothues to Discuss “Cultivating the C-Suite” at 11th Annual Customer Contact 2015, West: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange

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— Interactive event will offer omni-channel solutions to meet rising customer expectations

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California /PRNewswire/ — Frost & Sullivan is pleased to announce that Tom Grothues, USAA Senior Vice President of Sales and Service, will be a featured keynote speaker at the 11th Annual Customer Contact 2015, West: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchangetaking place October 18-21, 2015 at Loews Coronado Bay Resort & Spa, San Diego, Calif.

Grothues’ presentation, “Cultivating C-Suite Believers,” will explore strategies for building customer contact acumen across the organization, starting at the C-Suite level. In addition, he will offer guidelines for gaining critical investments in people, processes and technology, which are necessary to create a successful and profitable customer service experience in today’s omni-channel arena.

Grothues joined USAA, an integrated financial services company, in 1991. He has held a variety of positions including Manager of Insurance Operations, Executive Director, Assistant Vice President and Vice President of Policy Service, Vice President of Marketing – Client Management, as well as Vice President – Office of Alliance Management.

The opening keynote presentation, “Embracing and Managing Change in a Hyper Speed World,” will be given byErica JavellanaSpeaker of the House, Zappos Insights Company. Javellana will examine how Zappos shakes things up by placing company culture first, and how that extends to her organization providing a first-class customer experience.

Additionally, Robert Spector, a noted Customer Experience expert and author of The Nordstrom Way: The Inside Story of America’s Number One Customer Service Company, and Amazon.com: Get Big Fast, will be the third keynote speaker. Spector will speak about the key components of world-class customer service and the latest strategies around customer service innovations.

Katie LairdDirector of Social Care, Blinds.com, will lead a session entitled, “Beyond the Comment Card: How to Increase Profits and Happiness with Customer Feedback.” Scott GainesVice President of Strategic Initiatives, Hertz, will address “Video Customer Care: At the Tipping Point?” in his timely session.

“We’re excited to have such a diverse and accomplished panel of industry leaders offering strategies to meet new anytime, any channel, customer service expectations,” said Frost & Sullivan Partner Brian Fitzpatrick. “The event will give participants numerous actionable ideas and best practices to take back to their organizations.”

The 11th Annual Customer Contact 2015, West: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange will offer Presidents, Vice-Presidents and other executives in the Customer Contact arena:

  • Case studies and executive insights
  • Interactive collaboration zones
  • Expert panel discussions
  • Peer-to-peer networking opportunities

To register and download the event agenda for the 11th Annual Customer Contact 2015, West: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange, please visit: http://bit.ly/1IMXdRq.

For additional information, please email: events.us@frost.com or call Matthew McSweegan at 516-255-3812.

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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Mireya Espinoza
Corporate Communications – North America
P: +1.210.247.3870
E: mireya.espinoza@frost.com

http://www.frost.com

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August 12, 2015 at 4:47 pm

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Darling Ingredients Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2015 Earnings Conference Call And Webcast

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IRVING, Texas /PRNewswire/ — Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR) will hold a conference call and webcast on Friday, August 14, 2015 to discuss the Company’s second quarter 2015 financial results.  The teleconference will begin at 8:30 a.m. EDT and will be hosted by Mr. Randall Stuewe, CEO and Chairman of the Board, and Mr. John Muse, EVP Chief Financial Officer.  Additionally, the Company will have a slide presentation available to augment management’s formal presentation, which will be accessible via the investor relations section of the Company’s website. The related press release will be issued after the market closes on August 13, 2015.

Due to historically high call volume, the company is offering participants the opportunity to register in advance for the conference through the following link: http://dpregister.com/10069349

Registered participants will receive an email with a calendar reminder and a dial-in number and PIN that will allow them immediate access to the call on August 14, 2015.

Participants who do not wish to pre-register for the call may dial in using 866-777-2509 (U.S. callers) or 412-317-5413 (international callers), and ask for the “Darling Ingredients” call. A replay will be available two hours after completion of the call through August 20, 2015. To access the replay, please dial 877-344-7529 (U.S. callers), 855-669-9658 (Canada) and 412-317-0088 (international callers) and reference passcode 10069349. The live webcast and archived replay also can be accessed on the Company’s web site at http://ir.darlingii.com.

ABOUT DARLING   

Darling Ingredients Inc. is the world’s largest publicly-traded developer and producer of sustainable natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients, creating a wide range of ingredients and specialty products for customers in the food, pet food, pharmaceutical, feed, technical, fuel, bioenergy, and fertilizer industries.  With operations on five continents, the Company collects and transforms all aspects of animal by-product streams into broadly used and specialty ingredients, such as gelatin, edible fats, feed-grade fats, animal proteins and meals, plasma, pet food ingredients, organic fertilizers, yellow grease, fuel feedstocks, green energy, natural casings and hides.  The Company also recovers and converts used cooking oil and commercial bakery residuals into valuable feed and fuel ingredients.  In addition, the Company provides grease trap services to food service establishments, environmental services to food processors and sells restaurant cooking oil delivery and collection equipment. For additional information, visit the Company’s website at http://ir.darlingii.com.

Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Information:

{This media release contains “forward-looking” statements regarding the business operations and prospects of Darling Ingredients Inc. and industry factors affecting it.  These statements are identified by  words such as “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “estimate,” “intend,” “could,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “planned,” “potential,” “continue,” “momentum,” and other words referring to events that may occur in the future.  These statements reflect Darling Ingredient’s current view of future events and are based on its assessment of, and are subject to, a variety of risks and uncertainties beyond its control, each of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements.  These factors include, among others, existing and unknown future limitations on the ability of the Company’s direct and indirect subsidiaries to make their cash flow available to the Company for payments on the Company’s indebtedness or other purposes;  general performance of the U.S. and global economies; disturbances in world  financial, credit, commodities and stock markets; any decline in consumer confidence and discretionary spending, including the inability of consumers and companies to obtain credit due to lack of liquidity in the financial markets; volatile prices for natural gas and diesel fuel; climate conditions; unanticipated costs or operating problems related to the acquisition and integration of Rothsay and Darling Ingredients International (including transactional costs and integration of the new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system); global demands for bio-fuels and grain and oilseed commodities, which have exhibited volatility, and can impact the cost of feed for cattle, hogs and poultry, thus affecting available rendering feedstock and selling prices for the Company’s products; reductions in raw material volumes available to the Company due to weak margins in the meat production industry as a result of higher feed costs, reduced consumer demand or other factors, reduced volume from food service establishments, reduced demand for animal feed, or otherwise; reduced finished product prices;  changes to worldwide government policies relating to renewable fuels and greenhouse gas emissions that adversely affect programs like the National Renewable Fuel Standard Program (RFS2) and tax credits for biofuels both in the U.S. and abroad;  possible product recall resulting from developments relating to the discovery of unauthorized adulterations to food or food additives;  the occurrence of Bird Flu including, but not limited to H5N1 flu, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (or “BSE”), porcine epidemic diarrhea (“PED”) or other diseases associated with animal origin in the U.S. or elsewhere;  unanticipated costs and/or reductions in raw material volumes related to the Company’s compliance with the existing or unforeseen new U.S. or foreign regulations (including, without limitation, China) affecting the industries in which the Company operates or its value added products (including new or modified animal feed, Bird Flu, PED or BSE or similar or unanticipated regulations);  risks associated with the renewable diesel plant in Norco, Louisiana owned and operated by a joint venture between Daring Ingredients and Valero Energy Corporation, including possible unanticipated operating disruptions; risks relating to possible third party claims of intellectual property infringement; increased contributions to the Company’s pension and benefit plans, including multiemployer and employer-sponsored defined benefit pension plans as required by legislation, regulation or other applicable U.S. or foreign law or resulting from a U.S. mass withdrawal event; bad debt write-offs; loss of or failure to obtain necessary permits and registrations; continued or escalated conflict in the Middle East, North Korea, Ukraine or elsewhere; and/or unfavorable export or import markets.  Other risks and uncertainties regarding Darling Ingredients Inc., its business and the industries in which it operates are referenced from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Darling Ingredients Inc. is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

For More Information, contact:

Melissa A. Gaither, Director Investor Relations

251 O’Connor Ridge Blvd., Suite 300

Irving, Texas 75038

Phone: +1-972-717-0300

Source: Darling Ingredients Inc.

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August 12, 2015 at 4:36 pm

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Strong Performance in Central America, the Caribbean, Peru and Colombia Fosters Latin American Contact Center Outsourcing Market

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— New opportunities to emerge from the high tech, travel and hospitality, and healthcare segments, finds Frost & Sullivan

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina /PRNewswire/ — The contact center outsourcing (CCO) services market in Latin America exhibited mild growth in 2014, mostly driven by good performance in Peru, Colombia and the Central America and Caribbean (CaCar) market. With the United States (US) consolidated as the main offshore market and CaCar mostly focused on nearshoring, the latter is proving to be the fastest-growing region within Latin America.

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New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Analysis of the Latin American Contact Center Outsourcing Services Market (http://www.frost.com/nf21), finds that the market earned revenues of $10.96 billion in 2014 and estimates this to reach $15.13 billion in 2020.

For complimentary access to more information on this research, please visit:http://corpcom.frost.com/forms/LA_PR_FValente_NF21-76_24Jul15.

“While there has been a fall in demand from Spain due to the national economic crisis, the Latam-shoring business from other Latin American countries, especially Argentina and Chile, has continued growing,” said Frost & Sullivan Information & Communication Technologies Industry Analyst Sebastian Menutti. “Overall, serving other Latin American locations has become the principal offshore market for many countries in the region.”

However, CCO revenues in dollar terms have taken a hit as many Latin American currencies are experiencing a strong devaluation against the US dollars. On the other hand, these Latin American countries have become much more cost-competitive for US customers.

“CCO service providers in the region are looking forward to new opportunities in the high tech, travel and hospitality, and healthcare industries as these three segments are expected to exhibit high growth rates,” noted Menutti. “While the telecom as well as banking and financial service sectors will continue to dominate revenue share, emerging verticals will be important for new business.”

CCO companies across Latin America are paying more attention to customer experience, which is increasingly being perceived as a competitive differentiator in every industry. They are expected to embrace omnichannel strategies to improve the customer experience and their key performance indicators.

Analysis of the Latin American Contact Center Outsourcing Services Market is part of the Customer Contact(http://ww2.frost.com/research/industry/information-communications-technologies/customer-contact) Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related studies include: North America Contact Center Outsourcing Market, Colombia and Peru Contact Center Outsourcing Services Markets 2014, Latin American Contact Center Systems Market 2014, and North American Hosted Contact Center Market. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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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Corporate Communications – Latin America
P: +54 11 4777 5300
F: +54 11 4777 5300
E: francesca.valente@frost.com

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August 12, 2015 at 4:23 pm

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AOTMP® Establishes Authorized Telecom Management Training Center in Singapore

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INDIANAPOLIS /PRNewswire/ — AOTMP recently announced global expansion with its authorized Telecom Management Training Center in Singapore, the first on-site training center for the telecom management leader.

“We’ve seen a growing demand for telecom management best practices training and certifications around the globe,” states Tim Lybrook, President/CEO of AOTMP. “With a large client base in southeast Asia including over 400 AOTMP University certified telecom professionals, this expansion will ensure local training and support for some of our largest clients.”

Volare Training is the only location worldwide for in-person telecom management training, and was chosen for its well-respected reputation in southeast Asia and its focus on IT and telecom training. The 3- to 5-day boot campswill begin accepting students in October.

“We’re excited to partner with AOTMP to provide telecom management training,” states Michael Ong, General Manager of Volare Training. “The need for telecom management education is growing as companies look for ways to streamline, learn and implement industry best practices to ensure their staff is proficient. As the only authorized training center in Asia Pacific, AOTMP’s Telecom Management boot camps are an impressive training opportunity for telecom professionals.”

ABOUT AOTMP
AOTMP is an information services company that helps organizations take their fixed and mobile environment to a greater level of performance and helps telecom vendors achieve excellence in creating value for their clients. Using information and analytics to drive efficiencies, performance and productivity, business solutions are based on our patented Efficiency First® Framework which drives adoption and utilization of industry standards and best practices to create a high-performing telecom management ecosystem. For more information, visit aotmp.com.

ABOUT VOLARE TRAINING
Volare Training is a global premier ICT training institution focused on providing life-long learning skills to global citizens, and was founded in Singapore by a team of IT educators for Professionals. Its certified instructors have years of industry experience and are willing to share their knowledge and diverse experience to inspire the participants and generate enthusiasm for personal and professional development.

Partnering with Volare Training Pte Ltd offers AOTMP’s Telecom Management training boot camps as well as courses including Project Management, Data Networking, Cybersecurity, Cloud, Big Data, ITIL and Cisco.

Volare Training’s mission is to provide quality ICT training for professionals to add value to the Global Economy. For more information, visit volaretraining.com.

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Marketing Manager, AOTMP
Tel: +1.317.275.7206
media@aotmp.com

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August 12, 2015 at 4:10 pm

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CENX Closes $12.5 Million Investment – Business Growth Fueled by SDN and NFV Market

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OTTAWA, Ontario /PRNewswire/ – CENX, a global leader of Lifecycle Service Orchestration solutions for software-defined and virtualized networks, today announced that it has finalized new equity investment totaling $12.5 million USD. New investors BDC Capital, Mistral Venture Partners, and VMware joined the Series D financing round, in which all current investors participated: Highland Capital Partners, Mesirow Financial Private Equity Inc., Verizon Ventures, a subsidiary of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ), Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), DCM Ventures, and Cross Creek Advisors.

This investment will help accelerate CENX’s global market and portfolio expansion in addressing emerging requirements for Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) for service providers that are evolving to Software-defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) technologies. CENX’s Cortx Service Orchestrator is an essential enabler of SDN and NFV deployments, leveraging the power of network big data analytics for dynamic provisioning, visualization and assurance of data services across heterogeneous physical and virtualized networks.

Ever-growing demand for enterprise and consumer Cloud-based applications is driving service providers to change the way they operate their networks, and to turn to software systems that support agile service delivery and real-time service assurance. The LSO market is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of nearly 60%, reaching $2.7 billion by 2019, according to The Rayno Report, fueled by carrier SDN and NFV markets that are increasing 50-80% annually.

“We welcome the market, business and partnership perspectives that VMware, BDC Capital, and Mistral bring to CENX,” said Ed Ogonek, President and CEO of CENX. “We are seeing tremendous demand worldwide for our Cortx solution, delivering tangible value in today’s networks and empowering the evolution to virtualized networks and services with NFV and SDN. With the support and confidence of our growing investor group, we continue to expand our world-class team to meet these global opportunities.”

“CENX is at the forefront of the fast-rising LSO market with its Cortx Service Orchestrator, and we are delighted to support its continued global business growth,” said Ron Warburton, Managing Partner, IT Venture Fund, BDC Capital. “This is a great opportunity to bring Canadian innovation to mobile, wireline, and cloud service providers worldwide.”

“CENX shares VMware’s vision to deliver innovative solutions for virtualization and cloud computing,” said David Wright, Vice President, Operations, Telco NFV Group, VMware. “With more and more carriers moving to NFV, there is a real need for CENX’s high-scale, real-time LSO solutions to ensure high service quality end-to-end across both physical and virtual network infrastructure. We look forward to participating in this industry transformation.”

“The Board is very pleased with CENX’s business progress and, on behalf of all the investors, we’re excited to be part of its next stage of growth,” said Sean Dalton, Partner with Highland Capital Partners, and Chairman of the CENX Board. “CENX has been building its global footprint and organizational competencies aggressively year-over-year, driven by strong demand for its Cortx solutions. We see that trajectory continuing as operators transition to next-generation data networks.”

About CENX
CENX provides Lifecycle Service Orchestration solutions that automate fulfillment and assurance of advanced data services in software-defined networks, bridging physical and virtualized network functions. We harness the power of real-time big data analytics and web-scale computing technologies to dynamically fulfill, visualize, navigate and assure data services across multi-vendor, SDN and NFV networks. CENX solutions are deployed by service providers worldwide to create new revenue streams, gain service agility, reduce operational costs, and deliver quality-assured data services. www.cenx.com

About BDC Capital
A subsidiary of BDC, BDC Capital offers a full spectrum of specialized financing and investment solutions to help Canadian entrepreneurs achieve their full growth potential. With more than $1.6 billion under management, BDC Capital takes a strategic, patient approach to nurture companies’ development over the long term. From venture capital to equity to growth and transition capital, our team of over 100 experienced, local professionals partner with entrepreneurs to identify and meet their needs on flexible terms. Some of the sectors in which we specialize include IT, industrial/clean/energy technology, and healthcare. For more information, please visitwww.bdccapital.ca or follow us on Twitter at @BDC_Capital.

About Mistral Venture Partners
Mistral Venture Partners is an early stage focused venture capital firm with offices in Ottawa, Canada and Palo Alto, California. We partner with exceptional management teams who strive to make a global impact by leveraging unique Internet-related IP. Mistral sets itself apart by leveraging a network of Executive Fellows who are not only investors but also longtime operating experts who can help build companies into global technology platforms. www.mistralvp.com

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www.cenx.com
www.cenx.com/about/overview.html
www.cenx.com/cortx-service-orchestrator/
www.cenx.com/about/service-orchestration.html

CENX, Cortx Service Orchestrator, Lifecycle Service Orchestration, LSO, Cloud, data center, network functions virtualization, NFV, software-defined networking, SDN, IP, Ethernet, big data analytics, OSS

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For more information: Hannah Whitrow, Zonic Group PR, hwhitrow@zonicgroup.com, +44 (0)1672 550126

Source: CENX

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August 12, 2015 at 3:06 pm

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Japan’s Largest Photo Social Network Photozou Now Available in English and Chinese

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TOKYO /PRNewswire/ — Photozou, Japan’s largest photo sharing social network, has announced the launch of its English and Chinese websites. 

Screen Shot of Photozou curatorial site
Screen Shot of Photozou curatorial site

A venture by Tokyo-based OFF Line Co., Ltd., Photozou (http://photozou.jp/) aims to showcase Japan’s most famous attractions to a more international audience with the launching of the curatorial photo site DiscoveryJapan‘.

Here visitors can enjoy photographs of attractions including Mount Fuji, Hakone, Tokyo Disneyland, the Imperial Palace, Tokyo Tower, the historic city of Kyoto, Tokyo Station, the country’s temples and the Tokyo SKYTREE all beautifully captured by Japanese photography enthusiasts offering visitors to the site an authentic glimpse of the real Japan.

The curatorial site can be accessed using the following two links:

Otaku Category
http://photozou.jp/tag/list1

Landscape Category
http://photozou.jp/tag/list2

About Photozou

Photozou was first launched in 2005 and currently has 700 million registered members and 200 million pictures.As the largest photo-sharing site in Japan, the company launched its English and Chinese versions of the website in 2015.

Photozou http://photozou.jp/
Twitter https://twitter.com/photozou
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/photozou

Company Profile

OFF Line Co., Ltd.
Company Address: 904 2-24-13Kamiosaki, Shinagawaku, Tokyo
Representative: Koichi Ishizuka
Establishment: October 2013
Capital: 112,100,000 JPY
Business: Development of short-range communication applications using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and related consulting business including general strategy and management.
Company URL: http://off-line.co.jp
AirTalk URL: http://off-line.co.jp/airtalk/
Photozou URL:  http://photozou.jp/

Contact

Morikawa
+813-6303-9988
info@off-line.co.jp

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Source: OFF Line Co., Ltd.
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August 12, 2015 at 2:36 pm

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New Study Confirms Stretta Therapy for GERD to be Safe, Effective and Durable

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NORWALK, Conn.,  /PRNewswire/ — Stretta Therapy, a non-ablative radiofrequency treatment for GERD, was called “effective, safe and durable following 15 years of worldwide use” and cited as a “viable complement or alternative to medical and surgical treatment” in a newly-published clinical review of endoscopic techniques for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Authors Wai-Kit Lo, MD, MPH and Hiroshi Mashimo, MD, PhD of Harvard Medical School, examined multiple alternatives to PPI therapy or surgery, including Stretta and other devices such as endoscopic plication and suturing, as well as injectable and implantable bulking agents. Their findings have been published online (in advance of print) in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology.

ABOUT GERD AND ENDOSCOPIC TREATMENTS

GERD affects an estimated 20 percent of adults, and although PPI therapy is the accepted standard of care, there are approximately 40 percent of patients who still experience symptoms despite PPI treatment. The authors explain that the main anatomic and neuromuscular defects underlying GERD are not addressed by PPIs. They also recognize a rising awareness of adverse effects associated with long-term PPI use and a decline in the volume of surgical fundoplication, noting that these factors underscore the need for alternative approaches to complement medical and surgical treatments.

There are several endoscopic techniques available. However, recognizing that data about these therapies has been mixed, the authors undertook a critical assessment of these technologies to better understand the role that they play in the management of GERD symptoms.

THE WEALTH OF RESEARCH ON STRETTA

In their evaluation of treatments, authors noted that Stretta has the longest period of clinical evaluation, observing that Stretta data includes a meta-analysis of 1,441 patients across 18 studies, and four randomized-controlled trials. They referenced that Stretta earned the strongest grade recommendation by the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) in guidelines for endoluminal treatment of GERD in 2013. They also reported that newer studies show that the effect of Stretta remains durable at eight and 10 years after initial therapy. Additionally, recent guidelines from the ASGE came out in support of a consideration ofendoscopic treatments for GERD.

Regarding Stretta, the authors concluded that, “A wealth of research has demonstrated the safety, efficacy, durability, and repeatability of Stretta treatment. Most important, it does not preclude alternative treatments including medical, surgical, or repeat radiofrequency treatments, and may also provide potential treatment for patients who have failed fundoplication. Stretta is likely the least expensive alternative to medical therapy. This technique should be considered a viable complement or alternative to medical and surgical treatment of GERD symptoms.”

ABOUT STRETTA®
Stretta Therapy is a non-surgical treatment option for GERD patients who do not respond well to medications and wish to avoid surgery. Stretta has been performed more than 18,000 times since the year 2000 and been the subject of more than 37 studies, all showing a high level of safety and efficacy. Stretta is manufactured by Mederi Therapeutics and is available worldwide.

Contact: Julia Brannan
julia@pascalecommunications.com
(908) 464-2470

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Source: Mederi Therapeutics

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August 12, 2015 at 2:09 pm

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Supermicro(R) Showcases 1U 4x GPU SuperServer(R) and 3U/6U MicroBlade for 3D Graphics, Video, and Visualization Applications at SIGGRAPH 2015

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— Additional Highlights include Hyper-Speed Ultra SuperServer and 7U 20/30 GPU SuperBlade®, MicroBlade for High Performance and High Density Compute Infrastructure

LOS ANGELES /PRNewswire/ — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing will showcase its new high-density 1U 4x GPU SuperServer (SYS-1028GQ-TR/-TRT) which maximizes performance and density through pioneering non-preheat GPU architecture and PCIe direct connect (no extension cables, re-drivers, or bridge chips) for lowest latency. Supermicro’s new 6U MicroBlade (MBI-6118D-T2H/-T4H) will be shown in Intel booth #701, running a live Citrix virtual workstation demo highlighting Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v4 with Intel® Iris™ Pro graphics P6300 for high definition video & graphics in remote workstation applications. Supermicro exhibits also highlight its 4U/Tower 4x GPU SuperWorkstation (SYS-7048GR-TR) featuring 4x next generation NVIDIA® Quadro® GPUs running a live Autodesk® Maya® demo, 2U Hyper-Speed Ultra demonstrating high-performance virtual workstations powered by NVIDIA® GRID™ vGPU™ technology, 1U 3x GPU SuperServer and 7U 20/30 GPU SuperBlade® solutions for High Performance and High Density Compute Infrastructures.

“Supermicro’s 1U 4x GPU SuperServer with cooling optimized non-preheat GPU architecture and 3U/6U MicroBlade with Intel Xeon E3-1200 v4 deliver best performance for graphics, video and visualization applications,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “Our enterprise-class server solutions are designed for the most demanding, mission critical application environments and with a wide range of solutions from Ultra servers to MicroBlade, SuperBlade, and SuperWorkstations, professionals in creative and scientific fields can deploy exactly the best accelerated computing solutions with full confidence in performance, scalability and reliability.”

“Citrix continues to lead in harnessing innovative graphic acceleration technologies to deliver the best user experience on any end point device,” said Jim Luna, Senior Director of Strategic Global Alliances, Citrix Systems. “Citrix offers unmatched customer flexibility as the only virtual app and desktop delivery offering that supports both NVIDIA discrete graphic cards and Intel integrated graphics solutions. As the only virtualization solution that supports Intel Xeon E3 with Iris Pro product offerings, including this unique and highly flexible form-factor solution now available from Supermicro, Citrix provides enterprise customers with the most cost-effective offering available, providing unmatched support for server density and flexibility.”

SIGGRAPH 2015 Exhibit Highlights

  • 1U 4x GPU SuperServer® (SYS-1028GQ-TR/-TRT) Whitepaper – Dual Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3, up to 1TB ECC, up to DDR4 2133MHz; in 16x DIMMs, 4x PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots (4x NVIDIA Tesla®, NVIDIA® GRID™, Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor cards optional), 2x PCI-E 3.0 x8 (in x16) LP slot, dual port GbE LAN (-TR SKU), dual 10GBase-T (-TRT SKU), 2x 2.5″ hot-swap drive bays, 2x 2.5″ internal drive bays, efficient airflow heavy duty counter-rotating fans with air shroud & optimal fan speed control, 2000W Redundant Platinum Level (94%+) Power Supplies
  • 4U 8x GPU SuperServer® (SYS-4028GR-TR) – supports 8 GPU accelerators, dual Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 (up to 160W), up to 1.5TB ECC DDR4, 2133MHz in 24 DIMM slots, 24 2.5″ hot-swap SAS2/SATA3 drive bays, 8 PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots (double-width), 2 PCI-E 3.0 x8 (in x16) slots, 1 PCI-E 2.0 x4 (in x16) slot, dual 1GbE ports, and redundant 1600W Platinum Level (94%+) digital power supplies.
  • 1U 3x GPU SuperServer® (SYS-1028GR-TR/-TRT) World Record STAC-A2™ Benchmark – Dual Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3, up to 1TB ECC, up to DDR4 2133MHz in 16x DIMMs, 4x PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots (3x NVIDIA Tesla®, NVIDIA® GRID™, Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor cards optional), 1x PCI-E 3.0 x8 LP slot, dual port GbE LAN (-TR SKU), dual 10GBase-T (-TRT SKU), 4x hot-swap 2.5″ SATA3 drive bays, 1600W Redundant Platinum Level (94%+) Power Supplies, 10x Counter rotating fans w/ optimal fan speed control, Smart server management tools
  • 2U Hyper-Speed Ultra SuperServer® (SYS- 6028UX-TR4) – Dual Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3, up to 1TB ECC, up to DDR4 2133MHz in16x DIMMs, 3x PCI-E 3.0 x16 slot (FH, 10.5″ L), 3x PCI-E 3.0 x8 slots (1 in x16 FH 10.5″ L, 1 LP, 1 Internal LP), 4x GbE ports, 12x hot-swap 3.5″ drive bays: SATA3 default, 12x SAS3 opt., 4x NVMe opt. via AOC, 4x heavy duty fans w/ optimal fan speed control, 1000W Redundant Titanium Level (96%) high-efficiency power supplies
  • 4U/Tower 4x GPU SuperWorkstation (SYS-7048GR-TR) – Dual socket Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3, up to 1TB ECC DDR4 2133MHz in16x DIMMs, 4x PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots, 2x PCI-E 3.0 x8 (1 in x16) slots, supports Thunderbolt 2.0 AOC1x PCI-E 2.0 x4 (in x8) slot, up to 4x GPU (supports 4-way NVIDIA® Geforce® SLI™), I/O ports: 1 VGA, 2 COM, 2 GbE, 10 USB 2.0, & 1 IPMI Dedicated LAN 8x 3.5″ hot-swap, 3x fixed 5.25″, and fixed 3.5″ drive bays, 4x heavy duty fans, 2x exhaust fans, and 2x active heatsink with optimal fan speed control, 2000W Redundant Titanium Level High Efficiency (96%) power supplies, GPU Kit for passive GPU/Xeon Phi™ support (MCP-320-74701-0N-KIT)
  • 3U/6U MicroBlade – (MBI-6128R-T2/-T2X) performance oriented solution with highest density up to 196 Intel® Xeon® DP nodes (5488) cores) per 42U rack with 95% cable reduction – supports dual Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v3 (up to 14 cores) up to 28x DP servers with 1GbE and 10GbE options. (MBI-6118D-T2H/-T4H) supports Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v4, features include power efficiency with 14nm technology, improved performance, coherency and balance of CPU and GPU Graphics via package interconnect shared L3 Cache and 128MB Graphic embedded cache. A simpler CPU subset and Intel® Iris™ Pro graphics P6300 in an interconnect package enable key technologies for the best server performance per watt per flop with great graphics emphasis.
  • 7U SuperBlade – advantages include maximum density, affordability, reduced management costs, lower power consumption, optimal ROI, and high scalability. Modules support latest Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v3 and are available in 20/30 GPU/Xeon Phi Blade; 2x NVIDIA® Tesla®, NVIDIA® GRID™ or Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor cards per blade server (SBI-7128RG-X/-F/-F2), 3x NVIDIA Tesla® GPU per blade server (SBI-7127RG3), Data Center Blade (SBI-7428R-C3N, SBI-7428R-T3N), TwinBlade® (SBI-7228R-T2F/-T2F2/-T2X), Storage Blade with NVMe support (SBI-7128R-C6N), PCI-E Blade (SBI-7127R-SH, SBI-7427R-SH/-S2L, SBI-7126T-SH, SBI-7426T-SH) and 4-Way Blade (Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v2 SBI-7147R-S4X/-S4F) solutions. Chassis feature industry’s only hot-swap NVMe solutions, hot-plug switch modules supporting Infiniband FDR/QDR, FC/FCoE, Layer 2/3 1/10 GbE, chassis management module (CMM) and redundant 3000W/2500W/1620W (3+1), hot-swap Platinum Level digital power supplies

Visit Supermicro at SIGGRAPH at the Los Angeles Convention Center August 9-13, Booth #550. For more information on Supermicro’s complete range of high performance, high-efficiency Server, Storage and Networking solutions, visit www.supermicro.com.

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About Super Micro Computer, Inc.
Supermicro® (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.

Supermicro, Building Block Solutions and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.

All other brands, names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Source: Super Micro Computer, Inc.

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