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Leaders in Water and Development in Stockholm to Seek Solutions to World’s Water Crises

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STOCKHOLM /PRNewswire/ —

World leaders, water experts and development professionals are in Stockholm to jointly find solutions to the worlds several escalating water crises.

The 2015 World Water Week, themed Water for Development, welcomes over 3,000 participants from more than 120 countries, representing governments, academia, international organizations, civil society, and the corporate sector.

Water is the foundation for all human and societal progress. Soon, a decision on the Sustainable Development Goals will be followed by a new climate deal at COP21. Water’s role in these processes is crucial. With water availability severely altered by climate change, and a growing world population needing more food, time is not on our side.

“From the Horn of Africa and the Sahel, to Sao Paulo, California and China, people’s perseverance is being tested. We can no longer take a steady water supply for granted,” said Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director of SIWI.

The Prime Minister of Sweden, Stefan Lofven said, “When the international community is shaping a new sustainable development agenda, water management and allocation must be at its heart. Not only as a separate goal but as an essential vehicle for development and health.”

Talking about climate change and the effect it has on his small island nation, the President of the Marshall Islands, Christopher J. Loeak said: “As the leader of my country I cannot look my people in the eyes and with good conscience say that everything will be ok when I know the world continues to travel down a very destructive path.”

The Prime Minister of Jordan, Abdulla Ensour, described the extreme pressure his country is under due to the combination of water scarcity and a very large refugee population.

During the Week, three prizes are awarded. On 23 August, the Stockholm Industry Water Award was given to the company CH2M. On 25 August, the Stockholm Junior Water Prize will be awarded to one national team out of 29 competing nations by H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. On 26 August, the Stockholm Water Prize will be given to Rajendra Singh. It will be awarded by H.M. Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden.

About Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) http://www.siwi.org

About World Water Week: http://www.worldwaterweek.org

Press resources: http://www.worldwaterweek.org/pressroom

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August 26, 2015 at 6:56 pm

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Ameyo Honored With 2015 CUSTOMER Magazine TMC Labs Innovation Award

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GURGAON, India  /PRNewswire/ — Ameyo (http://www.Ameyo.com), a leading contact center technology and customer experience expert with practice leadership in more than twelve industry verticals, today announced that TMC, a global integrated media company, has named Ameyo as a 2015 CUSTOMER Magazine TMC Labs Innovation Award winner. This is the fifth consecutive year in which Ameyo has received the CUSTOMER Magazine TMC Labs Innovation Award.

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Ameyo Contact Center Technology is a new-generation contact center technology suite that ties all the assets of the contact center together focuses on helping businesses re-engineer and rebrand their customer interaction processes so as to achieve true Omnichannel Customer Engagement. Ameyo has demonstrated a crucial role of transforming contact centers to Customer-Experience-Centric platforms adding new level of dynamics to customer lifecycle.

Ameyo’s insightful business growth strategies and strong execution infrastructure are the key factors that have led them to receiving this prestigious award along with the recent Honorable Mention in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant report.

  • Ameyo’s flexible architecture implements customer interaction hubs that deliver consistent customer experience across all interaction channels – creating synergy with customer interests and synergy across their own operations.
  • Ameyo’s reporting and analytics tool offers clients to extract intelligent business reports on customer service operations, arming contact center experts with information to re-engineer and improve their existing processes.

We are honored to receive the 2015 CUSTOMER Magazine TMC Labs Innovation Award for the fifth consecutive year. This recognition further affirms our purpose of developing groundbreaking and innovative technologies for our customers. We are thrilled to pursue our progress as we release new features and products in the near future,quoted Bishal Lacchiramkha, CEO of Ameyo.

The CUSTOMER Magazine TMC Labs Innovation Award honors products that demonstrate raw innovation, unique features, and significant contributions toward improving communications technology. The TMC Labs Innovation Award is granted to those companies demonstrating ground-breaking contributions to the industry. TMC Labs chooses only a select few products considered the best-of-the-best in contact center, call center, and CRM solutions.

Congratulations to Ameyo for being granted a 2015 CUSTOMER Magazine TMC Labs Innovation Award. Ameyo has been selected for demonstrating innovation, superior quality and unique features which have had a positive impact on customer related technologies, said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. Were pleased to recognize this outstanding achievement with a TMC Labs Innovation Award.

Media Contact:
Kartik Kakar
pr@ameyo.com
+91-124-4771000
Ameyo.com

Source: Ameyo.com

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August 26, 2015 at 6:31 pm

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Pivotal Announces Changes in Executive Leadership and Record Results

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— Rob Mee will succeed Paul Maritz as CEO. Paul Maritz will remain on Pivotal’s Board of Directors as Executive Chairman. Pivotal announces record Pivotal Cloud Foundry financial results.

SAN FRANCISCO  /PRNewswire/ —

Summary

  • Rob Mee will succeed Paul Maritz as Chief Executive Officer of Pivotal.
  • Paul Maritz has been appointed Executive Chairman of Pivotal’s Board of Directors.
  • Pivotal Cloud Foundry has crossed $100 million in annual bookings run-rate.

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Pivotal announced today their board of directors has appointed Rob Mee as Chief Executive Officer. Rob Meerecently served as Pivotal’s Executive Vice President of Products and Research & Development. As CEO, Rob Mee succeeds Paul Maritz, who will remain with Pivotal and serve on Pivotal’s board of directors in the newly created position of Executive Chairman.

Rob Mee has been credited for shaping the software development cultures of some of Silicon Valley’s most influential and valuable companies. He’s an exceptional leader and technologist, passionate about our mission, committed to our principles and values, and knows how to build a successful business,” said Paul Maritz, Pivotal’s Executive Chairman. “As Executive Chairman, I look forward to remaining actively engaged with Pivotal, its partners and its customers, and supporting Rob in his new role as CEO.”

Pivotal’s CEO Rob Mee said, “I am honored and excited to lead Pivotal in our mission to transform how the world builds software. Paul has been instrumental in realizing the vision of Pivotal and we will be forever grateful for his long-sighted leadership – he has left an indelible legacy and will continue to be an invaluable resource as our Executive Chairman.”

Pivotal®, the company accelerating digital transformation for enterprises, also announced Pivotal Cloud Foundry®, Pivotal’s cloud native platform, reached a financial milestone by crossing $100 million in annual bookings run-rate.

“Pivotal has an extraordinary opportunity to deliver differentiated value to the world’s most valuable brands by providing an open and open-source cloud platform in Pivotal Cloud Foundry which is designed to support the development and deployment of modern, cloud-oriented applications and have them run on multiple clouds, private or public,” said Paul Maritz. “Crossing the $100 million dollar milestone is a great sign that Pivotal Cloud Foundry is being embraced by customers and partners and is emerging as the leading open cloud platform.”

Rob Mee said, “Entire industries, from automotive to financial services to retail, are being disrupted. Pivotal brings a transformative approach to software development to help companies thrive in a disruptive world.”

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About Pivotal

Pivotal is a trusted partner for IT innovation and digital transformation, enabling enterprises to provide modern software-driven experiences for their customers and workforces. The combination of leading agile development services, an open cloud platform and open suite of big data products accelerate innovation cycles for our customers across every industry. More at www.pivotal.io

©2015 Pivotal Software, Inc.  All rights reserved.  Pivotal and Pivotal Cloud Foundry are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Pivotal Software, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

This release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined under the Federal Securities Laws. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) risks associated with managing the growth of Pivotal’s business; (iv) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (v) Pivotal’s customers’ ability to transition to new products and computing strategies such as cloud computing, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of emerging technologies, and rapid technological and market changes; (vi) changes to product development timelines; (vii) Pivotal’s ability to protect its proprietary technology; (viii) Pivotal’s ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; and (ix) risks related to data and information security vulnerabilities. These forward looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in condition, significance, value and effect as well as other risks disclosed previously and from time to time in documents filed by EMC Corporation, the parent company of Pivotal, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EMC and Pivotal assume no obligation to, and do not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this press release.

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August 26, 2015 at 6:19 pm

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Isagenix International Raises More than $565,000 for Make-A-Wish(R) at Annual Conference

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— Company has Raised More Than $3 Million for the Non-Profit

CHANDLER, Ariz.  /PRNewswire/ — Isagenix International, a global health and wellness company, ended its annual Celebration 2015 Breakthrough event in San Diego today by raising more than $565,000for Make-A-Wish® through fundraising and generous Associate and corporate pledges. Additionally, Isagenix and Make-A-Wish surprised wish kid Tanika, a 10-year-old battling leukemia, with an on-stage wish reveal. This fall, her wish to have a backyard makeover will be granted!

“We are dedicated to playing a significant role in impacting the overall health and the wellbeing of others through our support of children’s charities,” said Kathy Coover, Isagenix co-founder and executive vice president. “Our team loves to see the happiness reflected in the faces of the children and families we help, especially when they realize that we have helped to make their one true wish a reality.”

During the past 11 years, Isagenix has raised more than $6.2 million for children’s charities. This includes more than$3 million for Make-A-Wish since 2012, which has helped to grant more than 425 wishes to deserving children. More than 550,000 Isagenix associates and staff have the opportunity to contribute to Make-A-Wish on an ongoing basis.

“Isagenix Associates and employees are committed to world health by impacting and inspiring the lives of others,” said Kevin Adams, Isagenix CEO. “Our support of Make-A-Wish allows us to continue to make a difference in the lives of children around the world.”

For additional information about Isagenix’s Make-A-Wish sponsorship, please visit Isagenix.com, wish.org orworldwish.org.

About Isagenix International:
Isagenix is an innovative health and wellness company with 13-plus years of proven success providing people with personalized solutions for weight loss, energy and performance, healthy aging and wealth creation. Founded in 2002 and privately owned, the company helps transform lives by developing and marketing these solutions through independent Associates. With more than $500 million in global annual revenue, Isagenix currently operates in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Mexico, Singapore, Malaysia andColombia. For additional information, visit www.isagenix.com.

About Make-A-Wish International:
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish is the world’s largest wish-granting organization, serving children in nearly 50 countries on five continents. With the help of generous donors and more than 32,000 volunteers worldwide, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the world every 21 minutes on average. Since 1980, it has granted more than 350,000 wishes to children around the world. For more information about Make-A-Wish America, visit wish.org and for more information on Make-A-Wish International, visit worldwish.org.

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August 26, 2015 at 6:06 pm

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Gooding & Company’s Two-Day Pebble Beach Auctions Realizes More Than $128 Million

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— 3 cars sell above $10 million, 26 cars above $1 million
— New auction records broken for Ferrari and Porsche

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.  /PRNewswire/ — Gooding & Company, the official auction house of Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, realized more than $128 million at its Pebble Beach Auctions this weekend, resulting in a two-day sales company record. During the two-day sale, the auction house sold 115 of 129 lots, a 89% sale rate, and our highest ever average price of $1,113,896 per car. During the auction weekend, an impressive 26 cars sold over the $1 million mark including three vehicles over $10 million. World records were broken as new market standards were set for Ferrari and Porsche, including a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider (sold for$16,830,000), 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale (sold for $16,500,000), Le Mans-winning 1982Porsche 956 (sold for $10,120,000), 1960 Porsche RS60 (sold for $5,400,000), 1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series II Coupe (sold for $5,087,500), and a 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort (sold for $1,732,500).

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David Gooding, President of Gooding & Company: “New benchmarks were set and our company hit a new record for highest two-day sale. We are incredibly grateful and proud for the support and patronage in making this such a successful auction. Our clients understand we selectively consign vehicles of quality and provenance, which is why we consistently have one of the highest sell-through percentages and prices realized in the industry. To hit$128 million in just two days with just 129 cars is a real achievement.”

Top Five
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider, $16,830,000
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale, $16,500,000
1982 Porsche 956, sold for $10,120,000
1960 Porsche RS60, sold for $5,400,000
1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series II Coupe, sold for $5,087,500

About Gooding & Company
Gooding & Company, provides unparalleled service in the collector car market, offering a wide range of services including private and estate sales, appraisals, and collection management.  We will present The Scottsdale Auctions January 29 and 30, 2016 and the Amelia Island Auction March 11, 2016. For more information, visitwww.goodingco.com.

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August 26, 2015 at 5:47 pm

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Pioneering Innovations – Aerodynamics in Focus: BORGWARD’s Experiments With Wind Tunnels and Woollen Threads

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STUTTGART, Germany  /PRNewswire/ — Cross reference: Picture is available at AP Images (http://www.apimages.com) and http://ots.de/omzHM

Aerodynamics is certainly one of the most complex issues the automotive industry has to deal with today. Still, in the 21st century, experts can use high-performance computers the size of refrigerators that spend days unravelling the mysteries of air flows. Carl F. W. BORGWARD, who became interested in airplanes, and later helicopters, at a very early age, realised back in the 1930s that aerodynamic principles could be applied to automobiles much in the same way they were used in aircraft construction. On the one hand, this would reduce fuel consumption. On the other, it would enable increases in top speed and acceleration to levels previously undreamed of.

One of BORGWARD’s first aerodynamic milestones was the “Windspiel”, a four-door saloon that was developed in 1936 and presented at the Berlin Motor Show in March 1937. The car made practical use of the knowledge gained by the leading aerodynamics researcher of the time, Paul Jaray. In terms of its styling, the vehicle also anticipated the Airflyte models that the innovative American automaker Nash began building in 1949. The concept for the vehicle was implemented by BORGWARD’s Chief Designer, Herbert Scarisbrick, and Plant Manager Friedrich Kynast. The two even held a patent for the side windows used for ventilation. Although the saloon’s engine only had an output of 40 hp, the car was able to reach a top speed of 130 km/h, which said more about its streamlined design than any drag coefficient ever could.

The pontoon-shaped BORGWARD Hansa 1500 had only just been presented in 1949 when work began on a new body variant in a project known as the “Hansa 1800 Fastback.” At this point, BORGWARD had already started having vehicles tested in wind tunnels at the Hanover College of Technology and the Research Institute of Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines (FKFS) in Stuttgart. The new fastback was an attempt to aerodynamically optimize the pontoon shape. It is no longer possible to say with certainty whether BORGWARD’s own wind tunnel for 1:5-scale models was used for the development of the streamlined four-door vehicle. Still, the early investment in such a facility on the southern side of the BORGWARD plant underscores the importance aerodynamics held for the vehicle developers at the Bremen-based company. In any case, the Hansa fastback attracted a great deal of attention at the IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt in April 1951.

The concept still wasn’t completely ready for series production, however. Engine developer Karl-Ludwig Brandt built a six-cylinder engine especially for the fastback project. The unit delivered an impressive maximum output of 82 hp. The bodywork, on the other hand, was only touched up slightly, and it shed some of its chrome trim during the testing phase. The first models of this aerodynamic wonder – now known as the “Hansa 2400 Sport” – rolled off the line in October 1952. Unfortunately, sales of the unusually shaped vehicle never took off, which is why BORGWARD later launched the 2400 as a notchback saloon as well.

The fact that aerodynamic efficiency and a notchback design go together well was impressively demonstrated by the BORGWARD Isabella, which went into production in 1954 and boasted a surprisingly low drag coefficient (Cd value) of 0.40. By comparison, the Ford 17 M from that time had a Cd value of 0.54. Even more aerodynamic than the Isabella was its successor model – the P 100. The vehicle’s panoramic windows and a new trapezoid body shape chosen by BORGWARD designer “Don” Roberto Hernandez also led to new and unforeseen challenges for the wind tunnel experts from Bremen. Initial top-speed tests led the engineers to suspect that the four-door model was not very aerodynamically efficient. Carl F. W. Borgward immediately sent a 1:10-scale wood model to the FKFS wind tunnel in Stuttgart. BORGWARD painted the 1:1 prototype in grey and glued woollen threads onto the body at specific intervals. If the threads lay against the body at high speeds, it was considered to be a sign of good aerodynamics. If they flapped around wildly, the opposite conclusion was drawn. The initial finding was that the aerodynamic problems might have been caused by the prototype’s projecting roof line.

The P 100’s roof was modified and the vehicle was able to achieve the ambitious top speed of 160 km/h that the engineers had set in the specifications – yet another example of BORGWARD’s sophisticated aerodynamic expertise, way back in the early 1960s.
Further information
BORGWARD Group AG
Kriegsbergstrasse 11
70174 Stuttgart,
Germany

Jürgen Schramek
Head of Product Communications
E-mail media@borgward.com
Telephone +49-711-7941851043

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August 26, 2015 at 5:31 pm

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Doxee Adds GEOCOM to its Growing List of Business Partners in South America

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-GEOCOM to complement its IT services portfolio with Doxee Platform CCM offering

SAN JOSE, Calif. and MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay  /PRNewswire/ — Doxee, leader in cloud based enterprise-class Customer Communication Management (CCM), announced today a new partnership withGEOCOM Uruguay to sell and support the Doxee platform to enterprise accounts in Uruguay.

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GEOCOM is the Uruguayan leader in information technology solutions and cloud services and the NAP (Network Access Point) for the country. GEOCOM manages the infrastructure of private and public enterprises and many large customers host their data in GEOCOM’s data centers.

“GEOCOM is a strong IT service provider with cloud expertise and a well-established sales and support organization in their local country,” said Doxee CEO Sergio Muratori Casali. “We expect this partnership to increase GEOCOM’s revenue from existing and new customers in the region.”

The new alliance will expand their current CCM offering in the Uruguayan market from printed communications to interactive services. GEOCOM will complement their present cloud services with eDox Interactive Communications and Personalized Video. The company plans to promote the Doxee service offering to its many public sector customers, and expand to utilities, banking and insurance market segments.

“Doxee is the perfect complement to our current CCM service offering for large enterprises,” said Jorge Baptista, VP. “Many of our enterprise customers are moving to electronic communication. By adding Doxee’s cloud-based platform with eDox Interactive Communications and Personalized Video solutions to our managed service portfolio, we can meet our customers’ need for less expensive, faster and more effective communications. Commensurate with our world-class IT capabilities and data centers where high quality is our differentiator, the Doxee platform clearly positions us as the leader in CCM services in Uruguay.”

About Doxee

Doxee is a leading global technology and services provider of enterprise-class, cloud-based CCM. Enterprises worldwide use Doxee products and services to deliver highly personalized and interactive customer communications to their clients.

About GEOCOM

GEOCOM Uruguay SA provides global solutions, with certified quality, applying state of the art IT technologies that are best suited to the demands and needs of its customers with the ongoing goal of exceeding their expectations. GEOCOM has local presence in Uruguay, Chile, Colombia and Peru.

Press Contacts
Doxee
Larry Zusman
Director of Marketing, Global Operations
lzusman@doxee.com
Mobile: +1-508-808-4807

GEOCOM
Valeria Dias
QA Manager
vdias@geocom.com.uy
Mobile: +59824817777

Source: Doxee

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August 26, 2015 at 5:06 pm

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Handheld’s NAUTIZ X8 Ultra-rugged Field Computer Gets New Customizable Add-ons

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LIDKOPING, Sweden /PRNewswire/ — Handheld Group, a leading manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, today announced new expansion pack features for its NAUTIZ X8 rugged PDA. The new functionalities will make the NAUTIZ X8 even more versatile for field workers in a number of market segments, including forestry, surveying, construction, field services, warehouse projects and logistics.

The Nautiz X8 was built to enable efficient and reliable data collection in the toughest of environments. Ultra-rugged with superior processing power, screen size and sunlight visibility, the X8 has become immensely popular in the GIS, land surveying, public safety, forestry and military sectors.

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Handheld now offers three versatility-increasing expansion packs for the Nautiz X8:

  • Nautiz X8 Long Range Bluetooth (LRBT) Expansion Pack features a LRBT u-blox module, which allows long-range communication up to 300 meters. This option is especially well-suited for advanced forestry solutions, surveying and construction work.
  • Nautiz X8 Barcode Expansion Pack features an imager module (Zebra SE4750SR) with an LED aimer, which allows for competitive scanning performance without sacrificing design, ruggedness or user experience. This option is ideal for workers in field service, warehouse projects and logistics.
  • Nautiz X8 Basic Expansion Pack is an empty add-on cap for an extension of your choice. It increases the Nautiz X8’s customizability and flexibility for specific customer requirements. It also allows users to install custom accessories under the cap using the proprietary interface.

The new Nautiz X8 expansion packs will be available in September. All cap versions are designed to retain the Nautiz X8 IP67 classification.

“The Nautiz X8 is the world’s best rugged handheld computer, with an outstanding screen and exceptional durability, connectivity, processing power and battery life – without compromising ergonomics or design,” saysJerker Hellstrom, CEO of Handheld Group. “These new expansions will make it even more versatile, customizable and attractive for field users in a number of industry segments. We take pride in always working with our partners and customers to understand their specific needs and create solutions they actually want and will benefit from.”

The Nautiz X8 has an IP67 ingress protection rating and is completely protected against dust, sand and water immersion. It also meets stringent MIL-STD-810G military test standards for overall durability and resistance to humidity, shock, vibrations, drops, salt and extreme temperatures.

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About Handheld

The Handheld Group is a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, PDAs and tablets. Handheld and its partners worldwide deliver complete mobility solutions to businesses in industries such as geomatics, logistics, forestry, public transportation, utilities, construction, maintenance, mining, military and security. The Handheld Group ofSweden has local offices in Finland, the U.K., the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Australia and theUSA. For more information, please see http://www.handheldgroup.com

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August 26, 2015 at 4:29 pm

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Frost & Sullivan Applauds CMT Vector Network Analyzers’ High Performance and Small Form Factors

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— CMT has a range of VNAs that are used across applications, including R&D, production, and fieldwork

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the vector network analyzer (VNA) market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Copper Mountain Technologies (CMT) with the 2015 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership. CMT’s VNAs stand out for their high performance in a smaller form factor at much lower prices than existing mid-range network analyzers. While leading mid-range VNAs are too big, heavy, or expensive to be portable, CMT’s VNAs can be easily transported and deployed in remote locations.

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Copper Mountain Technologies

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“The small form factor of CMT’s VNAs makes them particularly well suited for field applications, such as antenna testing, enabling customers to bring laboratory-grade instruments to hard-to-reach places,” said Frost & Sullivan Industry Director Jessy Cavazos. “Their compactness and low weight also make them ideal for applications in the manufacturing industries, as they enable more machines to be deployed in plants. With CMT’s VNAs, customers get the additional benefit of instantaneous data transfer, as the VNA and the handler are in the same operating system.”

The company offers compact as well as full-size instruments. Its patent-pending Planar R54 and R140 reflectometers deliver up to 100,001 measurement points, time domain with gating standard, fixture simulation, and have a frequency range of 85 MHz to 5.4 GHz or 14 GHz. Its compact VNA product line includes the TR1300/1, 5048, and 7530 models for applications ranging in frequency from 20 kHz to 4.8 GHz, and a dynamic range of up to 135 dB.

Its full-size VNA product line includes four models: Planar 304/1, Planar 804/1, Planar 808/1, and Planar 814/1. These VNAs have a 19-inch chassis and range in frequency from 100 kHz to 8 GHz. The 304/1 model has a dynamic range of 140 dB, while the other three provide 150 dB.

In May 2015, CMT extended its product line with the introduction of Cobalt, which includes two models, the C1209 and the C1220. The Cobalt units have an impressive price-performance ratio, a frequency range of up to 9 or 20 GHz, a dynamic range of 145 dB, and measurement speed of 15 or 10 µs. These models feature a unique combination of fast measurement time, wide dynamic range, small size, and affordable price. Although there are lower-priced products in the market, CMT offers the best value as it does not compromise performance. Even cost-conscious customers have opted for CMT’s products after comparing them with competing solutions.

One of the innovations that enabled CMT to dramatically cut the costs of these instruments is the removal of the computer normally included in leading VNAs. This move preempted potential challenges as computers evolve quickly and may develop hard drive, display, or memory issues. Moreover, it significantly shrunk the size of the device; this is a substantial benefit because a large number of customers need to perform testing at the test point.

Furthermore, the company has developed its own algorithms and has a metrology group that ensures the devices have high precision, accuracy, and stability. Temperature stability and measurement accuracy were top priorities for the development team during the design process. Today, CMT channels a large portion of its revenue to its development process to enhance the functionality of existing products based on the feedback from customers.

“While every VNA user benefits from CMT’s innovation, the biggest beneficiaries are those that have limited financial resources,” observed Cavazos. “These customers also have a higher requirement for support than larger companies, and CMT addresses these requirements. Evidently, CMT’s purpose goes beyond selling a box to the customer.”

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has leveraged competitive intelligence to successfully execute a competitive strategy that results in stronger market share, competitive brand positioning and customer satisfaction.

Frost & Sullivan 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 to identify best practices in the industry.

About Copper Mountain Technologies (CMT)

Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Copper Mountain Technologies has transformed vector network analyzers (VNAs) with its affordable, lab-grade test systems that provide fast, highly accurate measurements from portable designs. Well-suited for a variety of RF and microwave applications from 20 kHz to 20 GHz, these VNAs offload their processing functions to an external PC for easy data management and analysis. Recipient of the 2015 Frost & Sullivan Global Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award, Copper Mountain Technologies also backs each of its VNAs with expert service and support for customers around the world. Visit CopperMountainTech.comor call +1.317.222.5400 to learn more.

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 26, 2015 at 4:18 pm

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Frost & Sullivan Commends PINC Solutions for Being an Innovator in the Global RTLS Market for the Yard Management Industry

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— The advanced yard management system automates yard operations and facilitates prompt decision making

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the real-time location system (RTLS) market in the yard management industry, Frost & Sullivan recognizes PINC Solutions with the 2015 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership. PINC Solutions has leveraged a decade of experience in the RTLS market to pioneer cost-effective RLTS using low-cost, passive radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. As it is a cloud-based platform, PINC Solutions’ advanced yard management system (YMS) gathers data in real-time from an extensive range of global positioning system (GPS) and RFID sensor networks, all of which are aggregated in the enterprise visibility suite. Deploying such a system enables the logistics department to optimize supply chain processes from one dock-door to another. The YMS, in effect, improves visibility as well as yard efficiency and lowers costs without compromising customer service.

PINC Solutions Receives 2015 North American RTLS in Yard Management Customer Value Leadership Award
PINC Solutions Receives 2015 North American RTLS in Yard Management Customer Value Leadership Award

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PINC Solutions’ advanced YMS allows suppliers, carriers and shippers to do away with the manual processes of yard checks by continuously tracking yard assets. It delivers best-in-class services and makes all the information accessible on a user-friendly, web-based interface.

“Mindful of the need to maximize return on investment (ROI) for its clients, PINC’s Solution ensures that its YMS requires relatively low capital investments,” said Frost & Sullivan Senior Research Analyst Nandini Bhattacharya. “Built with modular components and enterprise reporting tools, this yard manager presents a host of unique advantages over first-generation solutions. Besides, it maintains electronic communication with truck drivers to increase their productivity.”

The company makes frequent upgrades to its solution delivery. For instance, in November 2014, PINC Solutions announced the launch of their innovative new sensor platform – PINC Air, an auto-piloted supply chain drone. This latest solution addresses a number of logistical challenges and helps end users manage their inventory with high levels of precision. The ability to monitor a large area without any assistance enables users locate the inventory with ease. Such value additions in its product line have earned the company considerable customer appreciation.

PINC Solutions’ portfolio of services includes shipment analysis, real-time visibility and overall process improvement across locations. Unsurprisingly, it covers diverse end-user segments, from manufacturers, retailers, distributors and carriers to third-party logistics (3PL) organizations. Its clientele boasts market majors such as Kimberly-Clark, Universal Truck Load Services, Daimler Trucks North America, and Supervalu in the manufacturing, retail and Logistics sectors.

“Aiming to augment its overall operational efficiency, PINC Solutions has focused on creating a sturdy network of partners,” observed Nandini Bhattacharya. “It has signed strategic alliances with systems integrators, resellers and 3PLs, and the synergies with these companies ultimately allow end users to accrue cost savings.”

Furthermore, the ability to schedule tasks for each resource increases the productivity quotient, and consequently, facility utilization. PINC Solutions’ in-house development staff makes the company’s solutions more responsive to customization. Such comprehensive performance management places PINC Solutions far ahead of the competition and makes it a worthy recipient of the 2015 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in implementing strategies that proactively create value for its customers with a focus on increasing the return on the investment that customers make in its services or products. The award recognizes the company’s inordinate focus on enhancing the value that its customers receive, beyond simply good customer service, leading to improved customer retention and, ultimately, customer base expansion.

Frost & Sullivan 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 to identify best practices in the industry.

About PINC Solutions

The world’s leading brands use PINC’s yard management and supply chain execution solutions. Our pervasive sensor network provides actionable insights that optimize supply chain execution from dock-door to dock-door. As the pioneer of cloud-based real-time location systems (powered by the Internet of Things), PINC’s innovative solutions allow our customers improve service, collaboration, optimize inventory, increase velocity, sustainability and improve asset utilization. Learn more about PINC Solutions at http://www.pincsolutions.com.

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 26, 2015 at 4:17 pm

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