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NetComm Wireless Launches New Price Competitive 4G M2M Router

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SYDNEY /PRNewswire/ — NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) today announced the launch of the NetComm Wireless 4G M2M Router (NTC-140-02), an economical future ready Machine-to-Machine (M2M) device that brings greater speed, reliability and security to data intensive applications such as video surveillance, in-vehicle communications, digital signage and business continuity.

The cost-effective NTC-140-02 is designed to drive M2M uptake from a wider market base of industries while facilitating the migration of existing assets from 2G to 4G LTE. Developed to support demanding M2M deployments over the long-term, the industrial-grade NTC-140-02 provides real-time M2M data connectivity and remote management over 4G, and features: two Gigabit Ethernet ports, vehicle voltage support, GPS and ignition input for mobile assets.

“In a market still dominated by first movers we are pleased to introduce an economical and adaptable 4G M2M device that gives all businesses the opportunity to build innovative solutions that meet unique requirements. The latest addition to our NTC-140 series is expected to drive M2M adoption across a wide cross section of industries at a time of unprecedented market growth,” said David Stewart, CEO and Managing Director, NetComm Wireless.

The NTC-140-02 enables M2M applications such as video surveillance where power is available but fixed line Internet access is not. Whether monitoring an unmanned warehouse or public area, allowing stakeholders to view the progress of a construction project or managing webcams at popular tourist attractions, the NTC-140-02 enables low cost remote management over 4G.

Business continuity and reliable connectivity is assured with automatic failover to 3G when outside of 4G coverage areas, and instant fall-back to 4G when the Gigabit Ethernet ports are used as an alternate Internet connection. The device also supports remote management protocols such as LWM2M, TR-069 and SNMP to allow quick and easy integration with a wide range of remote management platforms.

The powerful processor delivers optimal performance and its embedded NetComm Linux OS and Software Development Kit (SDK) enables the installation of custom software applications to the on board memory. Its polycarbonate and rubber enclosure is mountable, designed for rugged deployments and also features temperature tolerances making the robust NTC-140-02 ideal for remote and industrial environments.

About NetComm Wireless Limited

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

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Source: NetComm Wireless Limited

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September 24, 2015 at 6:08 pm

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Tweens & Technology: Understanding Smartphone Behaviors of Tweens

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-Few Parents Aware of Safeguard Applications

BOSTON, /PRNewswire/ — For a new generation of consumers, the first smartphone owned will be as a tween (aged 8-12 years).  At this life stage, often coinciding with the end of elementary school or commencing middle school, children start to gain some independence from their parents.  Naturally, as children start doing more things on their own, parents want to be able to stay in touch with their child; the parent’s provision of a smartphone was not only motivated by communication, but also for use at school, in case of emergency and safety. Comparatively, for tweens, the motivation for a smartphone was communication with friends and family, games and texting.

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A new report from the Mobile Device UX group at Strategy Analytics (www.strategyanalytics.com) has explored the motivations and behaviors of tweens and parents with smartphones. For parents looking to give their tween a smartphone, ensuring its cost-effectiveness – both in terms of the handset itself and ongoing costs – was a main priority, being most likely to add their child to their own plan and providing hand-me-down or lower-cost devices. Parents also wanted to maintain a sense of control over their tween’s smartphone; performing regular checks and withholding passwords to the app store. Monitoring a child’s usage of minutes, messages and data, so as not to exceed their current allowances, was also a priority for parents.

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Monica Wong, analyst and report author commented, “Despite parents wanting to maintain control of their child’s smartphone, very few were aware of safeguard applications that are currently on the market. As such, OEMs and mobile carriers who offer these services need to do a better job at marketing them. In terms of what appeals to parents, something that allows them to mirror their child’s phone, so they can see what their child is doing at any moment, and doing so remotely, is appealing.”

Paul Brown, Director, Mobile Device UX, added “One condition many parents gave their tween to having a phone was that they could check it whenever they wanted.  However, parents would also like the ability to see which applications their child has downloaded remotely, a dashboard that summarizes their child’s smartphone activities, and a feature that allows them to locate their child at any time.”

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.

About Mobile Device UX

Mobile Device UX forms part of the User Experience Innovation Practice (UXIP) at Strategy Analytics. Focusing on user behaviors, motivations and interests within in-vehicle, mobile device, connected home and media & services research areas, UXIP helps clients meet consumer needs, develop usable solutions and deliver compelling user experiences. Extensive expertise and highly experienced in large-scale survey work, in-depth interviews, focus groups and observational sessions, UXIP’s research methodology allows strategic user-centric analysis on the potential for new technologies that would otherwise be unavailable. Providing actionable insight, go-to-market strategies and business recommendations, UXIP is a leading supplier of consumer knowledge to the technology industry. Click here for more information.

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US Contact: Paul Brown, +1 617 614 0723, pbrown@strategyanalytics.com

European Contact: Diane O’Neill, +44 1908 423669, doneill@strategyanalytics.com

Source: Strategy Analytics

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September 24, 2015 at 5:36 pm

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As Adoption Soars, Convergence with Multiple Technologies is Next Step for Real-time Location Systems

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-Technology integration will be vital to meet expanding tracking and monitoring requirements and ensure interoperability, states Frost & Sullivan

LONDON, /PRNewswire/ — In an intensely competitive business environment, the need to track and locate assets, personnel and items for operational efficiency and security is driving the global real-time location systems (RTLS) market. Sophisticated RTLS that provides real-time data to facilitate decision making will gain traction in organisations around the world. Moreover, the convergence of RTLS with sensor technologies will enable remote condition monitoring of assets and personnel, spurring adoption.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, World Real-time Location Systems (RTLS) Market, finds that the market earned revenues of $742.8 million in 2014 and estimates this to rocket up to $4,280.1 million in 2021. The study covers Wi-Fi, ultra-wideband, ultrasound, infra-red, ZigBee and radio-frequency identification technologies.

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“The compelling requirement for patient security and monitoring represents a huge market for RTLS in the healthcare sector,” said Frost & Sullivan Measurement and Instrumentation Senior Research Analyst Nandini Bhattacharya. “In addition, hospitals are turning to RTLS to access critical information on patients, staff, doctors and medical devices that will help streamline day-to-day operations and save crucial time during emergencies.”

While RTLS providers continue to expand the horizons of their capabilities, low awareness on the technology and its benefits among end users in many parts of the world curbs adoption. Prospective clients remain sceptical concerning returns on high investments.

Further, the lack of standardisation between the multiple technologies used by various RTLS vendors affects interoperability. Efforts by stakeholders to establish common protocols will be vital to unlock the vast opportunities that remain untapped in the global RTLS market.

“The development of software platforms that can support numerous technologies will form the basis for next-generation RTLS,” noted Bhattacharya. “This convergence of technologies will also lead to more robust solutions and strengthen the use case of RTLS.”

Cloud-based solutions and big data analytics will serve as significant cogs in the RTLS machine. The emergence of Internet of Things-based applications will augment the importance of RTLS, sustaining its deployment across industries for a long time to come.

World Real-time Location Systems (RTLS) Market is part of the Automatic Identification & Security Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related studies include: Global Radio-frequency identification (RFID) Market in Retail, 5-year Opportunity Analysis of the Global Iris Recognition Market, and Global Finger and Palm Vein Biometrics Market. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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September 24, 2015 at 5:29 pm

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Dunkin’ Donuts Announces Second Annual Global Coffee Day Celebration on Tuesday, September 29

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-Dunkin’ Donuts invites guests in Singapore to enjoy a free hot or iced coffee with any dozen or half dozen donut purchase on September 29

CANTON, Mass. /PRNewswire/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, one of the world’s leading coffee and baked goods chains, today announced a special deal for coffee lovers in Singapore. On Tuesday, September 29, participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Singapore will offer guests a free hot or iced coffee with any dozen or half dozen donut purchase in honor of the brand’s second annual Global Coffee Day celebration.

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“Coffee has been an integral part of the Dunkin’ Donuts menu since our brand was founded 65 years ago, so we are very excited to be celebrating our second annual Global Coffee Day at our restaurants worldwide on September 29,” said Chris Fuqua, Vice President, Brand Marketing, Global Consumer Insights & Product Innovation, Dunkin’ Brands. “We hope our guests across Singapore join in the celebration and enjoy this very special coffee offer at Dunkin’ Donuts.”

This year marks the second time Dunkin’ Donuts is celebrating Global Coffee Day as a way to thank fans worldwide for their loyalty and celebrate the important role coffee plays in the lives of people all around the globe. Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Singapore offer an extensive variety of hot and iced coffee choices, including flavors such as Original Blend, Mocha and Caramel. The brand also offers a delicious lineup of Hot and Iced Lattes, Cappuccino and Espresso.

Dunkin’ Donuts has been a coffee leader for 65 years and sold approximately 1.8 billion cups of coffee globally in 2014. In fact, the brand’s name originated from the idea of pairing delicious, high-quality coffee and donuts, as people enjoyed dunking, or dipping, their donuts into their coffee, inspiring the name Dunkin’ Donuts. Dunkin’ Donuts uses 100% Arabica coffee beans for its Original Blend, and the company’s coffee specifications are recognized by the industry as a superior grade of coffee.

To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts and its range of high-quality beverages, sandwiches and baked goods, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts.

About Dunkin’ Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for nine years running. The company has more than 11,400 restaurants in 39 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

Source: Dunkin’ Donuts

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September 24, 2015 at 4:34 pm

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China Eastern Taps on CyberSource to Combat Fraud and Elevate Customer Experience

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— One of China’s leading airlines, China Eastern, teams up with CyberSource to enhance fraud management capabilities
— CyberSource’s holistic fraud management solution helps China Eastern to lower operational costs while transforming customer experience

SHANGHAI, /PRNewswire/ — CyberSource, a Visa Inc. company (NYSE: V), and one of the world’s largest providers of eCommerce payment management services, today announced a partnership with China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited (China Eastern), one of three major airlines in the country. This agreement will allowChina Eastern to safely accept online payments and elevate the overall customer experience.

Through this partnership, China Eastern will have access to CyberSource’s fraud management tool, as well as support and expertise from CyberSource risk analysts to customize its fraud screening operations. This will significantly enable China Eastern to control its online fraud rate with the ability to accept more genuine orders with confidence, while minimizing the rejection of valid ones. In turn, this will improve the customer payment experience and strengthen customer loyalty.

China Eastern ranks among the world’s top five airlines in terms of the number of passengers it carries, which totals almost 90 million annually. Its flight network currently serves more than 1,057 destinations across 179 countries. Emphasizing world-class customer service, the airline is recognized as one of the top 100 brands in China[1]. As part of its drive to elevate customer experience, the airline recognized fraud management as one of its top strategic business priorities. By implementing effective fraud management practices across its payment lifecycle, China Eastern will enable a higher number of successful transactions, in turn enhancing customers’ payment experience and lowering operating costs.

“China is the largest travel market in Asia Pacific[2], with Chinese airlines reporting a significant growth in traffic in the first quarter this year[3]. The country’s aviation sector is robust and increasingly competitive,” a senior management executive of China Eastern stated. “Our aim is to deliver world-class hospitality and travel experiences for our customers to differentiate ourselves from the competition.  With CyberSource fraud management solutions and expertise, we ensure secure payment acceptance, improving the number of successful transactions, which leads to greater customer satisfaction. On top of that, we can lower our total cost of operation with stronger fraud management capabilities, boosting our competitive edge in the dynamic airline industry.”

CyberSource Decision Manager, which features the World’s Largest Fraud Detection Radar, will enable China Eastern to automatically screen more inbound orders faster, with increased accuracy and less manual intervention.  This is achieved with insights derived from over 68 billion transactions processed annually by Visa and CyberSource, supplemented by over 260 real-time global validation tests. To further refine its fraud screening and case management services, China Eastern will be working with CyberSource Managed Risk Services. This service will help China Eastern tailor its fraud management strategies, enabling the airline to safely accept more domestic and international transactions.

“Consumers have come to expect simplicity, functionality and convenience when making travel bookings online. With our fraud management solutions and services, we seek to help China Eastern enhance its overall payment infrastructure so that it can accept payments securely, yet faster. We are pleased to work with China Eastern to help it attain its business goals of driving better customer experience and  reducing operating costs through the optimization of its fraud management operations,” said Poon Khye Wei, Senior Regional Director, Greater China and Korea, CyberSource.

About CyberSource

CyberSource, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Visa Inc., is a payment management company. Over 400,000 businesses worldwide use CyberSource and Authorize.Net brand solutions to process online payments, streamline fraud management, and simplify payment security. The company is headquartered in Foster City, California and maintains offices throughout the world, with regional headquarters in Singapore, Tokyo, Miami/Sao Paulo andReading, U.K. CyberSource operates in Europe under agreement with Visa Europe. For more information, please visit http://www.cybersource.com/asiapacific.

About China Eastern Airlines

Headquartered in Shanghai, China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited (China Eastern) is one of three major airlines in mainland China. The airline has a fleet of more than 500 long-haul and short-haul aircraft with an average age of less than seven years. China Eastern’s flight network includes 1,057 cities in 179 countries, serving nearly 90 million travelers annually, and ranking among the world’s top 10 airlines worldwide in terms of passenger volume. As an official member of SkyTeam, Eastern Miles frequent flyers can enjoy travel rewards with 20 SkyTeam member airlines and in 636 airport lounges globally.

In 2014, China Eastern was recognized as one of the “Top 50 most valuable Chinese brands” by global brand communications agency WPP, and it was also awarded the China Securities Golden Bauhinia Award for “Best Listed Companies”. The company was ranked in the top 10 of FORTUNE China CSR Ranking 2013.

China Eastern is committed to become a world-class airline that is “loved by employees, preferred by customers, attractive to shareholders, and trusted by the community”. With the concept of “World-class hospitality with Eastern charm”, China Eastern aims to create splendid travel experiences for global customers with an “accurate, delicate and precise” service quality. For more information about China Eastern, please visit http://www.ceair.com/ or call +86 (95530).

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Felicia Ang
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felicia.ang@yingcomms.com

Source: CyberSource

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September 24, 2015 at 4:12 pm

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CSA Group Opens a Comprehensive Transportation Laboratory in Leyland, United Kingdom

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-Updated facility offers technologies for transportation testing and development

LEYLAND, England /PRNewswire/ — CSA Group, a global provider of testing and certification services and leading standards development organisation, announced today the opening of its updated laboratory for testing and certification of equipment used in transportation. Utilising the latest technology, the laboratory is one of the most comprehensive transportation testing facilities in Europe.

“As a part of our global business strategy to invest in the European market and the transportation sector, we are delighted to offer our European clients expanded services in Leyland. The laboratory has been successfully supporting transportation companies in the United Kingdom and globally for over 30 years, and we can now offer more tests and certifications than ever before,” said Magali Depras, CSA Group Chief Operating Officer.

The laboratory is over 57,400 square feet and has invested in new equipment and facilities to offer state-of-the-art services. The modernisation includes a new drive-in chamber with temperature testing ranging from -60°C to 120°C, an Accelerometer Calibration lab, new engine test cell upgrades and electric motor testing.

“Transportation is a key business sector for us, and the experienced engineering team in Leyland offers our clients the support and expertise required for European and global markets,” said Ralf Schunk, CSA Group Regional Vice President, Europe. “Together with our state-of-the-art EMC testing laboratory in Strasskirchen, Germany, and through our market-leading testing laboratory in Leyland, UK we provide a very strong value proposition to our clients as we can now test almost every part of a vehicle.”

The Leyland facility offers structural, NVH, whole vehicle, powertrain, component, environmental and vibrating testing. It is equipped with a dynamic/flexible modular beam system with strong floor points to aid in a diverse range of testing capabilities. It offers dedicated confidential test bays, durability testing and onsite instrumentation, fabrication and machining. It is an ISO 17025 test laboratory and ISO 17025 approved calibration laboratory.

CSA Group has expanded its expertise in transportation to include commercial and passenger vehicles, off-road vehicles, rail, aerospace, marine, alternative energy vehicles and infrastructure. CSA Group has transportation laboratories in Canada, the United States and Europe offering global market access.

About CSA Group
CSA Group is an independent, membership association dedicated to safety, social good and sustainability. Its knowledge and expertise encompass standards development; training and advisory solutions; global testing and certification services across key business areas including hazardous location and industrial, transportation, plumbing and construction, medical, safety and technology, appliances and gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability; as well as consumer product evaluation services. The CSA certification mark appears on billions of products worldwide. For more information about CSA Group visit www.csagroup.org

Contact: Allison Hawkins, Manager, Corporate Affairs, 1-416-747-2615, allison.hawkins@csagroup.org

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September 24, 2015 at 3:07 pm

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Linde Electronics presents 2014 global supplier awards

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-Electronic Fluorocarbons LLC and Albemarle Corporation recognised for exceptional quality, safety, service and technology performance

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Linde Electronics, the global electronics business of The Linde Group, today announces two global supplier performance awards. The 2014 Linde Electronics Preferred Supplier Award goes to Electronic Fluorocarbons LLC in recognition of its continuous support and commitment to Linde Electronics. The 2014 Linde Electronics Most Improved Supplier Award recipient is Albemarle Corporation, in recognition of its efforts in quality and safety improvement.

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Linde Electronics is committed to leading and exceeding customer expectations by providing reliable, consistent and competitive electronic material products to global semiconductor, display, solar and LED markets. The Global Supplier Performance award is one way that Linde Electronics shows its appreciation to suppliers and encourages all suppliers to strive toward continuous improvement.

Linde Electronics undertakes comprehensive due diligence to ensure reliability in its supply chain. Linde audits the suppliers based on their technical and operational capabilities and implements processes to ensure the sustainability and consistent quality of supply. Once the supply chains are established, Linde maintains a continuous engagement and improvement program with suppliers, keeping them updated on industry trends and the changing needs from customers. Linde conducts an annual, comprehensive supplier performance evaluation (SESPA) involving all major raw material providers to Linde Electronics globally. Suppliers are assessed on various aspects, which include commercial, quality, safety, delivery, technology and service levels. The Global Supplier Performance awards are based upon the results of this SESPA program.

Andreas Weisheit, Head of Linde Electronics, said: “Suppliers play a critical role in our success in the Electronics business. Their commitment, continuous quality improvement and cost efficiency will enable us to work together to grow our business and continue our leading position in the global electronics market.”

“EFC is honored to be recognized as Linde’s Preferred Supplier of the Year for 2014,” said Electronic Fluorocarbons’ Managing Director Pavel Perlov. “The award is a reflection of our commitment to providing exceptional customer service and reliable supply of high-quality, cost-competitive materials in a safe and responsible manner. As a niche supplier to this ever important sector, I am very proud to accept the award on behalf of all our employees who have worked hard to achieve the high standards expected by the Linde Group. EFC has been working with Linde for 10 years, and we look forward to our continued collaboration in the future.”

“The employees of Albemarle work hard, every day, to meet our own high standards as well as those set before us by our customers” said Albemarle Corporation’s Global Business Director Tyson Hall. “This award recognizes those standards and illustrates the importance and value of working together to accomplish a goal. It is with great appreciation that I accept this award on behalf of all Albemarle employees. We look forward to our continued partnership and the success of both companies in the future.”

About The Linde Group

In the 2014 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of EUR 17.047 bn, making it the largest gases and engineering company in the world with approximately 65,500 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.

Linde Electronics is an industry leader in gases for the electronics market—semiconductor, solar, display, LED and wafers and polysilicon. Linde Electronics helps electronics companies achieve their goals through a strong focus on quality and environmental leadership, its expertise, commitment to the industry through ongoing investments in processes, engineering, and on-site and localized solutions, a broad portfolio that includes environmentally sustainable and highly specialized and rigorously measured electronic specialty gases (ESGs), bulk/pipeline gases, equipment, and services, and through working closely with customers to better meet their evolving needs. For more information, visit www.linde-gas.com/electronics or contact electronicsinfo@linde.com.

Source: The Linde Group

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September 24, 2015 at 2:46 pm

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MediaTek Chipsets Power New Amazon Devices

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-MediaTek’s powerful chipsets will be utilized in the new Amazon Fire TV, and Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 tablets

HSINCHU/PRNewswire/ — MediaTek, a pioneering fabless semiconductor company and a market leader in cutting-edge systems-on-chip (SoC), today announced that it will power an array of Amazon consumer products, including the Amazon Fire TV, and Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 tablets. These are the latest in a series of Amazon devices powered by MediaTek that offer consumers rich multimedia experiences with minimal power consumption.

The new Amazon Fire TV is powered by MediaTek’s MT8173, a 64-bit quad-core processor and the world’s first multimedia SoC with ARM’s CortexA72 cores. The Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 tablets are powered by MT8135, an up to 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, resulting in a fast and fluid user interface, and smooth running HD videos and high frame-rate games.

“MediaTek and Amazon are focused on providing a premium user experience for consumers,” said Joe Chen, Senior Vice President of MediaTek. “With MediaTek’s processing power at the core of these products, we’re confident that Amazon customers will be better served in efficiency and performance.”

The MT8173 and MT8135 bring leading multimedia and power efficiency to Amazon’s devices. The MT8173 meets growing demand for 4K Ultra HD content and graphic-heavy gaming, bringing incredibly fast performance to the Amazon Fire TV.

“We are committed to providing the best entertainment experience for our customers–whether they’re enjoying entertainment on our new Amazon Fire TV or new Fire HD tablets,” said Peter Larsen, Vice President at Amazon. “Using MediaTek processors to power our devices helps ensure a rich multimedia experience with HD videos that run smoothly, fast and fluid gameplay, and long battery life.”

Amazon has previously utilized MediaTek’s line of powerful chipsets for the Fire HD 6, Fire HD 7 and Fire HD Kids Edition tablets.

About MediaTek

Since 1997, MediaTek has been a pioneering fabless semiconductor company and a market leader in cutting-edge systems-on-chip (SoC) for mobile devices, wireless networking, HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray. Our tightly-integrated, innovative chip designs help manufacturers optimize supply chains, reduce the development time of new products, and extend a competitive edge in crowded markets. Through MediaTek Labs, the company is also building a developer hub that will support device creation, application development, and services for the Internet of Things era. By building technologies that help connect individuals to the world around them, MediaTek is enabling people to expand their horizons and more easily achieve their goals. We believe anyone can achieve something amazing. And we believe they can do it every single day. We call this idea Everyday Genius and it drives everything we do. Visit mediatek.com for more information.

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Joey Lee, MediaTek
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September 24, 2015 at 2:34 pm

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Capgemini and Unit4 Partner in Response to growing Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) Demand

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-Delivering new approaches for scalable back-office enterprise IT
-Pre-configured back-office in the cloud supports rapid innovation and growth

SYDNEY, /PRNewswire/ — Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, and Unit4, a fast growing leader in enterprise applications for service organizations, today announced a partnership that will see Unit4’s industry leading ERP and business applications added to Capgemini’s BPO as a Stack offerings.  

The partnership strengthens Capgemini’s BPaaS solution and further expands its technology alliance portfolio offering large enterprises access to more agile back office solutions in the cloud. Through Capgemini’s assembled-to-order solution, Unit4 applications will be combined with services, processes, and infrastructure that deliver more flexibility across HR, procurement and finance and accounting processes. Demand for Software as a Service (SaaS) and Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) is growing as enterprises want quicker speed-to-market and lower cost of ownership while enabling innovation and better customer engagement. Unit4 business applications provide business agility and enhanced user experience to respond to customer demand.

The partnership will leverage Unit4’s position as a leading global ERP player to strengthen Capgemini’s BPaaS offering – BPO as a Stack  including its Virtual Company solution. The enhanced solutions provide choice to companies looking to modernize their technology infrastructures to support growth and enable customers to:

  • rapidly and easily address business challenges
  • optimize and predict total cost of service (cost shifts from CAPEX to OPEX)
  • reduce implementation and delivery risk (compared to standalone offerings)
  • encourage top-line growth
  • access future-proof and scalable solutions which are more reliable and insightful
  • integrate acquisitions and enable disinvestments more easily

The offerings will be particularly targeted towards the education, not for profit, professional services, retail and finance sectors across key geographies including the Nordics, North America, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, UK,Ireland and Asia-Pacific.

Christopher Stancombe, CEO Business Process Outsourcing at Capgemini and Member of the Group Executive Committee said: “There is growing demand for Software as a Service (SaaS) and Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) as enterprises want more speed-to-market, a lower total cost of ownership but also greater business innovation. Over two thirds of companies are due to refresh their ERP in the next 3 years – Business Process as a Service through our BPO as a Stack including our Virtual Company solution gives customers innovative alternatives to deliver business change more quickly but at reduced cost. Our alliance with Unit4 will further strengthen our solution portfolio on a new technology platform and increase choice for our customers.”

Anwen Robinson, SVP and Manager of the Global Partner Ecosystem, Unit4 said: “Partnering with Capgemini will leverage our Business World ERP software and best in class financial systems to help enterprises implement processes more quickly, respond faster to business change and gain increased value for money. Our cloud solutions are built around people designed to increase productivity, through industry specific, feature-rich and easy to adopt business applications. This alliance is strategic to extending the business value we bring to customers, strengthening our growing global business and expanding our capabilities to provide world class services.”

BPO as a Stack is Capgemini’s Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) solution to aid speed-to-market and reduce overall total cost of services while facilitating customer innovation.  The “assemble-to-order” solution comprises an integrated mix of layers including services, processes, applications and infrastructure. By assembling to customer order relevant components of the stack, Capgemini acts as a Service Partner assuring the right selection of components and their integration across the Stack four layers. A very different approach to the traditional multi-tower approach, with multiple vendors, Capgemini helps customers achieve reduced total cost of service, whilst minimizing the implementation and delivery risk to focus on business outcomes.

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Unit4 will also be working with Capgemini as a traditional SI Partner and is already engaged in business development activities in a number of countries.

About Capgemini

Now with 180,000 people in over 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The Group reported 2014 global revenues of EUR 10.573 billion. Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business, technology and digital solutions that fit their needs, enabling them to achieve innovation and competitiveness. A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its own way of working, the Collaborative Business ExperienceTM, and draws on Rightshore®, its worldwide delivery model.

Learn more about us at www.capgemini.com.

Rightshore® is a trademark belonging to Capgemini

About Unit4

Unit4 is a leading provider of enterprise applications empowering people in service organizations. With annual revenue north of 500M Euro and over 3700 employees world-wide, Unit4 delivers ERP, industry-focused and best-in-class applications. Thousands of organizations from sectors including professional services, education, public services, not-for-profit, real estate, wholesale, and financial services benefit from Unit4 solutions. Unit4 is in business for people.

For more information please visit the website at http://www.unit4.com/about/our-company, follow us on Twitter@Unit4global, or visit our LinkedIn page

Press Contact:

Sam Connatty
Tel.: +44 7811 486517
E-mail: sam.connatty@capgemini.com

Emma Keates, Global PR Manager
Phone: +44 (0) 1423 537977
Email: Emma.Keates@unit4.com 
Twitter@emmajkeates

Source: Unit4

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September 24, 2015 at 2:22 pm

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Dunkin’ Donuts Announces Second Annual Global Coffee Day Celebration on Tuesday, September 29

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-Dunkin’ Donuts invites guests in the Philippines to enjoy a free classic donut with any medium or large brewed or iced coffee purchase on September 29

CANTON, Massachusetts /PRNewswire/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, one of the world’s leading coffee and baked goods chains, today announced a special deal for coffee and donut lovers in the Philippines. On Tuesday, September 29, participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the Philippines will offer guests a free classic donut with any medium or large brewed or iced coffee purchase in honor of the brand’s second annual Global Coffee Day celebration.

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“Coffee has been an integral part of the Dunkin’ Donuts menu since our brand was founded 65 years ago, so we are very excited to be celebrating our second annual Global Coffee Day at our restaurants worldwide on September 29,” said Chris Fuqua, Vice President, Brand Marketing, Global Consumer Insights & Product Innovation, Dunkin’ Brands. “We hope our guests across the Philippines join in the celebration and enjoy this very special offer at Dunkin’ Donuts.”

This year marks the second time Dunkin’ Donuts is celebrating Global Coffee Day as a way to thank fans worldwide for their loyalty and celebrate the important role coffee plays in the lives of people all around the globe. Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the Philippines offer an extensive variety of hot and iced coffee choices, including flavors such as Mocha and Caramel. The brand also offers a delicious lineup of Hot and Iced Lattes, Cappuccino and Espresso.

Dunkin’ Donuts has been a coffee leader for 65 years and sold approximately 1.8 billion cups of coffee globally in 2014. In fact, the brand’s name originated from the idea of pairing delicious, high-quality coffee and donuts, as people enjoyed dunking, or dipping, their donuts into their coffee, inspiring the name Dunkin’ Donuts. Dunkin’ Donuts uses 100% Arabica coffee beans for its coffee, and the company’s coffee specifications are recognized by the industry as a superior grade of coffee.

To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts and its range of high-quality beverages, sandwiches and baked goods, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts.

About Dunkin’ Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for nine years running. The company has more than 11,400 restaurants in 39 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

Source: Dunkin’ Donuts

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September 24, 2015 at 2:08 pm

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