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Super-fast Wireless iPhone Charger Reaches $10,000 in Kickstarter: Superb Charging Performance Achieved by Bench Soft’s Own X-link Technology

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SEOUL, South Korea/PRNewswire/ — #KICKSTARTER — Bench Soft, a smartphone accessories company dedicated to developing accessories with a touch of humanity, creativity, and fun, was funded $10,000 on Kickstarter in just two days with its wireless iPhone charger and case set Xl.i.CON.

iPhone users always face the problem of having insufficient power, for it is designed with a built-in, non-removable battery. Also, it is not always easy to get an access to iPhone charger. Bench Soft finally came up with a brilliant solution to this incessant problem with Xl.i.CON.

Xl.i.CON consists of a wireless charging battery and a beautifully designed case for the iPhone 6 series with a powerful charging performance.

The name “Xl” stands for the “X-shaped magnetic connector, “i” stands for iPhone, and “CON” stands for connector. It is pronounced “excel-icon.”

Bench Soft developed the Xl.i.CON series after noticing that there were no mobile accessories on the market that could charge and sync data simultaneously, except for the iPhone’s original lightning cable. The product does its job flawlessly via a case and a wireless charging battery that use an X-shaped magnetic connector.

The X-shaped magnetic connector developed with Bench Soft’s own X-link technology that stacks the charger and case together is the key part which makes it possible to provide the charging speed of up to 90% of plug-in phone chargers, and perform much better than Freedy’s wireless charger.

The wireless battery has two charging modes: eco and high-speed charging. In eco mode, users can fully charge the iPhone 2.3 times, as it uses 95% capacity of the battery with 4,300 mAh. In high-speed charging mode, users can fully charge it 1.7 times at 2,000 mAh per hour, same as the original iPhone charger.

The Xl.i.CON case for iPhone 6 series has soft texture and provides a great grip. It has a MFI certified micro 5-pin adaptor to make it possible to charge the phone with Android phone chargers. The adaptor is magnetic, making it easy to attach and detach, and users get the freedom to choose which charger or cable to use with this feature.

In addition, with a mobile app and Bluetooth connection, users can see the remaining battery power by 1% unit. Users have the options to choose either charging mode or data sync mode. The product also prevents users from misplacing their iPhones via its app that shows the distance between the phone and the battery.

Its Kickstarter page is www.kickstarter.com/projects/1490536746/xlicon-the-worlds-most-versatile-iphone-6-6-compan?ref=project_link. Its YouTube link is www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSfp-BsCHJk&feature=youtu.be.

Website: bench-soft.com

Source: Bench Soft

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October 16, 2015 at 6:29 pm

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Carlson Rezidor Reinforces Presence in Indonesia and Rolls Out Radisson RED as Part of a Multi-property Deal

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HONG KONG, /PRNewswire/ — Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today announced the signing of a multiple-property deal with Saphir Group for Radisson RED Jakarta CBD, Radisson RED Bali Legian Camakila, Radisson Bali Legian Camakila and Radisson Bali Tanjung Benoa. With this deal, Carlson Rezidor will introduce Radisson RED toIndonesia, grow the Radisson brand and almost double its hotel pipeline in this market. The two Radisson RED properties will be new builds, while the two Radisson branded properties will open by Jan. 1, 2016.

“We are pleased to welcome on board a new partner in the key market of Indonesia, where strong growth opportunities are supported by the government’s pro-tourism measures. With this four-property deal, that includes three hotels in Bali, one of the country’s top tourist destinations, as well as one in the gateway city of Jakarta, we continue to reinforce our presence in Indonesia, a key market for us in Asia Pacific,” said Thorsten Kirschke, president, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

Carlson Rezidor now has a total of nine hotels under development in Indonesia. The other five are Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu, Radisson Golf & Convention Center Batam, Radisson Jakarta Cengkareng, Radisson Medan and Park Inn by Radisson Lampung.

Radisson RED is Carlson Rezidor’s upscale Lifestyle Select brand, which appeals to the millennial-minded traveller. It offers guests a non-traditional stay experience that combines work and play, and is inspired by design, art, music and fashion. At the same time, the brand offers developers and property owners a lower per-key cost than a traditional upscale hotel, through a multi-functional approach and more efficient space planning, which significantly reduce construction and operating costs, while driving higher margins.

Radisson is one of the world’s leading global hotel brands. It delivers vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality that is characterized by its unique Yes I Can! service philosophy. Radisson hotels offer an upscale stay experience, backed by its 100% Guest Satisfaction Guarantee and a range of World of Radisson services and amenities, which have been created specifically to be empathetic to the challenges of modern travel.

James Kantono, Director, Saphir Group said, “Carlson Rezidor has the right brands, an excellent reputation and deep expertise. We are confident that our partnership will deliver strong returns on our investment.”

Radisson RED Jakarta CBD is a 36-room new build hotel located in the heart of Jakarta, along one of the capital city’s main thoroughfares, where several banks, MNCs, embassies and retail malls are located. The property will feature Radisson RED elements including a Hi All Gallery where locally-inspired art is incorporated into the overall design and food and beverage outlets such as Ouibar and the 24-hour REDeli. Radisson RED Jakarta CBD is expected to open in 2019.

Radisson RED Bali Legian Camakila is a 130-room new build beachfront hotel in Bali. Facing the popular Legian Beach, the hotel offers easy access to dive sites and a range of sea sports such as waterskiing and surfing. Shopping enclaves, temples and a water theme park are all within easy reach. Kuta and Seminyak are just a ten-minute drive from the hotel and Ngurah Rai International Airport is 20 minutes away. Radisson RED Bali Legian Camakila is expected to open in 2018.

Radisson Bali Legian Camakila is a 120-room beachfront property. In addition to direct beach access, Radisson Bali Legian Camakila will have a lagoon pool and a beachfront pool as well as meeting facilities and will open byJan. 1, 2016.

Radisson Bali Tanjung Benoa is a 190-room property featuring rooms and villas, located close to the tip of the Tanjung Benoa peninsula, in the Nusa Dua region of Bali. Nestled within lush landscaped gardens, the resort will offer guests direct access to the beach as well as a beachfront swimming pool. Radisson Bali Tanjung Benoa will open by Jan. 1, 2016.

Across Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor has 101 hotels in operation and 90 more under development. For more information and development opportunities, please visit www.carlsonrezidor.com.

About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups and includes more than 1,370 hotels in operation and under development with 220,000 rooms and a footprint spanning 110 countries and territories. The Carlson Rezidor portfolio includes a powerful set of global brands: Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson RED, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. In most hotels, guests can benefit from Club CarlsonSM, one of the 2015 – 2016 “Top Three Hotel Rewards Programs” as recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ 85,000 people worldwide and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit www.carlsonrezidor.com and follow on Twitter @carlsonrezidor.

Contact Details
Tracy Lui, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, +6598394095, tlui@carlsonrezidor.com
Ben Gardeen, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, +17632121418, +17632128129,bgardeen@carlsonrezidor.com

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October 16, 2015 at 4:58 pm

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Viettel Expands in Africa with a Vision to Provide Every Tanzanian with a Mobile Phone

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SINGAPORE, /PRNewswire/ — Viettel today announced the launch of mobile and internet services in Tanzania, under the brand name of Halotel. The launch reflects Viettel’s expansion in its tenth market, and to the second biggest economy in East Africa.

Besides 2G services, Viettel’s offerings in this market will bring competitively-priced 3G connectivity to the most remote areas of the country, empowering not just urban but rural areas through connectivity, and offering mobile services as a basic commodity.

“Viettel’s vision is to provide every Tanzanian with a mobile phone and bring communication and information technology to every corner of life in the country. Our entry into Tanzania reflects our belief that when telecommunications services are accessible to everyone, and become a part of everyday life, they can be a driving force contributing to socio-economic development for the country as a whole,” said Nguyen Manh Hung, General Director of Viettel Group.

With an initial investment of USD 736 million, after constructing and installing network infrastructure in just one year, Viettel’s operations have enabled services to all 26 provinces in the country across rural and urban areas while creating more than 2,000 direct and 20,000 indirect jobs. With a strong infrastructure comprising 18,000 km of optical cable and more than 3,000 base transceivers, Viettel’s services can cover up to 81% Tanzania’spopulation. 1,500 villages are now connected for the first time.

The company will also provide free internet connectivity to 450 public schools over the next three years. In addition, Viettel has provided optical cable to 150 committees, 150 public hospitals, 150 police stations and 65 post offices within the first half of the year.

Viettel’s new investment in Africa follows the rollout of services in Burundi and Cameroon through Lumitel and Nexttel earlier this year, and in Mozambique through Movitel in 2014.

About Viettel

Viettel is placed among the top 15 telecom companies in terms of cellular connections (ranked by GSMA’s Wireless Intelligence). At the end of 2014, Viettel was providing services in 10 countries across Asia, Africa and America with 260 million population and 75 million customers, bringing the total revenue of US$9.8 billion andUS$2 billion profit in 2014.

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Bui Thi Phuong Thao (Ms.) – Communications Department
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+84979438100

Source: Viettel

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October 16, 2015 at 4:57 pm

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RWE Wants to Establish Lemonbeat as an International Standard

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DORTMUND, Germany/PRNewswire/ —

  • World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) reviews new communications protocol for the Internet of Things
  • Live demonstration at W3C conference in late October in Sapporo

Lemonbeat keeps moving international standardisation forward: the communications protocol developed by RWE is currently at the World Wide Web Constortium (W3C) for review and comment. RWE is now playing its part as a member of the renowned association and is actively working in the “Web of Things” interest group. W3C deals with the standardisation of Internet technologies. The consortium’s recommendations set international trends.

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In late September, RWE presented comprehensive information on the “Lemonbeat smart Device Language” (LsDL) language standard. After that, the company shared details on LsDL with the W3C group. “The response to our communications protocol has been extremely positive”, says Dr. Dietrich Gemmel, Chief Executive Officer of RWE Effizienz GmbH. “Lemonbeat’s wide performance range is being met with enthusiasm.”

The next step will now follow in late October in Sapporo, Japan. At the W3C conference, there will be a live demonstration of Lemonbeat for IT developers from around the world. Prototypes will be used to show how devices can be connected with each other using Lemonbeat and how they integrate themselves into a network fully automatically. The audience will see live how the Lemonbeat application operates internally. Gemmel is certain: “With this high-performing protocol, we have excellent opportunities. In the context of a global standardisation of the Internet of Things, we can play a key role.”

Lemonbeat is a new communications protocol that makes networking very different devices very easy. It is very compact, but at the same time, it can also be flexibly expanded for use in complex applications. With this, Lemonbeat is meeting the challenges of the Internet of Things particularly effectively. As the provider of the RWE SmartHome home automation system, intelligent device communication is familiar territory for the company. The first B2B pilot customers are already using Lemonbeat.

For more, see http://www.lemonbeat.net

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RWE Effizienz GmbH helps customers to use energy in as efficient, safe, affordable and climate friendly a manner as possible. With innovative new products such as the RWE SmartHome, solutions for electromobility or cutting-edge electricity storage solutions, RWE Effizienz is setting standards. More facts on http://www.rwe-effizienz.com,http://www.rwe-mobility.com, http://www.rwe-smarthome.de.

Contact

RWE Effizienz GmbH
Harald Fletcher
Head of Communications
T +49-231-438-48-40
M +49-173-2904149
harald.fletcher@rwe.com

Julika Gang
T +49-231-438-22-48
M +49-172-236-1312
julika.gang@rwe.com

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October 16, 2015 at 4:45 pm

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Additive Printing, Data-centric Engineering and Smart Materials Present New Challenges and Opportunities for Structural Integrity and Systems Performance – LR Foundation Invites Int’l Collaboration

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SINGAPORE , /PRNewswire/ — The Lloyd’s Register Foundation, the leading UK charity supporting engineering-related research and education worldwide, today launches its Foresight review of structural integrity and systems performance at The Third Lloyd’s Register Foundation Lecture at the National University of Singapore.

Modern society depends on complex products and engineering systems whose failure can lead to catastrophic consequences. The performance and safety of these systems is an area which the LR Foundation can make a significant difference by targeting its research funding. This Foresight review guides the Foundation’s grant giving priorities in order to fund high quality research which has a real impact on the safety of life and property.

Singapore was chosen for the launch as the Foundation recognises not only the excellent research capabilities within Singapore, but also its importance as a gateway to other research excellence within the region. The Foundation’s trading group, Lloyd’s Register Group Ltd, has located one of its two Global Technology Centres inSingapore, has supported clients in Singapore for 137 years and is proud of its association with Singapore in its 50th year anniversary. As a global charity, the LR Foundation wants to engage with the best researchers globally and encourages researchers in Singapore and the wider region to engage with Foundation research programmes.

Prof Richard Clegg, Managing Director of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation said: “Our report highlights the current best practice, technology trends and research needs so that we can enhance safety by fundamentally changing the design, manufacturing and reliability of complex infrastructures from the component to the system. We invite researchers from around the world to help us develop this programme.”

Building on the findings of this review, the Foundation will identify aspects of structural integrity and systems performance on which to focus its research grants and education programme. The Foundation has awarded a £15m grant towards the establishment of the National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC), working in partnership with TWI Ltd, through their sponsorship of the Structural Integrity Research Foundation (SIRF). This will fund 83 PhDs over 10 years for which partners from around the world can apply.

The Foundation’s Foresight review of structural integrity and systems performance identifies the key safety challenges that exist in structural integrity and systems performance and recommends five priorities for future research and development:

1. The safety of systems containing 3D and 4D additive manufactured parts, including:

  • The new field of 4D printing, where the shape of a 3D printed item can change by a self-activated process triggered by the environment
  • Research into the mechanisms of in-service degradation to ensure long-term integrity of additive manufactured parts
  • Ensuring appropriate recognised training exists for those operating and creating parts by additive manufacturing

 2. Engineering science challenges: advancing the state-of-the-art to maximise safety, including:

  • Complex loading — modelling how force is transmitted between environment and structures
  • Residual stress engineering to increase fatigue life
  • Assurance of long-term performance of coatings

3. Development of an economic whole-system approach to demonstrate safety and integrity

4. Data-centric engineering, including:

  • Designing for data, recognising that embedded sensors, intelligent systems and data management will form part of engineering design requirements
  • Promoting data availability for public use including academic research and system improvements
  • Data analytics, coordinating with the work of the Alan Turing Institute to analyse data quickly and identify actions

5. Minimising the risks associated with maintenance and inspection, including:

  • Use of drones and robots to conduct inspection and/or maintenance
  • Developing assets and systems that are able to monitor their own condition
  • Design and build structures and equipment that require no maintenance or inspection

The review was drawn together by a panel of international experts, including members from Lloyd’s Register, UCL, University of Tokyo, Shell, University of Western Australia, National University of Singapore, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, TWI Ltd, Fraunhofer Institute, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Hyundai Heavy Industries and Rolls Royce.  The panel met in London and Singapore in June 2015, and were led by Professor Michael Fitzpatrick, LRF Chair in Materials Fabrication and Engineering at Coventry University, who will deliver The Third Lloyd’s Register Foundation Lecture this evening.

This Foresight review is the third in a series from the LR Foundation; the Foresight Review of Big Data launched in Dec 2014 led to a £10million research grant for the Turing Institute over five years, and the Foresight Review of Nanotechnology, published in April 2014 resulted in awarded grants totalling £9 million to three international consortia in the field of nanotechnology. The National University of Singapore (NUS) is directly engaged in two of these grants, one in partnership with the University of Cambridge and one in partnership with the Nobel Laureate Andre Geim at Manchester.

Notes to editors

The Foundation’s publication, Foresight review in structural integrity and performance can be downloaded from the website at http://www.lrfoundation.org.uk/publications/structural-integrity-and-systems-performance.aspx

About the Lloyd’s Register Foundation

The Lloyd’s Register Foundation: Connecting science, safety and society
The Lloyd’s Register Foundation is a UK charity, established in 2012, which funds the advancement of engineering-related education and research and supports work that enhances safety of life at sea, on land and in the air. It is funded by the profits of its trading arm, Lloyd’s Register Group Limited, a global engineering, technical and business services organisation.

Its vision is to be known worldwide as a leading supporter of engineering-related research, training and education that makes a real difference in improving the safety of the critical infrastructure on which modern society relies. In support of this, it promotes scientific excellence and act as a catalyst working with others to achieve maximum impact.

The Lloyd’s Register Foundation’s strategy for 2014-2020 focuses funding on four strategic themes: promoting safety and public understanding of risk; advancing skills and education; supporting excellent scientific research; and accelerating the application of research. Four research themes have been prioritised: structural integrity and systems performance; resilience engineering; human and social factors; and emergent technologies. See more at: www.lrfoundation.org.uk/strategy

In the first full year of operation as the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, the charity awarded grants of £16.8 million, funding 61 programmes in 19 countries, including Finland, Norway, Finland, Canada, China, USA, South Korea,Netherlands, Singapore, Greece, Australia, Brazil, South Africa and UK. Specific research being undertaken includes marine and offshore deep water engineering, geotechnics, materials performance, transport systems, environmental, Arctic shipping and nuclear energy.

www.lrfoundation.org.uk

Lloyd’s Register Foundation is a registered charity (Reg. no. 1145988) and limited company (Reg. no. 7905861) registered in England and Wales, and owner of Lloyd’s Register Group Limited. Registered Office: 71 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 4BS, United Kingdom

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October 16, 2015 at 3:56 pm

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London Calling — Fragrance Du Bois’ Latest Creation Takes Inspiration From One of the World’s Greatest Cities

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, /PRNewswire/ — ‘London Calling’, the song written and performed by iconic British punk rock band The Clash, has been an anthem for more than three decades since its release in 1979. Gritty and uncompromising, The Clash blazed a trail with their unique brand of music and virtuosity, and London Calling struck a chord with many at the time. Fragrance Du Bois will be doing the same with its new perfume, London Oud, created for celebrity client and London resident, David Haye, the former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion.

London Oud is the latest creation by the perfume house Fragrance Du Bois
London Oud is the latest creation by the perfume house Fragrance Du Bois
Some ingredients found in London Oud – Lemon, lavender, patchouli, marine notes, cedarwood, and last but not least – Asia Plantation Capital’s 100% pure, natural Oud Oil.
Some ingredients found in London Oud – Lemon, lavender, patchouli, marine notes, cedarwood, and last but not least – Asia Plantation Capital’s 100% pure, natural Oud Oil.

The brief was ostensibly simple; create an original and a unique 100% natural, Oud-based fragrance that reflects the history and vitality of one of the world’s greatest cities, embracing its richness, cultural diversity and heritage. Eclectic, but quintessentially cool, London Oud manages to capture the mood of a vibrant metropolis as alive today as it was when The Clash released its epochal track.

“When David Haye first approached us to create this fragrance back in 2013,” said Nicola Parker, Brand Director at Fragrance Du Bois, “I was both thrilled and a little trepidatious. I was brought up in and around London, and worked there for several years in the fashion industry. Helping to create a fragrance that told the story of a city that is close to my heart, was going to be a challenge, but also a dream job. I instantly identified Francois Merle-Baudoin as the right man for the task. He worked closely with David, and as a fifth generation perfumer, who was actually born in Grasse, he understands the complexities of working with natural Oud, as well as the demands and mores of the modern fragrance world. In the middle of 2014, after almost a year of creative work, the fragrance was born, and as soon as we tested it, we knew it was going to be something very special indeed.”

The fragrance opens like a fresh, spring morning in London, with the mist rolling off the Thames and swirling across parks and around the ankles of morning joggers. As the morning progresses, so too does the fragrance, as faint nuances of citrus and lavender give way to complex white floral notes, matching the vibrant character of the city.

The fragrance then bustles through busy florals and stimulating spices that reflect London’s cosmopolitan nature, before drifting through a warm afternoon into a balmy evening, with both subtle and rich woods enhancing the feeling of calm and wellbeing. The daring and thrilling Oud base notes prepare the senses for an exciting night of partying in one of the world’s great cities.

“It’s our unique position as a brand that enables us to create fragrances such as London Oud,” continued Nicola. “We have our very own agarwood plantations — managed by the award-winning sustainable plantation company, Asia Plantation Capital — and we can supply our perfumers not only with the best Oud oils on the market today, but also those that we know are 100% sustainable and ethically sourced. We know exactly where our Oud comes from, because we own the trees that produce it, and that gives us a massive advantage in the industry, enabling us to create our very own signature on all the fragrances we create. Most importantly, we know, for a fact, that our Oud is genuine and real. Fragrance Du Bois, unlike some other brands, would never countenance the use of synthetic Oud. It will never be the same.”

Although originally formulated as a bespoke fragrance for David Haye, the former World Champion thought that it would be a shame were it not to be shared with the wider perfume world, and Fragrance Du Bois is both delighted and appreciative of his generosity. As a result, London Oud by Fragrance Du Bois is now being launched in the brand’s flagship boutiques at the Starhill Gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and at Singapore’s famous Fullerton Hotel. London Oud will soon be available at the soon-to-open boutique in Dubai’s City Walk, alongside other partner brands that include the world renowned Jovoy, Paris.

But shouldn’t London Oud also be available in London itself? Fragrance Du Bois is working on it. “We’ve been focussing on developing our brand and establishing our boutiques in Asia and the Middle East,” said Nicola Parker, “as this is really where our story begins. We produce real Oud in Southeast Asia, and all our creations are heavily influenced by the significance of Oud in Arabic culture. However, the fragrance industry is a global one, and Oud perfumes are experiencing a meteoric rise in popularity in western markets. So, yes, we should be inLondon, and we’ve spent a long time looking for a suitable flagship store in the city — the renowned Burlington Arcade in Piccadilly, Bond Street and Knightsbridge are all locations we have looked at. Unfortunately, we’ve yet to find exactly the right place that matches our requirements. But it won’t be long.”

“I can’t say too much right now,” Nicola concluded, “except that we expect to make an announcement in the very near future, and it will be an exciting one. In the meantime, we are busy with the opening of another of our flagship stores in Dubai, at the iconic City Walk in fact. It’s a place that’s being dubbed as the ‘Centre of Now’, which is appropriate. We feel that Fragrance Du Bois is making such great strides in the fragrance world, and that our time is, very much, now.”

Notes to Editors:

For further information, please contact:-

Zureina Maidin
PR & Marketing Director, Malaysia
Email: zureina@fragrancedubois.com
Mobile: +6013 774 1009

Zaahira Muhammad
Senior PR & Marketing Executive, Malaysia
Email: zaahira@fragrancedubois.com
Mobile: +6012 203 5344

About Fragrance Du Bois

Fragrance Du Bois is a niche luxury perfume house born from the richest essences of nature, crafted by fifth generation perfumers from the 17th century French traditions of Grasse. At the heart of all Du Bois fragrances is the guaranteed use of 100% pure, organic Oud oil and other sustainably-sourced ingredients from plantations managed by award-winning company, Asia Plantation Capital.

With flagship boutiques in Singapore and Malaysia, and exclusive fragrance lounges in Dubai, Hong Kong and Thailand, Fragrance Du Bois creates only the finest experience in bespoke perfumery, all while staying true to its ethos — ‘Personal luxury with a conscience’.

About Asia Plantation Capital

Established officially in 2008 (although operating privately since 2002), Asia Plantation Capital is the owner and operator of a diverse range of commercial plantation and farming businesses across the Asia-Pacific region and around the world, and is part of the Asia Plantation Capital Group of associated companies. Its focus is on multicultural and diverse plantation projects geared to the domestic and commercial demands of the countries in which it operates.

Today, Asia Plantation Capital is one of the largest vertically integrated producers of Oud oil and Agarwood inSoutheast Asia, with plantations and agricultural projects on four continents in Thailand, Malaysia, China, Laos, India, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Vietnam, North America and Europe. One of its recent ventures include Southeast Asia’s largest agarwood processing and distillery factory located in Malaysia.

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October 16, 2015 at 3:55 pm

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Verifone Mobile Money, PT. Finnet and PT. Telkomsel Indonesia launch TCash Tap

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JAKARTA, Indonesia, /PRNewswire/ — Mobile network operator Telkomsel Indonesia the largest mobile operator in South East Asia has teamed up with Verifone Mobile Money and Finnet Indonesia to introduce TCash Tap to merchants across Indonesia, allowing Telkomsel’s more than 140m subscribers to tap and pay using their mobile device.

The rollout which includes fast food, cinema and supermarkets will accept any NFC enabled device and enable users with the TCash mobile wallet to ‘tap and pay’ in thousands of merchants across Indonesia including McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Coffee Bean, Baskin Robins, 7 Eleven, Cinema XXI, GraPARI, Alfamart and Indomaret stores (http://digitalpayment.telkomsel.com).

Verifone Mobile Money’s software enables mobile phones and merchant terminals to seamlessly connect to the TCash wallet enabling ‘tap and pay’ with your mobile for everyday purchases. Finnet connectivity provides the mobile user access to Indonesia’s Banks nationwide.  Finnet facilitates interbank connectivity, supporting a wide range of payment types and acceptance options.

Commenting on the launch, Chris Jones, Chief Executive of Verifone Mobile Money said “this launch has enabled contactless mobile payments in Indonesia to move into the mainstream with more and more consumers seeing the value of using their mobile device to purchase everyday items.  We have concentrated on delivering a world first solution to Telkomsel with integrated loyalty enabling Telkomsel and its partner merchants to offer a wide range of ‘tap and pay’ offerings.”

Chief Executive of Finnet Indonesia, Niam Dzikri said “the demand for e-money services is increasing inIndonesia fueled by the government desire for a cashless Indonesia.  Indonesia has launched the Gerakan Nasional Non Tunai (GNNT) program (the national movement of non-cash). With Finnet’s experience in electronic payments coupled with the solution from Verifone Mobile Money we will enable Indonesia to move towards its goal of being a cashless economy.”

Media Relations:

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Ph: +1 415 439 5232

Phone: 021 82 999

Fax: 021 81 999

Email: noercahyo.setiabudi@finnet-indonesia.com

About VeriFone Mobile Money (www.verifonemobilemoney.com)

VeriFone Mobile Money is a joint venture between VeriFone Systems Inc. and Youtap Limited to provide complete mobile money solutions designed to meet the needs of mobile operators for telco-based money transfer and payment services in developing markets.

About PT. Telkomsel (http://digitalpayment.telkomsel.com)

PT. Telkomsel is Indonesia’s largest mobile operator with more than 140 million subscribers. To serve customers all over Indonesia, including in remote areas, outer islands and border areas, PT. Telkomsel has built more than 88,000 BTSs.  PT. Telkomsel has consistently implemented technology roadmap of 3G, HSDPA, HSPA +, as well as being the first mobile operator in Indonesia to commercially launched the 4G LTE services. In entering the digital era, one of PT. Telkomsel’s programs is to build broadband city in Indonesia, with now reaching 369 cities. To serve the needs of customers, PT. Telkomsel operates a 24-hour call center and more than 400 service centers GraPARI across Indonesia.

About PT. Finnet (www.finnet-indonesia.com)

PT. Finnet Indonesia was established on October 31, 2005 with a 60% stake owned by PT. TelecommunicationsIndonesia, the remaining 40% is owned by Tbk. (Cq. PT. Multimedia Nusantara) and Bank Indonesia Yayasan Kesejahteraan Karyawan Bank Indonesia (cq. PT. Mekar Prana Indah). PT Finnet Indonesia focus is the provision of IT infrastructure, applications and content to serve the needs of information systems and financial transactions for the banking industry and other financial services.

PT. Finnet Indonesia has 3 business portfolio’s (1) Aggregator bill payment, (2) electronic payment platform and (3) online payment solutions. PT Finnet is ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and PCI DSS certified for their Electronic Data Capture (EDC) and the Internet Payment Gateway services.

Source: VeriFone Mobile Money

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October 16, 2015 at 3:53 pm

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Verifone Mobile Money, PT. Finnet and PT. Telkomsel Indonesia launch TCash Tap

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JAKARTA, Indonesia, /PRNewswire/ — Mobile network operator Telkomsel Indonesia the largest mobile operator in South East Asia has teamed up with Verifone Mobile Money and Finnet Indonesia to introduce TCash Tap to merchants across Indonesia, allowing Telkomsel’s more than 140m subscribers to tap and pay using their mobile device.

The rollout which includes fast food, cinema and supermarkets will accept any NFC enabled device and enable users with the TCash mobile wallet to ‘tap and pay’ in thousands of merchants across Indonesia including McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Coffee Bean, Baskin Robins, 7 Eleven, Cinema XXI, GraPARI, Alfamart and Indomaret stores (http://digitalpayment.telkomsel.com).

Verifone Mobile Money’s software enables mobile phones and merchant terminals to seamlessly connect to the TCash wallet enabling ‘tap and pay’ with your mobile for everyday purchases. Finnet connectivity provides the mobile user access to Indonesia’s Banks nationwide.  Finnet facilitates interbank connectivity, supporting a wide range of payment types and acceptance options.

Commenting on the launch, Chris Jones, Chief Executive of Verifone Mobile Money said “this launch has enabled contactless mobile payments in Indonesia to move into the mainstream with more and more consumers seeing the value of using their mobile device to purchase everyday items.  We have concentrated on delivering a world first solution to Telkomsel with integrated loyalty enabling Telkomsel and its partner merchants to offer a wide range of ‘tap and pay’ offerings.”

Chief Executive of Finnet Indonesia, Niam Dzikri said “the demand for e-money services is increasing inIndonesia fueled by the government desire for a cashless Indonesia.  Indonesia has launched the Gerakan Nasional Non Tunai (GNNT) program (the national movement of non-cash). With Finnet’s experience in electronic payments coupled with the solution from Verifone Mobile Money we will enable Indonesia to move towards its goal of being a cashless economy.”

Media Relations:

Verifone Mobile Money Asia Private Ltd:

PT. Finnet:

Marketing Communications

Noercahyo Setiabudi

marketing@verifonemobilemoney.com

SM Corporate Communication & Protocoler PT. Finnet Indonesia

Ph: +1 415 439 5232

Phone: 021 82 999

Fax: 021 81 999

Email: noercahyo.setiabudi@finnet-indonesia.com

About VeriFone Mobile Money (www.verifonemobilemoney.com)

VeriFone Mobile Money is a joint venture between VeriFone Systems Inc. and Youtap Limited to provide complete mobile money solutions designed to meet the needs of mobile operators for telco-based money transfer and payment services in developing markets.

About PT. Telkomsel (http://digitalpayment.telkomsel.com)

PT. Telkomsel is Indonesia’s largest mobile operator with more than 140 million subscribers. To serve customers all over Indonesia, including in remote areas, outer islands and border areas, PT. Telkomsel has built more than 88,000 BTSs.  PT. Telkomsel has consistently implemented technology roadmap of 3G, HSDPA, HSPA +, as well as being the first mobile operator in Indonesia to commercially launched the 4G LTE services. In entering the digital era, one of PT. Telkomsel’s programs is to build broadband city in Indonesia, with now reaching 369 cities. To serve the needs of customers, PT. Telkomsel operates a 24-hour call center and more than 400 service centers GraPARI across Indonesia.

About PT. Finnet (www.finnet-indonesia.com)

PT. Finnet Indonesia was established on October 31, 2005 with a 60% stake owned by PT. TelecommunicationsIndonesia, the remaining 40% is owned by Tbk. (Cq. PT. Multimedia Nusantara) and Bank Indonesia Yayasan Kesejahteraan Karyawan Bank Indonesia (cq. PT. Mekar Prana Indah). PT Finnet Indonesia focus is the provision of IT infrastructure, applications and content to serve the needs of information systems and financial transactions for the banking industry and other financial services.

PT. Finnet Indonesia has 3 business portfolio’s (1) Aggregator bill payment, (2) electronic payment platform and (3) online payment solutions. PT Finnet is ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and PCI DSS certified for their Electronic Data Capture (EDC) and the Internet Payment Gateway services.

Source: VeriFone Mobile Money

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October 16, 2015 at 11:45 am

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Introducing Pronto Xi 730 — the new face of Pronto

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A completely redesigned user experience that is simple, elegant and easy to use

MELBOURNE, /PRNewswire/ — Australian technology company, Pronto Software, has today unveiled a sleek new face for its flagship ERP and analytics platform, Pronto Xi, in addition to a broad range of enhancements that make the solution faster and easier to use. Answering the need for agility among businesses today, Pronto Xi 730 is a cloud-focused solution that’s accessible on any device.

Pronto Xi 730 features a new web interface that offers seamless access to Pronto Xi from any device with a web connection, through deeply secure cloud functionality. The result is a clean, modern and more intuitive display of information that improves productivity.

Chad Gates, Chief Operating Officer, Pronto Software said: “Pronto Xi has undergone a complete redesign, but this isn’t just about looks, it’s all about efficiency. We believe that efficiency is a beautiful thing. This is why we continue to innovate year after year, delivering continuous improvements and adding new features to our core software.

“Pronto Xi 730 is about translating trends and delivering a practical solution that delivers value to our customers. All the innovation within the release helps our customers be more productive; work smarter; and gives them access to information about their business from anywhere, on any device, whenever they want or need it.

“We are proud to invest more than 12 per cent of our turnover year-on-year into research and development for our flagship product. With 65 per cent of our customers choosing our SaaS platform, cloud innovation is a key focus area for the business,” continued Gates.

The new web interface provides a reliable and secure user experience including quick deployment. This means users can access Pronto Xi away from their usual desk environment. A consistent user experience means no additional training is necessary.

Other Pronto Xi 730 innovations include:

  • Simpler General Ledger Hierarchies delivers faster period end processing with out-of-the box reports and allows users to easily set up data structures to produce custom financial reports in minutes.
  • With seamless integration to Pronto Xi CRM, Sales and Inventory modules, Mobile Sales offers a complete customer profile view; the ability to make real-time sales transactions; and a powerful sales dashboard that makes it easy to track sales progress.
  • The enhanced Pronto Xi Project application makes it easier to manage projects by activity and duration. View percentage completion and status of each task to gain more accuracy and insight into a project’s progress. Integrated procurement gives project managers more control at project kick off with the automated purchase orders and work orders.
  • Mobile Service with on-site invoicing and payment receipting for faster call-to-cash process.
  • An Employee Portal to streamline many administrative tasks such as timesheet entry and leave management.

Pronto Software works with over 1,600 customers and partners globally, including some of the country’s leading brands, such as Natures Organics, Leica Camera Australia, Bondor, Gasweld, Bhagwan Marine, The Co-op, The Mayo Group, and Retail Prodigy Group (Nike).

About Pronto Software:
Pronto Software is an award winning Australian software developer of next generation Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software that integrates with advanced Business Intelligence (BI) solutions. With in-built intelligence, flexibility and an easy-to-use interface, its flagship product, Pronto Xi enables users to discover rich business insights.

Pronto Software prides itself on actively listening to customers and adapting its services to meet their needs to reveal the best solution.

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SOURCE: Pronto Software

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October 16, 2015 at 11:37 am

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First Mandarin Oriental branded residences in Southeast Asia, ‘The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok’, opens for bookings simultaneously in Bangkok, Hong Kong and London

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— 146 of the world’s most luxurious waterfront residences

BANGKOK, /PRNewswire/ — The ICONSIAM Superlux Residence Corporation Limited, today announced simultaneously in Bangkok, Hong Kong, and London that Southeast Asia’s first ‘Mandarin Oriental’ branded residences, which are located in Bangkok, are now open for bookings.

‘The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok’ are designed and being built to the highest standards of luxury that, together with their enchanting location, make these residences among the best in the world.
‘The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok’ are designed and being built to the highest standards of luxury that, together with their enchanting location, make these residences among the best in the world.

The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok‘, are 146 super-luxury freehold riverside residences situated diagonally across the Chao Phraya River from the legendary Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok hotel.  The 52-floor building is located on the 20-acre ICONSIAM site that is a US$1.54-billion riverside national landmark project inThailand being developed by a joint-venture partnership between Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited, Siam Piwat Co., Ltd., and Charoen Pokphand Group. ICONSIAM also includes two glamorous retail complexes, and a spectacular waterfront promenade.

The Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok will provide management services for The Residences, as well as bespoke amenities for individual residents.

Ms. Thippaporn Chearavanont Ahriyavraromp, Director of The ICONSIAM Superlux Residence Corporation Ltd., said, “The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok are designed to the highest standards of luxury that, together with their enchanting location, make these residences among the best in the world, lifting the prestige of a Bangkok residential address to a new level. No expense is being spared. We are investing US$250 million and spending over 30% more per saleable square metre than the best of any residential offering in the city.”

“Every residence has an unobstructed view of the river and lush gardens, and offers a feeling of being close to nature as well as a unique sense of Thai charm,” she added.

Mr. Richard Baker, Executive Vice President, Operations Director — Asia for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group,said, “The legend that is the Mandarin Oriental can now become a personal legacy for the owners of residences in this extraordinary project that is set in one of Asia’s most exciting cities. Our brand promise includes an unrivalled commitment to providing the finest property management and hospitality services, which have made the Mandarin Oriental name synonymous with exceptional standards of luxury worldwide.”

Mr. Thanawan Chaiwatana, Managing Director of The ICONSIAM Superlux Residence Corporation Ltd., said, “Our target customers are people around the world who buy at the highest end of luxury and know that special projects like ours are hard to replicate in a city because of the location and the brand.  They seek a rare, ‘collectible asset’ that gives them something special.”

Residences are priced from around US$10,000 per square metre, ranging in size from approximately 130 to 230 square metres, and the penthouses begin at US$16,000 per square metre and range from 380 to 710 square metres.

“Privacy, a sense of space, and expansive common areas are among the most important contributors to a sense of luxury, which is why each residence has its own, private lift entry, 3.20-metre high ceilings, and common areas that are around three times greater per unit than most grade-A rated condominiums inBangkok,” Mr. Thanawan said.

A full range of facilities are provided across four floors and 3,000 square metres.

Residences are fully fitted and owners have the option for complete interior decoration and furnishing by globally renowned interior designer Joyce Wang.

Residence owners are also enrolled in the Residences Elite programme from Mandarin Oriental, offering worldwide privileges when staying at any Mandarin Oriental hotel.

The project is scheduled for completion within 2018.

Photo – http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20151015/8521506891

Source: The ICONSIAM Superlux Residence Corporation Limited

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October 16, 2015 at 11:04 am

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