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Michter’s Shortages Continue

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LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — Michter’s Distillery strives to offer spirits in a way that enables whiskey drinkers around the world to enjoy our product. However, given the demand, our US*1 line of whiskeys has needed to be allocated. In the case of Michter’s US*1 Sour Mash Whiskey, we have run out of stock for the remainder of 2015. No further cases will be shipped from the distillery to U.S. or international distributors until next year. While we know this may disappoint our loyal customers, please know that it is only temporary. We plan to have US*1 Sour Mash in supply for 2016.

US*1 Sour Mash Whiskey is made according to the traditional sour mash process where some previously fermented mash is used as the starter for the new mash fermentation. This product is bottled at 86 proof, the same strength as the popular 1970’s Michter’s Sour Mash.

Contact: Joseph J. Magliocco
502-774-2300 x580
jmagliocco@michters.com

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November 13, 2015 at 4:16 pm

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Graebel Wins Gold For Relocation Company In Singapore

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SINGAPORE, /PRNewswire/ — Graebel Relocation, a privately-held global company, was awarded the Gold Singapore Award for Relocation Company of the Year in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region by Human Resources Magazine on 04 November 2015.

The 10th anniversary Human Resources’ Vendors of Year award winners were selected by an independent panel of human resource executives from leading regional employers. Submissions were judged on performance, product, people, and perspective.

Chief Executive Officer of Graebel Companies, Inc. William Graebel SGMS commented, “We are truly honoured that our APAC regional headquarters in Singapore has been recognised with the Gold award for Best Relocation Company. After opening our first APAC business centre in 2009, we have expanded twice in Singapore, opened a centre in Shanghai in 2013, in response to our clients’ growth in the region. I am humbled by this recognition and praise our people for their outstanding service to our clients and their assignees worldwide.”

“This award is tribute to our teams’ unrelenting pursuit of exceptional customer service and belief that we can make one of life’s most challenging transitions an experience of a lifetime,” concluded Scott Sullivan managing director for the Graebel Asia-Pacific region.

About Human Resources Magazine                                                           

Human Resources Magazine, a publication of Lighthouse Independent Media, has served the HR management community in Singapore since 2004. Human Resources is circulated to 25,000 senior HR professionals making it the most-read publication in Singapore and Malaysia.

About Graebel Companies, Inc.

Founded in 1950, Graebel Companies is a privately-held global organisation that administers employee and commercial office relocation, mobility management, workplace and consultative services for the Global 100, Fortune 500 and mid-sized companies. On-the-ground services are managed in 165 countries on six continents. The world headquarters is located in Colorado USA with centres throughout the Americas, APAC and EMEA regions. Known for its industry-first innovations, Graebel holds numerous quality and security credentials, and has earned client and industry accolades for its best-in-practice performance, market intelligence research and corporate social responsibility initiatives across the globe. Visit: www.graebel.com

For additional information contact: marcom@graebel.com

Source: Graebel Companies, Inc.
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November 13, 2015 at 4:15 pm

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Cityzenith Launches Next-Gen 5D IoT Platform in 10 Leading Smart Cities Around the World

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CHICAGO, /PRNewswire/ — Cityzenith is pleased to announce the adoption of its next-generation IoT data visualization and management platform in 10 leading Smart Cities in 8 countries this year.

The company plans to offer a preview of its upcoming version 3.0 release of 5D Smart City™ at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona from November 17-19, 2015.

Cityzenith helps organizations around the world, both government departments and commercial enterprises, make sense of urban data — big and small.

Over the last 12 months, the company’s user base has expanded to include adopters across 5 world regions — North and Central America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia:

  • Chicago
  • Barcelona
  • Amsterdam
  • San Francisco
  • Washington D.C.
  • Mexico City
  • London
  • Singapore
  • Dubai
  • Toronto

“Cities have produced more data in the past 2 years than in the previous 200, and 95% of that data is unstructured and hence, unused or underused,” notes Cityzenith’s founder and CEO, Michael Jansen. “Making sense of that data — aggregating it, analyzing it, and visualizing it—is one of the biggest challenges facing cities today.”

TECHNOLOGY

5D Smart City™ helps cities connect, visualize and manage their data within an interactive, intuitive, and real-time 3D simulation which anyone from the mayor to the engineer in the field can easily use. Users point, click, tap, and swipe their way to the information they need in real-time — Open Data, IoT device data, and social media data — with little to no training. Lightweight and flexible to suit any browser, the platform is designed to be open, non-proprietary, affordable, and works on standard PCs and tablets.

Inside 5D Smart City™, Smart Modules aggregate, connect, and investigate critical datasets across key verticals, including: infrastructure, security, and the environment. Customers deploy modules of their choosing and customize analytics to suit their needs.

  • 5D Smart Environment:
    Building energy efficiency and GHG emissions tracking.
  • 5D Smart Infrastructure:
    Physical infrastructure coordination and monitoring, above and below-ground.
  • 5D Smart Security:
    Public safety module leveraging real-time sensors and CCTV.

For government users, 5D Smart City™ helps city department managers and staff work with complex data seamlessly. Tom Schenk, Chief Data Officer of the City of Chicago, commented on his city’s experience with Cityzenith:

“Cities, in part, can be characterized by the events that occur each day, from responding to constituent needs to the drinking water that flows underneath your feet. All of it needs to be understood by hundreds of city employees. Cityzenith is able to bring this information together to be seen by employees. Not just data analysts, but the business experts as part of their duties.”

For commercial enterprise users, 5D Smart City™ provides master developers, corporate real estate property owners, utilities companies, network providers, and telecoms an easy-to-use universal dashboard and single repository for all of their historical and operational data, including real-time IoT sensor telemetry, situated and presented in an intuitive 3D geospatial environment rich with city data.

NEW STRATEGIC PARTNERS

Salomon Salinas, Accenture’s Global Smart Cities Lead, notes: “Accenture and Cityzenith are joining forces to collaborate on Smart City and IoT projects around the world, targeting government and commercial enterprise sectors. Cityzenith’s 5D Smart City™ is the first and most mature 5D IoT platform of its kind in the market today, and provides the perfect complement to Accenture’s vast arsenal of capabilities. As evidenced with our work inChicago, we believe that the proliferation of technologies available to us through the Internet of Things now enables us to help cities decide not just what they can do, but rather what they fundamentally should do based on the needs of their constituents. Cityzenith’s focus on outcomes makes them the perfect partner for us.”

Jose Antonio Garcia, Public Safety Industry Manager of Microsoft, comments: “This new impressive IoT platform draws upon the power of Windows Azure and plays a key role in our City Next ecosystem, helping our cities gain new insights to solve their strategic challenges.”

Cityzenith’s modular, scalable, open-platform approach allows successful solutions to be shared and leveraged within and between cities and commercial enterprises. Users and developers build on existing IT technologies while eliminating the need for additional investments in R&D. The company actively collaborates with international city networks, standards organizations, and market research firms to help determine common goals for its network of development partners worldwide.

“C40 believe that bringing data into systems models that can be used collaboratively in city regions for integrated planning is a very desirable step to help us move on to a more inclusive and resilient development path. We believe that the Cityzenith approach is a very important development and by observing and participating in the current phase C40 could be in a position to help take these solutions to scale.”Seth Schultz, Director of Research & Development for the C40 Cities Climate Action Group

“Cityzenith offers an exciting, unique, and useful way to visualize data for multiple important Smart City use cases. Given the exponential growth in urban information, cities need to get these tools into the hands of a wide cross-section of government and commercial stakeholders that may not have specific analytic or data science expertise to help them make better decisions and ultimately deliver improved services to citizens.” -Ruthbea Yesner Clarke, Research Director, IDC’s Smart Cities Strategies program

To ensure the growing number of 5D Smart City users around the world have access to the broadest possible range of best-in-class Smart City and IoT solutions, Cityzenith is pleased to announce its 5D Smart Partnerprogram.

The 5D Smart Partner program is a collaborative platform and managed services exchange for governments and commercial enterprise organizations, connecting solution providers to consumers. The program will be launchedJanuary 2016. For more information please email partners@cityzenith.com.

ABOUT CITYZENITH

Cityzenith is a technology company based in Chicago with subsidiaries in London and Singapore. The company’s mission is to transform life in cities around the world www.cityzenith.com.

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November 13, 2015 at 4:14 pm

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Czapek & Cie, the Return of a Fascinating Nineteenth Century Swiss Watch Company

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GENEVA, /PRNewswire/ — The Swiss watch world is about to be joined by an exciting new addition with a venerable name. Czapek, a watch brand that achieved considerable success in the nineteenth century, has been revived and is launching with a distinctive timepiece and an innovative sharingstrategy to attract watch lovers.

To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:
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Czapek & Cie was re-established by three entrepreneurs with a passion for fine watches and outstanding mechanics. The original founder, François Czapek, was a Czech-born, Polish watchmaker, who arrived inGeneva, Switzerland, in 1832. In 1839 he founded Patek, Czapek & Cie with fellow pole Antoni Patek. For six years they produced exceptional watches.

At the end of their partnership, in 1845, he founded Czapek & Cie and became Purveyor to the French Emperor Napoleon the Third. At its height, the company had boutiques in Geneva, Warsaw and Paris, Place Vendôme.

“Czapek deserves to be revived, he was one of the great watchmakers of the nineteenth century, who brilliantly combined precision mechanics with extremely refined aesthetics,” says Xavier de Roquemaurel, spokesman for the team. Czapek’s timepieces, which are still coveted at auctions, reveal a quest for beauty through a poetic display of time.

The launch model is a complication watch, run on a manually-wound proprietary movement with a seven-day power reserve featuring a mysterious double hand. Only 250 units will be produced in the first year.

In addition to making classically modern timepieces for the distinguishing collector and watch enthusiast, Czapek & Cie has developed an innovative strategy that will allow watch lovers to participate in the creative process.

The company has raised CHF 500,000 in Spring 2015 in order to deliver the first watches this October. The Company is now aiming to raise as much as CHF 1Million in an international multiplatform crowd-funding campaign, the first one ever for an Haute Horlogerie brand.

“Every watch lover’s dream is to feel the excitement of owning a brand,” says Xavier de Roquemaurel, “and thanks to the traditional subscription system combined with modern crowdfunding possibilities, we can now fulfil that dream.”

Czapek & Cie was re-established in 2013 by entrepreneur Harry Guhl in partnership with Xavier de Roquemaurel and a watchmaker who wishes to remain anonymous for the time being. The timepieces will be made available by subscription and through selected retailers. The Company is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Estelle d’Hubert
+41-79-236-58-30
edh@czapek.com
http://czapek.com/

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November 13, 2015 at 4:13 pm

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Marco Righi of Monier Receives Top Outstanding Leaders in Asia at the Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards 2015

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Monier announced today that Marco Righi, Regional President of Braas Monier Building Group in Asia, is named Top Outstanding Leaders in Asia at the Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards 2015 (ACES 2015). The awards ceremony was held on 5 November 2015 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Singapore.

Braas Monier Building Group in Asia is the world’s leading provider of building materials for pitched roofs as well as innovative roofs, chimney, ventilation and residential energy systems with operations in 40 countries over 4 continents.

Prior to his appointment to the Group on 1st April 2013, Marco was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Monier Roofing Components and Klober GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany.  He was formerly the Sales & Marketing Director of Monier SpA, Italy. It is evident through his stewardship for the short 2 and half years, Monier Asia Pacific has undergone an impressive transformational change in promotion of a healthier work culture while ensuring the growth of the company. Mr. Marco Righi’s energy and wisdom translating into action and execution endorses him as an outstanding entrepreneur.

Presently, Marco leads in Asia with its regional hub in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  He has the overall responsibility of the fast expanding Asia Business Units, overseeing Monier Asia regions including Malaysia, China, India andIndonesia, with workforce strength of 1,300 people and 20 factories respectively.

Marco Righi is graduated with MBA from SDA Bocconi University in Milan and Degree in Structural Civil Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He speaks fluent English, Italian and Spanish.

MONIER MALAYSIA

In Malaysia, MONIER is an MS ISO9001:2008 certified company, with the largest sales, distribution and production network in the country.

MALAYSIA, the Asia Pacific hub for MONIER Group        

Monier Asia Pacific operations comprise of Malaysia, China, India, Indonesia, with workforce strength of 1,300 people and 20 factories. Malaysia is the regional hub for Monier Asia Pacific with the aim to leverage on:

  • Research and Development: Bukit Kemuning Technical Centre
  • People technical expertise: roof school training centres
  • Best practice sharing: industrial performance, health & safety, marketing tools and others

INNOVATION

MONIER invests in leading edge research and development in order to meet the increasingly complex demands of customers. This is to ensure that the products that customers purchase are suitable not only in terms of function and aesthetics, but also adapted to the Malaysian climate as well as comply with both Malaysian and International Standards.  Monier Technical Center in Bukit Kemuning interacts with the Technical Experts inEurope to strive for continuous industrial improvement in quality and innovation.

MONIER Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Suite 12W, 12th Floor,
Wisma Sime Darby, Jalan Raja Laut,
50350 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Tel +60-3-21760600
Email: roofing-malaysia@monier.com

PIC: Marcomm Manager – Mr. Alan Lim
Email: alan.lim@monier.com

Source: MONIER Malaysia Sdn Bhd

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November 13, 2015 at 12:22 pm

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Novogen Patent Covering Cantrixil and Trilexium Accepted in Australia

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— Cornerstone patent covering Cantrixil and Trilexium accepted in Australia
— Patent provides protection around method of manufacture, composition of matter and method of use out to 2032

SYDNEY/PRNewswire/ — US-Australian drug discovery company, Novogen Limited (ASX:NRT; NASDAQ: NVGN) today announced that a patent application covering two of its key lead superbenzopyran (SBP) drug candidates has been accepted in Australia.

According to Novogen North America CEO, Dr Andrew Heaton, this patent application encompasses a suite of SBP compounds, including the two lead SBP drug candidates Cantrixil and Trilexium.

The active ingredients in Cantrixil and Trilexium were discovered as part of Novogen’s SBP discovery program. “Over the past 24 months, Novogen scientists have perfected the design and synthesis of extensive libraries of novel SBP’s, using the Company’s VAL-ID (Versatile Approach to Library based Iterative Design) approach,” Dr Heaton said.

“Examination of the application proceeded smoothly with no substantive objections raised and the acceptance of this application by the Australian Patent Office represents a significant milestone in protecting our lead SBP assets,” Dr Heaton said.

“Critically the claims of the patent application are structured to cover the three key aspects of a drug patent: composition of matter, method of manufacture and treatment/medical use. Importantly the specific active pharmaceutical ingredients contained in Cantrixil and Trilexium are highlighted in the claim set. The new method of manufacture Novogen developed to fast-track discovery around the SBP platform was also deemed patentable as were claims directed to use of the SBP platform to treat a wide range of cancers.”

“The lead SBP Cantrixil has just completed large scale GMP manufacture for the clinical studies planned for 2016 pending successful completion of the preclinical safety program. Obtaining acceptance of a patent application covering this key asset before we start the clinical studies adds significant value to Cantrixil and validates our innovative approach to SBP design and development. It is anticipated that the application will proceed to grant inAustralia in February 2016. Having progressed easily through examination in Australia, we anticipate achieving patent protection in the USA, EU and other key jurisdictions in 2016/2017,” Dr Heaton concluded.

Acting CEO Iain Ross added “The full acceptance of the key patent around Cantrixil drives the valuation of our key SBP technology platform. The successful acceptance of the first SBP patent in Australia paves the way for acceptance in all our key jurisdictions and justifies our investment in this key technology platform and confirms Novogen’s position as world leaders in SBP drug discovery.”

About the Cantrixil drug candidate

The candidate Cantrixil drug product is cyclodextrin-based containing the active ingredient, TRXE-002-1. We anticipate that if approved the drug product would be used as an intra-cavity chemotherapy to be injected directly into the peritoneal cavity. The aim of intraperitoneal administration is to achieve high localized drug levels within the peritoneal cavity and attenuate the spread of resident tumor initiator cells. The target indication sought for Cantrixil is early-stage cancers of the abdominal cavity (eg. ovarian, uterine, colorectal and gastric carcinomas) with Cantrixil being used as an adjuvant first-line therapy. On completion of the requisite safety studies, Cantrixil will enter the clinic in late-stage patients with abdominal cancers including ovarian cancer. The active pharmaceutical ingredient, TRXE-002, has pan anti-cancer activity resulting in caspase-dependent apoptosis via c-Jun activation and pERK downregulation. The actual drug target remains unidentified.

About the Trilexium (TRXE-009) drug candidate

TRXE-009 is the Company’s second lead SBP drug candidate and our least advanced drug candidate. Through our collaboration with a local pediatric medical oncologist, the Company has confirmed that Trilexium is active against patient derived explants of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) in vitro. DIPG is an aggressive but rare brain tumor primarily affecting children. Novogen has identified a drug formulation that in animals is able to deliver Trilexium to brain tissue and researchers will soon commence a proof-of-concept preclinical study in an orthotropic model of DIPG. Once our proof-of-concept studies are completed and the results are favourable, the Company plans to commence the required safety evaluation program.

About Novogen Limited

Novogen is a public, Australian-US drug development company whose shares trade on both The Australian Securities Exchange (NRT) and NASDAQ (NVGN). The Novogen Group includes US-based, CanTx Inc., a joint venture company with Yale University. Novogen has two drug technology platforms [the superbenzopyrans (SBPs) and anti-tropomyosins (ATMs)] yielding drug candidates that are first-in-class with potential application across a range of degenerative diseases. Given the encouraging data from in vitro and in vivo preclinical proof-of-concept studies in the field of oncology, our immediate focus is to undertake their respective toxicology programs. Our target indication for Cantrixil is ovarian cancer, and Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) for Trilexium. While the initial target pediatric indication for Anisina has been identified as neuroblastoma, we are yet to identify the adult indication and are intending to open an all-comers Phase 1 trial initially based on our preclinical studies. For more information, please visit www.novogen.com.

Forward Looking Statement

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The Company has tried to identify such forward-looking statements by use of such words as “expects,” “appear,” “intends,” “hopes,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “may,” “target,” “evidences” and “estimates,” and other similar expressions, but these words are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. Such statements include, but are not limited to any statements relating to the Company’s drug development program, including, but not limited to the initiation, progress and outcomes of clinical trials of the Company’s drug development program, including, but not limited to, Cantrixil, Anisina, Trilexium, and any other statements that are not historical facts. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties relating to the difficulties or delays in financing, development, testing, regulatory approval, production and marketing of the Company’s drug components, including, but not limited to, Cantrixil, Anisina, Trilexium, the ability of the Company to procure additional future sources of financing, unexpected adverse side effects or inadequate therapeutic efficacy of the Company’s drug compounds, including, but not limited to, Cantrixil, Anisina, Trilexium, that could slow or prevent products coming to market, the uncertainty of patent protection for the Company’s intellectual property or trade secrets, including, but not limited to, the intellectual property relating to Cantrixil, Anisina, Trilexium, and other risks detailed from time to time in the filings the Company makes with Securities and Exchange Commission including its annual reports on Form 20-F and its reports on Form 6-K. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations, but actual results may differ materially due to various factions including those risks and uncertainties mentioned or referred to in this press release. Accordingly, you should not rely on those forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual future results.

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November 13, 2015 at 11:36 am

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Atos and Siemens Lead Digital Evolution in the Manufacturing Sector

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-Atos-Siemens Alliance capitalizes on strategic alliance by expanding Industry 4.0 to create and deliver successful solutions to major manufacturing businesses

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Atos, an international leader in digital services, together with Siemens, a global engineering powerhouse, set new benchmarks for the optimization and continuous evolution of the manufacturing sector.

Following the recent biennial “Siemens Process Industries and Drives User Conference & Exhibition” (SPACe) inBali, Indonesia, from August 19-21, 2015, the Atos-Siemens Alliance now intends to raise industry standards by expanding Industry 4.0 to achieve strong production-related advantages, creating networked, flexible and dynamically self-organizing manufacturing processes for highly customizable products.

Industry 4.0 is a collective term embracing a number of contemporary automation, data exchange and manufacturing technologies. It facilitates the vision and execution of a “Smart Factory”. The aim is to shift the reliance on manpower amongst manufacturing companies especially in the secondary sector of emerging economies, to a technology-based approach. In today’s rapidly changing and digitalized global business environment, it is crucial for manufacturers to maintain their competitive edge by embracing innovative technologies and optimizing productivity. As customers and markets demand more from manufacturers, the factories at the center of their production and delivery models need to perform with the highest efficiency.

Herbie Leung, CEO APAC said, “Our collaboration with Siemens is important to the continuous development and thereby digitalization via Industry 4.0. As the world’s business environment evolves, it is critical that we work together to innovate change so that manufacturers perform seamlessly and maintain their efficiency.”

With manufacturing still a major market in Asia Pacific, Industry 4.0 is expected to demonstrate its full potential to drive mass customization with more customer-centric and efficient production environments. The convergence of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT), resulting in cyber physical systems (CPS) will be the foundation of the next Generation of Manufacturing.

About the Atos and Siemens Global business Alliance

Starting in 2011, Atos and Siemens formed a strategic alliance, one of the largest such relationships ever between a German global engineering company and a French global IT provider. Supported by a joint investment fund of euro150 million, the alliance focuses on innovative solution such as advanced data analytics, cyber security and device connectivity.

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa euro 11 billion and 93,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline.

About Siemens

Siemens is a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. In infrastructure and industry solutions the company plays a pioneering role. Siemens has around 343,000 employees in more than 200 countries. In fiscal 2014, Siemens generated revenues of euro 71.9 billion from continuing operations.

Source: Atos

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November 13, 2015 at 11:14 am

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NXP Introduces New Thread Connectivity Platform Running ARM mbed OS for the IoT

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-Features new JN5179 wireless microcontroller based on ARM® Cortex®-M3 CPU

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands /PRNewswire/ — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI), a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, on Nov. 9 unveiled the NXP Thread platform running ARM mbed™ OS. Designed to simplify the task of writing software needed to control hardware devices that connect to the cloud, the platform makes it easy to create embedded connected solutions such as lighting and gateway devices for the IoT market.

NXP’s Thread platform features the company’s new wireless microcontroller, the JN5179, based on the ARM Cortex-M3 CPU, and a 2.4 GHz radio (based on IEEE 802.15.4) which supports low power communications protocols including ZigBee 3.0 and Thread.

“With NXP’s Thread Platform running the ARM mbed OS, developers now have a clear route through the complex protocol and software development challenges inherent in IoT applications,” said Zach Shelby, vice president of marketing, IoT business, ARM. “Companies involved in the design and specification of IoT products need to forge strong ties with ARM partners such as NXP at the start of every project to ensure an optimized, seamless, secure experience for end users.”

“NXP is committed to delivering successful, convenient, Internet of Things solutions to our customers and developer ecosystem,” said Asit Goel, SVP business line secure monitoring and control, NXP Semiconductors. “We have a strong portfolio of software and hardware solutions designed to bring secure, seamless connected devices to consumers and our Thread platform provides further interoperability and flexibility to our customers and consumers in our IoT portfolio.”

JN5179 microcontroller samples are available now. Full evaluation kits for the JN5179 mbed modules will be available early next year.

Source: NXP Semiconductors

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November 13, 2015 at 11:07 am

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