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MDT Releases TMR Switch Sensors for Industrial Proximity Sensing, Pneumatic Cylinder Sensing and Liquid Level Sensing

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-Advanced TMR Technology Realizes Small Hysteresis, Ultra-compact Form Factor, Ultra-low Power, and Excellent Temperature Stability for High-performance Industrial Sensor Applications

SAN JOSE, Calif. and ZHANGJIAGANG, China /PRNewswire/ — MultiDimension Technology Co., Ltd. (MDT), a leading supplier of magnetic sensors specializing in Tunneling Magnetoresistive sensors (TMR sensors), will release a series of ultra-low power, small hysteresis TMR magnetic switch sensors, TMR1340/TMR1341/TMR1343/TMR1345, featuring a switching point from 14 Gauss to 72 Gauss with small hysteresis, ultra-low power at 1.5microAmperes in high-speed operation, with open-drain output, and an ultra-compact 2×1.5mm LGA package. They are an ideal choice for industrial proximity switches, pneumatic cylinder switches, and liquid level switches that require precise measurement of position and displacement, excellent temperature stability, and versatility to adapt to different types of magnets and stroke lengths.

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“MDT’s new TMR134X series enriches our existing magnetic switch sensor product line with new solutions for high-end industrial applications that can operate in harsh environments without sacrificing performance, power, and size advantages. Backed by our strong IP portfolio and advanced manufacturing facilities, MDT will continue developing innovative TMR sensor products to satisfy broad application requirements, including high sensitivity, large dynamic range, small hysteresis, ultra-low power, high-speed, and outstanding temperature performance, which are the unique benefits of our patented TMR sensor technology that are difficult to realize using other magnetic sensing technologies available on the market.” said Dr. Song Xue, Chairman and CEO of MultiDimension Technology.

Model

Switch Type

Voltage (V)

Power (microAmperes)

Operating Mode

Sensitive Direction

BOP (Gauss)

BRP (Gauss)

Output

TMR1340

Omnipolar

1.5-5.5

1.5

Continuous

In-plane

+/-14

+/-10

Open-drain

TMR1341

+/-34

+/-30

TMR1343

+/-50

+/-45

TMR1345

+/-72

+/-63

The new TMR134X magnetic switches are additions to MDT’s growing TMR12xx/TMR13xx magnetic switch series that is designed for a variety of industrial and consumer applications.

TMR12xx/TMR13xx Series Typical Applications and Suggested Products:

  • Proximity Switches, Pneumatic Cylinder Switches, Liquid Level Switches: TMR1340/TMR1341/TMR1343/TMR1345 with high sensitivity, small hysteresis, ultra-low power, small size, open-drain driving capability, and fast response time;
  • Smart Flow Meters including water/gas/heat meters, Position/Speed Sensors, Electrical Toys: TMR1202/TMR1302 with ultra-low power, fast response;
  • Motor and Fan Control: TMR1250/TMR1251/TMR1350 in high-voltage and high-speed operation;
  • Wireless Door/Window Switches, Intelligent Medical Appliances etc: TMR1208/TMR1308 with ultra-high sensitivity, ultra-low power, fast response.

About MDT
MultiDimension Technology was founded in 2010 in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province, China, with branch offices in Shanghai, Chengdu, and Ningbo, China and San Jose, Calif., USA. MDT has developed a unique intellectual property portfolio, and state-of-the-art volume production manufacturing facilities for high-performance, low-cost TMR magnetic sensors to satisfy the most demanding application needs. Led by its core management team of elite experts and veterans in magnetic sensor technology and engineering services, MDT is committed to creating added value for its customers and ensuring their success. For more information about MDT please visithttp://www.multidimensiontech.com.

Media Contacts
Jinfeng Liu, jinfeng.liu@multidimensiontech.com,
Tel: +1-650-275-2318 (US), +86-189-3612-1156 (China)
Jilie Wei, kevin.wei@multidimensiontech.com,
Tel: +86-189-3612-1160 (China)

Source: MultiDimension Technology

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January 27, 2016 at 3:38 pm

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Worldwide Release of the Documentary: Revolution of the Present A Primer for Global Citizenship

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-“The Planet is Being Shaped By Human Intention and Action. It is Radically Different Than Anything We’ve Ever Seen.” – Revolution of the Present

PORTLAND, Ore. /PRNewswire/ — Featuring twenty international thought leaders, Revolution of the Present, the documentary feature film by Director Marc Lafia, dares the viewer to begin examining a profound new present, this revolution of the present, so that we can better shape our collective future.   Just released on Vimeo, iTunes, and Amazon Prime this January (coming soon to GooglePlay), the film unravels the complexity of the contemporary moment, examining western presumptions and narratives.   In the post colonial world of identity politics, social media, climate change, screen and algorithmic computational technologies, it asks if there is room for the individual and participatory politics in the networked cultures of today.

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The Film for Those Who Want to Break Free of the Matrix

Revolution of the Present examines the strange effects — on cities, economies, people — of what we might call accelerated capitalism. Set against a visually striking array of sounds and images, twenty international thinkers speak to the complexity and oddity of this contemporary moment as they discuss what is and what can be.

“We need new concepts.  New ways of thinking about what is a profoundly new reality.” – Revolution of the Present

“The film is meant to begin a global conversation,” says Lafia.   “It’s a series of building blocks that together give description to the increasing complexity and inter-dependence of our networked world.   Perhaps as Columbia University Professor Saskia Sassen says in the film, ‘We are on the other side of the curve of liberal democracy.’  If we take the time to examine where we are, we have no choice but to be a part of the future.  You can either act to change things, or your inaction will decide for you.  But how do we take action and what do we do? That is the heart of the film.”

As the impact of human civilization makes our planet more and more precarious for her inhabitants, our need to collaborate and dialogue has never been greater.  Be a part of the conversation.  View the trailer and film for FREE here.  Get info at www.revolutionofthepresent.org and share thoughts @RevOfThePresent.

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January 27, 2016 at 3:18 pm

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Frost & Sullivan Lauds GE for Developing an Innovative Software Technology Platform Designed for Industrial Data and Analytics

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-Predix cloud capabilities can be applied across industrial world

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the industrial software market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes GE with the 2015 Global Frost & Sullivan Growth Excellence Award for Application Convergence. GE has demonstrated impressive foresight in introducing Predix, a disruptive software platform that captures and analyzes the unique volume, velocity and variety of machine data generated across the industrial world. Predix connects machines of any vintage and from any vendor within a secure, industrial-strength cloud environment, presenting customers with a comprehensive view of all the available assets for centralized and optimized operations. Through partnerships with Intel, AT&T, Vodafone, Verizon, Pivotal, SoftBank and Cisco, Predix creates a wholesome ownership experience, while its pre-packaged services offer a holistic service.

GE
GE

GE’s Predix cloud is purpose-built for industrial data and analytics across industry verticals such as energy, healthcare, manufacturing, aviation and transportation to ensure helping them understand safe practices for machine-to-machine connectivity.

Predix cloud delivers a unique approach to industrial cyber security. The industrial Platform-as-a-Service capabilities have security embedded at every level of the cloud stack. This specialized approach provides insight into data loss and helps monitor, detect and isolate malware or malicious activities, and brings customers to a more advanced, modern place with cyber security.

Predix can be deployed on machines, on premise, or in cloud to connect the devices and machines on the floor. Besides device integration, it facilitates data assimilation and management, data analytics, and mobility.

“As the transformation of industries is a continuous process, Predix connects both legacy machines as well as new ones on an industrial scale through its various applications that synthesize protocols to procure the data from the devices,” said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Ashay Abbhi. “Importantly, in line with its vision to truly create an industrial application ecosystem of the future, GE invites system integrators, service providers, customers and industrial developers to build applications on its platform and open up a collaborative innovation system.”

Acknowledging the scale and volume of industrial data, Predix cloud was purpose-built to store, analyze, and manage machine data in real time. From capturing and analyzing time series data from a locomotive with thousands of sensors to delivering large object data like a 3D MRI image to a doctor for diagnosis, Predix cloud is built for the variety, volume, and velocity of industrial data. Moreover, Predix has placed considerable emphasis on user experience (UX), and has standardized its software experience to present a complex technology in a compelling way.

Leveraging its domain expertise as a 130-year industrial manufacturer and years of software experience, GE has built Predix to offers services not only to customers, but also developers so that they can install wide-ranging analytics for industrial purposes. Predix eliminates barriers to entry for developers, making it easier for them to build, test and deploy industrial apps in the cloud, and paving the way for entirely new innovations across the Industrial Internet.

“GE pioneered the platform-based approach in the market to drive an integrated ecosystem of industry-specific applications,” noted Abbhi. “The stewardship displayed by Predix in building out the industrial cloud with layered provisioning and security has placed it in a strong position to become the industry standard for connecting people, processes and technologies.”

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has introduced an application that showcases its completeness of vision, ecosystem maturity, ability to replace existing market incumbents, and provide a path to long-term sustenance. The recipient’s disruptive applications have significantly enhanced its brand, creating and/or nurturing brand loyalty. Customers perceive the application to have the potential to create new revenue streams and are proud to own the company’s solution.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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January 27, 2016 at 2:48 pm

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1 month until Digital Marketing World Forum starts!

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — The Marina Mandarin, Singapore, will host the first Digital Marketing World Forum (#DMWF) conference of the 2016 series on 29th Feb and 1st March 2016. #DMWF is a global digital and social marketing conference series which brings together the worldwide marketing community and allows them to equip themselves to tackle the challenges that the digital future presents. We’ll be examining the latest trends and technology, from content and data marketing to influencer marketing and customer experience.

THE AGENDA
The digital marketing agenda includes case-study led content, interactive debates and structured innovation labs. The conference programme features a wide array of expertise in the keynote track, examining topics including:

THE SPEAKERS
There’s a great new line up of speakers lined-up across the series, all of whom are senior brand representatives. Some of the top speakers for 2016 include the following:

  • Rahul Asthana | Regional Marketing Director, Kimberly Clark
  • Joseph Toh | Head of Strategy & Innovation, Credit Suisse
  • Chwee Ling Lim | Marketing Innovation Head, Diageo
  • Paras Sharma | Vice-president, MTV, Comedy Central & Digital Media, Viacom
  • Rod Strother | VP Digital Transformation, StarHub
  • Emma Heap | Managing Director, FoodPanda Singapore
  • Sanchit Sanga | Chief Digital Officer, Mindshare Asia-Pacific
  • Christian Hauville | Regional Head of eCommerce, Levi Strauss & Co.

There are many more and some still even to be announced. Find the full list of speakers here.

LIKE WHAT YOU HEAR?
Join the hundreds of visitors by booking a day (or two) at one of the world’s leading digital and social marketing events — register now!

If Singapore isn’t for you, don’t worry — 2016 sees the addition of three other events, located in three other beautiful cities:

For more information on #DMWF 2016, including details of how to attend, exhibit or sponsor, please visithttp://www.digitalmarketing-conference.com.

Notes to editors:
#DMWF is part of an international event series owned and organised by Six Degrees Events.

Contacts
Matt Jakubiec
mattj@sixdegs.com
+44 (0) 117 973 2353

Source: Six Degrees

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January 27, 2016 at 2:06 pm

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Mobile Cloud, Streaming Media, and IM Show Greatest Increases in Frequency of Use in US and Western Europe

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-Perceived Value of Service Will Differentiate from the Competition

BOSTON /PRNewswire/ — A new report from the Media and Services UX (MSX) group at Strategy Analytics (www.strategyanalytics.com) investigating the use of mobile services in the US and Western Europe, has found that while the frequency of mobile services use in the US is much greater than Western Europe, Western Europe continues to increase its frequency of use of mobile services at a much more rapid rate.

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Media rich services such as cloud storage and maps, along with enhanced messaging features within instant messaging (IM) have shown strong increases in the US over the past year. In Western Europe, strong growth areas also exist within mobile cloud services, but additionally focus on media rich services including music and video streaming, primarily due to an increase in the availability of such services throughout this region. This increase in availability creates greater competition and has resulted in more appealing pricing models for the consumer – including free and/or ad-supported services.

Click here for the report: http://bit.ly/1n2f6VO

Christopher Dodge, Associate Director, MSX and report author, commented, “Throughout 2015, ongoing consumer research on mobile media & services has focused on pricing models of mobile cloud and streaming media. While differentiating features can be attractive to consumers, often the primary driver for the adoption of a specific service is pricing or its perceived value by the consumer. In many instances perceived value can become the primary differentiating feature amongst competing services.”

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 Media & Services UX

The Media & Services UX group 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

Press Contacts

US Contact: Christopher Dodge, +1 617 614 0711, cdodge@strategyanalytics.com

European Contact: Kevin Nolan, +44(0) 1908 423 609, knolan@strategyanalytics.com

Source: Strategy Analytics

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January 27, 2016 at 2:05 pm

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AIRSYS Took Top Honors in Product Line Strategy at Frost & Sullivan’s 2015 Excellence in Best Practices Awards Banquet

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-AIRSYS’ commitment to providing unparalleled customer satisfaction and leading-edge technologies helps the company replicate its domestic success in the global market

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — Frost & Sullivan presented AIRSYS with the 2015 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Line Strategy Leadership at the 2015 Excellence in Best Practices Awards onTuesday, November 17 2015. Chen Yunshui, CEO, AIRSYS Refrigeration Engineering Technology (Beijing) Co. Ltd. accepted the honor on behalf of AIRSYS at a glittering ceremony at the Jumeirah Frankfurt, attended by the who’s who of Europe’s and Africa’s premier companies and their leaders.

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AIRSYS’ industry-leading product line of cooling solutions addresses all the cooling requirements of both commercial and industrial businesses with its superior reliability, energy savings, extensive working range and extended lifetime. The company has fully leveraged the technological advantages and breadth of its products and solutions to expand its geographic footprint outside of China, its home market.

AIRSYS’ product line comprises computer room AC (CRAC) units, free cooling chillers, free cooling dry coolers, ice storage tanks, in-row units, in-rack units, adiabatic cooling units and monitoring systems. They have found application in data centers, telecom, healthcare, manufacturing and industrial process control centers, and are ideal for precision environment facilities such as museums, wine cellars, libraries, laboratories, calibration chambers and machine shops. Strategically, AIRSYS has sharpened its focus on the data center and telecom segments by developing new products with advanced technologies for them.

“AIRSYS has a truly optimized product portfolio, as its products have the prices and functionality range to suit every business need,” said Frost & Sullivan Senior Industry Analyst Gautham Gnanajothi. “It offers both cost-effective products targeting customers in developing economies as well as highly sophisticated, energy-efficient, and intelligently controlled products for customers in developed countries.”

Indeed, the company has specifically engineered products for markets such as India and Africa at nearly half the price of competing products without compromising quality and reliability. Simultaneously, it has highlighted its technology and innovation prowess in its products for customers in developed countries such as the US, UK and Germany.

The company has a strong R&D team with more than 90 registered patents. It employs electronically commutated motors in all its fans, which increase the energy efficiency on a cubic scale by drastically reducing energy consumption. Its unique supply air pressure control system aids automatic adjustment of the fan speed to lower the fan’s energy consumption.

AIRSYS’ use of DC inverter compressors in its products also enhances energy efficiency, especially when operating at partial load conditions. Similarly, to control the super-heat of the refrigeration circuit precisely, it uses electronic expansion valves (EEV) as opposed to thermal expansion valves, which, in turn, improves system efficiency by another 3 percent to 5 percent. The other notable energy-saving technology in its products is the refrigerant pumping group, which facilitates the circulation of refrigerant during winter, bypassing compressor functions.

AIRSYS has implemented a thorough quality assurance system in all its business processes, with its products receiving both international and regional certifications. Its air-cooled chiller (with free cooling) employs a patented three-way adjustment technology, while its precision AC with built-in, fresh-air, free cooling system adopts an integrated design that eliminates the need for a connection among the cooling pipelines.

“We are excited to recognize AIRSYS for its product line strategy, which has been honed by deep insight into the product needs and demands of its customers in the global cooling solutions market. AIRSYS has leveraged its technological strengths and optimized its product line to serve the broadest range of industrial and commercial customers,” said Frost & Sullivan Global President and Managing Partner Krishna Srinivasan.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed a comprehensive product line that caters to the breadth of the market it serves. The award recognises the extent to which the product line meets customer base demands, the overall impact it has in terms of customer value, as well as increased market share.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About AIRSYS

AIRSYS is one of the leading international ICT cooling solution providers and provides different solutions for data centers, mobile shelters, outdoor telecom cabinets, large medical equipment and other industrial applications.  AIRSYS has over 50,000 WPUs and 12,000 FCBs installed worldwide. AIRSYS’s R&D team has undertaken a continuing effort to produce new and innovative products. At the same time they continue to improve upon existing product lines in order to anticipate and satisfy the changing needs of the many industries we serve. Research and Development is an ongoing process, with new products announced periodically.

For more information on AIRSYS, please visit their corporate headquarters website: www.air-sys.com

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

Contact Us:     Start the discussion

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January 27, 2016 at 2:02 pm

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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes eClinicalWorks’ Cloud-based EHR for Highest Market Share

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-eClinicalWorks’ scalable and uniform technology solutions offer tremendous value to customers

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the cloud ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) solutions market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes eClinicalWorks with the 2015 US Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Leadership for capturing the highest market share (10 percent) among all cloud-based EHR vendors. eClinicalWorks’ comprehensive cloud-based technology solutions, coupled with pioneering implementation support services, have helped it firmly entrench itself at the top of the leader board.

eClinicalWorks
eClinicalWorks

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“eClinicalWorks’ v10 EHR platform is a highly agile and customizable EHR suite that drives compliance, streamlines clinical workflow and aids integrated practice management,” said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Koustav Chatterjee. “Furthermore, the company offers transparent and competitive pricing to help ambulatory practices optimize profitability, while its widespread service network reinforces its impressive brand value. More than 115,000 physicians currently use its solutions at more than 50,000 care facilities.”

eClinicalWorks’ strategy of incorporating customer feedback in product feature enhancements has allowed it to realize early that providers are seeking a healthcare IT system that is easy to deploy, interoperable, auto-scalable, remotely accessible and, most importantly, cost effective. The eClinicalWorks v10, which was developed in response to this demand, is not only cost effective but also caters to the evolving regulatory and operational landscape. Additionally, the company introduced the platform- and device-agnostic eClinicalWorks 10e, which combines population health and patient engagement for a unified user experience.

Patient engagement is another key focus area for eClinicalWorks. The company’s healow suite of patient engagement tools comprises a patient check-in kiosk, online appointment booking, telehealth solutions, and mobile applications that directly connect patients to health records as well as facilitate two-way communications between providers and patients. Providers can opt for the entire portfolio of solutions or just a few components, in line with their needs and budget. Currently, 45 million patients have access to their health data via healow.

One of the challenges to the migration from traditional solutions to a more robust EHR solution is the high cost of data conversion from on-premises EHRs to cloud-based EHRs. eClinicalWorks is one of the few vendors that aims to eliminate this concern by presenting free data conversion support to potential customers. Furthermore, implementation training and related services are delivered on-site at no additional cost, thus attracting business from ambulatory practices that are not convinced about the value of online training.

eClinicalWorks offers award-winning product features and repeatedly ranks on the list of the top five ambulatory EHR suites in the United States. While almost 61 percent of providers fail to attest for Meaningful Use (MU) stage 2 objectives due to their unqualified incumbent vendors, eClinicalWorks has secured the second position in terms of total MU stage 2 attestations in 2014.

“eClinicalWorks strives to expand its customer base and ensure consistent performance with the help of state-of-the-art technologies. Significantly, eClinicalWorks’ solutions are compatible with each other and function as a single, integrated healthcare delivery system,” noted Koustav Chatterjee. “The company also promotes private cloud platforms to help providers communicate securely. Thus, it aspires to neutralize the risk of data security inherent in multiple, third-party technology intervention.”

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About eClinicalWorks
eClinicalWorks® is a privately-held leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions. With more than 115,000 physicians using its solutions, customers include ACOs, physician practices, out-patient departments of hospitals, community health centers, departments of health and convenient care clinics. Fourteen eClinicalWorks customers have received the prestigious HIMSS Davies Awards during the past eight years, honoring excellence in electronic health record implementation. The company is second largest in the country for e-prescribing. Based in Westborough, Mass., eClinicalWorks has additional offices in Austin, New York City, Chicago, California, Georgia and London. For more information, please visit www.eclinicalworks.comFacebookTwitter or call 866-888-6929.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

Contact Us:     Start the discussion

Join Us:           Join our community

Subscribe:       Newsletter on “the next big thing”

Register:         Gain access to visionary innovation

Contact:

Mireya Espinoza
P: +1 210. 247.3870
F: +1 210.348.1003
E: mireya.espinoza@frost.com

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January 27, 2016 at 1:59 pm

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Divestment appetite more than doubles in 2016 with companies funding growth through strategic sales

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— 49% of companies plan to divest within the next two years
— 70% of corporates use divestments to fund growth
— Access to data is the biggest portfolio review challenge

LONDON/PRNewswire/ — Divestments are top of mind in corporates’ capital agenda strategy this year as companies seek to extract maximum value from strategic sales, according to EY’s 2016 Global Corporate Divestment Study, Learning from private equity: experts at extracting hidden value, an annual survey of corporate and private equity executives.

Reflecting the increasing focus on M&A as a route to reshaping businesses, 49% of companies are now planning to divest within the next two years – a significant increase from the 20% reported in last year’s survey. Only 5% of companies do not expect to make any divestments in the next two years compared to 56% in 2015. This suggests a greater appetite to strengthen and remodel core businesses in a rapidly changing environment.

Divestments are increasingly being employed as an essential path to growth, with 70% of companies using them to grow their core business, invest in new products and markets, and acquire a complementary business. Among companies that completed a divestment last year 39% re-invested the divestment proceeds back into the core business, 20% invested in new products, markets or geographies and 11% made an acquisition. Overall, 84% said they believe it created long-term value in the remaining business.

Pip McCrostie, EY’s Global Vice Chair – Transaction Advisory Services, says:

“Divestments are a strategic route to generate long-term growth. They are increasingly being used to fund new opportunities, to stay ahead of changes in consumer preferences and to drive innovation. Astute reallocation of capital and a disciplined review of portfolio assets will be a priority in 2016.”

Opportunistic divesting still main reason for sale

Companies who used their last divestment to fund an acquisition were most successful: they were 62% more likely to have experienced a higher-than-expected valuation multiple on the remaining business post-sale than a company that used the funds to pay down debt. For companies that divested 10% of their enterprise value, the markets have reacted favorably, with stock prices for these companies outperforming the public index by 612 basis points more than they did in the one-year period pre-sale. For those that divested 20%, the numbers were even more favorable, outperforming the previous year by 1,104 basis points.

Opportunistic divesting – including unsolicited approaches – is still the main reason for the sale with almost a third (31%) of companies taking this route. The survey finds that an opportunistic divestment is least likely to positively affect the remaining company’s valuation multiple after the sale.

Paul Hammes, EY’s Global Divestiture Advisory Services Leader, says: “With markets rewarding divestments that represent bold portfolio decisions and strong strategic rationale, all signs point to a strong 2016 ahead. That said, maximizing the value of a divestment is firmly rooted in having an in-depth understanding of the business’s value. Too often, sellers leave money on the table, particularly when they are enticed by unsolicited offers.”

Access to data the biggest portfolio review challenge

Forty-nine percent of respondents say access to accurate and comprehensive data is a major portfolio review challenge, according to the survey. Patchy data is the biggest cause for divestment dilemmas, with 81% of executives indicating that poor-quality data makes it difficult to use analytics effectively. Additionally, 42% of executives say they need to apply sophisticated analytical tools to their portfolio review processes to measure performance.

Hammes says: “Information is how value is realized or lost in the age of cloud computing, Internet of Things and big data. You need to know your business better than anyone else. Looking at what outside influences know about your company, say about its good or services and how these insights might lead to growth prospects or vulnerabilities will help ensure you sell your company at the right time for the right price.”

The survey finds that priority analytics capabilities are not areas of strength for respondents. For instance, 65% say their social media and customer perception analysis is very ineffective. Social media is being largely overlooked, but 19% of corporates expect to invest in this capability in the coming two years.

Disciplined approach yields success

The survey findings clearly indicate that companies that divest strategically – including reviewing portfolios, preparing assets for sale and carefully considering how to use sale proceeds – are much more likely to execute divestments that positively affect their remaining business over the long term. Fifty-six percent of corporate respondents say shortcomings in the portfolio review process resulted in failure to achieve intended divestment goals, with 44% indicating one of the biggest obstacles is making the portfolio review a strategic imperative. The survey found a clear link between frequent portfolio reviews and divestment success. Among the respondents who experience high-performing deals, 48% carried out reviews quarterly and 37% annually.

Underscoring the value of well-prepared divestments, 75% companies generate a sale price above expectations when they focus on creating value before the sale, and 33% of companies generate a sale price above expectations with an operational separation plan.

Shareholder activism continues to prompt divestments

Reminiscent of 2015, shareholder activism continues to drive divestments. The survey finds that investors are more likely to positively perceive an activist-triggered divestment compared to opportunistic divestment. Divestments are the second most frequent change sought by activists and 51% of high-performing deals were triggered by shareholder activism-related concerns in the last year.

Hammes says: “As we look ahead to 2016, the continued pressure to fuel growth – amplified by bold and aggressive activist investors who quickly look to divestments for value – will not go away. With limited time and resources, corporates must carefully deploy all available tools – from advanced analytics to regular portfolio reviews – to uncover a dynamic ‘value story’ for today’s discerning buyers. If executed properly, this front-end planning can lead to significant long-term success.”

View the report online at www.ey.com/divest. Follow us on Twitter: @EY_TAS.

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Flora Wilke

EY Global Media Relations       

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January 27, 2016 at 11:53 am

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Australia Launches New International Tourism Campaign

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SYDNEY  /PRNewswire/ — Tourism Australia has launched its latest campaign, which is focused on highlighting the country’s world-class aquatic and coastal experiences, in a bid to lure more international visitors to Australia.

Experience the interactive Multimedia News Release here: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7742051-tourism-australia/

The new creative, the latest instalment in Tourism Australia’s global There’s Nothing like Australia campaign, was officially unveiled at an event in New York on Australia Day eve attended by Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs the Hon. Julie Bishop.

Guests at the event were treated to immersive ‘virtual reality’ displays and aquatic-themed images being projected onto the ice rink at the famous Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park alongside the reveal of a new broadcast ad, featuring a voiceover by Australian actor and new Tourism Australia global ambassador Chris Hemsworth. The event was hosted by Australian chef Curtis Stone and guests enjoyed a specially designed Australian menu by Luke Mangan.

Tourism Australia Managing Director, John O’Sullivan, said the new campaign would focus upon one ofAustralia’s key competitive advantages.

“Already 70 per cent of our international visitors enjoy an aquatic or coastal experience as part of their trip toAustralia, so this is a campaign we know will resonate strongly across all our key markets.

“While Australia is known for its natural beauty, the world still doesn’t have a full appreciation of the breadth, depth and quality of our aquatic and coastal experiences. They’ve always been an important part of our destination story but they’ve never before taken centre stage,” he said.

Mr O’Sullivan said that Chris Hemsworth’s voiceover for the new broadcast ad would provide an authentic and influential voice to help tell the country’s story and demonstrate to the world that Australia is ‘a place you feel’.

“I have always been so proud to be Australian and it’s a pretty special feeling knowing that I will have a role in promoting my country to the world and encouraging more people to come down under and experience our amazing beaches and landscapes for themselves,” said Chris Hemsworth.

The campaign will sit alongside and complement existing Tourism Australia marketing activities, including its current promotion of food and wine and Indigenous experiences, providing an additional proof point to demonstrate why There’s Nothing like Australia.

“Our long term campaign, There’s Nothing like Australia, was always designed to provide a platform from which we could evolve our tourism message. We did this most recently with Restaurant Australia and now with a dedicated focus on Australia’s distinctive and high quality aquatic and coastal experiences,” Mr O’Sullivan said.

The newly filmed campaign features over a dozen distinct experiences representing every Australian state and territory. These include: a helicopter ride over the 12 Apostles; swimming in Sydney Harbour; snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef; kayaking through Katherine Gorge; driving on the beach in South Australia; cycling around Lake Burley Griffin; sailing through the sparkling blue waters of Rottnest Island; and walking the recently launched Three Capes Track in Tasmania.

Tourism Australia Chief Marketing Officer, Lisa Ronson, said the campaign would be brought to life using ground-breaking virtual reality (VR) technology and compelling user generated content (UCG) on a size and scale never before seen in destination marketing.

“The world of destination marketing is increasingly competitive. We have to constantly push ourselves to find new ways to gain a competitive edge in the global travel market.

Australia has always had the advantage of being a highly desirable destination. The challenge is how to create a sense of urgency to visit that counters those perceived barriers such as time, distance and cost.

“This campaign has been designed to be incredibly immersive and capture what it feels like to be in Australia and to experience for yourself being on, in or near the water.

“By using VR and 360 technology we hope to inspire prospective travellers considering Australia for their next holiday and get them to take that crucial next step towards making a booking,” Ms Ronson said.

Tourism Australia will spend A$40 million over the next six months rolling out the new campaign – starting in the US with a joint campaign with Virgin Australia and then across other key international markets, including the UK,China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Malaysia and New Zealand.

More details of the campaign are available at www.tourism.australia.com/Aquatic

For media materials, including broadcast quality footage of the new broadcast ad, interviews, images and factsheets please visit http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7742051-tourism-australia/

Source: Tourism Australia

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January 27, 2016 at 11:50 am

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Asia Plantation Capital Defends Its Title As ‘Best Sustainable Forestry Management Team’ 2015

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GENEVA /PRNewswire/ — APC Group SA, an integral part of the global Plantation Capital Group and an award-winning sustainable plantation management company, officially opened its new management Head Office this month in Geneva, Switzerland. As a major, global economic hub, Geneva was identified as the ideal location for the strategic move in response to the increasing demand for Asia Plantation Capital and the Group’s numerous and growing range of end products in the European market.

APC Group SA newly opened office in Geneva, Switzerland, overlooking Lake Geneva and the city's iconic Jet d'Eau.
APC Group SA newly opened office in Geneva, Switzerland, overlooking Lake Geneva and the city’s iconic Jet d’Eau.

The office will be responsible for the marketing and distribution of its 100% pure, natural Oud oil, essential oils, bakhoor (the Arabic name given to woodchips soaked in fragrant oils), agarwood chips, incense and other timber products including bamboo and hardwood floorings, engineered construction boards and sustainable charcoal, as well as the Group’s range of eco-friendly products under its associate company, Eco Tech Asia, Boo-Tex  and its partner, French niche luxury perfume house, Fragrance Du Bois.

Agarwood chips from award-winning sustainable plantation management company, Asia Plantation Capital.
Agarwood chips from award-winning sustainable plantation management company, Asia Plantation Capital.

As part of the Group’s wider expansion plans, the office will also act as the independent management and administration centre for the Group’s global operations, including Africa Plantation Capital and America Plantation Capital, and will be home to its corporate governance and compliance teams.

Located in the central business district of Geneva, on the historic Quai Gustave-Ador, the office overlooks Lake Geneva and the city’s iconic Jet d’Eau. Geneva plays host to some of the world’s most luxurious and recognisable brands, as well as leading financial, governmental and environmental institutions.

Gary Crates, Chief Executive Officer, APC Group Europe, said, “We are thrilled to finally be operational inGeneva, and have every confidence that our Swiss headquarters will serve as a bridge between Europe, America, Africa and Asia that will provide some great opportunities going forward. We firmly believe that Genevais the prime location to establish our marketing team that is focused on distributing the group’s range of sustainable end products. These include the APC ‘Boo Bike’, bamboo luggage, and a new revolutionary sustainable fabric brand called ‘Boo-Tex’, in addition to teak and hardwood flooring, as well as our signature, 100% pure, natural Oud oil and other essential oils. Geneva is also a significant strategic location for us, as CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is based in this thriving city. All our Oud (Agarwood) products are certified and approved by this body, that has become so vital in the fight against illegal trade, and we share with it the values of sustainability and the importance of known provenance.”

One of Asia Plantation Capital's eco-friendly products – the APC ‘Boo Bike', made entirely from bamboo and other sustainable materials.
One of Asia Plantation Capital’s eco-friendly products – the APC ‘Boo Bike’, made entirely from bamboo and other sustainable materials.

“Another deciding factor,” he continued, “was Geneva’s skilled workforce and its reputation for excellent logistics, as well as its global reputation for fairness and transparency; reflecting everything that we stand for as a company. With a growing number of clients in Europe, the headquarters will also be tailored to meet the specific needs of the European market, in addition to providing local support and administration to Asia Plantation Capital and the Plantation Capital Group’s growing client base in the region.”

“We look forward to the visits of our current and future clients to our Geneva office,” he concluded. “This new office is a testament to our successful growth as an organisation, and the ambitions we have to scale even greater heights in the coming years.”

Group of European clients on an Asia Plantation Capital plantation tour in Thailand.
Group of European clients on an Asia Plantation Capital plantation tour in Thailand.

 

Over the last few months, Asia Plantation Capital has been welcoming European-based plantation owners and some of the most influential European investment and fund managers to its Southeast Asian facilities in Thailand,Malaysia and Singapore. Along with state officers and private bankers, many of Europe’s movers and shakers have been hosted and regaled with the full ‘From Soil, to Oil, to You’ experience.

The wider Plantation Capital Group, which includes Africa Plantation Capital and America Plantation Capital, has some major projects and investments to announce in the near future, focused on sustainable biomass production and the development of new and exciting end products, in the USA and Africa.

Officially established in 2008 (although operating privately since 2002), the Plantation Capital Group has more than 2,000 members of staff worldwide, in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Laos, India, Cambodia, Sir Lanka, Vietnam, North America and Europe. With 126 plantations across the globe, the company has also opened the largest agarwood processing factory in Southeast Asia, to meet the growing demands of sustainable agarwood and Oud oil production.

Notes for Editors:

For further information, please contact:

Charlotte Médigue
Email: charlotte.medigue@apcgroup.ch
Tel: +41 22 707 7330

About Plantation Capital Group

The Plantation Capital Group is a multi-award-winning sustainable plantation operator and management company, with projects across four continents in Thailand, Malaysia, China, Laos, India, Cambodia, Sri Lanka,Vietnam, North America, Africa and Europe, and a global workforce in excess of 2,000.

With a focus on commercial plantation projects and vertically integrated businesses that offer a combination of commercial, environmental and community benefits, it is one of the largest producers of oud oil, agarwood and bamboo today — testimony to which has been the recent opening of the largest agarwood processing factory inSoutheast Asia and its newly established office in Geneva, Switzerland.

The group is now expanding with major investment projects in Africa and the USA as well as continued and sustainable expansion in Asia, with 2 new entities joining Asia Plantation Capital namely Africa Plantation Capital in Kenya and America Plantation Capital in the USA.

About Fragrance Du Bois

Fragrance Du Bois is a niche, luxury perfume house born from the richest essences of nature, producing fragrances crafted by fifth generation perfumers from the 17th century French traditions of Grasse. All Fragrance Du Bois’ fragrances are created using 100% pure, organic oud oil and other sustainably-sourced ingredients from plantations managed by the award-winning Asia Plantation Capital.

Since the beginning of 2015, Fragrance Du Bois has decided to expand its offerings by forging partnerships with other like-minded international brands that share the same values and commitment to quality in the luxury fragrance sector.

With flagship boutiques in Singapore and Malaysia, Fragrance Du Bois is looking forward to further development in Europe and its current fragrance lounges in Dubai, Hong Kong and Thailand. Fragrance Du Bois creates only the finest experience in bespoke perfumery, all the while staying true to its ethos of, ‘personal luxury with a conscience’.

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Source: APC Group SA

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January 27, 2016 at 11:45 am

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