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Futureproofing the Green Building Industry: Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia 2016 Returns as a Regenerative Force in the Age of IoT

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Against a backdrop of accelerating climate change and rapidly increasing population growth, the call for more energy and cost-efficient buildings in Southeast Asia is immediate. With IDC’s prediction that Asia Pacific will become the frontline for the Internet of Things (IoT) by 2020[1], the green building industry can expect an increased adoption of green technologies with a growing focus on IoT.

Returning in its ninth edition, the upcoming Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia 2016 will be held at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre Singapore from 7 to 9 September. In light of a rapidly-advancing infocomm technology landscape, BEX Asia is uniquely poised to deliver ideas and solutions to futureproof the built environment with an increased focus on smart yet energy-efficient technologies.

The event will see the convergence of green building experts, policy-makers, academics and built environment practitioners of international recognition for a discussion of new ways to tackle these issues. Exhibitors will showcase ways in which green buildings and new technologies can work in tandem for a regenerative approach to building designs, propelling the industry beyond the existing sustainability agenda.

The opening ceremony will be graced by Minister for National Development, Mr Lawrence Wong.

An energy-efficient event strategy that can take the heat

The future of the green building industry is facing a high degree of complexity and uncertainty due to climate change and the disruptive nature of innovation. As regenerative solutions take centerstage this year, visitors to BEX Asia will see a strategic three-way rollout of the exhibition and seminar to focus on green architectures, smart technologies and energy efficient solutions.

On the exhibition floor: One-stop business exchange platform  

Continuing the tradition of previous exhibitions, BEX Asia 2016 will also house dedicated market pavilions frommainland China, Taiwan and Singapore, consolidating in-country exhibitors for an overview of game-changing solutions of local relevance to the regional audience.

“We aim to lead the charge for sustainable coating solutions for greener architectures through our innovative products. Our eco-friendly products can improve the quality of life, and we’re very excited to be at BEX Asia 2016 to share our expertise and network with the community,” said Kel Low, Senior Manager, Specifier Relations, Nippon Paint.

Echoing similar sentiments is Alex Lau, CEO, Anacle Systems, a home-grown green technology firm determined to resolve energy wastage with its smart energy management system. “BEX Asia serves as a launch pad for transformation in areas of energy efficiency and smart technology. Our generation is technologically-savvy and it is important to have energy saving abilities like smart meters and energy tracking systems at our fingertips. BEX Asia is an ideal place for us to be part of dialogues to drive breakthroughs in next-gen energy management.”

Anacle Systems and Nippon Paint will be joined by returning and new exhibitors including Akzo Nobel Paints,Camfil, Fuji SMBE, Kansai Paint, LifeSmart Singapore, Mun Hean, Parex Group, REC, and ST Electronics at BEX Asia 2016.

On the seminar ground: Thought provoking insights exchange   

According to the Global Green Building Market Outlook 2020 published by Research and Markets, the worldwide green building market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of about 13 percent from 2015 to 2020[2]. This growth can partly be attributed to rising awareness of the implications of climate change, and the understanding that green buildings can result in lower level of greenhouse emissions.

To continue to advance such knowledge, industry innovators will gather at the ‘Green View’ to share related insights from which our man-made environment is founded on.  Seminar goers can expect topics ranging from an education of materials necessary for green architectures by San Marco Paints and Graphenstone, to visionary tales of a smart community by Lux Research and getting to the heart of the energy efficiency boom by AECOM.

To complement these discussions, event organisers have also enhanced the business matching programme. Set to attract the region’s key suppliers and marketers, BEX Asia 2016 is expected to surpass more than US$125m in green building business transactions. Visitors can expect one-to-one business matching, as well as key networking with regional delegations including Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and beyond Asia from Italy.

“Beyond sustainability and the recognised need to reduce carbon footprint, there is a greater call to strengthen competitiveness and collaboration between private and public stakeholders for collective action. We want to walk the talk and ensure that BEX Asia continues to be relevant. The solid foundation we’ve built will help us continue conversations for a better tomorrow for future generations,” said Louise Chua, Business Development Director and Project Director, Reed Exhibitions, organiser of BEX Asia 2016.

Supported by prominent organisations in the industry, BEX Asia 2016 is one of the anchor events of the Singapore Green Building Week (SGBW).

Aimed at inspiring green building leaders around the region, BEX Asia 2016 will be held alongside the second edition of Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia, the leading trade exhibition dedicated to energy efficient solutions in HVAC-R, plumbing technology, sanitary accessories, and renewable energy, as well as theInternational Green Building Conference (IGBC) organised by the Building and Construction Authority ofSingapore. Both exhibitions will play host to more than 450 exhibiting companies across the region to a congregation of over 12,000 trade visitors.

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[1] Asia/Pacific Becomes the Frontline for IoT, with Industry to Connect 8.6 Billion Things and Create an USD583 Billion Market Opportunity by 2020, Says IDC

[2] Global Green Building Market Outlook 2020

About Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia

BEX Asia is Southeast Asia’s premier business platform for the green building and construction industry. It is a one-stop sourcing destination for cutting-edge products, innovative technologies and sustainable designs in building materials, energy efficiency systems, fittings and fixtures, and much more. It is an event that enhances your competitive edge in the world of Build Green. BEX Asia brings together skilled professionals, key industry practitioners, major specifiers and buyers from the region to build networks and create business opportunities, in support of the global trend to build greener communities for a greener future.

About Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer, with over 500 events in 43 countries. In 2015, Reed brought together over seven million event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today, Reed’s events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific andAfrica and organized by 41 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of the RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across

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July 6, 2016 at 4:35 pm

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World Travellers Can Discover Island Intensity as Johnnie Walker Island Green Launches in Duty Free

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ —

Johnnie Walker introduces first Blended Malt Scotch Whisky exclusive to world travellers

Tempted to explore the fascinating world of Single Malt Scotch Whisky, but overwhelmed by choice? Johnnie Walker, the world’s No. 1 Scotch Whisky brand has introduced the perfect solution in an exciting new addition to its world famous portfolio – Johnnie Walker Island Green.

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A rare blend of rich single malt whiskies from the four corners of Scotland, Johnnie Walker Island Green provides drinkers with a distinctive flavour experience allowing them to explore the character of these celebrated malts in a signature Johnnie Walker style. A duty free exclusive, Johnnie Walker Island Green is available solely to travellers, adding to its exclusiveness.

Aromas of wood smoke, pepper and spice mingle with layers of orchard fruit, gentle vanilla and sandalwood while the taste experience delivers all the character of a single malt but with greater depth and complexity amplified by the unique Island style.

Showcasing the same blended malt craftsmanship as the critically acclaimed Johnnie Walker Green Label, the exclusive taste of Johnnie Walker Island Green offers a more intense expression with a greater influence of smoky maritime malt whisky. This is balanced with robust fruity Highland malts including Clynelish™, lighter Lowland malts represented by Glenkinchie™ and the characteristically sweet and fragrant Speyside style of Cardhu™.

Jim Beveridge, Johnnie Walker Master Blender, said: “As whisky makers, we’re passionate about flavour. We captured the distinctive style of individual mature malts from the four main whisky regions of Scotland, ensuringJohnnie Walker Island Green offers all the character of a single malt, but with a richer flavour experience.”

Doug Bagley, Managing Director of Diageo Global Travel and Middle East, said: “Johnnie Walker Island Green is the perfect purchase for traditional Johnnie Walker fans or those seeking to explore the world of Scotch malts.

“The blend was recently awarded a ‘Master’ at The Global Scotch Whisky Masters 2016, the highest possible ranking available at this international competition, proving just how special a whisky it is. And, as an exclusive product to travellers which cannot be purchased outside of duty free, this is truly a unique addition to the Johnnie Walker range.”

Best enjoyed neat or on the rocks, global travellers can now discover true island intensity through the taste ofJohnnie Walker Island Green.  Pick up a bottle in selected airports now and in duty free stores worldwide from July 2016.

For our global resource that promotes responsible drinking through the sharing of best practice tools, information and initiatives, visit

Celebrating life, every day, everywhere.

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JOHNNIE WALKER ISLAND GREEN is available in 1L bottles

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July 6, 2016 at 4:13 pm

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Vistra Acquires Intro International in Singapore

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ —

Vistra is pleased to announce the acquisition of Intro International, a corporate services provider based in Singapore.

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Intro International is a boutique participant in Singapore’s corporate services industry, providing corporate secretarial, accounting and tax compliance services.  It has a portfolio of international clients, many of whom are trading companies from the UK and Australia looking to establish an operation in Singapore.  The acquisition fits well with Vistra’s strategy to focus on FDI-driven international expansion services and is consistent with other acquisitions carried out in this space over the last 12 months.

Managing Director and founder of Intro International, Duncan Merrin, comments, “I am delighted to have completed this transaction and very much look forward to working with Vistra Group in the future.  Our business has grown strongly in recent years reflecting both our efforts in business development and our team’s strong client service orientation.  The combination with Vistra will enable us to leverage the Group’s wider network by collaborating with their personnel focused on International Expansion Services.”

Martin Crawford, CEO of Vistra, says, “Intro International is a good fit with our Group’s strategic focus, in particular with our International Expansion Services division. Their experienced management and in-depth knowledge of the field will be important assets to our global team, and will drive the evolution of our service offering in Singapore.”

Chris Burton, Managing Director of Vistra Singapore, says, “This transaction not only strengthens our market presence, but the strong relationships Intro International has with various trade bodies can also help us to tap into new client base which will widen our business referrals outside Singapore.”

Duncan Merrin and Yati Merrin will remain with the business for the foreseeable future, with Duncan becoming a consultant to Vistra after the transition period. Graham Harkness, currently Director at Intro International, will take up the role of Director, International Expansion Services, in Vistra Singapore, spearheading the business development effort in this area.

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July 6, 2016 at 3:41 pm

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Mahindra Comviva Bets Big on Big Data Analytics

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-Introduces the MobiLytix(TM) Suite to Drive Superior Customer Experience and Revenue Growth of the Telecom Operators

NEW DELHI /PRNewswire/ — Mahindra Comviva, the global leader in providing mobility solutions, has announced the launch of the MobiLytixTM Suite, a big data-driven mobile analytics solution that generates actionable customer insights. It aggregates subscriber usage data across multiple touch points, enabling deeper and superior customer experience while improving revenue growth of telecom operators.

The MobiLytixTM Suite is a comprehensive business proposition addressing the business needs of service providers. It will enable them to enhance customer experience. Its backbone is an analytical engine aimed at understanding the various events across a customer’s lifecycle and helps develop strategies to maximize a customer’s lifetime value. It also aids chief marketing officers and marketers to analyze hidden revenue generating patterns and formulate the appropriate product and growth strategies. In addition, seamless, real-time and omni-channel execution of personalized contextual marketing promotions ensure faster go-to-market and help operators realize incremental revenue opportunities.

Speaking on the launch, Manoranjan Mao Mohapatra, CEO, Mahindra Comviva said, Globally, operators are increasingly concerned about customer retention. They are also trying to monetize existing customers by crossandup selling additional services. With the MobiLytixTM Suite, we hope to establish a new business niche for customer and channel value management, driven by analytics and actionable insights. With our MobiLytixTM product line, we expect to be a significant player in one of the fastest growing segment in the mobility space.

Mahindra Comviva’s MobiLytixTM Suite enables operators to obtain real-time actionable insights with usage growth of about 5 per cent. In addition, telecom operators can also get significant increase in the response and reach rates. The suite has multiple modules, comprising of Campaign Management, Winback, Churn Prediction, Interactive Notifications, Next Best Offer, Subscriber & Retailer Loyalty Solution, IRIS (Incremental Revenues through Incremental Sales) and Digital Care. MobiLytixTM Suite is a highly scalable solution capable of supporting 20,000 transactions per second on a single deployment while executing more than 600 campaigns simultaneously.

With over 15 years of industry expertise and deep understanding of the telecom ecosystem and customer behavior, Mahindra Comviva has delivered solutions to 110 mobile network operators in over 90 countries.

For further enquiries, please contact:
Sundeep Mehta
Global PR & Corporate Communications
Mahindra Comviva
Contact: +91-124-481-9000


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July 6, 2016 at 3:21 pm

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G2A Announces Game Developer Support System Worldwide

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-New G2A Developer Support System Improves Access to Benefits across Global Digital Gaming Marketplace

RZESZOW, Poland, LONDON and HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — As a leader in the digital gaming marketplace, G2A recognizes its responsibility to serve the greater good for the entire gaming industry. Recent events demonstrated that the company needs to move faster to introduce new benefits designed with developers in mind, and invite them to play an even bigger role in creating the marketplace of the future.


With this in mind, G2A introduced the following benefits and solutions designed to make developers full partners in the digital marketplace, and to extend additional security options. This set of tools, a gaming industry-first, includes:

  1. Royalties on Third-party Auctions: Developers may apply a royalty of up to 10 percent for any of their products sold on the G2A marketplace, which provides a way for developers to monetize third-party transactions.
  2. Priority Placement: Developer-managed auctions will be listed first, above third-party sellers, to provide more visibility and transparency. Developers will also be able to create their own customised storefront featuring all of their products and promotions.
  3. Chargeback Protection: G2A offers G2A Pay with free integration to developers as a protection on their own websites to mitigate their risk factors (especially beneficial for small developers, beginners and those who feel that their security systems are not sufficient).
  4. Dedicated Database Access: Developers will have access to G2A’s database information to verify sales, volume and timing to track the lifecycle of every key and identify illegal practices.
  5. Dedicated Account Managers: The expansion of G2A’s dedicated account manager model to support developers and to resolve any question or issue, especially those related to security concerns.
  6. Developer Funding Option: Many gamers wish to support their favorite developers. For the first time, they will be able to contribute funds directly through an additional button on the developer’s product page.
  7. Expansive Global Access: Multi-language translation program expands exposure for developers to our 10 million global customers who are eager for new games from Indie developers.

G2A supports all members of the gaming community and offers these new benefits to all developers at no additional charge.

“We’d like to extend our thanks to all those who have provided input and feedback to improve the G2A marketplace – gamers, developers and influencers alike,” said Bartosz Skwarczek, CEO, G2A. “As a consequence, G2A has been motivated to adapt to a rapidly-changing landscape, and we need to support developers in new ways, for the good of the industry.”

In addition to these enhanced benefits for developers, G2A also committed to continue to monitor its marketplace extensively for any possible fraudulent activity. In the small fraction of cases where fraud may be detected, G2A investigates and bans offending parties from further participation. The company works with law enforcement globally to track fraud and is committed to ensuring that the marketplace remains safe. Dozens of payment providers work with G2A globally because they have total confidence in the security process.

Jacqueline Purcell, Head of Global Public Relations at G2A, said, “We acknowledge that these are just steps in a journey to create more value and more security for all of our sellers in this fast-changing marketplace, and we will bring you updates as we have new solutions to share. We can always do more.”

Testing will begin within the next two weeks and these solutions will roll out July 29, 2016. Developers interested in participating in the testing process should contact:

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July 6, 2016 at 3:17 pm

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Christian Leicher Now President and CEO of Rohde & Schwarz

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MUNICH /PRNewswire/ — As of July 1, 2016, Christian Leicher and Peter Riedel lead Rohde & Schwarz. Leicher, the new President and CEO, has been a member of the Executive Board since 2005. With his appointment as President and CEO, a managing partner is now taking the helm at Rohde & Schwarz. Riedel remains President and COO. He has worked successfully for Rohde & Schwarz for 25 years and joined the Executive Board two years ago. Manfred Fleischmann, who served as President and CEO for six years, is now retiring. He has decisively contributed to the company’s success for more than three decades.

Rohde & Schwarz

The Rohde & Schwarz electronics group offers innovative solutions in the following business fields: test and measurement, broadcast and media, cybersecurity, secure communications, radiomonitoring and radiolocation. Founded more than 80 years ago, this independent company has an extensive sales and service network and is present in more than 70 countries. The electronics group is among the world market leaders in its established business fields. On June 30, 2015, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 9900 employees. The group achieved net revenue of EUR 1.83 billion in the 2014/2015 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and also has strong regional hubs in Asia and the USA. R&S® is a registered trademark of Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG.


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Phone: +49-89-4129-12232

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July 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm

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IoT Platform Provider Ayla Networks Announces $39 Million in Series C Financing

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-Existing and New Investors Fuel Ayla’s Expanding Iot Product and Customer Successes Worldwide

BEIJING, Ayla Networks now has $39 million more to continue propelling the success of its global Internet of Things (IoT) platform for manufacturers. Ayla’s Series C financing round comes from a broad group of global investors led by Ants Capital, a boutique investment bank and asset management company with headquarters in China and investment interests in China, North America and Europe; co-led by 3NOD, a leading original design manufacturer (ODM) of smart lifestyle products; and joined by new investors Mitsui and Acorn Pacific. Existing Ayla investors Cisco Investments, Crosslink Capital, International Finance Corp. (IFC, a division of World Bank Group), Linear Venture, SAIF Partners/Oriza Ventures, SJF Ventures and Voyager Capital also reinvested in this financing round.

David Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Ayla Networks
David Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Ayla Networks

“Ayla is fast becoming one of the leading IoT platforms for OEMs that are manufacturing and shipping IoT products globally,” said David Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Ayla Networks. “With IoT clouds operating in multiple regions worldwide, and with major customers continuing to expand their Ayla-powered IoT product lines, Ayla believes that the ‘when’ of the IoT is right now–and that Ayla Networks is well positioned to help manufactures take advantage of growing market for connected products.”

“Our strategy at Ants Capital is to focus on the leading platforms in particular market segments and select winners,” said Yin Min, managing partner of Ants Capital. “The Internet of Things will be the next area where major winners will emerge, and we invested in Ayla because it has unmatched traction inside China and globally with leading manufacturers making IoT products. Ayla’s strategy and IoT platform is a clear fit with the direction of manufacturers worldwide.”

Customer Base and Employee Count Growing Rapidly

Ayla has become the number-one IoT platform provider for manufacturers in many markets, including home appliances, residential and commercial HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) systems, water heaters, water softeners, and home fire and safety products. During the past year, the company has announced new or expanded relationships with manufacturing customers that include Changhong, Dimplex, Fujitsu General, Hampton Brinks,Hunter Fan, Kidde, LockState, Ozner, TCL and United Technologies Electronic Controls (UTEC).

Within one year, Ayla has more than doubled its employee headcount. To give its growing staff more room to work, the company recently moved its U.S. headquarters to a new building in Santa Clara, Calif., with 34,000 square feet of office space.

Ayla at the Forefront of IoT Market Growth

“We are at the threshold of a technology explosion that will see, in a few short years, each of us hosting several dozen connected devices in our homes and on our bodies, thanks to the IoT,” said Tom Kerber, director of research at Parks Associates. “But to get there, manufacturers of connected products need to navigate the complexities of the IoT. Both manufacturers and investors recognize the value of a secure, flexible, scalable and cost-effective IoT platform that meets the needs of today’s market–and that can continue to deliver value over the lifetime of a connected product.”

“The IoT market is like a rocket ship, and we’ve seen it gather speed rapidly in recent months,” said Friedman. “Manufacturers that a year ago simply wanted to build a connected product are now discovering the business transformation possible through harnessing the data generated by IoT products.”

Extending the Ayla IoT Ecosystem and Platform Technology

Ayla has enhanced and added partner relationships, including an open cloud-to-cloud partnership with Zonoff, designed to greatly simplify the effort currently involved in enabling smart home systems and solutions to enlarge their ecosystems of connected products; co-development of solutions for IoT manufacturers with Encycle (formerly Regen), a smart energy management company; cooperative development projects with Renesas Electronics America; and the announcement that it is “all-in” with Amazon Web Services (AWS), which is the core cloud infrastructure powering Ayla’s IoT platform globally.

See separate partner and customer quotes providing further reactions to Ayla’s C round funding.

Within the past year, Ayla expanded its IoT platform offerings by launching the Ayla Agile Mobile Application Platform (AMAP) to accelerate the development of mobile control of connected devices; introducing Ayla Insights, a new IoT platform service that turns IoT connected-product data into actionable business intelligence for manufacturers; and adding mobile beacon technology, which automatically activates a connected product’s mobile app when a user’s smartphone is in proximity of a beacon-enabled connected product.

Ayla Continues to Expand Globally

Ayla has now established IoT clouds in North America, China and Europe. In China–where Ayla is the only international IoT platform to have been granted a license to serve as an Internet Content Provider (ICP) in the People’s Republic of China–the company has built out its platform to integrate and align with WeChat, including a single WeChat sign-in so users can control multiple smart home, smart health and other IoT lifestyle products from a single app.

In 2016 Ayla formally established its presence in Japan, with an office in Shin-Yokohama, a regional manager in place and plans to add a fourth Ayla IoT cloud service to support the broader Asia region, including Japan. The company also announced several key partnerships, including Macnica, its first rep firm in Japan, and Revsonic as its initial engineering services and ODM partner in Japan, as well as extensions to Japan of existing relationships with module manufacturer Murata, MCU provider Renesas, and customers including Fujitsu General and an unannounced leading Japanese manufacturer.

Earlier, Ayla opened and staffed a new office in Taiwan, with sales, business development and R&D personnel. It also expanded its operations in Shenzhen to better serve China, where many large OEMs do their manufacturing.

“Ayla is becoming a trusted global IoT expert, and the Ayla Agile IoT platform is enabling manufacturers to turn their products into smart connected systems, transforming their businesses to compete in the game-changing world of connectivity,” said Friedman. “We are grateful to be part of this new era of connected products, and for the confidence our new and existing investors place in Ayla and in our strategies for continuing to help manufacturers embrace the IoT future.”

About Ayla Networks

Ayla Networks empowers leading manufacturers by simplifying the inherent complexity of the Internet of Things (IoT), enabling them to turn their products into smart connected systems and transform their businesses to compete in the game-changing world of connectivity. Delivered as a cloud platform-as-a-service (PaaS), Ayla’s Agile IoT platform provides the flexibility and modularity to enable rapid changes to practically any type of device, cloud or app environment. Ayla Networks was named a 2015 Cool Vendor in the Internet of Things by Gartner, Inc. Ayla’s investors include Cisco, the International Finance Corporation, SAIF Partners, Crosslink Capital, Voyager Capital, Linear Venture and SJF Ventures. For more information, visit

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July 6, 2016 at 2:43 pm

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Fusionex GIANT to Help Asian Integrated Holiday Resort Zero in on Customer Preferences

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SINGAPORE  /PRNewswire/ — Big Data Analytics solutions offered by UK-based Fusionex International PLC is set to bring customer preferences to the forefront and improve the marketing strategies of an Asian integrated holiday resort.

Fusionex’s multi award winning advanced Big Data Analytics solution, Fusionex Insights (GIANT) will see a greater deal of Analytics being performed on the Resort’s customer data which would lead to better detection of trends and result in actionable business insights.

The Resort, which contains accommodation, theme park, golfing, shopping and dining facilities, will seek to improve its analysis of customer data to better serve existing guests and future visitors. By employing GIANT, profiles for each customer can be created for a truly personalized holiday experience.

Keeping a profile on each customer leads to a better understanding of their inclinations to the types of food, entertainment and lodging. With that, existing customers could be presented with offers of their preferred holiday options during their stay with the Resort. This type of real-time offers to guests who have already been profiled to enjoy a particular type of holiday option increases the chance the offer would be accepted. This is opposed to a mass bombardment of offer messages to the general guest populace which may not be as effective at best and at worst, become spam or an annoyance to customers. Additionally, real-time marketing of specific offerings to customers would help project the Resort as being attentive and thoughtful to the needs of its guests, thereby bolstering customer relationships and encouraging future visits. With data in hand, more targeted and focused marketing campaigns that suit customers’ preferences can be crafted out to derive more meaningful business value.

GIANT seeks to deliver a captivating experience for guests. To do so, a large amount of data would have to be gathered and analyzed from each of the Resort’s facilities. From check-in to check-out times, frequency of menu items ordered, popularity of theme park rides and even heat-mapping the golf course – all this information and more would help the Resort management uncover patterns, detect common trends and adjust business strategies to make the most out of opportunities presented.

Areas of improvement are other ways in which the Resort can discover by utilizing Fusionex GIANT, in which they could gather and analyze social media posts and reviews of their establishment. Unlike popular five-star ranking or thumbs-up and thumbs-down methods, opinions such as whether room service was slow or theme park ride lines were too long are harder to quantify and would need sentiment analysis to extract any sort of actionable insights from this data. Whilst hotel or restaurant comment cards might not garner much information as visitors may choose not to fill out the cards or overlook them entirely, it is highly likely that guests would post their experiences on social media, thus guaranteeing feedback, both the positive as well as areas of improvements.

Ivan Teh, Fusionex Chief Executive Officer, commented: “The tourism, travel and hospitality industry has been the bedrock of many Asian countries which welcome travelers from all over the world due to their beautiful vistas, warm people and affordable packages. Making the leap into the data age by employing the use of GIANT would serve this industry well considering the amount of guests they handle every year, especially during peak seasons. By reaping actionable insights and identifying trends, industry players will be able to serve their customers better by improving speed and quality, hence setting themselves apart from their competitors as the destination of choice.”

Source: Fusionex

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July 6, 2016 at 2:38 pm

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Real Steel New Zealand wins Hardox Wearparts Award

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-Company selected for innovative design of laminated rotor for mining impact crusher

WELLINGTON, New Zealand  /PRNewswire/ — New Zealand-based steel solutions provider Real Steel has been named the first winner of the Hardox Wearparts Award, a competition introduced this year by SSAB to provide recognition to Hardox Wearparts centers for their innovativeness and product successes for applications in the aftermarket.

Real Steel receives Hardox Wearparts award
Real Steel receives Hardox Wearparts award

Real Steel is one of more than 200 Hardox Wearparts centers located worldwide that provide wear parts and wear services for industries including quarry, mining, forestry, transport and recycling, among others.

For this application, Real Steel worked on site with their customer, Sollys Contractors, that provides transport, construction and earthmoving services, and was looking for a solution for their rotor discs that wore out quickly. Working together with Real Steel’s wear engineers, they designed a laminated disc made from Hardox 500 and Hardox 550.

The result: total wear life of the rotor increased by three times and production costs were reduced by 30 percent.

Previously the rotor discs were hardfaced which was time consuming and expensive. The uneven wear on the rotor discs required that they be removed frequently and re-hardfaced and balanced. Frequent hardfacing led to fatigue and cracks in the base metal.

“Our solution extended the wear life while removing the hardfacing and need for re-balancing the rotors,” saidLuke Mathieson, Managing Director, Real Steel. “The solution also created even wear on the rotors.”

Real Steel also redesigned the base plate of the rotor upgrading it from AR400 to Hardox 550. In addition a recess was machined into the disc to allow for Hardox 600 wear plate to be inserted where the main wear occurred.

“We are pleased to offer Real Steel this award for their innovation which was selected among several entries from Hardox Wearparts centers around the world,” said Nancy Matos, Market Development for SSAB Services. “This is one of the great benefits our centers gain from being a part of the Hardox Wearparts network – the ability to share ideas and gain inspirations from other centers to help grow their business.”

Two other centers received awards – Herman Johnson in Sweden won second prize for their Toolox bucket and Ethalon Service in Russia won third prize for their shredder knives made of Hardox 600. The award ceremony took place on June 2, 2016 at Real Steel’s company headquarters in New Zealand.

Laminated rotor for impact crusher, the winning entry
Laminated rotor for impact crusher, the winning entry


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Hardox Wearparts is the world’s leading provider of wear parts and wear services. With more than 200 centers in more than 65 countries, there is always a Hardox Wearparts center close to you. Hardox Wearparts is a part of SSAB, the manufacturer of Hardox wear plate.

For more information, please contact:

Claes Lowgren
Director Wear Services, Asia Pacific

Kris Chua

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July 6, 2016 at 2:28 pm

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Mobile Video Revenue to Reach $25 Billion by 2021

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-Advertising Spending to Drive 2/3 of Total Mobile Video Market Value by 2021

BOSTON /PRNewswire/ — Worldwide revenue from mobile video will reach $25 Billion by 2021, according to the latest research by Strategy Analytics. Growth in mobile video revenue will be driven by advertisers seeking to reach an increasing audience of users that are consuming video on their smartphones and tablets. The report, “Global Mobile Video Forecast: 2010-2021”, also predicts users of mobile video to more than double to 2 Billion users by the end of 2022, equal to 36 percent penetration among the global mobile users.

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Source: Strategy Analytics
Source: Strategy Analytics

The report sizes the worldwide market for mobile video users and revenue on phones and tablets across major regions, from 2010-2021. Mobile video revenue is broken out by business model, including sell-through, rental, subscription and advertising funded.

Wei Shi, Analyst, Wireless Media Strategies noted, “The strongest growth in mobile video revenue will come from advertising-funded content as advertisers look to catch up with the increasing quantity of video consumption. Advertising spending on mobile video will grow at a 28 percent CAGR in the next five years.”

Social platforms with audience scale, like Facebook, Twitter, WeChat and others are increasingly looking to video to increase user engagement rates while reducing churn, but will offer potential for monetization in future.

Nitesh Patel, Director, Strategy Analytics, added, “Despite growing video consumption on mobile devices, advertiser expenditure on mobile video has yet to catch-up with this growth. Furthermore, new modes of mobile video services such as live streaming platforms like Periscope and Facebook Live are focused on building audience before revenue.  Currently, social networks have launched live video streaming as a tool to increase user engagement and to extend the time spent by users while inside of social networks, but we expect direct monetization to follow.”

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

European Contact: Wei Shi, +44 1908 423627,

US Contact: David Kerr, +1 617 6140720,

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