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The Role of Acacia Gum in the Food Industry Today

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PARIS /PRNewswire/ —

Acacia Gum, a natural, multipurpose additive, is meeting consumers expectations towards natural and sustainable food products.

Various food crises have influenced public opinion around the world in recent years, and created acute awareness among consumers. Consumers are increasingly attentive to their diet, the quality of food products and the effect of what they eat on their health. Several studies show that consumer fears trigger food trends, like for example the increase in vegetarian diets, the search for naturalness and organic food, or the reject of GMOs and artificial flavorings… The importance of product quality and a healthy diet is reflected in consumer choices.

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As consumers become more worried, they are also better informing and expressing themselves today, using the technological tools of our time to send alerts and build alliances. Shoppers take their role very seriously and wish to be heard. Their behaviors are constantly shaping marketing messages, and giant companies in the food industry are following the trends and reformulating their products to meet consumers’ expectations.

Among consumers’ concerns, the additives are often stigmatized, and the term “additives” can arouse fears. The consumption trend is moving toward the desire to minimize products with too many additives, and limit products that are unhealthy if consumed in excess or harmful to the environment.

Yet it is important to distinguish between additives, based on their source and their impact on health. Some additives are completely natural, absolutely safe for the body and eco-friendly. Such is the case for Acacia Gum, a completely safe additive that has many functional properties.

Also known as E414, Acacia gum is a natural exudation extracted after an incision is made in an acacia tree, making its harvest completely natural and sustainable. Acacia Gum has been used by men for millennia, and is today found in small doses in a large number of everyday products, including wines, candies, cosmetics, soft drinks, flavorings. It can be used as a coating agent for confectioneries, an emulsifier and stabilizing agent in drinks, or a fiber in dietetic products. Gum Acacia’s status of dietary fiber means it also has valuable properties, like an excellent digestive tolerance, and scientifically proven prebiotic effects.

A natural, multipurpose additive, Gum Acacia meets consumers’ expectations towards natural and sustainable food products.


For more information on Gum Acacia, contact Alland & Robert, the international expert of Acacia Gum worldwide since 1884.

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July 8, 2016 at 5:22 pm

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Laborie Completes Strategic Investment In Medi-Tate Ltd.

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TORONTO /PRNewswire/ — Laborie Medical Technologies (“LABORIE”), based in Toronto, Canada, has completed an investment in Medi-Tate Ltd. Medi-Tate, headquartered in Akiva, Israel, is an Israeli medical device company focused on research, development, manufacture and sale of innovative solutions for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).

LABORIE’s investment in Medi-Tate continues the company’s focus on providing innovative products to support Urology and Gastroenterology customers.

Medi-Tate has developed iTind, a minimally invasive procedure to treat the symptoms of enlarged prostate in men whose primary other treatment options would be pharmaceutical therapy or surgery. The iTind procedure uses a 5 day implant to reshape the prostatic urethra and create new channels through which urine can flow, without the complications associated with drugs and surgical interventions. The iTind system for treatment of BPH is currently only available for sale in the European Union and Canada. iTind is an investigational device limited by federal law to investigational use only in the United States.

“This is a very strategic investment for LABORIE,” stated Brian Ellacott, LABORIE President and CEO. “Medi-Tate has developed an innovative technology for the treatment of BPH which overcomes the concerns of BPH sufferers – that most of the available treatment options, whether pharmaceutical or surgical, come with a risk of damaging the functionality of the prostate which in turn can negatively affect sexual function.”

Medi-Tate Founder and CEO, Ido Kilemnik stated, “We are very pleased to be partnering with LABORIE. By combining our iTind technology with LABORIE’s Urology expertise and global footprint, we will be better able to quickly bring the iTind solution to the over 500 million aging men impacted by BPH.”


LABORIE is a leading global developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative medical technology and consumables for diagnosis and treatment in Urodynamics and Gastroenterology as well as other pelvic floor disorders. LABORIE is a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity.

For more information regarding LABORIE’s comprehensive line of products, please visit or call +1 905.612.1170.


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July 8, 2016 at 5:17 pm

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Lifestyle Meets Innovation – THOMAS SABO Presents the 2016 Autumn/Winter Watches Collection

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LAUF AN DER PEGNITZ, Germany /PRNewswire/ —

THOMAS SABO unveils the new Watches Collection, uniting stylish aesthetics and unique design: as highlights, the new designs for men and women in the Spirit range wow with the sophisticated colour concept of the stainless steel bracelets. With its black accents, the new Karma watch, an elegant ladies’ timepiece, pays homage to the unique THOMAS SABO design language.

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The Spirit watches are a reinterpretation of classic stripe-design textile watch straps – with Milanaise stainless steel bracelets featuring coloured stripes premièring at THOMAS SABO. Here, the colour palette of the ion-coated stripes ranges from black, blue all the way through to radiant rose and yellow gold. Further ladies’ designs include dials in royal blue, burgundy or green, while monochrome bracelets in gold create additional accents with their colourful glamour looks. Sleek designs in a matt-black look and with rose gold-coloured indices and hands expand the characteristic range of timepieces.

Iconic design codes are the trademark of the THOMAS SABO signature and the new Karma watch with its super-sized crown draws on the filigree THOMAS SABO Arabesque pattern is a masterful expression of this artistry. Masculine Rebel Icon watches with matt-black racing-look straps and a stylised skull on the dial complement the new watches.

THOMAS SABO Watches – experiencing special moments.

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THOMAS SABO is one of the globally-leading jewellery, watches and beauty companies, designing, selling and distributing lifestyle products for women and men. The company operates almost 300 of its own shops across all five continents and collaborates globally with approximately 2,800 trade partners.

Press contact
Felizia Kindermann I Head of International & Corporate PR
Phone: +49912397150-0

Source: THOMAS SABO GmbH & Co.KG

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July 8, 2016 at 5:08 pm

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Linde Expanding Global Neon Supply Capabilities

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-Over $250 Million Investment in Texas Includes Installation of New Neon Production Unit

BRIDGEWATER, New Jersey and SAN FRANCISCO /PRNewswire/ — To further assure a long-term and secure supply of neon for its customers worldwide, Linde Electronics and Specialty Gases has made yet another investment to support its vertically integrated neon supply chain. The major part of the investment is the installation of a neon production facility at Linde’s largest US based atmospheric gases unit (ASU) in La Porte, Texas, which produces oxygen, nitrogen and argon for the petroleum and petrochemical markets in the Houstonarea.

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The new production unit will add 40 million liters annually to Linde’s neon supply, primarily to support customers in the semiconductor lithography and laser vision correction markets.

“This is an important part of our strategy to increase our overall neon supply and meet the growing needs of our customers,” said Matt Adams, Vice President, Electronics and Premium Products. “It is yet another example of Linde’s commitment to provide a robust supply chain of consistent quality products to our global customers.”

The new investment also includes upgrades to Linde’s purification and distribution capabilities at several locations around the world.

Linde, the industry leader in laser gases and ancillary technology, is the only neon provider with end-to-end supply chain and quality control capabilities in-house – from plant design and production to multiple-site purification and blending.

“Linde already has a deep understanding of the latest technologies, OEM activity and customer requirements,” Adams said. “We have decades of experience in refining our global production, analytics, distribution and local stocking/service network. We believe this new investment will allow Linde to further enhance this leadership position well into the future.”

Linde Electronics and Specialty Gases will be exhibiting at SEMICON West tradeshow in San Francisco July 12-14. Its focus will be on the quality, expertise, commitment and environmental leadership that Linde Electronics brings to the semiconductor industry through such offerings as electronic specialty gases, on-site solutions, materials recycling and recovery and SPECTRA® nitrogen plants.

SEMICON West is the annual tradeshow for the micro-electronics manufacturing industry. All visitors are welcome to visit Linde in booth number 1505 in the South hall in the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For further inquiries, please contact Francesca Brava at

Linde Electronics and Specialty Gases is part of Linde LLC, a member of The Linde Group. In the 2015 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of USD19.7 bn (EUR 17.944 bn), making it one of the leading gases and engineering companies in the world, with approximately 65,000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.

For more information, see The Linde Group online at

Source: The Linde Group
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July 8, 2016 at 4:57 pm

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Dealogic launches Beam app for Apple iOS and Android phones

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NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Financial markets platform company Dealogic announced today that Beam, its popular investment banking analytics app, is now available on mobile phones.

Launched on iPads in 2015, Beam offers bankers direct and immediate access to the personalized and predictive content of Cortex, Dealogic’s investment banking product suite and a cornerstone of Dealogic’s next generation platform offering. Beam offers a wide array of content to bankers and their teams, allowing them to stay in touch and act quickly on deal data, for example, as well as access critical information on the road. With Beam, they find they can win more business and operate more effectively.

“The reception to Beam from senior bankers in the past year has been amazing,” Erik Anderson, Head of Product for Cortex, said. “Phone compatibility has been far and away the top request. In today’s world, you’re never without your cell phone, whether on the road or stuck in a conference room. Better still, our Agile-based technology enables us to deliver enhancements to Beam every 2 weeks, fostering a virtuous client-connected feedback cycle and revolutionizing Dealogic’s ability to deliver value.”

Beam is now supported globally on iPads, iPhones (model 5 and above), and various Android phones.

Jody Drulard, Chief Product Officer, added, “It is enormously fulfilling to see our innovations help drive revenue generation and optimal resource allocation at the most important financial institutions in the world. In this mobile and connected world, Dealogic feels privileged to help clients speed the flow of capital across origination in banking, distribution in the capital markets, and consumption at investment firms.”

About Dealogic

Dealogic offers integrated content, analytics, and technology via targeted products and services to top financial firms worldwide. Whether working in capital markets, sales and trading, banking, or compliance, firms rely on the Dealogic platform to connect and more effectively identify opportunities, execute deals, and manage risk. With 30 years’ experience and a deep understanding of financial markets, Dealogic is a trusted global partner.

Source: Dealogic
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July 8, 2016 at 3:38 pm

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Sequa Petroleum N.V. — Management Update

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LONDON /PRNewswire/ —

Benjamin Lee has concluded his contract as Interim Chief Financial Officer, and has agreed to continue as a consultant to the Company advising on its ongoing investor process. Olly Horne, the Company’s Interim Financial Controller, will assume Benjamin Lee’s financial responsibilities under the oversight of the Management Board.

Effective 1 July 2016, Mr Peter Haynes has stepped down as a director and gone on unpaid leave to focus on his continuing recovery from illness. The Company wishes Peter well.

About the Company

The Company is an oil and gas company registered in the Netherlands, with its principal office in London and listedon Euronext Marché Libre. In 2014, the Company established an operating presence in Kazakhstan, acquiring 75% of the Aksai licence which has subsequently been drilled and is currently being evaluated. In 2015, the Company established a presence in Norway, acquiring Tellus Petroleum Invest AS as a 100% subsidiary.

For more information, please visit or contact:

Jacob Broekhuijsen,
Chief Executive Officer

Source: Sequa Petroleum N.V.

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July 8, 2016 at 3:31 pm

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SWIFT’s Global Payments Innovation Initiative will Transform Cross-border Payments

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-More than 70 banks worldwide collaborate to dramatically improve the cross-border payments experience with greater speed, transparency and end-to-end tracking.


HONG KONG  /PRNewswire/ — SWIFT announces today that 73 banks worldwide have now joined its global payments innovation initiative, designed to improve the cross-border payments experience. Recent banks to join the initiative include, Alfa-Bank, Axis Bank, Banco de Credito del Peru, Banco do Brasil, Bangkok Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia, Banque Europeenne d’investissement, CaixaBank, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Credit Agricole, CTBC Bank, E.Sun Commercial Bank, Fifth Third Bank, ICICI Bank, Itau Unibanco, Mashreq Bank, Promsvyazbank, Rabobank, Svenska Handelsbanken, Swedbank, TMB Bank and U.S. Bank.

It’s great to see so many banks from all corners of the globe participating in SWIFT’s global payments innovation initiative,” says Wim Raymaekers, Global Head of Banking Market and project lead for this initiative at SWIFT. “Together, they do nearly 75% of all cross-border payments on the SWIFT network. We welcome additional banks to join this open initiative.”

As a part of the initiative, banks will enhance their approach to cross border payments and follow a set of strict business rules designed by SWIFT in collaboration with participating banks. Banks in the initiative will be able to give their corporate clients a dramatically improved payment experience, with same day use of funds, transparency of fees, end-to-end tracking, and transfer of rich payment information.

To enable the end-to-end tracking, SWIFT is developing a database ‘in the cloud’ hosted at SWIFT, to give end-to-end visibility on the status of a payment transaction, from the moment it is sent until it is confirmed – similar to tracking services provided by international shipping companies.

Raymaekers adds: “This new payments tracker is a great example of collaborative innovation. For the first time, banks will be able to give their customers precise information about their payments, in real-time, including confirmation of credit to beneficiary’s account.”

The first phase of the initiative is well underway with a pilot focused on business-to-business payments. Early results from the pilot will be presented at Sibos, SWIFT’s annual financial services event, in September 2016, with the go-live planned for early 2017.

In addition to this first phase, over 40 banks participated in a series of workshops held in Frankfurt, Singapore,London and New York in April and May, and defined a new vision for correspondent banking dubbed “the digital transformation of cross-border payments”. A supporting client-centric and pragmatic roadmap was established to deliver an additional set of data-enhanced payments services, creating more value for customers as well as further reducing operating costs for banks.

“SWIFT’s global payment innovation initiative is a real game-changer,” says Christian Sarafidis, Chief Marketing Officer, SWIFT. “The large number of banks, the new payments tracker, a pilot showing results, and a roadmap to deliver even more value – this initiative is the “new standard” for any bank with cross-border payments.”

SWIFT and the participating banks from the gpii will discuss this challenge and more at Sibos 2016 with specific sessions focused on payments innovation. Follow the debate at and join us at Sibos in Geneva.


SWIFT is a global member-owned cooperative and the world’s leading provider of secure financial messaging services.

We provide our community with a platform for messaging and standards for communicating, and we offer products and services to facilitate access and integration, identification, analysis and financial crime compliance.

Our messaging platform, products and services connect more than 11,000 banking and securities organisations, market infrastructures and corporate customers in more than 200 countries and territories, enabling them to communicate securely and exchange standardised financial messages in a reliable way.  As their trusted provider, we facilitate global and local financial flows, support trade and commerce all around the world; we relentlessly pursue operational excellence and continually seek ways to lower costs, reduce risks and eliminate operational inefficiencies.

Headquartered in Belgium, SWIFT’s international governance and oversight reinforces the neutral, global character of its cooperative structure. SWIFT’s global office network ensures an active presence in all the major financial centres.

For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter: @swiftcommunity and LinkedIn: SWIFT



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July 8, 2016 at 3:26 pm

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Binary Tree Announces SMART Active Directory Migrator 10.0

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-Download and apply Offline Domain Join (ODJ) files to remote workstations

KENDALL PARK, N. J. /PRNewswire/ — Binary Tree today announced version 10.0 of its SMART Active Directory Migrator. Designed for enterprises of any size, this tool reduces the cost and effort to migrate, restructure or consolidate your Active Directory (AD) environment. Version 10.0 is available immediately.

Benefits of Version 10.0

  • Prompt users on remote computers to pre-login to the new domain before the actual workstation cutover event. This action caches target credentials on the local machine in preparation for an offline domain join operation.
  • Join remote computers that do not have connectivity to the corporate office to new domains through Microsoft’s Offline Domain Join (ODJ) process. This feature allows users to login to workstations by eliminating the traditional requirement to contact a domain controller for authentication first. When used in tandem with the process to cache target credentials, minimal disruption is achieved for the remote workforce thus resulting in the ultimate end user experience.

According to Vadim Gringolts, CTO at Binary Tree, “With version 10.0, we’ve given enterprises with diversified workforces even more flexibility to deploy the software however they need. The goal is for users to keep working during the migration — without even noticing that you’re doing a migration.”

About SMART Active Directory Migrator
Binary Tree’s SMART Active Directory Migrator allows you to automate and manage a migration of your AD environment – while ensuring that users have seamless access to resources in both the old and new domains. Whether your organization needs to merge, consolidate or restructure your AD environment, this tool can help you shorten the timeline for your project and reduce human error by automating complex tasks. It’s simple to deploy and customize for any migration scenario and provides an intuitive UI to manage the entire migration.

About Binary Tree
Binary Tree provides organizations with the most direct and predictable path to a successful technology transformation. We offer software and services to integrate and migrate corporate email, directory and server environments. Our technology, methodology and expertise is uniquely suited to provide fast and manageable migrations, with low risk, little to no user downtime, and adapted to each customer’s environment and requirements. Since 1993, Binary Tree has enabled thousands of enterprise customers to migrate more than 35 million users, including 5 million users to Office 365 alone, and facilitated some of the most complex technology transformations on the planet. Binary Tree is a Microsoft Gold Partner and a globally preferred vendor for Microsoft Office 365 migrations and solutions. The Company is headquartered outside of New York City with offices in Hong Kong,London, Paris, Stockholm and Sydney. For more information, visit us at

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July 8, 2016 at 3:19 pm

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Swiss Re Corporate Solutions appoints Jingwei Jia as CEO of its China operations

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SHANGHAI /PRNewswire/ — Swiss Re Corporate Solutions appoints Jingwei Jia as Chief Executive Officer China effective immediately. Mr. Jia will be based in Shanghai and drive Swiss Re Corporate Solutions’ strategy of building its China operations into a leading commercial insurer.

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Jingwei Jia – CEO China Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Mr. Jia comments: “Our financial strength, underwriting expertise and claims commitment will enable us to deliver value and innovative solutions for our clients. Our focus will be on building our reputation for helping Chinese corporations cover risks, especially those associated with climate change, construction, manufacturing and renewable energy.”

Since joining Swiss Re in 2003, Mr. Jia has held senior business development and underwriting roles in China,Singapore, UK and the US. Mr. Jia succeeds Andreas Hillebrand, who has successfully led Corporate Solutions China since the acquisition of Sun Alliance, and will return to his post in Zurich as global head of credit and surety.

The appointment is subject to approval from the China Insurance Regulatory Commission.

“With his multi-cultural perspective and experience as Chief Operations Officer of our China operations, Jingwei will be invaluable in growing the company,” says Fred Kleiterp, CEO Asia Pacific, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. “He is the ideal successor to lead our team in China.”

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has offices in the following Asia-Pacific locations: Beijing, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Labuan, Melbourne, Nanjing, Osaka, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo.

About Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions offers innovative, high-quality insurance capacity to mid-sized and large multinational corporations across the globe. Our offerings range from standard risk transfer covers and multi-line programmes, to highly customised solutions tailored to the needs of our clients. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions serves customers from over 50 offices worldwide and is backed by the financial strength of the Swiss Re Group. For more information about Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, please visit or follow us on Twitter @SwissRe_CS.

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July 8, 2016 at 3:14 pm

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Actility Launches ThingPark China With Foxconn to Tap Opportunities in the Rapidly-growing Chinese Internet of Things Market

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SHANGHAI /PRNewswire/ —

Mobile World Congress Asia: Actility, industry leader in Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networking, todayannounced its partnership with Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) to launch ThingPark China, acollaborative initiative to deliver a comprehensive suite of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to the Chinese market. By integrating Actilitys innovative ThingPark IoT platform and Foxconns leading vertical information and communications technology solutions, ThingPark China will offer endtoend IoT services from sensors and gateways to network management and SaaS solutions. ThingPark China willbegin business operations in the third quarter of 2016.

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China is an opportunity like no other IoT market,” says Actility CEO Mike Mulica. “It’s growing 30% a year and will contain a third of the world’s 15 billion connected things in 2020. Foxconn is a company with world-class expertise on innovation at scale, as well as unrivaled market access to industrial and urban China. ThingPark China will serve the vast LPWA IoT markets across the country.”

“We are delighted to collaborate with Actility on this exciting initiative, which is another step in our efforts to create an IoT ecosystem that supports our strategic focus on providing innovative products and solutions for smarter lives,” says Fang-Ming Lu, Executive Vice President of Foxconn. “The synergies generated by bringing together Foxconn’s design, manufacturing and technology capabilities and Actility’s expertise in LPWA networking will enable us to capitalize on the immense opportunities presented in the IoT era.”

ThingPark China will initially focus on delivering solutions to customers in China. In addition to deploying ThingPark Wireless connectivity, network operations and data management, both as SaaS and “on-premise” services, ThinkPark China will resell LPWA hardware.

“This is the most exciting time to get into the most exciting market in IoT,” concludes Mulica. “With our partner Foxconn, we know ThingPark China is going to be one of the most dynamic and powerful forces in the IoT business in the world.”

About Actility

Actility is an innovator and industry leader in LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) large scale infrastructure. To find out more, visit

About Foxconn

Established in 1974, Foxconn Technology Group (“Foxconn”), under the leadership of Founder and CEO Terry Gou, offers the most competitive production manufacturing technology in the world. To find out more visit

Source: Actility

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July 8, 2016 at 3:08 pm

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