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TUV Rheinland’s Green Product Mark Secures GENICES Certification

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-Standardization sets a solid foundation to build a global network of Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) partners for the Green Product Mark

COLOGNE, Germany /PRNewswire/ — TUV Rheinland has pushed out the frontier of sustainability by winning GENICES (Global Ecolabelling Network Internationally Coordinated Ecolabelling System) certification for its flagship Green Product Mark. The announcement is a major step in TUV Rheinland’s plan to extend the reach and scope of environmental labelling services in virtually every country and on almost every continent.

“More and more companies are placing a growing importance on certification for eco-friendly products. The newly GENICES certified TUV Rheinland Green Product Mark, which many global clients have already chosen to use, conveys that message quickly and accurately to interested consumers looking for products with less impact on the environment,” said Mr Holger Kunz, Executive Vice President, Products, TUV Rheinland.

GENICES is a global system designed to enable the bilateral and multi-lateral recognition of national/regional eco-labels. The completion of the GENICES peer assessment is an important milestone in the development of TUV Rheinland’s five-year old Green Product Mark.

Only products certified according to a comprehensive Green Product catalog of tests can receive the special Green Product mark. TUV Rheinland experts administer this voluntary testing by examining a whole series of aspects pertaining to safety, sustainability, and environmental impact — from a product’s energy efficiency to its carbon footprint to chemical contents to recyclability.

“Receiving GENICES certification marks the standardization of the Green Product Mark operation system and sets a solid ground for us to build up a global network of Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) partners for the Green Product Mark in the near future,” he said.

About TUV Rheinland

TUV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, founded more than 140 years ago. The group maintains a worldwide presence with 19,600 employees; annual turnover is nearly EUR 1.9 billion. The independent experts stand for quality and safety for people, technology and the environment in nearly all aspects of life. TUV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, oversees projects and helps to shape processes for companies. Its experts train people in a wide range of careers and industries. To this end, TUV Rheinland employs a global network of approved labs, testing and education centres. Since 2006, TUV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption.


Source: TUV Rheinland Singapore Pte Ltd
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January 20, 2017 at 11:56 am

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GlobalRoam Unveils Toku to Help Mobile Users Make Smarter Call Connections

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Singapore-based technology company GlobalRoam Group Limited announced today that it has cracked the perennial problem of business travellers – how to stay “always on”, by seamlessly selecting traditional or cloud-based connection methods. Costs of outgoing global calls can be slashed by as much as 90%.

GlobalRoam has launched a calling app, ‘Toku’, which uses an advanced algorithm to automatically select the most cost effective option to connect a caller even if he or she is overseas – helping the traveller avoid high roaming charges.

The smart-technology can detect and analyse options — from Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Public Switched Telephone Networks (PSTN), or a hybrid of both — to deliver the best connection which maintains high voice quality without the user having to make a decision on the connection mode.

Toku allows users to link two mobile numbers to their username — new users can automatically detect this global identity based on either numbers previously stored in one’s contact list.

Unlike most known chat applications (that offer voice calls), where both users need to have a data connection for a call to go through, Toku does not have this constraint. When offline, Toku calls will be forwarded to the selected number. If both numbers are selected, the first to pick up will take the lead.

Through GlobalRoam’s patented click-to-call technology, Toku users can also receive calls via a customised personal URL (e.g. Callers do not require any prior application download.

Mr. Thomas Laboulle, CEO of GlobalRoam Group said: “Ensuring that you are reachable while overseas has become increasingly complex. Today’s mobile users are overwhelmed with calling options and no sure way to know that they are always connecting to the best quality calls. With Toku we simplify the way people make calls to create a seamless travel experience for those on the road.”

“Over the past year, the Toku team has worked hard to rethink today’s communication standards. Our product roadmap is very exciting and we target to have over one million users by the end of the year. Today’s release is just the first step towards the immersive always onconnectivity experience that we envision,” he added.

Toku is available for download on all iOS and Android smartphones.

To download the Toku media kit (photos, videos, and other collaterals), please visit:

About Toku

Stay connected, wherever you are — Toku ensure you’re always connected to the ones who matter. Whether you’re offline or online, Toku allows you to make high-quality calls through both phone and internet networks.

For more on Toku, please visit:
To download Toku on iOS devices:
To download Toku on Android devices:

About GlobalRoam Group Limited

GlobalRoam offers Integrated Communication Services that connect people across diverse media and platforms, transcending technological barriers. Established in 2001, GlobalRoam bridges the physical and digital world through solutions that bring convenience and cost savings to users.

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Source: GlobalRoam Group Limited

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January 20, 2017 at 11:30 am

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