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MobileIron Introduces the First Mobile Security Solution to Protect Enterprise Content in the Personal Cloud

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— New Content Security Service Delivers Phase Two of MobileIron’s Initiative to Secure the Personal Cloud
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, Feb. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — MobileIron (NASDAQ: MOBL), the leader in enterprise mobility management (EMM), today introduced the MobileIron Content Security Service (CSS), delivering Phase Two of the company’s initiative to secure the personal cloud.

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The personal cloud is the most persistent data loss threat to the enterprise today because employees often use their own cloud services to store work documents. CSS is the first solution to address this prevalent example of “Shadow IT” by providing both the document-level security and the tight integration into an EMM platform necessary to protect enterprise content across popular personal cloud services.

“Employees often bypass restrictive IT policies to use their preferred consumer apps for work, unintentionally putting corporate data at risk,” said Chris Hazelton, Research Director for Enterprise Mobility at 451 Research. “It’s about familiarity, access, and awareness. 39% of U.S. workers use consumer apps for business because they use them in their personal life. IT needs to secure data regardless of where it is stored and used. Moving security from the device to the document level allows IT to reduce the risk of data loss even in the personal cloud.”

“Corporate document security, by effective use of encryption and DLP policies, are high value governors for creating and maintaining content security. It makes for good corporate sense, in more ways than one, to protect data against infiltration and unwanted exposure,” said R. Keeton, Messaging, Mobility & Collaboration, Thompson & Knight LLP. “Flexibility is key to creating a pliable content security infrastructure that is capable of adapting to the rapidly changing needs of the organization.”

“Mobile First CIOs realize that many employees store work documents in the personal cloud and that saying ‘no’ doesn’t change their behavior,” said Ojas Rege, VP Strategy MobileIron. “Our mission at MobileIron has always been to allow employee choice without compromising enterprise security. The MobileIron Content Security Service transforms the personal cloud from an IT nightmare to a powerful tool for employee productivity.”

MobileIron First to Separate Security from Storage
The challenge with traditional content security solutions is that they functionally link security and storage. This requires the migration of work documents to a new content storage repository in order to enforce security policies, which increases complexity by creating more repositories for the enterprise to manage.

The MobileIron Content Security Service is the first solution to separate security controls from data storage methods and allow security to be managed at the document-level across multiple content repositories. It allows employees to securely use their own cloud services without locking employees or IT into specific content repositories. Documents do not have to be migrated to a new repository and are secure even when stored in a personal cloud service. “Bring-your-own-storage” now joins bring-your-own-device (BYOD) as a powerful way for enterprises to leverage the ongoing consumerization of IT for the benefit of their employees.

This ability to separate the security/control plane from the data plane is described in US Patents 8,863,297, 8,863,298, and 8,863,299 for “Secure Virtual File Management System” which were granted to MobileIron in 2014.

CSS Secures the Personal Cloud
Phase One of MobileIron’s personal cloud security initiative was launched in October 2014 to provide native access to cloud-based content repositories through the MobileIron Docs@Work mobile application.

Phase Two, the new CSS, protects the documents stored in those repositories with five core capabilities:

Encryption and key management: CSS enables the encryption of work documents when they are stored in the personal cloud, allowing the enterprise to set policies that prevent unauthorized use.
Data loss prevention (DLP) controls: CSS allows the enterprise to set document expiration policies and selectively wipe specific documents on a device. CSS also allows control of the uploading, downloading, editing, and sharing of those documents. For example, if a pricelist must be updated every 30 days, CSS is designed to ensure that the expired document is automatically wiped from the device, which is then updated with the new one.
Secure sharing: Employees can use the native sharing features of their personal cloud apps to share the documents secured by CSS with other authorized employees. These documents are encrypted even when shared so that only an authorized user on an authorized device will be able to decrypt them.
Activity trail: CSS is designed to provide visibility into which work documents have been accessed, when they were accessed, who accessed them, and using what device. CSS also tracks policy enforcement actions. This activity reporting supports the compliance strategy of the organization.
EMM integration: CSS integrates with the MobileIron EMM platform to maintain a consistent view of users, groups, and devices across the organization. CSS also integrates with the MobileIron Docs@Work app on iOS and Android to enforce content security policies on the device.
For more details on MobileIron’s content security strategy, please visit: https://www.mobileiron.com/products/content-security-service.

About MobileIron
MobileIron provides the foundation for companies around the world to transform into Mobile First organizations. For more information, please visit http://www.mobileiron.com.

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February 10, 2015 at 6:19 pm

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Victory Packaging Selects IBS Dynaman to Expedite Strategic Move to 3PL Market

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— IBS WMS Helps Packaging Solutions Leader Manage Massive Volumes for U.S. Postal Service

FOLSOM, Calif., Feb. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — International Business Systems (IBS), a leading global integrated ERP, WMS and supply chain technology provider, today announced that Victory Packaging has selected IBS Dynaman warehouse management software (WMS) to drive efficiencies in the organization’s 65+ warehouse and distribution centers.

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The $2.4-billion company provides just-in-time delivery and inventory management to a diverse customer base.  Its national network includes more than 6-million sq. ft. of warehouse space and about 400 delivery vehicles.

A long-time user of IBS Enterprise ERP software, Victory Packaging will be deploying IBS Dynaman to support its move into the lucrative 3PL (third-party logistics) market space.  According to Armstrong & Associates, a research and consulting firm, the 3PL market is projected to grow 5.2 percent in 2014, bringing the U.S. market to $154 billion.

“Companies are increasingly requiring their distributors and 3PL providers to have sophisticated technology backing up their operations, and IBS is providing those business drivers for Victory Packaging,” said Tim Conroy, General Manager of the Americas, IBS.  “The growth of the 3PL market underscores the value of providers like Victory Packaging in managing complex distribution processes.  IBS is honored to be building on the longevity of our relationship.”

The Houston-based company counts the U.S. Postal Service and Mayflower Transit among its customers.  The volume of orders shipped by the company for all its customers is about 11,000 pieces per hour.

“Our business reputation depends on the ability to ship products accurately and in a timely fashion.  IBS is facilitating those capabilities,” said Eugene Hope, CIO of Victory Packaging.  “As the 3PL market continues to grow, Victory Packaging is prepared to meet the new opportunities head-on.”

With the Victory Packaging agreement, IBS now has 80 U.S. sites under contract to use IBS Dynaman – part of an ongoing initiative to secure additional WMS customers in the region.

IBS is recognized as a trusted industry leader of ERP and WMS distribution software, preferred for consistently improving operational efficiencies and business performance for mid-market companies challenged by the complexities of managing distribution.

About Victory Packaging

Based in Houston, Texas, Victory Packaging has more than 65 warehouses and distribution facilities in the U.S.,Canada and Mexico, and operates in California under the company name of Golden State Container.  Nationwide, Victory Packaging is the only national distributor company specialized in solving packaging complexities and finding total cost reductions associated with packaging for its clients.  For more information, visit www.victorypackaging.com.

About IBS

International Business Systems (IBS) is a leading global integrated ERP and supply chain distribution software solution provider.  For more than 35 years, we have helped customers such as Geiger, WORLDPAC, Fidelitone, Associated Pharmacies, Inc., GILLIG, Zwilling J.A. Henckels, Miele Inc., Tri Literal LLC, Mighty Auto Parts, Victory Packaging Inc., and many more streamline, automate and accelerate their distribution network processes, and drive profitability and efficiency.

For more information, please visit www.ibs.net.

Source: International Business Systems

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February 10, 2015 at 5:02 pm

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Frost & Sullivan Applauds SETPOINT’s Refreshingly Bold Approach to Product Innovation in the Condition Monitoring Market

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— SETPOINT offers high value in completely eliminating the need for stand-alone condition monitoring infrastructure

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the condition monitoring market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes SETPOINT with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership. In a market characterized by limited technology progress, SETPOINT’s innovative approach to product development has resulted in several unique solutions.

2014 Global Condition Monitoring Customer Value Leadership Award
2014 Global Condition Monitoring Customer Value Leadership Award

The SETPOINT™ product line was launched in 2011 as part of Metrix Instrument Company’s entry into the API 670 monitoring market. Dozens of innovations were embedded in this new system, including a self-contained “universal” monitoring module (UMM) that could be configured to any required measurements in a single module type. This meant that the addition of new measurements was no more difficult than loading a new app on a smartphone.

In 2012, SETPOINT further expanded its capabilities by adding condition monitoring software to its portfolio. Rather than build a stand-alone software infrastructure, SETPOINT strategically partnered with OSIsoft, the maker of the PI System® software. Together, they demonstrated that high-bandwidth, sub-millisecond vibration waveform data could be streamed directly into a PI database a feat that had been routinely dismissed by the vibration industry as “impractical” or even “impossible.”

“The SETPOINT team’s decision to harness the power and installed base of the PI System, rather than developing a stand-alone condition monitoring infrastructure, was both insightful and strategic,” said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Vijay Mathew. “It was also able to tap directly into the huge installed base of PI System® users globally, eliminating the need for the customer to invest in a separate condition monitoring software system. As a result, the SETPOINT solution is also one of the most cost-effective offerings in the market.”

The primary reason for SETPOINT’s partnership with OSIsoft is the elimination of redundant computing, network, and software infrastructure through the optimization of the existing PI System®. The secondary reason is OSIsoft’s ability to envision future market dynamics and Mega Trends that could affect the businesses, economies, and societies of tomorrow. Plus, making quick and informed decisions regarding the condition of an asset requires real-time analysis of large volumes of data, also known as Big Data. OSIsoft is the foremost leader in Big Data, with the PI System® being an integral part of the Big Data ecosystem.

The open infrastructure of the PI System® enables cross collaboration and knowledge-sharing among partners through a common platform. Capabilities such as expert system anomaly detection, thermodynamic performance monitoring, statistical data mining, reporting tools, Microsoft Office integration, and many others are all available through this network of partners. This provides substantial value to customers because it eliminates the construction of numerous application silos, each with its own proprietary database. Moreover, it is highly possible that the required application already exists within OSIsoft’s Partner ecosystem.

Overall, the success of SETPOINT hardware and software has enabled it to branch out as a separate business unit and operate completely independently of Metrix. For this achievement and its high potential to drive progress in the condition monitoring market, Frost & Sullivan is pleased to present SETPOINT with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in implementing strategies that proactively create value for its customers with a focus on improving the return on the investment that customers make in its services or products. The award recognizes the company’s inordinate focus on enhancing the value that its customers receive, beyond simply good customer service, leading to improved customer retention and, ultimately, customer base expansion.

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 SETPOINT

SETPOINT (www.setpointvibration.com) is headquartered in Minden, Nevada, and provides award-winning instrumentation for monitoring vibration on industrial machinery such as pumps, turbines, compressors, and motors, helping customers protect their critical assets from catastrophic failure and plan maintenance based on actual mechanical condition.  The company’s SETPOINT machinery protection system is simplifying the continuous vibration monitoring world by offering universally programmable hardware inspired by the current generation of smartphones allowing a multitude of apps to be loaded on a single, configurable monitoring module, eliminating the cost and complexity of the dozens of module types required by competing systems. SETPOINT CMS, the companion condition monitoring software, eliminates the need for stand-alone condition monitoring software, allowing customers to instead use their existing OSIsoft PI® System software  the industry standard in enterprise infrastructure for management of real-time data and events.

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.

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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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Source: Frost & Sullivan

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February 10, 2015 at 4:32 pm

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Start-Up Creates World’s Simplest Market Alert Tool

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-New App Brings Trading Back to Basics

SINGAPORE, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Local start-up Call Levels has created a mobile app that simplifies trading and investing by focusing on a single primary need — the need for investors to be alerted when their selected assets hit pre-set price levels.

The start-up’s co-founder, Daniel Chia, who was a sovereign wealth and hedge fund portfolio manager for the past eight years, created the app after realising that the complexity of existing finance and trading apps put off users who needed them most.

“It’s for part-time investors, businessmen who watch currency moves and even finance professionals themselves” says Daniel. “Call Levels keeps things simple for anyone with an interest in the markets by focusing on only doing one thing well — free, reliable, real-time price alerts.”

The app allows users to select their assets to track, set price levels with a responsive slider, and then receive push notifications when the asset prices hit the desired levels. Users can also notify friends, brokers and bankers when the Call Levels hit by adding their contact details to the app.

Call Level app users will get the most updated information reliably across multiple trading markets and stocks, with a system algorithm that scans the market every minute. Leveraging on Agile development methodology, Call Levels team and 2359 Media built the app within two months, with a system that notifies users within seconds, ensuring critical information reaches users in a timely manner.

The simplicity which Call Levels offers has received warm reception in an industry where complexity is the norm, raising USD$100,000 in funding within a month of its inception. One of the company’s angel investors, former GIC Director of Foreign Exchange, Commodities and Short Term Rates, Timothy Teo, feels the app may fundamentally change the way people trade.

“Call Levels meets a very important need for investors and traders to be informed about price levels whether for entry or exit,” says Mr Teo. “It will level the playing field for smaller players, who can now easily access customised news, views and relevant research whenever they set a price alert.”

Call Levels currently offers users real-time alerts for 930 currency pairs, gold, silver and other metals, with equities and indices to be introduced soon. There are plans to deliver market news to users over the app, customised to what assets they are tracking and where their alert levels are.

“Investors have become more self-directed, more informed and more tech-savvy these days,” says Daniel. “Even late adopters are now using technology on mobile to help them make investment decisions, but we have to make it as accessible as possible. This app helps to put critical information in everyone’s hands in real time so they can make informed decisions quickly.”

The free-to-download Call Levels app is available for Apple iOS devices on the iTunes Store. For more information, you can visit their website at http://www.call-levels.com.

About Call Levels

Call Levels is a simple mobile-based market alert application that allows users to track and set alerts for foreign currencies, stocks and commodities of their choosing. It will also provide snapshots for quick market analysis based on the customised alerts tracked by users. The app can be downloaded for free on iOS devices from the Apple iTunes Store.

For more information please go to https://www.call-levels.com/

To download Call Levels from the Apple iTunes store please go to https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/id937109871

About 2359 Media Pte Ltd

Since 2009, 2359 Media has been helping clients define, strategize and create business value. 2359 Media is the one-stop source for enterprise applications, creating mobile, web and social experiences.

2359 Media has worked with prestigious companies and launched over 100 apps in the past five years from the banking industry – DBS, UOB, to leisure – with Sentosa, or Media with MediaCorp.

For media enquiries

Daniel Yap

Right Hook Communications

t: +65 8189 9587

e: daniel@righthook.com.sg

Cynthia Siantar

Call Levels Pte Ltd

t: +65 8484 8685

e: cynthia@call-levels.com

Source: Call Levels

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November 24, 2014 at 12:32 pm

RS Components Augments Rapid-prototyping Product Portfolio with New Ultimaker 2 3D Printer

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-High resolution, high speed and most popular 3D desktop printer available targets wide range of users including engineers involved in rapid-prototyping and product concept development

HONG KONG, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has added to its growing range of rapid-prototyping machines with the Ultimaker 2 3D printer, recently voted Best Consumer Product 2014 at the London 3D Print Show Global Awards. This new desktop 3D printer employs fused filament fabrication (FFF) technology and targets electronics and mechanical engineers involved in design, prototyping and research and development, as well as enthusiasts and students.

Manufactured from premium parts and materials the latest version of the Ultimaker 3D printer, compared to its previous incarnation, now adds a heated bed, which smoothens the print output, allows for ABS material printing and also prevents warping. Claiming the highest speed and accuracy possible on any desktop 3D printer available today, the printer offers a print speed of up to 300mm/s and a layer resolution of only 20 microns or 0.02mm. In addition, it is available in a highly compact design with frame dimensions of 357 x 342 x 388mm (not including filament spool), offering an overall build volume of 230 x 225 x 205mm.

Other specifications include a nozzle diameter of 0.4mm, with the capability to handle a recommended filament diameter of 2.85mm. Operating temperatures of the print nozzle and heated bed are +180 – 260 degree Celsius and +50 – 100 degree Celsius, respectively.

Approximate usage cost, provided by the manufacturer Ultimaker, is EUR0.05 per cubic centimetre, combining both material and power cost. The use of FFF technology also allows the choice of a wide range of material filaments including popular choices such as PLA and ABS.

The printer also comes with a standalone SD-card for 3D-model file upload and Ultimaker’s Cura open-source software, which essentially slices a 3D-model into the requisite layers in preparation for printing. Cura was voted Best Consumer Software 2014 also at the London 3D Print Show Global Awards.

The Ultimaker 2 is available now from RS Components in EMEA and some Asia Pacific countries, and will be offered in Hong Kong at HKD 21250.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2014had revenues of GBP 1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-components.com.

RS Components
Tan Soo Chun
Public Relations Manager – Asia Pacific
Email: soochun.tan@rs-components.com
Telephone: +65-6391-5745

Edelman Public Relations (Singapore)
Yvette Yeo
Manager
Email: yvette.yeo@edelman.com
Telephone: +65-6347-2355

Further information is available via these links:

@RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS

RS Components on Linkedin
http://www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components

RS Components on Weibo
http://e.weibo.com/u/3206377000?type=0

Relevant Links:

Electrocomponents plc
www.electrocomponents.com

RS Components
http://www.rs-online.com/

DesignSpark
http://www.designspark.com

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Source: RS Components Singapore

Related stocks: LSE:ECM OTC-PINK:EENEY

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November 21, 2014 at 12:26 pm

ViewQwest Announces 2Gbps Fiber Broadband, First in the World Outside of Japan

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— ViewQwest offers fastest residential Internet connectivity in Singapore
— Leads Singapore Internet Service Providers to explore possibilities of 2Gbps fiber broadband
— Streamlines existing fiber broadband price plans to provide consumers with simplified options

SINGAPORE, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — ViewQwest, Singapore’s premium fiber broadband operator, today announced its capability to offer 2Gbps fiber broadband — the first in the world outside of Japan, and the fastest residential Internet connectivity in Singapore. The 2Gbps fiber broadband will be undergoing limited trials with a select group of customers from now until end-2014, and will be commercially available in early 2015.

“Our customers are always connected and are active users of the Internet, using it for home entertainment like watching movies and TV shows on their TVs and computers. We know they demand the fastest Internet speeds and reliability, and ViewQwest is proud to be the first in Singapore — and in the world outside of Japan — to have the capability to offer 2Gbps fiber broadband. We look to continue leading the way for Singapore’s Internet Service Providers and pushing the boundaries in terms of our speed and content offerings,” said Vignesa Moorthy, CEO, ViewQwest.

Consumers will be able to try first-hand the possibilities of 2Gbps fiber broadband at SITEX from 27 to 30 November 2014 at the ViewQwest booth (5G20) at the Singapore EXPO.

New fiber broadband price plans

To further cater to consumer preferences, ViewQwest has streamlined its existing packages into two price plans that simplify the options for consumers. Consumers can now choose ViewQwest Fibernet™ broadband bundles that offer faster Internet speeds and incredible home entertainment value at more competitive prices than before.

Bundles continue to include ViewQwest’s Freedom VPN, which opens up a world of home entertainment, allowing consumers access to geo-restricted international streaming sites such as Netflix, Hulu, PPTV, Viki, BBC iPlayer, ITV and Tonton.

Also included in the bundles are free gifts such as ViewQwest TV, an Android-based media player that connects the TV to the Internet, and add-ons like OneVoice™, a residential fixed line that gives you free unlimited incoming and outgoing local calls.

The new ViewQwest Fibernet™ broadband bundles are:

  • Freedom VPN 600Mbps Bundle — $65 per month
    • Fibernet™ Broadband 600Mbps
    • 3 Months Free Freedom VPN
    • Free ViewQwest TV
    • Free modem/ router rental
    • OneVoice™ residential phone line
  • Freedom VPN 1000Mbps Bundle — $89.95 per month
    • Fibernet™ Broadband 1000Mbps
    • 3 Months Free Freedom VPN
    • Free ViewQwest TV
    • Free modem/ router rental
    • OneVoice™ residential phone line

The new price plans will be available from 12 November 2014.

About ViewQwest

ViewQwest is a Singapore Internet Service Provider (ISP) established in 2001 with a commercial and residential client base. Our core mission is to deliver an unparalleled service to each and every customer, and we have an unwavering commitment to deliver on our promises. As a Facilities Based Operator (FBO), we own cable systems between Singapore and Malaysia, as well as our own undersea cable between Singapore and Indonesia. ViewQwest challenges accepted norms and has a history of innovation over the past decade. We introduced services such as Freedom VPN to allow users to unblock popular streaming websites in select regions, established Points-of-Presence (PoP) in New York and Los Angeles for better connectivity to USA, and was the first Singaporean ISP to employ Latency Based Routing technology.

Media contact:

Edelman
Sng Su Min
+6564941564
sumin.sng@edelman.com

Source: ViewQwest

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November 13, 2014 at 12:25 pm

iXBlue launches the MARINS M Series inertial navigation system (INS) at EURONAVAL 2014

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— The MARINS M series sets new standards in strategic-grade naval navigation and strengthens the iXBlue INS product range by delivering up to three times the performance of other systems.

MARLY-LE-ROI, France, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — iXBlue, a global leader in naval and civil navigation and positioning systems, is unveiling its new MARINS M series INS at EURONAVAL 2014, in Paris, France. The series includes the MARINS M3, M5 and M7 systems and is designed to address the needs of the world’s most advanced navies for surface-vessel and submarine operations in littoral and open-sea environments.

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Accurate and reliable navigation, including missile alignment, is critical to the success of submarine and surface-vessel missions. The MARINS M series raises the bar in performance and scalability by addressing the needs of surface ship navigation under a GPS-denied environment. For submarines, MARINS M7 enables three times longer autonomous stealth navigation compared with any available system by offering drifts of less than 1 Nm/72 h.

The MARINS M series represents the state of the art in strap-down, fiber-optic gyroscope (FOG) technology, and is combat ready against GNSS denial. The military-specification units output position, heading, roll, pitch, depth and velocities, and are perfectly silent. The systems are compatible with a wide range of aiding sensors and can be up and running within minutes.

The extended iXBlue product range, including QUADRANS, OCTANS, PHINS and MARINS M series systems, now represents even higher scalability of solutions, from attack craft to aircraft carriers and submarines.

More than 30 navies worldwide have selected the iXBlue product range, including previous generations of MARINS systems. For example, the UK Royal Navy’s has adopted advanced iXBlue solutions for its Astute Class submarines. iXBlue products are consistently selected for their overall performance, reliability and through-life cost benefits. With no moving parts or critical elements that deteriorate over time, the units offer the best available total cost of ownership. Consequently, their reliability is high and they require no maintenance. They are also compact, lightweight and power efficient, and, unlike the systems generally used in submarines, are extremely easy to integrate.

With more than 30 years of experience, iXBlue is a global leader in ultimate-performance FOG navigation for naval defense applications.

For further information about iXBlue naval products, including the MARINS M series, please visit the iXBlue stand (F64).

CONTACT:
Anne Colliou, +33-1-30-08-88-88 (France), anne.colliou@ixblue.com
Majid Foodeei, +33-631-66-3999, majid.foodeei@ixblue.com

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Source: iXBlue

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October 29, 2014 at 11:29 am

RS Components Introduces New Professional-quality RS Branded Soldering Station

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-High functionality soldering station comes with large number of features and a significantly lower price tag

SINGAPORE, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has launched a new RS branded soldering station with soldering iron that has all the features, functionality and quality expected of a professional product, yet is substantially cheaper than the premium brand equivalent.

RS260 - RS Soldering Station
RS260 – RS Soldering Station

Targeting professional use by electronic design engineers, the soldering station offers ultra-fast heat up from room temperature to 350 degrees Celsius in only 10 seconds thus reducing operating time and running costs. Other key features of this professional quality station include: large backlit LCD display with an analogue bar for easy readout; multi-power switch-mode control; three hot keys for fast pre-set temperature changes; and an automatic sleep mode, thereby increasing the longevity of the heater and iron tip. Replacement tips are also available from RS.

In addition, the use of silver-alloy conductive materials in the product ensures minimum heating loss. Other specifications of the station include power consumption of 90W, temperature accuracy of plus-minus 10 degrees Celsius, and an operating temperature range of 100 degrees Celsius to 500 degrees Celsius.

The RS branded soldering station is now in stock (part no. 799-8941) and available via RS Components in EMEA and Asia Pacific.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2014had revenues of GBP1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-components.com.

RS Components
Tan Soo Chun
Public Relations Manager – Asia Pacific
Email: soochun.tan@rs-components.com
Telephone: +65-6391-5745

Edelman Public Relations (Singapore)
Yvette Yeo
Manager
Email: yvette.yeo@edelman.com
Telephone: +656347-2355

Further information is available via these links:

@RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS

RS Components on Linkedin
http://www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components

RS Components on Weibo
http://e.weibo.com/u/3206377000?type=0

Relevant Links:

Electrocomponents plc
www.electrocomponents.com

RS Components
www.rs-online.com/

DesignSpark
www.designspark.com

Photo – http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20141006/8521405764
Logo –
http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2011/05/04/20110504368830.jpg

Source: RS Components Singapore

Related stocks: LSE:ECM OTC-PINK:EENEY

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October 28, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Posted in Technology

RS Components launches Internet of Things (IoT) themed area via DesignSpark

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-IoT Design Centre to become a repository of information with blogs and latest applications creating a fully connected device infrastructure

SINGAPORE, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has launched an Internet of Things (IoT) themed area via its online DesignSpark community, providing software design tools and resources ideal for rapid prototyping and product development. Hosted under Design Centres, the IoT page includes the latest blogs and a series of articles written by partners, DesignSpark community members and leading Industry experts, acting as a knowledge base to aid engineers designing IoT-enabled applications.

The new Design Centre includes an introduction to the IoT by Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino of Designswarm, ranked second by Onanalytica in the 2014 top 100 list of the IoT thought leaders. Further featured articles in the Design Centre focus on a detailed break-down of the IoT and a look at how it all started, where it’s heading and why we need it, exploring how “Things” connect from hardware to applications, network infrastructure, and security of data.

“By 2020, it has been predicted that there could be as many as 26 billion devices connected to the Internet, each with its own unique ID,” said Pete Wood, DesignSpark community manager at RS Components. “Together these connected devices create the Internet of Things (IoT), allowing us to control and monitor remote devices via the Internet. As a community that has been at the forefront of providing updated information on the latest industry trends, the IoT Design Centre at DesignSpark aims to set the wheels in motion for discussions around best practice and recommendations for products suitable for use in IoT applications.”

About RS Components
RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2014 had revenues of GBP1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-components.com.

RS Components
Tan Soo Chun
Public Relations Manager – Asia Pacific
Email: soochun.tan@rs-components.com
Telephone: +65-6391-5745

Edelman Public Relations (Singapore)
Yvette Yeo
Manager
Email: yvette.yeo@edelman.com
Telephone: +65-6347-2355

Further information is available via these links:

@RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS

RS Components on Linkedin
http://www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components

RS Components on Weibo
http://e.weibo.com/u/3206377000?type=0

Relevant Links:

Electrocomponents plc
www.electrocomponents.com

RS Components
www.rs-online.com/

DesignSpark
www.designspark.com

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Source: RS Components Singapore

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October 15, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Thales Inaugurates Innovation Hub In Singapore

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— Thales inaugurates the Singapore Innovation Hub, a multidisciplinary establishment inspired by Asian concepts, Asian innovation and Asian thinking.
— The Hub will engage customers and utilize new concepts and practices such as Design Thinking to identify needs and jointly develop solutions.
— The innovation team benefits from government support and partnerships with Singapore’s institutions as well as a global network of Thales innovation teams.

SINGAPORE, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Thales, a global technology leader in the Aerospace, Transportation and Defence & Security, today officially inaugurated the Thales Innovation Hub Singapore, which represents the Group’s first multidisciplinary innovation centre outside of Europe.

The concept behind this Hub is to seek inspiration from Asian concepts, Asian innovation and Asian thinking, to arrive at a deeper understanding of the operational needs of clients in the region, and design new products and services that address these specific requirements.

The Thales team will engage customers in usercentered innovation, co-designing, prototyping and testing new ideas and concepts across domains ranging from defense, maritime security to aerospace, air traffic management and smart cities.

The innovation team has been trained by the Design Thinking and Innovation Academy from the DesignSingapore Council in order to apply the concept of Design Thinking innovation[1], a new, goal-oriented, problem solving approach developed to look at all potential alternatives of a particular design problem.

Thales has world class credentials in research and technology, and invests an average 20% of its annual turnover in Research & Development. The Singapore team will therefore draw from considerable global support, including access to the internal network of design practitioners, a global group of experts from across all Thales’s domains, which fosters cross-collaboration in order to fine-tune design and innovation. The team will be further strengthened by the partnership forged with the Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD)[2], through collaboration and internship agreements.

“We are pleased that Thales has chosen Singapore to open its first multidisciplinary innovation hub outside ofEurope. The decision to locate the Thales Innovation Hub in Singapore signifies the growing importance of Thales’s Asian customer base, as well as Thales’s continued confidence in Singapore as an innovation leader in the region,”said Mr Quek Swee Kuan, Deputy Managing Director, Singapore Economic Development Board.

“Innovation is in our DNA. Thales invests more in research and technology than most other industrial groups and with this inauguration we reaffirm this commitment to innovation. By leveraging the multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary Thales teams in Asia and across the world, the entire technology and research portfolio of the Group can be accessed by local clients to meet their needs in each of our strategic countries like Singapore,said Jean-Bernard Levy, Chairman and CEO, Thales Group.

Notes To Editors

1. About Singapore’s Innovation Hub team and Design Thinking

The Thales team is trained by the Design Thinking and Innovation Academy from the DesignSingapore Council equipped with “The Tools and Methods for Implementing Design Thinking” — a workshop covering the process of design thinking and innovation, as well as topics such as user empathy, rapid prototyping and user testing.

Design thinking is a formal solution-based method for practical, creative resolution of problems. This approach differs from the analytical scientific method, which begins with thoroughly defining all the parameters of the problem in order to create a solution. Design Thinking identifies and investigates both known and ambiguous aspects of the current situation in order to discover hidden parameters and open alternative paths to a solution. Because Design Thinking is iterative, intermediate “solutions” are also potential starting points of alternative paths, including redefining of the initial problem.

2. About the partnerships forged with Singapore Universities

To strengthen the Innovation Hub in Singapore, Thales is forging a strong partnership with the Singapore Universityof Technology & Design (SUTD). SUTD, established in close partnership with MIT in the U.S., has incorporated into its curriculum inputs from the industry to meet the needs of the world. By hosting interns from SUTD and participating in SUTD’s Capstone Programme (an integrated design project for senior year undergraduate students), Thales hopes to inject fresh perspectives into our innovation challenges and grow the pool of Design-aware engineering talents in Singapore.

About Thales

Thales is a global technology leader in the Aerospace, Transportation and Defence & Security markets. In 2013, the company generated revenues of EUR14.2 billion with 65,000 employees in 56 countries. With its 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers and local partners.

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Thales Group
Thales Innovation
DesignSingapore

Press Contact

Rice Communications

Amala Naravane
+6581869460
amala.naravane@ricecomms.com

Thales Media Relations

Alexandre Perra
+33(0)157778626
alexandre.perra@thalesgroup.com

Source: Thales

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October 14, 2014 at 1:59 pm