MobiCom simplifies contracts in Mongolia with fingerprint authentication
 
JCN Newswire
Sep 13, 2018
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Links with KHUR, Mongolia's state information exchange system

TOKYO - (ACN Newswire) - MobiCom Corporation, a subsidiary of KDDI CORPORATION, has recently introduced fingerprint authentication enabled by compatibility between the KHUR state information exchange system and MobiCom's sales management system.

MobiCom is the first telecommunications service provider to establish compatibility with the KHUR state information exchange system. It enables MobiCom to provide more than 100 service offerings to Mongolians, who are able to complete the personal ID authentication process using fingerprint verification only, without the need to present an ID card.

The KHUR state information exchange system also allows MobiCom to save the time and efforts expended in sales outlets and back-office operations managing customer ID card information, in favour of constructing the necessary data wharehousing facilities.

KHUR state information exchange system was developed as an integrated national population database managed by government authorities for registration, taxation, social insurance, and other services for improved utility and transparency. Use of an open-source platform ensures connectivity for private-sector firms that meet compliance standards.

Issued free of charge, the Mongolian national ID card is required for public procedures, such as voting. The cards include personal information such as digital photograph and fingerprints, which is securely stored to an embedded microprocessor. By linking its sales management system to KHUR, MobiCom can use information integrated with KHUR to enable personal ID authentication through fingerprint verification alone.

By establishing links with KHUR, MobiCom will be able not only to improve its service quality, but also to aspire to provide new telecommunications and finance services, thus contributing to the development of Mongolia.

About MobiCom
MobiCom Corporartion is a total telecommunications service provider, supplying mobile, fixed line and satellite communication services in addition to a wide range of ICT services, and holds the largest market share among Mongolia's mobile subscribers.(12/17).

KDDI has been a shareholder in MobiCom since it was established in 1995 to develop Mongolia's telecommunications industry. KDDI will apply its knowledge and experience to continue powering the growth of MobiCom and Mongolia's telecommunications infrastructure.

History
- Nov 1995 KDDI, Sumitomo Corporation and Newcom LLC enter the Mongolian market, establishing MobiCom, the telecommunications venture.
- Mar 1996 Launched 2G GSM service
- Mar 2009 Launched 3G W-CDMA service
- 2011 Obtained ISO 9001 quality management system certification
- 2012 Obtained ISO 27001 information security management certification
- Aug 2014 Launched Candy loyalty program
- Mar 2016 KDDI took on MobiCom as a consolidated subsidiary
- May 2016 Launched 4G LTE high-speed data communication service in Ulaanbaatar
- Dec 2016 Launched Candy e-money service
- May 2017 Launched Candy Message Loan service
- July 2017 Obtained Mongolia's first international OHSAS18001 certification, for implementation
and operation of the MobiCom Occupational Health and Safety Management System
- Nov 2017 Introduced Mongolia's first carrier aggregation in 4G LTE
- Dec 2017 Received the Grand Prix at the "Entrepreneur Awards"
- Mar 2018 Honored with the prize for "Best Socially Responsible Foreign Company" at the Silk Road Awards
hosted by the Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry

About KDDI
KDDI is the second largest telecommunication service provider in Japan, offering both mobile and fixed-line communications. With its well-established base of over 50 million customers, and through mobile services and shops offering its "au" brand, KDDI is expanding its services into the "Life Design" business, which includes fintech, e-commerce and nationwide electric power utility services.

With a 60-year history, KDDI is today focused on creating smart infrastructure through IoT technologies and open innovation with partners and start-up companies in diverse industries. KDDI is accelerating the global growth of its telecommunications consumer business with operations in Myanmar and Mongolia, and in the global ICT business with the TELEHOUSE brand. KDDI (TYO:9433) is listed on the Tokyo stock exchange.  http://www.kddi.com/english/.

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Chengdu InfoComm China 2018: A Resounding Success
 
Sep 10, 2018
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Western China’s premier Professional AudioVisual (Pro-AV) and Integrated Experience Solutions Exhibition and Conference attracted a total of 8,201 visitors during its three-day debut, with 5,332 attendance at 40+ knowledge-sharing summit sessions

Chengdu, Sichuan, 7th Sept 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- In a firm demonstration of the pent-up demand for a Pro-AV exhibition platform in the fast-growing Western China region, the first edition of Chengdu InfoComm China 2018 which was themed “Gear Up for Growth in Western China” attracted 8,201 visitors during its three-day run from 5th -7th September 2018.

Richard Tan, the Executive Director of event organizer InfoCommAsia, said, “These visitor numbers are beyond our expectations and we are heartened by the turnout. The response has shown that we have underestimated the need for a platform like Chengdu InfoComm China 2018, which brings the best of Pro-AV and Integrated Experience solutions from all over the world under one roof to satiate the pent-up demand for such cutting-edge technologies in the emerging Western China region.”

The exhibition: a collaborative industry platform
A platform like Chengdu InfoComm China is critical in Western China as the region is experiencing fast-pace growth and development, said Intel’s IoT Group Vice President and Visual Retail and Digital Signage Global Director Jose A. Avalos in his address at the Opening Ceremony.

He said: “Most people think the future just happens. But in reality, it just doesn’t. We make it happen. The people in this room are making it happen. We are the ones developing the solutions that deliver the new experiences that are interactive, that are fun, experiences that will improve the lives of consumers. We make the future. And this is simply why the Chengdu InfoComm China is so important, it allows companies like Intel and our ecosystem to come together, to have a dialogue and work together to demonstrate the solutions that we are creating. We are making the future together."

Exhibitors committed to Western China
Among the over 150 exhibitors, many, including big-name companies like Intel, Epson, Yamaha, Harman, Bose and AOTO, were heartened that their strategy to be first movers in Western China, by riding on the Chengdu InfoComm China platform had paid off. Orders and transactions were penned at the show for some exhibitors, with many reiterating their commitment to the Western China market with booth spaces booked for the next run in 2019.

Leo Yan, Senior Manager, Sales, for Professional Solutions, Harman International (China) Holdings Co., Ltd, said, “For a first show in Chengdu, the turnout is very good. Many industry players, including large enterprises, small and medium business owners, designers and systems integrators were all at the show; essentially the audience base we had anticipated and hoped to see at the show, all showed up. InfoComm China remains one of the most important shows on Harman's annual calendar, and has always been a show we attach great importance to. There aren’t many such fairs here in China, and with the industry shifting towards convergence and integration, the show platform is in sync with our market strategy. We will definitely be back next year!”

Innovations galore, inspirations afore
Visitors were also blown away by the breadth and depth of technologies showcased, which included Command and Control systems for traffic management, security surveillance, defence and healthcare services, digital signage for advertising, retail and information communications, 3D projections for education, entertainment, museums and exhibitions, collaborative communications technology, conference systems for corporate and hospitality, and theatre systems for smart homes. At the show, many products which were new to Western China were launched.

Many came away inspired to transform their businesses with innovative ideas they took away from the show, like Alibaba Group’s OS Business Unit - TV Division Vice General Manager Jonson Wu. Coming from Hangzhou, it was Mr Wu’s first time attending an InfoComm China show and he was blown away by his experience in Chengdu.

He said, “It was a very good show, definitely one of the most professional trade shows I’ve attended in China. It was very well-organized, including the pre-show registration instructions, the on-site registration and wayfinding around the venue, the layout of the show floor, careful attention was paid to all the details. I learned quite a few new ideas, like the integrated solutions for enterprise meetings which I can immediately implement for a few conference room projects I’m working on for my clients. The show also brings together many of our potential future customers, as well as competitors. At the same time, I can size up competitors’ product offerings and stay competitive."

Chengdu InfoComm China Summit - Hearing is believing
The Chengdu InfoComm China Summit - the educational component at the trade fair which comprised a series of free industry forums and seminars with the objectives of knowledge-sharing and elevating the level of professionalism within the industry - was another platform that delegates benefited from. Over the three days, 5,332 attendance for more than 40 sessions, where experts shared emerging trends and in-depth market insights. Wide-ranging and pertinent issues explored included that of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, digital signage, visual technology, smart hotels, smart cities and transportation.

Star of Mind (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd Vice General Manager Xie Jing from Nanchong, a prefecture-level city northeast of Sichuan, shared his discovery. "This is the first time I have attended the InfoComm China Summit and I have learned so many things. I had little understanding prior to entering this industry, the summit sessions left me completely in awe at the marvel of technology and its development! There were many technologies and products that I have only been reading and hearing about for so long, but I finally got to see them at the show, and even better, have the experts explain these technologies in person, it has been a really rewarding experience."

Chengdu InfoComm China 2019 will return next year from 4th-6th September 2019 at the Chengdu Century City-New International Exhibition & Convention Center.

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China
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E: candy.he@baobab-tree-event.com

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Consoveyo Helps Increase Throughput for Leading Indonesian Dairy Product Manufacturer
 
Sep 05, 2018
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Singapore, 5 September 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Consoveyo Singapore Pte. Ltd. (Consoveyo), part of Körber Logistics Systems, is proud to announce its third consecutive project with a leading dairy goods producer in Indonesia. For this Phase Three project at the manufacturer’s Surabaya plant, Consoveyo expands its automated and storage retrieval system (ASRS) solution to enable the transportation of finished goods from production lines to the warehouse.

“This contract win is a testimony to our excellent customer service and expertise in automated warehousing solutions,” shared Poul Lorentzen, General Manager of Consoveyo. “We set up this plant’s first automated warehouse, and then helped to expand the warehouse by doubling its capacity. Having been chosen for the third time is an affirmation of our position as one of the leading suppliers of automated warehousing solutions for the food and beverage industry.”

In order to ensure an optimum flow of finished goods from the new production line to the ASRS warehouse, Consoveyo installed pallet conveyors, two pallet shuttle cars, and one automated wrapping machine. The equipment eliminates the need for manual handling of goods for transportation, and increases production throughput.

Furthermore, Consoveyo’s warehouse management software (WMS) enables more than the management of inventory storage — it also greatly minimises supply chain disruptions that can shut or slow down production lines. In addition, the software’s real-time visibility function helps to notify the company’s managers in real-time of problems that may disrupt the flow of goods.

Consoveyo’s system will also provide warehouse managers with useful information, such as historical data of pallet movement and specific locations of inventory stored in the warehouse. And in order to extend its service commitment to the customer, Consoveyo will continue to provide after sales support and on-going refresher training courses.

Lorentzen added, “We are glad that our warehousing technologies and solutions helped increase this dairy customer’s throughput and output beyond their expectations. Consoveyo’s solutions are developed with customers’ needs in mind, and are tailored to their exact requirements. We will continue to help manufacturers find the very best solutions, and be there with them through every phase, stage, and component of their journey to achieving a seamless, automated warehouse.”

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About Consoveyo

Consoveyo S.A. from Porto, Portugal, is a system integrator for automation projects in intralogistics and supplier of automated conveyor and storage systems. The portfolio of integrated solutions and services includes high-rack warehouses, distribution centers, and order processing systems. The company specializes in in-house mechanics and hardware solutions. Consoveyo has facilities in Portugal, Spain, Belgium, the Czech Republic, India, and Singapore. The company belongs to the Business Unit System Integration and is part of the Business Area Logistics Systems belonging to the international technology group Körber.

About Körber Logistics Systems

The Business Area Logistics Systems, belonging to the international technology group Körber and based in Bad Nauheim, Germany, is the leading provider of fully integrated applications for the optimization of complex internal and external logistics processes. Under the umbrella brand Körber Logistics, the Business Area provides digital solutions for the smart factory (production logistics), the warehouse, distribution center, e-commerce, and management of the entire supply chain. In three Business Units, the umbrella brand unites the companies Aberle GmbH and Consoveyo S.A. (System Integration), Langhammer GmbH and Riantics A/S (Product Solutions), Aberle Software GmbH, Cirrus Logistics, DMLogic, HighJump, Inconso AG and Voiteq (Software). They offer an extensive range of products and services, from system integration to technologies for storage, palletizing, de-palletizing and conveyor systems, through to software.

About Körber

Körber AG is the holding company for an international technology Group with approx. 12,000 employees around the world. The Group comprises leading-edge technology companies and more than 140 production, service, and sales entities. At locations around the globe, Körber combines the benefits of a globally-present organization with the strengths of highly-specialized, flexible, medium-sized enterprises that offer their customers solutions, products, and services in the Business Areas of Automation, Logistics Systems, Machine Tools, Pharma Systems, Tissue, Tobacco, Corporate Ventures and Körber Digital.

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Chengdu InfoComm China 2018 Debuts with Distinction
 
Sep 05, 2018
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For the first time, business leaders and decision makers in the emerging Western China market can take advantage of the latest Professional AudioVisual and Integrated Experience solutions through the Chengdu InfoComm China platform

Chengdu, Sichuan, 5th Sept 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Chengdu InfoComm China made its debut with a bang, opening today with a dazzling showcase of cutting-edge Professional AudioVisual (Pro-AV) and Integrated Experience solutions, many never before seen by the excited visitors who thronged the Western China International Expo City.

The buzz surrounding the lead-up to the show stemmed from the fact that Western China is a new and emerging market to be reckoned with. Testament to the promise of the region, Chengdu InfoComm China is the second such show to be organized within China. Event organizer InfoCommAsia has organized Beijing InfoComm China to great success since 2007, with the Beijing show held in April 2018 attracting a record 38,809 visitors.

David Labuskes, the Chief Executive Officer of AVIXA, said at the Opening Ceremony, “In April this year, we hosted our most successful Beijing InfoComm China show ever. If that success has taught us anything, it is that the pro-AV market in China is so significant — so dynamic — that it needs a second trade fair. One that is strategically located and professionally executed where the opportunity is the greatest. An event created to fuel the amazing momentum of technological innovation in this part of the world. Chengdu is the right place; Chengdu InfoComm China is the right event, right now.”

Guests officiating at the Opening Ceremony included Liu Ying, Deputy Director-General of Sichuan Bureau of Expo Affairs and Ma Ze Lin, Deputy Director-General of Chengdu Municipal Bureau of Exposition.

As a direct beneficiary of China’s massive Belt and Road Initiative, Chengdu and the rest of the Western China region has been earmarked for development. Based on economic indicators from a survey conducted by the international well-known economic think-tank Milken Institute in 2017, cities in Western China are already outperforming the traditional heavyweights like Beijing and Shanghai.

Said Richard Tan, the Executive Director of event organizer InfoCommAsia, “After months of preparation and anticipation, we are heartened that the show has come to fruition. As a bridge between the best in cutting-edge Pro-AV and Integrated Experience solutions, and a dynamic emerging market which is a force to be reckoned with, we are certain that the next two days will be very exciting ones on the Chengdu InfoComm China show floor.”

AN OUTSTANDING SHOWCASE

The inaugural Chengdu InfoComm China runs at Hall 5 and Hall 6 while Summit at Hall 9. The exhibition which spreads over 30,000 square meters features top-of-the-line technologies from over 150 local and overseas exhibitors, all of whom are eager for a slice of the Western China economic pie. Big-name exhibitors at Chengdu InfoComm China include Intel, Yamaha, Harman, Epson, AOTO, Extron, WolfVision, Dataton AB, DigiBird, Hitevision, Digital China, GuoHua, BXB, IFLYTEK and DeskMedia.

Exhibition highlights include Command and Control systems for traffic management, security surveillance, defence and healthcare services, digital signage for advertising, retail and information communications, 3D projections for education, entertainment, museums and exhibitions, collaborative communications technology, conference systems for corporate and hospitality, and theatre systems for smart homes. Of these products and solutions, many are new to Western China.

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

The Summit portion of Chengdu InfoComm China 2018 comprises a series of free summits and seminars are highly popular amongst visitors. These are conducted by industry experts who will provide macro overviews as well as in-depth insights into the latest innovations which are transforming specific industries.

Summit subjects focus on cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, digital intelligence and smart city developments. InfoCommAsia is also partnering major corporations, industry associations and leading industry media including Intel, Guangdong New Intelligent City Construction Service Center, Digital Solutions Multimedia Asia, China Hotel Association Wisdom and China InfoWorld to deliver content which would be meaningful to participants.

6 September (Thursday)
CHENGDU ROOM
09:30-12:00 IOT Innovation Forum (co-organized with China InfoWorld)
14:00-16:30 InfoCommAsia Seminar

YIBIN ROOM
09:40-11:40 Industry Forum - Smart City & Smart Transportation (co-organized with Guangdong New Intelligent City Construction Service Center)
14:00-16:30 InfoCommAsia Seminar

NEIJIANG ROOM
09:30-16:30 InfoCommAsia Seminar

7 September (Friday)
NEIJIANG ROOM
09:30-11:00 InfoCommAsia Seminar

As the show is slated to run until 7th September 2018, those who are interested in grabbing the opportunity to check out the technology on display or dropping in on a free Summit session are welcome to do so. For detailed information about the show and Summit agenda, please visit the official website or official WeChat.

All show visitors can:
 Redeem a limited-edition temporary parking signage.
 Participate in the Lucky Draw and stand a chance to win a 3-day-2-night travel package with round-trip air tickets and hotel accommodation to visit the inaugural InfoComm Southeast Asia (15th -17th May, 2019) in Thailand.

SHOW VENUE
Western China International Expo City
88 Fuzhou Road East, Tianfu New District, Chengdu, Sichuan Province

TRAVEL INFORMATION

•Line 1, Western China Int'l Expo City Station (Exit C); or Guangzhou Road Station (Exit F) .
•Car park facilities are available on Guangzhou Road East
•Please inform taxi driver to let you alight at Western China Int'l Expo City (Shu Zhou Road)

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About the Show Organizer - InfoCommAsia
InfoCommAsia is the region’s preeminent organizer of tradeshows for the Professional Audiovisual (Pro-AV) and Integrated Experience solutions industries. Through industry-leading shows in China, India and Southeast Asia, InfoCommAsia connects global and regional Pro-AV and Integrated Experience purveyors as well as end-users across industries with the most important markets of Asia Pacific.

MEDIA CONTACTS
Baobab Tree Event – Event Manager
Overseas
Flora Lau
T: + 852 3520 3638
E: flora.lau@baobab-tree-event.com

China
Candy He
T: + 86 20 8765 8975
E: candy.he@baobab-tree-event.com

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Linde's Hydrogen-Powered Mobility Technology To Support Zero-Emission Vehicles in Malaysia
 
Sep 04, 2018
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- Clean fuel alternatives for Malaysia's automotive industry with the set-up of Linde-Sarawak Energy - Berhad hydrogen production plant and refuelling station in Sarawak.
- Linde is the technology leader for end-to-end sustainable hydrogen solutions.
- Linde has a history of more than 25 years of R&D in hydrogen fuelling technologies.

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia, Sept. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Vehicles in Malaysia will one day be powered by a cleaner fuel alternative; hydrogen, an element found in water. Towards this end, Linde Malaysia (Linde), a member of The Linde Group, is gearing up to share its expertise in fuelling solutions to help power Malaysia's automotive industry with zero-emission hydrogen technology.

"The world's challenges associated with global warming (caused by CO2 emissions) pose a fundamental threat to the future of our planet. Linde sees hydrogen as an integral part of our renewable energy future in addressing this challenge. With over 25 years of research and development in hydrogen fuelling technologies, Linde has invested significantly at the global level in the future market for hydrogen. There are strong indicators that the market is receptive towards alternative fuels and energy with alternative mobility becoming more prevalent, particularly in Asia," explained Linde South Asia and ASEAN Regional Managing Director, Rob Hughes.

Malaysia is an attractive place for Linde to invest further, tapping into its rich water resource for the production, storage and supply of hydrogen and other industrial gasses. This is partly due to its abundant water resource, receiving an average of 2500 to 5080 millimetres of rainfall annually.

"Technology, innovation and an inventive spirit have been at the core of Linde from the very beginning, making us the technology leader for end-to-end sustainable hydrogen solutions. Linde is no stranger to the automotive industry as we deliver hydrogen fuelling solutions for cars, buses and even forklift trucks. We intend to grow the commercialisation of hydrogen powered fuel cell vehicles and boost our efforts with our partners to create infrastructures that enable greater adoption of hydrogen-electric mobility. Linde has seen success with this model across Europe and is now extending its focus here in Southeast Asia," said Hughes.

Hydrogen is categorised as a clean fuel, releasing water vapour when converted into fuel. Hydrogen is produced through natural gas steam reforming or the electrolysis of water. Its carbon-neutral nature means vehicles powered by hydrogen have zero-emissions, a solution that directly helps mitigate climate change. Unlike fossil fuels, hydrogen is the most commonly occurring element in nature, which means it is renewable.

Hydrogen-powered cars are equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell and an electric motor. Inside the fuel cell of the car, the hydrogen reacts with oxygen drawn in from the ambient air. Hydrogen molecules separate and create electricity to power the electric motor, and water. The automotive industry stands to benefit from Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) because they help reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions which greatly mitigates climate change. This further supports the nation's aspirations to reduce carbon emissions as demonstrated by the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology, Science And Climate Change's (Mestecc) recent announcement to introduce an Energy Efficiency Bill in 2019 to help Malaysia cut carbon emissions by 45 per cent by 2030 in compliance with the Paris climate accord.

Hydrogen powered fuel cell vehicles have a short refuelling time of only three minutes and the ability to cover 500 to 600 km. This makes hydrogen-powered vehicles comparable to conventional vehicles. The water vapour from the exhaust of a hydrogen-powered vehicle is clean to the point that it is drinkable, demonstrating its zero emissions feature.

Solidifying its commitment to the Malaysian market, Linde will be providing its technological expertise across the hydrogen value chain to Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB), following the construction of the latter's pilot hydrogen production plant and refuelling station, the first of its kind in the state of Sarawak and Southeast Asia. Linde also signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the potential of hydrogen and how it can be potentially applied into other aspects together with SEB. The move demonstrates interest in clean fuel alternatives for a more sustainable automotive industry in Malaysia.

To date, Linde has equipped around 150 fuelling stations globally with innovative hydrogen refuelling technology. Linde is actively involved in collaborative partnerships to jointly develop new solutions for hydrogen as a fuel. It is a member of the 'Hydrogen Council,' the first global initiative of its kind, launched in January 2017, with the goal of positioning hydrogen among the key solutions of the energy transition to help meet climate goals. The council is made up of 13 CEOs and Chairpersons from various industries and energy companies including Daimler, Royal Dutch Shell, The Linde Group, Alstom, Honda, Hyundai, Kawasaki and Toyota among others.

About Linde Malaysia

Linde Malaysia is a member of The Linde Group that has been present in Malaysia since 1960. A leading industrial and medical gas supplier in Malaysia with more than 50 years of experience in the industry, it combines local knowledge with global expertise and resources in the areas of technology, research and development, gas applications, engineering and best operating practices.

Linde Malaysia is the specialist in the provision of total gas solutions to a variety of industries. It manufactures and distribute industrial, specialty and medical gases and provide a range of related services, including installation of gas equipment, pipelines and associated engineering services. In addition, it supplies packaged chemicals, welding and consumables products.

For more information see www.linde.com.my.

About The Linde Group:

In the 2017 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of EUR 17.113 billion, making it one of the leading gases and engineering companies in the world, with approximately 58,000 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 www.linde.com

Press Contact:

Linde Asia Pacific Communications
Foo Hsu-Yi
+65 9177.5757
hsu.yi.foo@Linde.com

Linde Malaysia Communications
Valerine Lee
+6012 226.9600
valerine.lee@linde.com

Source: The Linde Group

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TVT.media: IFA 2018 - The Leading Global Consumer Electronics Trade Fair Opens in Berlin on August 31st
 
Aug 30, 2018
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BERLIN, Aug. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The IFA in Berlin is the global leading trade fair for consumer electronics and home appliances and will take place from August 31 to September 5 at the fairgrounds of Messe Berlin.

The worldwide leading brands will present their latest consumer electronics and household appliances products and numerous innovations making their debut at IFA will draw visitors into the exhibition halls. From September 2 to September 5, the IFA Global Markets - Europe's biggest B2B-Sourcing-Platform in the location "STATION-Berlin" - will complete the exhibition.

Last year's big success - IFA NEXT 2018, the successful innovation platform for start-ups will be extended substantially. The six theme days will be dedicated to presentations, panel discussions and pitches. Innovative companies, research institutes and organizations will present their ideas for future markets.

This year's newcomer: Shift Automotive! The new Future Mobility Convention is a cooperation between Geneva International Motor Show, Palexpo, IFA, and Messe Berlin and will take place for the first time at IFA on September 4 and September 5. Here, it's all about new technologies which will change mobility.

The trend in 2018: Artificial intelligence. Smart and connected products are expected to become more convenient by speech recognition. Besides, the devices are supposed to become adaptive. There will be increased focus on personal health, too. The range of products for the improvement of well-being is increasing also.

The media partner, TVT.media will be supplying journalists with comprehensive moving-image material covering IFA 2018. Material on the Opening Gala, trade fair impressions and interviews with exhibitors and industry experts will be obtainable at the Global Broadcast Center.

Dirk Ashauer
TVT.media GmbH, Oberlander Ufer 180-182, 50968 Koln
Tel.: +49-(0)221-78-87-95-52
Tel.: +49-(0)178-7921-90-69
Fax: +49-(0)221-78-87-95-90
Mail: dirk-ashauer@tvtmedia.de

Source: TVT.media GmbH

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FARO® Announces SCENE 2018 with FARO Laser-HDR™ and High Detail Scanning
 
Aug 29, 2018
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Lake Mary, FL, August 28, 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- FARO® (NASDAQ:FARO), the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for construction BIM, announces the release of SCENE 2018, a tightly integrated software platform specifically designed for the FARO Focus Laser Scanner product family. This introduction represents a substantial leap forward for 3D reality data capture and the FARO-driven concept known as Traceable Construction™, in which optimizing the entire AEC construction lifecycle is accounted for in the solution’s strategy, development and execution.

A New Standard in HDR Photography

The new FARO Laser-HDR™ (patent pending) feature in SCENE 2018 improves on conventional multi-exposure HDR techniques by intelligently combining a laser scan image and a photograph through a proprietary FARO process. This results in a laser enhanced HDR image in breathtaking color and detail in even the most challenging environments. This advanced feature is fully backwards compatible and thus allows all generations of FARO Focus Laser Scanner products to achieve exceptional HDR results in a considerably shorter amount of time. Finally, even as recording time (5X faster than traditional HDR) and data volume are dramatically reduced (150 MB per scan), all image details are captured in a single shot and the functionality can be used even if the laser scanner does not support HDR by default.

Increased Productivity Through High Detail Scanning

Defined areas, such as registration marks, can now be recaptured in higher resolution at a great distance from the same scanning position. FARO Focus S150 and S350 users now benefit from significant time savings on site, at least 1.5X faster than when it was required to perform high-resolution scans continuously. Furthermore, since the registration workflow is now fully automated (i.e., no manual interaction needed to process high detail scan data on an onsite PC/workstation), in-field and in-office productivity is improved even more substantially.

Efficiency Through Full Color Panoramic Images

SCENE 2018 enables a full camera resolution color image to be exported, independent of scan resolution. In those situations where high resolution color is required but high-resolution scan is not, time savings of up to 80% can be realized.

Improved Performance and Stability

Scan quick views now open significantly faster and users can be ready to work with the data in half the time than before. Scan projects can be exported up to 75% faster to be shared more efficiently with project stakeholders via the FARO WebShare Cloud and SCENE 2go platforms.

Enhanced Virtual Reality (VR) Experience

SCENE 2018 builds on the VR base first introduced on SCENE 7.1 in 2017. First, it enables an even more natural, immersive experience with significantly fewer instances of motion sickness based on rigorous user testing. Next, it enables a more cost-effective VR use case as it now offers improved compatibility with mid-priced Microsoft Mixed Reality Headsets. Together these improvements are expected to facilitate greater adoption of VR-enabled SCENE as a workflow efficiency tool across the AEC industry.

“The improvements in SCENE 2018 and derived benefits for FARO long range scanners offer another significant contribution to enhancing quality and efficiency across the entire construction life cycle,” stated Andreas Gerster, Vice President - Global Construction BIM. "This is the next step to realize our vision of Traceable Construction™ by better capturing and processing reality in 3D and then by sharing information through seamless, tightly integrated best-in-class solutions.”

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About FARO

FARO is the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realization technology. The Company develops and markets computer-aided measurement and imaging devices and software for the following vertical markets:

• Factory Metrology — High-precision 3D measurement, imaging and comparison of parts and complex structures within production and quality assurance processes

• Construction BIM — 3D capture of as-built construction projects and factories to document complex structures and perform quality control, planning and preservation

• Public Safety Forensics — Capture and analysis of on-site real-world data to investigate crash, crime and fire, plan security activities and provide virtual reality training for public safety personnel

• Product Design — Capture detailed and precise 3D data from existing products permitting CAD analysis and redesign, after market design and legacy part replication

• 3D Machine Vision — 3D vision for both control and measurement to the manufacturing floor through 3D sensors and custom solutions

FARO’s global headquarters is located in Lake Mary, Florida. The Company's European regional headquarters is located in Stuttgart, Germany and its Asia-Pacific regional headquarters is located in Singapore. FARO has other offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Turkey, the Netherlands, Switzerland, India, China, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, and Australia.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are subject to risks and uncertainties, such as statements about demand for and customer acceptance of FARO’s products, and FARO’s product development and product launches. Statements that are not historical facts or that describe the Company’s plans, objectives, projections, expectations, assumptions, strategies, or goals are forward-looking statements. In addition, words such as “is,” “will” and similar expressions or discussions of FARO’s plans or other intentions identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to various known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results, performances, or achievements to differ materially from future results, performances, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Consequently, undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to:

• development by others of new or improved products, processes or technologies that make the Company’s products less competitive or obsolete;

• the Company’s inability to maintain its technological advantage by developing new products and enhancing its existing products;

• declines or other adverse changes, or lack of improvement, in industries that the Company serves or the domestic and international economies in the regions of the world where the Company operates and other general economic, business, and financial conditions; and

• other risks detailed in Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 and in Part II, Item 1A. Risk Factors in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.

Forward-looking statements in this release represent the Company’s judgment as of the date of this release. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, unless otherwise required by law.

More information is available at: www.faro.com/sg

General Enquiry
FARO Singapore Pte Ltd
Tel: +65.65111350
Email: Asia@faro.com

Editorial Contact
Ms Gena Ang
Tel: +65.62227376
Email: gena@redbugpr.com

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SCHWEIZER lays cornerstone for new production site in Jintan
 
Aug 13, 2018
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Schramberg, August 09, 2018 - Accompanied by a festive groundbreaking ceremony and in the presence of the Government of Jintan, Schweizer Electronic AG laid the cornerstone for its new high technology production site in Jintan/Jiangsu Province (China) on August 08, 2018.

Covering a production area of in total 90,000 square metres, the new plant will start operation in 2020 focussing in particular on power electronic and embedding applications for the automotive sector. After completion of the construction phase which is scheduled to last 18 months, the set-up of the new production capacities will be carried out in three ramp-up phases, each with a capacity of 1,200 square metres PCBs per day. This is equivalent to the capacity of the Schramberg production site today. The total investment will amount to 150 million euro over the next ten years to enable group sales to jump to up to 500 million euro.

In November 2017 SCHWEIZER had signed a corresponding investment agreement with the Government of Jintan and just one month later founded the new company Schweizer Electronic Jiangsu (China). The official approvals of the Chinese Environmental and Construction Authorities have been obtained and financing of the first two construction phases has already been secured. For the financing two bank consortia were set up in Germany and China, providing credit lines of 120 million US dollar.

Schweizer Electronic AG will continue to develop and manufacture high technology PCBs in its German production site in Schramberg. Using the additional capacities in Jintan, the company will further exploit the world-wide market potential for high-power and embedding applications by providing its customers with innovative, high-quality PCB and embedding solutions and address the fast-growing Chinese market.

About Schweizer

Schweizer Electronic AG stands for state-of-the-art technology and consultancy competence. SCHWEIZER's premium printed circuit boards and innovative solutions and services for automotive, solar, industry and aviation electronics address key challenges in the areas of Power Electronics, Embedding and System Cost Reduction. Its products are distinguished for their superior quality and their energy-saving and environmentally-friendly features. Together with its partners WUS Printed Circuit (Kunshan) Co., Ltd., Meiko Electronics Co. Ltd. and Elekonta Marek GmbH & Co. KG the company offers in its division electronics cost- and production-optimised solutions for small, medium and large series. Together with its partner Infineon Technologies AG, SCHWEIZER plans to jointly tap the chip embedding market in future.

With 797 employees SCHWEIZER achieved sales of 120.9 million euro in Fiscal Year 2017 (ending December). The company was founded by Christoph Schweizer in 1849 and is listed at the Stuttgart and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges (ticker symbol "SCE", "ISIN DE 000515623").

For further information please contact:

Christina Blake
Schweizer Electronic AG
Einsteinstraße 10
78713 Schramberg

Phone: +49 7422 / 512-213
Fax: +49 7422 / 512-777-213
E-mail: communications@schweizer.ag
Please visit our website: www.morethanPCBs.com

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Semtech's LoRa Technology Creates Smarter Streets in India
 
Jul 26, 2018
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Ahoy Systems smart street light solutions offer ultra-low power capabilities to save cities on utility costs

CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that Ahoy Systems, an electronic design house and OEM for several smart city devices, incorporated Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) into its smart street-lighting products.

“Our smart street lights are built to ensure city efficiency and sustainability, without compromising the safety of streets for pedestrians and drivers. Smart cities leverage our smart lights to reduce their energy footprint and cut down on maintenance costs,” said Neel Maharaj, CEO at Ahoy Systems. “Semtech’s LoRa Technology provides the ideal IoT platform for cities to drastically reduce their electricity costs without compromising infrastructure quality and community services.”

Ahoy Systems provides smart street lighting solutions for municipalities, network operators, LED companies, residential managers, and parking lots. The LoRa-enabled street lights offer “ultra-low” electricity consumption that pays for itself in less than four years, important as electricity consumption by street lights constitutes a huge portion of an average city’s budget. Ahoy Systems smart street lighting solution is easily incorporated into preexisting LED streetlamp infrastructure, offering a low deployment cost. The smart streetlamps automatically dim according to programmable schedules, detect moonlight and dim accordingly, and can send automated messages to managers upon malfunction detection.

“With Semtech’s LoRa Technology and smart city IoT networking, Ahoy Systems can offer street light solutions that increase energy efficiency and reduce city operating costs. LoRa solutions are easy to implement into existing infrastructure and allow smart monitoring of the grid over a LoRaWAN network,” said Vivek Mohan, Director of IoT, Wireless and Sensing Products Group at Semtech. “With hundreds of global cities adopting LoRa Technology for smart city solutions, it’s clear the technology is the ideal IoT platform for smart cities to create a smarter planet while enhancing community services.”

About Semtech’s LoRa® Devices and Wireless RF Technology

Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology is a widely adopted long-range, low-power solution for IoT that gives telecom companies, IoT application makers and system integrators the feature set necessary to deploy low-cost, interoperable IoT networks, gateways, sensors, module products, and IoT services worldwide. IoT networks based on the LoRaWAN™ specification have been deployed in over 100 countries and Semtech is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance™, the fastest growing IoT Alliance for Low Power Wide Area Network applications. To learn more about how LoRa enables IoT, visit Semtech’s LoRa site and join the LoRa Community to access free training as well as an online industry catalog showcasing the products you need for building your ideal IoT application.

About Ahoy Systems

Ahoy systems is focused on smart cities, LoRaWAN, and e-surveillance systems to improve operational efficiency of companies, cities and countries in a short time and with the lowest costs. To learn more about how Ahoy Systems can make your city smarter, visit the website.

About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms for high-end consumer, enterprise computing, communications, and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The Company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit www.semtech.com.

Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements

All statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact, including statements that use the words “will,” “designed to,” or other similar words or expressions, that describe Semtech Corporation’s or its management’s future plans, objectives or goals are “forward-looking statements” and are made pursuant to the Safe-Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results of Semtech Corporation to be materially different from the historical results and/or from any future results or outcomes expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors are further addressed in Semtech Corporation’s annual and quarterly reports, and in other documents or reports, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (www.sec.gov) including, without limitation, information under the captions “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors.” Semtech Corporation assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release, except as required by law.

Semtech, the Semtech logo and LoRa are registered trademarks or service marks, and LoRaWAN is a trademark or service mark, of Semtech Corporation or its affiliates.

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Contacts
Semtech Corporation
Ronda Grech, 805-250-1263
rgrech@semtech.com

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Artificial intelligence and smart security to be leading focuses of Shanghai Smart Home Technology 2018
 
Jul 26, 2018
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SHANGHAI --( ASIA TODAY )-- Shanghai Smart Home Technology will again join forces with China Smart Home Industry Alliance (CSHIA) to establish a trusted platform that connects key players in the smart home industry. An overwhelming response from exhibitors has resulted in the largest ever exhibition space for the show which will span across 23,000 sqm. The show is due to host over 250 renowned domestic and overseas companies and welcome more than 28,000 visitors.

The 2018 edition of Shanghai Smart Home Technology (SSHT) will be held concurrently with Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology (SIBT) to present the latest smart home and intelligent building innovations. Both the artificial intelligence and smart security sectors will receive greater attention at the fairs this year as their influence across a range of industries continues to strengthen. The two fairs also remain an ideal hub for fairgoers to explore the latest industry trends in Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, cloud platforms and big data.

Regarding the future development of the smart home industry, Ms Lucia Wong, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd, commented: “I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the industry for their support of SSHT. While the concept of the smart home was once a futuristic dream it is now a reality. The AI market in China has vigorously expanded thanks to a number of strategic policies and a strong economic performance in the country. A forum dedicated to AI will highlight the first day of the fair and we believe it will provide valuable market insights and future business opportunities.”

Exhibitors gear up to present technological breakthroughs

As a comprehensive trade platform for the smart home industry, visitors can expect to find artificial intelligence, smart security, smart voice control systems, audio and visual home integrated systems, smart sun shading, wireless communication protocols as well as an array of other smart home solutions. Some of the biggest brands to present their latest innovations at this year’s fair include: AIBIC, ANJUBAO, Atte, Aurine, Ave Leelen, Baofeng, DAHUA, DALITEK, D&M, Eastsoft, EnOcean, Gowild, HDL, Hisense, HUTLON, KNX, Konke, Legrand, Rokid, Savekey, Shidian, Sonos, Star-net, T-touching, UIOT, Vensi and WISTAR. Some of the key topics and exhibitors include:

* Artificial intelligence (AI)

Exhibitor: Shenzhen Gowild Robotics Co Ltd AI has quickly become a part of our everyday lives and is becoming embedded in households. In order to accommodate current market demands, Gowild has launched their latest smart virtual assistant 'Smart plusʼ. The voice-controlled application is designed to connect appliances and build a smart household ecosystem.

* Smart security

Exhibitor: Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co Ltd Smart security can improve the quality of life for residents by offering enhanced neighbourhood security solutions. DAHUA will present its ‘K5’ which combines the function of a smart lock and video surveillance. The device uses fingerprint scanning, personal identity cards, mobile phone applications and remote video cameras to offer complete security. K5 is particularly suitable for luxury homes, apartments and office buildings.

* Smart sun shading

Exhibitor: Hangzhou Wistar Mechanical & Electric Technology Co Ltd Smart sun shading systems are designed to make living environments more comfortable by blocking harsh sunlight and providing noise reducing capabilities.

SSHT is organised by Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade – Shanghai Pudong Sub-Council, Shanghai Hongshan Exhibition Service Co Ltd and the China Smart Home Industry Alliance (CSHIA). The fair will be held from 3 – 5 September 2018 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre in China.

SIBT will be held concurrently with SSHT to showcase intelligent building technologies and solutions for building energy saving, the smart community and smart hotels. The fair is committed to presenting the concept of Building Internet of Things and driving the industry forward. This will eventually mean the concept of intelligent building evolving from an individual building to a cluster of buildings and moving further towards intelligent technologies and digitisation. Many hope that the idea of cognitive buildings will eventually be realised.

SSHT and SIBT are both headed by the biennial Light + Building event in Frankfurt, Germany. Messe Frankfurt also organises a series of light and building technology exhibitions in China including Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology, Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, Shanghai International Lighting Fair and Parking China. The company's light and building technology fairs also extend to markets in Argentina, India, Thailand, Russia, the UAE and other countries and regions.

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Media Contact
Daniel Chiu
Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd
Tel: +852 2238 9985
daniel.chiu@hongkong.messefrankfurt.com

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