Suprema to demonstrate GDPR-ready access control at IFSEC 2018
JCN Newswire
May 31, 2018

SEOUL, KOREA - (ACN Newswire) - Suprema, a global leader in biometrics and security, announced that the company will showcase GDPR-ready access control solution at IFSEC 2018 in London in June. As an EU's leading provider of biometric access control solution, Suprema has anticipated the regulation by providing key technical features to comply with GDPR. At the show, Suprema will provide full demonstration of its GDPR-ready solution to help systems integrators and customers understand trusted best practices to keep people and organizations safe and secure.

When it comes to access control, GDPR requires that organization implement appropriate technical and regulatory measure to provide security level against certain risk. Suprema's latest access control security solution now provides comprehensive GDPR-compliant features including below.

- Secure biometric data protection by templates
Raw images of the fingerprints / faces are never stored in the device or server. All data is stored in templates which encrypted by 128bit AES, 256bit AES, DES/3DES depending on the designated storage location. (i.e. Device, Server and/or Smartcard)

- Protection against transactions, malware and data breaches
TCP communication of data within the system is secured with the use of TLS 1.2 (including SSL/HTTPS). This ensures that no sensitive data is compromised during the communication between the devices and the central server.

- Physical protection of privacy data on edge devices
All Suprema devices are equipped with a secure tamper feature, which ensures the security of data stored in the devices. If the device is removed from the wall and tampered with, the secure data (biometric templates, User ID, Logs) within the device will automatically be deleted.

- Personal data protection by 'access on card'
With Access on Card (AoC) technology, Suprema provides system designers with option to store personal data only on smartcards. All personal data and credential is not stored on servers or devices but only on his/her smartcard of own possession.

- Management of personal data lifecycle
In accordance with GDPR, Suprema makes it possible in BioStar 2 so that event logs and data stored in the server is automatically deleted after a certain period of time (set by the administrator). This is in line with the 'right to be forgotten' requirement in the GDPR.

- Authentication for data access
With the latest update of BioStar 2, Suprema's open-architecture security platform, system administrators can fully customize level of right on access to personal data information according to their organizational requirements.

- Providing proof of compliance
BioStar 2 delivers comprehensive audit logs compliant to GDPR.

In addition, Suprema will also showcase its latest range of centralized access control solution including CoreStation (access control unit), fingerprint reader, RFID/keypad readers as well as BioLite N2, an outdoor fingerprint terminal.

To experience latest Suprema products and technologies, please book a demo at below link or visit Suprema booth (#B265) at IFSEC International 2018.

About Suprema Inc.

Suprema is a leading global provider of biometrics and security. By combining world renowned biometric algorithms with superior engineering, Suprema continually designs and develops industry leading products and solutions. Suprema's extensive range of portfolio includes biometric access control systems, time & attendance solutions, fingerprint live scanners, mobile authentication solutions and embedded fingerprint modules. Suprema has worldwide sales network in over 130 countries and is one of the world's Top 50 security manufacturer in its turnover (ranked in A&S's Security 50, 2010-2017). For more information, please visit

Andy Ahn
Head of Marketing, Suprema Inc.

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Silicon Mitus Designs Very High Efficiency Switched Capacitor for Fast Charging Applications
May 14, 2018

The SM5428 offers the highest figures in efficiency and output current while guaranteeing safety

SEOUL-PANKYO, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Silicon Mitus, an advanced specialist in PMIC technology, announced the SM5428, a Switched Capacitor Battery Charger. The DC-DC converter has been highly optimized to meet the demands of the emerging fast charging applications in the USB Type-C market, offering a higher efficiency that allows for a reduced time to charge the battery and better management of the thermal dissipation during the recharging cycle of the device. It is tailored specifically for smartphones, tablets and any other battery powered consumer devices.

The SM5428 integrates the company’s most efficient converter with the highest output charger current to date. It reaches a peak efficiency of 98 percent and a maximum output current of 8 A to support 35 W of charging power. It also integrates 10-bit ADC to measure the VBUS input voltage, VBAT output voltage, current and die temperature. Furthermore, the serial I2C interface and numerous battery protection schemes help minimize heat dissipation while doubling the power, thereby reducing costs for designers. This allows for an efficient, safe and cost-effective solution for fast charging in consumer applications that are taking full advantage of the latest USB Type-C PD3.0 standard.

“The introduction of SM5428 underscores Silicon Mitus’s long term commitment to delivering innovation in the computing and consumer applications within the USB Type-C ecosystem,” said Gianfranco Scherini, VP of Business Development of Silicon Mitus based in Cupertino, California. “The device is a recent addition to our current line of USB Type-C compatible products, which also include Type-C CC controllers, OVP protections and eMarker ICs.”

To receive more information, please contact The device is offered in a 56-Bump WLCSP package, and samples are available now to selected Tier 1 customers.

Silicon Mitus, Inc.

Silicon Mitus is a globally recognized provider of high performance ICs for power management needs. We design display, mobile and audio chips to support applications such as smartphones, wearables, IoT, LCD and OLED displays, automotive solutions. Silicon Mitus has a global presence with R&D centers and sales offices in South Korea, the USA, Italy and China. For further information,

Silicon Mitus USA Head Office
Gianfranco Scherini, +1-408-627-4020
Silicon Mitus Asia Head Office
Joey Lee, +82-70-7835-6213

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VERMES Microdispensing presents its modular, highly flexible MDS 3280 Micro Dispensing System
May 12, 2018

MUNICH, Germany, May 03, 2018 - VERMES Microdispensing, the world's leading manufacturer of precision dispensing systems, introduces its new MDS 3280 Micro Dispensing Solution of the MDS 3000 Series that convinces with applying ultra-precise application of smallest, identical droplets at highest speed.

The jet dispensing system MDS 3280 is based on the proven piezoelectric actuator with all the advantages of contact-free dispensing. To further enhance the extremely fine dispensing, especially for high and highest viscosity media, VERMES Microdispensing has expanded its MDS 3000 series with the MDS 3280 all-round system, which takes state-of-the-art microdispensing technology into new dimensions.

"The new MDS 3280 fits seamlessly into our current product portfolio and offers a multitude of applications, addressing all sectors that require high-performance dispensing systems and need to dispense in minimum quantities with maximum process reliability," says Juergen Staedtler, Managing Director of VERMES Microdispensing. "These include micro dispensing applications in automation and electronics, mechanical engineering, vehicle electrics, medicine, pharmacy, information technology and consumer electronics, as well as the related diverse component topography, particularly when combined with partially sensitive surface texture of the substrate," explains Juergen Staedtler.

The MDS 3280 is characterized by its new valve design ensuring highest performance, cost-effective productivity and excellent dispensing results with uniform and reproducible droplets. It is suitable for the exact application of a wide range of media, such as SMT adhesives, silver conductive adhesives, LED phosphors, underfill materials, as well as silicones, conductive glue or solder pastes and hot melts.

The ability to dispense droplets of less than 150 μm in diameter on the substrate with exceptional consistency and repeatability and shortest cycle times simultaneously improves throughput and reduces production costs.

The VERMES Piezojet valve MDV 3280 is equipped with a setting technology called "Top Adjust" and allows a quick and comfortable configuration and perfect and free pairing of nozzle insert and tappet. Parameter settings can be quickly and easily changed during operation. This allows the system to rapidly adjust to changing conditions such as variations in material viscosity, modifications of dispensing patterns and the application of different dispensing quantities.

The innovative connector technology which uncouples the fluidic part - named VERMES "Bayonet Fluid Box Body" - from the actual valve body, ensures flexible coupling between these two parts. This allows easy handling and quick cleaning since the screw-less Fluid Box Body can be removed from the valve drive with one-click.

This new, unique design makes the media supply rotatable and the very compact and lightweight valve can be perfectly adapted to a variety of tasks including the desired dispensing direction. It enables fast and seamless integration into the most inaccessible or confined spaces. When implementing complex applications, this saves valuable time and reduces set-up costs within fully automated microdispensing production processes. The tappet can be changed while the valve remains in its operating position, avoiding difficult part replacement and critical service outages.

The nozzle heater is integrated in the Fluid Box Body and keeps it constantly at optimum temperature without taking up much space. Due to the continuous temperature control and the control of the material pressure, the dispensing quality remains absolutely constant until the cartridge / container has been emptied.

About us
VERMES Microdispensing world renowned high precision MDS Micro Dispensing Systems are the solution of choice for modern manufacturing processes throughout the globe in automotive, pharmacology, smart phones, TV sets, lamps, wafers, automated manufacture of LEDs, MEMS components, RFID tags, LC displays and many other electronic devices.

Headquartered in Germany, VERMES Microdispensing is an ISO 9001 certified company that revolutionized microdispensing technology with the introduction of its contact free piezo based MDS 3000 series in 2001. Today, the company is a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative microdispensing concepts and systems for adhesives, silicones, greases, solvents and other fluids.

A world-class knowledge base, unparalleled design expertise, and extensive manufacturing capacity, enables the company to respond quickly and effectively to changing market conditions and the needs of its customers.

Our systems enable our customers to achieve contact free dispensing of highly viscous media droplets in the micro and nano-liter range at theoretical frequencies of more than 3000 Hz; a rate that is unique in our industry.

VERMES Microdispensing employees are dedicated to providing the best technologies and services to its customers around the world with the ultimate aim of contributing to increased throughput, improved quality and lower production costs.

Birgitt Harrow
VERMES Microdispensing GmbH
Palnkamer Str. 18
83624 Otterfing, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 80 24-6-44-335
Fax: +49 (0) 80 24-6-44-19

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CE CHINA 2018 Innovative Technologies Presented at CE China
May 04, 2018

SHENZHEN, China, May 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CE China, a global IFA event, is held from 3 to 5 May 2018 in Shenzhen. Exhibitors show innovative technologies and present their strategies for the Asian market. CE China is designed to be China's premier trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances products for the Chinese and Pan-Asian market. For the third time it takes place in Shenzhen, China.

Experience a wide range of major European brands like Severin, CASO Design, Fakir, Elgato, Blaupunkt, Bosch, LifaAir and their outstanding products and innovations in the consumer electronics as well as home appliances segments. In addition, executives from leading Chinese brands like Midea and Huawei provide insights in cutting edge technologies and latest trends. Official partners of CE China include China's largest retailers such as Suning, Tmall/ Alibaba and CE China unites international exhibitors with Chinese retailers to bring new products to their customers.

European innovations at CE China

The prestigious German manufacturer of household appliances Fakir presents the new Air Wave® Technology for efficient high performance. In combination with HEPA and ULPA filters to be allergy sufferer friendly, they are designed to present the future of vacuum cleaning. As yet another innovation, the manufacturer furthermore exhibits a cyclone technology model with a new LED alert system which indicates the condition of the filter.

Leading Chinese brands on site

International brand Midea provides markets around the world with a wide range of home appliances, including kitchen appliances, refrigerators, laundry appliances, and various small home appliances. At CE China, the company not only exhibits its latest products but also provides more detailed insights as part of the IFA Retail University@CEChina.

The IFA Retail University

This year, CE China makes it even easier to stay tuned with current and future market trends. As a major highlight, the newly introduced IFA Retail University @ CE China, developed and established in partnership with Chinese retail giant Suning, shows an extensive program of high-level presentations.

TV-Footage service for media free of charge and free of rights

International broadcast partner is producing comprehensive video material of CE China 2018 on site for journalists, TV newsrooms and online media. For video clips, interviews and footage of CE China 2018 please visit IFA Global Broadcast Center. Usage of footage is free of charge. Copies are requested.

Source: CE China 2018

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Great Wall Motor Chooses HARMAN to Deliver Over-the-Air Software Updating Technology for Its Connected Cars
Apr 26, 2018

China’s Great Wall Motors will provide HARMAN’s Remote Vehicle Updating Service In its connected cars in 2019

BEIJING--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AUTO CHINA 2018–HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced that Great Wall Motors has chosen HARMAN to deliver its Remote Vehicle Updating Service (OTA) in the company’s vehicle launching in 2019. This announcement was made at the Auto China 2018 show that is taking place in Beijing, between April 25 – May 4, 2018.

China is one of the world’s largest and most enthusiastic markets for connected cars. A J.D. Power study found 78 percent of Chinese consumers “definitely would” or “probably would” trust a fully automated, self-driving vehicle. Meanwhile IDC predicts total market size for connected and electric vehicles in China’s car manufacturing industry will grow from $4.87 billion in 2016 to $10.5 billion by 2021 at a compound annual growth rate of 16.5 percent.

HARMAN’s Remote Vehicle Updating Service is an end-to-end solution capable for remotely updating the full vehicle, from head units to the smallest ECUs, providing OEMs the capability to fully monitor and control any update, campaigns with full traceability. HARMAN’s solution is also capable of updating any software on any operating system, including firmware, software, application, maps, content, configuration and more. It leverages the company’s key cornerstone Smart Delta technology, which reduces the file update package by up to 99 percent. This contributes greatly to the security of the process, network efficiency as well as cost savings, minimizing the time it takes for the update to complete and ultimately resulting in a positive customer experience.

“OTA updates are an important layer of the Great Wall Motors’ connected car strategy and serve as a foundation for future-upgraded and next-generation vehicles. ‘OTA update’ is easy to say, but difficult to execute. This is something we take seriously, because even a little R&D mistake may have serious consequences, like car disablement. As the connected car space grows more complex, we need the leading supplier with a history of notable experience in the auto industry to ensure quality service,” said Yansong Guo, deputy director of technology center at Great Wall Motors.

“HARMAN’s OTA Remote Vehicle Updating Service has a worldwide reputation, with 18 years of successful deployment. More than 25 million cars worldwide are using HARMAN’s OTA solution for full-vehicle software management and update services. Choosing HARMAN also represents the high standard of Great Wall Motors and the mature Smart Delta technology can help our cars save bandwidth, improve the user experience and shorten the time to market. I believe our partnership will greatly improve the service experience within our connected car.”

According to Sanjay Dhawan, EVP & President of HARMAN Connected Services and CTO, HARMAN, “HARMAN has been working with Great Wall Motors, China’s top OEM player, for several years by providing outstanding in-car infotainment systems to their customers. We are excited to extend this relationship through the new OTA award. We admire the company’s strengths in R&D and innovation, as well as their commitment to advancing the automotive industry. The Great Wall Motors’ vehicles we’ll see next year will showcase how advanced OTA solutions can ensure all vehicle software can be updated with the latest features and functions at any point during the lifecycle of the car.”

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Great Wall Motor Company Limited is China’s largest SUV and pickup manufacturer. We were listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2003 and the Shanghai Stock Exchange in 2011. By 2016, our assets had amounted to 92.309 billion yuan. Now Great Wall Motors owns three brands--Haval, Great Wall and WEY which covers three categories: SUV, passenger car and pickup. With over 40 holding subsidiaries, more than 88,000 employees, four vehicle manufacturing bases, we have developed the independent matching capacity of core parts such as engine and transmission. Great Wall Motor always adheres to the business philosophy of technology driven and independent research and development. We gain technology advantages through the excessive investment in technical R&D. Our market positioning is "based in China, focusing on emerging countries, and cultivating US and Europe ". Great Wall Motor focuses on SUV category. By leveraging category advantages to enhance brand value, we aspire to become the world-class SUV expert.


HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

© 2018 HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated. All rights reserved. Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson are trademarks of HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, registered in the United States and/or other countries. AKG is a trademark of AKG Acoustics GmbH, registered in the United States and/or other countries. Features, specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.

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INOX Partners with Harkness Screens to Enhance Cinema Experience for Its Patrons
Apr 26, 2018

MUMBAI, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--INOX Leisure Limited, India’s leading multiplex chain, partners with global leaders in screen technology, Harkness Screens. The association enables Harkness to install state-of-the art technology and systems across INOX multiplexes. The association comes at a time when 3D content is on a rise and moviegoers are looking for a premium and more engaging movie going experience for 3D and 2D films. Through the partnership, over 30% of INOX screens in India have been upgraded with Harkness’ Clarus XC screen technology. Additionally, the screens will also be powered by Curolux technology which will help fine tune projection settings automatically in real time, hence enhancing the complete movie watching experience.

Harkness Screens’ Clarus XC screen integrates revolutionary screen technology, is multi-faceted, can be used for 2D and 3D environments and is globally the best-in-class screen for laser projection. The technology dramatically improves cinema presentation resulting in visibly deeper 3D content, a captivating viewing experience and more defined, sharper and crisper picture presentation. Combined with real time presentation monitoring Curolux technology ensures presentation quality, brightness uniformity, focus, colour correction and audio related specifics, a moviegoer can be assured about receiving the best possible cinematic experience at INOX screens.

Having installed one of Harkness’ most premium technology for INOX, Senior Vice President – Asia, Preetham Daniel, Harkness Screens, said, “We value our long-standing relationship with INOX and have always believed that it is essential to provide the best and the right technology to make the cinema experience a life-like one. Moreover, with increasing awareness about technology, it is only fair to offer the best experience available. The Clarus XC is one of the highest selling screens for Harkness Screens globally and it has always been positioned as the screen surface for the age of immersive cinema in the global markets by our partners and clients. Moreover, with the Curolux monitoring technology, we are confident of offering the best movie going experience to audiences at INOX screens. We are certain that this partnership will add great value for end consumers.”

Alok Tandon, CEO, INOX Leisure Ltd., said, “Technology is at the core of INOX. We operate on three pillars – LUXURY, TECHNOLOGY and COMFORT to provide the best cinema viewing experience to cinemagoers and our association with Harkness Screens is only going to make that experience a notch higher. Like always, our audiences remain our key focus and we continue to look for opportunities to make their experience worthwhile. We believe in the concept of not just watching the movie but also living it and our endeavour will be to continue providing 7-star experience to our patrons.”

About Harkness Screens

Harkness Screens™ is the world's largest manufacturer of projection screen surfaces, specialising in the design and production of cinema screens and custom screens of virtually any shape and size. Harkness Screens is the world leader in cinema with screens in more cinemas worldwide than any other manufacturer. From single-screen independent theatres to large multiplexes to large format immersive theatre experiences or live events, Harkness supplies thousands of screens every year for cinema, film production, special effects, live events and custom AV applications.

Founded in 1929, Harkness’ corporate office is located in Ireland with other offices and factories located in the USA, UK, France, India and China. Harkness Screens combines unrivalled experience with the latest technology and production methods to provide innovative solutions to the company’s key markets worldwide.

About INOX Leisure Ltd.

INOX Leisure Limited (INOX) is amongst India’s largest multiplex chains with 123 multiplexes and 492 screens in 61 cities. INOX has redefined movie experiences in India making it truly 7-star. Each INOX property is unique with its own distinct architecture and aesthetics. INOX boasts of bringing the very latest in projection and audio technology, plush micro adjustable leather recliners with a butler on call facility, gourmet meal choices by celebrity chef, designer staff uniforms and many more. For easy and convenient ticket booking, INOX offers online booking on and through its smart phone applications across Android and Apple platforms.

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Preetham Daniel
+91 9886406044

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PLSG Annual Training Course offers global perspectives on live event production and industry developments
Apr 26, 2018

GUANGZHOU --( ASIA TODAY )-- Prolight + Sound Guangzhou 2018 will welcome uprising talents with a series of top level industry seminars during next month’s show. The concurrent fringe programme will feature the highly anticipated signature PLSG Annual Training Course.

With the themes of ‘A Blueprint to Success in Music Festival Production’ and ‘Dante Certification Level 3 Training @ Guangzhou’, the course is set to map out the best practices on live event production, from planning and organising music festivals, project management, social media promotion, risk and safety assessment to technology applications such as audio recording and production, AoIP deployment, visual design, lighting solutions and stage setup.

Mapping industry needs with talents in large scale live event production

The number of music festivals is skyrocketing in China (269 in 2017, up 33.8%[1]). As such, it is important to look into the planning and production in the right manner in order to stay relevant on the market. The desire for the Chinese entertainment industry to further uplift its event planning skills and technical standards continues to grow.

Mr Jimmy Chan, Head of Business Development of Event Safety Alliance in Asia, sees the importance of live event production as it is one of the future development trends in China: “Prolight + Sound Guangzhou is at the forefront in providing hardware devices and technological solutions for music festivals in China. Also, it provides an extensive platform to connect manufacturers and suppliers with producers and organisers of music festivals.”

There are various crucial aspects that require attention during organisational process, such as event programming, risk and capacity management, marketing and strategic planning, communication and promotion.

Equally fundamental to a well-established music festival includes a wide array of lighting and audio, rigging and staging support. During the event, experts will share tips on getting the technical issues right for achieving a perfect balance in every detail.

China’s premiere in establishing Dante Certificate Level 3 Training for advanced sound practitioners

More and more industry peers are seeking further education in managing audio networking systems. In order to cater for these market needs, China’s first-ever Dante Certification Level 3 Training will be hosted during the show. The advanced course is geared towards attendees who have prior knowledge in audio networks, and will focus on the ease of use with Dante’s ‘Plug n Play’ technology. Alongside this, the course will look at an overview of the wide varieties of tools available from the IP toolkit, and how to make live sound distribution and control easier.

10 – 11 May

Part 1: A Blueprint to Success in Music Festival Production

Theme: Planning and Organisation

Topic: Analysing EDM Festivals and Design of Audio System
Speaker: Mr Stanley Lee, Marketing Director of Real Music Acoustics & Lighting Technology Co Ltd

Topic: How Can We Better Promote EDM Festivals to Our Customers?
Speaker: Mr Koma, Director of EDM Lab (Wechat public account)

Topic: Can Safety Be Creative?
Speakers: Mr Tim Roberts, Director, The Event Safety Shop
Mr Jimmy Chan, Director of Business Development Asia,
Event Safety Alliance

Theme: Technical Applications

Topic: The Enchantment of Big Audio
Speaker: Mr Tony Andrews, Founder of Funktion One

Topic: Better Live! HQ Audio Recording for Concerts and Festivals
Speaker: Mr Andrew Levine, Director of Music and Word Production, The German Tonmeister Association (VDT)

Topic: Deploying AoIP in Live Events
Speaker: Mr Kieran Walsh, Director of Application Engineering (EMEA), Audinate

Topic: Lighting Design for Large Scale Events
Speaker: Mr Michael Chan, Lighting Designer, Lighting Insomnia

Topic: Applications of Mega Outdoor Mobile Stage in Concerts
Speaker: Mr Lee Kam Bor, Managing Director, Trinity Technology Ltd

12 May

Part 2: Dante Certification Level 3 Training @ Guangzhou

Topic: Dante Certification Level 3 – Advanced Dante Networking
Speaker: Mr Kieran Walsh, Director of Application Engineering (EMEA), Audinate

A number of other events are scheduled to take place during the course of Prolight + Sound Guangzhou 2018, including the International and Oriental Outdoor Line Array, The First Live Sound Mixing Contest Finals, The Eighth Audio Technology Forum 2018, the seminar themed “Application of Audio Technology in Artificial Intelligence”, and Stage Design and Stage Engineering Alliance Annual Forum 2018.

Prolight + Sound Guangzhou is expected to host 1,300 exhibitors and more than 75,000 visitors in 13 thematic halls and the Y-Channel from 10 – 13 May 2018 in Area A at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, spanning over 130,000 sqm as a leading platform for the audio visual, professional light and sound industries in China.

Other shows under the Prolight + Sound brand include:

Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia
13 – 15 September 2018, Moscow

Prolight + Sound Middle East
23 – 25 September 2018, Dubai

Prolight + Sound Shanghai
10 – 13 October 2018, Shanghai

Prolight + Sound
2 – 5 April 2019, Frankfurt

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Huawei Empowers Digital Industrial Transformation with Innovative New ICT Solutions Released at HANNOVER MESSE 2018
Apr 24, 2018

HANNOVER, Germany, April 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- At HANNOVER MESSE 2018, Huawei is showcasing its innovative solutions and best practices for digital industrial transformation under the theme of "Leading New ICT, Connecting Bits & Gears". Focusing on connectivity, Huawei and industry partners are jointly showcasing products and solutions based on new Information and Communications Technology (ICT) such as the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, eLTE, and 5G, and demonstrating how they can be applied in a wide range of digital industrial scenarios such as Internet of Vehicles, Internet of Elevators and Escalators, connected factories, smart logistics, and predictive maintenance. Huawei is also announcing new collaborations with leading industry partners including Groupe PSA, Telefonica, Munich Airport, Alliance of Industrial Internet (AII), Avnu Alliance, and Schneider Electric.

The lead theme of Hannover MESSE 2018 is "Integrated Industry - Connect & Collaborate". The deep convergence of new ICT and manufacturing systems in the Industry 4.0 age has led to a sweeping industrial revolution in the global manufacturing industry. Large-scale customization, global collaborative design, smart factories, predictive maintenance, and connected cars are redefining the whole value chain and fueling new production methods, industry structures, business models, and economic growth.

Exhibiting a Comprehensive Array of New Solutions to Accelerate Industrial Digitalization

Zhang Lin, president of Huawei West European Enterprise Business, said: "With increasingly deeper integration of various industries, industrial transformation demands higher digitization than ever before. As an industry-leading ICT solutions provider, Huawei fully harnesses cutting-edge technologies such as the IoT, cloud computing, advanced wireless technologies (5G), and agile networking. We have also established open and innovative OpenLab platforms which enable us to team up with ecosystem partners to accelerate digital industrial transformation toward greater efficiency and a higher level of intelligence."

At HANNOVER MESSE 2018, Huawei is showcasing new innovations in collaboration with many customers and partners such as Groupe PSA, Schindler, Intel, Beckhoff, Harting, Software AG, SAP, Telefonica, Q-loud, KUKA, SDI, and T-Systems. These innovations include connective technologies, new solutions, and best practices to advance smart manufacturing. The collaborative achievements on display include: DS 7 Crossback, the first vehicle to use Groupe PSA's Connected Vehicle Modular Platform (CVMP) and is equipped with Huawei's OceanConnect IoT platform and Cloud services supported by Huawei; a multi-scenario "Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) + OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA)" smart manufacturing testbed jointly developed by Huawei and several prestigious industry organizations; connected factories and smart logistics exhibited by Huawei with KUKA, Hikvision and others; Joint demonstration with T-Systems: Product Lifecycle Management Cloud base on Open Telekom Cloud; a Connected Elevator solution demonstrated by Huawei and Schindler, a leading global manufacturer of elevators and escalators; and an industrial predictive maintenance solution showcased by Huawei with Harting, Software AG, and SDI. Through a wide variety of scenarios, Huawei is demonstrating the power of its connective technologies including 5G, NB-IoT, EC-IoT, Cloud Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), eLTE, Cloud Campus, and IoT platforms.

Launching Crucial Cooperation with Industry-leading Enterprises

  • Huawei-Groupe PSA's first connected vehicle debuted in Europe at Huawei's booth at HANNOVER MESSE 2018.

    Huawei and Groupe PSA showcased a DS 7 CROSSBACK, the first connected vehicle resulting from their partnership covering all of the Group's connected vehicles, announced in November 2017. Using Huawei's OceanConnect IoT platform, Groupe PSA has built its Connected Vehicle Modular Platform (CVMP) for its connected vehicles, which is deployed globally using Cloud services supported by Huawei. DS 7 CROSSBACK, launched this month in China, is the first vehicle to benefit from the CVMP. Customers can access new services such as connected navigation, natural language voice recognition and a connected service portal via the vehicle's dashboard screen. The vehicle's maintenance status and the history of journeys and driving styles are also accessible from the customer's smartphone.

  • Huawei and Telefonica introduced NB-IoT Smart Meter PoC to accelerate the digital transformation of Munich Airport.

    Huawei, Telefonica, and IoT provider Q-loud jointly launched a smart meter proof of concept (POC) based on NarrowBand Internet of Things (NB-IoT) for Munich Airport. The solution includes EnergyCam, a camera system developed by Q-loud, which can record meter readings of traditional roller meters, analyze images and recognize displayed meter readings through integrated software, and transfer the data in digital form through NB-IoT in the Telefónica network to Huawei's OceanConnect IoT platform. This solution enables the airport IT department to quickly access meter data for rapid analysis.

  • Huawei launched the TSN+OPC UA smart manufacturing testbed with several well-known industry organizations and companies to bridge the last mile of the industrial Internet.

    Huawei launched a TSN+OPC UA smart manufacturing testbed in cooperation with international organizations such as AII, Avnu Alliance, Edge Computing Consortium (ECC), and Fraunhofer FOKUS, as well as world-renowned vendors such as Schneider Electric, HollySys, National Instruments Corporation (NI), B&R Automation, TTTech, and Spirent Communications. The testbed includes six industrial interconnection scenarios. TSN and OPC UA are key driving factors for new technologies such as predictive maintenance, data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI). They can help industrial companies improve efficiency by reducing downtime, improving overall device efficiency, and reducing total cost of ownership (TCO).

    Huawei works with global partners to develop more efficient and smarter innovative digital industrial solutions for customers, making it possible to build new operational processes and infrastructural platforms for Industry 4.0. The solutions have helped more than 1,000 manufacturing companies worldwide enhance their production efficiency.

    HANNOVER MESSE 2018 will be held from April 23-27 in the Hannover Exhibition Center, Germany. Huawei's booth is located at D18 of Hall 6. For more information about Huawei's products and solutions to be highlighted at HANNOVER MESSE 2018, visit:

    Source: Huawei

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    Connected Home, Smart Living
    Apr 18, 2018

    17 April 2018 – The 15th edition of the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition), Asia’s largest event of its kind, was held from 13- 16 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). A series of seminars was organised during the first three days of the fair, as part of the “2018 Tech Trends Symposium”, including one focusing on smart homes, held on 14 April.

    Building the foundation for a revolutionary Smart Home

    The evolution of the Smart Home is among the many Internet of Things (IoT) revolutions, according to David Paterson, Sales Director, Connected Home Division, Intel Corporation, one of the Symposium speakers.

    But despite its advent five to six years ago, Mr Paterson said the IoT revolution has yet to fully be realised. The foundation for a true Smart Home, he said, remains under construction, with its progress divided into four phases. The most developed stage, connectivity, allows mobile devices to connect with machines such as appliances and lighting through WiFi connections. The second phase is control, which involves using the smartphone, for example, as a smart controller. The third phase is communication, allowing devices to talk to each other by using a single controller for various applications, such as lighting, appliances and entertainment. The main focus of the speaker’s presentation was the final phase – intelligence – which he said is now under development.

    Mr Paterson explained that a truly smart home is (1) responsive, in terms of doing what users want, immediately and accurately; (2) perceptive, by recognising who is giving the command and what the user wants, and (3) autonomous, which allows it to anticipate user needs and act on them.

    On the subject of industry needs, Mr Paterson said top among them is performance. The broadband network, he said, must be reliable and respond instantaneously. Second, the network must cover the entire home. Third, it must guarantee secure transmission and protection of data, which remains a problem, given the huge amount of data sent to equipment-providers and stored on the cloud. He said that the issue was a major development focus for Intel.

    He pointed out that the number of connected devices was expected to double in two years, and that growth will require powerful, affordable broadband access, enhanced in-home connectivity and artificial intelligence (AI) in devices at all levels, to filter the huge amount of data generated daily.

    Artificial Intelligence Used in Different Areas

    Speaking on the topic of AI development, Liu Weiwei, Sales Director of Smart Service Division, iFlytek, focused on iFlytek’s success in the areas of speech synthesis and translation. Noting the three levels in AI development – computation intelligence, perceptive intelligence, which involves hearing, speaking and seeing; and cognitive intelligence, which involves understanding – Mr Liu said that iFlytek’s translation corpus is based on 140 million sentences and can accurately translate within one second. For now, however, the company still has to rely on human translators to work with machines for higher accuracy. Jargon, in particular, remains a problem in speech recognition.

    China’s massive outbound tourism has resulted in fast-growing demand for iFlytek’s translation service. In 2016, 122 million mainland tourists travelled abroad, one third of whom can only speak their native language. The iFlytek translation system can translate more than 20 languages. Chinese travellers can also use the company’s offline mode when there is no Internet available.

    In addition, Mr Liu said that iFlytek’s smart doctor assistant was the first AI robot to pass the examination medical students take to become licensed doctors in China, noting that the system works considerably faster than human doctors. He said that this could have a lasting impact on the medical field in terms of reducing costs, improving patient outcomes, and helping people in rural areas.

    In the legal field, the company helps stenographers achieve 97 per cent accuracy. Its robots are currently handling customer-service jobs in insurance companies and banks, and Mr Liu predicted that human bank clerks will eventually be replaced by robots.

    Helping Businesses Participate in the Smart Home Revolution

    Alex Yang, co-founder and COO, Tuya Global Inc, discussed ways businesses can be part of the Smart Home revolution, pointing out that in five years, the smart home industry is expected to become a US$1 trillion market, with 5.28 billion devices estimated to be added annually by 2020. He said Amazon Echo and Google Home had reached 40 million US consumers in only two years, representing more than 10 per cent of the population, compared to the smartphone revolution, which took four to five years to achieve the same level of adoption. “Interest is high,” he said. “But how can we connect with this new business?”

    Mr Yang said that business must first make adoption easy. To achieve this, Tuya created a plug-and-play platform to help manufacturers with no know-how, to develop and market smart home products. A company, he said, can develop a mobile app in one hour and a prototype in one day, and be ready for mass-production in one month. The Tuya platform covers all smart-home categories, including appliances, healthcare, security, entertainment. Tuya develops clients’ product and finds a manufacturer for them through its network of more than 10,000 manufacturers in China that works with many OEM and ODM brands. Once the supply chain is ready, the Tuya platform connects with all the best-selling points and is immediately compatible with all devices and products in all languages.

    AI and big data-enabled, the platform has natural language interaction, uses sensor data for intelligent control, permits continuous self-learning of user habits, and has face and object recognition.

    Tuya is currently expanding globally, with a target for its cloud service to cover 200 countries and regions in the next two years.

    How Smart Home Products can Provide Wise Living

    Vincent Chow, Senior Marketing Manager, Philips Lighting Hong Kong Ltd, discussed the limited functionality of most smart home products. Being able to remotely switch off home lights via smartphones is not as popular in Hong Kong.

    He remarked that the goal of his team at Philip’s was to use interconnected devices to encourage smart living. Initially, his team found that the only consumers buying connected appliances were those who like trying new gadgets. But focus groups have resulted in the development of new uses. For example, a small child who needs to use the toilet at night may not be able to reach the light switch; a remote device solves the problem. Pet lovers may want to turn on the lights to observe their pets remotely. Light-effect notification may be useful for elderly people whose hearing does not allow them to hear a phone or doorbell.

    Big Data and Small Players in the Internet of Vehicles

    Dr Lawrence Poon, Principal Consultant, Hong Kong Productivity Council, focused on the Internet of Vehicles (IoV). He said that by 2020, it was estimated that 90 per cent of cars would be connected to the Internet, potentially making the IoV industry a Rmb250 billion market, especially since the Chinese mainland government has introduced many new IoV-friendly policies.

    According to Dr Poon, the IoV involves mainly big data analytics for convenient living, creating an entirely new ecosystem. He said that IoV has room for small players, such as app developers, to enter the supply chain, since automotive engineers are not generally good at software. He said that the industry needs new blood, including start-ups and SMEs that can provide creative solutions that the big automotive companies cannot.

    Dr Poon mentioned a few examples of how to make the most of IoV technology, including voice and image-recognition sensors that collect information and issue accident and traffic jam alerts.

    For vehicle manufacturers, the IoV can help with product evaluation, providing enhanced reliability, he said. As an example, he noted that the Tesla car has 7,000 battery cells in a single car, which can be connected remotely to a back-end server to monitor the cells.

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    Asia Intelligent Security Technology Forum (AIST) to outline roadmap for smart city
    Apr 17, 2018

    GUANGZHOU --( ASIA TODAY )-- The 2018 edition of Guangzhou Public Security Technology will gather more industry leading experts than ever before, as it hosts the Asia Intelligent Security Technology Forum (AIST) for the very first time. The highly anticipated forum will cover key topics relevant to the security industry in China and add an extra dimension to the trade fair, which is set to take place from 9 – 12 June at the China Import & Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China.

    Co-organised for the first time by Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Limited, the show will kick off amidst a positive outlook across China’s security industry. Over 200 manufacturers and solution providers of safety and security technologies are expected to attend the show, alongside more than 10,000 visitors representing the governments public security departments, system integrators, as well as research and development bodies.

    Government initiatives and technological advancement favour industry development The recent upward trend in the security industry has been caused in part by growing investment through China’s Belt and Road initiative, which has greatly boosted the region’s infrastructure since its implementation in 2013. This has in turn created significant business opportunities specifically for the security industry and its stakeholders, especially those in the safe and smart city sectors.

    At the same time, developments in IoT technology are also having deep implications for the security industry. Improved video surveillance systems to recognise video inputs, for example, have created new avenues for IoT applications in security systems. Meanwhile, the application of deep learning technology in security monitoring systems is also becoming increasingly feasible. This allows security systems to automatically analyse live videos, as well as to process masses of video monitoring data through artificial intelligence, significantly reducing time and error rate.

    The combination of these numerous prosperous market forces is expected to contribute to a significant upscale in China’s security industry. In fact, the market is expected to reach RMB 961.3 billion by 2022 and achieve an average annual CAGR of 9.81% by 2022 .

    Asia Intelligent Security Technology Forum (AIST) Reflecting these market trends and integrated solutions will be top scholars, experts and professionals from leading enterprises in the security industry. They have been invited to speak at this year’s AIST Forum during Guangzhou Public Security Technology. The event will serve as a platform for security technology experts, manufacturers, engineers, standard setters, industry departments, the Guangdong provincial construction unit and more, to exchange ideas and interact with each other with regards to the future of the security industry.

    Just some of the most noteworthy topics to be discussed will include: ‘the rise of AI as a force for revolutionising the security industry’, ‘a comprehensive analysis on Guangdong’s urban multi-dimensional security protection construction’, ‘smart city solutions across multiple industries’, and ‘transforming traditional communities into smart communities’.

    The forum is jointly organised by the Guangdong Public Security Protection Technology Association, Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd, Messe Frankfurt New Era and a&s Media. In addition, a&s Media will organise the a&s Ten Innovation Award to acknowledge the contributions of the innovators in the industry.

    For more information about the Asia Intelligent Security Technology Forum, or the 2018 edition of Guangzhou Public Security Technology, please, or contact Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd on +852 2802 7728.

    With ten events, Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading organisers of trade fairs and congresses for the expanding international field of civil security. These platforms provide optimum opportunities for gaining a foothold in dynamic growth markets all over the world. Presently Messe Frankfurt organises events in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and South America. Further information

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