2019 Taipei International Sporting Goods Show and Taipei CYCLE Jointly Build Asia’s Sporting and Fitness Goods Procurement Platform
 
Oct 12, 2018
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The 2019 Taipei International Sporting Goods Show (TaiSPO) will be held in Taiwan World Trade Center (TWTC) Hall 1 and Hall 3 along with the Taiwan International Diving and Water Sports Show (DiWaS) and Taipei International Sports Textile and Accessory Expo (SPOMODE) from March 28 to 30 next year (2019). Furthermore, TaiSPO will be held during the same event period as Taipei CYCLE, one of the world's top three bicycle exhibitions, and the total number of booths is expected to reach 4,800, creating Asia's most complete sporting goods procurement platform. This platform will provide professionals from around the world with information on the industry's latest trends, and will also provide excellent opportunities for discussing business partnerships.

Global fitness trends and smart sporting business opportunities drive industrial development

The global fitness trend continues to drive the development of domestic and overseas fitness industries. According to statistics of the International Health Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), revenue from gyms worldwide reached US$87.2 billion; the total number of members reached over 170 million and is expected to grow to 230 million by 2030. The annual TaiSPO is the best time for major domestic fitness equipment manufacturers to display their latest products and develop business opportunities. Major fitness equipment manufacturers that participated in the 2018 event include Johnson, Dyaco, Tong Geng, Joong Cheen, Strength Master, HealthStream, and Sports Art. As in previous years, the 2019 event will have a fitness equipment, outdoor sporting equipment, diving equipment, water sports equipment, sportswear and accessories, and ball sporting goods area, furthermore, the "smart sporting area" and "sporting and fitness service area" will be even bigger.

Taiwan Smart Textiles Association to take part for the first time

The smart sporting area will showcase solutions for applying smart wearable devices and clothing in sporting and fitness. The solutions were developed by members of Taiwan Smart Textiles Association, including Everest Textile and Tex-Ray Industrial. Other products that will be displayed include smart fitness system solutions and AR/VR sporting applications. This is expected to cause electronics and textiles industries to form cross-industry alliances with Taiwan's sporting and fitness industry. Furthermore, according statistics of the Ministry of Finance, the number of gyms in Taiwan grew 119% over the last three years, and there are high expectations for future business opportunities. The "sporting and fitness service area" will be expanded to include gym management, gym operation, sports instructions, and sports nutrition, linking together the entire fitness industry ecosystem.

The event continues to grow with more than 25,000 visitors in 2018!

The 2018 TaiSPO attracted a total of 325 exhibitors that used nearly 1,700 booths, attracting over 25,000 visitors and over 1,700 buyers from around the world, nearly 110 one-to-one trade meetings were held. Furthermore, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics can be expected to bring a new wave of business opportunities for Taiwan's sporting and fitness industry.

A variety of activities will be held during the 2019 event period, including fitness industry related forums, smart sporting seminars, and new product experience activities, helping domestic and foreign buyers and related companies gain information on the latest products and future market trends. Furthermore, excellent products that best represent Taiwan's innovative research & development and design ability are selected through the Innovation Award and Innovative Design Award, which show the latest concepts and highest quality products, attracting the attention of international buyers and providing exposure in international media.

For more details and information on the shows and seminars, please visit the official website:

Taipei International Sporting Goods Show (TaiSPO): www.taispo.com.tw

To register for the event, please call the organizer TAITRA:

Tel: +886-2-2725-5200 ext. 2221 or 2658
Email: taispo@taitra.org.tw

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2018 TAITRONICS and AIoT Taiwan Open to Reshape the future with New Technologies
 
Oct 12, 2018
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The 2018 Taipei International Electronics Show (TAITRONICS) and Taiwan International AIoT Show (AIoT Taiwan), jointly organized by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (TEEMA), see their grand opening on October 9 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall1. Mr. Ming-Hsin Kung, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), Mr. James C. F. Huang, Chairman of TAITRA, Mr. T. C. Gou, Chairman of TEEMA, and Mr. Pankaj Kumar, Additional Secretary of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, India, unveiled the themes and highlights of TAITRONICS 2018 and AIoT Taiwan 2018.

The four-day show will highlight the theme “Transforming for an Innovative Future.” In parallel, the inaugural edition of “AIoT Taiwan” will be held, bringing renowned firms including Chunghwa Telecom, Advantech, Lite-On Technology, Delta Electronics, , Mobiletron, Protech Systems, Good Will Instrument, TES Electrical Electronic Tenmars Electronics, ECE, TARO &TYC, and The System Group. These companies come together under one roof and attract more than 350 exhibitors using over 650 booths.

Organizers have joined forces with strategic cooperative partners and dedicated media channels to host a spate of forums and seminars during the exhibition period, conduct deep discussions on such subjects as AIoT development trends, India-Taiwan Electronics Meet, and edge computing. Experts with forward-looking perspectives and high tech content are invited to explore and analyze the positioning of industries within tech development trends, to inspire new-generation innovation capabilities.

TEEMA, TAITRA, and the Asia Pacific Industrial Analysis Association (APIAA) have joined forces again to jointly host the “2nd Innovative Smart Application Competition.” This event aims to expand AIoT technological applications and innovations, encourage exhibitors to organize cross-industry, cross-trade and cross-border competition teams, and create new AI and IoT business opportunities. This year, 12 award-winning products have been selected and will join the dedicated exhibit area “Smart Innovation Application Award Winner's Hall of Fame”, which will allow the interactive situational presentation of 12 AIoT application products and solutions.

The organizers are expecting to attract more than 1,500 international buyers to the show. In order to efficiently assist international buyers search for potential partners with excellent products, TAITRA will organize one-on-one procurement meetings, matching the business opportunities of the supply and demand. At the same time, the largest Taiwan’s national B2B e-commerce portal - Taiwantrade will provide assist businesses everywhere in finding quality suppliers and products from Taiwan.

For more information on TAITRONICS and AIoT Taiwan, its exhibitors, forums and activities, please check out the official website: www.taitronics.tw.

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SolarEdge to Acquire Kokam, a Provider of Li-ion Cells, Batteries, and Energy Storage Solutions
 
Oct 12, 2018
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FREMONT, Calif. & SEOUL, Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarEdge”) (NASDAQ:SEDG), a global leader in smart energy technology, announced today that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire a major stake in Kokam Co., Ltd. Headquartered in South Korea, Kokam is a provider of Lithium-ion battery cells, batteries and energy storage solutions.

Founded in 1989, Kokam has been manufacturing Lithium-ion cells and providing reliable, safe, high-performance battery solutions for the past twenty-nine years. Kokam provides battery solutions for a wide-variety of industries, including ESS (energy storage systems), UPS, electric vehicles (EV), aerospace, marine and more.

“The acquisition of Kokam will enable us to grow our offering, adding already proven battery storage to our product portfolio,” said Guy Sella, CEO, Chairman and Founder of SolarEdge. “Our technological innovation combined with Kokam’s world-class team and renowned battery storage solutions, will enable seamless integration with our current solutions, taking us a further step toward making solar installations smarter and more beneficial.”

The acquisition of approximately 75% of outstanding equity shares of Kokam reflects an aggregate investment of approximately $88 million, including related transaction expenses. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the coming weeks. Over time, the Company intends to purchase the remaining outstanding equity shares of Kokam that are currently listed on the Korean over the counter exchange through open-market purchases and otherwise, eventually resulting in Kokam becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of SolarEdge.

About SolarEdge Technologies

SolarEdge is a global leader in smart energy technology. By leveraging world-class engineering capabilities and with a relentless focus on innovation, SolarEdge creates smart energy solutions that power our lives and drive future progress. SolarEdge developed an intelligent inverter solution that changed the way power is harvested and managed in photovoltaic (PV) systems. The SolarEdge DC optimized inverter seeks to maximize power generation while lowering the cost of energy produced by the PV system. Continuing to advance smart energy, SolarEdge addresses a broad range of energy market segments through its PV, storage, EV charging, UPS, and grid services solutions. SolarEdge is online at solaredge.com

About Kokam Co., Ltd.

With a globally acknowledged and proprietary manufacturing technology, Kokam Co., Ltd has provides a wide range of lithium ion battery solutions to customers in over 50 countries and many different industries, including the Electric Vehicle (EV), Energy Storage System (ESS), aerospace, marine, and industrial markets. With over 60 battery-related patents and a total of 708-megawatt hours of field performance, Kokam is a proven leader in providing innovative battery solutions. For more information, please visit www.kokam.com.

Contacts
Investor Contacts
SolarEdge Technologies, Inc.
Ronen Faier, +1 510-498-3263
Chief Financial Officer
investors@solaredge.com
or
Sapphire Investor Relations, LLC
Erica Mannion or Michael Funari
+1 617-542-6180
investors@solaredge.com

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Energy-saving Products and Green Tech at Eco Expo Asia
 
Oct 09, 2018
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9 October 2018 – Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, the 13th edition of Eco Expo Asia will run from 25 to 28 Oct at AsiaWorld-Expo, featuring some 330 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions.

Groups from the Chinese mainland’s Hunan, Zhaoqing and Inner Mongolia will participate for the first time, joining 13 international pavilions to showcase the latest green technologies. In line with the government’s efforts to push the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, various cities will gather in the Greater Bay Area Zone to present local green opportunities. The Environment Bureau will cooperate with different government departments to form an HKSAR Government booth, the largest zone at the expo, to promote environmental policies and a range of green projects.

“We are currently facing a range of environmental challenges across the globe,” said HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau. “The business sector and governments across Asia have been actively promoting waste reduction and energy saving. As Asia’s leading innovative technology hub, Hong Kong can provide the latest solutions for carbon reduction and drive the region’s development of the environmental industry through events such as Eco Expo Asia, bringing together a wide array of innovative green products and technologies.”

Mr Chau noted that there are plenty of business opportunities in the green market. According to the government’s Census and Statistics Department, the value added by Hong Kong’s environmental industry in 2016 was HK$8.4 billion, growing 6.7% year on year. Statistics also showed that investment in the environmental sector on the Chinese mainland, including environmental pollution control, waste management and energy-saving, is projected to exceed Rmb$15 trillion during the 13th Five-Year Plan period.

Commenting on the importance of Eco Expo Asia, Alice Cheung, Deputy Director of the Environmental Protection Department, said she hopes the event will enhance cooperation and exchange between the government and industry players, promote the enormous opportunities in Asia, encourage the business sector and government departments to conduct green sourcing, and help to raise public awareness on environmental issues.

Nine Thematic Zones: Startup Zone Showcases Innovative Green Technology

To promote waste-reduction awareness among businesses and the public, Eco Expo Asia has adopted a new theme this year – “Waste Less Save More for a Low-carbon Future”. The expo will feature nine thematic zones, including Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency, Green Transportation, Waste Management and Recycling and the Startup zone, presenting a comprehensive range of green products and technologies.

An increasing number of start-up companies are being attracted to invest in research and development in green products and technologies. The expo’s Startup Zone will feature products from 20 fledgling companies, offering them a prime opportunity to connect with potential investors and business partners. Some of the start-up products and technologies were showcased at today’s Eco Expo Asia press conference, with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) highlighting its patented innovative soundproofing metamaterials that outperforms traditional soundproofing material such as sponge and rock wool. This pioneering technology is highly effective in blocking sound in adverse conditions and can be applied to power generation and energy systems, transportation and household appliances.

Green Transportation Zone: Ready and Charged for a Test Drive/Ride

One of the hottest environmental trends is the development of green transportation that will help to reduce exhaust emissions and carbon footprint. Several eco-vehicles and charging devices will be on display at the expo, including the Nissan e-NV200 electric car that is equipped with a 40kWh high-capacity lithium battery offering 80% chargeability in 40 minutes. Hyundai’s second-generation commercial hydrogen fuel cell electric car, Nexo, will also be presented at the expo. The model is the first hydrogen fuel cell electric SUV to be showcased in Hong Kong, with a drive distance of over 600 kilometres and a five-minute fuel fill time.

Visitors can enjoy a test drive or test ride of the electric vehicles at the expo. For registration, please visit the expo’s website (https://bit.ly/2RsVGJK) or queue on-site.

Eco Asia Conference: To Unveil Green Policies and Business Opportunities

The Eco Asia Conference will run concurrently with the expo, bringing together government officials and business leaders from various countries and regions to share their insights on a range of issues. Experts from Australia, Canada and Hong Kong will discuss smart water management solutions and the latest wireless sensor network for metropolitan smart drainage systems. Officials from the National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Industry & Information Technology and Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China, together with other mainland officials, will share the country’s latest green policies and initiatives to prevent water pollution in the pan-Pearl River Delta region. In addition, the Hong Kong Construction Association and the Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics will organise the “Smart Construction for Quiet” Symposium, where experts from the United Kingdom, Australia and Singapore will discuss the latest developments in construction noise-control policies and innovative methods for quieter construction.

Green Mart and Workshops on Public Day to Promote Green Living

Eco Expo Asia will open its doors to the public on the last day of the event (28 Oct) to promote green living. Free shuttle bus services will be offered between the venue and other locations in the city throughout the fair period. Visitors can shop for innovative environmentally friendly products and health products at the Green Mart, and join sustainable workshops to make frosted glass jar lamps. The Start Small, Start Now documentary, which highlights Hong Kong’s plastic-waste problem, will also premiere on Public Day. At the Public Day Forum, a representative from the Hong Kong Observatory will assess the impact of global warming on Hong Kong while a Water Supplies Department representative will share tips on smart water usage.

The concurrent Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo (26-29 Oct) at the AsiaWorld-Expo will showcase outdoor lighting, industrial lighting, advertising lighting, lighting accessories, parts and components for construction design. In addition, the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) will be held from 27-30 Oct at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), creating synergy and more business opportunities for exhibitors.

Fair Website
Eco Expo Asia: www.ecoexpoasia.com/tc

Media Enquiries

Please contact the HKTDC’s Communication and Public Affairs Department:

Christine Kam Tel: (852) 2584 4514 Email: christine.kam@hktdc.org

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Atlas Copco presents innovative screw vacuum pumps at Glasstec 2018 in Düsseldorf
 
Oct 09, 2018
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Glass production: Central vacuum supply reduces energy consumption by 50 percent

The functions and properties of glass are becoming increasingly diverse and smarter. The demands placed on glass production systems are also increasing accordingly. This not least includes vacuum technology, which forms a central component in the production and processing of glass products: For example, the evacuation of glass moulds, the coating of architectural glass or bottling under vacuum ensures high product quality and process productivity. In addition, vacuum lifters guarantee the safe internal transport of heavy and sensitive glass parts. Atlas Copco will be presenting its new variable speed drive vacuum pump series GHS 3800-5400 VSD+ at the Glasstec in Düsseldorf (Hall 15, Stand C03) precisely for such applications with a high vacuum requirement.

With the introduction of these new screw vacuum pumps, Atlas Copco underlines its commitment to sustainable glass production. In December 2017, the vacuum supplier therefore expanded its portfolio with the modern GHS 3800- 5400 VSD+ vacuum pump series. Thanks to their long service life and greatly improved oil cooling and retention, these robust pumps contribute to savings in production processes. Compared with existing technologies, their use has resulted in significantly reduced life cycle costs.

Predestined for integration into central vacuum systems
The GHS VSD+ series was developed according to Atlas Copco's proven philosophy and is therefore designed as a durable plug-and-play system in a single housing. "The energy-efficient units deliver higher volume flows per hour and kilowatt power consumption than vacuum pumps with comparable performance," explains Christoph Angenendt, Communications Manager Industrial Vacuum at Atlas Copco. It therefore makes particular sense to convert several decentralized pumps to a central vacuum supply. With a GHS VSD+ system, users can significantly increase their productivity; Atlas Copco reports that energy savings of up to 50 percent can be achieved in glass production compared to conventional rotary vane vacuum pumps. "The payback time for a converted system is correspondingly short," adds Christoph Angenendt.

Cleaner, cooler working environment
During development of the GHS 3800-5400 VSD+ Atlas Copco's design engineers drew from the experience with the established GHS 350-900 VSD+ and GHS 1300-1900 VSD+ series. They also feature high efficiency and reliability and are available as a compact, user and service-friendly package. The screw element at the heart of the pumps offers a lifetime guarantee, while intelligent turbo and humid versions ensure trouble-free performance even in the most difficult application environments. The coarse vacuum pumps are optionally equipped with air or water cooling. An energy recovery option makes it possible to use the work of the IE3 high-efficiency motor. A clear advantage in ergonomics: the oil retention improves the quality of the exhaust air compared to alternative technologies. "This results in a cleaner and cooler working environment," says Christoph Angenendt, explaining the benefits for users.

Minimal energy consumption, low maintenance requirements
The Elektronikon® Mk5 control system and the speed-controlled drive system (VSD+) make pump operation extremely economical: The pressure setpoint control function ensures that the pumps deliver the lowest possible vacuum flow to maintain the required vacuum. This minimizes energy consumption and reduces operating costs over the lifecycle. The low maintenance required by the series also contributes to efficiency: "There are no rotary vanes that need to be replaced, and the screw element is also maintenance-free for years. In addition, suction filters and oil separators can be replaced without dismantling the piping“, Christoph Angenendt explains the simple handling of the pumps. Via SMARTlink software, the operator can dial in and inform himself in good time about the necessary maintenance work. The system displays all relevant information on an intuitively understandable, graphical user interface. The operating vacuum can be adjusted or changed by pressing a key. This allows users to easily adapt the pump's performance to the respective process requirements.

Ideal solution for remote monitoring
While the Elektronikon® Mk5 system allows integration into the user's plant management system, Atlas Copco's SMARTlink provides the ideal solution for remote monitoring. It simplifies maintenance and the provision of data also for service technicians to adjust operating settings in real time. Equipped with customer-oriented plug & play design principles and a compact design, the GHS VSD+ series is quick and easy to install. All necessary components are supplied to the users as a complete package. Trained Atlas Copco engineers are available to ensure smooth commissioning.

The advantages of the GHS VSD+ series at a glance:
- Significantly reduced energy consumption; typical energy savings of around 50 percent.
- First-class performance, optimized in the coarse printing area, with the lowest energy requirement per m/3h flow of a coarse vacuum pump.
- Adaptive high-performance variable speed drive (VSD) with pressure setpoint control
- Innovative, actuated input control valve
- State-of-the-art 3-stage oil separation for ultrapure exhaust air over operating ranges from atmosphere to 5 mbar final pressure
- Ergonomic maintenance and service access
- Variable temperature control through innovative VSD cooling fan and active oil control
- Quiet operation: noise level far below that of alternative technologies (-7dB)
- Sustainable productivity through high performance and efficiency. Conformity with energy management and environmental obligations according to ISO 50001/14001.
- Integrated Atlas Copco MK5 control system with intuitive graphical user interface.

To learn more about the new GHS 3800-5400 VSD+ range of oil-sealed screw vacuum pumps, please visit our website www.atlascopco.com/vacuum
If you have any questions, please contact our team at Glasstec in Düsseldorf, Atlas Copco booth in hall 15, booth C03.

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Sydney Water Chooses Veolia Hydrotech™ Drumfilter Technology
 
Oct 07, 2018
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Sydney, October 5, 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Veolia Water Technologies Australia is pleased to announce the award of a contract for the design, supply, and commissioning of 20 Hydrotech™ Drumfilters for mechanical primary treatment at two of Sydney Water’s treatment plants — St Mary’s Water Recycling Plant and Quakers Hill Water Recycling Plant — in New South Wales. The upgrade is part of Sydney Water’s Lower South Creek Treatment Program.

With a move towards energy recovery and energy efficiency in wastewater plant design around the world, the first step of primary separation has become very important for two reasons — a higher TSS removal in the primary step reduces the load on the secondary treatment process (reducing power requirements and operating costs) and increased amounts of primary sludge entering the downstream sludge treatment or biogas recovery stages (such as digestion and/or thermal hydrolysis) will increase energy recovery.

This project continues the excellent experience Veolia has gained over the last 10 years in utilising Hydrotech™ Drumfilters for primary separation. The small footprint technology allows excellent TSS removal (up to 80% for this project depending on influent wastewater quality) combined with the ability to cope with highly fluctuating flows in terms of both quality and capacity. The high-quality stainless steel Hydrotech™ Filters combined with innovative robust PE filter panels guarantees an efficient, low maintenance, robust, and flexible primary separation step.

Sydney Water is Australia’s largest water and wastewater service provider. Every day, they supply water, wastewater, recycled water, and some stormwater services to more than five million people in Sydney, the Illawarra and the Blue Mountains regions.

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About Veolia

Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With nearly 169,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions which contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.

In 2017, the Veolia group supplied 96 million people with drinking water and 62 million people with wastewater service, produced nearly 55 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 47 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environment (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €25.12 billion in 2017. www.veolia.com

For media enquiries on Veolia, please contact:

Ms Gena Ang
Senior Account Executive
Red Bug Communications
+65 6222 7376
gena@redbugpr.com

Ms Lainee Wong
Marketing & Communications Director – Asia Pacific
Veolia Water Technologies
+603 2264 1818
lainee.wong@veolia.com

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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Reveals Full-Scale Passenger Capsule
 
Oct 02, 2018
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The world’s first full-scale passenger Hyperloop capsule, built in Spain by Airtificial, gets ready to head to Toulouse R&D facility for optimization

Playa Vista, Calif. (October 2, 2018) --( ASIA TODAY )-- Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT, HTT) provided a first look of their full-scale passenger Hyperloop capsule today at an unveiling ceremony in Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain. The event was also held to commemorate the five-year anniversary of the founding of HyperloopTT and showcased the company’s progress since it was established as the first Hyperloop company in the world.

The capsule, “Quintero One” is constructed almost completely out of HyperloopTT’s VibraniumTM, a specially made dual-layer smart composite material. It was built at the Southern Spain aerospace facilities of HyperloopTT’s partner Airtificial, a new company formed by the merger of composite expert Carbures and engineering company Inypsa that manufactures for many leading companies including Airbus and Boeing. The design for the capsule was created in collaboration with world renowned transport design consultancy PriestmanGoode and won the Gold award at the 2017 London Design Awards

“Quintero One” Hyperloop Passenger Capsule Specifications:

Length: 32 meters (105 feet)
Inner cabin length: 15 meters (50 feet)
Weight: 5,000 kilograms (5 tons)
Other components include:
• 21,000 skilled engineering hours
• 5,000 skilled assembly hours
• 82 carbon fiber panels
• 72 sensors
• 75,000 rivets
• 7,200 square meters of fiber (1.8 acres)

The capsule will be delivered to HyperloopTT’s research and development center in Toulouse, France for additional assembly and integration into the system, before it is used on one of the first commercial tracks.

“Working together with engineers from HyperloopTT, we are proud to be pushing the envelope of smart materials in transportation and manufacturing,” said Airtificial Co-Founder and Chairman, Rafael Contreras. “Today we have unveiled a new type of transportation vessel built with an industry high percentage of composite, which makes the Hyperloop capsule perhaps the safest transportation vehicle in the world.”

“The creation of this capsule represents over a year long journey of the best expertise in design, engineering, and the development of cutting edge materials,” said Dirk Ahlborn HyperloopTT co-founder and CEO. “In just five years we have solved and improved upon all of the technology needed for Hyperloop with our new levitation system, vacuum pumps, batteries, and smart composites. This capsule will be a part of one of the most efficient transportation systems ever made.”

“In 2019, this capsule will be fully optimized and ready for passengers,” said Bibop Gresta, chairman and co-founder of HyperloopTT. “Since we have taken major steps in solving government regulations with our safety certification guidelines and insurance frameworks, we are now closer than ever to bringing Hyperloop to the world.”

Recently, HyperloopTT became the world’s first company to be able to offer an insured commercial system. In collaboration with Munich Re, the world’s largest reinsurance company along with global certification and inspection company TÜV SÜD, governments and partners, HyperloopTT is creating the first regulatory guidelines and creating the necessary legal framework for Hyperloop systems around the world.

About HyperloopTT
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) is an innovative transportation and technology company focused on realizing the Hyperloop, a system that moves people and goods at unprecedented speeds safely, efficiently, and sustainably. Through the use of unique, patented technology and an advanced business model of lean collaboration, open innovation and integrated partnership, HyperloopTT is creating and licensing technologies.

Founded in 2013, HyperloopTT is a global team comprised of more than 800 engineers, creatives and technologists in 52 multidisciplinary teams, with 40 corporate and university partners. Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, HyperloopTT has offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE; Bratislava, Slovakia; Toulouse, France; Contagem, Brazil; and Barcelona, Spain. HyperloopTT has signed agreements in the United States, UAE, Brazil, France, India, China, Korea, Indonesia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Ukraine.

HyperloopTT is led by co-founders Dirk Ahlborn (CEO) and Bibop G. Gresta (Chairman) and a senior management team of experienced entrepreneurs and professionals. For more information or media inquiries, contact press@hyperloop.global or visit http://hyperloop.global/.

About Airtificial
Airtificial is a new Spanish technological company specialized in applying artificial intelligence, through collaborative robotics and sensorial structures, and specialized engineering within the civil works, aerospace and automotive industries. With a 4.0 Industry DNA and a great growth potential, the company has a proven know-how and operates globally. For more information about the new company please visit: http://www.carbures.com/

About PriestmanGoode
PriestmanGoode is the world's leading transport design consultancy. Based in London and China, the studio works on a vast range of projects across rail and aviation, developing designs for high speed trains, metros, airlines and commercial spacecraft all over the world.

PriestmanGoode's work is centred around the user and about creating exceptional travel journeys for millions of passengers every year. www.priestmangoode.com

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Ben Cooke
Director of Media Relations

+1(310) 720-1214
press@hyperloop.global
Los Angeles
hyperloop.global

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Turkey’s Most Distinguished Furniture Brands Will Come Together At CNR Expo
 
Sep 28, 2018
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Furniture Istanbul, where Turkey’s most distinguished brands will come together, is getting ready to welcome visitors on November 6-11 2018, at CNR EXPO Yeşilköy, the center of export.

Furniture Istanbul will be organized by Pozitif Fairs which is one of the CNR Holding companies, in a collaboration with MOSDER (Association of Turkish Furniture Manufacturers). The halls will be divided according to product groups so that the Furniture İstanbul visitors will have easy access to what they are looking for and they will be able to compare similar products.

Furniture İstanbul, which is designed to carry the Turkish furniture industry further, aims to be the biggest furniture fair of Eurasia, where most of the furniture exporters will be joining.

Furniture Istanbul will be focused on design and innovation and new collections will be exhibited for the first time. The Fair’s publicity and marketing campaigns are carried out by the CNR Holding’s Professional team as well as the Dubai and London offices and a network of 128 authorized agencies.

The most comprehensive procurement committee organization and B2B business meetings will take place at the Furniture Istanbul and it’s expected that the fair will reach a record-breaking trade volume.

Take your place at Furniture Istanbul Fair if you would like to reach global markets, establish new work connections and increase your business volume through CNR Holding’s international network.

For more information please visit http://furnitureistanbul.com.tr/index.aspx

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R+T Asia Announces 2019 Theme: "Green Embraces Comfort, Intelligence Guides Future"
 
Sep 21, 2018
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R+T Asia announces that its 2019 theme will be “Green Embraces Comfort, Intelligence Guides Future,” for this major trade fair held in Shanghai from Feb. 27 to March 1, 2019. The event, which serves the roller shutter, door/gate, and sun protection industry, attracts more than 500 exhibitors and 35,000 visitors from 92 countries to six exhibition halls covering 60,000+ square meters of space.

The global market for green building materials is expected to reach $377 billion (USD) by 2022, and the Asia Pacific market has made significant green advances in both volume and technology. Doors, shutters, and sun protection products, the primary focus of R+T Asia, all have an environmental impact on buildings and the quality of life. Sun protection products, however, provide a major impact on environmental efficiency.

At R+T Asia 2019, the exhibiting area for sun protection products will expand by more than 30 percent, because of such exhibitors as Vertilux, Kirayteks, Forest, Recasens, Oba Perdesan, Dongwon Industry, and Daekyeong. In addition, the doors and gates exhibition area will expand by 20 percent because of exhibitors such as ASSA ABLOY, Doorhan, KOPRON, Cedes, and RP Technik.

Visitor Attendance Booming

In 2019, R+T Asia is expected to welcome 35,000+ professional visitors. With the support of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, an increasing number of countries are seeking new opportunities and cooperation with Chinese business. Building on this growth, the R+T Asia Hosted Buyer program is actively organizing delegations to visit the show from emerging markets and countries with mature markets like Europe, North America and Australia.

InnovAction Awards Highlight Innovative Products

The show’s InnovAction Hub 2019 is again expected to attract new global innovations in doors and gates from leading exhibitors and from up-and-coming companies. In 2019, the 7th InnovAction Awards will again showcase new and innovative products, which will be judged by a jury of domestic and overseas experts. This will culminate in the awarding of the ‘Best of Best’ title, along with full media exposure online and offline.

Online Pre-Registration Officially Launched!

Online pre-registration is now open, providing a free entry ticket that allows you to skip the long queue onsite. Pre-registrants also receive first-hand and updated information about the show. By scanning the QR code below, the pre-registration process can be completed in less than two minutes.

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For more information about exhibiting or attending R+T Asia 2019, go to www.rtasia.org/en.

For media contact, please feel free to contact Ms. Cassie.
Tel: +86 21 61953587
Email: cassie.xu@vnuexhibitions.com.cn

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Shanghai 2018 World Artificial Intelligence Conference kicks off, China's AI biggest players surfaced
 
China Knowledge Online
Sep 18, 2018
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Sep 18, 2018 (China Knowledge) - The 2018 World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) opened yesterday in Shanghai, with the theme "New Era of Artificial Intelligence". WAIC gathered not only some of the most influential scientists in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), but also some front-line entrepreneurs.

The chiefs of BAT (Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent), Robin Li, Jack Ma and Pony Ma attended the conference, and made speeches on different aspects of AI. Huawei's rotating chairman Xu Zhijun, Microsoft's global executive vice president Shen Xiangyang also attended the conference.

Robin Li in his speech said that modernization today is AI. Arguably, no company in the future can claim to have nothing to do with AI. In his opinion, a true AI company possess three qualities, which are, AI thinking, AI ability and the ethics of AI.

Li further explained that AI thinking means rethinking the company's strategy based on Internet of Everything (IoE). Whether it is the PC or the mobile internet, the main focus of the enterprise should still be on the software level. But in the era of AI, enterprises must pay more attention to the combination of software and hardware to find new innovation opportunities.

The AI definition, on the other hand, is the ability of companies to leverage AI technology rather than the invention of AI. Currently there are a large number of open source platforms in the field of AI, so people should combine industry characteristics and competitive environment to strengthen their own business.

Finally, the AI ethic mean that a true AI company must be "AI" not only technically but also culturally. The highest principle of AI is ‘safe and controllable.’ AI's vision of innovation is to promote equal access to technological capacity. The value, is to teach people to learn and to grow, rather than to replace and surpass them. The ultimate ideal, is to bring more freedom and possibility to human beings.

While there is a debate that development of AI will lead machines to replace humans which may result massive unemployment. Li seemed least concerned about it, he is of the view that "we see that every technological revolution is accompanied by a lot of people being replaced by machines, and a lot of new opportunities being created."

Alibaba’s Jack Ma said, "We are worried, hopeful and confused about the expectations of the technological revolution of AI." It is not only a technology, but it is a way we understand the external world, the future world, the human body and redefining our thinking.

Jack said that, in future, AI will transform manufacturing industry into service industry, which is the perfect fusion of both. The future of manufacturing depends on services, and the quality of services determines the quality of new manufacturing. Those enterprises, which do not comply with this intelligent transformation, will be eliminated.

The Internet, Jack Ma opined, is a relationship of production. Big computing is a productive force, and big data is a means of production. Big computing combined with cloud technology is the real future. The age of data is also a significant opportunity for supply reform and economic transformation.

He concluded that, if we fail to promote the transformation of manufacturing industry and the social transformation towards a greener and more inclusive society, AI, blockchain, and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are meaningless.

Tencent’s Pony Ma expressed his opinion by saying that AI is a transnational and interdisciplinary scientific exploration project. Various enterprises and countries should strengthen the communication and connection in this field.

The development of AI technology is leading the era of "big social network". WeChat has 1 billion monthly active users, making it the first Internet product in China with that many users. Connecting people to each other through billions of nodes, but if connected people to things or services, the scale will grow to tens or even hundreds of billions. The key to the connection between human and object, and human and service is AI.

We also need to take into consideration the possible social impacts of future AI's development. AI technology in the future is likely to become a master key. For example, some people in China have used AI technology to make and distribute internet virus, or the use of this technology for network scams. All this force us to change the traditional security protection mode.

Pony Ma later posed the following questions to arouse thinking of the global AI practitioners:

I. Comprehensibility: Can AI algorithms become clear, transparent and explicable?

II. Controllability: How to prevent AI from harming the interests of humans or the whole civilization? And, will the decisions made by AI still hold specific people accountable?

III. Availability: Can AI be used by as many people as possible, sharing technological dividends and avoiding a technological gap?

IV. Reliability: Is AI able to repair its own vulnerabilities fast enough to truly achieve security, stability and reliability?

Other prominent political and business figures including President Xi’s economic advisor Liu He, Xiaomi’s founder Lei Jun and many others spoke at the event.

 
 
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