Wednesday, August 31, 2016

AGCO Announces Upgrades to Its Telemetry Technology and Related Services

Broader geographic coverage and remote support capabilities will help growers minimize downtime and increase productivity

DULUTH, Ga. - Wednesday, August 31st 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO), a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, announces feature upgrades for its AgCommand®telemetry product and Fuse® Connected Services offering. The new features will allow growers to optimize their farming operations through broader connectivity and improved support and diagnostics.

First available to customers in 2010, AGCO’s best-in-class telemetry technology, AgCommand, was redesigned in 2015 to power the newly launched Fuse Connected Services. Fuse Connected Services enables customers and dealers to better manage farm fleets through remote monitoring and streamlined service and maintenance management. Machine data remotely viewed and analyzed through AgCommand can be used to develop insights and help identify operator training opportunities to increase operator efficiency and minimize costs by helping growers avoid unnecessary service appointments.

AGCO will be adding enhanced remote support capabilities, which will enable dealers and customers to more quickly identify and resolve machine and operational issues in near real-time, reducing downtime in the field. The AgCommand update will also bring 100% geographic coverage to customers with connected AGCO machines through the Iridium® satellite network, the world’s largest, and only fully global, commercial constellation. This brings AGCO customers the broadest, most reliable connectivity in the industry by allowing them to maintain access to the back office when there is no cellular coverage. This means that the flow of data will continue while in remote areas or areas compromised by unreliable terrestrial communications because machines will be connected through fully global satellite coverage.

“Bringing our customers products and services that optimize their farm operation is our top priority,” says Eric Hansotia, senior vice president, Global Crop Cycle, Advanced Technology Solutions and Dealer Technical Support at AGCO. “These new AgCommand features add an exciting, new level of support for our customers leveraging Fuse Connected Services packages from AGCO dealers.”

These new services are enabled by AgCommand and the new AGCO Connectivity Module (ACM), connectivity hardware developed through AGCO’s joint venture with Appareo Systems, Intelligent Agricultural Solutions, LLC (IAS). Announced in November 2014, the mission of IAS is to enable breakthrough agricultural innovations for creating a more optimized farm. The joint venture, which presents a unique funding mechanism and structure to quickly drive new, creative technologies, is the flagship of AGCO’s ever-growing Fuse open partnering model, which also seeks to enable data connections with a range of other customer-preferred and trusted service providers.

“Appareo’s work in the agriculture space, and in particular through our joint venture with AGCO, is focused on the connected machine,” says Barry Batcheller, Chairman and CEO at Appareo Systems. “The benefits the gateway device brings to growers is unparalleled. It truly opens the door for entirely new levels of connectivity and productivity.”

These new capabilities of AgCommand and Fuse Connected Services will be available on select machines in some North American, European and Asia Pacific markets in early 2017. Contact your dealer for more details for availability on machines in your market. To learn more about the AGCO’s open approach and the Fuse partnership model, visit

©2016 AGCO Corporation. AgCommand and Fuse are registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation.

About AGCO

AGCO Corporation (NYSE: AGCO) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural solutions and supports more productive farming through its full line of equipment and related services. AGCO products are sold through five core brands, Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra®, supported by Fuse® precision technologies and farm optimization services, and are distributed globally through a combination of approximately 3,000 independent dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries. Founded in 1990, AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, GA, USA. In 2015, AGCO had net sales of $7.5 billion. For more information, visit For company news, information and events, please follow us on Twitter: @AGCOCorp. For financial news on Twitter, please follow the hashtag #AGCOIR.


AGCO Corporation

Abby Burton, 770-813-6167


Murex Announces IKB Deutsche Industriebank Has Successfully Upgraded Its MX.3 Platform

PARIS - Wednesday, August 31st 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Murex, the leading provider of integrated trading, risk management and processing solutions, announces that IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG has gone live with an upgrade to the latest release of its MX.3 platform for its capital markets business. The new version gives the bank more advanced modelling capabilities and provides the flexibility and data quality for compliance with emerging regulations.

IKB, which specialises in financial services for medium-sized enterprises and private equity funds in Germany and Europe, has implemented MX.3 as a single integrated capital markets platform as part of a restructuring and cost reduction strategy. The platform supports all front office, risk management, back office and collateral management activities, as well as producing relevant accounting information.

The upgrade to the latest release of MX.3 provides the bank with more advanced analytics for modelling challenging economic and market factors, such as negative interest rates and high volatility, and includes an extended Hull-White one factor interest rate model and Murex' advanced volatility management framework. The new version also has the flexibility and data quality to support compliance with new and emerging regulations.

IKB and Murex leveraged the close working partnership they had already established to achieve a successful outcome for the upgrade project. Murex deployed its upgrade methodology that incorporates tried and tested project management methods and tools to ensure predictable costs and timelines for delivery. IKB used the MX.3 Testing solution to create an efficient and reliable testing regime.

“MX.3 Testing solution helped more than our previous testing tool because it is integrated with MX.3 and supported by Murex. I am from a functional department and I can use it with my team without the need for special IT support,” says Heinz Rast, Head of Treasury Operations Projects.

After the test automation phase, the upgrade took five months to complete and the bank went live on the new version of MX.3 in July 2016.

“We wanted a flexible platform for our treasury that would support all our trading and regulatory compliance requirements, while fulfilling our IT strategy to reduce complexity and costs. We now have a competitive state-of-the-art platform with a full STP integration,” says Peter Höges, Head of IT.

For more information on the Murex and IKB Deutsche Industriebank collaboration, download the case study available online.

About Murex

Since its creation in 1986, Murex has played a key role in proposing effective technology as a catalyst for growth and innovation in capital markets, through the design and implementation of integrated trading, portfolio management, risk management, processing and post-trade platforms.

Driven by innovation, Murex’s MX.3 Front-to-Back-to-Risk platform leverages the firm’s collective experience and expertise, accumulated through its strategic client partnerships, to offer an unrivalled asset class coverage and best-of-breed business solutions at every step of the financial trade lifecycle.

Clients worldwide benefit from the MX.3 platform’s modular set of business solutions, specifically designed to solve the multi-faceted challenges of a transforming financial industry, while relying on the strength of 2,000 dedicated specialists.

To stay up-to-date with Murex Announcements, follow us on Linked In and Twitter @Murex_Group.

Download the case study on Murex and IKB Deutsche Industriebank.



Caroline Claudel, +33144053200

Marketing Operations Manager


GSMA Unveils Speaker Line-up for Mobility Live! – North America

GSMA Mobility Live to Deliver World-Class Conference Programme in Atlanta

LONDON - Wednesday, August 31st 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA and the Metro Atlanta Chamber today announced that more than 30 speakers are confirmed for the ‘GSMA Mobility Live! – North America’ conference being held in Atlanta, 1-2 November 2016. The conference programme will bring together leading executives from the mobile industry and beyond, including representatives from AT&T, Cisco, Coca-Cola, Facebook, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Intel, Intercontinental Hotels, Syniverse, Vodafone, VMware and Worldpay.

The event is a collaboration between the GSMA and the Metro Atlanta Chamber, merging the previously separate ‘Mobile 360 – North America’ and ‘Mobility LIVE!’ events. The combined event will provide a dynamic forum to explore the trends and issues shaping the mobile world both in the greater Atlanta area and across North America. The two-day conference will address topics such as 5G, cyber security, digital health, FinTech, the Internet of Things and smart cities, among many others.

“The GSMA is delighted to be returning to Atlanta for a third consecutive year with a significantly expanded show in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Chamber,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer at the GSMA. “The North America region is at the forefront of mobile innovation and this is reflected in our world-class speaker line-up, which features thought leaders from across the mobile ecosystem and from vertical sectors including automotive, consumer goods, leisure and sports.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome the newly combined GSMA Mobility Live! – North America to Atlanta for a bigger conference with more event features,” said Hala Moddelmog, president and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “As the #1 mobile-friendly city in the US, a world leader in mobile payments, and a #3 metro area for mobile performance, our region is excited to host more than a thousand mobility professionals expected to attend this year’s event.”

Confirmed speakers for GSMA Mobility Live! – North America to date include:

    Steve Cannon, CEO, AMB Group
    Jared Miller, CTO, AMB Sports and Entertainment
    Daphne Gottschalk, Head of Innovation Program, Amdocs
    Andy Peart, CMO and CSO, Artificial Solutions
    Cameron Coursey, VP, Product Development, AT&T
    Glenn Lurie, President and CEO, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Operations, AT&T
    Mike Zeto, Executive Director, AT&T Smart Cities, AT&T
    Kevin Wade, Director, Solutions Marketing, Blue Planet, Ciena
    Arvind Satyam, MD, Global Business Development, Smart+Connected Communities, Cisco
    Chris Dennis, Global Product Strategy, Freestyle, The Coca-Cola Company
    Steve Robb, SVP, Security Marketing and Product Strategy, ControlScan
    Mike Burgiss, VP Strategy, Mobility, Cox Automotive
    John Dwyer, President, Cricket Wireless
    Sabina Saksena, Founder and CEO, CytiLife
    Radhika Subramanian, CEO, Emcien Corporation
    Jane Schachtel, Global Head of Technology and Telco Strategy, Facebook
    Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, FCC
    Andy Davies, Senior Director, IoT Solutions, Flex
    Dr. Natasha Tamaskar, VP and Head of Cloud and Mobile Strategy and Ecosystem, GENBAND
    Yoav Schreiber, COO and Business Development, GlassBox
    Bruce Snell, Cybersecurity and Privacy Director, Intel Security
    Bill Keen, VP, Mobile Solutions, Digital Guest Experience and Applied Discovery, Intercontinental Hotels Group
    Don A. Bailey, Founder, Lab Mouse Security
    Dori Gurwitz, VP New Business, LISNR
    Hala Moddelmog, President and CEO, Metro Atlanta Chamber
    Nirav Desai, Principal Healthcare Strategist, Mobiquity
    Joel Evans, Co-Founder, VP Cloud and Mobile Transformation, Mobiquity
    Rajiv Dholakia, VP Products and Business Development, Nok Nok Labs
    Kwame Johnson, Executive Director, PowerMyLearning
    Mary Clark, CMO, Syniverse
    Eitan Cohen, CEO and Co-Founder, TechSee Augmented Vision
    Hannu Verkasalo, CEO and Founder, Verto Analytics
    Noah Wasmer, SVP, Mobile Products, VMware
    June Sugiyama, Director, Vodafone Foundation Americas
    Todd McGuire, Chief Strategy Officer, Worldpay

Sponsors and partners for the event include AT&T (Platinum Sponsor); Huawei (Global Industry Supporter); Bluetube, Home Depot, SAP and Syniverse (Silver Sponsors).

Register Today for GSMA Mobility Live! – North America

Registration for GSMA Mobility Live! – North America is now open at A 25 per cent ‘early bird’ discount on conference passes is being offered for a limited period.

Get Involved at GSMA Mobility Live! – North America

GSMA Mobility Live! – North America is part of the GSMA’s Mobile 360 Series of global conferences. For more information, including how to attend, exhibit or sponsor, please Follow the latest developments and updates on Twitter, using the #GSMAMOBILITYLIVE hashtag or following @GSMA, on Facebook and LinkedIn on

About the GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with almost 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai and the Mobile 360 Series conferences.

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.

About the Metro Atlanta Chamber

The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) serves as a catalyst for a more prosperous and vibrant region. To advance economic growth and improve metro Atlanta's quality of place, MAC is focused on starting, growing and recruiting companies to the 29-county metro Atlanta region. The Chamber is also focused on growing the region's innovation economy by promoting and strengthening connections to drive Atlanta's innovation and entrepreneurial culture. MAC is committed to being an active voice for the business community, serving as an advocate for a competitive business climate and telling Atlanta's story.

For more information, visit


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Charlie Meredith-Hardy

+44 7917 298428


GSMA Press Office


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+1 404 586 8448


OT Introduces Flybuy, a Complete Range of Wearable Options Enabling Secure Payment on the Go

COLOMBES, France - Tuesday, August 30th 2016 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products and services, strengthens its leading position in the payment field by introducing its “Flybuy” range of new innovative wearable options for seamless payment on the go.
According to IHS Technology, the number of wearable devices used for payments is projected to increase from 10 million units in 2015 to over 150 million units in 2020. As a pioneer in this market with the first payment sticker and keyrings, OT has been very active working with banks, processors and partners to propose a comprehensive range of wearable options:
·         Flybuy Mini Fob is a very small (SIM-size 15x25mm) contactless card including a boosted antenna that can be inserted into a silicone or leather wristband, a key chain or special pieces added to fitness trackers or watches. FlyBuy Mini Fob makes it possible to add contactless payment functionality to various existing objects.
·         Flybuy Secure Element is intended for OEMs to be embedded into watches or fitness bands directly at the manufacturing stage.
FlyBuy Wearables can be positioned either as a companion extension to the existing payment card or as a stand-alone prepaid option. In both cases, their settings can be easily managed by a mobile app. They can be used for payment, but also for public transport and access control to corporate premises, fitness centers or music/sports events for example.
“The global market of wearables is nascent and has huge growth potential over the coming years. With its leading position in the payment field, OT is a key and trusted partner to offer wearable payment solutions thanks to its comprehensive portfolio of products which can answer a full range of customer requirements” said Cedric Collomb, Head of Global Offer & Indirect Sales for OT’s Financial Services Institutions business.
OT is a world leader in embedded digital security that protects you when you connect, authenticate or pay.
OT is strategically positioned in high growth markets and offers embedded security software solutions for “end-point” devices as well as associated remote management solutions to a huge portfolio of international clients, including banks and financial institutions, mobile operators, authorities and governments, as well as manufacturers of connected objects and equipment.
OT employs over 6 500 employees worldwide, including almost 700 R&D people. With a global footprint of 4 regional secure manufacturing hubs and 39 secure service centers, OT’s international network serves clients in 169 countries. For more information:
All you need to know about the latest trends of the Mobility world, available on AppStore and Google Play
Oberthur Technologies
Audrey Besnardeau, Tél. : +33 1 78 14 76 75

Chloé Tisseuil / Elise Cognacq
Tél. : +33 1 86 21 50 54 / +33 1 86 21 50 67 /


Quanergy Acquires OTUS People Tracker Software from Raytheon BBN Technologies to Strengthen its Position as Complete LiDAR Solution Provider

Technology Acquisition Accelerates and Expands Ability for Advanced Autonomous Driving and Security LiDAR Applications

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Monday, August 29th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Quanergy Systems, Inc., the leading provider of solid state LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions, today announced the acquisition of OTUS People Tracker software from Raytheon BBN Technologies. The software complements Quanergy’s existing software portfolio and, when used with Quanergy’s LiDAR sensors, creates an integrated hardware and software solution for advanced people detection and tracking applications within the security and autonomous driving markets.

OTUS uses sophisticated human perception algorithms to identify and track people for safety and security in crowded environments at ranges exceeding 100 meters when used with Quanergy LiDAR sensors. The system features segmentation techniques identifying humans, background extraction, object clustering, sophisticated merge and split algorithms, persistent tracking algorithms, and other advanced features supporting robust crowd control. Support for multiple zones of interest is included, allowing users fine control over active monitoring. With the acquisition, Quanergy is offering the most intelligent and complete solution to track people in 3D and in real-time over large spaces. The combined solution has advantages over camera systems including the ability to work in any weather or lighting conditions with fewer false alarms, along with the reduction of equipment and labor costs.

“The acquisition of Raytheon BBN’s OTUS People Tracker software is a significant milestone in Quanergy’s strategy and long term road map for LiDAR integration into larger transportation and automation platforms,” said Dr. Louay Eldada, Quanergy CEO. “Raytheon BBN is a recognized leader in the space, with the most advanced solution, and Quanergy is now further positioned to expand its footprint and accelerate its ability to deliver new levels of product performance.”

The software is the foundation for Q-Guard, Quanergy’s 3D perimeter fencing and intrusion detection system. The company will demonstrate Q-Guard and the capability for tracking human subjects at the upcoming security tradeshow, ASIS 2016, being held September 12-15 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The demo will show how Quanergy LiDAR sensors and software incorporating the OTUS People Tracker capability can track people persistently, send commands to PTZ cameras and enable the cameras to focus on subjects. Quanergy will be in Booth 3078.

About Quanergy Systems, Inc.

Quanergy Systems, Inc. was founded in 2012 and builds on decades of experience of its team in the areas of optics, photonics, optoelectronics, artificial intelligence software, and control systems. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, Quanergy offers the leading solid state LiDAR sensors and software for real-time capture and processing of high-definition 3D mapping data and object detection, tracking, and classification. Application areas include transportation, security, mapping and industrial automation. Quanergy’s LiDARs lead in six key commercialization areas (price, performance, reliability, size, weight, power efficiency) while meeting the mass deployment requirements of durability and dependability using solid state technology. For more information about Quanergy, visit us at and follow us on Twitter @Quanergy.


Quanergy Systems, Inc.

Ann Gargiulo, +1-408-245-9500

Director of Marketing Communications


XPRIZE Verifies Launch Agreement for Team SYNERGY MOON as Third Google Lunar XPRIZE Team Pursuing a 2017 Lunar Mission

SYNERGY MOON Team Member Interorbital Systems to Serve as Launch Provider

LOS ANGELES - Tuesday, August 30th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, XPRIZE officially verified Team SYNERGY MOON’s launch agreement as part of the $30M Google Lunar XPRIZE, a global competition for privately funded teams to land an unmanned spacecraft on the surface of the moon by December 31, 2017. The SYNERGY MOON mission will use a NEPTUNE 8 rocket, built and launched by Interorbital Systems, to carry a lunar lander and at least one rover to the surface of the moon, launching from an open-ocean location off the California coast during the second half of 2017.

Team SYNERGY MOON is one of three Google Lunar XPRIZE teams now set to compete in 2017, joining SpaceIL and Moon Express. The remaining 13 teams have until December 31, 2016, for their launch agreements to be verified by XPRIZE in order to proceed in the competition.

“SYNERGY MOON’s launch agreement is a hallmark achievement that we are very proud to verify,” said Chanda Gonzales-Mowrer, senior director, Google Lunar XPRIZE. “In the spirit of XPRIZE’s belief that the power of competition can spur outside-the-box innovation, SYNERGY MOON has blazed their own path and demonstrated that there is more than one way to get to the Moon.”

Team SYNERGY MOON is an international team with working groups in more than 15 countries. The team includes Randa and Roderick Milliron (Interorbital’s co-founders) from the Ansari XPRIZE, the very first XPRIZE competition awarded in 2004 for suborbital spaceflight.

“We decided early on that our focus would be two-fold: creating an alternative launch vehicle and launch process – the most expensive parts of current space missions – and getting more people interested, involved, and invested in the new space age,” said Kevin Myrick, co-founder of Team SYNERGY MOON. “Partnering with launch provider Interorbital Systems allowed the team to aggressively pursue both goals.”

SYNERGY MOON is utilizing a customized rapid-response and low-cost N8 modular rocket system designed, built, and tested by Interorbital Systems at their Mojave Air and Space Port rocket factory and test facility.

To win the Google Lunar XPRIZE, a privately funded team must successfully place an unmanned spacecraft on the moon’s surface that explores at least 500 meters and transmits high-definition video and images back to Earth before the mission deadline of December 31, 2017.


SYNERGY MOON was co-founded in 2009 by Kevin Myrick (USA) and Nebojša Stanojević (Bosnia and Herzegovina). We represent a collaboration of individuals from over 15 countries and our numbers are growing. Our company growth plan involves both private sector funding and the unique inclusion of high-profile sponsorship opportunities. Our technological innovations will make space travel and personal satellite launches available to everyone. Visit for more information.

About Interorbital Systems

Interorbital Systems is a rocket, satellite, and spacecraft manufacturing company, founded in 1996 by Roderick and Randa Milliron. It is located at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California, where the company maintains its headquarters/prototyping/manufacturing center and two private rocket engine test sites. Interorbital's NEPTUNE modular orbital launch system is poised to provide the lowest-cost access to space to date.

About the Google Lunar XPRIZE

The $30M Google Lunar XPRIZE is an unprecedented competition to challenge and inspire engineers and entrepreneurs from around the world to develop low-cost methods of robotic space exploration. To win the Google Lunar XPRIZE, a privately funded team must successfully place a robot on the moon’s surface that explores at least 500 meters and transmits high-definition video and images back to Earth before the mission deadline of December 31, 2017. Visit or @GLXP for more information.



Eric Desatnik, 3107414892


GORE® DrySeal Flex Introducer Sheath Advances Care through Access

New sheath provides exceptional access to challenging anatomies and branch vessels

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Tuesday, August 30th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) today announced the commercial availability of the GORE® DrySeal Flex Introducer Sheath, after recently gaining clearance for use by regulatory bodies in the U.S., Europe, Canada, and Australia. The device is designed with a distinct combination of enhanced flexibility, kink resistance, and a hydrophilic coating to facilitate access to challenging anatomies and branch vessels, such as the common iliac arteries, during endovascular repair procedures.

The 12 Fr x 45 cm sheath configuration is engineered specifically for use with the GORE® EXCLUDER® Iliac Branch Endoprosthesis (IBE), the only device indicated in the U.S. for endovascular repair (EVAR) of common iliac artery aneurysms or aortoiliac aneurysms. An EVAR often requires multiple wires and catheters be transferred into the vessel via an introducer sheath, which can lead to blood loss through the sheath valve. The sheath’s exclusive DrySeal valve was designed to minimize blood loss, enabling the introduction of multiple devices with proven hemostasis control.

“Nearly a third of patients being considered for EVAR have an aneurysm that extends to the iliac artery. The IBE is a trusted solution in such cases, but previously no introducer sheaths designed for use with this device existed,” said Mr. Marcus Brooks, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust. “With the GORE DrySeal Flex Introducer Sheath, I now have a sheath specifically designed for use with the IBE and flexible enough for easy access to the iliac branch vessels.”

The new sheath leverages technology from Gore’s long-trusted GORE® DrySeal Sheath, which features a hydrophilic coating for improved access into vessels. In addition, the GORE DrySeal Flex Introducer Sheath offers an optimized profile and new configurations which include working lengths of 33, 45, and 65 cm.

“The availability of this new sheath provides more options to treat a broader range of patient anatomy,” said Jason T. Lee, MD, Professor of Surgery at Stanford School of Medicine. “The sheath supports my cases from start to finish, offering confidence for a wider range of applications than ever before.”

“By linking our tested GORE DrySeal Flex Introducer Sheath with our endovascular portfolio, we continue to make great strides in advancing patient care,” said Ryan Takeuchi, Gore Aortic Business Leader. “We remain committed to making these innovative devices available to treat more patients globally.”

The GORE DrySeal Flex Introducer Sheath and IBE are available in the U.S., Europe, Canada, and Australia. For more information please visit


At Gore, we have provided creative therapeutic solutions to complex medical problems for 40 years. During that time, 40 million innovative Gore Medical Devices have been implanted, saving and improving the quality of lives worldwide. Our extensive family of products includes vascular grafts, endovascular and interventional devices, surgical meshes for hernia and soft tissue reconstruction, staple line reinforcement materials, and sutures for use in vascular, cardiac, and general surgery. We are one of a select few companies to appear on all of the US “100 Best Companies to Work For” lists since the rankings debuted in 1984.

Products listed may not be available in all markets.
GORE®, EXCLUDER®, and designs are trademarks of W. L. Gore & Associates.

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Andrea Vuturo, +1 312-997-2436


Raise a Toast to a Better Life and Opportunities in USA, Australia, Canada and Europe

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, August 30th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

The top economies of the world are offering various resettlement opportunities to all the people who aspire to settle and make a living abroad. USA, Australia, Canada and European countries offer endless opportunities for resettlement. While skilled workers and professionals are in high demand in Canada and Australia, USA offers business programs leading to Green Card, investment options in Hungary and second passport option in Dominica.

Skilled category of Canada/ Australia offers amazing opportunities to skilled workers and professionals who wish to settle in these countries. Excellent career growth avenues, improved standard of living, tremendous opportunities for education and settlement of children, fast track permanent residency are just some of the benefits that these countries offer. Canada and Australia offer fast track immigration and one ca n easily secure a permanent residency in 6-12 months for any of these countries.

The EB-5 immigration program is the best business and investment program for those wanting to settle in USA. The ease of getting a US Green Card, no active involvement in business, investment in a government approved regional center are some of the program benefits. USA offers an excellent standard of living, best education for the kids and many other social benefits.   The freedom to live, work, and retire anywhere in the U.S., regardless of the location of your EB-5 investment and an opportunity to diversify your investment portfolio in the United States is another advantage. One also gets the choice to become a U.S. citizen approximately 5 years after receiving a conditional green card.

For those wanting to invest in Europe, Hungary investment program is a fast track program. Enjoy benefits like free travel to any European Union country, fast process, reasonable and secure investment in government bonds, relaxed qualifying criteria, no English speaking requirement, and no age and education prerequisites. All qualifying applicants receive a Hungarian ID for temporary residency (TR) in less than three months, giving them the right to travel freely throughout the Schengen zone. Special exemption from physical residence is applied to the main applicant and all qualifying family members.

Another beneficial program is the second passport option in Dominica. Apart from relaxed qualifying criteria, no English speaking requirement, and no age and education prerequisites, direct passport can be availed in just 4-5 months. Dominica citizens can travel hassle free; and are not persecuted based on nationality. Dominica passports can travel visa free to over 100 countries worldwide, and where visas are needed, they are easy to obtain. Second citizenship is a legal way to reduce taxes; revenue generated outside of Dominica is tax free, it is not subject to capital gains tax, or inheritance tax or any other tax.

WWICS is a world leader in providing resettlement solutions and has over two decades of expertise in making thousands of people settle down in country of their choice. The group has a presence in five continents and the staff has the acumen to make resettlement a hassle free experience.


WWICS Immigration services LLC.

Parvinder Sandhu ,Sr.Director and ICCRC member, +9714-396-9102


Hytera Launches Latest DMR Handheld Radio PD98X

PD98X, a new member of the already versatile DMR portfolio of Hytera, brings exceptional audio experience with enhanced features and innovations

SHENZHEN, China - Tuesday, August 30th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hytera, a world leading solution provider of Professional Mobile Radio communications, has launched its latest DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) handheld PD98X, adding another strong member to its top-notch DMR portfolio. PD98X offers an exceptional audio experience through noise cancellation technology, while boasting new features including full duplex calls, recording capability via Micro SD, Bluetooth 4.0 for audio or data and single frequency repeater mode to increase coverage.

“We are proud to announce the launch of PD98X,” said G.S. Kok, Senior Vice President of Hytera. “A series of cutting-edge innovations and designs have been added into this new model to make it a full-featured radio to satisfy customers' increasing demand for functionality and user experience."

The addition of the PD985 positions Hytera with the most complete DMR radio portfolio to meet diversified requirements, from simple, reliable and cost-effective handsets (PD3 and PD4 series) to rugged and feature-rich solutions (PD5 and PD6 series), up to the high-end, professional system radios (PD7, PD9 and X1 series). The whole portfolio offers display and non-display, GPS and non-GPS, UHF and VHF versions, allowing customers to select the best handset for their daily operation and mission-critical scenarios.

Key advanced features of PD98X include:

    Full Duplex Call
    PD98X enables frontline personnel to make telephony calls between other PD98X and telephones or mobile phones.
    Single Frequency Repeater Mode
    Based on interference cancellation technology, PD98X is able to use one slot to receive a signal and another to transmit it in the same frequency using DMO mode to extend the communication distance.
    Built-in Bluetooth 4.0
    With integrated Bluetooth 4.0, PD98X supports both audio transmit and programming via Bluetooth.
    Noise Cancellation and 2.5W Audio Output
    Maximum 2.5W output speaker and new noise cancelling technology ensure clear and loud voice communication.
    IP68 Protection
    PD98X complies with the highest dust and waterproof standards, to confront the harshest environments. The radio continues to function after submersion down to 2 meters for up to 4 hours.
    Smart Battery
    This feature makes it easier to monitor the battery status, such as battery life time and charging time, reducing charging time dramatically.
    Audio Recording via Micro SD Card
    PD98X supports up to a 32GB Micro SD card, to record up to 576 hours digital/analog audio.

About Hytera Communications

Hytera Communications Corp., Ltd. (SHE: 002583) is a world leading solution provider of professional mobile radio communications. It offers complete and customized communication solutions to government, public security, utility, transportation, enterprise and businesses. Founded in 1993 in Shenzhen, China, Hytera is a key player in the PMR (Professional Mobile Radio) communication industry with a large customer base in more than 120 countries and regions across the world. For more information, please visit


Hytera Communication Corp., Ltd.

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New Nordson EFD 781Mini Spray Valve Delivers Exceptionally Uniform Spray Control in 60% Smaller Form Factor

Micro spray patterns ≥ 1 mm (0.04”) wide, innovative quick release (QR) technology, and modular design also set this spray valve apart

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Tuesday, August 30th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nordson EFD, a Nordson company (NASDAQ: NDSN), the world’s leading precision fluid dispensing systems manufacturer, announces the launch of its new 781Mini™ Series Low Volume, Low Pressure (LVLP) spray valve featuring an improved design for smaller, more uniform spray patterns and dispensing capabilities in complex, tighter spaces.

The enhanced spray nozzle design of the 781Mini allows it to direct nozzle air pressure with greater accuracy for improved spray pattern uniformity and edge definition. Its precision spray control makes it ideal for applications of low-to-medium viscosity fluids in a broad range of industries, including mobile devices and wearables (display applications), electronics, and life sciences.

Its lighter, 60% smaller form factor than conventional spray valves allows it to dispense fluids in tighter spaces and onto smaller, more complex surfaces, with consistent area coverage as small as 1 mm (0.04”) wide.

Other features include a quick release (QR) clasp for fast servicing and minimal downtime. In addition, its 360° rotational fluid body provides flexible positioning for faster setup. Its modular, highly configurable design lowers cost of ownership.

“The 781Mini is lighter and smaller with enhanced performance capabilities,” said Claude Bergeron, Global Product Line Manager – Valves. “These features provide considerable advantages to our customers. The ability to spray more uniform micro spray patterns as narrow at 1 mm wide onto miniaturized parts with exceptional consistency and repeatability, and nearly zero overspray, reduces rework and rejects while improving throughput yields for better profit margins.”

“Other innovative features such as the QR clasp and modular design are an added bonus,” Bergeron added.

For more information, visit Nordson EFD on the web at,, or, email, or call +1 401.431.7000 or 800.556.3484.

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About Nordson EFD

Nordson EFD designs and manufactures precision fluid dispensing systems for benchtop assembly processes and automated assembly lines. By enabling manufacturers to apply the same amount of adhesive, lubricant or other assembly fluid to every part, every time, EFD dispensing systems are helping companies in a wide variety of industries increase throughput, improve quality, and lower their production costs. Other fluid management capabilities include high-quality syringe barrels and cartridges for packaging one- and two-component materials, along with a wide variety of fittings, couplers and connectors for controlling fluid flow in medical, biopharmaceutical and industrial environments. The company is also a leading formulator of specialty solder pastes for dispensing and printing applications in the electronics industry.

About Nordson Corporation

Nordson engineers, manufactures, and markets differentiated products and systems used for dispensing and processing adhesives, coatings, polymers, sealants and biomaterials; and for managing fluids, testing and inspecting for quality, treating surfaces and curing. These products are supported with extensive application expertise and direct global sales and service. We serve a wide variety of consumer non-durable, consumer durable and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, building and construction, and general product assembly and finishing. Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, the company has operations and support offices in more than 30 countries. Visit Nordson on the web at, or


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Masimo Announces Four-Year Partnership with World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA)

Joint Initiative, “Safe Anaesthesia – ASAP,” Is to Improve Anesthesia Care in Low Resource Countries

IRVINE, Calif. & HONG KONG - Tuesday, August 30th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced Sunday at the World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (WCA) in Hong Kong that it has become the first Global Impact Partner of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA). The four-year partnership, “Safe Anaesthesia – ASAP” (Anesthesia Safety Action Plan), will initially identify one country with poor access to safe anesthesia, and will work toward implementing programs and training designed to improve anesthesia care and safe surgery outcomes.

In 2015, the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery reported that approximately 5 billion people – the majority of the world’s population – do not have access to safe, affordable anesthesia and surgical care, and estimated that 16.9 million die annually as a result.1 These deaths are attributable to a lack of infrastructure, essential monitoring equipment, and drugs, as well as a shortage of adequately trained healthcare workers.1

As part of the first phase of the joint project between the WFSA and Masimo, a high burden country will be identified as the ASAP’s focus. Key to the project’s success will be bringing together all stakeholders, including the government, so that infrastructure gaps can be identified, needs assessed, and the ASAP implemented. Implementation will involve a combination of training courses and other educational materials, distribution of essential drugs, and installation of and training on medical equipment. Training, monitoring, and project assessment will be ongoing throughout the four years, with an emphasis on ensuring that the improvements are sustainable.

Lifebox, an NGO (not-for-profit, non-governmental organization) dedicated to improving safe surgery, will also be assisting with training support. Kristine Stave, Chief Operating Officer of Lifebox, commented, “Lifebox works with colleagues on the front line of the global surgical safety crisis to support long-term improvement in the safety and quality of anesthesia care. We know firsthand the challenges of environment, equipment, education – and we also know the extraordinary capacity for positive change that the best partnerships can bring. We’re proud to be a part of this urgent and historic undertaking between the WFSA and Masimo, and to be delivering our shared goal of making anesthesia safer for millions of patients worldwide.”

WFSA has been uniting anesthesiologists globally for more than 60 years. With a network of hundreds of thousands of anesthesiologists in more than 150 countries, WFSA is well positioned to deliver programs that facilitate learning, and promote the highest standard of anesthesia care globally. Masimo, whose clinically leading SET® pulse oximetry is used to monitor over 100 million patients across the world, has made a commitment to become a WFSA Global Impact Partner in 2016. Together, WFSA and Masimo created the ASAP action plan, which it is hoped will become a model for high burden countries to improve anesthesia care and safe surgery outcomes.

Dr. David Wilkinson, President of the WFSA, stated, “The WFSA is delighted to announce Masimo as our first Global Impact Partner. We work together to improve patient care and access to safe anesthesia around the world.”

Dr Adrian Gelb, Chair of the WFSA’s Safety and Quality Committee and Professor of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care at the UCSF School of Medicine, added, “It is essential that we make safe and affordable anesthesia and surgical care available to every patient in every country. Investment in national anesthesia plans, together with key stakeholders, will ensure that specific country needs are met most appropriately in order to make the biggest impact.”

“At Masimo, we believe that regardless of where you live or where you were born, access to quality healthcare that is dignified and safe – including safe, effective anesthesia and surgery – is a human right, not a privilege,” said Joe Kiani, Founder and CEO of Masimo. “We are delighted to be the first partner with the WFSA in bringing much-needed help, with Safe Anaesthesia – ASAP, to areas of the world blighted by needless deaths.”

Mr. Kiani added: “The new millennium goal is no longer to provide all of our people access to health care, but to provide all of our people access to health care that is systematically safe and dignified.”

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    Meara JG, Leather AJ, Hagander L et al. Global Surgery 2030: Evidence and solutions for achieving health, welfare, and economic development. Surgery. 2015 Jul;158(1):3-6.

About Masimo

Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) is a global leader in innovative noninvasive monitoring technologies. Our mission is to improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of care by taking noninvasive monitoring to new sites and applications. In 1995, the company debuted Masimo SET® Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion™ pulse oximetry, which has been shown in multiple studies to significantly reduce false alarms and accurately monitor for true alarms. Masimo SET® is estimated to be used on more than 100 million patients in leading hospitals and other healthcare settings around the world. In 2005, Masimo introduced rainbow® Pulse CO-Oximetry technology, allowing noninvasive and continuous monitoring of blood constituents that previously could only be measured invasively, including total hemoglobin (SpHb®), oxygen content (SpOC™), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®), methemoglobin (SpMet®), and more recently, Pleth Variability Index (PVI®) and Oxygen Reserve Index (ORI™), in addition to SpO2, pulse rate, and perfusion index (PI). In 2014, Masimo introduced Root®, an intuitive patient monitoring and connectivity platform with the Masimo Open Connect™ (MOC-9™) interface. Masimo is also taking an active leadership role in mHealth with products such as the Radius-7™ wearable patient monitor and the MightySat™ fingertip pulse oximeter. Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at All published clinical studies on Masimo products can be found at

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, in connection with the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, among others, statements regarding the potential success of the ASAP. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations about future events affecting us and are subject to risks and uncertainties, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control and could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in our forward-looking statements as a result of various risk factors, including, but not limited to: risks related to our assumptions regarding the repeatability of clinical results; risks related to our belief that Masimo's unique noninvasive measurement technologies contribute to positive clinical outcomes and patient safety; risks related to our belief that Masimo noninvasive medical breakthroughs provide cost-effective solutions with comparable accuracy and unique advantages, including: immediate and continuous results that enable earlier treatment without causing invasive trauma in all patients and in every clinical situation; as well as other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of our most recent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), which may be obtained for free at the SEC's website at Although we believe that the expectations reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, we do not know whether our expectations will prove correct. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of today's date. We do not undertake any obligation to update, amend or clarify these statements or the "Risk Factors" contained in our most recent reports filed with the SEC, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under the applicable securities laws.



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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

ESC Congress 2016 Late Breaking Science Registry

Latest data on dabigatran etexilate safety and effectiveness profile show low rates of bleeding and stroke in NVAF patients in routine clinical care

INGELHEIM, Germany - Tuesday, August 30th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

    First results from GLORIA™-AF Registry Program: Low incidences of stroke, major and life-threatening bleeding seen in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients taking dabigatran etexilate1
    GLORIA™-AF is one of the largest ongoing global registry programs examining the use of oral antithrombotics in real-world clinical practice2

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- First outcome results from the GLORIA™-AF Registry show that treatment with dabigatran etexilate was associated with low incidences of stroke, major bleeding and life-threatening bleeding. The results from approximately 3,000 patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) were presented in a late breaking science registry session at the ESC Congress 2016 in Rome, Italy.1 These data from GLORIA™-AF add to the extensive body of data supporting the safety and effectiveness profile of dabigatran for stroke risk reduction and are consistent with data seen in recently published studies assessing anticoagulant use in everyday clinical practice.3-19

The data presented are from Phase II of the GLORIA™-AF registry, and describe outcomes in 2,932 patients newly diagnosed with NVAF who were followed for two years.1 The findings show:

    Low incidence of safety outcomes for dabigatran-treated patients in real-world clinical practice: only 1.12% of dabigatran-treated patients experienced a major bleed, and only 0.54% experienced a life-threatening bleed1
    Dabigatran effectively reduced the risk of stroke for NVAF patients: less than 1% of dabigatran-treated patients experienced a stroke (0.63%)1,20
    The safety and effectiveness of dabigatran was maintained over two years of follow up in routine clinical care1

“Real-world studies such as the GLORIA™-AF Registry complement knowledge gained from randomised controlled clinical trials and offer insights from larger, more diverse and co-morbid patient populations in varied medical settings,” said Professor Gregory Lip, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Birmingham Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences, UK. “The findings from GLORIA™-AF show once again that the favourable risk-benefit profile of dabigatran established in the pivotal Phase III RE-LY® clinical trial is also observed in routine clinical care. This is consistent with findings from previous large real-world analyses including the US FDA Medicare analysis and the recently published results from Danish nationwide health databases, which were both independently conducted.”

GLORIA™-AF is one of the largest ongoing registry programs examining antithrombotic use in routine clinical care around the world. Up to 56,000 NVAF patients will be enrolled, with results expected to support physician decision-making regarding the use of antithrombotics for stroke prevention. To date, more than 34,500 patients have been included in the GLORIA™-AF Registry Program.2,21

Boehringer Ingelheim conducts a number of other studies investigating the use of its products in routine clinical care in anticoagulation management: RE-COVERY DVT/PE™, a global observational study on the management of blood clots in the legs (deep vein thrombosis, DVT) and in the lungs (pulmonary embolism, PE).22 Another recently launched study is RE-VECTO, a global program to capture data on idarucizumab usage in clinical practice.23 Idarucizumab is the first and only specific NOAC reversal agent approved for use in emergency situations when immediate reversal of the anticoagulant effect of dabigatran is required,24,25 and is widely available and stocked in over 5,500 hospitals worldwide, including more than 2,500 hospitals in Europe.21

This press release is issued from our Corporate Headquarters in Ingelheim, Germany and is intended to provide information about our global business. Please be aware that information relating to the approval status and labels of approved products may vary from country to country, and a country-specific press release on this topic may have been issued in the countries where we do business.

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Nexenta Continues to Lead Storage Market Disruption with Advanced Open Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) Platform

Simple, Intelligent and Enterprise-Proven Deployment, Management and Operation on Any Hardware Infrastructure via Any Cloud at Any Scale

SANTA CLARA, Calif. & LAS VEGAS - Tuesday, August 30th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

New NexentaStor 5.0 and NexentaFusion 1.0 Break New Ground with Industry-Leading Portfolio of All-Flash Reference Architectures and Integration with VMware Solutions

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced the general availability (GA) of the enterprise and community editions of NexentaFusion 1.0, simplified storage management and analytics, and the newest version of NexentaStor 5.0, the company’s flagship OpenSDS solution.

“The data center is in a state of transformation as the enterprise embraces software-defined and all-flash technologies,” said Eric Burgener, Research Director, Storage at IDC. “The introduction of solutions like NexentaStor 5.0 and NexentaFusion 1.0 is accelerating this change and simplifying the deployment and management of the storage infrastructure for the end customer.”

With a modern state-of-the-art graphical user interface, intuitive workflows, DevOps friendly self-documenting REST APIs and rich storage analytics, NexentaFusion 1.0 and NexentaStor 5.0 deliver operational cost savings that rival the capital cost savings that have made Nexenta the undisputed SDS market leader.

NexentaFusion 1.0 makes deploying, running and operating Software-Defined Storage infrastructure at any scale simpler than ever:

    Single pane of glass to manage multiple NexentaStor appliances,
    Intuitive provisioning and configuration workflows for simple service provisioning,
    Advanced analytics dashboards for pro-active alerting and simple troubleshooting,
    NexentaFusion builds on the new self-documenting RESTful API of NexentaStor 5.0

NexentaStor has a proven track record of successful deployments across a diverse set of industries, helping thousands of enterprises eliminate unwanted vendor lock-in, increase agility and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by 50 percent or more. With the introduction of NexentaStor 5.0, the award-winning file-and-block storage platform provides advanced All-Flash reference architectures and a new kernel based high-performance replication (HPR) solution that delivers continuous asynchronous replication for applications that require as close to zero Recover Point Objectives (RPO) as possible without performance degradation. Featuring interoperability via a redesigned multi-tenant VMware vCenter™ plug-in and VMware vSphere® Virtual Volumes™ support, NexentaStor is the ideal complement for virtual infrastructures regardless of industry.

The new VMware vCenter Web Client Plugin (vCenter Plugin) for NexentaStor 5.0 provides a unified interface to manage any number of NexentaStor appliances. It simplifies administrator day-to-day operational tasks by allowing customers to incrementally scale storage by adding datastores from within the vCenter interface, identify performance bottlenecks and review capacity utilization trends. Augmented by local snapshots and remote replication, the vCenter Plugin enhances an enterprise’s data protection strategy. Integration of NexentaStor 5.0 with vCenter’s role-based authentication mechanism provides an added level of segmentation and security options for multi-tenant solutions, branch offices and even departmental storage solutions. NexentaStor 5.0 with VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes support allows all storage operations on NexentaStor to be performed with virtual machine granularity.

Other enhancements in NexentaStor 5.0 include:

    Simpler management of HA for unified File (NFS and SMB) and Block (FC and iSCSI) services
    Complete set of self-documenting REST API for DevOps
    Improved performance for streaming large IO workloads with support for extra-large pool record sizes
    Native support for SMB 3 for Hyper-V environments
    Kernel based high-performance replication (HPR) solution for scheduled replication with sub-minute RPOs
    Ability to automatically pause and resume on-going replication streams for more resilient operations in challenging network environments
    New support for continuous asynchronous replication for close to zero RPO long-distance replication of high performance applications
    Advanced support for Docker via Docker volume driver
    Full support for OpenStack with OpenStack Cinder drivers for iSCSI and NFS for a broad set of OpenStack releases

“NexentaStor 5.0 and NexentaFusion 1.0 not only deliver the industry’s most comprehensive Software-Defined Storage infrastructure to tackle today’s complex storage challenges, but it paves the way for tomorrow’s data center with its support of evolving technologies like All-Flash,” said Thomas Cornely, Chief Product Officer at Nexenta. “These new solutions offer unparalleled performance and ease of management while delivering operational cost savings that rival the capital cost savings that make Nexenta an undisputed SDS market leader.”

Live demonstrations of NexentaStor 5.0 and NexentaFusion 1.0 will take place at VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas on Aug. 28-Sept. 1.

“With a lightning quick UI, optimized UX, unified NexentaStor systems management and fine-grained analytics this release brings major refinements and productivity gains indispensable within Media and Entertainment environments.” said Pascal Filion, Head of IT at Moment Factory.

"The new look and feel of NexentaStor and NexentaFusion is very solid and architecturally, it is well thought out by using the RestAPI," said Evgueni Martynov, Enterprise Virtualization & Storage Analyst at the University of Toronto.

Pricing and Availability

NexentaStor 5.0 is sold as a perpetual software license and includes the right to use NexentaFusion 1.0. The price per raw gigabyte is tiered based on total capacity, with lower prices for larger capacity deployments. A license for both NexentaStor 5.0 and NexentaFusion 1.0 starts at $0.25/GB list, plus maintenance and support, and decreases from there.

Community Edition

Nexenta is dedicated to the open source community and therefore continues to provide a Community Edition of NexentaStor 5.0 and NexentaFusion 1.0. With over 100,000 community transactions, this single array home use system supports up to 10 TB of allocated space. With the introduction of NexentaStor 5.0, Community users will also be able to experience the benefits of the award-winning file-and-block storage platform. The Community Edition also features interoperability via a redesigned VMware vCenter Web Client Plugin and VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes support.

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“Nexenta and VMware deliver value to customers by integrating innovative SDS solutions for VMware environments,” said Lee Caswell, VP Products, Storage and Availability Business Unit at VMware. “NexentaStor 5.0 is no exception, as its enhanced vSphere Virtual Volumes integration virtualizes hardware resources and can simplify management, allowing for full VMware compatibility.”

“Nexenta has been an important partner in helping us deliver flexible and scalable storage solutions to our customers,” said Travis Vigil, Executive Director Product Management at Dell Storage. “Nexenta continues to improve the customer experience with the introduction of NexentaStor 5.0 and NexentaFusion, offering impressive enhancements to its management capabilities.”

“We identified Nexenta as an important leader in software-defined storage and forged a partnership to deliver comprehensive storage solutions to the enterprise,” said David Lincoln, General Manager, Storage Business Unit at Lenovo. “Nexenta continues to demonstrate their leadership in the market with the introduction of NexentaStor 5.0 and NexentaFusion 1.0, delivering new value to our customers.”

“Nexenta is a strategic partner in developing joint storage platforms optimized for the enterprise, data center and cloud,” said Don Clegg, Marketing, Sales & Business Development at Supermicro. “NexentaStor 5.0 and NexentaFusion 1.0 continue to build upon the software-defined infrastructure to deliver highly scalable solutions that address the challenges of today’s evolving data center and dynamic workloads.”

“Nexenta has established a strong reputation in the channel for its progressive approach to software defined storage,” said Joe Lau, Associate Vice President, Product Management, SYNNEX Corporation. “As Nexenta’s only North American distributor, SYNNEX is able to help our solution provider customers be leaders in the next generation of data storage and business intelligence with NexentaStor 5.0 and NexentaFusion 1.0. Not only can they manage the storage of their clients’ data, but they are also able to draw business insights from one source, which gives them a critical edge in today’s business world.”

“Together, Nexenta and Western Digital created an all-flash solution by integrating NexentaStor and our SanDisk® InfiniFlash™ platform for media streaming, Big Data analytics, content services and other applications where high throughput and low latencies are critical,” said Gary Lyng, senior director of Marketing & Strategy, Data Center Systems business unit at Western Digital. “With the introduction of NexentaStor 5.0, Nexenta continues to innovate for all-flash deployments for today and tomorrow’s data center.”

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About Nexenta

Nexenta is the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) with 6,000+ customers, 400+ partners, 42 patents, and more than 1,500 petabytes of storage under management. Nexenta uniquely integrates deep software-only “Open Source” collaboration with one of the largest and most vibrant Open Source communities (46,000 members) and a comprehensive vision around a commodity hardware-centric “Software-Defined Storage” innovation enabling ANY app, cloud platform and protocol. Nexenta is 100% Software-based; and 100% hardware-, protocol-, cloud platform-, and app-agnostic providing organizations with Total Freedom protecting them against vendor-lock-in. Nexenta provides enterprises with the "true" benefits of “true” Software-Defined Everything-centric Cloud Computing – from data centers to end users; from the infrastructure to apps. Nexenta enables everyday apps from rich media-driven Social Living to Mobility; from the Internet of Things to Big Data; from OpenStack and CloudStack to Do-It-Yourself Cloud deployments – for all types of Clouds – Private, Public, and Hybrid. Founded around an "Open Source” platform and industry-disrupting vision, Nexenta delivers its award-winning software-only unified storage management solutions along with - All Love - global service and support with a partner network, including Cisco, Citrix, Dell, Docker, HPE, Lenovo, Quanta, Seagate, Supermicro, VMware, Western Digital, Wipro, and many others. Nexenta: 100% Software. Total Freedom. All Love.

For more information, visit,, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. Also, download the newly published Nexenta Special Edition Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) for Dummies eBook.

Nexenta, NexentaStor, NexentaConnect, NexentaEdge and NexentaFusion are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nexenta Systems Inc., in the United States and other countries. Western Digital, SanDisk, and InfiniFlash are registered trademarks or trademarks of Western Digital Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. VMware, vCenter, vSphere, Virtual Volumes, and VMworld are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks, service marks and company names mentioned in this document are properties of their respective owners.

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ENGIE’s Al-Dur Power and Water Selects PAS Alarm Management Solution

Bahrain’s Largest Independent Producer of Power and Water Addresses Operator Situation Awareness

HOUSTON, TEXAS - Tuesday, August 30th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PAS Inc., the leading solution provider of process safety, cyber security, and asset reliability for the energy, power, and process industries today announced Al-Dur Power and Water Company (ADPWC) has chosen PAS PlantState Suite™ (PSS) to optimize operator situation awareness and improve plant safety. ADPWC is majority-owned by ENGIE and Gulf Investment Corporation. Having commenced commercial operations in February 2012, ADPWC produces one third of the electric power and water consumed in the Kingdom of Bahrain. PAS will provide alarm and event analytics, documentation, and rationalization software and services that enable plant operators to respond to alarms more effectively and mitigate abnormal situations.

“Our operators evaluate and manage thousands of alarms per day, which ultimately impacts their effectiveness running our plant,” says ADPWC’s Jim Barrett, General Manager of Operations and Maintenance. “PAS offers industry proven alarm management software and services that help operators perform their jobs better. We are confident that PAS PlantState Suite software and alarm management experts will help us meet our alarm management performance goals and address industry best practices such as EEMUA 191.”

PlantState Suite makes power and process plant operators more effective at identifying, evaluating, and managing alarms. PSS comprises multiple software products that optimize alarm management systems within the context of a plant’s state, processes, and operational boundaries. With PSS, companies gain:

    Improved situation awareness and operator effectiveness,
    Safer, more profitable plant operations,
    Greater speed and accuracy in response to abnormal situations, and
    Reduced control room training requirements.

PSS is used by 9 of the top 15 power companies in the world. PAS is the recognized industry leader in improving operator effectiveness and has authored the definitive book on alarm management best practices, The Alarm Management Handbook.

“An operator overwhelmed by too many alarms leads to unsafe and unprofitable operations,” said Mark Carrigan, Senior Vice President of Global Operations at PAS. “For more than twenty years, PAS has helped companies rationalize and optimize their alarm management systems so that operators are more responsive and can effectively prevent abnormal situations from escalating. A well-managed alarm system means safer, more reliable plant processes. We are proud to have ADPWC as our customer and look forward to serving their operational needs.”

About PAS

PAS is a leading provider of software solutions for process safety, cybersecurity, and asset reliability to the energy, process, and power industries worldwide. PAS solutions include industrial control system cyber security, automation asset management, alarm management, high performance HMI™, boundary management, and control loop performance optimization. PAS solutions are installed in over 1,100 facilities worldwide with more than 41,600 users. For more information, visit Connect with PAS on Twitter @PASGlobal or LinkedIn.


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PAS, Inc.

(281) 212-2611


International General Insurance Holdings Limited Earnings Rise to US$ 19.8 Million for H1 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, August 30th 2016 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- International General Insurance Holdings Limited today reported earnings for the first half of 2016.
Overall, the Group announced gross written premiums of $126.8 million for the period ended 30 June 2016 as compared to $122 million for the previous period of 30 June 2015. Net underwriting profits increased to $28.4 million, a growth of 39% as compared to the previous period. The combined ratio improved to 81.9% as compared to 89% reported for the previous period.
In addition, the Group reported net earnings of $19.8 million for 30 June 2016, an increase of 22% as compared to $16.2 million for the previous period. IGI reported a return on equity (on an annualised basis) of 13.2% in the first half of the year, compared to 11.6% in the first half of 2015.
Commenting on the results, Mr. Wasef Jabsheh, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IGIH, said: “Despite difficult market conditions, we have continued our emphasis of ensuring that the business we retain is within our philosophy of underwriting for bottom line profit rather than top line growth. This is evidenced by the fact that whilst our top line has grown by 4%, the bottom line has grown by 22%, leading to an exceptional combined ratio for the period.”
The news follows rating agencies Standard & Poor’s and A.M. Best both reaffirming the “A-” insurer financial strength rating and counterparty credit ratings on IGI’s Bermuda and UK operations earlier this year.
As part of IGI’s next stage of development, the firm has updated its logo and revamped its website.
“The rebranding reflects the growing international profile of the business,” Mr. Jabsheh added. “At IGI, we will continue to focus on a strategy of steady growth via geographical expansion combined with our continued focus on underwriting profitability.”
Highlights for the first half of the year, as at 30th June 2016, are as hereunder, along with those for the previous year:

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Gross written premium
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The Board of Directors of IGIH has proposed at its meeting of 25th August an interim dividend of US $0.05 per share for the first half of 2016.
Issued by rein4ce on behalf of IGI UK.
About IGI:
International General Insurance Holdings Limited (IGIH) is registered in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) with operations in Bermuda, Jordan, Malaysia, Morocco and a wholly owned subsidiary in the U.K.
IGI Bermuda is a class 3B (re)insurer regulated by the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA). This subsidiary is the principal underwriting entity for the Group. The Group also has a branch in Labuan, Malaysia, registered as a second-tier offshore reinsurer.
Both IGI Bermuda and IGI UK are rated A- with a stable outlook by Standard & Poor’s and A- (Excellent) with a stable outlook by A.M Best Company.
IGI Group of companies underwrites a worldwide portfolio of energy, property, marine, engineering, casualty, financial institutions, general aviation, ports & terminals, political violence, forestry, and proportional reinsurance treaty business with the main geographical focus being the Afro-Asian markets.
IGIH has assets in excess of US$ 784 million as at 30 June, 2016.
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Pioneer Corporation Expands Global Scope of Rimini Street Support for SAP

LAS VEGAS - Tuesday, August 30th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

Organization has successfully leveraged independent SAP support in U.S. since 2009;
Now expands support coverage worldwide to Japan, China and Brazil, and further reduces annual maintenance costs

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rimini Street, Inc., the leading global provider of independent enterprise software support services for SAP SE’s (NYSE:SAP) Business Suite, BusinessObjects and HANA Database software and Oracle Corporation’s (NYSE:ORCL) Siebel, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, E-Business Suite, Oracle Database, Oracle Middleware, Hyperion, Oracle Retail and Oracle Agile PLM software, today announced that Pioneer Corporation, a leading Japanese electronics manufacturer, has expanded the scope of Rimini Street independent support for its mission-critical SAP ERP system, including support for the company’s SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization (APO) application, to cover operations in Japan, China and Brazil. Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc., a subsidiary of Pioneer Corporation, has successfully leveraged independent SAP support from Rimini Street since 2009, leveraging significant cost savings.

“We are amazed by the immediate cost savings achieved by switching from vendor support to Rimini Street. In addition, we receive timely and often very complex updates delivered for tax and regulatory changes in Japan, China and Brazil,” said Toshinari Kobayashi, general manager, System Development Department 1 of IT Division, Pioneer Corporation. “As a large global organization we expect to experience a number of additional significant advantages – all as a result of making the move to independent support.”

By switching to Rimini Street, Pioneer Corporation has now been able to lower the cost of their ongoing operations and can leverage the benefits of immediate savings while benefiting from Rimini Street’s ultra responsive service and wide breadth of support capabilities not available in the vendor’s standard support offering.

Pioneer Expands Use of Independent Support Globally to Japan, China and Brazil

For the last two decades, Pioneer Corporation has relied on its SAP application as the organization’s core, global ERP system. Within this period, the company also introduced a planning application, SAP APO 3.0, in Japan.

Pioneer Electronics (USA) has successfully leveraged independent SAP software support from Rimini Street since 2009, and as a result saved the associated time, resources and costs. The organization gained premium-level support from Rimini Street, including support for customizations and interoperability, while reducing the total cost of ownership for their SAP system and allowing for greater innovation agility.

Given the proven success of Rimini Street at its U.S. subsidiary, Pioneer Electronics (USA), Pioneer Corporation decided to expand its scope of Rimini Street support for SAP, including Japan, China and Brazil. Pioneer was also previously receiving vendor maintenance for its SAP APO application. According to Pioneer, the results of an initial test period showed that Rimini Street’s Primary Support Engineers (PSE’s) closed every case at a much faster rate than SAP.

With the switch to Rimini Street, Pioneer Corporation is now benefiting worldwide from significant savings on their expanded SAP maintenance and support, along with enjoying ultra-responsive service in every geography. Pioneer has also gained guaranteed support for their current SAP release for a minimum of 15 years without any upgrades, support for customizations at no additional charge, and tax, legal and regulatory updates for the United States, Japan, China and Brazil. Furthermore, Pioneer now has the ability to more quickly fund other strategic initiatives and extend functionality that can be built around their core, stable ERP system.

“CIOs are tasked with finding ways to fund strategic initiatives, even as IT budgets for business transformation projects continue to shrink. Rimini Street provides a proven solution to help companies get better support for their SAP and Oracle ERP systems while freeing up much-needed funds and resources,” said Seth Ravin, CEO, Rimini Street. “As more companies like Pioneer come to realize the high value and superior quality of Rimini Street’s premium global support, we will continue to expand our best-in-class service offerings to meet rising global demand.”

Nihon Rimini Street, K.K., a wholly owned subsidiary of Rimini Street, Inc., opened its Tokyo headquarters in March 2014. Rimini Street serves more than 73 clients with operations in Japan, including local companies Pioneer Corporation, Kumagai Gumi Co., Ltd., CAC Corporation, Nishimatsu Construction Co., Ltd., Chugoku Mokuzai Co., Ltd. and CMK Corporation.

About Rimini Street, Inc.

Rimini Street is the global leader in providing independent enterprise software support services. The company has redefined enterprise support services since 2005 with an innovative, award-winning program that enables Oracle and SAP licensees to save up to 90 percent on total support costs. Clients can remain on their current software release without any required upgrades for a minimum of 15 years. Over 1,450 global, Fortune 500, midmarket, and public sector organizations from a broad range of industries have selected Rimini Street as their trusted, independent support provider. To learn more, please visit

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IMS Health and Quintiles Announce Key Officers for Merged Company

DANBURY, Conn. & RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - Tuesday, August 30th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- IMS Health Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:IMS) and Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc. (NYSE:Q) today announced key senior management roles in the future Quintiles IMS corporate leadership team, subject to the completion of the merger.

Senior functional leaders reporting to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ari Bousbib will include Michael McDonnell, EVP and Chief Financial Officer; James Erlinger, EVP and General Counsel; and Trudy Stein, EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer.

Global business leaders reporting to Mr. Bousbib will include, for the clinical research business, Tom Pike, Vice Chairman and President, Research & Development Solutions; and for the commercial business, Kevin Knightly, President, Information and Technology Solutions; José Luis Fernández, President, Global Services; Jon Resnick, President, Real-World Insights; and Scott Evangelista, President, Contract Sales Organization.

“I am proud to be part of a leadership team with deep industry knowledge, a proven track record of success and a commitment to transforming healthcare for the better,” said Ari Bousbib. “That commitment extends across the 50,000 talented professionals who will soon become part of one global team. Together, we are making excellent progress on our integration planning and are confident that we will be ready for a strong start on day one of the merger.”

About IMS Health

IMS Health (NYSE:IMS) is a leading global information and technology services company providing clients in the healthcare industry with end-to-end solutions to measure and improve their performance. Our 7,000 services experts connect configurable SaaS applications to 15+ petabytes of complex healthcare data in the IMS One™ cloud platform, delivering unique insights into diseases, treatments, costs and outcomes. The company’s 15,000 employees blend global consistency and local market knowledge across 100 countries to help clients run their operations more efficiently. Customers include pharmaceutical, consumer health and medical device manufacturers and distributors, providers, payers, government agencies, policymakers, researchers and the financial community.

As a global leader in protecting individual patient privacy, IMS Health uses anonymous healthcare data to deliver critical, real-world disease and treatment insights. These insights help biotech and pharmaceutical companies, medical researchers, government agencies, payers and other healthcare stakeholders to identify unmet treatment needs and understand the effectiveness and value of pharmaceutical products in improving overall health outcomes. Additional information is available at

About Quintiles

Quintiles (NYSE:Q) helps biopharma and other healthcare companies improve their probability of success by connecting insights from our deep scientific, therapeutic and analytics expertise with superior delivery for better outcomes. From advisory through operations, Quintiles is the world’s largest provider of product development and integrated healthcare services, including commercial and observational solutions. Conducting operations in approximately 100 countries, Quintiles is a member of the Fortune 500 and has been named to Fortune’s list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.” To learn more, visit

Important Information about the Transaction and Where to Find It

In connection with the proposed transaction, IMS Health and Quintiles have filed documents with the SEC, including the filing by Quintiles of a registration statement on Form S-4 that includes a joint proxy statement that also constitutes a prospectus of Quintiles. The registration statement, as amended, was declared effective on August 15, 2016 by the SEC. Quintiles filed the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus with the SEC on August 16, 2016. On August 19, 2016, each of IMS Health and Quintiles mailed that document to their respective shareholders and may also file other documents with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction. This document is not a substitute for the joint proxy statement/prospectus or registration statement or any other document which IMS Health or Quintiles may file with the SEC. Investors and security holders of IMS Health and Quintiles are urged to read the registration statement, the joint proxy statement/prospectus and any other relevant documents, as well as any amendments or supplements to these documents, carefully and in their entirety when they become available because they will contain important information. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the registration statement and the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC by IMS Health and Quintiles through the web site maintained by the SEC at or by contacting the investor relations department of IMS Health or Quintiles at the following:

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