Software AG, a Leader in IoT Technology, Launches Cumulocity IoT




Hong Kong, China, September 25, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - #8226; Fully cloud-enabled and scalable portfolio for the strong growing Internet of Things (IoT) market
#8226; Pre-configured IoT solutions enable enterprises to fast track IoT Services
#8226; Products include: industry leading device management, hybrid integration, streaming and predictive analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, as well as improved strategic IoT scenario planning
Hong Kong, September 25, 2017 – Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) today continued its Internet of Things innovation drive with the launch of an extended Cumulocity IoT technology portfolio for cloud-based IoT platform services enablement. Cumulocity IoT will address today’s market demand for easy, fast, and scalable IoT solutions to support enterprises of all sizes, regardless of the level of sophistication of their IoT requirements.

Recent market research shows that whereas nearly 90 percent of executives surveyed feel the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) is critical to their companies’ success, only 16 percent have a comprehensive IoT roadmap. The new Cumulocity IoT portfolio addresses this gap by offering self-service IoT solutions to enable organizations to develop their own IoT applications and solutions. Supporting customers, partners and suppliers through innovative, collaborative digital business models and “smart” IoT products and services is the driving force behind Software AG’s portfolio strategy.

The Cumulocity IoT portfolio operates at the edge, in the cloud or on premise – giving total customer freedom and choice in designing, building, deploying and upgrading enterprise IoT platform, solutions and services. It includes a range of pre-packaged solutions such as Condition Monitoring, Predictive Maintenance and Track Trace, as well as quick and easy device and sensor management, thus bringing the worlds of IT and operational technology (OT) together.

This freedom of choice allows for faster IoT innovation and adoption at a customer driven pace: from streamlining and efficiency of enterprise production processes – through total customer interaction and increased retention – by developing digital business models and the smart products and services demanded by today’s digital markets.

Cumulocity IoT brings together the power of Software AG’s Digital Business Platform and the original Cumulocity products portfolio into a single, comprehensive and leading IoT portfolio. The Cumulocity IoT portfolio will take full advantage of Software AG’s industry-leading integration, business process, advanced analytics and machine learning capabilities, based on its heritage in enterprise middleware platform leadership.

Wolfram Jost, Chief Technology Officer, Software AG, noted: “Cumulocity IoT is unique in that it provides enterprises with the ability to very quickly start limited scale, cloud-based IoT projects and, as their sophistication grows, be confident to build IoT platform and IoT services that will grow effortlessly with them. Enterprises can develop and implement IoT services at the optimal balance between risk and ambition, at their pace, at their choice. Cumulocity IoT is already in use by leading technology companies like Deutsche Telekom, Gardner Denver, Octo Telematics, NTT Communication, Reliance Group, and many more. This gives us a head start in our ambition to become a leading Technology provider in the IoT domain.”

Jost continued: “We recently announced a joint venture in the IoT area which fully underlines our commitment to this growing market. The joint venture called ADAMOS (Adaptive Manufacturing Open Solutions) is a major IoT collaborative alliance with the leading manufacturing enterprises D#252;rr, Zeiss, DMG Mori and ASM PT. The purpose of this IoT alliance is to establish global industry standards for the manufacturing sector using Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT as the technology foundation. ADAMOS partners and their customers will be able to leverage a comprehensive IoT platform and services at a fraction of the cost of developing their own solutions in a significantly shorter period of time.”

Anneliese Schulz, Vice President, Software AG Asia, noted: “Worldwide spending on the IoT is growing rapidly, and it is Asia-Pacific that is set to lead the growth in IoT spending, with analysts expecting it to be at least 40 percent of the worldwide total. Software AG partners with best-of-breed companies that enable connecting things to edge analytics, to machine learning and to industry solutions to provide the most complete end-to-end IoT ecosystem in the industry available here in Asia.”

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Molex Awarded Cisco 2017 Supply Chain Operations Supplier of the Year Award




Hong Kong, China, September 25, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Molex announced that it has received the 2017 Supply Chain Operations Supplier of the Year Award from Cisco#174;. This prestigious award recognizes Molex for exceeding expectations in supporting Cisco supply chain priorities and initiatives while providing differentiated contributions in the areas of Quality, Technology, Responsiveness, Flexibility, Value Creation, and Sustainability.

Molex also received the Cisco GSM Supplier of the Year Award for demonstrating excellence in Quality, Technology, Flexibility, and Productivity, and exceeding expectations to support the success of Cisco and its customers. Additionally, Molex received an award for Excellence in Delivery and Flexibility for executing under tremendous delivery pressures and increased flexibility needs to enable on-time commitments and ensure positive customer experiences for Cisco. The distinctions were awarded during Cisco’s 26th Annual Supplier Appreciation Event, held August 31 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California.

“The theme this year for our Supplier Appreciation event is ‘Connecting the Unconnected: Transforming to the Digital Supply Chain’, which highlights our laser focus on enabling break-through value in operational commitments and customer satisfaction through digital orchestration,” said Jeff Purnell, vice president, Global Supplier Management, Cisco. “As we continue on our digitization journey, our strong relationships and close collaboration with our supplier and partner ecosystem will continue to play a critical role in our continued innovation, productivity and ultimately success.”

Cisco presented awards to its partners and suppliers in recognition of their contributions to Cisco’s success in fiscal year 2017. At the event, Cisco celebrated the collective achievements of its most strategic suppliers and partners, and reaffirmed its commitment to a strong, continued partnership that will further accelerate innovation, alignment and operational excellence.
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Molex brings together innovation and technology to deliver electronic solutions to customers worldwide. With a presence in more than 40 countries, Molex offers a full suite of solutions and services for many markets, including data communications, consumer electronics, medical, industrial, automotive, commercial vehicle. For more information, please visit www.molex.com.

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Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac Launches and is the First to Bring Windows Apps to the Mac Touch Bar and Windows People Bar to the Mac




Hong Kong, China, September 22, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - More than 30 tools are now available for Windows and Mac that enable users to complete tasks with a single click – from Drive Cleaning, to Presentation Mode, and Screen Recording

Parallels#174; (www.parallels.com/about), a global leader in cross-platform solutions and creator of the No. 1 selling software for running Windows#174; applications on a Mac#174;, today launched Parallels Desktop#174; 13 for Mac (www.parallels.com/desktop), which provides macOS High Sierra readiness and support for upcoming Windows 10 features.

Bringing together the best of both worlds, Parallels Desktop 13 makes it simple for MacBook Pro users to add Windows applications to the Touch Bar, and use Touch Bar within Windows applications. It is also the first solution to bring the upcoming Windows 10 People Bar feature to the Mac – including integration with the Mac Dock and Spotlight. The new version also features up to 100 percent performance improvements for completing certain tasks.

“This year, for the first time ever, we are bringing the two hottest features from Mac and Windows into one place via Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac,” said Jack Zubarev, Parallels president. “This new release delivers our best-ever Windows on Mac performance, plus innovative and useful new features and tools to help users get more done quickly and efficiently.”

With a single mouse click, the Parallels Installation Assistant will automatically install Windows 10 into a virtual machine (VM), which can be purchased at a later date without losing data or installed applications, making getting started in Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac simpler than ever. It also enables users to purchase and automatically install Windows 10 from Microsoft, add an existing copy of Windows, and simply move their PC to their Mac.

From the beginning, users can choose to make Windows look like a PC (Full Screen) or make Windows invisible (Coherence mode), while launching Windows apps from the Mac Dock, Launch Pad or Windows Start Menu, enabling users to tailor the experience to their liking.

Best of Both Worlds
Parallels Desktop 13 provides Mac Touch Bar integration for Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as browsers including Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera. Additionally, when you are using the Windows Start Menu or Desktop, Parallels Desktop 13 features Taskbar pinned elements, along with Cortana, Task View and settings in the Touch Bar. Thousands of other Windows applications that run in Parallels Desktop can quickly be customized with popular Touch Bar actions, if the default set of functional keys is not enough.

Not only can Parallels Desktop enhance existing Mac features, but it also can build on Windows tools as well. Parallels Desktop 13 integrates People Bar (from Windows 10 Insider Preview build 16232), a forthcoming Windows 10 feature that lets users pin contacts to the Taskbar. Although Windows limits People Bar contacts to three, the Mac Dock doesn’t limit favorite contacts and enables their photos to be larger for easy viewing.

More Productivity Tools
New Parallels Desktop 13 innovations include Picture-in-Picture (PiP) View, a feature which creates windows of other active VMs, which are always visible on top, even when a Mac app is in Full Screen mode. Now, it is easy to monitor and work in multiple operating systems (OS) and their applications simultaneously on one screen, or watch a video while switching between macOS Spaces and applications. PiP View joins popular Parallels Desktop customization settings such as Coherence (Windows is invisible while using Windows apps on a Mac), Full Screen mode, and Window mode (Windows in a window in macOS).

New Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition features will be coming out in Q4 2017, including the customer-inspired Single Application mode, which lets IT admins deliver, lock and secure an invisible Windows VM with selected applications to a user's Mac Dock – making it easy for them to discover and use the Windows apps just like Mac apps.

The latest version of Parallel Desktop provides a number of visual and display improvements for improved transitions and better scaling resolution. Owners of hi-res Retina displays will enjoy greatly improved sharpness of text and graphics in scaled mode.

More than 30 Single-click Utilities for Windows and Mac:
New and popular utilities include:
#8226; Clean Drive – Easily free up disk space
#8226; Presentation Mode – Prevent embarrassing notifications, desktop reveals of personal files, and screen saver lockout delays during the presentation – in just one click (Mac only)
#8226; Download Video – In just one click, download video from YouTube, Facebook and other websites so you can enjoy watching it anytime
#8226; Find Duplicates – Search any drive or folder to quickly find identical files (even with different names), and free up disc space
#8226; Record Screen – Capture video of your entire screen, a window or select area – which can include audio from your computer microphone – in one click
Significant performance improvements include:
#8226; Up to 100 percent performance improvement for External Thunderbolt SSD drives (near native performance)
#8226; Up to 50 percent faster Snapshot creation for VMs with a large amount of memory
#8226; Up to 47 percent faster working in Windows files in Windows on rotational discs
#8226; Up to 47 percent faster working with Windows files on a Mac
#8226; Up to 40 percent faster USB device performance in most scenarios
#8226; OpenGL 3 support added for DIALux evo professional lighting design software and the popular strategy game Northgard

In addition to the overall improvements to Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac, Parallels has made upgrades to the Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro and Business Edition including:

Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac Pro Edition
#8226; Assign up to 32 cores (vCPU) and 128 GB of vRAM per VM, so upcoming iMac Pro users can create super powerful VMs
#8226; View Set Resolution menu to immediately switch resolutions for podcast, video tutorial or web browser testing – including common 4:3, 16:9 and 16:10 ratios with resolutions from 1024 x 768 to 3360 x 2300
#8226; Quick Virtual Machine IP Address Lookup to check and copy IP address from GUI to the
clipboard in one click
#8226; Free pre-configured VMs in the Installation Assistant, which can be installed in one click, now include: Windows 10 Development Environment, Linux (Mint, CentOS, Debian GNU, Ubuntu and Fedora), Android and macOS
#8226; Analyze and optimize apps’ performance in Parallels Desktop with improved Intel VTune Amplifier, Linux ‘perf’ and Mozilla “rr” support
#8226; Modern IE Test Environments in the Installation Assistant now feature pre-configured 90-day trial VMs from Microsoft which include: Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 (stable), Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 (preview), IE 11 on Windows 8.1, IE 11 on Windows 7, IE 10 on Windows 7, IE 9 on Windows 7, and IE 8 on Windows 7

Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac Business Edition
#8226; Single Application Mode deployment to help end users focus on their end goal instead of being distracted by unfamiliar Windows and virtualization elements
#8226; Ability to add selected Windows applications to user’s Dock upon deployment

New Business Edition features coming out in Q4 2017 include:
#8226; Ability to invite users via email for improved productivity and end user management
#8226; Assign separate administrators for sublicenses for improved efficiency in management
#8226; New design of Parallels My Account portal to manage subscriptions and licenses

Availability and Pricing
Today, Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac, Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition and Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition are available for subscribers and upgraders from Parallels Desktop 11 and 12 (www.parallels.com/upgradepd13), as well as new customers, at www.parallels.com/desktop and at local retail and online stores worldwide. Free 14-day full-featured trials of Parallels Desktop are also available for download.

The recommended retail price (RRP) of Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac is HK$598. Upgrades for existing Parallels Desktop 11 and 12 for Mac perpetual license customers are HK$388, with an introductory offer to upgrade to a Parallels Desktop Pro Edition subscription for HK$388 per year for life. Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition and Business Edition are each available to new customers for HK$744 per year. Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition and Business Edition include a complimentary concurrent subscription to both Parallels Toolbox for Mac and Parallels Toolbox for Windows (www.parallels.com/toolbox), as well as Parallels Access (www.parallels.com/access).

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Molex Debuts Polymicro FR Optical Fibers




Hong Kong, China, September 21, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Molex has released a new flame retardant version of its Polymicro Optical Fibers. Molex Polymicro Flame-Retardant (FR) Optical Fibers meet the UL 94 V-0 flammability standard for component materials used in telecommunications and industrial applications where a low flammability rating is essential.

“Having a fiber with a low flammability buffer coating offers a distinct advantage in applications where enhanced flammability protection is of paramount importance,” said Jim Clarkin, Polymicro general manager, Molex. “Strong, durable Molex Polymicro FR Fibers meet industry requirements for flammability protection.”

Polymicro FR Optical Fibers are available in telecommunications grade singlemode or 50#181;m and 62.5#181;m graded index construction with a 125#181;m glass OD/250#181;m buffer OD. Designed for superior dimensional control and tight tolerances, Polymicro FR Optical Fibers have an operational temperature range of -40 to +100°C. The UL 94 V-0 flammability rating indicates characteristics recommended in applications requiring increased protection from flame propagation and combustion.

The buffer utilized in Polymicro FR Optical Fiber is mechanically strippable similar to an acrylate buffer and imparts exceptional fiber strength. Molex can provide multiple size fibers and buffers, including multimode step index constructions. Available as single fiber in a variety of jacketing materials, Polymicro FR Optical Fibers range from less than 50 microns to over 600 microns in core diameter.

Molex vertically integrated manufacturing capabilities enable production of a complete range of optical fibers designed for deep-UV, NIR and broad-spectrum applications. Polymicro Optical Fiber assembly design configurations are highly customizable, incorporating optomechanical and electromechanical components with custom configured fused silica, in addition to advanced optical features including micro-machined end tips, metal terminations or precision couplings. Fiber type, termination style and jacketing can be specified for optimal application alignment and system performance.

“Molex customer design requirements vary widely in complexity—from a single, finished optical fiber to a complex branching assembly. Our expanding range of Molex Polymicro Optical Fiber profiles and custom assemblies give customers the design flexibility they need for demanding applications, environmental conditions and optical wavelengths,” adds Clarkin.

For more information about Polymicro FR Optical Fiber please visit www.molex.com/polymicro/opticalfibers.html.

About Molex:

Molex brings together innovation and technology to deliver electronic solutions to customers worldwide. With a presence in more than 40 countries, Molex offers a full suite of solutions and services for many markets, including data communications, consumer electronics, medical, industrial, automotive, commercial vehicle. For more information, please visit www.molex.com.

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Molex Company Sensorcon Debuts Pocket-Sized Climate Logger




Hong Kong, China, September 20, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Molex subsidiary Sensorcon has introduced a small, powerful—and colorful—climate sensor that provides workers in sensitive or harsh environments a clear understanding of environmental conditions.

The Climate Logger is offered in three different models which can measure light, temperature, pressure and humidity across a wide spectrum of facilities—from pharmaceutical plants and other manufacturing facilities to oil refineries and agricultural fields. It attaches magnetically to any metal surface and can immediately begin collecting data, which then can be uploaded to Microsoft Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 10 via a USB connection. Free software is available to import and graph the data to the Windows program.

“Due to growing industry demands and increasing climate changes, our engineers have developed a tool that is designed with next-generation technology that allows companies to capture valuable information needed to efficiently and cost-effectively assess their environmental needs,” said Calen Dembitsky, marketing manager, Sensorcon, a Molex Company. “We are committed to supplying the tools to finding the valuable data companies need to move forward.”

The specifications of the Climate Logger sensors include:

#8226; Temperature: -20 to +50°C (-4 to +122°F)
#8226; Relative Humidity: 0 to 100%
#8226; Pressure: 20 to 110 kPa
#8226; Light: 0 to20k LUX

The Climate Logger’s other, visible, feature is that it is available in seven bright colors—green, blue, white, yellow, pink, black and orange. This makes the Climate Logger easy to spot when the data needs to be retrieved or the sensor needs to be moved to another location.

For more information about Climate Logger, please visit sensorcon.com/climatelogger.com.

About Sensorcon:

Sensorcon, a Molex company, is dedicated to creating durable, high-quality environmental sensor products to meet the most demanding of domestic, professional and industrial needs. Sensorcon has more than 10 years of experience in sensor integration and design with all products manufactured in the USA. All products can be purchased directly from the Sensorcon online store. For more information, please visit www.sensorcon.com.

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Molex brings together innovation and technology to deliver electronic solutions to customers worldwide. With a presence in more than 40 countries, Molex offers a full suite of solutions and services for many markets, including data communications, consumer electronics, medical, industrial, automotive, and commercial vehicle. For more information, please visit www.molex.com.

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100G Lambda MSA to Define Specification for Next Generation Optical Links




Hong Kong, China, September 20, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - The 100G Lambda Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) Group has announced their intent to develop specifications based on 100 Gbps per wavelength optical technology. Under the MSA, participating companies are addressing the technical challenges of achieving optical interfaces utilizing 100 Gbps per wavelength technology ensuring optical interoperability for transceivers and interfaces produced by different manufacturers and in various form factors. These new optical specifications target the next generation of networking equipment that is required to address the industry’s ever-growing need for bandwidth.

The 100G Lambda MSA Group founding members include: Alibaba, Arista Networks, Broadcom, Ciena, Cisco, Finisar, Foxconn Interconnect Technology, Inphi, Intel, Juniper Networks, Lumentum, Luxtera, MACOM, MaxLinear, Microsoft, Molex, NeoPhotonics, Nokia, Oclaro, Semtech, Source Photonics, and Sumitomo Electric.

The new interfaces defined by the 100G Lambda MSA double the speed per wavelength for 100 Gbps and 400 Gbps applications. To complement the 100 Gbps (100GBASE-DR) and 400 Gbps (400GBASE-DR4) 500 m reach interfaces currently being defined by IEEE P802.3, the 100G Lambda MSA is focused on reaches of 2 km and 10 km over duplex single-mode fiber. By focusing on 100 Gbps per wavelength, the 100G Lambda MSA is providing a technology platform required for next generation networking equipment.

Please visit www.100GLambda.com for more information about the 100G Lambda MSA.

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Molex brings together innovation and technology to deliver electronic solutions to customers worldwide. With a presence in more than 40 countries, Molex offers a full suite of solutions and services for many markets, including data communications, consumer electronics, medical, industrial, automotive, commercial vehicle. For more information, please visit www.molex.com.

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SYSMEX ASIA PACIFIC PICKS DIMENSION DATA TO UPGRADE DESKTOP PLATFORM ACROSS THE REGION




Hong Kong, China, September 19, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Healthcare solutions pioneer will enjoy immediate benefits such as cost savings, increased efficiency and ease in maintenance

Healthcare solutions pioneer, Sysmex Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, has selected US$7.5 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, Dimension Data, to upgrade and standardise its desktop computing platform to Windows 10 in all its affiliate offices across Asia Pacific region.

Singapore is Sysmex’s headquarters for its Asia Pacific operations, with an extensive network of offices across the region. As the world’s largest supplier of haematology instrumentation, Sysmex is heavily reliant on efficient IT to ensure optimal business performance.

“In many ways, Sysmex is a life saver. It provides laboratory testing instruments and reagents, as well as after-sales support to medical institutions in more than 160 countries around the world, including Asia Pacific. Time was of the essence to Sysmex and it wanted to make better use of its IT team’s time by standardising all Operating Systems (OS) to Windows 10,” said Png Kim Meng, CEO, Dimension Data Singapore.

“The Dimension Data team engaged us early in the planning stages of this project, and continued to act as a trusted advisor throughout. This was helpful in enabling our regional IT team to familiarize themselves with new Windows 10 desktop platform and better manage our IT environment through the Asia Pacific region. Additionally, Dimension Data never stopped providing advice and just-in-time recommendations about the new technologies that Sysmex is adopting,” said Simon Lam, Senior Manager – Regional Information Technology, Sysmex Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.

In the past, Sysmex was burdened with the challenges of managing many disparate versions of hardware equipment, software solutions and network configurations. Since the standardisation project, the organisation has seen a marked reduction in the volume of helpdesk services required across the region. Additional benefits include making new business application deployment, installation, repair, and maintenance easier, faster and less expensive, and lowering the amount of training time required for employees.

“Our understanding of their business needs, coupled with the ability to identify gaps and recommend a right-fit solution made all the difference to Sysmex. Working together, we have been able to help Sysmex’s IT team provide value to the business and reduce operational cost while increasing their capability across the Asia Pacific region,” said Png.

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About Dimension Data
Dimension Data harnesses the transformative power of technology to help organisations achieve great things in the digital era. As a member of the NTT Group, we focus on digital infrastructure, hybrid cloud, workspaces for tomorrow, cybersecurity, and network as the platform. With a turnover of USD 7.5 billion and offices in 58 countries, we deliver services wherever our clients are, at every stage of their technology journey. Accelerate your ambition.

In Asia Pacific, we operate in 35 offices across 13 countries. We help clients enable technology, operate their IT infrastructures and transform technology solutions that deliver value. It combines an expertise in networking, security, customer experience (CX) and collaboration, data centre and end-user computing, with advanced skills in IT outsourcing, IT-as-a-Service, Systems integration services and training. www.dimensiondata.com

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Ruckus Outperforms Major 802.11ac Manufacturers in Divergent Dynamics’ Wireless LAN Video Performance Test




Hong Kong, China, September 19, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Ruckus R610 Is Sole Access Point to Deliver Stall-Free Video under All Test Scenarios in Real-World, High Client-Density Stress Tests

Hong Kong — September 19, 2017— Ruckus, a part of Brocade, has announced it has once again outperformed four of its leading Wi-Fi competitors in a series of stress tests validated by Divergent Dynamics. Using mid-range 802.11ac access points (APs), the testing measured each AP’s ability to simultaneously deliver video and data to 60 client devices. The results showed that the Ruckus R610 AP was the only tested AP able to maintain stall-free video delivery to each client when data traffic loading was simultaneously applied to the network.

“The tests were conducted in a real-world, high client-density environment and carried out using industry best practices and each manufacturer’s recommendations,” said Devin Akin, founder and CEO of Divergent Dynamics. “In this environment, Ruckus APs delivered consistent stall-free video, outperforming five APs from four manufacturers, including two APs with higher performance specifications. The R610 was the only AP to meet real-world relevant test objectives and was nothing short of impressive.”

Video in the Enterprise
Video accounts for the majority of worldwide IP traffic volume and is growing rapidly in the enterprise and on mobile devices. According to the latest Cisco Visual Networking Index*, global IP video traffic will grow threefold from 2016 to 2021, a CAGR of 26 percent, while increased adoption of advanced video communications in the enterprise segment will cause business IP traffic to grow by a factor of three between 2016 and 2021.

About the Testing
The testing sought to establish the ability of each AP to deliver stall-free streaming video to client devices (Chromebook) with and without additional network loading applied by data clients (Mac Mini). Two tests were conducted, one with 30 video clients and 30 data clients and one with 60 video clients and two data clients. Each AP tested was located in one room with the AP placed such that it could provide coverage for video clients in the same room and video and data-only clients in an adjacent room.

Test Results
In the test with 30 video clients, the Ruckus R610 was the only AP that maintained stall-free video delivery to all 30 clients while under heavy network loading from data-only clients. In the test with 60 video clients, the Ruckus R610 was the only AP that maintained stall-free video delivery to all 60 video clients both with and without network loading.

Business Implications
IT departments are increasingly tasked with delivering a higher quality of service over a wireless local area network (WLAN) without over-spending on infrastructure. In some segments, such as education, the consistent delivery of stall-free video is imperative to the proper functioning of the organization. IT organizations that can provide their users with a better video experience save time by reducing the number of helpdesk tickets they receive. IT organizations that can use the equivalent of one AP for every two rooms rather than one AP for each room reduce the cost of access point infrastructure as well as associated licenses, cable runs and power consumption.

“Ruckus is committed to ensuring the highest quality of experience for each user, regardless of traffic type,” said Greg Beach, vice president of wireless products, Ruckus. “Video is becoming more prevalent in every WLAN environment and, in contrast to most types of data traffic, poor video delivery is immediately apparent to the end user. The Divergent Dynamics report is further testament to Ruckus’ unique ability to ensure a great end-user Wi-Fi experience—without over-procuring—even under the most challenging of circumstances.”

The Divergent Dynamics report entitled “Client Density and Video Performance Comparison of Mid-range 802.11ac Access Points” can be downloaded from Divergent Dynamics: http://divdyn.com/docs/WiFi-vendor-video-stress-test.pdf.

*Cisco Visual Networking Index: Forecast and Methodology, 2016-2021: www.cisco.com/c/en/us/solutions/collateral/service-provider/visual-networking-index-vni/complete-white-paper-c11-481360.pdf

About Ruckus
Ruckus, a business unit of Brocade, delivers simply better connections, so you can deliver awesome customer experiences. Ruckus’ high-performance network infrastructure provides secure, reliable access to applications and services no matter how tough the environment. Ruckus innovates across wireless and wired technology to meet industry-specific needs. When connectivity really matters, organizations turn to Ruckus. #simplybetterconnections

About Brocade
Brocade#174; (NASDAQ: BRCD) networking solutions help the world’s leading organizations turn their networks into platforms for business innovation. With solutions spanning public and private data centers to the network edge, Brocade is leading the industry in its transition to the New IP network infrastructures required for today’s world of digital business. (www.brocade.com)

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FRITES’ benchmark 10th anniversary in Hong Kong




Hong Kong, China, September 18, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Witnessing not only the lack of beer choices in Hong Kong but also the lack of European style beer halls and cuisine in the early 2000s, FRITES' directors were determined to bring the Belgian beer and food culture to the city. They traveled to Belgium and carefully selected the best beer and gourmet food for their soon to be FRITES, which officially opened in September 2007. FRITES is now a well known and respected restaurant brand in Hong Kong and the directors are eyeing expansion into other regions in the area.

FRITES was established in 2007 as part of the Concept Creations group. Concept Creations has been widely regarded as one of the city’s leading restaurant management companies and has remained true to its founding principles by consistently establishing venues that are unique and innovative, such as Tapeo, Chicha and of course FRITES.

Having gained extensive experience in Australia, the management team underpins the creation of each venue with three core values – authenticity, hospitality and quality – key principles to success in Hong Kong’s highly competitive food and beverage industry. With a no-compromise attitude to ingredients, strict attention to detail and a desire to deliver a consistent experience, the operational teams ensure high standards are maintained at all times. Concept Creations has valued being an employer of choice and believes that offering quality training and benefits to its employees has resulted in the comfortable, welcoming and hospitable ambience each venue is known for.

FRITES’ first decade in Hong Kong
Taking us back to the first FRITES in Central 2007, its signature decor, grand chandeliers hanging from high ceilings and ornate wooden cabinets showcasIng antique glassware, has successfully evoked the attention and support of Hong Kong diners. Next came Wan Chai and Quarry Bay opening in 2010 and 2011 respectively and the fourth branch opening its doors in Causeway Bay in 2015. FRITES’ popular dishes such as the Rich Man Burgers, Mussels Pots, and Steak and Frites have stolen the hearts of Hong Kong diners. Their generous portions and sharing style menu works well with Chinese food sharing culture. FRITES also offers a wide selection of over 8o Belgian beer as well as a vast array of quality wines, and some of the rarest beers in the world. FRITES has won a number of internationally recognised competitions, including the esteemed Stella Artois World Master competition for five consecutive years making FRITES’ food and beverages an impressive option for Hong Kong locals and expats alike. In the next decade FRITES will enhance its footprint with more locations in Hong Kong, and then into other regions in Asia.

Director's note
“As we head towards our 10th anniversary it is time to reflect on what we have built at FRITES and what the future holds. Firstly we have to say a huge thank you to our customers. Without the loyal following we have created over the last 10 years we would be nothing. It is thanks to them that we have managed to build a Hong Kong brand that is not only strong but trusted. Naturally, none of this would be possible without the amazing FRITES TEAM. From the incredible managers and the Head Chefs right down to the kitchen porters. Every position matters, every person matters and together we work as a team to produce amazing food and amazing service.”

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How Fast Are Venture Capitalists Moving To Cure China’s Ills?



China Money Network To Host China Healthcare Investor Forum 2017

Shanghai, China, September 14, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - China Money Network, a leading intelligence platform on China's private markets, is proud to host the China Healthcare Investor Forum 2017, which features prominent Chinese venture and private equity investors.

Top dealmakers from KPCB, CDH Investments, Lilly Asia Ventures and OrbiMed will gather on September 19 in Shanghai with Chinese healthcare investors and healthcare industry executives for an intimate and informative panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges facing one of the hottest investment sectors in the country.

"China Money Network's events are organized around one industry vertical and therefore brings together similar-minded investors and companies who can really share in-depth exchanges," said Nina Xiang, co-founder of China Money Network. "The China Healthcare Investor Forum 2017 will gather the country's best minds in healthcare investing and is a must-attend event for healthcare professionals."

Healthcare has without doubt been one of the hottest investment sectors in China over the past decade. From 2010 to 2016, venture capital and private equity investment deal volume and total deal value grew 33.7% and 89% annually on average, respectively.

With China being the world’s most populous nation, the addressable market is gigantic. The country’s healthcare industry is expected to reach RMB16 trillion (US$2.3 trillion) in size by 2030. In addition, China is well placed to lead in medical technology innovations. In the red-hot field of precision medicine, China could soon top other countries in terms of data collection and application. China also has the world’s largest healthcare mobile app operators.

China Healthcare Investor Forum 2017 will feature speakers including:


KPCB China: Managing Partner, James Huang
James Huang joined KPCB China as a managing partner in 2011 and focuses on the firm’s life sciences practice. Prior to joining KPCB China, James was a managing partner at Vivo Ventures, a venture capital firm specializing in life sciences investments. Before that, he was president of Anesiva a biopharmaceutical company focused on pain-management treatments.


OrbiMed: Daniel Zhou
Daniel Zhou joined OrbiMed as a director on the Asia team. Prior to joining OrbiMed, he worked as a vice president at WI Harper Group where he was responsible for healthcare investments in China. Previously, he was an assistant vice president at Balloch Group, helping Chinese medical companies to obtain financing from private equity firms.


CDH Investment: Partner, Lily Zhang
Lily Zhang joined CDH Investments in 2015 focused on healthcare industry investments. Previously, she worked as director of Business Development and Intelligence at GlaxoSmithKline (China) Investment, and business development manager of Asia Pacific at Johnson & Johnson, responsible for merger and acquisition deals in treatment sector.


Lilly Asia Ventures: Partner, Judith Li
Judith Li joined Lilly Asia Ventures in 2013 and focused on early and growth stage investments across biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, and diagnostics both domestically and cross-border. She holds board appointments at a variety of the firm’s portfolio companies including Nextcure, Crown Biosciences, Just Biotherapeutics, and Veritas Genetics. Her previous experience includes McKinsey’s New York office, hospital administration at Partners Healthcare, and co-founding an interventional nephrology medical device venture.

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