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Ituran to Expand Into the Indian Market

Ituran Location and Control Ltd. (NASDAQ: ITRN), together with Lumax Auto Technologies Ltd part of Lumax DK Jain Group, India, announced today the signing of joint venture (JV) agreement for sale of telematics products and services to the Indian automotive industry.

The new JV company will be called Lumax Ituran Telematics Pvt Ltd. According to the agreement, Lumax Auto Technologies will own 50% of the joint venture, with Ituran owning the remaining 50%. The JV will tap into this large market, which currently has low penetration of advanced telematics technology. The JV will sell Ituran’s telematics products and services, adapted to the Indian automotive industry.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Anmol Jain, Managing Director, Lumax Auto Technologies, said, “The Indian Telematics market is projected to touch $300 million by 2021, addressing the need to curb growing vehicle theft, manage increasing organised cab service providers, rising fleets, rising crime against women, road accidents and increasing consumer awareness. In commercial vehicles, telematics will help in determining vehicle downtime, fleet monitoring to reduce unauthorised use of vehicles and check driver behavior. The customer base will include OEMs, Fleets, Aftermarket, Insurance companies, State transports etc.”

Eyal Sheratzky, CEO of Ituran commented, “With over 200 million registered cars in the country, the market potential for Ituran is phenomenal. Additionally, the telematics industry in India is in its infancy and working together with Lumax, we believe that we can establish ourselves as market leaders. For Ituran, this is the first joint venture with a large automotive supplier and the first operations centre that Ituran will open in the Asian region. As has been proven in Brazil, Ituran can successfully enter into new markets, leveraging its technology and building a long-term growth engine. We are very excited to start working with Lumax and look forward to many years of successful growth ahead.”

“The joint venture will capitalize on the strength of Lumax DK Jain Group as a leading provider of automotive components in India, having a good understanding of the Indian customer’s requirements. Together with Ituran, we will work on a business plan to become a significant player in Telematics and on Ituran’s strength in providing technologically advanced products to cater to the evolving requirement of the Indian automotive industry,” said Mr. Deepak Jain, Promoter Director, Lumax Auto Technologies.

About Lumax, DK Jain Group

Lumax, DK Jain Group a leading player in the Indian Automotive industry is a provider of a wide range of automotive solutions (Lighting Module, Frame Chassis, Integrated Plastic Modules, Gear Shift Lever, Intake systems, Seat Frames & Mechanisms etc). With a market share of 60% in automotive Lighting solutions and Gear Shift levers, Lumax has been the preferred supplier to almost all the leading OEMs in India. The group with a sales turnover of INR 2500 crores, has 7 Partnerships with leading companies in the global automotive industry, having 12 entities spread across 8 locations of the country.

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About Lumax Auto Technologies

Lumax Auto Technologies Ltd. through its wholly owned subsidiaries and joint ventures, has been a manufacturer of wide range of products (Lighting Module, Frame Chassis, Integrated Plastic Modules, Gear Shift Lever, Intake systems, Seat Frames & Mechanismsetc). We are market leaders in Design, Testing and Manufacturing Gear Shift levers in India with an overall domestic market share of more than 60%. The Company has a robust pan-India distribution network with 12 manufacturing plants across India in all major Auto clusters. Our key customers include Bajaj Auto, Honda Motorcycles and Scooters, Maruti Suzuki, Honda Cars, Toyota, Damlier, V.E Commercial Vehicles and Tata Motors.

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About Ituran

Ituran is a leader in the emerging mobility technology field, providing value-added location-based services, including a full suite of services for the connected-car. Ituran offers Stolen Vehicle Recovery, fleet management as well as mobile asset location, management & control services for vehicles, cargo and personal security. Its products and applications are used by customers in over 20 countries.

Ituran’s subscriber base has been growing significantly since the Company’s inception to over 1 million subscribers using its location based services with a market leading position in Israel and Brazil. Established in 1995, Ituran has over 1,500 employees worldwide, with offices in IsraelBrazilArgentinaand the United States.

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Global Set-top Box Market to Reach a Value of Over US$ 46 Bn at the End of the Forecast Period in 2027

The global set-top box market is anticipated to witness a robust growth during the assessment period 2017 – 2027. In a new report titled ‘Set-top Box Market: Global Industry Analysis (2012  2016) and Opportunity Assessment (20172027), Future Market Insights studies the factors driving the adoption of set-top boxes across the globe. According to Future Market Insights’ analysis, the APEJ set-top box market is expected to witness a relatively high growth rate over the forecast period. Revenue from the set-top box market in APEJ and North America is estimated to collectively account for over 55.7% of the global set-top box market revenue in 2017. In North America, the increasing demand for 4K TV is expected to provide support to the growth of the set-top box market. In the APEJ region, due to the increasing penetration of television in both rural and urban areas, the set-top box market is set to receive a huge boost. Besides, a growing middle class and increasing disposable income in the APEJ region is also set to impact market revenue growth positively.

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Segmental forecast of the global set-top box market

The global set-top box market is segmented on the basis of product type (Cable Set-Top Boxes, Satellite Set-Top Boxes, IPTV Set-Top Boxes and OTT (Over the Top) Devices) and by video quality (Standard-Definition Set-Top Boxes, High-Definition Set-Top Boxes).

  • In the year 2017, the satellite set-top box segment is estimated to be valued at US$ 8,458.1 Mnand is expected to register a CAGR of 8.1% during the forecast period
  • The OTT devices set-top box segment is estimated to be valued at US$ 3,039.1 Mn in the year 2017 and is forecasted to touch a value of US$ 3,406.0 Mn in the year 2018, reflecting a year-on-year growth rate of 12.2%
  • In the year 2017, the SD set-top box segment is estimated to be valued at US$ 5,377.8 Mn and is expected to register a CAGR of 5.1% during the assessment period
  • The HD set-top box segment is estimated to be valued at US$ 16,891.0 Mn in the year 2017 and is forecasted to touch a value of US$ 18,532.1 Mn in the year 2018, reflecting a year-on-year growth rate of 9.7%
  • In 2017, the North America set-top box market is estimated to be valued at US$ 5,748.4 Mn and is projected to reach US$ 9,942.0 Mn by the end of 2027. The market in North America is expected to represent incremental opportunity of US$ 4193.6 Mn between 2017 and 2027
  • In 2017, the APEJ set-top box market is estimated to be valued at US$ 6,652.4 Mn and is projected to reach about US$ 16,703 Mn by the end of 2027. The market in APEJ is expected to represent incremental opportunity of US$ 10,050.3 Mn between 2017 and 2027

Global Set-top Box Market Forecast 2017-2027

Future Market Insights predicts the global set-top box market to be valued at about US$ 22,269 Mn by the end of 2017 and will continue to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% during the period of study to reach a market valuation of about US$ 46,091 Mn by the end of the forecast period.

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Competitive Landscape

The report profiles some of the top companies operating in the global set-top box market including Humax Co., Ltd., Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Kaonmedia Co., Ltd., Technicolor SA ADB (Advanced Digital Broadcast), SA Sagemcom SAS Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., ARRIS Group, Inc,  EchoStar Corporation, Microsoft Corporation,  ST Microelectronics,  Texas Instrument and Broadcom among others.

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Biometric Identification Market for ICE, EV, & Autonomous Vehicles Worth 21.72 Billion USD by 2022

The report “Biometric Identification Market for ICE, EV, & Autonomous Vehicles by Authentication Process (Fingerprint, Voice, Iris, Facial, Gesture, Multimodal), Sensor (CMOS, Optical, Retinal), Processing Component, Application, Wearable, and Region – Forecast to 2022“, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the market for automotive, by value, is projected to grow at a CAGR of 25.61% from 2017 to 2022, to reach USD 21.72 Billion by 2022.

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Factors such as rising focus on safety, security, and comfort and increase in sales of premium vehicles are projected to fuel the demand for advanced biometric identification technologies. The increase in sales of hybrid, electric, and plug-in hybrid vehicles would also influence the demand for biometric identification system in the near future.

Voice recognition system to be the largest market for biometric identification

The voice recognition system is one of the most common features that the manufacturers are now offering in the mid to high-end passenger cars. Although voice recognition is a basic feature as compared to other biometric identification technologies and has little role to play in vehicle security, OEMs are offering it as a comfort or driver assistance feature. Along with voice authentication, the voice recognition system is also used for navigation and infotainment. Owing to its multiple uses, the voice recognition system market is estimated to account for the largest market during the forecast period. This technology is expected to grow due to low prices (as compared with other features) and increasing demand for infotainment and navigation systems, which act as a differentiating feature for OEMs.

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Fingerprint recognition to grow at the fastest pace in the Biometric Identification Market

With the increase in vehicle theft and demand for keyless entry and engine start functions, the demand for fingerprint authentication process has increased. In comparison to the other biometric processes, the fingerprint technique can be easily incorporated in the vehicle. Also, with economy of scale, it will offer a cost advantage to the manufacturers. Further, the manufacturer can also offer additional features with fingerprint authentication such as biometric engine start functions. With the introduction of autonomous cars, the fingerprint authentication system is expected to have a major impact. Features such as integrated mobility solutions and goods delivery through personalized pods/lockers can be incorporated. In-vehicle payment and identification are also expected to be carried out by fingerprint authentication. Hence, with technological and design modifications, the biometric fingerprint recognition market is expected to be the fastest growing market.

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Presence of a large number of manufacturers would drive the North American Biometric Identification Market

The North American region is projected to have the largest share of the Biometric Identification Market during the forecast period. The market growth in the region can be attributed to the presence of a large number of manufacturers such as Synaptics Incorporated (U.S.), Nuance Communications, Inc. (U.S.), and Methode Electronics (U.S.), among others. Also, the rising concerns for vehicle security and increasing demand for luxury vehicles equipped with biometric module or system such as fingerprint recognition and iris recognition will boost the market for biometric identification in the region.

The major companies profiled in the study are Hitachi, Ltd. (Japan), FUJITSU (Japan), Safran (France), Synaptics Incorporated (U.S.), Nuance Communications, Inc. (U.S.), Methode Electronics (U.S.), HID Global Corporation/ASSA ABLOY AB (U.S.), VOXX International Corp. (U.S.), Fingerprint Cards AB (Sweden), Voicebox Technologies Corporation (U.S.), Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany), Continental AG (Germany), and Valeo (France).

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LG Unveils World’s Largest OLED Screen

LG Electronics Business Solutions unveiled the world’s largest OLED screen and world’s largest high definition video wall. Located at the Dubai Aquarium, the mega-sized video wall was created using 820 Open Frame LG OLED digital signage panels. For this record-breaking digital signage project – a massive 7,600-square-foot screen measuring 164 feet wide by 45 feet tall – LG partnered with Emaar Entertainment, operator of the world-class aquarium in the Dubai Mall adjacent to the Burj Khalifa.

“LG is revolutionizing the way commercial space is designed and used because our pioneering slim and curved LG OLED technology is an iconic piece of art itself,” said Soon Kwon, LG’s global head of Information Displays. “Our Dubai exhibit is an example of how LG digital signage products add harmony to a space in addition to being an innovative solution that today’s B2B customers demand. It’s appropriate that this breakthrough screen is being shown in the largest mall in the world next to the tallest structure in the world.”

LG OLED is often referred to as the next-generation display technology because it is emissive, meaning that the display emits its own light, eliminating the need for bulky and inefficient backlighting. This results in superb images with the deepest possible blacks, infinite contrast ratios and life-like colors as well as wider viewing angles than conventional backlit displays.

The use of Open Frame LG OLED signage displays at the Dubai Aquarium is particularly fitting because the curved form factor of the display follows the undulations of flowing water. Open Frame LG OLED signage displays can be configured into either convex or concave curves in both landscape and portrait modes, blending into any public or private space.

About LG Electronics USA Business Solutions
LG Electronics USA Business Solutions serves commercial display customers in the U.S. digital signage, lodging and hospitality, systems integration, healthcare, education, government and industrial markets. Based in Lincolnshire, Ill., with its dedicated engineering and customer support team, LG Electronics USA Business Solutions delivers business-to-business technology solutions tailored to the particular needs of business environments. LG Electronics USA Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc., a $48 billion global force in consumer electronics, mobile communications, home appliances and air solutions. For more information, please visit

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Digi International Introduces Patented Data Logger As Part of Its SafeTemps Solution for Transporting Perishable Goods

Digi International®, (NASDAQ: DGII), (, a leading global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, today announced the immediate availability of its patented Digi Data Logger, a breakthrough wireless temperature monitoring and tracking solution for shipping perishable goods. The Digi Data Logger, which is attached to the shipment packaging or pallet, or placed in direct contact with the product, reduces risk of both machine and human error with real-time temperature monitoring and tracking via an always-on sensor and up to six months of onboard storage.

The new Digi Data Logger is now offered as part of a subscription-based Digi SafeTemps™ solution, which is comprised of wireless sensors, gateways and software that allow temperature data to be monitored, logged and retrieved independent of the mode of transport. Data transmission is capable of adjusting to various environments to take advantage of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or LTE/3G cellular networks. Hardware and software are included as part of the subscription, requiring no capital expense.

The addition of on-product monitoring to the Digi SafeTemps solution provides a single source of consistent, accurate real-time temperature monitoring for both cooling zones and perishable products themselves throughout the entire transport chain – from the warehouse, to the trailer and third-party shippers, to the yard where pallets of goods are routed.

This level of temperature monitoring is especially critical given regulations from the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Vaccine Storage and Handling Best Practices, which require in-transit temperature monitoring to protect the public from contaminated food or compromised vaccines.

As a sensor comes into range of the Digi gateway, or a smart device with an authorized Digi SafeTemps application, real-time visibility data becomes immediately available. The data is processed generating an approval or warning based on the required temperature parameters of the shipment. Upon arrival, the Digi Data Logger does not rely on manual upload and analysis of data; the clearly labeled Data Logger is simply pulled from the crate or pallet initiating a motion-sensed trigger to automatically transmit all recorded information to upload. Data transmission automatically adjusts to various environments to take advantage of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or LTE/3G cellular networks.

“Product quality and adhering to mandated food and medical product safety requirements while in transit is a major focus in the transportation of perishable goods,” said Kevin C. Riley, chief operating officer of Digi International. “Digi Data Logger removes uncertainty within the supply chain, and with its addition, Digi now offers a state-of-the-art solution to help ensure product safety for perishables in transit, from pre-cool to proof of delivery.”

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Global Home Security Products and Solutions Market to Reach US$ 12 Bn by 2025

The demand for advanced and state-of-the-art home security products and solutions has been steadily increasing over the last few years in both the developed and emerging economies across the globe. As interesting trends and opportunities present themselves in the global market, Persistence Market Research uncovers the different facets of the global home security products and solutions market in a new report titled ‘Global Market Study on Home Security Products and Solutions: North America to Lead in Terms of Revenue Generation Through 2025 This comprehensive report presents a detailed analysis and forecast of the global home security products and solutions market over an eight year forecast period 2017 – 2025 after studying the performance of the market over a four year historical period from 2012 to 2016.

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Global Home Security Products and Solutions Market: Segmentation & Forecast

The global home security products and solutions market has been segmented on the basis of Technology and Services into Fire Protection Systems, Video Surveillance Systems, Access Control Systems, and Services; and on the basis of Region into North AmericaLatin AmericaEuropeAsia Pacific, and Middle East and Africa.

  • In 2016, the Fire Protection Systems segment was valued at US$ 0 Mn and is projected to reach US$ 3845.2 Mn by the end of 2025, registering a CAGR of 11.7% from 2017-2025. This segment will represent incremental opportunity of US$ 2428.2 Mn between 2017 and 2025.
  • The Video Surveillance Systems segment is expected to represent incremental opportunity of US$ 4 Mn between 2017 and 2025 and grow at a CAGR of 12.0% from 2017-2025.
  • In 2016, the Access Control Systems segment was valued at US$ 753.3 Mn and is projected to reach US$ 2051.9 Mn by the end of 2025, witnessing a CAGR of 12.1% from 2017-2025.
  • Among the regional markets, the North America home security products and solutions market is anticipated to increase 2.4X in terms of value between 2017 and 2025.
  • The Europe regional market for home security products and solutions will reach a market valuation of US$ 2592.9 Mn by the end of 2025 from an estimated US$ 1,054.5 Mn in 2017, registering a CAGR of 11.9% during the forecast period. The Europe regional market is anticipated to witness steady growth in terms of revenue during the eight year period 2017 to 2025.
  • The Asia Pacific market for home security products and solutions will witness a robust CAGR of 12.1% from 2017-2025.

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Persistence Market Research profiles the leading companies operating in the global home security products and solutions market such as Honeywell International Inc, Robert Bosch Gmbh, United Technologies Corporation, ADT Corporation, Secom Co., Ltd, Assa Abloy, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd, Allegion PLC, Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co., Ltd, Godrej and Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd., Alarm.Com, Control4, Nortek Security and Control, Dallmeier Electronic Gmbh & Co. KG, Cognitive Systems Corp, and Stanley Security As.

Some of the leading companies in the global home security products and solutions market are embarking on strategic collaborations with other players as well as market acquisitions to widen their footprint in the global market. Innovations in new product development and technology enhancements is another strategy that can be witnessed among market players in the global home security products and solutions market.

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Abbott Announces Extension of Cash Tender Offer for All Outstanding Shares of Series B Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock of Alere Inc.

Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today that it is extending its previously announced tender offer to purchase for cash all outstanding shares of Series B Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock (the “Preferred Stock”) of Alere Inc. (“Alere”) at a price of $402.00per share of Preferred Stock, plus accrued but unpaid dividends to, but not including, the settlement date of the tender offer, net to the seller thereof in cash, without interest thereon and subject to any withholding of taxes required by applicable law (the “Offer”). The Offer is being made pursuant to an Offer to Purchase, dated July 17, 2017 (the “Offer to Purchase”), and in connection with Abbott’s previously announced agreement to acquire Alere (the “Merger”). The Merger is not conditioned upon, or otherwise subject to, the completion of the Offer.

The Offer is being extended to allow additional time for the consummation of the Merger, which is a condition to the completion of the Offer. The Offer was previously scheduled to expire at 11:59 p.m.New York City time, on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 and will now expire at 11:59 p.m.New York City time, on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 (such date and time, as it may be extended or earlier terminated, the “Expiration Date”). If, at the Expiration Date, any of the conditions to the Offer have not been satisfied or waived, Abbott may elect to further extend the Offer for any length of time and in its sole discretion, but is under no obligation to do so.

American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, the depositary for the Offer, has advised Abbott that, as of 11:59 p.m.New York City time, on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, greater than 90% of the issued and outstanding shares of Preferred Stock had been tendered in the Offer. Holders of Preferred Stock who have already tendered their shares do not have to re-tender their shares or take any other action as a result of the extension of the expiration of the Offer.

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KUKA produces two millionth Jeep Wrangler body-in-white

Days ago, KUKA Toledo Production Operations (KTPO) celebrated the completion of its two millionth Jeep® Wrangler body-in-white, the latest milestone in a stellar history that has seen this unique plant rank consistently among the quality and productivity leaders in the North American automotive industry.

Since beginning operations in 2006, this wholly owned subsidiary of KUKA Systems North America LLC, has built the body-in-white of all Wranglers sold worldwide – both two-door and four-door models. It took seven years for KTPO to build the first million, but only four to make the second million, as it expanded output to keep up with growing global demand for the iconic Wrangler.

“KTPO has been a tremendous story for KUKA, a study in technical excellence and ambition, complemented by a strong commitment to the venture’s continued success by all involved, especially our Toledo staff,” says Larry A Drake, CEO of KUKA Systems Group. “It’s a platform for implementing KUKA innovation and best practices that attracts visitors from around the world to understand how this works so well on multiple levels.”

With a fleet of 259 robots, KTPO produces the unpainted vehicle body – 828 per day, or one every 77 seconds, over three daily shifts – in the 330,000- sq. ft. body shop. Following a trip through the paint shop, the KTPO bodies are then mated to the chassis frame during final assembly at the Toledo Assembly Complex.

Assembling the body-in-white involves welding the underbody, windshield and closures together, which enables KUKA Systems to showcase its best-in-class, automated metal joining technologies used in automotive assembly plants worldwide. The plant’s robotic fleet and 60,000 other inputs are linked to a powerful back-end digital monitoring system and a master data management system. This networking of production processes has evolved into an intelligent lifecycle management platform designed to Industry 4.0 principles. The fully digitized solution controls and monitors the entire value chain in real time, from receipt of materials to the actual production processes and goods dispatch. It also identifies bottlenecks and optimizes capacity utilization.

KUKA Aktiengesellschaft
KUKA is a global automation corporation with sales of around 3 billion euro and around 13,200 employees. As leading global supplier of intelligent automation solutions KUKA offers its customers in the automotive, electronics, consumer goods, metalworking, logistics/e-commerce, healthcare and service robotics industries everything they need from a single source: from components and cells to fully automated systems. The KUKA Group is headquartered in Augsburg.

KUKA Systems is part of the KUKA Group and the reliable specialist for innovative joining and forming processes for a wide range of materials as well as one of the world’s leading suppliers of automated production and assembly solutions for sustainable industrial manufacturing. The international system integrator stands out in systems, tool & die and special-machine engineering thanks to customer focus, technological leadership and superior solutions.

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Laser Marking Machine Market Size Worth USD 3.38 Billion by 2024: Hexa Research

The global laser marking machine market size to reach USD 3.38 billion by 2024, driven by increasing adoption of laser systems in various industries to provide permanent embossing solutions in industries such as automobile, packaging and machine tools. The marking equipment industry witnessed notable change over the past two decades, and the trend is expected to continue with an increasing demand for marking systems.

Laser marking has always been an important factor in industrial activities, especially in automobiles and machine tools as they provide permanent alphanumerical details on the product in terms of brand name, batch number and other details. This engraving helps in identification and security of the products.

Asia Pacific boasts of one of the largest machine tool industry which is expected to drive the market at a CAGR of 8.3% over the forecast period. The growth of the automobile, packaging, and electronics manufacturing in emerging economies including China and India is expected to drive the regional market over the projected period.

New areas of applications such as personalized gifts are expected to boost the market growth. Furthermore, increasing demand for customized jewelry and leather products are expected to fuel the market for laser marking machines over the forecast period.

Fiber laser marking machine is expected to grow at a 6.6% CAGR owing to its increasing application in the plastic and automotive industry. Moreover, it is used for both commercial as well as industrial purposes.

Browse full research report with TOC on Laser Marking Machine Market Size and Forecast, By Type (CO2 Laser, Fibre Laser, Green Laser, UV Laser, YAG Laser), By Application (Automotive, Aerospace, Machine Tool, Electronics & Microelectronics, Medical, Packaging, Military), And Trend Analysis, 2014 – 2024 at:

In 2016, machine tool industry accounted for 30.7% of the overall market and is expected to witness above average growth. Rising need for marking precise specifications on manufactured components for identification and sales purpose is projected to fuel the growth of the industry.

Government regulations for permanent marking as traceability are being implemented. For instance, U.S. Department of Defense has MIL-STD-130 standard practice for identification marking of U.S. military property. Moreover, FDA has implemented regulations to establish marking of unique device identification system for medical devices, where labelling is not sufficient.

Han’s Laser, Gravotech Marking and Epilog Laser were the leading manufacturers in the global industry. In addition to the core machinery, these companies provide software solutions for using the marking machines which make them user-friendly. Increasing trend of the branding of products is expected to boost the market for laser marking machines.

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Hexa Research has segmented the global laser marking machine market based on products, application and region:

Segmentation by Product Type, 2014 – 2024 (USD Million)

• CO2 Laser

• Fibre Laser

• Green Laser

• UV Laser

• YAG Laser

Segmentation by Application, 2014 – 2024 (USD Million)

• Automotive

• Aerospace

• Machine Tool

• Electronics & Microelectronics

• Medical

• Packaging

• Military

• Others

Segmentation by Region, 2014 – 2024 (USD Million)

• North America

• U.S.

• Europe

• Germany

• UK

• Asia Pacific

• China

• India

• Central & South America

• Middle East & Africa

About Hexa Research

Hexa Research is a market research and consulting organization, offering industry reports, custom research and consulting services to a host of key industries across the globe. We offer comprehensive business intelligence in the form of industry reports which help our clients obtain clarity about their business environment and enable them to undertake strategic growth initiatives.

Michelle T.
Corporate Sales Specialist
Hexa Research
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Rising Consumer Awareness Towards Baby Care and Advent of Affordable Products to Fuel Growth of Global Baby Diapers Market From 2012 to 2022: Million Insights

Global baby diapers market size was valued at USD 39.97 billion in 2014 and is expected to observe a rapid growth due to high birth rates in the developing countries over the forecast period. Rising consciousness towards baby health and affordability of the baby care products are the major driving force which is presumed to boost the industry in the coming future.

Advancement in science and technology has given rise to several outstanding products with various properties that have contributed to the market penetration, mostly in the developing region. A significant increase in the number of working women especially in developing parts of the globe has had a growing impact on product sales due to the easy to use the property as well as convenience factor of the product.

Consumer’s increasing disposable income has resulted in higher buying power mostly in the developing region. Such increments are expected to raise the sales of premium products in the market which in turn will trigger the global baby diaper industry shortly. The high rate of birth in the developing regions such as the Middle East & AfricaAsia Pacific and Latin America is another major factor that is expected to impact the regional product sales positively.

Continuous exposure to chemicals caused by disposable baby diapers leads to skin rashes and many other negative health impacts. Increasing awareness towards these toxic chemicals and their negative impact on health are most likely to influence the baby diapers market negatively over the upcoming seven years.

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Strict government regulation as well as private agencies to safeguard customer interest is liable to obstruct industry growth shortly. Initiatives taken by R&D to build superior products without adverse impacts on health assures some growth opportunities for the industry. Several markets in the developing region have little awareness about the baby diapers. Such markets are anticipated to provide many opportunities for the participants in the industry. Growth in e-commerce sector recently is expected to drive the market penetration opportunities over the forecast period.

The key products include disposable diapers, biodegradable diapers, cloth diapers, swim diapers and training nappy. The global market is dominated by the disposable ones among all the other products, and this trend is anticipated to continue over the forecast period. Cloth based products and training pants emerged as the third and second major segments in the recent past.

The global baby diapers market was dominated by Europe during the past few years, followed by North America and Asia-Pacific. Due to slow birth rate in the developed region such as Europe and North America growth rate is expected to be moderate in such regions. Developing economies such as India and China is anticipated to lead the market in the Asia Pacific region due to the factors involving high birth rates, easy affordability, increasing disposable income as well as Rising awareness towards baby health.

The major industry participants have captured more than 50% of the global market. These companies have been strategically planning the acquisitions, mergers, and partnerships with an aim to build superior products and enhance the production capacity and thereby increase the market penetration. Key players in the industry include P&G, Hengan, SCA, Cotton babies, Kimberly-Clark, KAO, Phillips Health care, Unicharm, The Honest Co, Drylock, OsoCozy, First Quality, Hain Celential, Ontex, SCA and Seventh Generation.

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  • Baby Shampoo & Conditioner Consumption Industry – Global Baby Shampoo and Conditioner Consumption Market is classified on the basis of product type, distribution channel and geography. Baby hair care products consist of shampoos and conditioners that are used in order to get rid of dirt, oil and other particles.
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Market Segment:

Global Baby Diapers Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 – 2022)

– Cloth Diapers

• Flat cloth diapers

• Fitted cloth diapers

• Pre-fold cloth diapers

• All-in-one cloth diapers

• Other

– Disposable Diapers

• Ultra absorbent disposable diapers

• Regular disposable diapers

• Super absorbent disposable diapers

• Bio-degradable disposable diapers

– Training Nappy

– Swim Pants

– Biodegradable Diapers

Global Baby Diapers Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 – 2022)

• North America

• Europe

• Asia Pacific

• Latin AmericaMiddle East & Africa (LAMEA)

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IGT Megabucks Awards $11.8 Million Jackpot at Fremont Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) Megabucks® slot game awarded a mega-sized $11,856,654.67 jackpot to a lucky player at the Fremont Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on August 8, 2017. The luck-struck player made a max-bet wager on the Megabucks Double 3X4X5X Pay game to win the colossal jackpot.

This win marks the largest jackpot awarded on the Megabucks theme in 2017.

No one pays jackpots like IGT. This jackpot continues IGT Megabucks’ mega-payout history, now totaling more than $1 billion since its inception in 1986. The world record in slot jackpots was won on IGT Megabucks and paid out $39 million in March 2003.

For more information, visit IGT or go to Facebook at, follow us on Twitter, or watch IGT videos on YouTube,

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit

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CÎROC Celebrates Global Launch of CÎROC French Vanilla

CÎROC ultra-premium vodka is today celebrating the arrival of its newest luxury addition to the global collection of CÎROC flavours: CÎROC French Vanilla.

The new variant pairs the rich and creamy taste of French vanilla with the impeccably smooth texture of CÎROC, to create the perfect foundation for a celebratory cocktail occasion.

CÎROC Global Brand Director Natalie Wills said, “We’re always seeking to bring new, fun and luxurious celebratory experiences to our consumers. CÎROC French Vanilla is going to do just that – its intensely indulgent and versatile flavour profile lends itself incredibly well to the hottest trending cocktails, perfect for celebrating.”

The all-year celebration flavour is being launched with a hero CÎROC-Star Martini serve, tapping into the ever-growing popularity of the Porn Star Martini.

Wills continued, “The Porn Star Martini is hot, climbing fast on the ladder of the top trending cocktails and we’re seeing it being asked for more and more across our markets. Its combination of smooth vanilla vodka mixed with an array of vibrantly tangy ingredients, topped off with a dash of champagne, makes it the ultimate celebration cocktail.

“CÎROC French Vanilla offers an intensely luxurious route to creating the ultimate Porn Star Martini, which is why our new hero serve for French Vanilla is the CÎROC-Star Martini.”

CÎROC French Vanilla and the CÎROC-Star Martini will be rolled-out in the on and off trade across global markets – including the US, the UK and Global Travel – from October 2017.

The launch of French Vanilla is the latest news from the CÎROC #ONARRIVAL campaign, putting CÎROC at the heart of celebratory ‘arrival’ moments within fashion and popular culture.

The brand recently strengthened its position in the super deluxe vodka category, with a 5ppts share gain globally (IWSR, 2016).

Wills concluded: “CÎROC French Vanilla taps into the developing consumer interest in luxury and meets the growing consumer demand for ultra-premium flavoured vodka, while capitalising on the growing popularity and dynamism of CÎROC.”

CÎROC French Vanilla has a RRSP of £38.67 / $33.99 for 70cl and has an ABV of 37.5%.



35ml CÎROC French Vanilla

15ml Passionfruit Syrup

10ml Rhubarb Aperitif

25ml White Peach Puree

5ml Lemon Juice

50ml Champagne (on the side)

Martini glass/ straight up / shake and fine strain

Garnished with half a passionfruit floated in the drink.

All ingredients except for the champagne are added to a Boston tin with ice, shaken and fine strained into a large martini glass. The champagne is then poured into a shot glass which is served alongside.



CONTACT: Smarts Communicate, CÎ, +44-2890-395500

Windshield Wiper Market 2017 – 2022 Global Industry Analysis, Sales, Production, Share, Future Trends and Opportunities Forecasts Research Report Available at ReportsnReports

Windshield Wiper Market report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Windshield Wiper industry. The Global Windshield Wiper Market report analyses the current trends, drivers and inhibitors impacting the Windshield Wiper market.

Browse 185 Tables and Figures, 19 Company Profiles, spread across 118 pages available at .

Windshield Wiper is a device used to keep the window clean, moving back and forth across the windshield countless times as they sweep the water away. A Windshield Wiper mainly consists of a pivot socket, two end ferrules, a spring steel sheet and a rubber strip. The spring sheet steel in Windshield Wiper dispersive pressure to the whole and make all parts of the Windshield Wiper bear averaged force, removing the rain mark and scratch on the windscreen. The Windshield Wiper can last longer, coupled with uniform force, anti-sun, simple structure and lighter weight features.

Report Covers Market Segment by Manufacturers:
Bosch, Valeo, Federal-Mogul, Denso, Trico, Mitsuba, Gates, HELLA, ITW, DOGA, CAP, ICHIKOH, KCW, Lukasi, AIDO, Guoyu, METO, Sandolly and Bosson.

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The report outlines the evolution of Windshield Wiper market by type and applications and identifies and assesses the best performing vendors in the market to 2022. This report also presents the revenue opportunities in the Windshield Wiper market through to 2022, highlighting the market size and growth by technology, geography, and sector and size band.

The Windshield Wiper report focuses on the Windshield Wiper in Global market, especially in North AmericaEurope and Asia-PacificSouth AmericaMiddle East and Africa. This report categorizes the market based on manufacturers, regions, type and application.

Market Segment by Regions, regional analysis covers:

  • North America (USACanada and Mexico)
  • Europe (GermanyFrance, UK, Russia and Italy)
  • Asia-Pacific (ChinaJapan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia)
  • South America (BrazilArgentina, Columbia etc.)
  • Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, EgyptNigeria and South Africa)

Market Segment by Type, covers: Passive Leak Detection Systems, Active Leak Detection Systems

Market Segment by Applications, can be divided into: Home, Commercial Place, Water Supply Systems, Other

There are 15 Chapters to deeply display the global Windshield Wiper market.

Chapter 1: Describe Windshield Wiper Introduction, product scope, market overview, market opportunities, market risk, market driving force;

Chapter 2: Analyze the top manufacturers of Windshield Wiper, with sales, revenue, and price of Windshield Wiper, in 2015 and 2017;

Chapter 3: Display the competitive situation among the top manufacturers, with sales, revenue and market share in 2015 and 2017;

Chapter 4: Show the global market by regions, with sales, revenue and market share of Windshield Wiper, for each region, from 2011 to 2017;

Chapter 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9: Analyze and talked about the key regions, with sales, revenue and market share by key countries in these regions;

Chapter 10 and 11: Show the market by type and application, with sales market share and growth rate by type, application, from 2011 to 2017;

Chapter 12: In Chapter Eleven Windshield Wiper market forecast, by regions, type and application, with sales and revenue, from 2017 to 2022;

Chapter 13, 14 and 15: Describe Windshield Wiper sales channel, distributors, traders, dealers, appendix and data source.

Similar research titled “Global Windshield Wiper Market Research Report 2017 is spread across 131 pages and profiles 19 companies that provide a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Windshield Wiper market analysis is provided for the Global markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status. Development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and Bill of Materials cost structures are also analyzed. This report also states import/export consumption, supply and demand Figures, cost, price, revenue and gross margins. Few key manufacturers included in this report are Bosch, Valeo, Federal-Mogul, Denso, Trico, Mitsuba, Gates, HELLA, ITW, DOGA, CAP, ICHIKOH, KCW, Lukasi, AIDO, Guoyu, METO, Sandolly and Bosson. Read more at .

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iKO Media Group Launches New IPTV Services at IBC2017 in Amsterdam

iKO Media Group, a global end-to-end service provider for broadcasters and content owners, has launched today a new service offering of IPTV services.

IPTV services have been on the rise for last couple of years and show no signs of slowing down. To meet this demand and provide the most up-to-date service portfolio to its clients, iKOMG now offers services in worldwide live streaming, video on demand storage and internet radio. In addition, the company will now offer cutting edge mobile distribution services including iOS and Android App Development With Optional Support for Chromecast and Roku, stand-alone Roku app and Android TV App for Android-compatible STBs.  For more information about IPTV Services, click here.

iKO Media Group’s management and sales team will be at this year’s IBC conference in Amsterdammeeting with new clients and strategic partners. The IBC Conference is the perfect venue to showcase iKO services and explore new avenues to expand their existing service offering to meet market demands. To set up a meeting with the iKO team, click here.

Providing the most up-to-date and in-demand services to our customers is of paramount importance for us at iKO. Weve been successful in this endeavor because we are always on the lookout for new technologies and market trends that will help our customers succeed, said Yaniv Maman, iKO’s Chief Technology Officer.

About iKO Media Group 

iKO Media Group is a boutique end-to-end media service partner for broadcasters and content owners. They provide tailor-made solutions focused on customer needs through dedicated service to a wide range of global and local networks. iKOMG differs from other service providers thanks to a holistic approach and a keen ability to offer the best SLA for mid-size networks.

This approach allows iKOMG to deliver effective solutions customized to specific budgets and requirements without compromising on quality of service.  As a trusted partner to dozens of global and local networks, iKOMG is identified with expert knowledge, dedicated service and professionalism. iKOMG is committed to operating its business with the goal of creating value for all stakeholders. The company’s sustainability strategy focuses on social, environmental, and economic responsibility.

For more information, visit

Press Contact  iKOMG
Yael Ayalon
Marketing Manager


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Send Anywhere launches a new feature Quick Link Share

Send Anywhere, the global file sharing service, announced that they launched a new feature for their Android app called “Quick Link Share.” This advanced feature allows users to send any types of files up to 20 GB within the popular messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Line. The feature provides a reliable solution for sharing large files quickly whilst retaining their quality, free from file size restrictions usually placed on the messaging apps.

In 2017 alone, it’s predicted that 1.2 trillion photos will be taken and smartphones are becoming the primary way in which we are capturing what we see. However, messaging apps have a strict restriction on the size of the file that can be sent and shared on them. Most if not all global messengers have a varying degree of file size restrictions ranging from 25MB to 50MB.

“People on average send 20 to 30 photos via their messaging app, and the number is increasing at a rapid rate. With Send Anywhere’s ‘Quick Link Share,’ users have the greatest freedom in sharing any number of photos or any large sized videos without ever leaving their favourite messenger app,” commented Seung-Hyun SON, CMO at Send Anywhere.

The “Quick Link Share” feature is currently available for Android only and is compatible with Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Google Hangout, Viber, Slack, Android Message, Line, and Telegram.

To download Send Anywhere, visit

About Send Anywhere:

Founded in 2012 in Seoul, Send Anywhere, the brainchild of Estmob Inc., is a file sharing application that takes an easy, quick, and unlimited approach to file sharing. Easily, it lets you transfer any file type, across any platform, all without requiring signing up or logging on. Quickly, given network conditions, it finds the most viable network path to ensure an efficient transfer. As for unlimited, you can send any sized file, as many times as you want, all for free. Send Anywhere works across Amazon Kindle, Android, iOS, Windows PC and Phone, Mac, Linux, Web Widget, API, WordPress Plugin, and for S-Printing Solution (former Samsung Printers).

For more information, please contact: 

Jaeman Lee
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Estmob Inc.

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Ethernet Cables Market Size Worth USD 1.42 Billion by 2024: Hexa Research

The global Ethernet cables market is anticipated to reach USD 1.42 billion by 2024. Growing consumer demand for high-speed internet connectivity and data center installations activities are the key factors which are expected to boost the market over the forecast period. Furthermore, increasing growth of IT sector is expected to fuel the demand for Ethernet cables on the global level.

Companies are heavily investing in R&D to boost up their manufacturing capacity of the Ethernet cables. For instance, in 2008, General Cable Corp. acquired Isotec Inc. and its affiliate, Gepco, for approximately USD 46 million to boost cabling products for the broadcast and entertainment industries. Power over Ethernet was a new concept which is capable of powering remote device and eliminating separate power cable along with high-efficiency network transfer.

Copper cable contributed the highest revenue share in 2016. Furthermore, it was extensively used owing to its high strength and high-speed connectivity. Increasing use of the product in industrial applications coupled with the shift from manual to digital in the sector is anticipated to fuel its growth over the projected period.

Initiatives taken by companies such as Belden Inc., SAB Bröckskes, and General Cable Technologies Corporation to use efficient materials for high-speed continuous data transfer and high durability are expected to boost the market over the forecast period. Benefits associated with fiber optic cables such as efficiency, long distance uninterrupted connections and growing demand for high-speed internet is anticipated to increase the market over the forecast period.

Browse full research report with TOC on Ethernet Cables Market Analysis By Type (Copper Cable & Fiber Optic Cable), By Application (Industrial, Broadcast, Enterprise, IT & Network Securities, Others) And Trend Analysis, 2014 – 2024 at:

Asia Pacific held the major share accounting for 35.6% of the total revenue share in 2016 due to increase in demand for high-speed internet, increasing automation in industries, and reliable performance of Ethernet cable. Furthermore, China has the highest demand for fiber optics within Asia Pacific which is expected to fuel the market growth over the forecast period.

Key players within the global industry are Belden Inc., Siemon, SAB Bröckskes, Nexans, Rockwell Automation, Hitachi Ltd, Prysmian Group, Schneider Electric, Anixter Inc and General Cable Technologies Corporation. These companies are focusing on R&D to manufacture products that can transmit faster speed internet over longer distances.

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Hexa Research has segmented the global Ethernet cable market based on type, application and region:

Segmentation by type 2014 – 2024 (USD Million)

• Copper Cable

• Fibre Optic Cable

Segmentation by application 2014 – 2024 (USD Million)

• Industrial

• Broadcast

• Enterprise

• IT & Network Security

• Others

Segmentation by region, 2014 – 2024 (USD Million)

• North America

• U.S.

• Europe

• Germany

• UK

• Asia Pacific

• China

• India

• Rest of the World

Key players analyzed:

• Belden Inc.

• Siemon

• Nexans

• SAB Bröckskes GmbH & Co. KG

• Rockwell Automation

• General Cable Technologies Corporation

• Hitachi Ltd.

• Prysmian Group

• Schneider Electric

• Anixter Inc.

• Siemens AG

About Hexa Research

Hexa Research is a market research and consulting organization, offering industry reports, custom research and consulting services to a host of key industries across the globe. We offer comprehensive business intelligence in the form of industry reports which help our clients obtain clarity about their business environment and enable them to undertake strategic growth initiatives.

Michelle T.
Corporate Sales Specialist
Hexa Research
Phone: +1-415-349-0058
Toll Free: 1-800-489-3075



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Digi International Ships Digi XBee SX 868 Sub-GHz Radio Module For EMEA

Digi International®, (NASDAQ: DGII,, a leading global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, today announced the immediate availability of the Digi XBee® SX 868, a surface mount (SMT) radio communication module with industry-leading interference blocking for noisy wireless environments. Deployable in several regions throughout the world and with pre-certification for EU countries, the module offers extremely reliable long-range, low-data rate connectivity for industrial IoT applications such as agriculture, heavy equipment, transportation, and energy/utilities.

The compact SMT module, measuring about 22 x 34 mm, operates in the 863 – 870 MHz frequency band (K, L, M, N, Q/R) and combines tuned Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) filtering as well as intelligent Listen Before Talk / Adaptive Frequency Agility (LBT/AFA) technology to avoid connectivity issues caused by external radio interference. The patented frequency scan occurs automatically without performance impact by listening to the radio environment before any transmission starts, automatically shifting to a new channel when a interference source is detected.

The Digi XBee SX 868 offers software-selectable data rates up to 80 Kbps, strong 128-bit AES encryption for data privacy, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint communication, repeater mode, and the patented DigiMesh® protocol option with advanced networking features such as self-healing network configurations, sleeping routers, and high-density mesh network configurations. DigiMesh also allows nodes to both route data and enter low-power states, optimizing the power profile of the entire mesh network.

Digi’s easy-to-use RF management and configuration tool XCTU™ dramatically simplifies development and deployment of wireless networks based on Digi XBee technology, including robust and scalable Over-The-Air (OTA) firmware update capabilities.

“The Digi XBee SX 868 Sub-GHz radio module delivers continued innovation of a proven technology and strong security in a small, low profile form factor,” said Mike Rohrmoser, senior director of product management, embedded systems and RF connectivity at Digi International. “It provides sub 2 µA sleep modes, excellent receive sensitivity, and exceptional performance with a  theoretical line-of-sight range of up to 14.5 km using standard antennas. The module’s advanced immunity in challenging wireless environments, including problematic interference issues caused by public cellular networks, makes it the ideal choice for industrial IoT applications demanding reliable communication at all times.”

The Digi XBee SX 868 module is now available for purchase through Digi’s global network of authorized distributors for as low as $19.51 (MSRP) in 1k volume quantities. The module is available in a variant containing an on-module standard U.FL antenna connector, as well as a variant containing a surface mount antenna pad for high-vibration or customized applications. Development kits are available for $199 (MSRP). For more information, please visit:

About Digi International
Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) is a leading global provider of business and mission-critical machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services. We help our customers create next-generation connected products and deploy and manage critical communications infrastructures in demanding environments with high levels of security, relentless reliability and bulletproof performance. Founded in 1985, we’ve helped our customers connect over 100 million things, and growing. For more information, visit Digi’s website at, or call 877-912-3444 (U.S.) or 952-912-3444 (International).

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Michael Ngai, Chairman of The Red Group and Former Managing Director of UBS Investment Bank Joins Advisory Board

  • $300 million ICO creates the Cloud Token for ready use to access cloud services at 50% of the current cost
  • creates basis for a distributed blockchain payment ecosystem, the managed cloud services company, today announced the appointment of Mr. Michael Ngai to its Advisory Board. Mr. Ngai is a financial industry leader in Asia Pacific and will advise on its “Cloud” cryptocurrency Initial Coin Offering (ICO), and on corporate governance and business strategy.

Michael Ngai has a wealth of experience in international finance. He is currently the Chairman of The Red Group and was previously the Managing Director of UBS Investment Bank,

Mr. Ngai is also Member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (“CPPCC”), a Standing Committee Member of CPPCC Heilongjiang Province, China, and a Fellow Commoner and Development Advisory Council Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University.

“Mr. Ngai is a valuable addition to our company and will be instrumental in helping us achieve both a successful ICO and to create a more accessible, lower cost decentralized cloud,” said Asaf Zamir,’s Co-Founder and CTO. “His experience will also be key in advising our management team and assisting with our global corporate development.”

Commented Mr. Ngai: “The blockchain revolution has the potential to bring disruptive change that will drive commoditization of cloud services costs and make the cloud accessible to millions of more people, especially in developing countries.’s technology and vision is distinguished from almost every other ICO as providing immediate application and a real value proposition. This is an exciting ICO with a specific focus that can take the cloud to the next level.” was founded in 2015 to offer its customers a managed hosting solution for hyper-scale cloud services. It currently has over 22,000 server deployments globally servicing SMBs worldwide with strong partnerships with the leading providers of cloud services today.’s ICO is focused on delivering immediate value for Cloud Token buyers. Most notably, the Cloud Token is the only cryptocurrency token that can be used shortly after the close of the ICO to benefit from and pay for cloud services from the world’s largest cloud providers at 50% of the current cost. The target of $300 million from’s ICO will be invested in cloud infrastructure and software development.’s ICO campaign will finish on August 25th, 2017. During the ICO, accredited investors can buy the Cloud Token using Bitcoin or Ether or make purchases with regular bank transfers and credit cards.

For more information on the Cloud ICO please visit:

About, founded in 2015 by Asaf Zamir and Gilad Somjen, provides a managed hosting solution for access to AWS and Azure cloud services. provides improved efficiency for individuals and business owners, from SME to enterprise, by simplifying the process and minimizing the amount of time and complexity required to set up and maintain their cloud servers.


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GEZE Showcases Smart Facades: Efficient and Safe Ventilation in the KNX Environment

Windows, Doors and Facade, 25th  27th September 2017 
Dubai World Trade Centre exhibition centre
Halls 6, 7 & 8
Stand 6D 240

The Window, Doors and Facades Trade Show is set to strengthen its positioning as the leading event in its industry within the region with its second edition at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 25th till the 27th September. GEZE the innovative window and door systems solutions leaders will be at the event, stand number 6D 240, showcasing their innovative products and system solutions that turn buildings into Smart Buildings. GEZE will be introducing complete door and window systems as ‘smart solutions’. They improve the comfort, security and energy efficiency of our work and home environments. GEZE will be presenting its range of innovative building automation system for ‘smart’ technology and new interface modules that utilizes BACnet and KNX – the globally renowned communication standards in home and building system technology.

“GEZE smart building solutions aim to provide automated and networked building infrastructure solutions to make modern buildings more comfortable, secure and ultimately reduce energy consumption. With a lot of research going into developing this, we are confident that GEZE’s smart solutions for doors and window automation and a future of facades will be well received in the region,” said Charles Constantin, Managing Director of GEZE Middle East

Professional Solutions: smart, secure and efficient control of building technology

The GEZE Cockpit building automation system will be showcased for the first time. With this innovative control unit, automated system components from the fields of door, window and safety technology from GEZE and other manufacturers can be networked, monitored centrally and controlled – even via smartphone or tablet. Via the IO 420 interface module, GEZE products can be integrated into network solutions with BACnet, and be networked with each other via BACnet MS/TP.

A unique complete solution is a multifunctional, centrally controlled swing door system with an automated and a manual door leaf. With the robust, award-winning Powerturn drive and tried-and-trusted GEZE door closer technology, the door system combines accessible door control, emergency exit protection, fire protection, increased burglar resistance, complete protection when passing the door and remote monitoring. The universal drive design across both door leaves is a visual highlight.

Automated, networked windows create facades that adapt to the climate. For controlled, natural ventilation, GEZE will be presenting facade windows with IQ windowdrives. Via the IQ box KNX interface module, windows can be connected as direct bus users in a KNX building system and be monitored and managed ‘smartly’.

Whether in public buildings, office buildings or schools – energy-efficient ventilation, a healthy indoor climate and monitoring the window statuses are central demands for large projects. Networked solutions from GEZE fulfil them: a ‘climate active’ facade is created as the result of the intelligent interplay between window drives and sensors which record external environmental influences and the indoor climate. Automatic windows are an ideal solution for automatic natural night-time back cooling. Automatic windows can be monitored and operated intelligently via IQ box KNX interface module, integrated into the KNX communication standard. The module has won the Silver PROTECTOR Award.

Living Solutions: new solutions for the Smart Home

Thanks to the GEZE front door pack, small buildings or single- and multi-family homes become ‘smart’. Completely in accordance with the individual wishes, the modular plug & play complete system turns a simple front door into an automated access solution that can be integrated into an existing Smart Home system.

The GEZE ActiveStop door damper integrated into the door provides greater convenience and a completely new ‘door experience’. GEZE will also be presenting an additional variant that can be fitted to the door frame as optimum retrofit option.

GEZE focuses on the integrated support of the building technology in a project and supports architects, planners and installation engineers at every stage of a project. At GEZE, we cannot imagine working without Building Information Modeling (BIM) – a method for the optimised planning and design of buildings in a virtual building model. GEZE BIM objects are unique and highly efficient solutions for the uniform and comprehensive layout of doors in all service phases. For the first time, architects, planners and specialists can design doors together. Discover for yourself at the stand how you can simply and securely design customised door solutions using just five multifunctional doors.

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The GEZE brand stands for innovation and premium quality products, processes and services. GEZE is one of the leaders on the market and is a reliable partner worldwide for door, window and safety technology products and systems. No matter what the requirements of the building are – GEZE realises optimum solutions and combines functionality and security with comfort and design. GEZE door closers open up numerous technical and visual options. Every day millions of people go through doors equipped with the overhead door closers from the TS 5000 series and enjoy the barrier-free convenience of automatic door systems, e.g. the Slimdrive and Powerturn lines. The integrated all-glass design systems are pure aesthetics. GEZE also has a wide product range for window and ventilation technology. Complete “intelligent” smoke and heat exhaust solutions (RWA) and a comprehensive selection of door systems for RWA air supply solutions are also available for preventative fire protection. GEZE’s safety technology includes escape and rescue route solutions, lock technology and access control systems. With system expertise, GEZE creates coordinated system solutions that combine individual functions and security requirements in one intelligent system. The latest innovations are a new building automation system and interface modules for integrating GEZE products into networking solutions which turn buildings into Smart Buildings. GEZE product solutions have received numerous awards and can be found in renowned structures all over the world. The company is represented by 31 subsidiaries, 27 of which are abroad, a flexible and highly efficient distribution and service network and almost 2,800 employees worldwide and generated revenues of over 394 million Euros in the 2015/2016 business year.



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Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH: Final Spurt for the Reformation Autumn 2017

Leipzig’s role in the history of the Reformation is one of national importance. With more than 200 events the German city is celebrating the Reformation anniversary 2017. The next weeks will have many highlights in store for the culturally aware.

From 2-4 September, Leipzig’s market square will be filled by a 42-metre table surrounded by 95 chairs. The colossal installation “THE SUPPER TABLE – Decreasing Horror | Increasing Love” (ABENDMAHL – abnehmender Schrecken / zunehmende Liebe) by composer and media artist Thomas Christoph Heyde is to be the setting for one of the most complex works of our age: For the first time ever, 95 singers will perform the original Latin text of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses – on three consecutive nights. Large video screens and an augmented reality app will allow audiences to immerse themselves in the history as well as the events as they happen. What’s more, 360-degree applications enable an individual view of the event – whether you’re right there or watching virtually. On the days afterwards, it will be possible to simply sit down at the large table – just as Luther himself would no doubt have done – and start a conversation with other people. The installation will thus create a tangible bridge between past and present.

That same weekend, the gesamtkunstwerk “Josquin – The Project” will be happening at several venues in Leipzig, e. g. at the Old Stock Exchange and the Hôtel de Pologne. For this world premiere, the impressive oeuvre of Luther’s favorite composer, consisting of 18 masses, 60 motets and 60 chansons, will be performed in one coherent concert cycle. Born in 1450, Josquin des Préz excelled as a singer, cantor and composer in the musical centers of Europe.

On mention of Leipzig one thinks immediately of Johann Sebastian Bach, who shaped the musical life of Leipzig for 27 years as St. Thomas cantor. Several cantata volumes, among which the St. John Passion, originated in Leipzig. In the year of the Reformation anniversary, Mario Schröder, the ballet director and chief choreographer of the Leipzig Ballet, created a ballet evening with music from Bach’s St. John Passion, which will premiere on 27 October 2017 at the Leipzig Opera House.

Music lovers should not miss another highlight: the organ festival at the Leipzig Gewandhaus from 27 through 31 October 2017, which is bannered as “Reformation – Revolution” this year. The program includes a Sunday morning organ concert with organist Mathis Eisenberg (29 Oct, 11am) and Lutheran church music (29 Oct, 8 pm).

On Reformation Day, 31 October 2017, the St. Thomas Boys Choir will accompany the church service in St. Thomas Church, featuring the Bach cantata “Eine feste Burg ist unser Gott” (BWV 80) with the Gewandhaus Orchestra, St. Thomas organist Ullrich Böhme and soloists under the direction of St. Thomas Cantor Gotthold Schwarz.

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