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News Article | May 10, 2017
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"We are happy that Ex Libris offers an integrated Alma-Summon solution, which enables us to continue using Summon while replacing our ILS with a robust, modern SaaS solution," explained Rebecca Albitz, director at Marist's James A. Cannavino Library. "Alma also gives us the opportunity to move forward in developing our library systems. As a previous Intota v2 Partner, we are particularly pleased that Ex Libris has been responsive to our requests and integrated Alma with Summon to meet our future needs." Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America, commented, "Over the years, Marist has positioned Summon as an integral part of the College's library services and instruction on campus. The integration of Summon with Alma enables the library to manage resources more efficiently while maximizing the use of its collection through Summon. The library's forward-looking selection of this solution reflects Marist's confidence in the Ex Libris approach and commitment to enriching both Alma and Summon." About Marist College Located on the river in the historic Hudson River Valley and at its Florence, Italy branch campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to help students "develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century." Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Forbes, and others. Though now independent, Marist remains committed to the ideals handed down from its founders, the Marist Brothers: excellence in education, a strong sense of community, and a commitment to service. Marist educates approximately 4,900 traditional-age undergraduate students and over 1,300 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees. About Ex Libris Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for higher education. Offering SaaS solutions for the management and discovery of the full spectrum of library and scholarly materials, as well as mobile campus solutions driving student engagement and success, Ex Libris serves thousands of customers in 90 countries. For more information about Ex Libris, see our website, and join us on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/marist-college-to-integrate-ex-libris-alma-and-summon-300455006.html


News Article | May 23, 2017
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"There have been more dramatic changes in the global satellite industry in the past two years than we have been seen in the last twenty-five" -- Steve Collar, CEO, SES Networks, at the close of the CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2017 in Singapore. That comment summarized nine hours of high-octane insights, statements and data downloads testing the temperature of the Asian satellite market at CASBAA's 17th annual meeting of satellite executives, engineers and investors. "This has been an energizing, challenging day which laid out the immediate and long-term opportunities and challenges for the satellite sector in Asia in terms of both commercial and technical issues," said CASBAA CEO, Christopher Slaughter. "We have been given a lot to think about. Innovation at every level must be at the heart of all our businesses." According to keynote speaker Andrew Jordan, CEO of regional operator AsiaSat, video distribution via satellite represents some 70% of revenues for most GEO satellite operators in the region with Ultra High Definition (UHD) and 4K services "all the rage" despite representing a less than 20% transition from Standard Definition services in Asia. "Mobility and broadband are the latest must-have applications, driving HTS (High Throughput Satellites) which is a maturing technology with enormous promise." The potential benefits and disadvantages of HTS and "cut-throat" competition were an overarching theme of the conference, which also covered such items as in-flight connectivity, maritime services, reusable launch vehicles, flat panel antennas, new satellite manufacturing processes and the on-going promise of the satellite market in India. Some quotable quotes: From the Operators - There are 600 million households out there without TV. The opportunity for satellite remains enormous - Tom Choi, ABS - When the millennials start families they are like the rest of US. They slump back on their settees - Andrew Jordan, AsiaSat - If we don't play in the 5G space other technologies will take over for sure - Deepak Mathur, SES From the Manufacturers - Our customers are increasingly asking for Flexible, Refreshable, Blended Constellations that will last forever. It's all over the map - Dawn Harms, Boeing Satellite - Manufacturers also need to help with the ground segment - Tony Colucci, VP Marketing & Sales, SSL - From GEO to LEO... It's a cultural difference - Tony Colucci, SSL - To provide for the "extended life" of a satellites (maybe to match the life of a co-located satellite) GEO manufacturers need agree on a standardized USB for in-orbit connectivity - Olivier Guilbert, Thales Alenia Space - Now we must be "Datacentric", Tony Colucci, SSL From the Customers - We are now entering uncharted territory - Chris Baugh, Northern Sky Research - Competition is fierce - PJ Beylier, Speedcast - Consolidation is coming, but it must be at the operator level - Deepakajit Singh, Encompass Media - Transponder costs may yet fall by 30%-40% - Deepakajit Singh, Encompass On HTS - HTS is the thing - Tony Colucci, SSL - It's not just about providing highest throughput, it's about jointly driving the ecosystem to make it more efficient - Elias Zaccack, SES On Flat Panels - We need multi frequency, multi-beam spectrum. The ability to switch between Ka to KU via LEO or GEO is crucial - John Finney, Isotropic - It's more complicated than almost anybody thought a few years ago - Susan Bull, Comsys - People aren't going to buy a flat-panel antenna just because it's pretty! - Alvaro Sanchez, Intergrasys The Launch Panel - Our objective is to relaunch the rocket after one hour - Jonathan Hofeller, SpaceX - Launch, Re-fuel and re-launch - Jonathan Hofeller, SpaceX - They say there will be 24,000 LEO launches in the next while. What about space junk? - Peter Jackson, PJ Square - Less price, more performance! That is what we will deliver - Tom Carroll, ILS International On India - Digitise, digitise, digitise! But when can we monetize? - Ashok Mansukhani, Hinduja Media - India is a country where stats sarely make sense - Ashok Mansukhani - The DTH industry will remain a volume-led market for the next 5 years - Vivek Couto, MPA The CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2017 also appreciates the generous support of the sponsors for this year's event: ABS, APSTAR, Arianespace, AsiaSat, Boeing Satellite Systems, COMSYS, Effective Space, Eutelsat, Gogo, Intergrasys, International Launch Services (ILS), Marsh, MEASAT, Newtec, NorthTelecom, SES, SKY Perfect JSAT, SpaceX and SSL. Click here (http://casbaaevent.com/events/casbaa-satellite-industry-forum/) for the detailed programme and list of speakers. About CASBAA CASBAA is the Asia Pacific region's largest non-profit media association, serving the multi-channel audio-visual content creation and distribution industry. Established in 1991, CASBAA has grown with the industry to include digital multichannel television, content, platforms, advertising, and video delivery. Encompassing some 500 million connections within a footprint across the region, CASBAA works to be the authoritative voice for multichannel TV; promoting even-handed and market-friendly regulation, IP protection and revenue growth for subscription and advertising, while promoting global best practices. For more information, visit www.casbaa.com Contact:


ONTARIO, Calif., March 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Auto-Graphics, Inc. (auto-graphics.com), the Industry-leading and first Web-based library resource management solutions provider, announces that ACCESSPA, a hybrid (virtual and union) catalog containing the collections of thousands of Pennsylvania public, K12, academic and special libraries, reported a 30% increase over their old fulfillment rate and reduced MARC record duplication by 62% in just the first year after switching to Auto-Graphics’ SHAREit™, an interlibrary loan (ILL) and consortial borrowing solution.  “Our librarians love the ability to place multi-copy requests, which, along with new collections, has contributed to the 30% increase over our previous fulfillment rate. Prior to implementing SHAREit, our fulfillment rate stood at 63% and is now maintaining at 83%.” said Maryam Phillips, Executive Director for HSLC in Philadelphia.  “Database record deduplication has also vastly improved. Under the old system, we had 22 million MARC records and 44 million copies. With Auto-Graphics SHAREit, we have 8.4 million MARC records for the same amount of copies, 13.6 million less MARC records, which is a 62% reduction. SHAREit helps us save time and effort by pinpointing much needed material more effectively, which has dramatically impacted our fulfillment rate.” SHAREit is a hybrid resource sharing solution that allows for traditional Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Integrated Library System (ILS) workflow to co-exist.  This open platform provides a tremendous advantage for libraries by facilitating interconnectivity of disparate systems, presenting consortia the ability to simultaneously interface with multiple ILL and resource sharing systems to support efficient request generation and fulfillment. Auto-Graphics was chosen by the Health Sciences Libraries Consortium (HSLC) following a competitive process in 2015 to provide a modern and feature-rich interface for end users with greater search functionality, a more flexible and efficient ILL system, and an increasingly accurate and authoritative union database to significantly enhance the statewide ILL services of ACCESSPA for its over 2,500 participating public, K-12, academic, special libraries, and state corrections facilities, which are supported with an offline version of SHAREit. “We pride ourselves in the fact that Auto-Graphics is the true pioneer in resource sharing software. We were the first library software vendor to use the Internet for ILL communication in 1994, and in 2013 we were again the first to provide FRBR-like clustered results with SHAREit,” states Paul Cope, President of Auto-Graphics. “The continual reinvestment and development of our resource sharing solution demonstrates our commitment to maintaining our position as the #1 library resource management solutions provider, as evidenced by the technological diligence Auto-Graphics has demonstrated throughout our 67-year existence.” Health Sciences Library Consortium is the nonprofit technology partner of the Office of Commonwealth Libraries and has been serving the Pennsylvania library community since 1988.  For more information, visit HSLC.org. Auto-Graphics is the only publicly-traded library software vendor to provide software solutions along with full financial transparency.  The company’s nearly seven (7) decades of providing solutions to the markets it serves reflects how well Auto-Graphics has listened to their customer base and stayed abreast of new technologies, continuously reinventing their products and services to help libraries of all sizes become more efficient and patron-centric.  The Auto-Graphics browser-based Library Management Platform for patrons and staff – currently used by more than 11,000 libraries in North America – is comprised of VERSO®, an integrated public library system (ILS); SHAREit™, a resource sharing product providing patron-initiated sharing, circulation-based interlibrary loan (ILL) using NCIP and consortial borrowing solutions; SEARCHit™, a federated search and discovery module; SLIMS™, a small library information management system, and MONTAGEdc™, a digital asset management (DAM) solution.  All products are fully compliant with ISO and NISO standards, and are available through the effective cloud-based delivery (SaaS - Software as a Service) model. For more information, please visit www.auto-graphics.com, Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.  Auto-Graphics trades under the stock symbol AIFS. © Auto-Graphics, Inc. All rights reserved. VERSO®, SHAREit™, SEARCHit™, MONTAGEdc™, & SLIMS™ are trademarks of Auto-Graphics, Inc and part of their AGent Library Platform. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


News Article | June 8, 2017
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BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--International Launch Services (ILS), a leading launch services provider for the global commercial satellite industry, successfully delivered the EchoStar XXI satellite into orbit today on an ILS Proton for EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS). EchoStar is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions headquartered in Englewood, Colorado. The ILS Proton launched from Pad 24 within the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 9:45 AM local time today (03:45 GMT, 11:45 PM ET on June 7) with the EchoStar XXI satellite on board. The first three stages of the Proton Breeze M utilized a standard ascent profile to place the orbital unit (Breeze M upper stage and the EchoStar XXI satellite) into a suborbital trajectory. Then, the Breeze M performed planned mission maneuvers to advance the orbital unit first to a nearly circular parking orbit, then to an intermediate orbit, followed by a transfer orbit, then finally to a geosynchronous transfer orbit. Separation of the EchoStar XXI satellite occurred at approximately 9 hours and 13 minutes after lift-off. This was the 413th launch for Proton since the inaugural flight in July 1965, and the 94th ILS Proton launch executed. The Proton Breeze M launch vehicle was developed and built by Khrunichev Space Center of Moscow, one of the pillars of the Russian Space industry and majority shareholder in ILS. EchoStar XXI, weighing nearly 9 metric tons, is the heaviest satellite launched by ILS Proton to date. EchoStar XXI was manufactured by SSL utilizing their space-proven 1300 platform. EchoStar XXI is a state-of-the-art S-band satellite designed to provide mobile connectivity throughout Europe to be located at the 10.25° East orbital slot. EchoStar subsidiary EchoStar Mobile Limited, an EU-wide licensee for an integrated mobile satellite service network with a complementary ground component, will utilize a portion of the capacity on EchoStar XXI to provision its next-generation, all IP-enabled mobile communications network. This 29th SSL satellite launched on Proton also features a large unfurlable reflector to provide the high performance levels required for mobile services. “We have been honored to have served EchoStar for nearly 20 years now, dating back to the launch of the EchoStar IV satellite on Proton in 1998. The ILS team is very proud to have played a role in the expansion of the EchoStar satellite fleet and enabling connectivity across Europe, with the successful launch of EchoStar XXI. Our sincere thanks to all of the EchoStar XXI team members who played a vital role in the success of this mission,” said Kirk Pysher, President of ILS. "The launch of EchoStar XXI is a major milestone in the continued expansion of our satellite fleet," said Anders Johnson, executive director of EchoStar Mobile and president of EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar XXI will provide capacity to EchoStar Mobile for commercial wholesalers with a new, advanced network for reliable, IP-based MSS voice and data services in Europe. We appreciate the hard work and dedication of all of the team members from EchoStar, SSL, ILS and Khrunichev, who played a role in the successful launch of EchoStar XXI.” ILS provides launch services for satellite operators and offers a complete array of services and support, from contract arrangements, mission management and on-orbit delivery. ILS markets the Proton Breeze M, Proton Medium, Proton Light and Angara 1.2 launch services to commercial and government satellite operators worldwide. ILS is a U.S. company headquartered in Reston, VA., near Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.ilslaunch.com, Twitter: @ilslaunch, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ILSLaunch/, Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ilslaunch/, YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ilslaunchservices EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. For more information, visit echostar.com. Follow @EchoStar on Twitter. EchoStar Mobile Limited, a subsidiary of EchoStar Corp., is a mobile operator providing connectivity across Europe. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, EchoStar Mobile Limited provides access to a hybrid satellite and terrestrial network enabling enhanced mobile voice and data communications for businesses, government agencies and consumers. For more information, visit echostarmobile.com.


SYDNEY, May 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Audeamus Risk, the world's first Business Interruption Insurance trading platform, has been recognised by an independent panel, led by major Australian Bank Westpac, among the top 200 Australian Businesses of Tomorrow. "We're thrilled with this news - to be part of the top 200 businesses' shaping the future is a great privilege," said Audeamus Risk founder and CEO Aleksandar Kovacevic. "We're focusing on developing broader and deeper markets, consisting of Insurance, Reinsurance participants and new alternative providers. Receiving this recognition reinforces Audeamus Risk's business model", continues Kovacevic, 25 year international banking veteran and former adviser to the Australian Federal Government and the World Bank. Security compromises, cyber-related incidents, natural hazards, fraud, product recalls, supply chain disruptions, cause billions of dollars of losses across industry, posing challenges for societal security in general. While some of these losses are preventable, lack of detailed risk data results in higher premium costs which cause a barrier for organisations seeking comprehensive Business Interruption insurance cover. Audeamus Risk, a pioneer InsurTech start-up transforming an industry that currently relies on static information into an ecosystem that will utilise real-time, dynamic information from the Business Continuity Management domain for customised insurance policies. Aleksandar Kovacevic explains: "The industry focus until now has been on mathematical modelling and algorithms. The absence of consistent and reliable data from the risk source can render some of these models inaccurate, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics for resilience purposes. We provide the industry with an important missing element: actual, non-modelled data from the risk source, in a meaningful format that can be used for pricing purposes. For the very first time this data will have a clear audit trail too". Audeamus Risk is also assessing the quality and consistency of aggregate financial data collected through the platform, and how it can be used in global markets of Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) and similar instruments used for alternative reinsurance purposes. "Audeamus Risk provides updates similar to a continuous data feed from commonly used wearable devices. However, in Audeamus Risk case we monitor the behaviour and resilience of the organisation expressed in dollar value, it's breaking new ground", adds Kovacevic. For more information please contact: To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/westpac-selects-insurtech-start-up-audeamus-risk-for-top-200-businesses-of-tomorrow-300456652.html


"We're focusing on developing broader and deeper markets, consisting of Insurance, Reinsurance participants and new alternative providers. Receiving this recognition reinforces Audeamus Risk's business model", continues Kovacevic, 25 year international banking veteran and former adviser to the Australian Federal Government and the World Bank. Security compromises, cyber-related incidents, natural hazards, fraud, product recalls, supply chain disruptions, cause billions of dollars of losses across industry, posing challenges for societal security in general. While some of these losses are preventable, lack of detailed risk data results in higher premium costs which cause a barrier for organisations seeking comprehensive Business Interruption insurance cover. Audeamus Risk, a pioneer InsurTech start-up transforming an industry that currently relies on static information into an ecosystem that will utilise real-time, dynamic information from the Business Continuity Management domain for customised insurance policies. Aleksandar Kovacevic explains: "The industry focus until now has been on mathematical modelling and algorithms. The absence of consistent and reliable data from the risk source can render some of these models inaccurate, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics for resilience purposes. We provide the industry with an important missing element: actual, non-modelled data from the risk source, in a meaningful format that can be used for pricing purposes. For the very first time this data will have a clear audit trail too". Audeamus Risk is also assessing the quality and consistency of aggregate financial data collected through the platform, and how it can be used in global markets of Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) and similar instruments used for alternative reinsurance purposes. "Audeamus Risk provides updates similar to a continuous data feed from commonly used wearable devices. However, in Audeamus Risk case we monitor the behaviour and resilience of the organisation expressed in dollar value, it's breaking new ground", adds Kovacevic. For more information please contact: To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/westpac-selects-insurtech-start-up-audeamus-risk-for-top-200-businesses-of-tomorrow-300456652.html


News Article | May 12, 2017
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"We're focusing on developing broader and deeper markets, consisting of Insurance, Reinsurance participants and new alternative providers. Receiving this recognition reinforces Audeamus Risk's business model", continues Kovacevic, 25 year international banking veteran and former adviser to the Australian Federal Government and the World Bank. Security compromises, cyber-related incidents, natural hazards, fraud, product recalls, supply chain disruptions, cause billions of dollars of losses across industry, posing challenges for societal security in general. While some of these losses are preventable, lack of detailed risk data results in higher premium costs which cause a barrier for organisations seeking comprehensive Business Interruption insurance cover. Audeamus Risk, a pioneer InsurTech start-up transforming an industry that currently relies on static information into an ecosystem that will utilise real-time, dynamic information from the Business Continuity Management domain for customised insurance policies. Aleksandar Kovacevic explains: "The industry focus until now has been on mathematical modelling and algorithms. The absence of consistent and reliable data from the risk source can render some of these models inaccurate, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics for resilience purposes. We provide the industry with an important missing element: actual, non-modelled data from the risk source, in a meaningful format that can be used for pricing purposes. For the very first time this data will have a clear audit trail too". Audeamus Risk is also assessing the quality and consistency of aggregate financial data collected through the platform, and how it can be used in global markets of Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) and similar instruments used for alternative reinsurance purposes. "Audeamus Risk provides updates similar to a continuous data feed from commonly used wearable devices. However, in Audeamus Risk case we monitor the behaviour and resilience of the organisation expressed in dollar value, it's breaking new ground", adds Kovacevic. For more information please contact: To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/westpac-selects-insurtech-start-up-audeamus-risk-for-top-200-businesses-of-tomorrow-300456658.html


BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Integrated Legacy Solutions (ILS), the leading provider of image and data conversion and migration technology today released its research on quarterly bank merger and acquisition data for the second quarter of 2017. Drawing from data provided by the Federal Reserve System, the research quantifies all U.S. bank M&A activity occurring between April 2017 and June 2017 to monitor larger trends in the space, such as total mergers and acquisitions, activity by state and region, the asset sizes of acquired and acquiring banks and transaction pricing, among other insights. The second quarter of 2017 saw 60 total bank mergers and acquisitions across the United States, bringing the total number of M&A transactions up to 125 during the first two quarters of this year. The total year-to-date M&A activity decreased slightly by about 8% from 2016 and even more compared to the five year average (about 17%). The research also shows that the size of acquiring banks is diversifying. The average asset size of acquiring banks continues to decrease, dropping from an average of $19.7 billion in 2013 to $4.6 billion in 2017, suggesting that smaller banks are becoming key players in the mergers and acquisitions space. Additionally, the size of banks that are being acquired is also on the decline. The average assets of acquired banks has decreased significantly in the past few years, from $874 million in 2014 to $261 million in 2017. During Q2, there were only 9 banks acquired that possessed assets of greater than a billion dollars. “What the data shows is that, contrary to what we might assume, the largest banks aren’t the ones doing most of the acquiring,” said Martin Webster, director of business development for ILS. “In fact, decreases in the asset size of both acquired and acquiring banks demonstrate that M&A activity is becoming an increasingly inclusive and a significant growth strategy for mid-sized banks.” Other notable insights from the 2017Q2 report include: “Bank stocks are rising, which is likely a significant factor in the growing price of M&A transactions and the overall decline in M&A activity reported this year,” said Kris Bishop, president and founder of ILS. “However, as that evens out and the M&A arena continues to diversify, we should see activity pick back up. Due to extraneous factors, this is just a small bump in the road for an area that has seen tremendous growth and promise over the past few years.” Integrated Legacy Solutions (ILS) provides industry leading technology for image and data migrations and conversions to the financial industry. ILS’s leadership team has performed data conversion for thousands of financial institutions over their nearly 20 years in the business and has designed innovative ways to “migrate” legacy data more quickly and affordably than other costly and time consuming methods of conversion. For more information, visit www.integratedlegacy.com.


News Article | September 29, 2017
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BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--International Launch Services (ILS), a leader in providing launch services to the global commercial satellite industry, successfully carried the AsiaSat 9 satellite into orbit today on an ILS Proton for Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) of Hong Kong. This was the 3rd commercial mission of the year for ILS and the 96th ILS Proton launch overall. The Proton M launch vehicle, utilizing a 5-burn Breeze M mission design, lifted off from Pad 39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 00:52 a.m. today local time (2:52 a.m. in Hong Kong; 6:52 p.m. GMT and 2:52 p.m. ET on September 28) with the AsiaSat 9 satellite on board. The first three stages of the Proton used a standard ascent profile to place the orbital unit (Breeze M upper stage and the AsiaSat 9 satellite) into a sub-orbital trajectory. From this point in the mission, the Breeze M performed planned mission maneuvers to advance the orbital unit first to a nearly circular parking orbit, then to an intermediate orbit, followed by a transfer orbit, and finally to a geosynchronous transfer orbit. Separation of the AsiaSat 9 satellite occurred as planned, 9 hours, 13 minutes after lift-off. This was the 416th launch for Proton since its maiden flight in 1965. The Proton Breeze M vehicle is developed and built by Khrunichev Space Center of Moscow. Built by SSL (Space Systems Loral), AsiaSat 9 will provide enhanced performance, higher efficiency and greater flexibility for DTH, video distribution, VSAT broadband and mobility services. AsiaSat 9 is a replacement satellite for AsiaSat 4 at 122°E with multiple C, Ku and Ka-band payloads. It carries the world’s first dedicated Ku-band Myanmar beam, new Ku-band beams for Indonesia and Mongolia, in addition to two enhanced Ku-band beams serving Australasia and East Asia and a wider high-power C-band coverage across the Asia-Pacific region. The five Ku-band beams onboard AsiaSat 9 are equipped with cross-strap beam switching capability to provide flexible coverage. ILS President Kirk Pysher said, “This is our 5th launch with AsiaSat over our long history with them, having launched over half of AsiaSat’s operational fleet. We are proud to have played a key role in the growth of AsiaSat’s business over the years. We appreciate the AsiaSat, ILS, Khrunichev, SSL mission teams for their dedication to ensuring a successful launch.” “With Proton’s unique optimized delivery to orbit, extending the lifetime of the AsiaSat 9 satellite, AsiaSat is once again creating exceptional value for our services in Asia,” said Andrew Jordan, President and Chief Executive Officer of AsiaSat. “AsiaSat 9 will provide additional and enhanced services to a wide region of Asia and some ground-breaking capabilities in power and efficiency in some new regions. Sincere thanks to all of the AsiaSat 9 team members for a perfect mission and launch.” ILS provides launch services for satellite operators and offers a complete array of services and support, from contract arrangements, mission management and on-orbit delivery. ILS markets the Proton Breeze M, Proton Medium, and Angara 1.2 launch services to commercial and government satellite operators worldwide. ILS is a U.S. company headquartered in Reston, VA., near Washington, D.C. For more information, visit http://www.ilslaunch.com, Twitter: @ilslaunch, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ILSLaunch/, Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ilslaunch/, YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ilslaunchservices Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat), the leading satellite operator in Asia, serves over two-thirds of the world's population with its six satellites, AsiaSat 3S, AsiaSat 4, AsiaSat 5, AsiaSat 6, AsiaSat 7 and AsiaSat 8. The AsiaSat satellite fleet serves both the broadcast and telecommunications industries. Over 600 television and radio channels are now delivered by the company's satellites offering access to more than 830 million TV households across the Asia-Pacific region. AsiaSat’s new satellite, AsiaSat 9, was successfully launched on 29 September to replace AsiaSat 4. AsiaSat is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited, a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Stock Code: 1135). For more information, please visit www.asiasat.com.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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D-Tech International is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of the 2017 Modern Library Platinum Award for its ComputeIT™ laptop lending kiosk system and also recipient of the 2017 Modern Library Gold Award for its innovative RFID solutions. D-Tech has received both awards in LibraryWorks' third annual Modern Library Awards [MLAs.] The MLAs were created to recognize the top product innovations in the library industry. Products were submitted in the fall using a simple application and were then posted on a private site with an enhanced description and attendant materials. These products were batched into small groups and sent to the library database of more than 80,000 librarians at public, K-12, academic, and special libraries. Only customers with experience with these products in their facility were permitted to judge the products, resulting in a truly unbiased score. Each judge scored the product on a numerical basis from 1-10 on a series of questions regarding functionality, value, customer service, etc. “We are excited to receive the MLA awards for both the computeIT laptop lending product and our RFID solutions. We pride ourselves on providing systems and solutions that are practical in meeting the library’s operational requirements and in providing cost-effective solutions to our library customers. D-Tech has been designing, refining, manufacturing and installing specialized library products since 2002. Our range of products is the forefront of technology and innovation for libraries,” said Marvin Crisp, President of D-Tech International. computeIT™ is a multi-bay, modular kiosk locker system designed to safely store, charge and dispense laptops, iPads, and MacBooks. Users gain access to the computer assets through an easy to use checkout touch screen interface. With its steel chassis and doors and temperature-controlled environment, computeIT is an extremely secure, centralized system for dispensing and managing computer assets. The computeIT’s reliable asset management functionality seamlessly expedites the checkout process. The system is a fully integrated, keyless self-service solution linked to the library’s ILS and main system with single sign-on capability, or if no ILS is available, D-Tech can supply the unit with its own database. With the installation of the computeIT system, libraries are able to eliminate many of the desktop computers and related costs of the monitoring software. Libraries can free up space and offer more open environments for patron interaction and project collaboration. Preeminent features of the computeIT™ laptop lending system are: D-Tech was one of the first to introduce RFID-based products and systems into libraries. RFID is no longer just about self-service, it’s now scoped beyond that and its destiny is changing. The Company has invested time and finances into extending and developing its own RFID product line so that its customers can deliver new, exciting and cost-effective services to patrons. D-Tech’s objective is to deliver innovative and cost-effective RFID solutions to help its library customers operate within a difficult economic environment. As an independent company, D-Tech is positioned to offer excellent value products, supported by top-level customer service and the freedom to innovate and deliver unique solutions. D-Tech sees RFID as a way to deliver services smarter, faster and in the way consumers want to receive them without queues or long waiting times, access problems or customer service issues. RFID frees staff from behind the counter tasks and allows them to interact with library visitors, develop new services and benefit from faster and smarter RFID transactions. The D-Tech RFID solution provides improved security, flexibility in stock management/stock availability, inventory control, 24-hour vending services, as well as improved data collection and trend analysis. Preeminent features of the D-Tech’s RFID solutions are: Jenny Newman, publisher and MLA program manager, said, “It’s hardly a surprise that D-Tech scored so well. They've been at the forefront of the industry since the Company entered the market.” About D-Tech International: D-Tech International designs, develops and manufactures high-performance RFID products and library security systems. The Company provides installation and customer service for its full range of products. Its technologies include EM, RF, RFIQ and RFID used for self-service, stock control and management, library security, people counting and 24-hour vending. About LibraryWorks LibraryWorks helps administrators to make informed decisions about library technology, automation and software, collection development and management, facilities and furnishings, staffing, purchasing, and other areas that drive effective strategic planning and day-to-day operations. Its family of resources can enable users to identify best practices, monitor trends, evaluate new products and services, apply for grants and funding, post or find a job. About the Modern Library Awards Program: LibraryWorks helps administrators to make informed decisions about library technology, automation and software, collection development and management, facilities and furnishings, staffing, purchasing, and other areas that drive effective strategic planning and day-to-day operations. 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