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News Article | May 10, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

STERLING, Virginia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BringCom Incorporated, ein führender Anbieter von Konnektivitätslösungen in Entwicklungsländern, gab bekannt, dass es eine vorläufige Vereinbarung zur Übernahme von Datanet.Com, LLC getroffen hat. Der in Uganda und Kenia tätige Netzwerkdienstleister Datanet wurde 1999 gegründet und stellt Netzwerkkonnektivität für Unternehmen sowie sichere und verlässliche Großabnehmer-Zugangsdienste bereit. Datanet schloss sich als erstes Unternehmen in der Region Ostafrika dem MEF Services Interconnect (MEF-SI)-Programm an, das sich zum Ziel gesetzt hat, standardisierte Carrier-Ethernet-Zugangsdienste und –Netzwerke einzurichten. Das Unternehmen führte auch einen über sein Carrier-Ethernet-Netzwerk bereitgestellten EP-LAN-Service zwischen Uganda und Kenia ein, der Filial-Interkonnektivität/Betrieb und LAN-Erweiterungen ermöglicht. In jüngster Zeit gab das Unternehmen bekannt, dass sein Zugangsnetzwerk die MEF CE 2.0 E-Zugangszertifizierung erhalten hat. Indem Datanet MEF-standardisierte/zertifizierte Zugangsleitungen und –dienste sowie standardisierte ENNI-Verbindungen in der Region Ostafrika einführt, trägt es zum Ausbau der globalen Reichweite standardisierter Carrier-Ethernet-Dienste bei. „Die Übernahme von Datanet spiegelt die Strategie von BringCom wider, sein panafrikanisches Carrier-Ethernet-Netzwerk und seine internationalen weltweiten Konnektivitätsdienste weiter auszubauen“, so Fabrice Langreney, President und CEO von BringCom. „Seine Investition in der Region versetzt BringCom in die Lage, den hohen Anforderungen von Kunden mit schwierigen Telekommunikationsanwendungen mit wettbewerbsfähigen Diensten nachzukommen.” Nach Abschluss der Transaktion erfolgt die Umfirmierung von Datanet zu BringCom Uganda. BringCom hat sich dem Ziel verschrieben, bezahlbare und verlässliche internationale Konnektivitätsdienste für Unternehmen und Behörden in Afrika und dem Nahen Osten bereitzustellen. BringCom ist in Sterling im US-Bundesstaat Virginia ansässig. Dort befindet sich auch seine internationale Teleport-Einrichtung und sein Haupt-Glaserfaser-PoP (Point of Presence). Das internationale operative Knowhow zusammen mit weitreichenden Partnerschaften auf lokaler Ebene, die eine Ausweitung der globalen Konnektivitätsdienste des Unternehmens auf Afrika, den Nahen Osten, Europa, die USA und Asien ermöglichen, versetzen BringCom in die einzigartige Lage, verlässliche umfassende Lösungen zu konkurrenzfähigen Preisen anbieten zu können. Datanet wurde 1999 gegründet und ist ein Netzwerkdienstleister in privater Hand, der in Uganda und Kenia tätig ist. Zur ersten Riege der regionalen Telekommunikationsbranche in Ostafrika zählend, erweitert Datanet sein MEF CE 2.0-zertifiziertes Netzwerk und führt neue Unternehmensdienste ein. Es steht in dem Ruf, verlässliche sichere Netzwerkdienste für Unternehmenskunden bereitzustellen, die geschäftskritische Anwendungen in Ostafrika betreiben.


Roberts Communications Network, LLC (Roberts), a Las Vegas-based provider of satellite and terrestrial communications services to numerous industries, has selected the ASC Signal Division of Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI) to provide seven (7) satellite antenna systems for its new teleport in Las Vegas, Nevada. Roberts has provided communications services to the pari-mutuel industry for more than thirty (30) years, pioneering the creation of simulcasting for the horse racing industry and helping fuel its subsequent rapid growth. Roberts has been diversifying into other industries that rely on satellite and terrestrial communications, and the new teleport will support the company’s continued growth. Roberts has selected two divisions of CPI to support its newest teleport. CPI ASC Signal Division will provide Roberts with three (3) 9.3 meter C-band systems, as well as four (4) 7.6 meter Ku- and C-band systems, all with four-port feeds. In addition, CPI Satcom & Medical Products Division will provide the new teleport with high-quality satellite communications amplifiers. “We selected CPI and its ASC Signal Division because of their reputation, engineering quality and heritage,” said Todd Roberts, president and chief executive officer of Roberts Communications Network. “We designed our new teleport to serve our specific needs, yet to be future-proof for expansion. We know that utilizing products from CPI’s ASC Signal Division and Satcom & Medical Products Division will help us accomplish this goal.” CPI ASC Signal Division president Tony Russell added, “Roberts Communications Network has been a telecommunications innovator since 1984, and we are pleased to have been chosen to work with them on this teleport. We know that CPI’s systems will be a key backbone feature of the teleport, and will help Roberts to continue to offer a diverse range of communications services going forward.” The new teleport is set to go live on November 1, 2017. About CPI ASC Signal Division ASC Signal is a multinational manufacturer of high-performance, highly-engineered satellite Earth station, radar and HF antenna systems. In September 2015, ASC Signal was acquired by Communications & Power Industries LLC, becoming CPI ASC Signal Division. Its customers include international broadcasters and Fortune 500 companies, as well as military and government organizations. ASC Signal leads through design innovation that capitalizes on a +40-year heritage of engineering creativity and excellence. ASC Signal is a member of the World Teleport Association and the Society of Satellite Professionals International and is a supporter of the satellite industry’s Better Satellite World campaign. http://www.ascsignal.com About Communications & Power Industries Communications & Power Industries (CPI) is a global manufacturer of electronic components and subsystems focused primarily on communications and defense markets. With a heritage of technological excellence that spans decades, CPI develops, manufacturers and globally distributes innovative and reliable technology solutions used in the generation, amplification, transmission and reception of microwave signals for commercial and military applications. CPI serves customers in the communications, defense, medical, industrial and scientific markets. CPI consists of Communications & Power Industries LLC, headquartered in Palo Alto, California, and Communications & Power Industries Canada Inc., located in Ontario, Canada. Learn more about CPI at http://www.cpii.com.


Amsterdam, 4 May 2017 — Castor Marine, the Netherlands based maritime communications and IT services provider, announces today that it has been awarded a multi-year contract with Wagenborg Shipping. The contract covers the delivery of 40+ new VSAT systems with satellite Internet based on Castor’s global VSAT network, Inmarsat Fleetbroadband as back-up for the VSAT service and IT support for the vessel LAN infrastructure. Castor Marine will provide an end-to-end solution including installation and onboard support worldwide. This setup enables Wagenborg Shipping to enhance crew welfare and ship to shore connectivity using Castor’s global Ku-band footprint. Theo Klimp, Fleet Director at Wagenborg Shipping, said: “Increasing business and crew demand for fast and reliable internet requires an integrated IT and communication solution from a proven satellite service provider. Castor Marine is not only a satellite network operator with its own teleport facilities, but also understands and supports our IT infrastructure onboard. They are able to provide a full end-to-end solution including hardware lease, VSAT bandwidth, Inmarsat Fleetbroadband airtime and installation and support. We found in Castor Marine a partner that has, and can further develop, services to support our IT requirements over time. Castor Marine has installed VSAT systems on 9 vessels already, and our crew members are very satisfied.” Ivo Veldkamp, CEO of Castor Marine, concluded: “We are honored that Wagenborg Shipping places their trust in us. This deal also underlines our unique selling points for the maritime market: Castor Marine not only offers highly reliable maritime Ku-band services as a network operator, but also designs and support the IT infrastructure to meet the needs of business and crew welfare applications of the most demanding customers, such as Wagenborg Shipping.” Note for editor For more information, you can contact: Jeanette Barbier, +31 88 646 0100 or jeannette.barbier@castormarine.com. About Castor Marine Castor Marine is a specialized maritime communication and IT service provider serving Superyachts, Offshore and Commercial vessels. Castor Marine provides maritime VSAT, Iridium Openport, Inmarsat Fleetbroadband, 3G/4G data services and a suite of value added services such as Telephony, Crew Calling and fully integrated IT solutions on board. All maritime communications solutions are backed by strong 24/7 NOC support, on-board installation and support capabilities. Castor Marine is a division of Castor Networks a leading global VSAT network operator and Teleport operator. As owner operator of both the teleport and VSAT platforms Castor Marine can truly guarantee its service levels and provide excellent support to its customers. For more information, visit http://www.castormarine.com


News Article | May 8, 2017
Site: www.prweb.com

World-renowned innovators from higher education, government and business sectors will gather in an international summit in Hong Kong this summer to explore how to enhance universities' impacts through innovative research and teaching for the benefit of the society and mankind. The inaugural Times Higher Education (THE) Innovation & Impact Summit, co-hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and THE, will run from 31 May to 2 June 2017 at Hotel ICON in Hong Kong. A key celebratory event of PolyU's 80th anniversary, the Summit will feature keynote speeches and a series of thought-provoking panel discussions under the theme of "Powering Universities' Economic and Social Impact through Innovative Research and Teaching". PolyU Showcase The Summit will commence with a PolyU Showcase on 31 May, highlighting the four areas that PolyU innovations have been creating impacts to the economy and society, while uplifting university-industry partnership. The feature contents in the four sessions are: 1. Space, aviation and railway There will be presentations of how PolyU ventured into space, and how we developed optical fibre sensing system for railway monitoring and technologies in enhancing aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul. Visits: Aviation Services Research Centre and University Research Facility in 3D printing 2. Sustainable urban development PolyU will share how we develop and implement new technologies and solutions for sustainable urban development and smart cities, and will open up discussions of the role of higher education institutions in changing and sustaining the landscapes of urban development. Visits: Underground Utility Survey Laboratory, Construction Virtual Prototyping Laboratory and Fire Engineering Laboratory. 3. Human-centered innovation The Showcase will feature the application of human-centered innovation in genetics research in healthcare, advanced solutions to the development of the garment industry, and how research on Asian head and face shapes changes the world's perception of sizing, benefiting a host of industries that create products such as sunglasses, helmets and more. Tour: SizeChina, radiation-free scoliosis scan system, Public Design Lab. 4. Hospitality Pioneering teaching innovations in global hotel and tourism management will be highlighted and there will be Chinese wine appreciation at Vinoteca Lab. Visits: state-of-the-art facilities in School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Designer Suite by Vivienne Tam and other facilities in Hotel ICON. In the two-day Summit (1-2 June), a series of keynote addresses and panel discussions will cover a wide spectrum of topics, including: -Universities innovate to address the grand challenges -Translating research into business: turning ideas into impact -Creating and empowering entrepreneurs and future leaders -Calculating the economic and social impact of higher education These discussions will serve to inspire participating universities and organisations on how to address the global shifts in the economic, social and environmental landscape through creating and enhancing impact with higher education, research and innovations. World-class speakers include high-profile innovators, entrepreneurs and policy-makers will join, including Charles Chen Yidan, founder of Yidan Prize and core founder of Tencent Holdings Limited; Hermann Hauser, co-founder of Amadeus Capital Partners; Candace Johnson, Founder/Co-Founder SES, Loral-Teleport Europe, Europe Online, VATM, GTWN, OWNSAT, Success Europe; Greg Simon, Former executive director, White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force and Nicholas Yang, Secretary for Innovation and Technology, HKSAR government. Other influential higher education figures to address the Summit include leaders of renowned institutions from, to name just a few, Australia, England, Finland, France, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Singapore, Spain, the United States. It will be an incredible fusion of East and West. For registration, details of the PolyU Showcase and the Summit, as well as the full list of speakers, please visit the official website: https://goo.gl/kedVru


News Article | May 5, 2017
Site: www.eurekalert.org

World-renowned innovators from higher education, government and business sectors will gather in an international summit in Hong Kong this summer to explore how to enhance universities' impacts through innovative research and teaching for the benefit of the society and mankind. The inaugural Times Higher Education (THE) Innovation & Impact Summit, co-hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and THE, will run from 31 May to 2 June 2017 at Hotel ICON in Hong Kong. A key celebratory event of PolyU's 80th anniversary, the Summit will feature keynote speeches and a series of thought-provoking panel discussions under the theme of "Powering Universities' Economic and Social Impact through Innovative Research and Teaching". The Summit will commence with a PolyU Showcase on 31 May, highlighting the four areas that PolyU innovations have been creating impacts to the economy and society, while uplifting university-industry partnership. The feature contents in the four sessions are: There will be presentations of how PolyU ventured into space, and how we developed optical fibre sensing system for railway monitoring and technologies in enhancing aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul. PolyU will share how we develop and implement new technologies and solutions for sustainable urban development and smart cities, and will open up discussions of the role of higher education institutions in changing and sustaining the landscapes of urban development. The Showcase will feature the application of human-centered innovation in genetics research in healthcare, advanced solutions to the development of the garment industry, and how research on Asian head and face shapes changes the world's perception of sizing, benefiting a host of industries that create products such as sunglasses, helmets and more. Pioneering teaching innovations in global hotel and tourism management will be highlighted and there will be Chinese wine appreciation at Vinoteca Lab. Visits: state-of-the-art facilities in School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Designer Suite by Vivienne Tam and other facilities in Hotel ICON. In the two-day Summit (1-2 June), a series of keynote addresses and panel discussions will cover a wide spectrum of topics, including: These discussions will serve to inspire participating universities and organisations on how to address the global shifts in the economic, social and environmental landscape through creating and enhancing impact with higher education, research and innovations. World-class speakers include high-profile innovators, entrepreneurs and policy-makers will join, including Charles Chen Yidan, founder of Yidan Prize and core founder of Tencent Holdings Limited; Hermann Hauser, co-founder of Amadeus Capital Partners; Candace Johnson, Founder/Co-Founder SES, Loral-Teleport Europe, Europe Online, VATM, GTWN, OWNSAT, Success Europe; Greg Simon, Former executive director, White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force and Nicholas Yang, Secretary for Innovation and Technology, HKSAR government. Other influential higher education figures to address the Summit include leaders of renowned institutions from, to name just a few, Australia, England, Finland, France, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Singapore, Spain, the United States. It will be an incredible fusion of East and West. For registration, details of the PolyU Showcase and the Summit, as well as the full list of speakers, please visit the official website: https:/


The inaugural Times Higher Education (THE) Innovation & Impact Summit, co-hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and THE, will run from 31 May to 2 June 2017 at Hotel ICON in Hong Kong. A key celebratory event of PolyU's 80th anniversary, the Summit will feature keynote speeches and a series of thought-provoking panel discussions under the theme of "Powering Universities' Economic and Social Impact through Innovative Research and Teaching". The Summit will commence with a PolyU Showcase on 31 May, highlighting the four areas that PolyU innovations have been creating impacts to the economy and society, while uplifting university-industry partnership. The feature contents in the four sessions are: There will be presentations of how PolyU ventured into space, and how we developed optical fibre sensing system for railway monitoring and technologies in enhancing aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul. 2. Sustainable urban development PolyU will share how we develop and implement new technologies and solutions for sustainable urban development and smart cities, and will open up discussions of the role of higher education institutions in changing and sustaining the landscapes of urban development. The Showcase will feature the application of human-centered innovation in genetics research in healthcare, advanced solutions to the development of the garment industry, and how research on Asian head and face shapes changes the world's perception of sizing, benefiting a host of industries that create products such as sunglasses, helmets and more. Pioneering teaching innovations in global hotel and tourism management will be highlighted and there will be Chinese wine appreciation at Vinoteca Lab. Visits: state-of-the-art facilities in School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Designer Suite by Vivienne Tam and other facilities in Hotel ICON. In the two-day Summit (1-2 June), a series of keynote addresses and panel discussions will cover a wide spectrum of topics, including: •    Calculating the economic and social impact of higher education These discussions will serve to inspire participating universities and organisations on how to address the global shifts in the economic, social and environmental landscape through creating and enhancing impact with higher education, research and innovations. World-class speakers include high-profile innovators, entrepreneurs and policy-makers will join, including Charles Chen Yidan, founder of Yidan Prize and core founder of Tencent Holdings Limited; Hermann Hauser, co-founder of Amadeus Capital Partners; Candace Johnson, Founder/Co-Founder SES, Loral-Teleport Europe, Europe Online, VATM, GTWN, OWNSAT, Success Europe; Greg Simon, Former executive director, White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force and Nicholas Yang, Secretary for Innovation and Technology, HKSAR government. Other influential higher education figures to address the Summit include leaders of renowned institutions from, to name just a few, Australia, England, Finland, France, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Singapore, Spain, the United States. It will be an incredible fusion of East and West. For registration, details of the PolyU Showcase and the Summit, as well as the full list of speakers, please visit the official website: https://goo.gl/kedVru


Patent
Teleport | Date: 2011-03-02

A satellite connection apparatus (1) is provided for transport means (11) comprising: an antenna (2) of geostabilized type, suitable to track a first satellite (10) in coverage and of establishing a connection with said first satellite (10), a modem (3) capable of rendering the signal received by said antenna (2) usable by computers and the like, a position detection device (5) capable of determining the position of said transport means (11) on the globe and automatic actuator means capable of moving said antenna (2), wherein the antenna (2) is capable of automatically tracking a different satellite (10) in coverage, when the first satellite (10) is no longer in coverage following movements of the transport means.


Patent
Teleport | Date: 2016-04-22

A method includes receiving, by a receiver device, a request sent from a transmitter device. The request is identified by a case name and at least one of a type of the request and a due date of the request. The request has a transmitter priority designated by the transmitter device. The method also includes assigning, by the receiver device, a receiver priority for the request received by the receiver device. The method also includes determining a final priority by the receiver device. The final priority is based upon a combination of the transmitter priority and the receiver priority. The method further includes handling the request within the receiver device based on the final priority.


The present invention relates to a method and relative systems which can be used to allow a user accessing to a telecommunication local area network to access by means of a unique terminal device, in a generalized and unified way, even to a plurality of geographical telecommunication wide area networks. The most interesting applications of the invention are the fields, as the marine communications one, where there are particular (technical and cost-relating) difficulties or restrictions to obtain access to geographical wide area networks. This system is made up of a series of devices connected to a local area network among which there are control systems and terminals apt to carry out the access to geographical wide area networks. The described system allows, on the one hand to manage the access of local customers, and on the other hand to activate connections to geographical wide area networks by using suitable terminals. The system thus conceived allows the locally registered users and provided with a terminal only provided with interfaces apt to the local connection to carry out communication outside the local area network by using, in a transparent way for the users, the terminals belonging to the system as a whole. The various devices described and the way of their interaction allow the system to be easily usable to manage, both from a technical point of view and from the commercial one, the services which can be used by the local users.


Patent
Teleport | Date: 2014-11-07

Safety garments for use in hazardous environments are disclosed. An exemplary safety garment comprises: a first protective covering configured to cover at least part of a torso of a wearer; a second protective covering configured to cover at least part of a limb of the wearer; and a flexible panel interconnecting the first protective covering to the second protective covering. The flexible panel facilitates movement of the limb of the wearer relative to the torso of the wearer by accommodating relative movement between the first protective covering and the second protective covering. Also disclosed are a safety garment comprising a wearer-carrying harness, a safety garment comprising a refillable heat extraction pack for cooling the wearer and a safety garment comprising a deployable shield for protecting the wearer upon detection of an event.

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