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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


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


News Article | July 19, 2017
Site: www.nature.com

Iceberg set adrift from Larsen C shelf A 1-trillion-tonne iceberg has broken away from the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica. Scientists had been monitoring a rift in the shelf for the past year. Satellite measurements indicate that the segment was set adrift in the Weddell Sea sometime between 10 and 12 July. The resulting iceberg is one of the largest on record, at around 5,800 square kilometres — about the size of Delaware — and it reduced the size of the ice shelf by more than 12%. Researchers fear that the Larsen C ice shelf may become less stable as a result of the break. Discrimination suit Two researchers have sued the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, for alleged gender discrimination. Molecular biologists Katherine Jones and Victoria Lundblad filed legal complaints on 11 July with California’s state court, alleging a hostile work environment dominated by an “old boys club” culture. Lundblad’s complaint noted that 28 male Salk faculty members are full professors with tenure, whereas only 4 women have achieved the same rank. In a 13 July statement, the Salk countered that its president and most of its executive leadership team is female, and said that Jones and Lundblad, who are both tenured professors, had been treated generously relative to their male colleagues. Activist death toll At least 200 people were killed in 2016 for trying to protect natural resources or safeguard land rights — a record number, according to a report by the environmental campaign group Global Witness, headquartered in London. Almost 40% of those killed were indigenous people; others include park rangers, lawyers and staff of non-governmental organizations. Latin America saw 60% of the murders; in Brazil alone, 49 people were killed, many by Amazon loggers and landowners. In 2015, Global Witness recorded 185 killings. Quantum teleport A Chinese satellite has teleported quantum states from Earth to a satellite in orbit — the longest distance so far demonstrated for this process. In quantum teleportation, which could ultimately be used for secure communications, a particle’s quantum state is transmitted to a particle elsewhere using a different pair of ‘entangled’ particles. China’s Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS) mission has already produced pairs of entangled photons on Earth and in a satellite; it has now used these to transmit quantum states between a photon in Ngari, Tibet, and one on the satellite. The report was posted on the arXiv server on 4 July (J.-G. Ren et al. Preprint at http://arxiv.org/abs/1707.00934; 2017). Planetary portrait Jupiter’s Great Red Spot glares balefully in the closest images ever taken of this otherworldly storm. NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured the photographs on 10 July as it zipped just 9,000 kilometres above the crimson anticyclone. Astronomers have been observing the Great Red Spot since 1665, but did not have up-close images until NASA’s Voyager probes visited in 1979. In recent years, the storm has been shrinking — although it could still swallow Earth with room to spare — and Juno’s images might reveal details that explain why. The feature contains many small vortices that churn within the larger storm, as well as patterns of turbulence that ring it. The images promise to shed light on the atmospheric dynamics powering the storm both among and beneath the cloud tops. Fields medallist dies Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the most coveted award in mathematics, the Fields Medal, died on 15 July, aged 40. The Iranian mathematician, who won the award in 2014, was at Stanford University in California, and worked at the intersection of geometry and dynamics. She studied the trajectories of billiard balls, or point masses, on non-Euclidean surfaces, where parallel lines can intersect or veer apart. In 2008, she solved a long-standing problem concerning how many trajectories that do not intersect themselves can exist on such a surface. Space-council chief US President Donald Trump has chosen Scott Pace to serve as executive secretary of the National Space Council, the White House said on 13 July. Pace, currently director of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University in Washington DC, held top positions at NASA and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under former president George W. Bush. Trump has revived the National Space Council after a 24-year lapse. The group coordinates space policy among government agencies and departments, and is led by vice-president Mike Pence. DOE nomination Investment banker Paul Dabbar has been chosen by US President Donald Trump as undersecretary for science at the Department of Energy (DOE). Dabbar is the managing director for mergers and acquisitions at J.P. Morgan Chase, and has investment experience in a range of renewable and fossil-fuel technologies, according to the White House. If confirmed by the Senate, Dabbar would lead the DOE’s Office of Science, whose US$5.4-billion research portfolio ranges from biological and environmental research and advanced computing to nuclear fusion and high-energy physics. The administration has proposed cutting the Office of Science’s budget by roughly 16% in 2018. New icebreakers The US Coast Guard should build four heavy ice-breakers to replace its ageing fleet, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine said in a report released on 11 July. US scientists rely on three Coast Guard ships and a smaller ice-breaker operated by the National Science Foundation to conduct polar research. Only one of the Coast Guard’s vessels, the 41-year-old Polar Star, can break through thick ice. The Healy is not powerful enough and the Polar Sea was mothballed because of engine failure in 2010. Acquiring new heavy ice-breakers would allow the government to meet its national-security needs while ensuring scientific access to the poles, the report says. Each ship would cost about US$791 million. EU science cash The European Council of Ministers is seeking to cut next year’s proposed budget for the European Union’s flagship Horizon 2020 science-funding programme. The European Commission had sought €11.1 billion (US$12.8 billion) for 2018, but plans released by the council on 12 July cut that to €10.6 billion. The programme’s 2017 budget is €10.3 billion. The council also wants to trim the proposed budgets of the Galileo and Egnos satellite-navigation programmes, the Copernicus Earth-observation programme and the European Union’s participation in the ITER nuclear-fusion project; however, cash for the student-exchange programme Erasmus+ remains untouched. The European Parliament, which jointly decides the budget, is likely to fight for a return to the commission’s position. The parties must agree on a plan by 20 November. AI for Earth Microsoft launched a programme called AI for Earth on 12 July to make its artificial-intelligence expertise and cloud-computing resources available to Earth and environmental scientists. The company is soliciting proposals for research projects with a focus on agriculture, water use, biodiversity and climate change that involve the collection and processing of a large amount of data. Researchers need to be based in a country where Microsoft offers cloud computing. On the same day, the company also announced the creation of a 100-strong artificial-intelligence research team, which will include existing employees and new recruits. The rise of zebrafish (Danio rerio) as a research tool is highlighted in UK annual statistics on animal-research procedures, released on 13 July. Most of the 3.9 million animals used in UK labs in 2016 were mice (73%), but zebrafish numbers rose to 11% of the total, up from 8% in 2013. Tumours in zebrafish and humans grow in similar cellular environments, making the animal a popular model for some cancer researchers, notes Joel Winston, a spokesperson for Queen Mary, University of London. BGI sells shares The Chinese genomics giant BGI made its long-awaited initial public offering on 14 July. The company raised 547 million yuan (US$80 million) on the first day of trading on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Shares rose by 44% from their initial asking price, hitting the exchange’s first-day cap for share-price increase, and rose another 10% on the second day of trading. BGI, based in Shenzhen, was previously the world’s biggest genome sequencer for basic research, but has increasingly turned its focus to profitable medical applications of sequencing; it plans to use the cash to improve its tools for reproductive medicine and cancer diagnosis. Analysts say the company’s stock is still undervalued and expect it to keep rising.


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.


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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