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LOS ALTOS, CA and HACKENSACK, NJ--(Marketwired - May 9, 2017) - Tricentis, leader in software test automation, and Panaya, the leader in SaaS-based test management, today announced a first-in-industry platform for autonomous software testing in SAP environments. Autonomous SAP testing generates SAP business process tests automatically, diving deep into applications and using Machine Learning to observe and understand patterns in end user transactions. Comprehensive test algorithms observe real interactions between the user and the system, leverage Machine Learning to determine the top usage patterns eliminating redundant regression testing, and report when changes in the SAP environment could impact critical business processes. The platform integrates best-of-breed testing technologies Tricentis Tosca, which provides test automation for continuous testing, and Panaya Test Center, which provides cloud-based end-to-end test management. Autonomous SAP testing solves the dilemmas faced in both automated and manual test methodologies. Automated testing has had limited enterprise-wide adoption, while manual testing is slow and difficult to manage. Autonomous SAP testing spans test conception through validation, addressing all aspects of the functional testing lifecycle, including discovery, execution, acceleration and test management. The outcome of the analysis is a comprehensive set of use cases that reflect actual business usage, which is critical in verifying how SAP updates impact critical business processes. As a result, new or changed SAP business processes can be introduced to the market faster and with reduced business risk. The Tricentis and Panaya SAP testing platform is the culmination of joint research and development focused on the autonomous generation of a comprehensive and efficient suite of tests. Organizations using the platform can automatically protect critical business processes and the end-users' experience even as usage patterns change. The platform creates a blueprint of what to test, leveraging AI to observe user-system interactions and automatically converting usage patterns into automated and repeatable business process tests that cover multiple layers of the application architecture. Furthermore, it creates regression tests that detect defects that could impact critical business processes when the application or the application's dependencies change. The result is autonomous, continuous testing that remains in lock-step with changes in business processes. According to the Gartner Magic Quadrant, for Software Test Automation, "IT organizations struggle to move from the tactical task of testing software as part of a distinct phase or activity -- and often done manually -- to a more automated form of QA that essentially requires no human intervention... Ultimately, tests must demonstrate that applications not only work, but satisfy real business requirements."* Powered by innovative machine learning, autonomous SAP testing eliminates manually engineered scripts and enables zero-touch test case creation and maintenance. The solution ensures that Quality teams can protect critical business processes by observing actual usage behavior from production. These observations from production are then converted into automated scriptless test cases. This automation accurately reflects actual usage patterns, eliminating the challenge of business knowledge transfer. "Delivering innovation frequently without compromising quality requires a Next generation end-to-end testing platform," said Jake Klein, CEO of Panaya. "While traditional solutions such as HPQC don't engage business users and lack business process visibility, Autonomous Testing by Panaya and Tricentis addresses all aspects of a modern testing suite including automated process discovery, automatic test execution, manual test acceleration and test management. Today customers achieve up to a 50% reduction in test cycle time utilizing Panaya Test Center, and with Autonomous Testing we expect even greater efficiency and coverage." "Tricentis and Panaya co-developed this breakthrough in testing to relieve SAP key users from the burden of manually creating, executing, and maintaining business process tests," said Wolfgang Platz, Founder and CPO of Tricentis. "A recent survey of the SAP installed base found that approximately 72 percent of SAP installations are verified with manual tests. This slows the pace of innovation and injects a tremendous amount of risk into the release process. Our autonomous SAP testing delivers fully automated business process tests for regression testing. This is critical for reducing risk while accelerating the release of critical business functionality. But more so, this joint offering is the missing link to helping organizations accelerate transformative business processes without increasing risk." For More Information Panaya and Tricentis will showcase Autonomous SAP Testing at SAPPHIRE 2017 to be held May 16-18, 2017, in Orlando. As a Diamond Sponsor Panaya (An Infosys company) will address multiple topics including SAP Testing for S/4HANA. Panaya will exhibit at booth 700. Tricentis will exhibit at booth 1337. For more information, visit either Panaya (http://go.panaya.com/sap-sapphire-now-2017.html) or Tricentis (https://www.tricentis.com/autonomous-sap-testing-sapphire/) With Panaya, an Infosys company, organizations can accelerate application change and continuous delivery of innovation. Panaya provides cloud based test management, test automation and application lifecycle solutions that ensure collaboration between the business and IT. Enabling faster release velocity while ensuring quality, Panaya delivers an optimized user experience with end to end visibility of the application lifecycle. Since 2008, 1,600 companies in 62 countries, including a third of the Fortune 500, have been using Panaya to deliver quick quality change to enterprise applications. Tricentis, the Continuous Testing Company, specializes in agile market leading software testing tools for enterprises. We help Global 2000 companies adopt DevOps and gain success by achieving automation rates of over 90%. Our integrated software testing solution, Tricentis Tosca, consists of a unique Model-based Test Automation and Test Case Design approach, encompassing risk-based testing, test data management and provisioning, service virtualization, and more. Prominent analysts have recognized us as a Leader in both Software Test Automation and in Functional Automation Tools, with Model-based Test Automation as our standout feature. Tricentis' 400+ customers include global names from the Top 500 brands such as HBO, Toyota, Allianz, BMW, Starbucks, Deutsche Bank, Lexmark, Orange, A&E, Vantiv, Vodafone, Telstra and UBS. For regular news and information about Tricentis and the automated testing market, like and follow the company on: ©Tricentis and Tosca are registered trademarks of Tricentis. Panaya and Panaya Test Center are trademarks or registered trademarks of Panaya. Other trade names used in this document are properties of their respective owners.


News Article | May 17, 2017
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"NFV interoperability is a critical aspect of moving NFV from the lab into deployment," said Alexander Haväng, CTO for Procera Networks. "Procera's participation in this testing demonstrates our commitment to accelerating the movement to deployable NFV solutions for network operators, and multi-vendor MANO testing is critical to moving large-scale NFV demplyments forward." The testing included 7 vendors, with 4 NFVi platforms, 3 MANO platforms, and 4 VNFs participating in the testing. The test results are available in the test report available at http://www.eantc.de/fileadmin/eantc/downloads/News/2017/EANTC-NIA_BCE2017-WhitePaper-FINAL.pdf The New IP Agency (NIA) (www.newipagency.com) is a not-for-profit independent initiative providing information, education, analysis, community services and testing to support and accelerate the development of a global economy based on open, advanced, virtualized IP networks. EANTC (European Advanced Networking Test Center) is internationally recognized as one of the world's leading independent test centers for telecommunication technologies. Based in Berlin, Germany, the company offers vendor-neutral consultancy and realistic, reproducible high-quality testing services since 1991. Customers include leading network equipment manufacturers, tier-1 service providers, large enterprises and governments worldwide. EANTC's proof of concept, acceptance tests and network audits cover established and next-generation fixed and mobile network technologies. http://www.eantc.com Procera Networks is a leading provider of virtualized Network Intelligence enablement platforms for Communications Providers, Enterprises and Governments. The continued development of its award-winning ScoreCard and eVolution technologies, in addition to the benefits its solutions hold for network operators around data insights, traffic management, and policy control, means Procera is capable of meeting the ever-changing needs of service providers both today and in the future. For more information, visit http://www.proceranetworks.com or follow Procera on Twitter @ProceraNetworks. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/procera-networks-participates-in-nia-and-eantc-testing-event-for-bce-2017-300459144.html


Eco Marine Power and Strategic Partners to Offer Renewable Energy Solutions for Offshore Applications Marine solar power, batteries, mounting frames and computer systems to be customized for jack-up rigs and offshore platforms. Fukuoka, Japan, May 01, 2017 --( Batteries approved for marine use will be supplied in co-operation with The Furukawa Battery Company and initially include the Furukawa Cycle Power (FCP) and Ultra Battery (UB) series. Both these battery series are based upon Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) technology and have proven to be reliable, safe, cost effective and are over 90% recyclable. UB-50-12 batteries have been recently selected by EMP for a marine solar power demonstration system at the Onomichi Marine Tech Test Center. For offshore marine solutions, Teramoto Iron Works will provide marine grade frames for solar panels and batteries plus assist with engineering design. These products can also be combined with its TM-600 jack-up system – an offshore jack-up rig system suitable for offshore wind platforms. The hydraulic cylinders used by the TM-600 each have a lifting capacity of 600 ton with a 4 cylinder system having a total lifting capacity of 2400 ton. Additionally EMP will promote its Aquarius Marine Solar Power package to companies operating within the offshore sector including shipyards, offshore platform operators and rig owners. This package can also include the Aquarius Management and Automation System which is supplied in co-operation with KEI System Ltd and low power consumption LED lighting. EMP, Teramoto Iron Works, The Furukawa Battery Company and KEI System will present their expanded range of products and solutions during IMPA Singapore on the 11th & 12th May, 2017. For further details about products and solutions available from EMP please see: http://www.ecomarinepower.com/products Fukuoka, Japan, May 01, 2017 --( PR.com )-- As part of an ongoing strategy to bring renewable energy solutions to the maritime sector, Eco Marine Power (EMP) along with its strategic partners will jointly offer products and solutions for offshore applications including offshore wind platforms, oil rigs and jack-up systems. These products and solutions will incorporate marine solar power, batteries, integrated monitoring systems and engineering and design services.Batteries approved for marine use will be supplied in co-operation with The Furukawa Battery Company and initially include the Furukawa Cycle Power (FCP) and Ultra Battery (UB) series. Both these battery series are based upon Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) technology and have proven to be reliable, safe, cost effective and are over 90% recyclable. UB-50-12 batteries have been recently selected by EMP for a marine solar power demonstration system at the Onomichi Marine Tech Test Center.For offshore marine solutions, Teramoto Iron Works will provide marine grade frames for solar panels and batteries plus assist with engineering design. These products can also be combined with its TM-600 jack-up system – an offshore jack-up rig system suitable for offshore wind platforms. The hydraulic cylinders used by the TM-600 each have a lifting capacity of 600 ton with a 4 cylinder system having a total lifting capacity of 2400 ton.Additionally EMP will promote its Aquarius Marine Solar Power package to companies operating within the offshore sector including shipyards, offshore platform operators and rig owners. This package can also include the Aquarius Management and Automation System which is supplied in co-operation with KEI System Ltd and low power consumption LED lighting.EMP, Teramoto Iron Works, The Furukawa Battery Company and KEI System will present their expanded range of products and solutions during IMPA Singapore on the 11th & 12th May, 2017.For further details about products and solutions available from EMP please see: http://www.ecomarinepower.com/products Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Eco Marine Power


News Article | November 29, 2016
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PITTSBURGH, PA (November 29, 2016) -- Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (NKI), the leader in clinical eye-tracking and non-invasive neuro-otologic diagnostic testing, announced today the publication of an important study in the field of concussion detection that illustrates the potential clinical utility of an integrated, multi-modal battery of oculomotor, vestibular, and reaction time (OVRT) tests. The paper, titled "Oculomotor, Vestibular, and Reaction Time Tests in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury," is jointly authored by investigators from the University of Pittsburgh, San Diego Naval Medical Center, Madigan Army Medical Center, NKI, and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The results of this novel study indicate the value of a clinical tool that can aid doctors in the timely and objective detection of concussive symptoms. "Objective diagnosis is vital in the management of concussion. This study will pave the way for tools that can be used at the point of injury, as well as in the emergency room or a provider's office," says Michael E. Hoffer, M.D., co-lead author and Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) are diagnosed following a head injury when the Glasgow Coma Scale is 13 or greater and the loss of consciousness and/or confusion is less than 30 minutes. Most TBIs that occur each year are mild, commonly called concussions. According to a 2016 report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), TBIs accounted for approximately 2.5 million emergency department (ED) visits, hospitalizations, or deaths in the U.S. in 2010. Concussions contributed to approximately 50,000 deaths in 2010. The number of mTBIs is believed to be higher than 2.5 million annually, however, given that ED visits for a TBI have trended up in recent years (CDC cites a 70% increase during the period 2001-2010), and many who are injured do not visit an ED or hospital for assessment or treatment. Individuals with mTBI can complain of short-term or long-term cognitive problems, headaches, attention deficits, sleeping issues, and/or light sensitivity. While any one concussion may not be debilitating, multiple concussions -- particularly if repeat concussions happen before the patient has recovered -- can "add up," and cumulative effects can be devastating. The 18-to-45-year-old male and female population on whom data were collected participated in a battery of OVRT tests on I-Portal® NOTC's (Neuro-Otologic Test Centers) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, San Diego, and Madigan Army Medical Center. The researchers evaluated and compared one set of 100 controls to 50 concussions (mTBI), "Cohort 1", and a second set of 100 controls to 50 concussions, "Cohort 2". The subjects had all been diagnosed as concussed by an emergency room doctor. Testing occurred approximately 2.6 days post-concussive event on average. The study results reveal promising sensitivities and specificities exceeding 97% and 89%, respectively. "It is no surprise that no single test was able to generate results that clearly identify a concussion. Rather, successful separation of controls from concussions required a combination of tests," says Howison Schroeder, CEO of Neuro Kinetics. The study protocol included sixteen OVRT tests, ten of which are already cleared by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for vestibular and neuro-otologic evaluation. Lead author Dr. Carey Balaban, Professor of Otolaryngology, Neurobiology, Communication Sciences & Disorders, and Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh, states: "This study provides a basis for a new generation of objective diagnostic tools for concussion that uses traditional oculomotor and vestibular tests. It offers the considerable advantage of not requiring baseline testing." "We are excited by such highly sensitive and specific results, and thank the Department of Defense for supporting such a transformational study," says Schroeder. Majority funding for this study was provided by the Department of Defense's Army Medical Research and Material Command and its Hearing Center of Excellence under Contract No. W81XWH-12-C-0205. Additional funding was awarded by the Head Health Challenge II sponsors, which include the National Football League, Under Armour, Inc., and General Electric Company. To learn more about NKI, please visit http://www. . Jennifer Smith Director of Media Relations University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Office: 305-243-3018 jennifer.smith@med.miami.edu Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (NKI) is the leader in clinical eye-tracking and non-invasive neuro-otologic diagnostic testing. The eye is the portal to the brain and research has shown the detection of abnormal eye responses are used to diagnose more than 200 diseases and medical conditions. With over 140 I-Portal installations, NKI's FDA cleared I-Portal® devices are sold to audiologists, ENT's, neurotologists, neuro-ophthalmologists and neurologists around the globe. The company's cleared patented diagnostic platforms include the I-Portal® NOTC (Neuro-Otologic Test Center), I-Portal® VNG (Video Nystagmography) and I-Portal® VOG (Video Oculography), along with related accessories, software, training and support services.


News Article | December 24, 2016
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NAFA has partnered with Computer Assisted Testing Service, Inc. allowing students to test at locations across the United States and Canada. Princeton, NJ, December 24, 2016 --( NAFA has partnered with Computer Assisted Testing Service, Inc. (Comira) to offer computer-based testing. Comira offers hundreds of Test Center locations: a fact that affords that more than 85 percent of the current certification candidates are located within 60 miles of a Comira Test Center. In addition to testing within an hour’s drive of their location, students will benefit by having the ability to choose when to test and by receiving real-time exam results. ”Computer-based testing will help our students move through the program at their pace and achieve their designation in a fashion that is more timely to their needs,” said NAFA Chief Executive Officer Phillip E. Russo, CAE. “Real-time results will encourage students to progress through the program, to celebrate the exams they pass, and to quickly have the opportunity to retest in a month, if they need to do so.” The CAFM®/S® designations identify excellence in fleet knowledge and the NAFA certification program is the only University-accredited program in the industry. To become certified, a student must demonstrate expertise in the eight disciplines of automotive fleet management: Asset Management, Business Management, Financial Management, Fleet Information Management, Maintenance Management, Professional Development, Risk Management, and Vehicle Fuel Management. In recognition of the body of knowledge encompassed, the CAFM® designation is now required by many employers. Certification students, whether enrolled separately in the program or as a member of a NAFA partnership, will be able to take advantage of the benefits of computer-based testing. NAFA’s certification partnership organizations include the Instituto PARAR in Brazil, the National Property Management Association (NPMA), Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA), Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association (RMFMA), Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA), and the National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA). NAFA’s corporate partners include Agile Fleet, ARI, Assetworks, Donlen, Geotab, and LeasePlan. NAFA will continue to offer paper-based testing at industry events, such as NAFA’s annual Institute & Expo, and for students outside of the limits of a Comira testing center. ”I encourage all CAFM®/S® students and fleet professionals to take advantage of the significant benefits computer-based testing provides,” Russo stated. Find out more about computer-based testing and the CAFM®/S® certification program at: http://www.fleetcertification.org. About NAFA Fleet Management Association NAFA is the association for professionals who manage fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for organizations in North America and across the globe. NAFA’s members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance, repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 4.6 million vehicles that drive an estimated 50 billion miles each year. NAFA’s members control assets and services well in excess of $100 billion each year. NAFA’s members manage fleets for corporations covering a wide range of manufacturing and service organizations, governments (whether local, state and/or federal), and public service entities (public safety, law enforcement, educational institutions, utilities, etc.); still other members serve financial institutions, insurance companies, non-profit organizations, and the like. For more information, please visit http://www.nafa.org. Princeton, NJ, December 24, 2016 --( PR.com )-- Modern business demands modern solutions: ease-of-use, flexible scheduling, and real-time results. NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA) announced today that computer-based testing is now the primary testing method for its Certified Automotive Fleet Manager/Specialist (CAFM®/S®) programs, allowing students in these programs to test when they are ready at locations across the United States and Canada.NAFA has partnered with Computer Assisted Testing Service, Inc. (Comira) to offer computer-based testing. Comira offers hundreds of Test Center locations: a fact that affords that more than 85 percent of the current certification candidates are located within 60 miles of a Comira Test Center. In addition to testing within an hour’s drive of their location, students will benefit by having the ability to choose when to test and by receiving real-time exam results.”Computer-based testing will help our students move through the program at their pace and achieve their designation in a fashion that is more timely to their needs,” said NAFA Chief Executive Officer Phillip E. Russo, CAE. “Real-time results will encourage students to progress through the program, to celebrate the exams they pass, and to quickly have the opportunity to retest in a month, if they need to do so.”The CAFM®/S® designations identify excellence in fleet knowledge and the NAFA certification program is the only University-accredited program in the industry. To become certified, a student must demonstrate expertise in the eight disciplines of automotive fleet management: Asset Management, Business Management, Financial Management, Fleet Information Management, Maintenance Management, Professional Development, Risk Management, and Vehicle Fuel Management. In recognition of the body of knowledge encompassed, the CAFM® designation is now required by many employers.Certification students, whether enrolled separately in the program or as a member of a NAFA partnership, will be able to take advantage of the benefits of computer-based testing. NAFA’s certification partnership organizations include the Instituto PARAR in Brazil, the National Property Management Association (NPMA), Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA), Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association (RMFMA), Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA), and the National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA). NAFA’s corporate partners include Agile Fleet, ARI, Assetworks, Donlen, Geotab, and LeasePlan.NAFA will continue to offer paper-based testing at industry events, such as NAFA’s annual Institute & Expo, and for students outside of the limits of a Comira testing center.”I encourage all CAFM®/S® students and fleet professionals to take advantage of the significant benefits computer-based testing provides,” Russo stated.Find out more about computer-based testing and the CAFM®/S® certification program at: http://www.fleetcertification.org.About NAFA Fleet Management AssociationNAFA is the association for professionals who manage fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for organizations in North America and across the globe. NAFA’s members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance, repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 4.6 million vehicles that drive an estimated 50 billion miles each year. NAFA’s members control assets and services well in excess of $100 billion each year.NAFA’s members manage fleets for corporations covering a wide range of manufacturing and service organizations, governments (whether local, state and/or federal), and public service entities (public safety, law enforcement, educational institutions, utilities, etc.); still other members serve financial institutions, insurance companies, non-profit organizations, and the like. For more information, please visit http://www.nafa.org. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from NAFA Fleet Management Association


News Article | December 7, 2016
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NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 7, 2016) - The New IP Agency (NIA), the not-for-profit independent initiative that provides information, education, analysis, community services and testing to support and accelerate the development of a global economy based on open, advanced, virtualized IP networks, today released a report on multi-vendor interoperability. The new report comes out as virtualized IP networking solutions evolve and issues of OpenStack variations and security emerge. More than 30 solutions from 23 vendor companies, including Cisco, Huawei, Juniper and Nokia, have been tested by the NIA and its testing partner, EANTC, since the NIA launched in early 2016. The new report provides a recap of the NIA's evaluations covering VNFs, NFVIs and Service Chaining held by the NIA throughout 2016, in addition to several new vendor combinations with Dell EMC, Fortinet, Huawei, Infoblox, Mitel, Nokia, Procera, Nokia and ZTE that were hosted as part of the NIA's VNF and NFVI evaluation. Comparing the results of evaluations hosted earlier in the year, the report notes interoperability success rates have improved gradually; however, the communications industry is still in the early stages of developing and deploying virtualized IP solutions and work still remains. As earlier NIA reports have noted, the issue of various versions of OpenStack implementations continues to be one of the communication industry's challenges. "Having tested more than 50 NFVI-VNF combinations on behalf of the NIA throughout this year, EANTC confirms successful interworking in more than two thirds of all test runs. OpenStack interfaces are the basis for this industry, which helps to create a common understanding of procedures and language," says Carsten Rossenhoevel, EANTC's managing director. "Getting multi-vendor combinations up and running is sometimes time-consuming, as expected; we disclose success as well as challenges transparently in the public test report for the benefit of service providers, vendors and open source projects." Additionally, while not yet the focus of the NIA's interoperability evaluations, the report hints at looming security challenges as vendor security policies vary and visibility into NFVI features and configurations are needed. Tackling the need for broader industry collaboration in order to improve interoperability amongst various vendors' next-generation virtualized IP networking solutions, the NIA hosts periodic interoperability evaluations with its membership base. These evaluations focus on the very same real-world interoperability challenges faced by communication service providers (CSPs) seeking to migrate their networks from legacy systems to more future-proof, virtualized -- or software-based -- networks that decouple network functions from hardware. To CSPs, the work of the NIA assists their efforts to use many of the principles of cloud computing in order to manage networks and deliver new services to end users. The test campaigns covering NFV orchestration and VNF manager to VIM interoperability will continue for the first quarter 2017. They will be followed by a multi-vendor SDN and NFV integration test in the second quarter. The NIA's most recent report on VNF and NFVI interoperability can be found here: http://www.lightreading.com/nfv/nfv-tests-and-trials/2016-nia-eantc-nfv-interoperability-test-report/d/d-id/728802 in addition to the NIA's previously published reports on VNF, NFVI and Service Chaining. About the New IP Agency The New IP Agency (NIA) (www.newipagency.com) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) (pending IRS approval) independent initiative providing information, education, analysis, community services and testing to support and accelerate the development of a global economy based on open, advanced, virtualized IP networks. For more information about the New IP Agency and how to join, please contact Jeff Hannah at hannah@newipagency.com. Follow NIA on Twitter @The_New_IP or visit http://www.NewIPAgency.com. EANTC (European Advanced Networking Test Center) is internationally recognized as one of the world's leading independent test centers for telecommunication technologies. Based in Berlin, Germany, the company offers vendor-neutral consultancy and realistic, reproducible high-quality testing services since 1991. Customers include leading network equipment manufacturers, tier-1 service providers, large enterprises and governments worldwide. EANTC's proof of concept, acceptance tests and network audits cover established and next-generation fixed and mobile network technologies. Visit http://www.eantc.com.


News Article | February 28, 2017
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Luxury cars from brands like Audi, Porsche, BMW and Lexus are some of the best autos on the road, according to the 2017 Brand Report Card from Consumer Reports, the world’s largest and most trusted independent, nonprofit consumer organization. For the second year in a row, Audi (81) earned the highest overall brand score in Consumer Reports’ annual indicator of which brands make the best cars. Porsche (78), BMW (77), Lexus (77), and Subaru (74) rounded out the top five in CR’s rankings. Though the top five brands are unchanged from last year, there was some shuffling in the standings. Porsche and BMW each rose by two spots, while Lexus fell back one spot and Subaru moved down by three. Consumer Reports’ analysis also revealed that consumers don’t have to spend luxury car money to get a quality vehicle. Kia finished just outside the lead pack in sixth place and Mazda came in seventh. CR currently recommends 100 percent of the Mazda models and 71 percent of the Kia models it has tested. “Our annual analysis reveals that building one or two great vehicles is achievable, but making a whole lineup of excellent ones is much more difficult,” said Jake Fisher, Consumer Reports director of automotive testing. In total, 31 brands were included in the 2017 Brand Report Card. To determine which brands consistently deliver cars that serve consumers well, CR tabulated the Overall Score, which is a combination of road test score, predicted reliability, owner satisfaction, and safety results for each tested model of a brand. Then CR’s auto experts averaged those scores at the brand level as an indicator of which brands make the best cars. Brands with just one tested model were omitted. CR’s rankings are based only on vehicles that are currently for sale on the market and that the organization has tested at its 327-acre Automotive Test Center in Connecticut. Just as with the organization’s comprehensive auto Ratings, CR’s Brand Report Card is intended to spur lagging automakers to put out safer, better-performing vehicles while equipping consumers with unbiased information to make better choices—leading to a better marketplace. Scores for all 31 brands included in the Consumer Reports 2017 Brand Report Card are available in the Annual Auto issue or by visiting the Consumer Reports 2017 Autos Spotlight at http://www.ConsumerReports.org/april. Two domestic brands are in the top 10 this year. Tesla made its debut in CRs rankings in eighth place, though its position is based on just two tested models. Buick’s strong reliability score was enough to balance its middling road test score and secure tenth place, just ahead of Toyota Other domestic brands didn’t fare as well as Tesla and Buick. Lincoln, Chevrolet, and Ford finished mid-pack and were largely bogged down by their inconsistent reliability scores. In a bright spot, however, 18th-ranked Cadillac was among the biggest risers, moving up six places compared with last year. Chrysler gained seven places and finished just below Cadillac. The brand has one of the higher average scores in CR’s road tests, but it’s based on just two models, the 300 and Pacifica. Neither of them earned a high enough Overall Score to be Recommended due to their below-average reliability. All other Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) brands finished close to the bottom of the rankings, with Fiat coming in last. “Chrysler is on the right track with the capable and sophisticated new Pacifica minivan, which is a real standout. If the company can spread that quality throughout its fleet, and improve its uneven reliability, its ranking in our annual analysis could continue to rise,” Fisher said. Honda was the only other Asian brand to finish in the top 10, in the number nine spot. Toyota (11) fell out of the top 10 this year due in part to disappointing reliability from the redesigned Tacoma. CR is currently Recommending 86 percent of the Honda models it has tested, and 78 percent of the Toyotas. Meanwhile, Hyundai landed close behind in the 12th position and Nissan was ranked 22nd. This year, CR does not have Brand Report Cards for Alfa Romeo, Genesis, Maserati, Ram, and Smart because the organization has fewer than two currently tested models from those makes. Ratings on individual models from those brands are available in Consumer Reports Annual Auto Issue and at http://www.ConsumerReports.org/april. The complete 2017 Brand Report Card is available in the Annual Auto Issue of Consumer Reports and online at http://www.ConsumerReports.org/april February 28, 2017. Updated daily, CR.org is the go-to website for the latest auto reviews, product news, blogs on breaking news and car buying information. Connect with us for live coverage of the Autos Spotlight, on Facebook.com/ConsumerReports and on Twitter: @ConsumerReports and @CRCars. Full coverage of the 2017 Autos Spotlight is available at http://www.ConsumerReports.org/april. About Consumer Reports Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization that works side by side with consumers to create a fairer, safer, and healthier world. For 80 years, CR has provided evidence-based product testing and ratings, rigorous research, hard-hitting investigative journalism, public education, and steadfast policy action on behalf of consumers’ interests. Unconstrained by advertising or other commercial influences, CR has exposed landmark public health and safety issues and strives to be a catalyst for pro-consumer changes in the marketplace. 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News Article | December 8, 2016
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LISHUI, China, Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tantech Holdings Ltd. (TANH) (Nasdaq: TANH) ("Tantech" or the "Company") announced today that it has successfully developed the new generation of infrared bamboo charcoal bedding articles, which feature excellent absorption, infrared and self-warming properties. These capabilities have been verified by the China National Supervision and Test Center for Eco-Product Quality, China National Supervision and Test Center for Infrared Product Quality, and Shanghai Research Institute of Chemical Industry Testing Center. The new generation of infrared bamboo charcoal bedding articles includes bamboo charcoal fiber bedclothes, health-care mattress and pillows. According to TANH engineers, the bamboo charcoal is made out of carefully-selected high quality natural Moso bamboo, or tortoise-shell bamboo, and carbonized at a temperate of 1,100 degrees centigrade. Compared to the predecessors, the new products have a more extensive micro porous structure and a higher specific surface area. By releasing abundant highly active anion, they can effectively absorb the smell of human body and eliminate sweat odor, helping revitalize and moisture skin. Meanwhile, the far infrared rays emitted by the bamboo charcoal can store energy and warm up human body to make sleep more comfortable. TANH Chairman Zhengyu Wang said the company has got rewarded for its vigorous research and development efforts. In addition to the upgraded bamboo charcoal products, the company has recently had three of its new energy vehicle models approved by the Ministry of Industry and Information for future launches. With the established postdoctoral workstation and researcher center, in the future the company will ramp up research and development on carbon materials, super electronic double layer capacitor carbon, batteries and new energy vehicles. The recent achievements will help the company lift sales, improve revenue and expand market share. As a leading bamboo charcoal manufacturer, TANH's products have long been welcomed by consumers. The company's "Dr. Charcoal" series, has launched more than 100 bamboo charcoal products that have capabilities of eliminating odor and purifying air. The "Dr. Charcoal" series, which enjoys wide recognition in China, has reached consumers in overseas markets including the United States, Japan, Korea and Europe. Established in 2001 and headquartered in Lishui City, Zhejiang Province, China, Tantech Holdings Ltd. ("Tantech" or the "Company"), together with its subsidiaries, develops and manufactures bamboo-based charcoal products, including a variety of branded consumer products and electric double-layer capacitor ("EDLC") carbon products for industrial energy applications. The Company is in the process of acquiring 100% interest in Suzhou E Motors Co., Ltd., a specialty electric vehicles and power batteries manufacturer based in Zhangjiagang City, Jiangsu Province, and aims to transform itself from a bamboo-based charcoal products producer to a vertically integrated company along the EDLC Carbon - power battery - specialty new energy vehicle value chain. For more information about Tantech, please visit: http://www.tantech.cn/en/index.asp. This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements that are other than statements of historical facts. These statements are subject to uncertainties and risks including, but not limited to, product and service demand and acceptance, changes in technology, economic conditions, the impact of competition and pricing, government regulations, and other risks contained in reports filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All such forward looking statements, whether written or oral, and whether made by or on behalf of the Company, are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement and any other cautionary statements which may accompany the forward-looking statements. In addition, the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. For more information, please contact: To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/tantech-develops-high-value-added-products-with-great-absorption-capacity-300375170.html


With Already Over 200 Global Customers, Panaya Sees the Growing Need for an End-to-end Business Process Testing Solution Panaya, the leader in end-to-end business process testing tailored to ERP, announced that Shiseido is using Panaya Test Center to undergo a major IT transformation project. With business experts spread globally, with different languages and processes, Shiseido needed a solution for test management and execution that would increase adoption and efficiency while reducing project time. To date, using Panaya, Shiseido has already completed an ERP migration that took only five months, with User Acceptance Testing (UAT) throughout its entire European division taking only five weeks. Sébastien Hebert, Technical Director EMEA at Shiseido, remarked, "To ensure we go live smoothly with our business-critical applications, we had to mobilize over 80 business users spread across 11 countries in Europe to perform user acceptance testing. Panaya helped us save 30% of our testing effort while improving the quality of our testing." Panaya Test Center  delivered test acceleration and offered Shiseido a more efficient way to manage the business process testing from an end-to-end perspective. "I could easily track the project in real time to increase our efficiency and avoid any bottlenecks. We will continue to partner with Panaya in our upcoming rollout and expect even greater value," Hebert stated. In their most recent test cycle, Shiseido used Panaya Test Center to manage and execute 840 unit tests, and 850 business process tests with 4400 transactions recorded in just under 2 months. With Panaya's SaaS solution that features easy onboarding, collaborative communications and intuitive reports, Shiseido gained greater visibility and adoption to the end-to-end business process testing cycles, which are often neglected in today's traditional testing tools. "Panaya Test Center addresses the gaps that traditional testing tools like HPQC can create, which is why more companies like Shiseido are coming onboard.  In addition, with many enterprises worldwide considering a move to S/4HANA, we are pleased with the quick adoption of Panaya Test Center in the past few weeks," commented Tim Bisley, Executive Vice President EMEA sales at Panaya.  "This is a next-generation platform for ERP change, strengthened by efficient business user testing, which dramatically cuts the time of a lengthy upgrade project." With Panaya, an Infosys company, organizations reach ERP agility faster - with zero time to change, zero risk, and zero defects. Panaya CloudQuality™ Suite enables all types of SAP® and Oracle® EBS changes. Panaya CloudQuality™ Suite delivers insights that tell you what will break, how to fix it, and what to test, helping organizations manage the testing process and collaborate between IT and business during the entire release process. Since 2008, 1,600 companies in 62 countries, including a third of the Fortune 500, have been using Panaya CloudQuality™ Suite to achieve ERP agility. http://www.panaya.com .


News Article | November 1, 2016
Site: www.prnewswire.co.uk

Panaya, the leader in ERP change analytics and cloud-based testing for SAP and Oracle platforms, announces the availability of its next generation testing platform - Panaya Test Center.  Panaya Test Center is an integrated end-to-end testing platform designed for ERP, covering the entire functional testing spectrum including Unit Testing, System Integration Testing, Regression Testing and User Acceptance Testing. Used in production today by over 80 global customers like Eaton Corporation and ABB Group, Panaya Test Center was designed from the ground up for business process testing of SAP and Oracle systems. Panaya Test Center provides a comprehensive yet simple way for functional experts and business users to perform all their testing activities faster and reduce overall testing expenses by 30%. Unlike traditional testing tools that lack end-to-end business process visibility and are only relevant to technical testing experts, Panaya Test Center provides a 100% SaaS solution, delivering easy on-boarding, a smart dashboard for increased control and visibility, and effortless documentation of test evidence. This is why a new wave of Oracle and SAP customers are standardizing on Panaya Test Center, replacing their traditional tools such as HPQC. A recent 451 Research independent research report designated Panaya Test Center as a leading solution to support postmodern ERP testing, allowing organizations to realize ERP agility, critical in the era of digital transformation. "Panaya's software complements SAP's own test workbench by making it even easier for nontechnical users to create and document their own test scripts, which is to be welcomed as companies look to digitally transform their processes, putting end users at the center of agile application change," writes Katy Ring, Research Director of IT Services at 451 Group. Panaya Test Center is intuitive and easy to use with simple onboarding, enabling quick adoption by business users. By removing all the overhead involved in testing for a casual tester, ERP customers will enable their key users to focus on their testing activities and gain in productivity. Additionally, Panaya Test Center accelerates User Acceptance Testing cycles with bottleneck prevention via Panaya system-wide defect management. "Our end-to-end testing platform staunches the hemorrhage of time and money previously wasted on manual approaches," says Doron Gerstel, CEO of Panaya. "The cloud-based technology means they don't have to install anything and can hit the ground running. The recent wave of customers replacing traditional testing tools such as HPQC is evidence to its true value." For more information, please visit http://go.panaya.com//erp_testing_solution_451research/. With Panaya, an Infosys company, organizations reach ERP agility faster - with zero time to change, zero risk, and zero defects. Panaya CloudQuality™ Suite enables all types of SAP® and Oracle® EBS changes. Panaya CloudQuality™ Suite delivers insights that tell you what will break, how to fix it, and what to test, helping organizations manage the testing process and collaborate between IT and business during the entire release process. Since 2008, 1,600 companies in 62 countries, including a third of the Fortune 500, have been using Panaya CloudQuality™ Suite to achieve ERP agility. http://www.panaya.com

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